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  1. dr_Mahmoud's Avatar
    Why Microsoft brings man apps to IOS & Android. I am starting to lose faith on Windows phone
    12-11-2014 10:21 AM
  2. FAHMI BASSEM's Avatar
    go to msn homepage and see by your self.
    12-11-2014 10:58 AM
  3. dwarfsize's Avatar
    hmm not sure how I feel about this.
    12-11-2014 11:04 AM
  4. Ashish Gupta888's Avatar
    be accustomed to such news..don't forget its MS not Google :-)
    xandros9 likes this.
    12-11-2014 11:05 AM
  5. prasath1234's Avatar
    Leave it nobody will use it in android as they have more option unlike us.
    12-11-2014 11:16 AM
  6. prasath1234's Avatar
    Because they want users for their services.
    xandros9 and MikeX74 like this.
    12-11-2014 11:18 AM
  7. jmshub's Avatar
    Consider when Apple released the iPod. They were originally only compatible with OSX, and they were popular, but after making them available for Windows PC, sales exploded. They realized how crucial it was to make this product available to the dominant platform at the time, Windows PCs. So they did, and were wildly successful.

    While MSN isn't a product like the iPod, they got to realize that if they want the product to grow, it has to be available on the dominant platforms, in this case, it is Android and iOS.

    Having Microsoft products available on other platforms doesn't make them perform worse on Windows.
    12-11-2014 12:19 PM
  8. Reflexx's Avatar
    I thought the reason was so that guys like Ed Bott and Tom Warren could make an easy transition to iPhone.
    raycpl, MikeX74, arjunan and 1 others like this.
    12-11-2014 12:23 PM
  9. thesachd's Avatar
    Because Microsoft isn't stupid, it knows that if it wants more people to use it's services limiting them to Windows Phone will not get them anywhere.

    It's not like the apps are even that good on competing platforms, but if the past can tell us something is that Microsoft is fully willing and committed to improving it's own apps and services on rival platforms.

    I wouldn't blame you for losing hope in Windows Phone, Microsoft probably even has lost quite a bit of hope in it.
    12-11-2014 12:29 PM
  10. JamesDax's Avatar
    Because MS is a software company and want there software and services being used by as many people as possible.
    fatclue_98, xandros9 and Jazmac like this.
    12-11-2014 12:36 PM
  11. JamesDax's Avatar
    Neither is any great loss.
    Jazmac and xandros9 like this.
    12-11-2014 12:37 PM
  12. thesachd's Avatar
    Leave it nobody will use it in android as they have more option unlike us.
    That could very we'll be true.
    12-11-2014 12:39 PM
  13. paulxxwall's Avatar
    Neither is any great loss.
    Only when ms apps run better on competition....ms should put out a video on app quality comparisons....yeah no that would be ugly
    12-11-2014 12:52 PM
  14. FAHMI BASSEM's Avatar
    BULL ****
    what i'm really afraid about is that ms may update ios and android apps and keeps our apps slow and buggy!
    dr_Mahmoud likes this.
    12-11-2014 02:23 PM
  15. majortom1981's Avatar
    This is starting to make me wonder if they will ditch windows phone on the phone hardware and go with android as the base OS.
    12-11-2014 07:16 PM
  16. Pacus1x's Avatar
    This is starting to make me wonder if they will ditch windows phone on the phone hardware and go with android as the base OS.
    MS could ditch WP... but they will never go to Android, that would be like raising the white flag to Google and taking the humiliating feeling of defeat... besides MS already makes a lot of money from Android thanks to the patents.
    12-11-2014 08:48 PM
  17. gapost's Avatar
    I used these apps on my windows phone and they were good. Surprisingly, well-designed news apps are not really common on Android. These are well designed and the MSN Sports app is one of the best for monitoring NFL scores. Compared to the WP versions, I like these better as you can swipe left and right to see the different sections in the news. So far, I don't see any ads, which is very welcome in Android. They are very fast, faster running on Lollipop on an LG G2 than they were on my Icon. I'd give them close to five stars.

    And yes, I too think MS is setting itself up to influence the ios and google markets, and focus on getting back the computer market share with Windows 10. Hope they can keep WP going, but they have some work to do.
    12-12-2014 05:59 AM
  18. FAHMI BASSEM's Avatar
    We don't have any problems with publishing our exclusive apps on other platforms, our problem is that the apps work better on Android, our problem if when MS update its apps on other platform, but not WP
    dr_Mahmoud and raycpl like this.
    12-12-2014 06:58 AM
  19. thesachd's Avatar
    well-designed news apps are not really common on Android.
    News Republic, Flipboard, Feedly, Flyne, Digg are all examples of well designed applications on Android.

    But what beats them all, IMO, would be the Google Play Newsstand which is built from the ground up with focus on design and functionality:

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    I'm not saying MSN news is bad but it isn't a design miracle either.
    12-12-2014 09:54 AM
  20. Willie Conaway's Avatar
    How is this helping WP
    12-12-2014 06:26 PM
  21. jmshub's Avatar
    How is this helping WP
    MSN apps on Android and iOS doesn't sell Windows Phone handsets, but it does make Microsoft money. As much as I like Windows Phone, it's sure a good thing that Microsoft is making money from other things, because that helps them pour money into the relative loser that is Windows Phone.
    12-12-2014 07:08 PM
  22. fatclue_98's Avatar
    How is this helping WP
    Microsoft is a SOFTWARE company. Their bread and butter is Windows and Office, not selling hardware. Their goal is to ween people off Google and onto Bing. BTW, this user thanks you for your service. Stay safe and come home in one piece.
    Jazmac likes this.
    12-12-2014 07:29 PM
  23. Julaayi's Avatar
    Well said.. Windows services work better on other platforms, this makes the decision very easy.
    12-12-2014 07:37 PM
  24. Julaayi's Avatar
    MS could ditch WP... but they will never go to Android, that would be like raising the white flag to Google and taking the humiliating feeling of defeat... besides MS already makes a lot of money from Android thanks to the patents.
    They are already rising the white flag.. windows phone Is slowly starting to look like an android skin.
    12-12-2014 07:40 PM
  25. fatclue_98's Avatar
    They are already rising the white flag.. windows phone Is slowly starting to look like an android skin.

    Say what?
    xandros9 likes this.
    12-12-2014 10:35 PM
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