1. James Auman's Avatar
    I had to buy an Android after over a decade of Windows Mobile. A few apps I need weren't reliable anymore (Microsoft Teams, Spotify). Does anyone have a list of steps I need to follow to make an Android as close to a Microsoft device as possible? I plan to install the Microsoft Launcher, but are there things like Cortana, Outlook, Contacts, OneDrive, etc? I'm 0% familiar with Android so I need "dummies-level" help. BTW, I bought the Nokia PureView 9.

    Thanks in advance!
    03-05-2019 04:25 PM
  2. AV2RY's Avatar
    I'd love to get that phone myself, but my V30 isn't paid off yet. Anyway. I don't use Cortana but other Microsoft apps yes.

    If your contacts have profile pictures and would like to have them on Android you need Nine - Email & Calendar app. Don't need to buy it. Just sync your contacts and calendar then forget about it (don't uninstall). Use outlook for the rest.

    For the tiles I use Square Home 3 - Launcher. I like it more than other launchers and it had a lot more customizations than WP itself. Live tiles aren't really live though.

    Ps. This app as terrible as it was on WP. I can't scroll up/down to see my text at the beginning. But hopefully I didn't miss much
    03-05-2019 08:01 PM
  3. mggm100's Avatar
    I plan to install the Microsoft Launcher, but are there things like Cortana, Outlook, Contacts, OneDrive, etc?

    Thanks in advance!
    Microsoft Launcher will provide you with a folder containing store links to all the Microsoft Android apps. You can just pick out any you want to install.

    If you have been a user of the Bing daily images, you can set Microsoft Launcher to display them as well.

    I made the switch within the past year and have had a good experience on a Google Pixel 2.
    03-07-2019 03:43 PM
  4. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    You can get all the ususal MS apps on your Android phone. Their launcher also isn't that bad. Just download and install them. They'll work pretty much the same way that you are used to.
    03-09-2019 05:29 AM
  5. DrNitun's Avatar
    Hello,

    Try the Launcher 10 app. It does have limitations but it is closest to Win10 Mobile that I have come across.

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    07-20-2019 06:09 AM
  6. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    Hello,

    Try the Launcher 10 app. It does have limitations but it is closest to Win10 Mobile that I have come across.

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    I tried this, I really did. But whilst it does look like W10M, it lacks the overall polish. So I went back to just using MS Launcher, but it's great if it works fine for you.
    07-21-2019 08:55 AM

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