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selection of the most important stories and analysis

Microsoft ruling out the possibility of full Windows 10 on smartphones

July 19, 2017 |

The next mobile efforts will include Windows 10 Mobile with CShell

Many users believed that Microsoft would abandon Windows 10 Mobile for future phone-class devices, replacing it with full Windows 10 on ARM. But that’s not the case, according to … Read More

Windows on phone literally nonexistent in the market

July 18, 2017 |

1.1 million phones will be sold for the whole 2017

IDC published its regular report about the smartphone sales, showing that Windows on phone has almost vanished from the market. The market intelligence company reasonably predicts that the Windows phone … Read More

Windows Phone 8.1 is no longer supported

July 11, 2017 |

Microsoft officially ended Windows Phone 8.1 support

More than three years after Microsoft released the major update from Windows Phone 8.0 to Windows Phone 8.1, the mobile operating system is officially out of support. Windows Phone 8.1 was a huge … Read More

First look at the new Microsoft Photos app for Windows 10 Mobile

July 10, 2017 |

New photo editing tools will be available soon for Windows mobile

Along with the Creators Update for Windows 10, Microsoft introduced many new features to the Photos app on PCs, but the new version of the app was not available … Read More

More evidence of Microsoft’s mobile device ‘Andromeda’

July 8, 2017 |

ARM64 build of Andromeda OS tested on a new mobile-type device

It was February, when we first told you about Project Andromeda – the evolution of Windows 10 Mobile that adapts to the device in real time thanks to Windows … Read More

Windows 10 PCs are safe against ransomware attacks

July 6, 2017 |

Petya and WannaCry have no impact on Windows 10 machines

In the last two months, we saw two significant ransomware attacks against Windows computers. First, it was WannaCry in May – a cryptoworm that sneaks into Microsoft Windows OS, encrypts … Read More

Microsoft not planning new features for current Windows phones

June 15, 2017 |

Original Windows 10 Mobile is officially on maintenance mode

During a Q&A session with the Windows Insider team, Microsoft revealed that the ‘feature2’ branch will be the last update for current Windows phones running the 32-bit Windows 10 Mobile. … Read More

June 2017 cumulative update available with builds 15063.413 and 15063.414

June 14, 2017 |

Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 updated in June 2017

The June 2017 cumulative update for Windows 10 is live for production devices with build 15063.413 for PC and 15063.414 for ARM-based phone devices. Additionally, Microsoft rolled out an update … Read More

Intel afraid of Windows 10 coming to ARM processors

June 10, 2017 |

x86 emulation infringes Intel patents, says Intel

In what appeared to be a normal blog post to salute the 40th anniversary of the x86 processor, Intel also mentions that emulating the technology on ARM may violate the company’s patents. Intel … Read More

Microsoft’s mobile reboot relies entirely on Continuum

June 7, 2017 |

Continuum will be the main focal point of a new generation of Windows phones

Microsoft is about to reboot its presence in the mobile market with a new strategy. Instead of competing with traditional mobile platforms like iOS and Android, … Read More

Landscape mode and other improvements coming to Windows phones with CShell

June 6, 2017 |

Leaked build of Windows 10 reveals major OS changes

Earlier this year we learned that Microsoft is working on an adaptable interface for Windows 10 named CShell or ‘Composable Shell’. This interface will adapt in real time to the device, … Read More

Silverlight apps may not work on future versions of Windows 10 (Mobile)

June 5, 2017 |

Microsoft to ditch support for old Silverlight apps

Microsoft has not commented publicly its plans for Windows 10 Mobile, but we know that the company is working on new software and hardware experiences based on Composable Shell in Windows 10. … Read More