Microsoft has loads of new features planned ahead for cross-platform support to better their already rich presence on Android and iOS phones. At Build 2018 developer conference, they shared few of the upcoming features for Android and iOS devices.
Two of the most popular Microsoft apps on Android platform is Microsoft Launcher (previously Arrow Launcher) and Microsoft Edge. Both the apps will be getting major improvements, including Timeline support between the device and Windows 10.
With Timeline, users will be able to see their history of applications they used as well as pick off where they left on other supported devices and apps. Timeline uses Microsoft Graph, which will enable cross-platform support between devices. Edge and Launcher will be first of the apps that’ll get Timeline support on a platform other than Windows.
Microsoft Launcher also now support enterprise customers with easy access to a line of business applications via Microsoft Intune.
Microsoft also shared details about another upcoming app called “Your Phone”. The app will work similar to what Cortana does right now for Windows 10 PC and mobiles. The app will enables instant access to text messages, photos, and notifications on you Windows 10 PC after you connect your device to it.
Microsoft did not give a fixed time of release, but these features and app will soon be available for Windows Insider first, then general users.
With Windows Mobile failing terribly, they’ve moved all their resources to develop better applications and better integration features between Microsoft products and Android, iOS devices. It’s good to see Microsoft compete directly with Google and Apple in their own platform, while they refused to even make simple apps available for Windows platform. But will this be enough to attract customers to use Microsoft apps? Let us know.
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