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Windows 10 news recap: Skype app drops SMS Relay feature for Windows 10 Mobile, a “pocketable” Surface device emails leaked, and more

Welcome back to our Windows 10 news recap, where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Microsoft’s flagship operating system.

New Skype app in Windows 10 Insider build 17704 drops support for SMS Relay feature with Windows 10 Mobile

The latest Windows 10 Insider build, 17704, has dropped support for the once much-anticipated SMS Relay feature for Windows 10 Mobile. While originally met with fanfare upon its launch, the feature was quickly dwindled down by Microsoft, and it showed its lack of support as it became ever-more clear that Microsoft’s heart wasn’t into mobile.

Microsoft reduces publishing times on the Microsoft Store

Small updates to apps in the Microsoft Store, such as description, price, or screenshot changes, will now usually be published in an hour or less, rather than 3 business days.

Leaked emails describe a “pocketable” Surface device, bringing “innovative new hardware and software experiences”

Internal emails have been obtained that show Microsoft talking about a “pocketable” Surface device, going as far as to describe it as a “new and disruptive” device category, while promising “innovative new hardware and software experiences”. It is believed the company is talking about its Andromeda device, which si still mostly being kept under wraps.

78% of Windows 10 users are now running the April 2018 update, according to AdDuplex

Showing a promising rate of users updating to the latest Windows 10 update, AdDuplex has said that 78% of Windows 10 users are now using the April 2018 update.

That’s it for this week. We’ll be back next week with more Windows 10 news!

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