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Microsoft Enhances OneDrive Mobile Apps
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H@mmy
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H@mmy,
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8/29/2014 | 4:40:29 PM
cross platform
I think its a perfect approach from Microsoft by targeting all major platforms. Its not suitable if you just close your eyes seeing your competitor's progess. Not restricting such things to Microsoft OS only is a smart move I think.
tzubair
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tzubair,
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8/31/2014 | 12:38:24 PM
Re: cross platform
"Its not suitable if you just close your eyes seeing your competitor's progess. Not restricting such things to Microsoft OS only is a smart move I think."

@Hammy: I think what MS is doing is something they had completely ignored a few years back. When Android was launched, MS never really took it as a serious threat and never aimed at collaboration. All they attempted to do was stick to their own platform. Now they're realizing this when Android is more powerful in many ways and collaboration is inevitable.
shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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8/31/2014 | 11:46:43 PM
Re: cross platform
@tzubair- Do you mean to say Microsoft has learned it lesson from the past?

 
shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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8/31/2014 | 11:49:11 PM
Re: cross platform
I wonder if Google wants to fall on the same trap that Microsoft did few year back. If Google does not work on providing cross platform app they will learn the lesson in the near future.
yalanand
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yalanand,
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8/31/2014 | 11:57:29 PM
Re: cross platform
If Google does not work on providing cross platform app they will learn the lesson in the near future.

@shakeeb, I agree with you. I think Google should seriously think about providing cross platform app else it might bring down the popularity of such apps.
Li Tan
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Li Tan,
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9/1/2014 | 11:07:16 AM
Re: cross platform
Yes I fully agree - for app, the vendor needs to make it really application level stuff instead of being sticky to certain platform. Furthermore, it should provide the consistent behavior/functionality across different platforms.
shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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8/31/2014 | 11:30:07 PM
Re: cross platform
Good move by Microsoft bringing in competition will definitely lower the rates and the service standards would be much better.
shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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8/31/2014 | 11:31:30 PM
Re: cross platform
@H@mmy – yes restriction to a particular OS would not be a smart thing to do at the present situation. Many users will just not move to a new device for a cloud solution. 
mejiac
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mejiac,
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8/29/2014 | 4:44:28 PM
Still missing something that one more thing
Great Article!!!

I recently tried out the new Nokia 635, mainly because it had Cordana and the latest windows 8.1 updates.

I liked many things, but the one thing that really got me, reason why I returned it, is that it's missing the Google apps... mainly Google Drive.

The reason I mention this is that if microsoft is making so many efforts on getting One Drive into Android and iOS, how come the love isn't received back in having Google Drive available for Windows PHones?

I'll be honest...I like the windows phone, it's intuitive and well integrated, but without some core apps it doesn't help it.

What does the community think?
stotheco
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stotheco,
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8/31/2014 | 10:35:16 AM
Re: Still missing something that one more thing
It seems like the ball is in Google's park, and they're just not very interested to either share it or pass it along. The way things are, Android has the bulk of the mobile market share. Windows phone is trying to grow its user base, so it makes sense that they're trying hard to expand onto other popular platforms instead of vice versa.
shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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8/31/2014 | 11:43:27 PM
Re: Still missing something that one more thing
@stotheco – Yes Google seem to have been withdrawing some of their apps from other OS. Sometime back Google withdrew Google Maps from Blackberry. I think many users have already felt this. 
tzubair
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tzubair,
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8/31/2014 | 12:30:37 PM
Re: Still missing something that one more thing
"The reason I mention this is that if microsoft is making so many efforts on getting One Drive into Android and iOS, how come the love isn't received back in having Google Drive available for Windows PHones?"

@mejiac: I think the reason why MS might not have Google Drive as part of its app store is because they want to promote One Drive and they want it to become widespread. Having Google Drive would reduce the demand for One Drive, in my opinion.
shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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8/31/2014 | 11:45:12 PM
Re: Still missing something that one more thing
@tzubair- Yes but why is Google not trying to promote their Google Drive on Microsoft devices? 
yalanand
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yalanand,
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8/31/2014 | 11:54:41 PM
Re: Still missing something that one more thing
I think the reason why MS might not have Google Drive as part of its app store is because they want to promote One Drive and they want it to become widespread. 

@tzubair, I totally agree with your opinion. I dont think MS would want to promote Google drive products when they have their own products which are competing against Google.
mejiac
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mejiac,
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9/2/2014 | 3:53:00 PM
Re: Still missing something that one more thing
@yalanand,

Agreed, but I guess that marketing/business strategy can be challenged,

If the smartphone market is dominated by Android and iOS, with Microsoft being a far third, would you want to have consumers try out your apps, so that when the day comes that they want to consider a phone upgrade, that process will be seamless (vs having to compromise)?

What does the community think?
shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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8/31/2014 | 11:39:20 PM
Re: Still missing something that one more thing
@mejiac – It's always good to have the apps your used to whenever you get a new device, but seems it doesn't happen always. 
H@mmy
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H@mmy,
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8/29/2014 | 4:53:15 PM
Competition
An air of competition is always beneficial for the end user. Seeing Google, Box and Microsft compete we should expect much better features and tariffs in future.
shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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8/31/2014 | 11:40:52 PM
Re: Competition
@H@mmy – yes very soon we will see a price drop as a result of completion. At least you will get more space for what you pay. 


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