Have you used some of Microsoft's apps for Android?

From a lock screen or time-lapse photography apps, through full-blown Office apps and, now, a launcher, Microsoft is making strides in the Android world, and we have to say the results are pretty good so far...
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48 Comments

16. TheGunnyPT

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

Yes! I don't use One Drive because I use a all cloud app called Unclouded.. but I use Office. I did try the Next Lock screen, which I must say is amazing but sadly it lags a lot..

18. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Outlook and Skype office on Android is a jokes

19. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Hyperlapes and one drive. One drive is the cloud storage to beat period

20. Techist

Posts: 311; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Only Skype. While Microsoft dilly-dallied, I learned that some Android MS Office equivalents are really quite good (QuickOffice, OfficeSuite Pro, etc) and I've never looked back.

21. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1162; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Got OneDrive, OneNote, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint in my Note 4, all running beautifully. Who needs Windows Phone or whatever they call it these days. :D

27. Plutonium239

Posts: 1180; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

The experience is better on Windows Phone(soon Windows 10 mobile). Plus your note 4 does not have the capabilities of the upcoming Windows 10 flagships with continuum.

44. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1162; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

The experience is the same, until I get the SPen out, which acts as a mouse pointer for some parts...then the WP phones are blown out the water. :) I know as I have used my Note 4 alongside a Lumia 1520.

48. Plutonium239

Posts: 1180; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

You can use an actual bluetooth mouse with Windows Phone and the upcoming flagships with continuum will blow the office experience on any other phone out of the water(and the Lumia 950xl will supposedly support the Surface Pen, which is amazing).

23. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

Nope. Android's apps suit my needs perfectly.

28. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

WTF those apps are nothing compared to outlook/Skype/one drive only office can be considered idiot writer you even know which apps Microsoft got? The only apps that after Android only are the launchers.

31. legiloca

Posts: 1675; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

The Microsoft Office apps can always come in handy though..

32. Shocky unregistered

Tried them and quickly removed most of them for one reason or another. I do use OneDrive but only because I get 100GB free and I can't remove it.

36. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Yes you can if the app wasn't pre-istalled....

35. buccob

Posts: 2956; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Yes, I tried the remote desktop but alternative such as Chrome Remote Desktop and PocketView were better, so I stuck with chrome. Hyperlapse is awesome when it works, sometimes I record a while video (several minutes) and the app crashes and I lose the recording, but when it works is great

40. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Yes, I use OneNote, Office Mobile, have Remote Desktop but have yet to use it, moved from OneDrive standalone app to OneDrive for TotalComander, tried Next but prefer the default lockscreen on my OnePlus One.

43. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

I have chosen No, even though I already use Skype and One Drive, because they PhoneArena didn't mention them on the list.

45. curiousDillan

Posts: 46; Member since: May 26, 2015

OneDrive is great, and the Office apps are very comparable to Google Doc's offerings.

49. NitishNK

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 03, 2015

On my Lumia 730, I have around 250 apps and games installed(around 20 gigs), still no lag. I WONDER if u can do the same on an Android device. Only problem is that some apps are not full-fledged like on other platforms so sumtyms i get disappointed on unavailability of an option but yet its manageable. Atleast the performance is far better compared to droids. I see my frnds when playing a game on their droids want to go to homescreen and press the home button sumtyms it takes them ages, the device lags like hell even with a decent chipset... while on a WP, press the windows button and u r there in a jiffy... Actually every OS has sum +ve and -ve to take.. Hope there was an OS which had the versatality and quality of apps as on ios, freedom of android and smoothness of WP
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