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.
Intel might not be ditching mobile processors
According to a PCWorld interview with Venkata Renduchintala, president of the Client and IoT Businesses and Systems Architecture Group at Intel, his company might just be staying in the mobile processor game. While there wasn’t any firm commitment as to the future of mobile and IoT for Intel, Venkata stated that his plan for the future is fairly straightforward and that he’s open to getting into the ARM ecosystem. Before now many people were under the impression that Intel had completely lost interest in mobile, so hearing any glimmer of hope for the company’s mobile future can only be a good thing.
New update to Mail and Calendar apps hits Windows Insiders
A new update has come to the Mail and Calendar apps for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile, and it’s available to Insiders before anybody else. The update tied together the “People” app with both Mail and Calendar, and it also introduced the ability to download all attachments from an email at the same time. The update seemed to be playing catch-up with the iOS and Android versions of desktop Outlook and Outlook Mobile, which both already have contact management built in.
More Lumia users get double-tap to wake functionality
Double-tap to wake is a feature that’s been talked about for a while now, as it has slowly reached more and more Lumia users. Today, a relatively huge wave of users got access to the feature on Lumia 950 over the air, as well as the Lumia 650. The OTA update means that people who hadn’t already manually updated to the new firmware will now be able to get access to it easily through their carrier, without having to go through any other channels. While the Lumia 550 also got access to this update, they won’t be getting the double-tap to wake functionality that the 950 and 650 are.
New AdDuplex numbers show that Windows 10 Mobile users like to stay up to date
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update hit just about a month ago, and we’ve got a plethora of charts and numbers from AdDuplex to give you an idea about how it’s rolled out, as well as a few other statistics that you might want to know. As it turns out, people using Windows 10 Mobile tend to be pretty active, keeping up to date with builds. According to AdDuplex, nearly 90% of all Windows 10 Mobile users are either on the latest stable release of Windows 10 Mobile, or they’re running an Insider build. If you want to learn a bit more, check out our article covering the whole study – there’s some pretty interesting stuff on where Microsoft stands on market share, and how Windows 10 users behave.
HP Elite x3 won’t be sold in Microsoft stores until October
It’s safe to say that things have been complicated when it comes to the release of the HP Elite x3, HP’s flagship Windows 10 Mobile phone. Between delays for its upgrade to the Anniversary Update and delays to its shipping date to the United States, people who were banking on the HP Elite x3 have got to be frustrated at just how patient they’ve had to be. If you thought that the delays were over, though, you would be sadly mistaken. Those who planned to get their HP Elite x3 through a Windows Store are going to have to wait a little bit longer than everybody else, since the phone won’t be available there until October 11th. Hang in there, everyone – you’ll get your phone eventually.
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