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  1. libra89's Avatar
    Don't know what magic occurred, but I re-tried the Outlook app for contact syncing and it now works two-way.

    Initially I disassociated my Hotmail.ca account in Nine, and re-enabled the contact sync in Outlook. To my surprise it worked. So then I uninstalled Nine altogether and restarted the phone and it still works.

    I can also edit and existing contact and changes get synced and appear on Outlook.com. However deleting a contact from the Contact app doesn't, but I can live with that.

    Even the Outlook Support said it's only a one-way sync. So no idea why it's working for me right now.

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    Sounds like you are a lucky one! I hope it continues to work for you.
    03-02-2018 07:46 PM
  2. neo158's Avatar
    Originally posted by anon(10324754)
    Originally Posted by toph36
    I have a Pixel 2 XL. I have the Microsoft Launcher installed, I have all the Office apps installed including OneDrive. I have Cortana installed and linked to the Home Button. Even have Hey Cortana set up, but haven't tried it yet. I use Outlook for my email and Calendar, and Edge as my browser. I have Skype installed, but I am using Facebook Messenger as my SMS client.

    If I didn't have to go into the Play Store, I would think this is a Microsoft phone. Only bought a "Google" phone because I got $300 off, plus a $250 gift card when I bought it at Target.

    The one thing that I did was created a new Google Account using an alias I created off of my primary Outlook.com account. I did have an old Google Account for YouTube at one point, but haven't used it so long. I didn't want an @gmail.com account, and I did not want gmail at all. You can't uninstall the app though. Good luck.
    You don't have to use Play Store to download apps. I use the Apkpure app. Although whether these are exactly the same as store apps or more or less safe I don't know.

    What I really want from MSFT, which I doubt will happen, is their own dedicated app ecosystem in Android. So when I turn on my new Android phone for the first time it asks me for my email and when I choose Exchange it logs into the native Outlook Email, Calendar, Contacts, etc, which then works with the messaging app. The same way when I get a Samsung it uses it's own native apps for these functions and not Gmail or Google photos or any of that other Google crapola. Even adding Cortana to the phone in a dedicated manner like Bixby on the Samsung would be cool. These are things you can do without Google's permission (maybe?). Also, MSFT has shown lately that they are very good at making apps for Android so I don't see why not.
    I use the Store for apps normally as it's safer, I do sideload apps occasionally but I also use apkmirror to obtain a lot of updates before they hit the Store.
    03-07-2018 06:56 AM
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