Microsoft right this moment hit an extremely indispensable milestone: its Android model of Microsoft Note has passed the 1 billion attach for installs, per the Google Play Retailer (by process of Android Police).
The firm’s other Place of commercial apps are additionally doing somewhat smartly. Spreadsheet app Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and OneDrive every have bigger than 500 million installs, whereas email client Outlook for Android has bigger than 100 million installs. Android Police aspects out that these figures aren’t basically downloads from Google’s Play Retailer, noting that Microsoft has some agreements with some manufacturers to preinstall its apps on more than a few devices.
The milestone is additionally a exiguous ironic. Last month, Invoice Gates accepted in an interview that his “superb mistake ever” became missing out on the mobile OS world, noting that there’s easiest build for one competitor for iOS, and that it must had been “a pure thing for Microsoft to take.” But, whereas Microsoft’s mobile efforts have by no approach reached the success of its opponents, its mobile versions of Microsoft Place of commercial nonetheless experience a huge quantity of market penetration, noteworthy esteem their desktop counterparts.