Windows 10 Mobile news recap: Manufacturer claims Microsoft has a “mobile strategy”, New TrekStor device shows up on Microsoft Store and more
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 manufacturer claims Microsoft has a “mobile strategy”
Here’s something we haven’t heard in a while. According to an interview with German news outlet WindowsArea, a representative for the Wileyfox company has stated that Microsoft does, in fact, have a mobile strategy. We didn’t get many details as to just what that strategy is, but the company’s new device is a quick breath of life into the corpse of Windows 10 Mobile that may convince some of us to have some hope. It would be wise to keep an eye on Wileyfox going forward, to see if they have any other information to give us about Microsoft’s apparent “strategy.”
TrekStor Windows 10 Mobile device shows up on the Microsoft Store
Speaking of fading glimmers of hope for Windows 10 Mobile fans, here’s another one from Germany. A listing recently appeared on the Windows Store regarding a new Windows 10 Mobile device from German manufacturer “TrekStor.” The device goes by the name TrekStor WinPhone LTE – and while it doesn’t quite roll off the tongue, it may be the first Windows 10 Mobile device we’ve seen in a while. Unfortunately, it seems like this one might just be a ghost. The listing seems like it could have been placed in error, considering the fact that the “Buy now” button on the listing links to an older device.
No Insider Mobile builds coming until at least Tuesday
Remember how a bug took away our Insider builds for a solid week or so? It seems to be happening again. Dona Sarkar, head of the Insider program, confirmed on Twitter this week that we won’t be seeing any Insider builds on either PC or Mobile this week – or even on Monday the 11th. After that there’s a chance that we may get some, but you’ll need to wait at least that long.The wait is a product of the Insider team’s need to test out some fixes on a bug that would stop Insiders from being able to send their feedback through the Feedback app – making the very existence of an Insider build redundant. Hopefully, the team has it cleared up on time.
Alcatel Idol 4 Pro gets support for the Windows Device Recovery Tool
The Alcatel Idol 4 Pro recently launched in Europe, and it’s had some growing pains as Windows 10 Mobile fans try to adopt it. Not only has the device not launched with support for the Creators Update without the use of an Insider build, it’s also plagued with other bugs, including a lack of support for the Windows Device Recovery Tool. The Tool is usually the first and last lifeline for people whose phones suffer from serious bugs, so its lack of support puts owners of the device into a tricky situation. Thankfully, the issue has been patched and Alcatel Idol 4 Pro users should finally be able to use the Windows Device Recovery Tool to get their phones in working order.
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