No Flash for Windows Mobile 7
This evening Adobe issued a statement about Flash compatibility with Microsoft's Windows Mobile 7. It said, "Microsoft and Adobe are working closely together. While the newest version of Windows Phone won't support Flash at initial availability, both companies are working to include a browser plug-in for the full Flash player in future versions of Windows Phone. More details will be shared at Microsoft MIX next month." Microsoft is expected to announce Windows Mobile 7 on February 15. Adobe has also committed to bringing Flash Player 10.1 to the Android platform before the end of the first half of 2010.
Adobe to Retire Flash In 2020
Adobe today said it will stop updating and distributing the Flash player in 2020. The web plugin is widely used across the web to power experiences such as video and gaming.
Microsoft Details Windows 10 Versions
Microsoft today said it will offer seven versions of Windows 10, including one tailored specifically for mobile phones. The versions are called Windows 10 Home, Pro, Mobile, Enterprise, Education, Mobile Enterprise, and IoT Core.
Microsoft's Joe Belfiore Taking Leave of Absence
Joe Belfiore, one of the chief driving forces behind Windows Phone, is taking a break from his job at Microsoft. Belfiore plans to take a leave of absence from November through mid-2016, during which time he will be focusing on his family.
Microsoft Reveals Details About Windows 10
Microsoft today offered an early first look at its forthcoming Windows 10 operating system, which will run on PCs, tablets, and phones. Microsoft said it is taking a new, more user-centric approach with Windows 10.
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