Along with the news of major layoffs at Nokia, Microsoft has stated that there will be no more intermingling between the Nokia X lineup of devices and Google’s Android. Going forward, the Nokia X lineup will be Lumia devices, set to run Windows.
While it was almost encouraging to see Nokia working with Android, Microsoft has laid down the law. (more…)
Budding meteorologists, take note – Microsoft’s Climatology app is chock-full of esoteric weather information that will have you geeking out for hours. Leveraging technology developed by Microsoft Research, the app is a portal to a vast trove of data, including temperature, rain, and sunniness statistics from around the globe.
Ever wanted to look up the humidity of Ghana in March or compare average rainfall in London during February? The Climatology app makes those worthy searches possible. (more…)
Microsoft is the latest high-profile company to embrace the Play Store’s beta feature with OneNote. OneNote is a lot like Evernote – you can record audio, video, picture, and text notes, format them to your liking, and sync them across multiple platforms, like Windows PCs and iOS devices.
It’s been historically well-supported on Android devices, and while it doesn’t support Android Wear quite yet, perhaps beta testers could be the first to see that feature. (more…)
According to sources of Forbes, Microsoft is working on a smartwatch that will work with not only Windows Phone devices, but Android phones and iPhones too. The report speculates that the watch could be here as soon as this summer to compete in a wearable market that Samsung has tried to get a jump start on.
Forbes’ sources claim that the watch will “draw on optical engineering expertise from Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect division” and be sensor-rich with features like constant-heart rate monitoring. Battery life could weigh-in somewhere around two days, which is similar to Samsung’s Gear devices. (more…)
Even though a lot of us have invested in the Google ecosystem for our document creating and editing, Microsoft Office is still a giant in the game. Up until today, editing and sharing Office documents through mobile wasn’t accessible or it cost money if you were not on a Windows device.
Today, Microsoft is changing up its strategy. (more…)
According to a recent job listing by Microsoft, and sources close to the project, the company hopes to release an Xbox Live-like gaming platform for Android and iOS. As of right now, Xbox Live handles in-game achievements, finding friends who game, matchmaking, and so much more on Xbox consoles and Windows Phone devices. (more…)
While we may not be the biggest fans of Windows Phone at DL, this news affects many folks who like to enjoy a taste of everything from different companies. This week at MWC, Microsoft listed out a few details for the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 release, stating that the OS could be flashed to any existing Android hardware, as long as it was powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200, 400, or 400 LTE chipset. (more…)
Satya Nadella is Microsoft’s new CEO. In other words, they got the man that had been rumored for some time. They got a Microsoft guy. Also as expected, Sundar Pichai is staying with Google. (more…)