Hardware supply chain sources report that Microsoft is offering discounts on patent royalties to Android manufacturers which pre-install its apps onto their devices.
Microsoft has just announced that a preview of its Office Lens app is now available on Android. If you’re interested in testing it out, you’ll need to join a Google+ community to gain access to the app.
Amazon is running a promotion on Microsoft mobile and PC accessories, including several Bluetooth keyboards and mice.
Samsung has announced that it is extending its partnership to bring pre-installed Microsoft services to more of its products this year.
Cyanogen is scaling up in a big way. The company led by Steve Kondik and Kirt McMaster announced it secured funding totaling $80 million.
Xiaomi’s explosive growth has relied heavily on Android so far, but the company seems to be open to alternatives. Over the following months, “select Xiaomi Mi 4 power users” will be given the opportunity to test the new Windows 10 and provide feedback to Microsoft.
If a new report from Bloomberg is accurate, Microsoft has passed on the opportunity to invest at this time, though Satya Nadella’s company may still be interested in a “commercial deal” that would put its software onto Cyanogen devices.
Sources familiar with the matter say that Microsoft could be preparing to launch its Cortana digital assistant to Android devices, after Windows 10.
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Microsoft has released a new keyboard to the Play Store called Keyboard for Excel, complete with a full 10-key number area for quick number input.