Windows 10 Mobile news recap: Lumia 650 unboxing, first Redstone build, 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.

Hulu now has a Universal Windows 10 app, but it requires a subscription to the service in order to use it. Either way, nice to see yet another big name added to the app catalog.

Microsoft officially announced the Lumia 650 — a gorgeous Windows 10 Mobile device featuring a metal design priced around $200. You can watch us go hands-on with the device in the video below.

According to a post on Microsoft Mexico’s official Facebook page, we should expect Windows 10 Mobile to be released on February 29. We’re pegging this as a rumor for now.

The next big update to Windows 10 is codenamed Redstone and according to leaked details, we can expect to see improvements to Continuum — performance boosts to wireless transfers and 2K resolution support for Continuum.

Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 Mobile build 10586.107 to non-Insiders on Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL, and Lumia 550 earlier this week, after rolling out the build to those in the Insider Program.

The Redmond giant also released the first Redstone preview build for Windows 10 Mobile — build 14267.  You can check out the new features in our hands-on video below.

The Elite X3, a new phone from HP, features the ability to connect to a “Mobile Extender” which is a battery-powered mobile dock that is essentially a 12.5-inch laptop that is dependent on the X3 for power. You can pair the phone to the laptop via WiFi or USB-C connectivity, with an experience achieved with Continuum. HP is expected to announce this device during the Mobile World Congress this coming week, so stay tuned.

Stay tuned for another exciting week of Windows 10 Mobile news.

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