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Store app updates point to zero-point Insider rings

week ago, we reported on the intention by Microsoft to stop compiling new Insiders ring development builds for Windows 10 Mobile. Effectively, from now on we just have the monthly security and bug fix updates for the OS. However, UWP application updates, not least for all Microsoft’s own applications will continue apace. And talking of app updates, the last few days have also shown another important trend moving away from Insiders builds – they’ve been used in the past to trial new versions of the likes of Skype, Outlook and Office apps, but it seems like these will now be pushed to production status handsets instead. And, curiously, only production.

Admittedly I’m conjecturing here, but I have a pretty major data point – the Microsoft Store application itself. The version number on my ‘Fast’ ring status handsets (shown below, left, on my Lumia 950 XL) is five builds (and two real world updates) older than the Store version on my (now) production status IDOL 4 Pro (below, right):

ScreenshotScreenshot

(The intermediate build was .13.0, in case you were wondering) Now, it’s true that there are no visible changes between the two minor versions, but there will have been bug fixes and it’s the cutting edge of the new trend, I think. 

My advice a week ago was to ‘Stop Insider builds’ on phones which had previously been left on the ‘Fast’ ring, if ony to hoover up new application updates, but it seems that this may not still be the best option. Leaving the Insiders programme on each phone may well result in newer applications and, hopefully, new features and less bugs. 

When you opt to ‘Stop Insider Builds’ (in Settings), the option to go for is ‘Keep giving me builds until the next Windows release’. This puts you back on track to pick up the monthly Windows 10 Mobile branch releases when they exceed the build number of whatever your device is currently on. And, yes, it lets the Store application know that your phone is now ‘production’ again, letting it pick up – ironically, in this case – a new version of itself!

Interesting times, though the pace of application development (if not the core mobile OS) is still impressive and not a day goes by without multiple app updates to core Microsoft phone properties.

Comments welcome – have you spotted any more major applications with newer versions on ‘production’ status phones than ‘Insiders’ devices?

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Store app updates point to zero-point Insider rings

week ago, we reported on the intention by Microsoft to stop compiling new Insiders ring development builds for Windows 10 Mobile. Effectively, from now on we just have the monthly security and bug fix updates for the OS. However, UWP application updates, not least for all Microsoft’s own applications will continue apace. And talking of app updates, the last few days have also shown another important trend moving away from Insiders builds – they’ve been used in the past to trial new versions of the likes of Skype, Outlook and Office apps, but it seems like these will now be pushed to production status handsets instead. And, curiously, only production.

Admittedly I’m conjecturing here, but I have a pretty major data point – the Microsoft Store application itself. The version number on my ‘Fast’ ring status handsets (shown below, left, on my Lumia 950 XL) is five builds (and two real world updates) older than the Store version on my (now) production status IDOL 4 Pro (below, right):

ScreenshotScreenshot

(The intermediate build was .13.0, in case you were wondering) Now, it’s true that there are no visible changes between the two minor versions, but there will have been bug fixes and it’s the cutting edge of the new trend, I think. 

My advice a week ago was to ‘Stop Insider builds’ on phones which had previously been left on the ‘Fast’ ring, if ony to hoover up new application updates, but it seems that this may not still be the best option. Leaving the Insiders programme on each phone may well result in newer applications and, hopefully, new features and less bugs. 

When you opt to ‘Stop Insider Builds’ (in Settings), the option to go for is ‘Keep giving me builds until the next Windows release’. This puts you back on track to pick up the monthly Windows 10 Mobile branch releases when they exceed the build number of whatever your device is currently on. And, yes, it lets the Store application know that your phone is now ‘production’ again, letting it pick up – ironically, in this case – a new version of itself!

Interesting times, though the pace of application development (if not the core mobile OS) is still impressive and not a day goes by without multiple app updates to core Microsoft phone properties.

Comments welcome – have you spotted any more major applications with newer versions on ‘production’ status phones than ‘Insiders’ devices?

Let’s block ads! (Why?)

