Microsoft to Kill Off Zune-Based Market, Mandates WP7.5
Microsoft has announced several changes headed to the Marketplace for Mobile. Starting today, Microsoft will disable the ability to search for and download apps through the PC-based Zune client. Instead, Windows Phone owners will need to browse for apps from the Marketplace on their device or from their PC's browser. Second, Microsoft suggests that all WP7 owners update to Windows Phone 7.5 Mango if they wish to maintain app compatibility moving forward. According to Microsoft, those handsets that aren't updated to WP7.5 won't be able to download/install apps from the Marketplace, nor rate them. Microsoft said it is making these changes so that the Marketplace can continue to grow and operate quickly and securely.
Microsoft Lets Android Owners Compare Apps
Microsoft has released a new tool aimed at helping people switch from an Android smartphone to a Windows smartphone. AppComparison, an app for Android handsets, scans the device for apps and then finds the corresponding Windows apps.
Microsoft Selling Customized Variants of Samsung Galaxy S9
Microsoft has added the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ to its online store. The devices are pre-configured with Microsoft apps and services.
Microsoft to Sunset Several MSN Mobile Apps
Microsoft has indicated that it plans to discontinue a handful of mobile apps across Windows, Android, and iOS devices. The MSN Food & Drink and MSN Travel apps will be shuttered Sept.
Microsoft Says Older Phones Won't Get Windows 10 Until 2016
Microsoft today said owners of handsets running Windows Phone 8 / 8.1 will have to wait a bit longer to receive Windows 10. The update was originally expected to arrive this month, but Microsoft has now delayed the rollout.
Microsoft Pushes Another Preview to Windows 10 Phones
Microsoft today made Windows 10 Mobile Technical Preview build 10549 available to testers in the Windows Insider program. Microsoft says a bug in the new preview mandates that devices first downgrade to Windows Phone 8.1, rather than install from the most recent technical preview (10536).
Whoa! This impacts the whole
Believe it or not, there're quite a few of us who do not march to the beat of Android or iOS. While small on comparison to Android and iOS, I believe the user base is somewhere between 10-11 million users and that number is g...
It's not a huge part, and no one is alienated. Microsoft has done an excellent job of offering 7.5 for older phones. If someone - for some reason - hasn't upgraded yet, they are free to do so.
And at any rate, Microsoft is still nowhere...