Android to Windows 10

Microsoft has already announced its plans to help Android developers convert their apps so they work on Windows 10 Mobile. Now a document leak has revealed more information on those tools, which have the code name "Project Astoria".

The document, as posted by WMPowerUser reveals, among other things, that Android apps on their own won't need any modifications to the code when they are converted to Windows 10 Mobile apps under "Project Astoria". Modifications will be needed if an Android app used Google Play Services. The document also shows that Microsoft plans to release "Project Astoria" SDK tools for both Windows and Mac.

Microsoft is currently testing "Project Astoria" in an invite-only private beta with a number of Android developers, and plans to release a public preview version later this fall. Earlier this week, the company released an early version of its Windows Bridge for iOS tools to the open source community, with a full release planned for later this fall. Microsoft has already released tools that will allow web-based apps to run in the new Windows 10-based store, but tools to covert desktop Windows apps to the Windows Store won't be available until sometime in 2016.

Source: WMPU