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
Skype Qik was originally introduced to make group chatting more fun and easy to send quick video messages, in a way that was sort of competitive to the likes of Snapchat. While Qik was cool in concept, it never really exploded and still doesn’t have the same kind of following that the regular Skype mobile app. The solution? Roll everything up into one app. Read more
Cyanogen Inc. today at Mobile World Congress announced the launch of MOD, a new mobile platform that will let developers create “mods” and implement them natively into Cyanogen OS.