Microsoft has launched its Send app for Android phones. The app is an email client that simplifies the entire process of sending emails by combining it with features found in instant messengers. Send removes the need for a subject line or signatures and lets you send messages straight away. It makes emails similar to conversations that are found in instant messaging services like WhatsApp. The app is currently only available to Office 365 users with either business or education accounts. Microsoft Send is compatible with Android 4.2 and above.
Microsoft had announced Send back in July this year and at the time it was available for iPhone users. Microsoft has launched a number of apps for Android such as Outlook, PowerPoint, Bing Search, OneNote and more. The app has not yet been launched for Windows Phone.
Last month, Microsoft had announced that it was updating its Bing Search app on Android to offer contextual search functionality called Snapshots to users. Google had announced the same feature called Google Now on Tap during its announcement of Android Marshmallow. This was an important feature of the new OS. It seemed like Microsoft had beaten its rival in introducing the new feature to users. Google had said that Now on Tap wouldn't be available to users of the Developer Preview of Android M. However, Google announced that it was updating the Google Now app to support Now on Tap. However, the feature would only work for those using Android M Developer Preview.
Today, Apple also launched an app for Android. Apple’s Move to iOS app is its first Android app that’s developed in-house. The app is aimed at users wishing to switch from an Android device to an Apple device running iOS 9. The Move to iOS app works with any Android smartphone or tablet that is running Android 4.0 or above. At the time this story was published, the app has a rating of 1.8 out of 5 on the Google Play Store. Many of the complaints were directed towards the fact that users chose Android to get away from the walled ecosystem of iOS.