Top Android news of the week: Windows phone, Samsung overheating, and Google apps

In the news this week were rumors that Microsoft is thinking about running Android apps, Samsung is changing processors due to overheating issues, and a simple way to get Google apps on custom ROMs.
Written by James Kendrick, Contributor

Rumor: Microsoft considering support for running Android apps

A report surfaced this week that claims Microsoft is considering letting Windows Phone owners run Android apps. The lack of apps compared to the competition has long plagued Windows Phone, and this would be a way to deal with that situation.

If Microsoft did allow running Android apps on Windows devices it should make it easier to get Android device owners to switch to Windows Phone, or Windows 10.

Source: The Information

Samsung drops Qualcomm over overheating issue

The Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor by Qualcomm has been delayed for a while. The company says it will be released soon, but information has surfaced that may impact the release.

Samsung is said to have dropped plans to use the new Snapdragon processor due to overheating exposed during testing. The company planned on putting this processor in the upcoming Galaxy S6.

This information comes from an anonymous source so it should be taken with a grain of salt.

Source: Android Community

Installing Google Apps on custom ROM systems

Android power users are fond of pushing their devices to the limits. This often involves installing custom ROMs to replace the official Android OS that shipped on their device.

Having a custom ROM means losing easy access to Google's apps. That has changed with a software package that appeared on the web making downloading and installing the Android service and the apps.

Source: Technobuzz

Google wants to sell you cellular service

The folks at Google want to own your entire Android experience. To do that they'd have to handle your cellular service, and according to CNET that's what they want to do.

The report states that Google is in discussions with Sprint and T-Mobile to get access to their networks for selling to Android customers.

Source: CNET

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