Windows 10 Mobile news recap: mobile builds “grounded” for now, Microsoft Wallet expanded 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.
Mobile builds being “grounded” for now
In response to questions about a potential Windows 10 Mobile build in the future, Dona Sarkar mentioned on Twitter that mobile Insider builds are currently “grounded.” More likely than not, this means that we just won’t be seeing a new mobile build for a short while – but there’s no way to know for sure, right now. Because of the context, we’ll go ahead and assume that this is Sarkar saying “No builds this week for Mobile.”
Microsoft Wallet expands to two new banks
Ally Bank and First Light FCU have both added in support for the Microsoft Wallet app, with little to no fanfare as to why or when. The former bank seems to have added support very recently, with the latter having joined the Microsoft Wallet roster months ago, back in May. This may not be the biggest news, but it’s important to see that Microsoft is still actively trying to bring more banks into the Microsoft Wallet service after it was benched for so long.
You tell us if you would buy a Surface Phone
During a slow news week for Windows 10 Mobile, we decided we would take the opportunity to ask you what you thought about the future: Would you even buy a Surface Phone? The answers were varied, ranging from “Of course,” “Maybe,” and “not a chance.” The vast majority – weighing in at 55.67% – ended up saying they would buy a Surface Phone, just about regardless of the circumstances surrounding its release.
Microsoft and Boku expand carrier billing
Microsoft’s partnership with Boku – a union that has brought carrier billing to millions of people in the Windows Store already – is being expanded to more countries. Spain, Austria, and Romania will very soon the option to bill Windows Store purchases through their carrier.
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