All About Windows Phone

Store app updates point to zero-point Insider rings

week ago, we reported on the intention by Microsoft to stop compiling new Insiders ring development builds for Windows 10 Mobile. Effectively, from now on we just have the monthly security and bug fix updates for the OS. However, UWP application updates, not least for all Microsoft’s own applications will continue apace. And talking of app updates, the last few days have also shown another important trend moving away from Insiders builds – they’ve been used in the past to trial new versions of the likes of Skype, Outlook and Office apps, but it seems like these will now be pushed to production status handsets instead. And, curiously, only production.

Admittedly I’m conjecturing here, but I have a pretty major data point – the Microsoft Store application itself. The version number on my ‘Fast’ ring status handsets (shown below, left, on my Lumia 950 XL) is five builds (and two real world updates) older than the Store version on my (now) production status IDOL 4 Pro (below, right):

ScreenshotScreenshot

(The intermediate build was .13.0, in case you were wondering) Now, it’s true that there are no visible changes between the two minor versions, but there will have been bug fixes and it’s the cutting edge of the new trend, I think. 

My advice a week ago was to ‘Stop Insider builds’ on phones which had previously been left on the ‘Fast’ ring, if ony to hoover up new application updates, but it seems that this may not still be the best option. Leaving the Insiders programme on each phone may well result in newer applications and, hopefully, new features and less bugs. 

When you opt to ‘Stop Insider Builds’ (in Settings), the option to go for is ‘Keep giving me builds until the next Windows release’. This puts you back on track to pick up the monthly Windows 10 Mobile branch releases when they exceed the build number of whatever your device is currently on. And, yes, it lets the Store application know that your phone is now ‘production’ again, letting it pick up – ironically, in this case – a new version of itself!

Interesting times, though the pace of application development (if not the core mobile OS) is still impressive and not a day goes by without multiple app updates to core Microsoft phone properties.

Comments welcome – have you spotted any more major applications with newer versions on ‘production’ status phones than ‘Insiders’ devices?

Let’s block ads! (Why?)

All About Windows Phone

Store app updates point to zero-point Insider rings

week ago, we reported on the intention by Microsoft to stop compiling new Insiders ring development builds for Windows 10 Mobile. Effectively, from now on we just have the monthly security and bug fix updates for the OS. However, UWP application updates, not least for all Microsoft’s own applications will continue apace. And talking of app updates, the last few days have also shown another important trend moving away from Insiders builds – they’ve been used in the past to trial new versions of the likes of Skype, Outlook and Office apps, but it seems like these will now be pushed to production status handsets instead. And, curiously, only production.

Admittedly I’m conjecturing here, but I have a pretty major data point – the Microsoft Store application itself. The version number on my ‘Fast’ ring status handsets (shown below, left, on my Lumia 950 XL) is five builds (and two real world updates) older than the Store version on my (now) production status IDOL 4 Pro (below, right):

ScreenshotScreenshot

(The intermediate build was .13.0, in case you were wondering) Now, it’s true that there are no visible changes between the two minor versions, but there will have been bug fixes and it’s the cutting edge of the new trend, I think. 

My advice a week ago was to ‘Stop Insider builds’ on phones which had previously been left on the ‘Fast’ ring, if ony to hoover up new application updates, but it seems that this may not still be the best option. Leaving the Insiders programme on each phone may well result in newer applications and, hopefully, new features and less bugs. 

When you opt to ‘Stop Insider Builds’ (in Settings), the option to go for is ‘Keep giving me builds until the next Windows release’. This puts you back on track to pick up the monthly Windows 10 Mobile branch releases when they exceed the build number of whatever your device is currently on. And, yes, it lets the Store application know that your phone is now ‘production’ again, letting it pick up – ironically, in this case – a new version of itself!

Interesting times, though the pace of application development (if not the core mobile OS) is still impressive and not a day goes by without multiple app updates to core Microsoft phone properties.

Comments welcome – have you spotted any more major applications with newer versions on ‘production’ status phones than ‘Insiders’ devices?

Let’s block ads! (Why?)

