Following months of inactivity, Microsoft is admitting that its Android-bridge Windows 10 Project Astoria effort is dead.
Remember Steve Ballmer? Of course you do. Of course current Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella does. Ballmer’s the largest shareholder of the company. And while you may have slights against Ballmer’s corporate management tactics, he certainly has a beef with Microsoft’s financial reporting practices.
Microsoft had its annual shareholders meeting today. The company projected an annualized rate of sales that would grow the company’s cloud business to $20 billion by 2018.
Ballmer is not happy that the Redmond giant would not disclose profit margins or sales [...]
This year’s Build was centered around the Windows 10 experience. Yes, apps are pretty important to that experience. Developers were told that if they weren’t on the boat already, they could jump on with ease with the announcement of porting and emulation bridging of iOS and Android with Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. The iOS trail was dubbed Project Islandwood while Android emulation went under Project Astoria.
Unfortunately, the latter effort seems to have been stopped “indefinitely,” according to multiple insider sources. Microsoft has not [...]