Microsoft Surface Phone to Support Android and iOS Apps, latest rumours indicate

Microsoft Surface Phone: The upcoming Surface Phone from Microsoft may be just a rumoured device for now, but that has been no reason for the flames of speculation to be doused. Despite the lack of any official clarification from Microsoft, a flurry of leaks and rumours have helped shed light on what we can expect to see in the upcoming device. We have already reported that the Microsoft Surface Phone may be released next year at prominent events either in January or in February. But newest reports indicate that the Microsoft Surface Phone may turn out to be more than just a Windows 10 smartphone.

Microsoft Surface Phone
The Microsoft Surface Phone may be launched in early 2017.

According to a report in PhoneRadar, the upcoming Surface Phone from Microsoft may offer support for Android and iOS apps along with the regular array of Windows applications. The plan may be a way for the company to really enter the market as a tough contender for Android and Apple smartphones, both of which score much higher among users for the wide array of free apps that they support. Windows smartphones have failed to garner devotees with the far fewer apps that it has on offer. Running Android and iOS apps on top of Windows apps will certainly give the Microsoft Surface Phone an edge over existing and upcoming Android and iOS devices. However, it is important to note that the report could provide no source to back up the rumour.

Microsoft does have other options to make the Surface Phone a coveted device among Android and iOS users. The tech giant can certainly tie up with developers to create unique apps specifically built for the platform before it launches. At this point, it is hard to say anything considering that the status of the Microsoft Surface Phone itself remains a bit of a mystery. However, reputed leaksters like Evan Blass have been tweeting about what we could see in the upcoming smartphone, which means that its dubious existence is no impediment to the hype surrounding the device.

Earlier rumours about the Microsoft Surface Phone suggest that there are good things waiting in the pipeline. The upcoming smartphone is supposed to house an Intel processor under the hood, and with the new 14nm Kaby Lake processor from Intel slated to come soon to devices, it might just be the one to power the upcoming smartphone. In terms of memory, the Microsoft Surface Phone will pack in either 6GB or 8GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of storage. In terms of features, the Microsoft Surface Phone is expected to share a few notable ones with the Surface Pro 4, which may see the inclusion of the stylish Surface Pen. The Microsoft Surface Phone is also expected to sport a unique fingerprint scanning system.

The only way to confirm all of this would be to wait for an official unveiling from Microsoft, so let’s sit tight until then for more news.

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