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Posted on 2013-12-04
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Last Modified: 2014-11-12

Does anyone know if Microsoft plans to release a coding platform where
you can build software that runs on an android device
Question by:Murray Brown
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by:Dave Baldwin
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Unlikely.  The Android platform comes from Google which is a competitor for the Windows phone.
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by:Dave Baldwin
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I don't know about those.  Mono for Linux doesn't have a very good reputation.
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by:Philip Pinnell
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Most development for Android is in Java and you are not likely ton find anything useful in the Java development world from MS not least for Dave's reason above.

A good place to start is using the Eclipse Java IDE with the Android plugins see


This is a good place to start


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Éric Moreau earned 2000 total points
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Microsoft is already partnering with Xamarin: http://xamarin.com/
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by:Philip Pinnell
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Didn't know that.

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by:Murray Brown
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