All About Windows Phone

Google vs. Samsung, Surface Pro 3 fix, Play Store changes & more – Pocketnow Daily

Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent update to fix the Wi-Fi issues of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. Then we talk about how the EU is complaining about in-app purchase policies in Google Play and the iOS App Store, and what these companies are doing. Then we go through Samsung’s Z Tizen smartphone, and what we can expect from its future. Samsung follows as we see the new reports of Galaxy Tab S devices melting down. We end today’s show with Google’s complaints of Samsung’s smartwatch efforts.

All this and more after the break.

Stories:
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 update should fix the Wi-Fi issues 
Games with in-app purchases no longer to be listed as “free”
Samsung Z Tizen phone shows up in the flesh 
Galaxy Tab S meltdown: too hot for its own good?
Google not too happy over Samsung’s smartwatch efforts?


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Google vs. Samsung, Surface Pro 3 fix, Play Store changes & more – Pocketnow Daily

Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent update to fix the Wi-Fi issues of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. Then we talk about how the EU is complaining about in-app purchase policies in Google Play and the iOS App Store, and what these companies are doing. Then we go through Samsung’s Z Tizen smartphone, and what we can expect from its future. Samsung follows as we see the new reports of Galaxy Tab S devices melting down. We end today’s show with Google’s complaints of Samsung’s smartwatch efforts.

All this and more after the break.

Stories:
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 update should fix the Wi-Fi issues 
Games with in-app purchases no longer to be listed as “free”
Samsung Z Tizen phone shows up in the flesh 
Galaxy Tab S meltdown: too hot for its own good?
Google not too happy over Samsung’s smartwatch efforts?


Pocketnow

Google Play Store vs iOS App Store, who owns what?

As reluctant as Apple was in allowing third party applications to run on the iPhone, the decision to create the App Store for iOS has proven to be one of its most lucrative decisions in history. Along side, the Google Play Store that we all remember originally as the Android Market has also created one of the biggest ecosystems in mobile history. If you’re wondering which of these stores performs best when it comes to statistics and revenue, prepare to not be surprised.

App analytics company App Annie has just released its figures for a study performed in 150 countries. The results show that even though the Google Play Store owns almost 60% more downloads than the iOS App Store, the later is responsible for 80% more revenue. Given the fact that Android is the largest mobile operating system in the world, in addition to it being available at every price point in the market will definitely give it the edge when it comes to the volume con content downloaded every day. You can find cheap entry-level Android phones for as little as $ 50 in some markets, where as the most affordable iPhone is almost six times more expensive. By contrast, it’s interesting to see that developers are making a lot more money for building iOS apps than for building Android apps.

Those of you who wonder why iOS lands more exclusives when it comes to applications and services just found the answer to your question. Still, with new strategies like Android One coming soon, this could only be a matter of time before numbers drift in favor of Google.

Source: App Annie
Via: GIGAOM


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Samsung drops availability of bada apps thru new store front

Handset vendor renames its store to Galaxy Apps Store

perhaps wonPyo hong has the answer?

It seems that Korea’s Samsung Electronics has decided to re-launch its online app store as Samsung Galaxy Apps – obviously to pump up the Galaxy brand. One change is that there will be a specific section on the new app store just for Galaxy devices named ‘For Galaxy’. You should only be able to see this section if you possess a Galaxy device. The company appears to be encouraging developers to create Galaxy apps using its own SDKs [Software Developers Kits]. At the same time, Samsung has apparently decided to drop direct support for its own mobile OS – bada, on the new store. Its about as clear as mud what will happen for those who still want bada os apps. Where will they go?

This is what Samsung says to those with bada OS Wave devices … “Users may use all the features related to bada OS service on the Samsung Apps website until June 30th 2014, but the services cannot be used thereafter.”

Sounds dire. Then Samsung says … “However, you can continue to use the bada OS store service on your device. We encourage you continue using the store service.”

Yeah, but which store? If you visit the old site www.samsungapps.com, you get redirected to the new site http://apps.samsung.com/.

