Microsoft Pushing Mango to More Phones Today
Microsoft today indicated that the first wave of Mango system updates have been delivered successfully to Windows Phone 7 devices via most carriers around the world. Microsoft is so pleased with the success of the system updates that it is speeding up the availability of the update, which will become available to 50% of all WP7 devices starting immediately. The remaining percentage of users will have access to the update soon. Microsoft was sure to say that the updates are pushed out randomly, and are not sent out in any sort of preferred order.
Verizon Says Its Pixel Will Receive System Updates At the Same Time as Other Pixels
Verizon Wireless will not stymie system updates for the Google Pixel phones, according to Ars Technica. Earlier this month, Google said Verizon would be responsible for pushing system updates to its variants of the Pixel and Pixel XL.
Microsoft Adds Features to Windows Phone 8.1
Microsoft today announced the first update to Windows Phone 8.1, which adds several new features to the smartphone platform. To start, the update will expand Cortana's availability outside the U.S.
Microsoft to Sidestep Carriers for Windows 10 Mobile Updates
Microsoft said it plans to take a more active role in making sure the existing base of Windows 10 smartphones has the latest code. The company is taking a page from Apple and will not rely on carriers to deliver operating system updates.
Microsoft Updates Nokia X Platform
Though Microsoft plans to eventually can the Nokia X platform, the company today announced an update that adds several new features to the operating system. According to Microsoft, the improved OS now includes an app switcher for multitasking.