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Microsoft doubles down on watch apps with Translator, Outlook and more

Blair Hanley Frank | Aug. 7, 2015
Microsoft jumped further into the smartwatch app market Thursday, launching a trio of applications that put its services on users' wrists.

There's also plenty of room for Microsoft to expand its Android Wear offerings. Google's wearable platform is still missing an Outlook app, along with an app that allows users to control PowerPoint presentations from their wrist (something that's already available for the Apple Watch).

It's all a part of Microsoft's ongoing push to get its apps in front of users on as many platforms as possible, even if the Redmond-based tech titan doesn't own the underlying operating system. CEO Satya Nadella has made developing productivity tools for a "mobile-first, cloud-first world" a priority during his tenure at the company, and these wearable apps are just one component of that plan.

 

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