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Microsoft is making a ROM that allows Android smartphones to run Windows 10 for phones

Microsoft announced earlier today that it was collaborating with Xiaomi in providing Mi 4 customers with a flashable ROM that allows them to test Windows 10 for phones on their smartphones. It looks like that program is set for a wider rollout, according to a report on TechCrunch: Neither...
Cyanogen

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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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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Microsoft's Tossup app can help friends vote on where to meet up

Microsoft's latest app from their Garage division is called Tossup, and it's been designed to help a circle of friends decide where and when they might want to meet. The idea behind the app, which was developed by a team inside Microsoft's Outlook division, is to make it easier to find a...
Microsoft drops patent suit against Kyocera amid expanded licensing deal

Microsoft drops patent suit against Kyocera over technologies in its Android phones

Microsoft announced today that it has struck a deal with Kyocera to expand their patent licensing agreement, putting an end to a patent infringement suit that Microsoft brought against Kyocera earlier this year over technologies used in its Android phones. From Microsoft: Today Kyocera...
OneDrive for Android

Microsoft's latest OneDrive update brings Chromecast support

Microsoft continues to add new features to its OneDrive cloud storage app for Android devices. This week's update adds Chromecast support for the app for the first time. That means if you own Google's HDMI dongle, you should be able to stream your OneDrive photos and videos to your big-screen...
Outlook.com

Microsoft will end support for older Outlook.com Android app on July 31

Microsoft recently launched a new version of its Outlook email app for Android. However, with that launch comes the retirement of the older Outlook.com app. The company has been sending out emails to customers informing them that support for the older app will end on July 31. Indeed, that...
Word for Android

Word, Excel and PowerPoint Office apps for Android smartphones now live in Google Play Store

Android smartphones can now download and use full versions of Microsoft's Word, Excel and PowerPoint Office apps. After just over a month of beta testing, Microsoft has now updated the Android versions of its Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps in the Google Play Store to include support for...
Cortana on Android

Cortana for Android beta to launch in July for your digital assistant needs

Android owners will be able to download a beta version of Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant sometime in July. Microsoft has already announced that its Cortana digital assistant is coming to Android. Now the company has revealed that a beta version of the Cortana app will be available for...
Wunderlist

Microsoft confirms it has acquired 6Wunderkinder and its Wunderlist app

Microsoft now owns the team at 6Wunderkinder, along with its popular Wunderlist "to-do list" app. Microsoft has finally confirmed that it has acquired the German-based company 6Wunderkinder and its popular mobile "to-do list" app Wunderlist. While the specific financial terms of the deal were...
Microsoft Office Lens for Android

Microsoft brings its Office Lens document scanner app to Android

Microsoft's Office Lens app, which lets people can documents and other items and convert them with multiple file formats, has launched officially for Android. Microsoft continues to expand its Android support with today's official launch of its Office Lens app. The app was previously released...
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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...
Cortana

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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