Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Windows 10 Mobile build 10586.71 released to Fast ring insiders. What's next? Release of official Windows 10 Mobile OS

Perhaps among the technology companies, it is Microsoft that has generated much interest and curiosity in the last few months ever since Windows 10 was released for personal computers on 29th July 2015.

Many Microsoft/Windows fans have been actively participating in 'Windows Insider' program which is a 'first of its kind' involvement of fans particularly by the tech giant Microsoft.

Windows 10 already on 200 million devices including 1 million Smartphones


Despite the 'app-gap' that has been plaguing the rise of 'Windows 10 Mobile' as the preferred choice of many prospective users, one can't deny the impressive work done by Microsoft for Windows 10.

It is no wonder considering the fact that about 200 million users have already upgraded to Windows 10 from earlier builds and all of them are considered to be having the genuine versions of Windows. At the same time about 1 million smartphones are already running on 'Windows 10 Mobile' preview builds except the Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL, Lumia 550 which came with Windows 10 Mobile out the box when they got released in November 2015.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Update of Windows Insider App means that Windows10 Mobile OS rollout is around the corner

As of now Windows 10 is only available for the computers, laptops and tablets. For the smartphones only Microsoft Lumia 950, 950XL and 550 have the 'out of the box' Windows 10 OS most probably with build 10586.29 pre-installed on them. If you buy those phones, probably the first thing you need to do is to set up the phone and update the software installing the newer build 10586.63.

Is your Smartphone eligible for Windows 10 Mobile OS?


Then if you are the Windows Phone user with a compatible smartphone, in other words, the 'eligible' smartphone as stated by Microsoft, that has at least 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory, then you have two options.

Either you can wait for the official build which is around the corner, or install 'Windows Insider app' and get the Windows 10 Mobile build 10586.63. You will then receive the stable build once the build becomes official.

Some reports are already coming out that in Poland the Windows 10 Mobile roll out has started. So if you have an eligible smartphone, you have just a few days to wait. Or you can install 'Windows Insider' and get the latest build immediately.

All about Windows 10 Mobile OS official release, latest build and comaptibility with your Smartphone

We have been using Windows 10 Mobile OS technical preview builds for the last 6 months. And we are very much impressed with the hard work done by Microsoft. Windows phones have been there in the market for years but were not produced by Microsoft before their acquisition of Nokia. However observing what has changed from Windows 8 through Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, we certainly can state with confidence that many things have changed. And positively at that.

ECOSYSTEMS


If you are a customer who has just come out of Blackberry (original non-Android ones) ecosystem and immediately switch to Windows ecosystem, you'll be greatly impressed. The Windows 8.1 stole the show with very fluid, stylish and simple design.

One might argue that iOS and Android are better ecosystems than what Windows is today. But purely from the OS point of view, the compatibility and flexibility points of view, we can say that Windows outperforms both Android and iOS in the sense that Microsoft has truly made, or at least is continuously showing its commitment to unify, both desktop and mobile devices platforms into a single Windows 10.