Microsoft news recap: Xbox Game Pass mobile apps get redesigned, Surface Duo launch could be delayed, 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 Game Pass apps update on iOS and Android with a new design and new features

The Xbox Game Pass app on iOS and Android saw a new lick of paint this week, with a new update being released that completely overhauled the app. Within it came some new features too, such as being able to select which console to install games onto, when installing via the app.

Xbox Game Pass Apps
Xbox Game Pass Apps

Microsoft has stopped production of its Xbox One X and Xbox One S All Digital Edition consoles

Production of Xbox One X and Xbox One S All Digital Edition consoles has ended, ahead of Microsoft’s launch of its next-generation console, Xbox Series X.

Latest Skype update brings predefined backgrounds, 3×4 grid view for video calls

A new update for Skype has been released that adds predefined backgrounds, allowing you to change your background in a video call to something else, without the need for having to locate your own image. There’s also a new 3×4 grid view for video calls, helpful for when in a call with a larger number of people.

Skype custom backgrounds

Microsoft has reportedly delayed July launch for its dual-screen Surface Duo

The launch of Microsoft’s dual-screen the device, Surface Duo, which was expected to launch in July, has reportedly been delayed. It’s still likely to release this Summer.

Surface Duo

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