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OneNote for Android adds new features, consistent cross-platform experience

Microsoft OneNote for Android has recently been updated. Microsoft is touting this as being a major update, one they are referring to as version 2, though the app store shows the true version as being 15.0.1827.2300. Putting that mouthful of a version number to the side and we find an update that brings a more consistent experience across devices.

Microsoft’s Age of Empires expected for Android by years end

It looks like Microsoft has plans to make some games available for Android users. This all stems from a report in Nikkei and unfortunately doesn't offer much in the way of specifics in terms of which titles we will be seeing. There was one specific title mentioned, but otherwise it was said this will involve Xbox and PC based games.

GALAXY S 4 under attack in latest Windows Phone commercial

Sigh. I don't even know where to start with this one. The folks over at Microsoft have a new commercial that's making the rounds where they've put the flagship and top-tier Samsung GALAXY S 4 against the Nokia Lumia 521. Yes the budget friendly 521 and it's 1 GHz dual-core processor and low price is being compared to the king of all Android phones. It's pretty comical so take a peek below.

Ex Microsoft man Steven Sinofsky uses an HTC One

As each big player in the mobile and technology world takes the stage at the D11 conference, we learn something neat and new. For those wondering just who Steven Sinofsky is, well, he's the former President of Windows over at Microsoft. One who left in November of last year, and now has no problem announcing that he uses an Android device, not Windows Phone.

Will Android ever compete with Xbox?

Comparing something like the OUYA game-console at $99 vs the Xbox 360 isn't really what we'd consider fair. They are two entirely different platforms operating at very different levels. However, with the new Xbox on the horizon today we found ourselves wondering if Android will soon be able to compete with the Xbox, if ever. And we'd love to hear your thoughts too.

Microsoft Office Web Apps gain Android support

Microsoft originally launched the Office Web Apps back in 2010. This launch had the web apps serving as companions to the full desktop Office experience, however improvements over the years have added mode features. Some of these improvements have dealt with collaboration and the ability to create documents and access Office content from a wide variety of devices.

Switch to Windows Phone app greeted by Android mob with pitchforks

A few days back we mentioned that Microsoft was planning to release a "Switch to Windows Phone" app. While we certainly aren't planning to leave Android, we do have to admit we were a bit curious to see just what the app would do. Well, at risk of giving the big spoiler in the beginning -- you cannot do all that much without actually having a Windows Phone in front of you. That said, the app launches with a splash screen and you are immediately taken to a rather long EULA.