In the news this week were rumors that Microsoft is thinking about running Android apps, Samsung is changing processors due to overheating issues, and a simple way to get Google apps on custom ROMs.
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Microsoft expanded access to its Office preview for Android and in this screenshot gallery Matthew takes a look at it and several alternatives.
In the Android space this week came word of HTC stopping its slide, VW shows its car system, and Microsoft Office is getting closer.
Microsoft further opened up the Office preview for Android tablets. Matthew took it for a spin on a Sony Xperia Z3 Compact tablet.
Microsoft is broadening its preview of Office on Android tablets, adding support for Kitkat and Lollipop and removing the waiting period for access.
In the world of Android this week were reports of an Acer tablet getting a split-screen feature, a patent war against Android ended, and the Note 2 may be getting Lollipop.
A long-simmering patent dispute involving Google and some of its key rivals could finally be over. Today's deal transfers the former Nortel patents to a syndicate of 30 members and comes on the heels of a settlement in a patent infringement lawsuit last month.
Microsoft has settled its latest patent spat with patent-licensing vendor VirnetX by paying $23 million covering disputed unified communications patents.
Microsoft is continuing its cross-platform push, bringing a number of its MSN-branded consumer apps to iOS, Android and Amazon devices.
Microsoft continues to actively extend its Bing search capability to the Android platform, including Android Wear watches and smartphones.
Microsoft has purchased email startup Acompli, which makes iOS and Android mobile e-mail applications, for an undisclosed amount.
Microsoft is opening up its preview program for Office for Android and plans to deliver the final version of the suite in early 2015.
Office on Android will land in preview soon with more freebies to encourage usage. The challenge is that Android is already tightly integrated with Google Docs.
Microsoft is making a new per-user Windows licensing option available to its enterprise customers which may help simplify bring-your-own-device scenarios involving Windows, iOS and Android.
Samsung now claims there's another reason it stopped paying Android patent licensing fees to Microsoft: antitrust issues.
Microsoft just launched its new Microsoft Health app for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, but you will need a new Microsoft Band to get started tracking your life.
Microsoft is rolling out its first version of a new, free video chat app for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone devices that is part of its Skype family.
This week saw reports of Samsung profits dropping, Google has been working on multi-window support for Android, and HP sneaks a 10-inch tablet to market.
We knew Microsoft makes most of its mobile operating system money from Android, not Windows Phone, but a billion dollars? From one vendor?! Microsoft's good times, however, are in danger of coming to an end.
A newly unsealed legal document indicates that Samsung paid Microsoft $1 billion in Android patent-licensing royalties in 2013 alone.
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