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Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile anniversary update is almost ready, says company

Microsoft Windows 10 anniversary update for the Mobile OS is almost ready, and it will be released soon.

By: Tech Desk | Published: August 15, 2016 5:07:45 pm
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Microsoft, which recently rolled out the Windows 10 anniversary update for users, says the one for the Mobile OS is almost ready and it will be released soon. The Windows 10 anniversary update for PCs and laptops was announced on August 2, and has already started rolling out to customers. However, the mobile update appears to be delayed.

In blogpost, Microsoft’s Software Engineer Dona Sarkar, tries to reassure Windows 10 Mobile users, the update is coming. The blogpost reads, “the team is laser-focused on preparing to release the Windows 10 Anniversary Update to Mobile devices and we think we’re almost ready.”

Windows 10 Insiders running Build 14393.67 (KB3176931) on their phone can send in feedback on issues they might face in order to speed up the process. Microsoft says the team is determined to release a high quality build to customers and looking for feedback to improve any issues.

For Microsoft, the Windows 10 Mobile version hasn’t seen as much focus as the regular Windows 10 OS in 2016. There’s a list of eligible Windows Mobile devices which will receive the update, so Windows 10 Insiders will have to check if their device is still on the list.

Microsoft has been quiet on the Windows 10 Mobile front, and we’ve seen no major new Lumia phones get launched in the recent months. Other than the new Lumia 950, 950 XL, the Lumia 650, Lumia 550 and Lumia 540, Microsoft hasn’t added to its Lumia portfolio this year. There are rumours the company could launch a Surface phone, similar to the Surface 2-in-1, but that remains to be seen. Reports also say the Lumia smartphone line could be coming to an end.

Also read: Microsoft reveals two big updates planned for Windows 10 in 2017

Meanwhile the Windows 10 anniversary update for PC users focuses on Windows Ink, Cortana and Microsoft Edge browser. The Anniversary update was rolled out to over 350 million PC running Windows 10 across the world in stages with newer machines getting it first. The update is being pushed over-the-air, and will automatically download and install in the background for those who have chosen automatic updates.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update brings Cortana directly to the lockscreen and Microsoft Edge gets extensions. Windows 10 Anniversary update also offers a new preview of Skype integrated with Action Center.

Microsoft is also planning two big updates for Windows 10, which will launch next year in 2017, and these are code-named Redstone 2, and they are expected to come with the new Surface Pro, SurfaceBook.

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