By Peter Cullen/TechCrunch”We are not the first to write about this,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said, in a post on the company’s blog announcing the project.
“We are just the first.”
“We have a lot of people in the industry who would like to see this technology succeed,” Nadellas comments.
“This is not an experiment, this is not a novelty.
We are building an open source platform that will make it easier for developers to develop apps, better for customers to manage their apps, and more secure for users.”
Microsoft, Canonical, Google, and other companies involved in this effort have made the emulator a centerpiece of their efforts to enable the creation of new Android apps.
In the past, they have built and tested emulator software that is available for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, and MacOS.
Microsoft, for example, has developed a tool for Windows, which enables users to build and run Android apps, but also offers a tool that makes it easy for developers and users to work with a variety to build their own Android apps and games.
Microsoft, however, did not provide details on how this project will work.
It is unknown if Canonical plans to continue supporting the emulator in the future, or if this project is a separate effort.
The Canonical emulator also does not appear to be open source.
Microsoft is also not offering a way for anyone to install and run this software.
This is the third major effort to bring the development of Android into the open.
Last week, Google announced it had begun working with Canonical on an Android emulator, and Canonical announced it would release the Android emulator in April.
Google and Canon is hoping to launch this emulator on a more stable platform, and is also looking into licensing this software to other companies.
The Google Android emulator will be powered by the Linux kernel, which has been available for Linux since 2006.
In addition, Google is currently working on an ARM-based version of the emulator.
Microsoft has a number of projects, including the Linux port of Microsoft Office and Office 2010.
Microsoft and Canon also announced a partnership with the Linux Foundation last week.