Weekly Tech Roundup: Android For Work, Outlook Discontinues Messengers, iOS Beta Program

03 Mar. 2015 Enterprise Tech News

This week’s tech news roundup features with Google’s Entry Into The Mobile Enterprise Market With Android For Work, Apple Improvising iOS 8 By Letting Users Test iOS Beta Versions, Microsoft Discontinues Popular Messengers From Outlook.com like Facebook Messenger, Google Talk.

Hello Enterprise – Google Enters Mobile Enterprise Market with Android For Work

Android for Work

Google officially announced its plans to empower enterprise users by launching Android for Work. It basically is a set of apps created on Google’s various technologies that makes it easier for enterprises to adopt Android and enables them to simplify BYOD strategies. The objective behind introducing Android for Work is to streamline employee productivity by using both their personal and business apps on the same device without worrying about the security concerns of personal and private data. Google will deliver the service through its partners like Woolworths, Pearson, and Guardian Life to refine its approach.

Apple Improvising iOS By Letting Users Test iOS Beta Versions

iOS 8 Beta Testing Program

For the first time in history, Apple has laid out plans to launch its first-ever beta program for iOS operating system. This public program is launched to eliminate bugs and errors found in the operating system, helping Apple to deliver the best quality experience for iOS. After the successful launch of the OS X Public Beta program with OS X Yosemite last year, Apple plans to release iOS 8.3 as a public beta in mid-March. Apple is also looking forward to debut iOS 9 at its June WWDC 2015.

Microsoft Discontinues Popular Messengers From Outlook.com like Facebook Messenger, Google Talk

Outlook.com

Microsoft is rapidly moving ahead by killing integration with Google Talk and Facebook Messenger in Outlook.com. They have has started sending emails to Outlook.com users, about its discontinuation support for Google and Facebook’s chat apps for the free email service in next couple of weeks. The disintegration happened due to Google’s decision to discontinue the chat protocol used by the Google Talk platform. Microsoft understands that this may disappoint some of our customers, but we hope that Skype for Outlook will help to overcome the collaboration. Microsoft is confident that Skype for Outlook.com will cater the best experience for chatting and making voice or video calls.

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