Windows 10 Mobile news recap: Snapdragon 835 details leaked, market share stagnation 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.

Snapdragon 835 details leaked ahead of CES 2017

CES has been going on these last few days, but the details about Snapdragon’s newest processor – the Snapdragon 835 – ended up leaking before their time. Leaks happen all the time, but the important thing about the 835 is that, if all of the recent rumors end up being accurate, this is the processor that’s going to be powering Microsoft’s new Surface Phone. It’s also thought that the 835 is going to be integral to Snapdragon’s initiative to bring ARM to Windows 10’s PC.

Windows 10 Mobile market share stays stagnant

Windows 10 Mobile still wasn’t doing great as we hit the end of 2016. In December, the W10M market share capped off at 1.76% – that’s .01% higher than November’s 1.75%.  These numbers have more or less stayed exactly the same for quite a while, only rising and falling a few fractions of a percent from month to month. It seems like this won’t change much until Microsoft makes a big change in W10M.

New Ring video doorbell gets a W10M app

If you’ve recently been seeing one of the numerous advertisements for the Ring floodlight and camera, you should know that it has an app for Windows 10/Windows 10 Mobile. You can monitor your cameras on the go with any Windows 10 Mobile device or Windows 10 PC. This marks one of the only home security devices available on Windows 10.

We explain how Xbox Fitness could succeed again

Xbox Fitness is shutting down in 2017 after consistently losing users since the Xbox One’s initial release. While Xbox Fitness has unfortunately been stuck in the obscure corners of Xbox since its launch, there are still plenty of people out there who want it to succeed. Earlier this week, we went over 5 things that Microsoft could do to try and bring back Xbox Fitness from the grave, and make it something worth using again.

Xbox Fitness on Xbox One

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