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.
This past week, the program manager on the Windows Insider engineering team, Jason Grieves, confirmed via his Twitter account that the FM Radio app that had previously been bundled with Windows Phone 7, 8, 8.1, and an early version of Windows 10 Mobile, would no longer be available in the operating system going forward. Grieves encourages Windows 10 Mobile users to seek out 3rd party solutions in the Windows Store to regain access to AM/FM radio content.
Cumulative update for Windows 10 Mobile build 10586.318 was released to devices this past week and includes a list of fixes to an already rather solid experience. Owners of Windows 10 Mobile devices that initially launched with the latest operating system such as the Lumia 950 pair, Acer Jade Primo and others can head over to their Update settings to download the latest update. For a list of fixes, head over here.
Kantar Worldpanel released their latest ComTech’s Smartphone OS Market Share Data, bringing more data proving that Windows phones sales fell off a cliff during the first three months of 2016. More specifically, Kantar explains that Android has continued to grow sales across the EU5, US and Urban China, while many Windows Phone users in Europe have been switching to Android handsets over the period.
According to details revealed in official WinHEC conference slides, fingerprint reading is on its way to Windows 10 Mobile this summer. If this is correct and fingerprint reading is indeed on its way to Windows 10 Mobile within the next couple of months, Windows Hello users on mobile ought to be excited. Windows Hello has been one of the nicer features that Windows 10 Mobile users have available, so seeing such a dramatic improvement is going to be good to see.
No new Windows 10 Mobile build was released this past week, unfortunately. Hopefully the company rolls out a new build this coming week. Stay tuned for more Windows 10 Mobile news!