Microsoft uses the Android share menu to display advertising

One of the biggest changes we've seen in the consumer electronics landscape is the industry's turn from computers to smartphones. This also meant that Microsoft went to the background, leaving the prominence to Android.

Satya Nadella, the current CEO of Microsoft decided that it was time to change the direction of the company and focused on services, even offering its applications to Android users.

What has not been the surprise of many of these users to see advertising in the mobile menu share, after installing some apps from the Redmond company.

Advertising on the share menu

In some mobiles their owners are seeing how when sharing a specific type of file, among the installed applications appear some of Microsoft that are not in their mobiles, and this is indicated.

The intention of the company is for the user to choose to download their service by seeing that they could share the file in question from it.

It also happens when opening a file, giving us the option to open it with an app that we have installed or with one that we could download.

An illegal practice

As they indicate in XDA, this action that is being carried out by Microsoft collides fully with Google's policy regarding Android ads.

According to Google, advertising in an application can only be displayed within it and, as we can see, it is not the case in these screenshots since it is integrated into the system.

Yes, it is true that they are not conventional ads or videos, but they are not advertisements for other products of the Nadella company that invite the user to download more apps from Microsoft.