Microsoft Cans 'Where's My Phone Update?' Site
Microsoft said that it will no longer provide device update information directly to consumers as it has over the past year with its "Where's My Phone Update?" web site. Microsoft will continue to deliver updates to devices as needed, but they will be supplied directly to wireless network operators and handset makers for dispersal without public-facing announcements. Microsoft also noted that it is released a maintenance update, build 8107, to a wide number of Windows Phones. The update will be pushed to end users once prepared by network operators.
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 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 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.
Lumia Camera App to Reach More Phones
Microsoft today said it has updated a handful of its apps for Windows Phone devices. The Nokia Camera app is being renamed to Lumia Camera, though there are no changes to the app itself.
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