Microsoft Apps is a Microsoft app for finding other Microsoft apps... on Android

Microsoft Apps is a Microsoft app for finding other Microsoft apps... on Android
Were you to ask the average user how many apps he thinks Microsoft has for Android, he'd probably stare at you in disbelief of the silly question, or spurt a random number between one or ten. Even the most optimistic among us will probably have a hard time wrapping their mind around the fact that Microsoft is actually... a pretty big Android developer. In fact, according to our napkin math, the Redmond-based giant is behind some 80 different apps.

That's like... a ton of apps. And sure, not all of them were developed by Microsoft from the ground up, but they've nevertheless ended up under its umbrella — with the likes of Wunderlist and Sunrise Calendar being popular acquisitions. So with so many apps under its belt, it was probably inevitable that the day would come when Microsoft would make a move to somehow consolidate its efforts and present users with a sort of hub for Microsoft-only apps. Turns out, the Microsoft Apps app is exactly that: a (free) Microsoft app to find other Microsoft apps... on Android.

The (Microsoft Apps) app has a pretty simplistic, Material design-beholden UI, with just two tabs: Popular and Categories. This hardly needs further clarification, but here goes: the former highlights the best, while the latter lets you dig out older titles that nobody really uses anymore. Tapping on any title will transport you to the Play Store for an easy download. And that's about as much as there is to know about the app. 

Download link in the source below.


source: Play Store

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19 Comments

1. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Windows is a pathetic operating system when it comes to apps and flexibility. Writing from my windows tablet. User experience is pain's takingly slow, internet works slow and everything is pathetic. Although I can install desktop apps on my tablet but still its pathetic. Its time for microsoft to kill windows and free its moron mental case loyal fans, who advocate pathetic windows

2. RajRicardo

Posts: 490; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

You must be using one of them Chinese windows tablets.

4. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

yes it is chinese but lenovo is a good brand and the specs of this yoga tablet is better than most of other tablets in the market

11. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Still a Chinese brand of inferior quality. You need the latest Surface to see just how optimized Windows OS is for tablet form factors. Lenovo is only somewhat known for their desktops and tablets.

15. Jason2k13

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

I have a surface pro 3 i7 and i can confirm the store can be slow, especially when trying to update apps. I feel like the store is in beta stagte sometimes. But everything else is fast.

16. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Its no worse than the store on iOS. iOS App Store takes forever to load even on my HP which is also an i7 (8 cores) and I have 16GB of RAM and I am using a 1TB SSD from Samsung. Server side applications are never going to be fast no matter the platform. Even in-house one on a local intranet aren't fast either. When you consider billions of people tentatively are accessing data on these servers, you can expect it to be slow. Some people just like to complain about everything. NOTHING is ever instantaneous.

18. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

windows store is very slow. It take ages for applications to update. Please dont make stories, I am using google play on my phone and I have used app store on ios. Both are blazing fast as compared to windows. Some people just like to make stories about everything. Nothing is ever slow like windows store.

3. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Seriously????????? Wonder what's ur opinion on other platforms!

5. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

My friend said the same thing about Android, It is the time to kill Android and Windows ^LOL^... Long live iOS :'(

7. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Others too have said the same thing about iOS:http://www.cnet.com/news/some-iphone-users-say-ios-9-has-slowed-down-their-phones/ So you meant "long live trolling" right?

6. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Windows isn't pathetic. It runs way smoother than any other OS out there. You probably got a defective unit.

8. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

I dont know, but my experience with previous tablet was the same. However, it was a cheap chinese tablet. Now I bring 10inch yoga 2 tablet with blue tooth keyboard. It is a very beautiful and ergonomic tablet. But the user experience is same, slow in everything. Internet works slow, shutting down and restarting is slow. downloading apps from windows store is very slow. May be, I am used to with android and may be this is the reason windows feel very slow on touch devices to me.

12. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Do your Windows Tablet happen to have an Atom CPU? Below is an comparison between the latest Atom CherryTrail vs an older Core M CPU. Both are low power but Atom is Intel's Eunuchs CPU, with every worthwhile instruction sets disabled. Does not support out of order instruction executions. AVOID. Don't throw money away. http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-M-5Y10-vs-Intel-Atom-x5-x5-Z8500 http://www.cpu-monkey.com/en/compare_cpu-intel_atom_x5_z8500-539-vs-intel_core_m_5y10-458

17. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

You got a defective unit, even my lynx tablet runs smooth with windows 10. You probably have some sort of crap running in background as well. You probably have set to best quality and not best performance. I would say in 30mins a normal pc tech could get it running pretty slick.

19. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Do a cpu test actually, then compare it against other cpu scores. I would do it from a bootdisk, not from within windows. That might tell you more, could be bad silicon fab

14. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

You are using it wrong!

9. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

"Yo dawg, I heard you like MS Apps, so I put MS Apps on a MS App so you can look at MS Apps while you look at a MS App dawg"

10. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

For fun I disabled every google app with a Microsoft equivalent and slapped on Microsoft Arrow launcher and Picturesque lock screen, all this on a Moto G (2013) NOT BAD! If a phone I bought had it as a skin I probably wouldn't change it. I'd take it over Sammy's app equivalents and launcher ANY DAY!

13. Vanliewn

Posts: 65; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

At least there'll be no bloat right??

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