According to sources of The Wall Street Journal, Microsoft, the makers of Windows Phone, which currently holds about 3% of the smartphone marketshare, is set to invest in Cyanogen Inc. While the investment would be for a minority share of a $70 million round, the simple act of fueling Cyanogen’s fire comes off as rather ostentatious. (more…)
Along with the fun Microsoft Outlook “preview” news from earlier, we wanted to point out Microsoft’s other news of the early hours, that Microsoft Office is out of preview on Android tablets and now available as separate downloads of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. After months of testing from preview participants, the apps are now ready for mass consumption. (more…)
Last night, Microsoft dropped a whole bunch of new apps on our laps that help round out their Office presence on Android. Not only did they take their Office preview out of “preview” with new apps for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, but they released an email app that you may want to give a serious look at. Yep, Microsoft Outlook is now available on Android. (more…)
When Microsoft dropped the Office 365 subscription requirement for Office for Android last November, it began previewing an Android tablet-optimized version Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Unfortunately, the company has since been rather quiet about development, but today announced a broadening of the preview to the general public. (more…)
The team over at Microsoft published a few MSN apps to Google Play this afternoon, five to be exact, ranging from apps for sports to weather and news. The Bing-powered apps are MSN News, Sports, Food & Drink, Weather, and Health & Fitness. These apps center around Microsoft’s ecosystem, utilizing their sources to bring you the latest info on what’s happening. (more…)
A couple of weeks ago, Dropbox announced that it had partnered with Microsoft to include Office integration within its web and mobile apps. The move is a big deal for Office users, as they can access and edit Office documents from within Dropbox, a cloud storage solution that can be reached from just about anywhere and on any platform. In a blog post today, Dropbox announced that the new functionality is now available on Android.
To get started, they remind you to update to the newest version of Dropbox, then open any Office document, spreadsheet or presentation from within Dropbox. You should see an “edit” icon that will let you start editing. Once you are finished editing, your document will then save automatically back to Dropbox.
Give it a shot and let us know how it goes. (more…)
Microsoft is stepping up its productivity game with changes to Office on Android. The company recently announced Dropbox integration, and this morning, made Office consistent with the company’s offering on iOS by removing the Office 365 subscription requirement. Microsoft also unveiled a tablet-optimized version of Office for Android, which enters closed preview starting today. (more…)