Windows 10 Mobile news recap: Rumors fly about new “Andromeda” OS, Microsoft promises explanation on mobile 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.
Rumor mill heavy with Andromeda OS
Rumors have recently dropped about some pretty big news in the world of Windows 10 Mobile: there may be something on the horizon that goes by the name of “Andromeda” OS. The first mention of the mysterious new project came this week, and it’s a tantalizing new prospect for people who have been begging for something new and exciting to come in and replace Windows 10 Mobile. The OS may be “modular enough to run on any form factor,” and could have something to do with the white space internet technology Microsoft has been toying with.
Brandon LeBlanc promises an explanation on mobile “when we’re ready”
In response to a tweet from a concerned user, Brandon LeBlanc tried to appease Windows 10 Mobile users that feel alienated by the current state of the operating system. The answer is simple here: Microsoft will explain what’s up with Mobile when they’re ready to. It’s definitely not going to satisfy anyone, but this explanation at least signals that we can start looking to the future for something.
We'll explain things when we're ready. If Windows 10 Mobile isn't meeting your needs, we understand the need to switch platforms.
— Brandon LeBlanc (@brandonleblanc) August 7, 2017
71% of Windows 10 users submit their diagnostics to Microsoft
In a bit of surprising news, 71% of Windows 10 users have opted in to sharing their complete diagnostic data to Microsoft so they can better improve their products. The news was made available in a recent blog post, which spoke a bit about the evolving privacy policies in Windows 10. As you might imagine, Microsoft encourages everyone who’s comfortable with it to opt-in to sharing diagnostics, since a larger set of data is nothing but helpful.
Music visualizer coming to Windows 10 Mobile
Remember the music visualizer back in the classic Windows Media Player? We’re getting it back with Groove, ad it’s got some upgrades. That news dropped a while ago, but we’ve found out that the feature is actually coming to Windows 10 Mobile this time around. While it won’t have all of the features that the PC version of the visualizer will be packing, it’s still a really neat feature to have in case you want to stare at some pretty colors.
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