Microsoft Introduces Release Preview Ring for Mobile Insiders

Microsoft Introduces Release Preview Ring for Mobile Insiders

Today, Microsoft released another shot at the RTM build for Windows 10 Mobile, this one being Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build 10586.107. This is Microsoft’s seventh attempt to get Windows 10 Mobile right. Last week, I reported that Windows 10 Mobile will not be bundled with device specific firmware when it is delivered to Windows Phone 8.1 devices; however, despite the fact that you can get the same update through the Insider Program that…

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Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Mobile Build 10586.107

Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Mobile Build 10586.107

Today, Microsoft released the seventh iteration of the RTM build of Windows 10 Mobile. This time, it’s Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build 10586.107. As always, there are no new features. This is about trying to get Windows 10 Mobile right. They’re not even calling them builds anymore. They’re calling them cumulative updates. Here’s what Microsoft said they fixed in this build:

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What If…Windows Phone had the Same Apps as iOS and Android?

What If…Windows Phone had the Same Apps as iOS and Android?

We Windows Phone fans are an interesting breed. I’ve never seen another tech fandom that was so based on faith, apologies, and excuses. It does make sense though. Windows Phone is something that we love, so we find ourselves constantly asking ourselves, “Why doesn’t everyone else like this too?” So we come up with excuses. Here’s a general rundown: Microsoft just showed up too late to the party Everyone has simply made their choice by…

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Microsoft’s Lumia Sales: Why it’s Good News

Microsoft’s Lumia Sales: Why it’s Good News

Wait, what? Did I just say that Microsoft selling 4.5 million Lumias in a quarter is good news? You’re goddamn right I did. After Microsoft reported their earnings and the abysmal number of Lumias that they sold, most analysts said something to the like of “there’s no way that anyone could put a positive spin on this.” Tom Warren of The Verge pronounced Windows Phone to be dead and every tech blog that covers Microsoft…

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Hands On with Windows 10 Mobile Build 10586.71

Hands On with Windows 10 Mobile Build 10586.71

Yesterday, Microsoft released yet another iteration of the RTM build for Windows 10 Mobile, build 10586.71. Microsoft delivered a laundry list of fixes for the build. Let’s face the facts here. We’re all hoping that this build is going to be “the one”. I’d love to tell you that everything is better but it’s simply too early to tell. Most people are saying the same thing that they say every time there’s an update: “Seems…

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Here’s What’s Fixed in Windows 10 Mobile Build 10586.71

Here’s What’s Fixed in Windows 10 Mobile Build 10586.71

Today, Microsoft released the sixth iteration of the RTM build for Windows 10 Mobile, this one being 10586.71. Rather than the usual “we fixed a lot of bugs”, they actually listed quite a few bugs that have been squashed in this build. Keep in mind that while Windows 10 Mobile is on its sixth Threshold 2 build, Windows 10 for PCs is already on its fourth Redstone build. I really think that it speaks to…

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Windows 10 Mobile Build 10586.71 Available to the Fast Ring

Windows 10 Mobile Build 10586.71 Available to the Fast Ring

Today, Microsoft finally released Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build 10586.71 to the fast ring. We’ve known about the build for some time. Windows Central even decided to announce that it would ship last Tuesday. Then again, this is why I don’t report on these rumors. Many blogs will scrape Microsoft’s update servers, see there’s a build, and then draw a conclusion that it will be released next Tuesday because, you know, Microsoft likes to…

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Windows Phone Does NOT Need to be Unique

Windows Phone Does NOT Need to be Unique

Windows Phone fans are a rabid bunch. Well, perhaps rabid isn’t the right term. A better analogy would be wounded animals that are trapped in a corner. We live in a world of aggression, jealousy, excuses, and sub-2% market share. It’s dark times for us Windows Phone fans. After all, three years ago, Windows Phone 8 was introduced amongst optimism, a unique UI, and promises of better times. Windows Phone was a hub for all…

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The History of the Windows Phone Camera

The History of the Windows Phone Camera

If there has been one advantage to buying a Windows Phone throughout the history of the platform, it’s the camera. Windows Phones have always been on the cutting edge of camera technology, but it’s changed quite a bit. In the following video, I look at how both hardware and software has evolved in the past five years of the platform’s existance, from Windows Phone 7 to Windows 10 Mobile, from the Nokia Pureview 808 to…

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