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Cyanogen's Microsoft deal includes removable apps and 'contextual' suggestions

As details emerge, the Cyanogen/Microsoft deal isn't nearly as cringeworthy as many originally suspected. There aren't a whole lot of Android users out there who enjoy seeing the words "Microsoft apps included" when it comes to their devices — and this goes back a long, long way — and power...
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Microsoft reportedly invests in Cyanogen Inc., world predictably freaks out

The Wall Street Journal today on its Digits blog dropped word that Microsoft is "putting money into Cyanogen." No dollar amount figures were listed by the Journal's anonymous sources, thought it is noted that Microsoft "would be a minority investor in a roughly $70 million round of equity...
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Microsoft teams up with Google to oppose hotels blocking personal Wi-Fi hotspots

Google and Microsoft are joining a wireless industry lobbying group in a bid to oppose a recent hotel industry petition, which seeks the FCC's permission to block personal Wi-Fi networks set up in hotel rooms by customers. The two giant companies may not see eye to eye each day, but they have...

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Microsoft Office apps to be pre-installed on LG, Sony and other Android tablets

If you buy a new Android tablet, the chances are getting better that it might have Office apps from Microsoft pre-installed out of the box. After announcing that Samsung, Dell and 10 more OEMs would pre-install Microsoft apps and services on their Android tablets earlier this year, Microsoft is...
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Cortana is coming to Android, but it won't have all of its Windows Phone features

Microsoft is bringing its Cortana digital assistant to the massive audience of Android users later this summer. Microsoft says it will bring its Cortana digital assistant that was originally developed for Windows Phone 8.1, and later for Windows 10, to Android device sometime in June The app...
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Microsoft may have offered to buy part of Nokia's HERE maps division

Microsoft may have offered to buy a minority stake in Nokia's HERE maps division, according to a new report. HERE Maps, the mapping division of the Finland-based Nokia, might have a number of new buyout offers. That includes one from Microsoft to purchase a minority stake in HERE Bloomberg...
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Microsoft's latest slam of Android forgets one little thing ...

From Microsoft's "Windows Update for Business" blog post, lauding all the security features it's put in place for Windows 10: This level of commitment and support is far different than Android, for example, where Google refuses to take responsibility for updating their customers' devices,...
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Find photos faster and type less with Bing's new image search

Microsoft is introducing an new way to search for photos with Bing on Android mobile browsers that involves much less work with typing words on a keyboard. Instead, users of browsers like Chrome or Firefox for Android can type in a couple of words, such as "spring flowers", to bring up groups...
Cyanogen Microsoft

Cyanogen's Microsoft deal includes removable apps and 'contextual' suggestions

As details emerge, the Cyanogen/Microsoft deal isn't nearly as cringeworthy as many originally suspected. There aren't a whole lot of Android users out there who enjoy seeing the words "Microsoft apps included" when it comes to their devices — and this goes back a long, long way — and power...
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Cyanogen teams up with Microsoft to offer bundled apps and services (Update)

Cyanogen and Microsoft today announced a new partnership to bundle Microsoft apps and integrate various services with Cyanogen OS. In the announcement (received by email), the two companies will work together to offer a unique experience for Cyanogen users with native integration. Bing, Skype...
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Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S6 does not have Microsoft's apps preloaded

Verizon Wireless has chosen not to preload a number of Microsoft apps on its Samsung Galaxy S6, despite an agreement between Microsoft and Samsung to offer them out of the box. When the Galaxy S6 was first announced, Microsoft also revealed that the smartphone would have the Android versions of...
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Microsoft's new Office Delve app for Android lets users view their shared documents

Microsoft's latest Android app is Office Delve, which lets business users of Office 365 to look quickly through shared documents via a card-based user interface. Microsoft seems to be making a bigger effort to support Android apps. Recently it made a deal with Samsung and other hardware...
Bing.com on Android

Microsoft revamps Bing.com design for Android users with new sections

Microsoft has launched a revamped design for its Bing.com homepage for Android browser users, with a number of new features and changes. Chrome browser users can now swipe up to see the sections on the Bing.com home page. They will also notice a new translucent color scheme. Users can tap on...

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