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LG announces new G Pad II 10.1 in Korea, coming to other markets next month

LG announces new G Pad II 10.1 in Korea, coming to other markets next month

1:46 pm on August 24, 2015 in News, Tablets
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LG has just announced their latest G Pad, a 10.1″ tablet which will officially be unveiled at IFA in Berlin next month. The tablet is LG’s entry to the premium tablet market, offering a 10.1″ screen with ‘ultra-slim’ bezels and a FullHD resolution screen. The tablet will be available in Wi-Fi and LTE iterations, though this, like some of the[Read More…]

Microsoft announced a new Translator app today and it works on Android Wear too

Microsoft announced a new Translator app today and it works on Android Wear too

1:53 pm on August 7, 2015 in Apps and Games
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Over the course of the last 12 months, Microsoft has transformed their mobile strategy from something a little cringeworthy into something that’s quite exciting to mobile consumers. The push to support, and even embrace the two main mobile eco-systems – Android and Apple – has seen a number of great products launched, and today they’ve announced Microsoft Translator for Android[Read More…]

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Microsoft Hyperlapse Mobile is now available for all Android 4.4+ devices

Microsoft Hyperlapse Mobile is now available for all Android 4.4+ devices

9:30 am on July 18, 2015 in Apps and Games

Microsoft’s Hyperlapse video creator app for Android has finally dropped its Beta tag, and is now available for anyone with a device running Android 4.4 or above to download and use the app. If you haven’t heard of it before, Microsoft’s Hyperlapse app creates ‘smooth and stabilized time lapses from first-person videos’. The app launched in May, but only to[Read More…]

Microsoft’s personal assistant Cortana beta leaks early

Microsoft’s personal assistant Cortana beta leaks early

8:30 am on July 18, 2015 in Apps and Games

Microsoft’s personal assistant app Cortana, which is due to make an appearance on Android and iOS devices later this year when Windows 10 launches has leaked for Android. The APK has been made freely available for users to download and install with no restrictions. Cortana is a voice-assistant from Microsoft, with the ability to supplant a number of functions available[Read More…]

Cortana beta app to launch next month for Android

Cortana beta app to launch next month for Android

8:26 am on June 17, 2015 in Apps and Games
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If you’re using, or planning to use Windows 10, then next month you’ll be able to try out Microsofts virtual assistant Cortana on your Android device. According to the latest Microsoft Windows blog, the Beta of the Cortana app for Android will be launching in July as a companion for Windows 10 PCs. Microsoft is aiming to integrate Cortana into[Read More…]

Microsoft releases new Office Preview for Lollipop and x86 tablets

Microsoft releases new Office Preview for Lollipop and x86 tablets

10:19 am on April 22, 2015 in Apps and Games, News

When we previously reported on Microsoft bringing Office to Android, we thought it was pretty neat, and figured it would be a definite boon to productivity for the road warriors with powerful tablets and keyboards to match. The initial release was not without its own catches though; it didn’t support Android 5.0 Lollipop, nor did it support tablets with x86[Read More…]

Cyanogen Inc announces partnership with Microsoft to deliver apps on devices

Cyanogen Inc announces partnership with Microsoft to deliver apps on devices

6:41 am on April 17, 2015 in Android Development
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Cyanogen Inc has taken another step towards fulfilling their intention to ‘take Android from Google’, announcing a new strategic partnership with Microsoft. The partnership will see Microsoft develop integration with Cyanogens version of the OS, as well as the inclusion of Microsoft apps on builds released. The services and apps to be included in future Cyanogen OS builds include Bing[Read More…]

Microsoft announces partnership with Samsung, Dell and other manufacturers to supply Office & more on tablets

Microsoft announces partnership with Samsung, Dell and other manufacturers to supply Office & more on tablets

5:49 am on March 24, 2015 in Apps and Games, News, Tablets
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Since the stewardship of Microsoft switched from Steve Ballmer to Satya Nadalla last year, the company has focused on broadening availability for their apps and services. Office for tablets is now here, and Microsoft recently partnered with Samsung on the Galaxy S6/S6 Edge to supply Skype, OneDrive, and OneNote on the handsets. Today Microsoft has announced an expansion of this[Read More…]

Cyanogen Inc. Not Being Funded By Microsoft

Cyanogen Inc. Not Being Funded By Microsoft

9:21 pm on March 17, 2015 in News
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Rarely a week goes by that we don’t have a story of some description on Cyanogen Inc here on Ausdroid. This week is no exception. Reports have recently surfaced rebutting the previous rumour that Microsoft was going to invest in the fledgling Android software company. In October a rumour surfaced that Cyanogen Inc was attempting to raise funding seeking a[Read More…]

Microsoft is bringing Cortana to Android (and iOS)

Microsoft is bringing Cortana to Android (and iOS)

10:34 am on March 14, 2015 in Apps and Games

Microsoft is working on bringing its Cortana personal assistant to Android (and iOS), according to a report from Reuters. Cortana does a lot of the same things that we’ve come to expect from Siri and Google Now. She’s been well received in the Windows Phone world and is looking to make the move to Windows desktops with Windows 10. Microsoft[Read More…]

Microsoft has their own take on Google’s Androidify characters at MWC

Microsoft has their own take on Google’s Androidify characters at MWC

7:50 am on March 3, 2015 in News, Other News
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Google’s Be Together Not The Same has placed their Androidify characters front and centre in a major advertising campaign spanning most of the continents around the world. It’s a pretty successful, fun campaign and it seems that Microsoft has taken note and is working on something similar in style, if not in essence with some of their advertising at Mobile[Read More…]

Microsoft Outlook Preview arrives on Android; looks swish

Microsoft Outlook Preview arrives on Android; looks swish

10:24 am on February 10, 2015 in Apps and Games, News
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Back in the day, Microsoft Outlook was the email program of choice for most business users. It combines email, contacts and calendaring into the one application, making managing the flow of information around corporate offices just that little bit easier. Nowadays, there’s a bit of competition in this space, but Microsoft is still right up there, and with the release[Read More…]

Update to Skype brings the ability to share photos with online and offline contacts

Update to Skype brings the ability to share photos with online and offline contacts

9:00 am on February 10, 2015 in Apps and Games, News

Microsoft has announced changes to the Skype messaging platform which will give users the ability to share photos with both online and offline contacts. The feature will be contained in a new update to the Skype Android app (and apps on other platforms) which should be coming out shortly. In making the announcement, Microsoft said: Gone are the days when you and[Read More…]

Microsoft announce that Office for Android now available to everyone

Microsoft announce that Office for Android now available to everyone

8:26 pm on January 29, 2015 in Apps and Games
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Microsoft has moved ahead with availability of Office for Android – at least on Tablets, announcing their Beta program which began in November is now over, with their Word, Excel and Powerpoint apps now available to all on Google Play. Office for Android offers free core editing functions for personal use, with premium features requiring a matching Office 365 subscription.[Read More…]

Microsoft announces Office for Android Tablet preview

Microsoft announces Office for Android Tablet preview

1:40 am on November 7, 2014 in Apps and Games
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Microsoft is continuing their trend of supplying their services across platforms. Today they’ve announced a new Office for Android Tablet preview. They’ve announced Office for iPhone, as well as updates to the existing iPad app they launched back in March. The Office for Android Tablet preview will include Word, Excel and Powerpoint, and will be made available to those who[Read More…]