Microsoft has been inking deals with Android hardware manufacturers to make sure that many of its Office apps come pre-installed on the hardware. Samsung was part of the initial announcement, with several other regional manufacturers thrown in for good measure. Now, Microsoft has added yet another laundry list of companies to the mix, including two ... Read More »
Digital assistants on smartphones and other mobile devices have become quite the focal point for the major companies, with not only Apple and Google getting into the fun, but Microsoft as well. For those that have Android-based smartphones, but have longed to get Microsoft’s digital assistant, Cortana, the wait is almost over.
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After a long period of development, Microsoft has released its Hyperlapse app to let users create time lapses with their phone. The app is available for Windows Phone and Android, though the Android version does have a beta tag, indicating some remaining bugs in the app. Nonetheless, Hyperlapse is free for Android users ... Read More »
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Windows Mobile (yes, that is the official new, old name) hasn’t had an easy life. While Android and iOS continue to thrive and dominate the smartphone industry, getting all the latest apps and games usually within days of each other, Windows Mobile is struggling to make up ground, picking up whatever scraps it can. ... Read More »
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 »
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 »