According to a report from The Verge, future Windows phones, handsets and computers could run android apps. This would be done to bridge the “app gap” between Android and iOS.
The ubiquity of android and its library of new apps will help solves the issues that stem from Windows phone apps. However, since the Window’s phones would likely not have access to Google play, they would not run the same API as an official Google Android advice. It is also important to keep in mind the differences between Android and Windows phones in design and language.
This support is similar to Blackberry’s Android runtime, a feature which in its latest release allows Blackberry 10 devices to run Android apps alongside BB10 apps. Similarly, last year it was reported Microsoft had reached out to HTC over installing Windows Phone as a dual-boot option on some of its Android phones.
Any move towards official Android support would have far reaching consequences for both Microsoft and Google. If Microsoft does decide to work with Android, it will be interesting to see how this impacts the sales and development of new windows apps.