Microsoft could soon launch a Photos Companion app for Android and iOS


Microsoft continues to focus on Android and iOS software, which isn't a bad thing since most of the consumers using its services are on these two platforms. After bringing two important apps to Android and iOS, Microsoft Edge and Launcher, the Redmond-based company is now working on a so-called Photos Companion app, a new report claims.

The application will be launched on both the Android and iOS platform, but details about its release aren't available yet. However, we know a couple of things about what the app is supposed to do.

Apparently, Photos Companion will allow users to transfer photos directly from a phone to a PC via Wi-Fi network. Obviously, both devices must be on the same Wi-Fi network for the transfer to be possible.

The Photos Companion app will mostly be aimed at people who don't want or don't have access to OneDrive since the latter offers the same ability. Also, the app is meant to encourage people to start using the Photos feature on their PC more often. Well, we'll see what happens when Microsoft makes Photos Companion available to Android and iOS users.

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4 Comments

1. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I love where Microsoft is going with Windows 10 and the openness with Android, however they still need to polish their media apps A LOT. The photo app is very limited in sorting, viewing and managing albums. The music app (groove) still doesn't support rearrangement of the "Now Playing" list... which is extremely annoying. The video app doesn't support bookmarks, so you need to manually seek your last position in your local files. There is a lot of work to be done, and hopefully they catch up to Android best

2. Furbal unregistered

Integrate with onedrive and its a win.

3. darkoman4

Posts: 183; Member since: May 30, 2014

Google has Google Drive and Google Photos, Apple has iCloud drive and Photos app, Microsoft needs it's Photos app separated from One Drive on android and iOS as well.

4. jacksmith21006

Posts: 68; Member since: Nov 03, 2015

This is going to be a uphill battle for MS. Google Photos is just excellent on Android and the iPhone. Plus with the Google Home seamlessly integrates with the iPhone. Just click your shutter button on your iPhone and then later walk into your family room and ask for crazy fine detail in photos and the TV turns itself on, input sets it self, and the photo appears in 4k on the largest screen in the house. We also have a 4K Chromecast. Setting it up could not be easier. Just buy, plug in, log in and that is it. Google figures out how to make it all work together based on your Google account.

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