Connect with us

Upcoming Mobiles

Microsoft Surface Phone Might Support Android & iOS Apps, to Launch in 2017



The Windows 10 powered Surface Phone from Microsoft has been in the rumors for so long time. Though there is no official indication from Microsoft about the Surface Phone becoming a reality, the latest rumors made the device to worth a wait. The Lumia smartphones running on Windows OS never looked like a serious competitor to the iOS and Android smartphones. One important problem with the Windows devices is the lack of apps. Not many developers are interested in creating a Windows app along with iOS and Android apps. Currently, Windows Phone occupies less than 1% of global market share.

While there is no certain source back this, the latest rumor is that the Surface Phone will be able to run both Android and iOS apps on top their own Windows apps. The device is expected to launch in first half of 2017 and might compete with several other upcoming flagship devices like Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6. Microsoft owning the domain also made us believe a little more about the possible launch of Surface Phone. The kickstand which is popular on the Surface Tablets might be included on the Surface Phone as well.

We can expect some beefy specifications to give seamless experience while using continuum dock to work on a bigger display. Last year’s Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL will be the last flagship devices in the Lumia series. While there are many Android smartphones rumored to come with 8GB of RAM, the Surface Phone might be the first one to be made official. It might come powered by the upcoming Intel’s Kaby Lake processor. While the Kaby Lake processors run on 64-bit X86 architecture, we don’t think all the Android apps will be compatible.

While the Android apps can be somehow made run on the Windows OS, we aren’t sure how the iOS apps will be available outside of the Apple ecosystem. Take all these details with a pinch of salt and wait for the official confirmation in the coming months. Recently, Evleaks has posted the images of a Windows powered device that comes powered by a laptop-class Intel processor. While everyone thought that to be a Surface Phone, later it is revealed to be a Dell mini tablet with cellular connectivity feature.

Continue Reading

Recommended Video

Connect on Facebook

Top 5

Top 53 months ago

Top Features of the Vivo V7 Plus Smartphone

Vivo has finally unveiled the all-new selfie-centric smartphone dubbed Vivo V7 Plus in India. Though it is the successor to V5...

Top 55 months ago

Top 5 Best Performing Smartphones Under Rs 30,000 You Can Buy in August 2017

2017 has been an amazing year for smartphones. We have seen some really great smartphones launching this year so far...

Top 57 months ago

Top 5 Features of the Panasonic Eluga Ray Smartphone

Panasonic launched the new Eluga Ray smartphone here in India a couple of weeks back. This is yet another offering...

Top 51 year ago

Top 3 Smartphones from UMi you should take a look at

UMi is a Chinese smartphone manufacturing company that has launched a couple of smartphones previously. The smartphone manufactured by the...

Top 51 year ago

Fix Top 5 Pokemon Go Problems like Server Issues, GPS error, Battery Drain

Pokémon Go by Niantic began rolling out to players across the globe, and like all any other new game release,...

Top 51 year ago

Top 5 Features of Samsung Galaxy On5 Pro & On7 Pro Smartphones

The South Korean smartphone manufacturer Samsung, has been doing pretty good job with the budget smartphone lineup. They have introduced...

iPhone 6s - 1750mAh Battery iPhone 6s - 1750mAh Battery
Top 51 year ago

5 Tips to Make your Smartphone Battery Last till the End of the Day

Smartphones are the most useful piece of gadget that we own, which helps us get our jobs done easily. We...

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus - Top Features Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus - Top Features
Top 52 years ago

5 Most Important Features of Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+

Samsung fans must be in awe this year, as they’ve got to see two new flagship devices within the span...

Top 5 Missing Features on Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Top 5 Missing Features on Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Top 52 years ago

Top 5 Missing Features on Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Samsung has launched the much-anticipated smartphone ‘Galaxy Note 5‘ with not much improvements over specifications, but you can find the...

Samsung Glaxat Note 5 Featured image Samsung Glaxat Note 5 Featured image
Top 52 years ago

Top 5 – Most Important features of Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Samsung Galaxy Note 5, the biggest announcement by Samsung Mobiles in New York. The features of the device are pretty...