In a brand new job itemizing, Microsoft has confirmed it’s consolidating its Android efforts right into a single division known as ‘Android Microsoft Platform and Expertise’. This transfer may enable additional integration between Home windows 11 and Android, and Microsoft could also be planning to transcend Samsung telephones.
Earlier this week, Microsoft posted a number of job listings for its new division “Android Microsoft Platform and Expertise” which goals to carry apps/providers Cellphone Hyperlink or Your Cellphone, SwiftKey, Microsoft Launcher, and different providers together with the ‘Floor Duo expertise’ below one division.
“The Android Microsoft Platform and Experiences Staff is constructing the long run. We’re a world-class platform, middleware, apps, and providers group that brings end-to-end experiences to life on a various vary of kind components – empowering prospects by means of highly effective connections to Home windows, M365, and Azure throughout the units they use,” the job itemizing reads.
Whereas particulars are usually not accessible and we don’t know the way precisely the corporate plans to double down on its Android efforts, we’re anticipating main enhancements to apps like Cellphone Hyperlink and Microsoft Launcher within the coming months.
For instance, a future replace may allow tighter integration between these Android apps and Home windows 11.
Below the management of Satya Nadella, Microsoft has been investing extra in cloud computing and Workplace. Nevertheless, Microsoft’s technique appears to have modified following the pandemic as the corporate has promised to make Home windows higher and switch it right into a product that prospects actively love.
“I need to transfer Home windows from individuals needing it – and understanding they want it – to loving and wanting it,” Microsoft’s Panos Panay stated final 12 months.
Whereas Microsoft has confirmed it received’t make telephones once more, the corporate may nonetheless create an interoperable expertise much like iPhone and macOS computer systems. By doubling down on its Android efforts and integration, Microsoft may persuade extra individuals to make use of Home windows 11 for his or her day by day duties.
Microsoft lately up to date its SwiftKey keyboard with Home windows clipboard sync and the corporate additionally rebranded the ‘Your Cellphone’ utility as ‘Cellphone Hyperlink’ with assist for Honor units, suggesting present partnerships with Samsung are topic to vary.