The company continues .. . “When you go to Purchase History in Samsung Apps, you can update or re-download applications you have purchased before.”

But you can’t go to Samsung Apps! So what does this mean in practice for bada owners?

WonPyo Hong, president of the media solution centre at Samsung Electronics, commented, “At Samsung, we continuously strive to create value for our customers by providing differentiated solutions and services coupled with innovative devices.”

Perhaps he knows the answer?

Anyway, For Galaxy includes up to four sections: –

  • Galaxy Specials lets you download apps specifically created by using Samsung SDKs
  • Galaxy Gifts offers premium apps exclusive on Galaxy devices
  • Galaxy Essentials delivers must-have apps for Galaxy devices
  • Apps for Professionals is the home of business focused apps and other services that fully make use of the features in Galaxy devices

Somehow here at GoMo Towers we don’t think that Google will be quaking in its boots at the thought of a potential sudden loss of millions of Android handset owners.

In other words, we think that Galaxy owners will treat the rebranded store as an extra resource rather than a replacement for Google Play.

Tony is currently Editor of GoMobile News. He’s a veteran telecoms journalist who has previously worked for major printed and online titles. Follow him on Twitter @GoMoTweet.

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Nova Launcher’s “L” update is out of beta, you can get the final version now via Play Store

Nova-Beta-Android-L

Nova Launcher “L” update was in beta for some time now. You had to do a few steps in order to get that version of the app to your device. Well, this update is now available in its final release and you can download it via Google Play Store (link below).

We’re calling it the “L” update because the developer added animations, icons and so much more in order to make it look like Android “L”. Other than these additions to the application we also get some tweaks and improvements to its functionality (squished bugs and such). You can find more information in the Google Play Store or if you follow the link above.

Source: Google Play Store


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Samsung drops availability of bada apps thru new store front

Handset vendor renames its store to Galaxy Apps Store

perhaps wonPyo hong has the answer?

It seems that Korea’s Samsung Electronics has decided to re-launch its online app store as Samsung Galaxy Apps – obviously to pump up the Galaxy brand. One change is that there will be a specific section on the new app store just for Galaxy devices named ‘For Galaxy’. You should only be able to see this section if you possess a Galaxy device. The company appears to be encouraging developers to create Galaxy apps using its own SDKs [Software Developers Kits]. At the same time, Samsung has apparently decided to drop direct support for its own mobile OS – bada, on the new store. Its about as clear as mud what will happen for those who still want bada os apps. Where will they go?

This is what Samsung says to those with bada OS Wave devices … “Users may use all the features related to bada OS service on the Samsung Apps website until June 30th 2014, but the services cannot be used thereafter.”

Sounds dire. Then Samsung says … “However, you can continue to use the bada OS store service on your device. We encourage you continue using the store service.”

Yeah, but which store? If you visit the old site www.samsungapps.com, you get redirected to the new site http://apps.samsung.com/.

The company continues .. . “When you go to Purchase History in Samsung Apps, you can update or re-download applications you have purchased before.”

But you can’t go to Samsung Apps! So what does this mean in practice for bada owners?

WonPyo Hong, president of the media solution centre at Samsung Electronics, commented, “At Samsung, we continuously strive to create value for our customers by providing differentiated solutions and services coupled with innovative devices.”

Perhaps he knows the answer?

Anyway, For Galaxy includes up to four sections: –

  • Galaxy Specials lets you download apps specifically created by using Samsung SDKs
  • Galaxy Gifts offers premium apps exclusive on Galaxy devices
  • Galaxy Essentials delivers must-have apps for Galaxy devices
  • Apps for Professionals is the home of business focused apps and other services that fully make use of the features in Galaxy devices

Somehow here at GoMo Towers we don’t think that Google will be quaking in its boots at the thought of a potential sudden loss of millions of Android handset owners.

In other words, we think that Galaxy owners will treat the rebranded store as an extra resource rather than a replacement for Google Play.

Tony is currently Editor of GoMobile News. He’s a veteran telecoms journalist who has previously worked for major printed and online titles. Follow him on Twitter @GoMoTweet.

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