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Microsoft might not need Android to solve its app problem after all

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A recent report suggested that Microsoft is seriously considering adding support for Android apps to both the Windows and Windows Phone platforms. As it turns out, however, Microsoft might be able to solve its app problem without turning to Google’s dominant mobile platform for help.

According to a series of purported leaked slides posted to Twitter by self-professed Microsoft fanboy “Roman L.,” earlier reports were on the money and Microsoft plans to continue erasing the barriers between Windows and Windows Phone, allowing developers to release universal apps that work on both platforms.

Of course, we’re not talking about being able to run Photoshop and Quickbooks on your smartphone, but Microsoft’s new solution will seemingly allow developers to create a single app that will run on Windows 8 and Windows RT devices (Metro style apps, to use the old moniker) as well as on Windows Phones.

Two more leaked slides with additional details follow below, and more details will likely be unveiled by Microsoft at its upcoming BUILD developer conference.

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