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Microsoft's Xbox team gets busted using Twitter for Android

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Fri Jan 31 2014, 13:05
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GAMES CONSOLE MAKER Microsoft's Xbox Twitter account embarrassed itself on Thursday, having been caught tweeting from an Android device.

Everybody loves a good Twitter slip-up, such as the time a Samsung sponsored athlete was caught tweeting from an iOS device, or that other time Blackberry ambassador Alicia Keys was caught tweeting from her iPhone. Microsoft is the latest to trip on its shoelaces at the microblogging website.

Eagle-eyed Twitter user Romit Mehta busted Microsoft's Xbox team with the help of Tweetbot, one of the few apps that shows you what client device a user is tweeting from, which showed that the tweet promoting the Xbox One was sent from a device running Android, rather than Microsoft's own Windows Phone mobile operating system.

Interestingly, this comes just days after Microsoft launched its Bing Rewards service for iOS and Android devices, adding that a version for its own Windows Phone software would be 'coming soon.'

If recent figures are anything to go by, Microsoft should perhaps pull up its socks and start to focus on its own software a little more, with Strategy Analytics claiming that Windows Phone accounted for less than four percent of the global smartphone market during 2013.

Linda Sui, senior analyst at the research firm said, "The Windows Phone platform is still struggling to gain traction in the low-tier and premium-tier smartphone categories and they remain serious weaknesses that Microsoft will need to address in 2014." µ


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