Windows 10 Mobile news recap: Messaging Everywhere, Lumia 650, 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.

In a Q&A on their blog, Opera fielded some questions regarding the future of Opera Mini on Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. Opera’s plans to update their app for Windows Phone will come to a stop as “no major updates are planned for the next few months,” and they currently have no plans for a Universal Windows App.

The developers behind the VLC have announced that Insiders will soon get their hands on a Universal Windows 10 app as early as next week. You can read more about this here.

Windows 10 Mobile fans in the US looking for a more handsome budget handset than Microsoft’s past efforts now have another choice to turn to, as Cricket Wireless is now offering the Lumia 650 for purchase. 

Microsoft released Windows 10 Mobile Insider build 14327 this past week, adding the Messaging Everywhere preview feature which we showcased last week. You can watch it below.

Technology journalist and Microsoft expert Mary-Jo Foley announced this past week that she has dumped her Windows phone for Android. As a previous Lumia Icon user with no clear upgrade path on American carrier Verizon (the carrier is not selling any fifth generation Lumias, and the Lumia Icon may not receive Windows 10 Mobile), she explained that “it was time for me to make a move.” You can read the full story here.

Microsoft also rolled out Windows 10 Mobile Insider build 14328, adding a ton of new features and improvements. You can read all about what’s new here.

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

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