Windows 10 Mobile news recap: most users receptive to Creators Update, mobile still getting Insider builds and more

Michael Cottuli

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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.

Most users receptive to Creators Update

According to data from AdDuplex, nearly 59% of Windows 10 Mobile users are running the Creators Update. Considering 60% of Windows 10 Mobile devices were compatible, this is a very solid number that shows us that users are fairly receptive to the new build. While it isn’t as big of an upgrade as, say, some users made when they switched to Windows 10, it’s still nice to see people sticking to Microsoft’s new releases.

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Mobile still getting Insider builds

Recently, we reported that Windows 10 Mobile as we know it might just be feature complete. The rumor came from the news that most of the Windows 10 Mobile team is going to be sticking on the feature2 branch, which suggests that not much more will be coming from the platform. Although we have no confirmation as to the continuing support of the platform, we actually got a new build this past week for mobile users. It’s a small comfort for diehard fans, but it’s a comfort either way.

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EverNote is ending its support for Windows 10 Mobile

EverNote, a popular note taking application, is being closed down on the Windows 10 Mobile platform. The closing of EverNote’s Windows app comes at the same time that they discontinue their support for the Blackberry platform, adding a little bit of insult to injury. Unsurprisingly, the reason cite for shuttering the app is that the company needs to focus its “time and resources on developing our core note-taking products.”

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Twitter on Windows 10 adds support for Periscope

Periscope, a service that lets users watch live events through Twitter, is now supported through the Windows 10 Mobile Twitter application. Having been a part of the web service in Twitter for some time now, the addition of the service to Windows devices helps to make the platform a little bit more of a preferable alternative to its browser-based big brother.

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