Microsoft Temporarily Halts Publishing Apps to Fix Bug
Microsoft recently provided some details about a bug affecting the ability of some Windows Phone devices to download and install applications from the Windows Phone Store. According to Microsoft, the bug affects the new digital certificate on devices that have been updated to Windows Phone 7.5, but not those that shipped with WP7.5 preinstalled. While Microsoft resolves the issue, Microsoft will not publish new applications to the Windows Phone Store. Microsoft recommends that WP7.5 device owners refrain from deleting apps that won't update due to the bug, and to simply be patient while the fix is being developed.
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 to Connect Windows 10 PCs to Your Text Messages
Microsoft today announced several new mobile initiatives that pair its own Windows platform with Android and iOS devices. First is a new tool, tentatively called Your Phone, that connects Android and iOS devices with a Windows 10 PC in order to access text messages, photos, and notifications.
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).
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.
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