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

Poll results: Have you used some of Microsoft's apps for Android?
From a lock screen or time-lapse photography, 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.

The so-called Next Lock Screen app provides interactive visibility for the most used actions with your phone - you can dial back with a simple swipe, scroll quickly through your calendar appointments, or simply launch a preset app, all from as early as your lock screen. That functionality is not all, though, as the lock screen replacement is very well made in terms of graphical design, too. You can also customize the lock screen background to your own liking.

The Arrow Launcher is still in beta, but it already offers the same polished graphics experience, with apps displayed on the dock decided by the user. A swipe to the right takes you to the Notes & Reminders page where you can type in a list of things to do and check a box once the task is completed. A swipe in the other direction brings you to a list of people from your contacts list that you recently got in touch with via phone, email or text. There is also the Hyperlapse app, which helps you create smooth and stabilized time lapses from the videos you shot with your Android device.

In any case, we were curious if you have tried any of them, and it turned out that just a third of our respondents haven't used any, while a third have used more than one, and a fifth have installed at least one of the newly released official Office apps. The lock screen, time-lapse app, and even the Arrow launcher beta have also seen some love, boding well for Microsoft's forays into the Android universe.

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

Yes, the Next Lock Screen
Yes, the official Microsoft Office apps
Yes, Microsoft Hyperlapse Mobile
Yes, the Arrow Launcher beta
Yes, the Remote Desktop app
Yes, I've used more than one Microsoft app on my Android device



1. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

428 respondents must've been using Eclair devices.

7. DeDex

Posts: 121; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Nice try.

2. Kelley71

Posts: 105; Member since: Nov 26, 2012

I tried RDC without being impressed. It was uninstalled in short order.

4. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Same here.... at the time I was using PocketCloud from Wyse, and after that I started using Chrome Remote Desktop for its simplicity. However Hyperlapse is awesome (when it works)

3. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Coming from Windows Phone more then a year ago i use OneDrive, Outlook and Word.

5. Plutonium239

Posts: 1215; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

They didn't have xbox 360 smartglass or xbox one smartglass app in the poll.

6. DeDex

Posts: 121; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

I just tried Arrow Launcher, and given how disappointed I was by the latest Google Now Launcher update, I might keep it for a bit. I also started using Sunrise a month ago. It's not technically an app developed by Microsoft, but since they bought the company... It's really good, despite a few qualms I have against its notifications that bypass priority mode (being woken up by a notification for an all-day event that tells me I am on vacation tends to annoy me slightly).

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