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Is Microsoft readying a Lumia device that runs Android?

While most leaks concerning the Lumia series fall under the purview of Windows Phone, a recent rumor by @evleaks suggests that Microsoft may be considering launching a Lumia branded handset that runs on Android. There is no further information regarding the handset, when Microsoft intends to...
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Microsoft unveils an improved X successor, the dual-SIM Nokia X2

Microsoft today announced the Nokia X2, the successor to the original X released by Nokia, as was previously teased with Nokia Conversations blog post. Priced at just €99, it's an affordable Android smartphone for targeted markets. The 4.3-inch display with Nokia Glance is joined by expandable...
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OneDrive for Android updated with recycle bin support and more

Microsoft has released a new update for its Android OneDrive app in the Google Play Store that offers users a way to access the cloud storage service's recycle bin for the first time. In a blog post Microsoft said: On Android, we've also made a number of improvements to give you more...

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Microsoft's Xim photo sharing app now supports Chromecast

Microsoft has released an update for its recently-launched smartphone photo-sharing app Xim that adds support for displaying those images for a number of TV set-top boxes and sticks, including Google's Chromecast. Other devices that will now work with the Xim app include Apple TV, Microsoft's...
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Microsoft buys HockeyApp to help expand its support for Android app developers

Microsoft has today announced the acquisition of Stuttgart, Germany-based company HockeyApp, which provides Android developers with detailed app crash reports, along with a way to distribute beta versions of those apps. The specific financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed in the...
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Microsoft's MSN suite of apps are now available on Android

Microsoft has today launched newly rebranded mobile apps for Android and iOS. The company overhauled the MSN portal a few months ago, refreshing apps available on its Windows Phone platform. Rebranded apps include MSN News, Weather, Sports, Health & Fitness, Food & Drink and Money, most...
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Microsoft updates Next Lock Screen with local weather info and more

Microsoft has updated its Android-exclusive app Next Lock Screen in the Play Store with a few new features this week, including a way to check the weather from a smartphone user's local location. Here's a look at the app's new additions: Weather information for your location Select your home...
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Nokia Store to be replaced by Opera on Nokia X mobile devices

Opera has today announced the company has signed a deal with Microsoft to see its Opera Mobile Store replace Nokia's portal as the default hub for apps and games on select hardware. Nokia feature phones, Symbian, as well as Nokia X mobile devices will be affected by the switch, which will...
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Dropbox support coming to Office for Android

Microsoft has teamed up with Dropbox to offer the users of the free mobile version of Office for Android a quick way to both save and sync their documents and files on their Dropbox cloud storage account. The new feature will be added to the free Office app for Android in an update that's due out...
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Samsung calls Microsoft a direct hardware competitor, refuses to pay Android royalties

Microsoft filed legal action against Samsung earlier this year for failure to pay royalty on intellectual property licensed from Microsoft for its Android devices, and now Samsung is claiming that the deal between both companies, which was originally agreed upon in 2011, is void following...
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OneDrive for Android updated with recycle bin support and more

Microsoft has released a new update for its Android OneDrive app in the Google Play Store that offers users a way to access the cloud storage service's recycle bin for the first time. In a blog post Microsoft said: On Android, we've also made a number of improvements to give you more...
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Office for Android might be released in early November

Microsoft could be very close to launching its long-awaited full and touchscreen-friendly versions of its Office clients for Android devices, with a new report claiming that the release might happen sometime in early November. The report comes from ZDNet's usually reliable Mary Jo Foley, who...
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Microsoft announces new SDKs for Android and iOS, teams up with IFTTT, others

Microsoft today announced a wealth of new functionality for its Office 365 suite that will enable developers to add a number of new features to Android and iOS applications. The gist is that there are now a number of new APIs for email, files, contacts and calendars, allowing developers to...

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