Welcome back to our weekly Windows 10 Mobile news recap series, where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Microsoft’s mobile operating system. Let’s get started.
Dell’s Windows Phone offering would be called Stack
There have been a lot of rumors recently about a potential Windows Phone coming out of Dell/Intel. Recently, we got a confirmation that there is – or was – a project planned by Dell and Intel to create a true Windows 10 Mobile ecosystem would have culminated in a device called the Dell Stack. We’ve got quite a few images of the device now, along with some specifications about what hardware might power it. The Stack would apparently work more or less like a PC, letting users customize their device to be as powerful as they need it to be. The current status of the Stack project is “unknown,” so we’ll need to wait and see if it goes anywhere.
Lenovo launching Softbank 503LV
After a very public call out of Microsoft’s dedication to mobile a few months ago, Lenovo has decided that they’d still like to be a part of the Windows 10 Mobile family. Apparently, Lenovo is going to be releasing the Softbank 503LV soon, throwing its hat in with Windows 10 Mobile to give Microsoft fans another mobile option. The device will have an 8MP rear-facing camera, an octa-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 SoC, and 3GB of RAM. You can check out the full specs in our article here.
Pokemon Go returns to W10M with PoGo UWP update
Pokemon Go isn’t the same all-consuming monster of a game that it was for those few weeks over the summer, but it’s still a game with a strong base of users that are pretty dedicated to it. PoGo, the third party app that lets Windows 10 Mobile users play the game, has been down for the past 6 weeks or so because of changes in the Pokemon Go API. With the most recent patch to PoGo, however, you can now play again. On top of the app becoming functional again, this patch brought “a ton of cool stuff” to look forward to. If you’ve been away from the game for a while, now’s a good time to come back – before Niantic changes its API again.
Lumia 640 XL upgrades to Windows 10 Mobile
Most of us are using some of the newer Windows Phones that come with Windows 10 Mobile already, but there are plenty of phones that are stuck on outdated operating systems. This week, the Lumia 640XL finally made the switch over to Windows 10 Mobile and joined the rest of the Windows Phone world. The Lumia 640 has been upgraded to Windows 10 Mobile for several months now, so it’s about time that its big brother finally caught up. If you’ve been waiting all this time to finally get on Windows 10 Mobile, go ahead and update.
Here’s the Insider build that came out this week
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