Microsoft had a relatively quiet week, not even having much to say at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Instead, the firm delivered new builds for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile, the first time these have been updated simultaneously.
The company also announced an intention to acquire Xamarin, producers of cross-platform mobile development tools. This may have been one reason behind the firm's decision to can a promised toolkit that would have let developers port Android app code to run on Windows 10.
Microsoft delivers updated Windows 10 preview builds for PC and phone
Microsoft has for the first time released updated preview code for Windows 10 on the PC at the same time as the Windows 10 Mobile version for phones. The move comes as Microsoft continues to pave the way for the upcoming major update of Windows 10, codenamed Redstone.
Microsoft looks to increase iOS and Android foothold with Xamarin purchase
Microsoft has signed an agreement to acquire Xamarin, a developer of cross-platform mobile development tools that enable programmers to build native iOS, Android, Mac and Windows apps using the C# language.
Microsoft drops plans to bring Android apps to Windows 10
Microsoft has revised its development strategy for the Windows 10 platform, dropping a previous commitment to enable developers to port Android apps to Windows 10 and instead focusing on tools to migrate Apple iOS and existing Win32 desktop applications into Windows Store apps.
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Microsoft has announced a Hub Keyboard app for Android smartphones designed to help users bring in information from other apps without having to switch between multiple screens.
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