It looks like we could see some Nokia-branded devices making it to the market again, but this time running off of Android. The entire Nokia brand has been sold off to a company called HMD Global Oy, a new company based in Helsinki specifically intended to create a new generation of Nokia phones and tablets.
This is hardly a surprise to those familiar with how mergers and acquisitions work out in the real world, but popular calendar app Sunrise will be shutting down in just a few more months. This announcement from the development team that built Sunrise comes a little more than a year after it was revealed that Microsoft was purchasing Sunrise. Since that acquisition by Microsoft, the members of the Sunrise team have joined the Outlook development efforts where their work is being rolled into that product. Read more
At many points in time, Google and Microsoft work collaboratively together. At other times, their relationship with each other can be seen as not too great. Today, Google and Microsoft have come to an agreement to stop complaining about one another to regulators.
If Outlook is where you check your email on a daily basis, how would you like to do so on your watch? Now you can with Android Wear.
During their Build 2016 event in San Francisco, Microsoft has revealed some plans that will make Windows 10 play nicer and be a little more useful for Android smartphone users. Microsoft’s developers are looking at enabling desktop access to notifications received on Android phones. The support may even extend to being able to reply to notifications. Read more
One of the most popular keyboards for Android and iOS, SwiftKey, was recently purchased by Microsoft about a month ago. Now, the acquisition is fully complete.
First, Microsoft wanted to make it easy for developers to port their Android apps over to Windows. Then, that project was put on the back burner. You can probably guess what the next step for that is. Read more
Sundar Pichai recently publicly tweeted in support of Apple’s stance against the FBI in the ongoing encryption debate between the government and the iPhone maker. Now he’s taking it step further, and Google as a company is filing a legal brief to support Apple in this standoff. Read more
Microsoft has been releasing a ton of new Android apps lately and today they have another one. They just released a new keyboard app, which is strange since they also own SwiftKey, called Hub Keyboard.
Microsoft has released two brand new apps on the Play Store, one of which focuses on content creation for a business, while the other tries to help your organize your work life. Both of these are Microsoft Garage projects, so they may not see a ton of support or anything years down the line, but they both look promising. Read more