Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Mobile 10586.63, Kind Of

Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Mobile 10586.63, Kind Of

About an hour ago, something strange happened. People started saying that they were receiving Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build 10586.63 on the fast ring. Daniel Rubino confirmed that his Lumia 950 XL was receiving the update but not his AT&T Lumia 950 while Paul Thurrott confirmed that his Lumia 950 was, in fact, receiving the new build. Of course, there has not yet been any word from Microsoft as to what’s going on.

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Windows 10 Mobile to Begin Rollout on T-Mobile Germany

Windows 10 Mobile to Begin Rollout on T-Mobile Germany

If there’s one question that I get painfully often, it’s the question of when Windows 10 Mobile will be available. My response, almost always, is that it is available. Just download the Windows Insider app and follow the instructions in the app. After all, there is no magical date on which all phones in all regions will receive Windows 10 Mobile. These updates need carrier approval and each carrier works at a different speed.

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Microsoft Lumia 550 Now Available in the U.S.

Microsoft Lumia 550 Now Available in the U.S.

The Microsoft Lumia 550 is finally available in the U.S. You can grab it from the Microsoft Store right now unlocked for $139.99. If you’re looking for my opinion, I think that the Microsoft Lumia 640 is a much better deal at $59.99 but hey, it’s up to you. The Lumia 550 is one of the three first Windows 10 launch phones. The Microsoft Lumia 550 has the following specs:

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T-Mobile Gets its First Windows 10 Phone

T-Mobile Gets its First Windows 10 Phone

If you’re a Windows Phone fan like I am, you’ve had your eye on the new Lumias, the Microsoft Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL. At the very least, you’ve definitely checked them out. If you’re in the U.S., you might have been hoping that one of those phones might show up on T-Mobile. Well, they’re still not on T-Mobile; however, T-Mobile is getting a Windows 10 phone, the Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL. The…

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AT&T Confirms that Microsoft can Update Windows 10 Mobile

AT&T Confirms that Microsoft can Update Windows 10 Mobile

Hey, remember how Microsoft said that they would be able to update Windows 10 Mobile without carrier approval, and then they couldn’t, and then they could again? Well, throughout the majority of the year of 2015’s speculation, as it turns out, yes, Microsoft can push out OS updates to Windows 10 Mobile devices. Note that even after every Windows 10 Mobile device in the world got updated to Windows 10 Mobile build 10586.29, there was…

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Microsoft CMO Confirms Lumia 650 Existence

Microsoft CMO Confirms Lumia 650 Existence

Chris Capossela, Microsoft’s Chief Marketing Officer, is a guest on Windows Weekly right now with Mary Jo Foley and Paul Thurrott. Mary Jo asked when the Lumia 650 would be released and his response was that they hadn’t announced a release date yet. Of course, up until this point, the Microsoft Lumia 650 was a rumored device. Some leaks have said that it would have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset while Windows Central reported Snapdragon…

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Microsoft Lumia 950 vs Nokia Lumia Icon Camera Comparison

Microsoft Lumia 950 vs Nokia Lumia Icon Camera Comparison

When I first got my hands on the Microsoft Lumia 950 a few weeks ago, I wrote up a comparison between the Lumia 950 and the Nokia Lumia 930. Of course, the Nokia Lumia 930 was running Windows Phone 8.1, so the photos were taken with Lumia Camera. I had promised to do another comparison between the Lumia 950 and the Nokia Lumia Icon, which is the same hardware as the Lumia 930, but running…

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Office on Continuum will Require Office 365 to Edit Files

Office on Continuum will Require Office 365 to Edit Files

Microsoft posted a blog post today showing off the fact that Office Mobile will now be preinstalled on Windows 10 phones (because apparently it wasn’t preinstalled on Windows Phone 8.1 phones?). In a footnote, they pointed out what many had feared, that Office Mobile will require an Office 365 subscription to edit documents with Continuum. For those unfamiliar with Continuum, it’s the technology that allows users to plug their phone into a monitor or TV…

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Windows 10 Mobile Build 10586.36 Released to Insiders

Windows 10 Mobile Build 10586.36 Released to Insiders

Today, Microsoft released another Insider Preview build to Windows 10 Mobile Insiders. This time, it’s 10586.36. The build was released to PCs as a Windows Update, rather than an Insider build. After all, PCs are getting Redstone already through the Insider program while Windows 10 Mobile is stuck on trying to get Threshold 2 right. In the corresponding blog post, Gabe Aul stated that we shouldn’t expect any builds over the holidays, as many engineers…

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Microsoft Lumia 950 vs iPhone 6S Plus Camera Comparison

Microsoft Lumia 950 vs iPhone 6S Plus Camera Comparison

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The Microsoft Lumia 950 and Microsoft Lumia 950 XL are the best Lumia cameras we’ve ever seen. We’ve seen Lumias redefine smart phone cameras time and time again. Lumias have become known for their camera performance. The Nokia Lumia 1020 had an amazing 41 MP sensor, but it had its shortcomings in that it was very slow to launch the camera and take a picture. Sure,…

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