Microsoft has released a variety of Lumia devices running on Windows Phone and now that the Windows 10 Mobile has started rolling out to some of them, things are starting to work for the American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington. However, Android is the king of the market, owning 60.99 percent of it, and that’s because there are many manufacturers who are creating mobile devices running on this platform. But Microsoft’s planning to take over Google’s OS, by making Android a perfect companion for Windows 10.
Microsoft has built a modern OS which is accessible to the Android users. Google’s Android has Google Now, a virtual assistant which takes voice commands and brings relevant information, but Microsoft will offer Android users the possibility to replace Google Now with Cortana and they will be notified on their computers when they have a missed call on their smartphones. Also, Android users will be able to send messages from a Windows 10 PC, and Microsoft will introduce more features in the Anniversary Windows 10 Update that will allow Android to connect with Windows 10. Microsoft is working on creating a notification center which will sit on its servers and when the user will swipe away a notification on PC, the same notification will be dismissed on the Android phone.
The Anniversary Windows 10 Update will bring Garage Apps which contain an Arrow Launcher for users who don’t like the default Android launcher. Microsoft’s launcher will redesign the home screen and will organize applications based on their importance, instead of their names and the Next Lock screen will replace Android’s default lock screen. And if they don’t like Android’s keyboards, they can find replacements in Windows 10.
Microsoft will improve Outlook.com, its free personal email which supports Gmail and Yahoo and the application can be installed on Android devices, but it’s not the only Microsoft application with a mobile version that can be used with Android smartphones. Word, Excel and PowerPoint can be downloaded from the Google Play store.
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