Microsoft on Android: here are the coolest, unique, and useful Microsoft apps that are out right now
1. Arthurhkt (Posts: 451; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)
Seriously, with all these apps, Microsoft could just built their own version of Android.
7. Tziggy14 (Posts: 442; Member since: 02 Sep 2014)
They can't. Google has has the Android ecosystem on lock.
Amazon with all their resources still can't create a viable alternative. What makes Microsoft so different.
11. joey_sfb (Posts: 5421; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Disagree. Fire OS is a viable alternative. Its can function independently without Google inputs or support.
They are many that depend it on ecosystem in the US.
Google advantage over Amazon is Google world wide branding. Microsoft is also has a world wide branding. If they adopt Android with Microsoft Services it would deal Google a deadly blow in term of control over Android.
The only advantage Google has over Microsoft is the willingness to adopt Open Source licensing.
12. joey_sfb (Posts: 5421; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
And it would happen the writing is already on the wall. With an over 80% grip on the global market. You sure Microsoft are not targeting it.
Once it apparent to Microsoft Win10 Mobile has no traction, Microsoft next viable business option is to steal Android from Google.
Microsoft Cyanogen OS anyone?
3. EcoCare (Posts: 414; Member since: 30 Jul 2014)
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4. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 2344; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)
I sure can't wait for MODs in Cyanogen OS 13. It's like XPosed built into Cyanogen OS, and Microsoft's applications are going to be taking advantage of it big time:
More reasons why I say CyanogenMod is what stock Android should be.
One neat feature is bringing what Facetime has been doing on iOS; quick convert from calls to a skype video chat. But like everything Android, it's more advanced, more compatible, and more flexible.
5. vincelongman (Posts: 4159; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
It would be amazing if Android had an official Xposed built in
Then OEMs Skins become mods and a theme
Which could allow OEMs to release updates faster!
6. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)
Google has been focusing hard on encryption sine lollipop. There is no way Google will have Xposed built-in. Xposed Framework has been the bread and butter of hackers and ad spammers.
8. vincelongman (Posts: 4159; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
You can still install Xposed on encrypted phones
Depends on if you have common sense (unfortunately that's always a problem)
You can use Xposed to improve you privacy and remove ads
But a Google managed Xposed would mean those mods on the Play Store, which means Google can stop those concerns
Google would have to set stricter controls and testing though
And make it require root for installing mods from third-parties
10. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 2344; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)
Uhm, XPosed does for Android what's already doable on Windows. Despite Windows applications already being capable of such, Windows still remains more secure than Android/Linux and iOS:
So, security is no excuse for those limitations...
9. robocopvn (Posts: 404; Member since: 10 Mar 2010)
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