Microsoft is bringing its Cortana digital assistant to Google's Android and Apple's iOS platforms. The company's decision to do so is part of a broader effort by Microsoft to bring features and services from Windows 10 to non-Windows smartphones.
Microsoft unveiled its long-awaited over-the-air tuner add-on for the Xbox One, immediately entering the gaming/entertainment console into the growing list of OTA devices targeted to cord cutters.
In the three weeks since Microsoft announced it would let developers who have written apps for Google's Android and Apple's iOS port those apps to phones and tablets running Windows 10, Microsoft hasn't exactly had its door beaten down by developers.
When you're the third choice--and a distant third choice at that--the only option you have is to be the best third choice imaginable. That, in essence, is what Microsoft proved with the latest plank in its "universal app" strategy.
Capping off a busy quarter that saw Sprint emerge as the company's big Carrier Wi-Fi customer, Boingo CEO David Hagan said the Wi-Fi aggregator is working with Apple, Microsoft and Google to help them implement Passpoint into handsets.
Level 3 Communications introduced Adaptive Network Control Solutions via ExpressRoute to Microsoft Azure, adapting its software defined networking capabilities to its growing cloud service set.
Microsoft is going to release Windows 10, its next-generation, cross-device software platform, later this summer. But don't expect it to show up on smartphones immediately. The company is focusing on getting it onto PCs first, with other devices like phones and Xbox gaming consoles to follow.
Microsoft is working to address its most glaring deficiency in mobile—a lack of applications compared to other platforms. The company announced today that it will let developers that have written apps for Google's Android and Apple's iOS port those apps to become Universal apps for phones and tablets running Windows 10.
Google, Apple and Microsoft are all expected to show off new enhancements to their respective smartphone operating systems over the next few months.
Samsung overtook Apple to again become the world's largest smartphone vendor by volume, capturing a 24 per cent market share in the first quarter of 2015 according to Strategy Analytics.