(ANSA) – MILAN, APRIL 05 – With the desire to bring the Windows world ever closer to Android, with software and collateral projects, Microsoft has created a new working group focused on the Google operating system. Announced by an internal communication from Microsoft’s Chief Product Officer, Panos Panay, released by the Windows Central website, the team takes the name of ‘Android Microsoft Platform and Experiences’ (AMPX) and incorporates all previous initiatives involving Android, including the Surface Duo OS operating system, SwiftKey apps, Phone Link, Microsoft Launcher and other minor works.
Previously, the projects were under different teams, such as the Microsoft Mobile Experiences (MMX) division, which also dealt with applications for iOS and iPadOS. A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed the reorganization to Windows Central: “Like all businesses, we regularly evaluate our business. We recently made an organizational change to accelerate our impact and better serve our customers and partners.” The new group will respond directly to Panay, head of the Surface initiative and everything related to Windows.
The link between Microsoft and Google is nothing new. For years, the company has launched the Office productivity suite on Android, as well as the Outlook and Teams apps. With some companies, such as Samsung, the giant had also entered into special partnerships to simplify the connection between smartphones and computers. Just recently, Microsoft expanded support for Honor smartphones to use some apps installed on the phone in a computer window, a feature until now exclusive to Samsung and Surface Duo devices. (HANDLE).
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