Google just announced that it will bring Google Assistant to more Android handsets. The technology will start appearing on phones running Android 7.0 and 6.0 this week.
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Today, announced the release of Skype Lite for Android, a special version of Skype built specifically for the India market.
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I've been slow to embrace digital personal assistants like Cortana. But these technologies have gotten dramatically better over the past year. More important, they are indeed the future of personal computing.
While Microsoft enthusiasts continue to react poorly to the software giant's new strategy, I see a clarity here that should be celebrated. Microsoft is doing the right thing.
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Yesterday, I reported that the first Skype Preview build was available on Android. Well, it's available on iOS too, but in a far more limited fashion.
Those introducing non-Microsoft devices into their workflows may be worried about losing familiar functionality. For example:, can you print to an existing printer from a Chromebook?
Microsoft has issued its first Skype Preview app release to those who signed up for the Skype Insider program.
A new report paints an incredible picture of why Microsoft abandoned the smartphone market: Android and iOS now account basically 100 percent of all new smartphone sales.