Outlook.com app has recently landed in the Play Store. This update brings a selection of new features and functionality that touches on search, your email archive, vacation auto-responders and aliases. Not to mention, this update also brings a bit of color. While not full-on themes, once updated you will be able to choose from a variety of colors to personalize the look a bit.
Microsoft seems to be on a track of trying to make nice with other operating systems. First, there have been rumors of the tech giant seeking to dual-boot with Android, and now we're getting word that Microsoft will be bringing its remote desktop feature to Android and iOS soon.
Microsoft in getting its mobile platforms on more devices. And if one can't beat them, join them, as the Redmond tech giant has reportedly approached not just HTC but Samsung and Huawei as well to add its mobile Windows versions to their next batch of devices.
Nokia and their Android aspirations, confirming they had a few Android Lumia smartphone prototypes in the works. Today though news has arrived that they weren't just working on a couple of prototypes, but actually have over 10,000 Android smartphones codenamed "Mountain View" already built. Which was set to be a budget-friendly Android smartphone and a plan B for if (when) Windows Phone didn't pan out.
Microsoft products, or at least some of them. One such software is OneNote, which Microsoft has just expanded to be available in over 50 countries covered by Google Play Store.
Nokia smartphones running Android were a thing, at least behind closed doors with Nokia engineers, well before Microsoft bought them out. As the days pass and we can all stop dreaming about a Nokia Lumia smartphone running Android, news today is stating the company was dabbling with Android, but we all know now that it will never happen.
Google Now, which is amazing. Then over on iOS and the iPhone they have that mean lady Siri. Now Microsoft wants to join in on the virtual assistant excitement with a new project codenamed Cortana. Which will likely come with a different name once it arrives on Windows Phone devices.
Microsoft is getting ready to take on the streaming music giants like Spotify and Pandora by releasing an Xbox Music app for Android and iOS. And like the aforementioned services, Microsoft will eventually be charging a fee on mobile platforms for its otherwise free streaming service.
Microsoft and Nokia aren't doing so great in the mobile space. Although, Microsoft looks to change that with their recent acquisition and buyout of Nokia. They'll soon be taking the same approach as Apple and now Google, by having their own hardware company. In light of Sundar Pichai announcing Android 4.4 KitKat, Nokia's now begging us all to "have a break" from Android.