Microsoft targets Android, iOS developers at Build

Microsoft unveiled a raft of updates at its Build 2015 event, including new tools to enable Android and iOS developers to take code to Windows 10, as it unveiled a target of 1 billion active Windows 10 users by 2018. …

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Google looking to add iPhone support to Android Wear – report

Google is working on adding support for iPhones to its Android Wear platform, so that makers of wearables using the OS can look to offer devices to Apple smartphone owners. According to The Verge, at the current stage of development …

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Tablets market set for slowed growth – IDC

IDC “scaled back” its five-year outlook for the tablet sector, with growth slowing to “low single digits”, underpinned by demand from the commercial sector and Microsoft gaining traction in this market. The review comes after the tablet sector saw its …

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New platforms embroiled in “skirmishes” as Android and iOS cement smartphone lead

Android and iOS “inched closer to total domination” in the global smartphone market during 2014, with “skirmishes” instead of battles among the rest of the runners, according to numbers from IDC. Between them, the Google and Apple platforms accounted for …

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Android and iOS reach “stalemate” in developer mindset battle

The battle for developer mindset has ended in a “stalemate”, with Android being a priority for 40 per cent of the market and iOS for 37 per cent, according to VisionMobile’s Developer Economics Q1 2015 report. But Windows Phone and …

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Pinterest update could aid app discovery

Pinterest added “app pins” to its social sharing service, a move some observers said could deliver a new way to solve the challenge of app discovery. The new pins will enable iOS device users to install an app without the …

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Microsoft launches Office for Android

Microsoft launched its Office apps for Android tablets following a preview last year, alongside new Outlook apps for iOS and (in preview form) Android. With the new Office release, Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents can be accessed and edited on Android tablets, …

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Microsoft launches Office for Android

Microsoft launched its Office apps for Android tablets following a preview last year, alongside new Outlook apps for iOS and (in preview form) Android. With the new Office release, Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents can be accessed and edited on Android tablets, …

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BlackBerry CEO urges app neutrality

John Chen, the CEO of BlackBerry (pictured), claimed that some big names are going against the spirit of net neutrality with their approach to mobile apps and content. “Unfortunately, not all content and applications providers have embraced openness and neutrality,” Chen wrote …

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