You know the drill. The developers of an alternative OS to Android come up with the claim that their platform and devices will be able to run Android apps. BlackBerry 10 OS. Sailfish OS. Other platforms that have proposed same include: Tizen OS, Windows 10 Mobile and Firefox OS. I probably left out a thousand other platforms that were once rumoured or that once promised the ability to run Android apps. Please fill in the gap.
But it is all getting tiring. As we saw with BB10 OS, Android apps didn’t always run well outside of its native waters. Looking at Windows 10 Mobile’s UI, Android apps aren’t likely to fit in or always run well on it either. I am not holding my breath for any of the others. Perhaps sometime in the near future, someone will come up with an implementation that works, but if I got a dollar for every time someone claimed that their platform would run Android apps, just perhaps I would be rich by now.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.