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Microsoft officially cancelled the Project Astoria

Microsoft officially confirmed that they cancelled the  Project Astoria. This plan was first revealed at the 2015 Build developer conference. Astoria plan helped developers with existing Android apps to bring their apps to Windows, and provide a way to integrate with Universal Windows Platform capabilities.

Microsoft officially announced Project Astoria along with  project “Islandwood” ( Windows Bridge for iOS) at Build last year. But after few months, there was no update regarding the Project Astoria.

Microsoft stated:

We also announced the Windows Bridge for Android (project “Astoria”) at Build last year, and some of you have asked about its status. We received a lot of feedback that having two Bridge technologies to bring code from mobile operating systems to Windows was unnecessary, and the choice between them could be confusing. We have carefully considered this feedback and decided that we would focus our efforts on the Windows Bridge for iOS and make it the single Bridge option for bringing mobile code to all Windows 10 devices, including Xbox and PCs. For those developers who spent time investigating the Android Bridge, we strongly encourage you to take a look at the iOS Bridge and Xamarin as great solutions.

But good new is that Microsoft is actively developing Project Islandwood and earlier this week, Microsoft announced its plans to acquire Xamarin.

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