Microsoft Build 2015: Windows gearing up for big changes?

Microsoft Build 2015, developers conference which commenced on April 29, and is currently in full swing, has availed full details on the road map for Windows 10 as one operating system across PCs, smartphones, tablets, and the Xbox One game console.

Microsoft focus on multiple platforms has come to fore even as it demoed what is liken to running Windows apps on a PC – or what it called “universal apps”.

The company has clarified on the rumor that Android apps will be able to run on the new Windows platform, announcing that developers not only can port their Android app codes to Windows 10, but also iOS apps. It is enabling this with two new software development kits: Java and C++ code (Android), and for iOS developers, Objective C code.

The apps will port over to Windows as universal apps and can equally be used on Windows 10 desktops.

Developers hoping to expand their app offering to Windows 10 will have lesser friction, as they can reuse their Android code to bring their apps to Windows 10 and iOS apps can be converted to Windows 10 apps.
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