Windows 10 Mobile news recap: build 10080, interactive live tiles, and much more

Windows 10 Mobile news recap: build 10080, interactive live tiles, and much more

It’s been one crazy week with Windows 10 related news. Let’s take this time to look back at last week’s hot stories in a feature we like to call “Windows 10 Mobile news recap.”

At the start of the week, we learned a bit more about interactive live tiles, a highly anticipated feature for Windows. During the Ignite conference, Microsoft revealed how live tiles will change, and what they will look like following the debut of Windows 10 for Phones when it ships later this year. You can watch the video demo here.

On Wednesday, Microsoft announced the various editions of Windows 10. Microsoft said goodbye to Windows Phone and hello again to Windows Mobile, as the new operating system for phones is now called Windows 10 Mobile rather than Windows 10 for phones.

This past week, Microsoft released Windows 10 Mobile build 10080 for participants of the Windows Insider Program. The new build includes an improved Start Screen with more customization options, allowing you to change whether your wallpaper is behind or in the tiles like on Windows Phone 8.1, and the transparency of said tiles. Not only that, but this new build introduces the new Windows Store (Beta) which allows access to the new mobile universal Office apps which were shown off at BUILD and Ignite. You can watch our hands-on demo of the build below.

With Windows 10 Mobile, phone updates will be handled just like any other Windows update according to a report. This is because Microsoft, not carriers, will control Windows 10 Mobile updates. You can read more about that story here.

According to Microsoft, Windows 10 Mobile build 10080 adds the following new improvements to Microsoft Edge: Experimental features interface is available (navigate to about:flags) and Project Spartan is now the default browser on phones. For those who didn’t know, the Experimental features interface features a hidden settings page that allows you to enable or disable experimental browser features such as a CSS filter property, touch events support, and asm.js. Give it a try by typing about:flags in the Edge browser on your phone, if you have build 10080 installed.

Stay tuned for yet another exciting week of Windows 10 news!

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