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Android in a Microsoft World

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Business lives in a Microsoft world, so if you want your phone to work for you, you’ll need to figure out ways to get your phone to work with Microsoft. The Android OS is based on Linux, but that doesn’t mean it’s totally shut off from Microsoft. Microsoft has belatedly embraced cloud computing and cross-platform compatibility in recent years. Microsoft even released a bar code scanning app for Android in March 2010: Tag Reader. As I’m writing this, there are also rumors that Microsoft will develop an Android version of Silverlight. Silverlight is a competitor to Flash, and Microsoft has always intended it to run on multiple platforms.


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Karch, M. (2010). Android in a Microsoft World. In: , et al. Android for Work. Apress.

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