Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile preview versions can now unofficially access Google Play Store

Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile preview versions can now unofficially access Google Play Store
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Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile Hacked To Run Google Play Store

Is that a goodnews for windows 10 OS users? bidness has some tips for us.
A polish hacker by the name of Karov_mm claims to have loaded the popular Play Store in Windows 10 Mobile. Project Astoria on Windows 10 Mobile promises to bring Android applications on the platform; but the mere thought of having the entire Play Store on Windows is just mind-boggling. Microsoft Corporation is currently working on Windows 10 Mobile, after the successful launch of the PC version last month. In doing so, Microsoft will compete with the duopoly of Apple Inc. and Google Inc. within the smartphone industry. Many have played down the possibility that the upcoming Windows 10 Mobile will be a major force disrupting the prevailing dominance of Apple and Google. Windows 10 Mobile will be considered a worthy competitor only if it offers users more applications than Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store.
Previously, hackers managed to side-load Android packages for Google Play Services on Windows; however, they failed to get adopted due to insufficient permissions. Karov_mm was able to avoid qualms regarding permissions while loading Android files by using chmod from adb shell. Furthermore, the hacker uploaded screen shots that displayed the Google Play Store running flawlessly on the Windows platform.



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If such hacks continue to work on the upcoming builds of Windows 10 Mobile, then users can look forward to having an entire Google ecosystem readily available. Interested users should take note that trying to get Windows 10 Mobile devices to run Android APKs could easily brick the device. Microsoft will not provide any kind of safeguard against such an instance; one should therefore wait until the release of the device.
Microsoft Lumia devices currently compatible with Google Play Services and Android APIs include Lumia 435, Lumia 635 (1GB RAM variant), Lumia 730, Lumia 820, Lumia 830, Lumia 920, Lumia 925, Lumia 928, Lumia Icon, Lumia 930, and Lumia 1520. However, these should run on the Windows 10 Preview build for the services to work.
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