Welcome to another episode of the WinBeta Podcast. Each week we discuss the top Microsoft related news. This week we cover Windows 10 download numbers and updates, projects Astoria and Islandwood for porting apps to Windows, Windows 10 Mobile Build 10240, Lumia 950 photo leaks, some of the biggest Microsoft related stories from Gamescom, and more.
We want to apologize for the technical difficulties we had on the show this week. Due to unexpected problems with live streaming, this week’s episode only has video from Zac. The audio is fine and we still had a good show other than the video streaming issues. During the scramble to get the show running without video, we also accidentally omitted this week's poll results.
In this week's poll we asked our readers when they think the new Lumia flagships will be announced. 47% of over 500 voters believe they'll be launched in October, 35% think August or September and 17% and 1% believe they'll launch in November and December respectively.
We broadcast each week live on YouTube at 3PM EDT and then post the video (shown above) and audio (shown below). You can listen to us on iTunes, the Windows podcast app, TuneIn, or your favorite podcast app. You can also watch us on YouTube.
Whether you’re looking for good discussion and insight on Windows news, or just a good time with some guys who love tech, you’ll enjoy the podcast. During the full episodes of the show we discuss the Windows news of the week and then after each week’s episode recording we have a general discussion and Q&A with our viewers. If you can't join us live, you can share your thoughts in the comments, and vote in our weekly polls. You can also tweet us at @ZacB_ and @Sean_Michael_UK or using #AskWinBeta.
Links to stories covered in this week’s episode:
- Windows 10 may be it 25 million downloads
- Windows 10 receives cumulative update
- Project Astoria reportedly used to port first Android app
- Project Islandwood will be open source
- DVD playing app in Windows 10 costs $15
- Windows 10 Mobile Build 10240
- Lumia 950 prototype images leak
- Windows 10 on the Xbox One arrives in November
- Xbox One as a DVR for OTA television
- Xbox 360 backwards compatibility rolls out in November
- Halo 5: Guardians bundle with custom console and controller