Windows 10 Mobile news recap: Skype offers free calls to Mexico, Market share continues to fall 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.
Skype offering free calls to Mexico
In light of the recent earthquake that devastated Mexico, Microsoft is opening up free calling to a large number of area codes in the country, via Skype. Landlines and mobile phones are both eligible, and you can start making those calls starting right now. This campaign will be going on “until further notice,” so you should have plenty of time to get in touch with your friends and loved ones who may have been affected.
Market share continues to drop for Windows 10 Mobile
Windows 10 Mobile is not in a good place. You know it, I know it, everyone knows it. Unsurprisingly, the market share has gone down yet again, sliding down across the board, in every country. Most notably, the 4.3% market share in the UK has plummeted down to just 1%. Here’s hoping that Microsoft is getting somewhere with that Surface Phone.
Skype UWP gets a new update
The Skype UWP has gotten itself a new update, improving the Skype experience on both mobile and desktop. The first update that the app has gotten in a while, this one has introduced some new emojis, an improved icon for online status, and a “last seen” feature, to show you when your offline friends logged off. Additionally, “Hide Conversation” has been replaced with “delete conversation,” for clarity.
OneNote gets some stickers, to add some color
OneNote has recently picked up some big changes across platforms, most notably a UI overhaul on the iPad. On every other platform – including Windows 10 Mobile – we’ve gotten some new stickers, featuring some dinosaurs and unicorns. So, if you were looking for new stickers… You’ve got that now. So, enjoy.
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