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Microsoft Apps Coming To Android Smartphones, Tablets
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Stratustician
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3/25/2015 | 3:20:36 PM
Re: Go to the market share
I agree.  I think the initial thought was "hey, we'll include it for iOS since it's a big market", and now that Android is seeing a larger market presence, it makes perfect sense.  Not only will it help them in the business space through BYOD, it will make it easier for regular consumers to work with Microsoft applications that weren't natively supported earlier.
glenbren
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3/25/2015 | 2:12:22 PM
Re: Go to the market share
I can't send a document or spreadsheet to my husband without first having to save a copy of it as another version so his program can read it. I hope they do better with the mobile version.
progman2000
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3/24/2015 | 8:20:44 PM
Re: Go to the market share
I agree, I think this is a smart move on their part.  And frankly its the only way I would have anything close to Microsoft on my phone, since I will likely never buy a Windows Mobile device.  Seems like they realized the lions share of the mobile phone consumers feel this way and are using this as their entry point into those pockets.  Smart move...
jagibbons
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3/24/2015 | 6:49:11 PM
Go to the market share
The "if you build it, they will come" philosophy doesn't work well when you are way behind the first and second place market leaders. This new strategy shows that the new Microsoft is more open to alternative ways to get their flagship product, Office, into as many hands as possible.


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