Microsoft Adds Android Support to Windows Azure Mobile Service

By Wednesday, March 6, 2013 0 , , , Permalink 0

Microsoft launched its mobile cloud service in 2012 but initially only devices running Windows 8 were supported. Later on, support was added for Windows Phone 8 and iOS. Developers, who want their Android apps to connect to Microsoft Azure can use Android SDK for starters. Android SDK was developed by the Microsoft Open Technologies and the Android community is expected to contribute for improving it further more.

Microsoft is also expanding its Azure Mobile Services to the East Asia Region, in order to help developers to “reduce latency for applications with customers in Asia.”

Considering the bigger picture, Microsoft has been busy updating its Azure services with support for creating and managing SQL Reporting Services, Active Directory integration, availability monitoring and permission to third party developers to bring new add-ons to their Azure apps to 22 new countries, from the original 11 which received support in the past.