This information comes from sources familiar with Microsofts’ plans, according to The Verge.
That would match BlackBerry’s 10 OS offering, where Google Play APKs can be side loaded very easily, to the likes of the BlackBerry Z30 handset – running the latest version of the platform.
The companys’ plans are noted to be in the early stages, but an insider said Microsoft is in favour of the idea of enabling Android apps inside its Windows and Windows Phone stores.
Others, are said to believe it could lead to the death of the Windows Platform, altogether.
The title added that the mixed (and strong) feelings internally, highlight that Microsoft will need to be careful with any radical move.
This could be an alternative to the company’s alleged plans to want a dual booting Windows Phone/Android handset.
Omio reported that Microsoft had approached HTC with this request, possibly to try and increase the footprint of Windows Phone.
That was in October last year, although we haven’t heard any more about this.
It could still be early days, where if any of these were to happen, it wouldn’t be anytime soon