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Back on March 28th hothardware.com alluded to the imminent release of a second Windows 10 for Phone technical preview, and yesterday Microsoft's Gabe Aul confirmed on Twit.tv's Windows Weekly podcast that the new build will be available as of this Friday, April 10th, at 10AM PST (1PM EST). Specific details of the new Windows 10 for Phone build are not yet available. What did come to light, though, is that the Lumia Icon and the 930 (the Icon's international variant) will not be supported in this update round due to a bug with device scaling (a bug that is expected to be addressed in time for the ensuing build). The other 35 Microsoft phones cited for update at the end of March, though, remain... Read more...
Microsoft released its first public build of Windows 10 for smartphone on February 12. While Windows Phone users were excited at the prospects of testing out Microsoft’s next generation mobile operating system on their existing hardware, many were disappointed by the fact that so few devices were actually supported — only six devices were initially supported. Well get ready, because Microsoft is about to turn those frowns upside down. In a posting on Blogging Windows, Microsoft’s Gabe Aul confirmed that the second public beta of Windows 10 would include a much larger list of supported devices. There are still some notable absences (like the Lumia 930, which isn’t supported currently due to a... Read more...
Windows 10 is due out this summer and enthusiasts around the globe are positively excited for its release. After all, Windows 8.x hasn’t exactly been a resounding success for Microsoft and Windows 10 looks to solve the software giant’s OS woes while at the same time adding new features that make users more productive. One of the most anticipated new features in Windows 10 is the Spartan web browser, which will replace the long-serving Internet Explorer. We’ve seen Spartan in action on the desktop/notebook front, but we’re now getting a closer look at Spartan in action on the mobile side thanks to some newly leaked screenshots. (All images courtesy WindowsMania.pl) Perhaps the biggest change with... Read more...
Microsoft is on track to release the final version of Windows 10 to the public this summer, but in the mean time, the company is issuing another Technical Preview build for enthusiast to install. Microsoft has taken its sweet time to push out Build 10041, with it coming nearly two months after the launch of the initial Windows 10 Technical Preview. “We are continuing to learn and evolve the Windows Insider program as we go, and your feedback is helping us to shape the program as well as Windows 10 itself,” writes Microsoft’s Gabe Aul on Blogging Windows. “Over the past couple of weeks we heard feedback from you that some wanted less frequent but more stable builds, while others preferred faster... Read more...
Microsoft’s race to the bottom with its Windows Phone platform is ongoing. Today, we’ve learned that Amazon has dropped the price of the Nokia Lumia 635 to all-time low of $29.99 off-contract. That puts the Lumia 635 just $10 above the low-point set by the Lumia 520 in late December. If you need a refresher, the Lumia 635 features a 4.5-inch (480x854) display, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor with 512MB of RAM, 8GB of storage and a microSD slot. You’ll also find LTE support, a 5MP rear camera, and an 1830 mAh battery. The Lumia 635 runs Windows 8.1 out of the box but has full support for Lumia Denim Update. Perhaps the most intriguing aspect about the new low price for the Lumia 635 is that it is... Read more...
Microsoft held a big Windows 10 event at the end of January. We were told at the time that a preview of Windows 10 would made available for phones some time in February, and true to its word, Microsoft today delivered. The Windows 10 Technical Preview can be installed by first downloading the Windows Insider app from the Windows Phone store. Since this is still a very early build of Windows 10, not all functionality is available at this time. In fact, Microsoft has posted a pretty extensive list of features that are excluded from this build. The messaging app is missing dual-SIM support, search, message drafts, sharing voice notes and ringtones, spam filter, viewing all group recipients, reminders... Read more...
After having its name besmirched following the release of Windows Vista, Microsoft hit it out of the park with its follow-up: Windows 7. Microsoft then developed Windows 8 to appease two distinct markets — PCs and tablets — with one operating system, resulting in significant backlash from critics and consumers. Microsoft hopes to distance itself from Windows 8.x not just in name (notice how they skipped Windows 9), but by also ensuring that PC users are not left in the cold to accommodate tablet users (and vice versa). Windows 10 will bring with it a wealth of new functionality to users, including the lightweight ‘Spartan’ Internet browser that we first told you about in late December. Spartan... Read more...
Microsoft seems to be doing all it can to make sure that Windows 10 will do better than its current Windows 8 operating system. The developer has been busy with the Windows 10 preview, rolling out updates, and asking consumers to join its Windows Insider Program and the latter seems to be paying off. According to Microsoft, the number of registrants for the program hit 1 million over the weekend. With such a large pool of testers, the company has received over 200,000 pieces of user feedback on the preview build of Windows 10 which means there is a lot of feedback to sift through. “People on the team are hard at work poring through all the feedback, categorizing and processing it, and cycling... Read more...