Microsoft Resumes Delivery of WP7 Update to Samsung Phones
Microsoft announced in a blog post that it has resumed pushing the WP7 system update to devices made by Samsung. The update, which prepares the device for the a much bigger update scheduled for later this year, was pulled by Microsoft after it bricked a number of Samsung devices. Microsoft says it was able to locate and solve the problem that prevented some phones from updating properly. Users will receive a message when their phone is ready for the update.
Microsoft Pushing Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update
Microsoft today made the Windows 10 Anniversary update available to devices running Windows 10 Mobile. The update is the first major improvement to the Windows 10 platform.
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.
Samsung Pushing Security Patch to Galaxy Phones
Samsung has detailed a security update that's headed to its Galaxy smartphones. The update includes the most recent Android system-level security patch from Google, as well as fixes for vulnerabilities specific to Samsung's phones.
Microsoft to Sell Customized Versions of Galaxy S8 and S8+
Microsoft will sell the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ in its brick-and-mortar retail stores beginning April 21, reports ZDNet. Microsoft will customize the S8 and S8+ by adding a number of its own apps and services, though Microsoft declined to state exactly which ones.