Windows 10 Mobile news recap: “Flow” coming to Redstone 2, Jade Primo price cut, weekly backups and more

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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.

Windows 10 Mobile gets some attention from YouTube

It’s not often that our beloved mobile platform gets much attention from anyone, good or bad. There’s not much you can say to argue against the fact that Windows 10 Mobile isn’t exactly the most popular operating system out there for smartphones. It’s a welcomed surprise, then, when something comes out that encourages more people to take a look at a Windows Phone. An HP Elite x3 unboxing video from a popular YouTuber this week caused a ton of discussion regarding the phone and its operating system, spiking some amount of interest in an otherwise ignored platform.

Jade Primo bundle gets a huge price cut

Looking for a Windows 10 Mobile device, but don’t want to splurge on the new and shiny HP Elite x3? The Jade Primo just might be your best bet. Primarily aimed at business customers, the Jade Primo is mostly known for being one of the Windows 10 Mobile phones capable of using Continuum, alongside flagships like the Lumia 950 and 950 XL. The phone is now available for a whopping $200 less than its initial price, so it’s now a much more appealing option for potential buyers.

“Flow” feature coming to Redstone 2

Using the same apps between your devices has been a huge draw for Windows 10 since its conception. In a lot of ways this holds up extremely well, but there’s definitely some improvements that could be made. In Redstone 2, Microsoft is going to be giving us “Flow”: a feature that lets us sync progress on apps between devices with ease. The process will be handled through Cortana, which means that it can be done pretty elegantly between all Windows 10 devices.

Changes to automatic backups

Many Windows Insiders make backups before they upgrade to the next build, and that’s probably a good thing. While Insider builds usually tend to be more or less reliable, they’re still unstable and could cause some real problems if you aren’t careful. Microsoft recently made a change to their automatic backups, making it so that your device is now going to be backing itself up once per week. If you want to, you can manually update before you download a new build, just to be safe.

Here’s the Insider build that came out this week

Thanks for joining us. If you want all of the news as it happens, keep an eye on our Windows 10 Mobile tag.

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