Microsoft launches a new AppComparison app on Google Play Store

Microsoft tries sheepishly to convince Android users to switch to Windows 10 mobile with its new app

Written by Karthekayan Iyer | Updated: November 23, 2015 8:52:42 am
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Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL are now available in US. Both the smartphones are the first to run Windows 10 mobile which shares the same base code as the desktop operating system.

According to a report, the new phones are expected to launch in India on November 30 but with its own services like Office, etc being available on Android and iOS, Microsoft has an uphill task convincing users to switch.

In order to do that, Microsoft has released a new app to the Google Play store which recommends apps to users.

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The app once installed scans through all the apps on your phone and shows which of those are available on Windows 10 mobile. In case of unavailability of an app, it suggests alternatives on the basis of comparable feature.

Microsoft’s mobile efforts have been pretty off track for sometime now. The app gap has become remarkably noticeable and even the ones available haven’t been updated for sometime.

While AppComparison does justice to entice Android users to switch to Windows, the larger picture is it puts Microsoft in the back foot by showing the huge deficit in quality apps.

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