Cyanogen, the ROM developement team turned corporation, has announced a partnership with Microsoft in which it will bundle Microsoft apps with Cyanogen OS. Cyanogen has been working to “set Android free” from Google, claiming that the company has tainted the open source vision of the OS by setting certain requirements on ... Read More »
Last year, Microsoft launched an app called Office Lens to make Windows Phones portable scanners. Now the company is bringing the portable scanning frenzy to Android, albeit in a preview mode for now.
On Thursday, April 2, Microsoft officially unveiled Office Lens for Android and confirmed the app will have a public launch within the ... Read More »
Microsoft is bringing its virtual assistant, Cortana, to Android. The news comes as part of a report from Reuters that also revealed Microsoft’s efforts to create a more advanced version of Cortana based on artificial intelligence. The initiative is reportedly called Einstein and focuses on being able to read and understand ... Read More »
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Earlier in February, a report surfaced that suggested Microsoft was planning to drop a large sum of money for the popular Sunrise Calendar app. Turns out those rumors were spot-on, as Microsoft has just confirmed the purchase.
On Wednesday, February 11, Microsoft confirmed the acquisition of the Sunrise Calendar app via a video they ... Read More »
Samsung and Microsoft have agreed to end their royalties dispute. The two companies went at it last year over a contract that forced Samsung to pay patent royalties for Android to Microsoft. Nearly all manufacturers using Android have a similar contract with Microsoft, but Samsung has been looking for ... Read More »
Samsung looks to be going rogue in this year’s processor game. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processor is being regarded as the go-to processor for 2015′s flagship devices. Samsung, however, isn’t biting. Reports have come out stating that the company will be passing on the Snapdragon 810 and instead opting to uRead More »
Microsoft is reportedly investing in Cyanogen, the Android modding company that’s seeking to “take Android away from Google.” Many remember Cyanogen as the former Android modding community that worked to create and maintain CyanogenMod, a popular ROM for rooted Android users. The core team became an official ... Read More »
Today heralds good news for Android users who use Microsoft’s software services. Microsoft is officially launching its suite of Office apps for Android tablets. This includes Word for Android tablets, Excel for Android tablets and PowerPoint for Android tablets. All three apps are now available for ... Read More »
Microsoft may be a company that has plenty of its own projects out in the world, but that hasn’t stopped them from broadening the scope of their approach to a more multi-platform strategy.
On Thursday, Microsoft officially announced that its most popular suite of MSN apps is now available for Android. For users of MSN ... Read More »