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Microsoft Gets in on the Pokemon Go Craze the Only Way It Can

Microsoft Gets in on the Pokemon Go Craze the Only Way It Can

Pokemon Go runs on Android and iOS, but not on Microsoft’s dying mobile operating system. Some have petitioned Niantic, the maker of Pokemon Go, to develop a Windows Mobile version, but that’s most likely not going to happen. I can’t imagine the company would drop everything to develop a version for such a small market.

There’s been rumors and demos of Pokemon Go running on Microsoft’s HoloLens, but nothing tangible enough to suggest that will be a reality anytime soon. Microsoft may make another push with its mobile operating system once Windows 10 Anniversary delivers in a couple weeks, but it may be too late, particularly for the Pokemon Go gold rush.

However, Microsoft isn’t quite out of tricks. Today, the OneDrive team has announced a new feature called Poké detector among a slew of other updates today.

According to the announcement

When you have the OneDrive app on your phone and camera upload is turned on, the screenshots you take from the game are automatically saved to OneDrive and 150 Pokémon are identified for your searching and viewing pleasure. You can also search for your favorite Pokémon by name.

Obviously, this still doesn’t help Windows Mobile holdouts, but Android and iOS users may want to start using OneDrive to get their catches identified and stored in the OneDrive-based Pokedex.

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