Friday, December 18, 2015

Microsoft has launched an application store for Android –

Application Catalog

Microsoft has released an application Microsoft Apps for Android-smartphone, which is a catalog of applications Microsoft, available for the platform. The Microsoft Apps user can see what applications the software giant is already installed on the system, as well as get acquainted with no installed programs that are sorted by popularity and category (Productivity, Education, Entertainment, Communication, News, etc. Etc.). All positions, in fact, are the references to the relevant applications in Google Play.

About 80 applications

Among the available for installation program has all the familiar Skype, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, OneDrive, Cortana, as well as less well-known, such as the Office Lens (has been released recently). The list also has application developers that Microsoft acquired. Among them – Sunrise calendar and notes Wunderlist. There are also system applications – Next Lock Screen (Lock Screen) and Arrow Laucher (launcher). There are about 80 applications.

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Microsoft has actively distributes its application among the user base of Android-devices. It does this by means of agreements, such as the recently concluded with Cyanogen. In the framework of the company agreed to include Cyanogen program Microsoft, such as Microsoft Office, Outlook, OneNote, OneDrive services and Skype, Bing, in its popular firmware Cyanogen OS.

Microsoft has released a catalog of applications Android


In addition, Microsoft has signed agreements with all major manufacturers of smartphones on licensing its mobile technology, they somehow use devices on the platform Android. In 2013, it was reported that Microsoft makes in aggregate from these transactions of $ 2 billion a year.

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Microsoft’s position in the global smartphone market weak . According to IDC, in the III quarter 2015 Windows took only 1.7% market share in terms of unit shipments. For comparison, Android belonged for the quarter of 84.7%. In Microsoft say they do not intend to give it direction, but in July 2015, the corporation reported that reduce the range of smartphones Lumia to several new units per year.


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