Microsoft Adds To Its Growing List Of Android Apps With Mimicker Alarm


Microsoft has added another application to its roster of apps for Android devices: a free alarm clock app called Mimicker Alarm.

This Android app is no ordinary alarm as it is designed to showcase Microsoft's machine-learning abilities. Instead of simply waking its users up, it requires them to play a game first to turn the alarm off – it might require you to say a tongue twister, locate a thing with a particular color or take a selfie with a happy face. Users have to mimic the action given within 30 seconds or the alarm starts ringing again.

Here is a YouTube video Microsoft pushed out to introduce the Mimicker Alarm.

To date, Microsoft now has more than 40 apps in the Google Play Store, signifying that Microsoft is, without a doubt, contributing quite a lot to Google’s renowned mobile operating system.

In fact, in December last year, the company built Microsoft Apps, which houses its own Android apps within the Google Play Store.

Perhaps the company is aware that it is tricky to search for its apps through tens of thousands of apps within the Play Store. With Microsoft Apps, locating for the precise apps is made a lot easier.

To guide you on the best Microsoft apps for Android, we have compiled a list of the apps that have been well-received by users.

Microsoft Office Mobile

With this app, it is now trouble-free to gain access to, view and edit your Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents anywhere you are. The app provides support for animations, charts, shapes and SmartArt Graphics so your documents will still look great on your smartphone. Furthermore, Word, Excel and PowerPoint have been optimized to fit in the screen of your phone.


One of the most popular communication apps around, Skype lets users make a voice call or send out an instant message to contacts in any part of the world, so long as there is an Internet connection.

Arrow Launcher

This Microsoft app is a simple launcher for Android. Simply put, it helps its users simplify their Android experience. With this app, users can easily launch and quickly get back to their much-loved apps, recent photos, file downloads and more. It will also help users easily find and keep in touch with the people they love to talk with. Plus, the app also has integrated reminders so you will not forget important events in your life.


Microsoft makes it easy for people to access their personal files either on their Android device, personal computer or other devices by introducing OneDrive, a free online storage app.

Next Lock Screen

Recommended for busy professionals, Next Lock Screen helps safeguard your phone from being accessed by other people, using a PIN or pattern code. You can even view important notifications and launch your well-loved apps.

You can view the compiled Android apps from Microsoft via this link.

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