Microsoft news recap: HoloLens 2 to get updates to improve image quality, Xbox One August 2020 Update rolling out, and more

Jack Wilkinson

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Microsoft news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read!

Xbox One August 2020 Update is rolling out soon with revamped Xbox Guide and Party Chat improvements

The latest update for Xbox One has begun rolling out to users. The August 2020 update includes a revamped Xbox guide, as well as improvements to Party Chat, and is also a step forward to Microsoft’s more unified Xbox experience across devices.

Xbox One August 2020 Update

Microsoft joins to support Epic Games, says Apple’s threat to cut Epic’s Unreal Engine would hurt their gaming business

Epic Games’ battle with Apple over its app store policies took a surprise turn this week, with Microsoft throwing its support behind the company.

Samsung is replacing some of its mobile cloud services with a OneDrive integration

Samsung’s and Microsoft’s partnership appears to only ever be getting tighter, this time with Samsung shuttering some of its mobile cloud services, instead favouring an integration with Microsoft’s OneDrive.

Samsung Cloud Onedrive

HoloLens 2 will get software updates to improve image quality

A slew of hardware and software issues have hit the HoloLens 2, most notably display issues. Now, Microsoft has acknowledged the display issues and provided an update on its work to improve the device. It is set to release software updates in order to improve image quality.

Hololens 2 (1024x768)

That’s it for this week. We will be back next week with more Microsoft news.