Android Weekly: HTC One (M8), Facebook buys Oculus, Powered by Android, and more

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by 4 months ago

This week in your world of Android: the HTC One (M8) finally launched, rumors of business features coming to Android surfaced, Google Now hit Chrome, Office for Android went free, Facebook bought VR startup Oculus, and news broke that Google mandates OEMs to use “Powered by Android” on boot screens.

These are the essential stories, the summary of an entire week in just a few words. It’s Android Weekly.

Microsoft Office for Android is now free

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by 4 months ago

Microsoft just made Office Mobile for Android free for home use. The app itself, available on Android since July of 2013, was always free, but it previously required a subscription to Microsoft’s Office 365 suite of cloud-based productivity tools.

Oh, no! Now Docs is ‘Scroogling’ us!

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by 1 year ago

This time, Microsoft takes dead aim at Docs. Rather than tout the benefits of actually using Office versus Docs, Microsoft has instead enlisted D-List celebrities to convince us that Docs is a “gamble”. Is it a gamble?