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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):

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(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?)

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Windows Phone 8.1 GDR2 tipped to bring some much needed updates

Windows Phone 8.1 has already proven to bring Microsoft’s mobile operating system to the level it needed in order to compete with other platforms. The updates that were added with Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 brought even more needed features, but it’s clear that Microsoft is not done. If you were wondering what the company has in store for GDR2, rumors have just arrived on the topic.

Reports claim that Windows Phone 8.1 GDR2 is going to bring support to 2K resolution on smartphone displays, and therefore providing support to new processors like the Snapdragon 805. Other hints claim that the update will also allow you to finally sort your settings menu alphabetically, and even search for specific points that you’d like to address, instead of having to scroll down and guess some times. The report goes as far as to mention that we should expect Cortana to be pushed to other regions as well.

If you’re wondering how far away we are from Windows Phone 8.1 GDR2, well, we’re actually not that far as apparently it should be ready to go live in the next two months. We’ll keep you posted as this data becomes official.

Source: Nokia Power User
Via: Phone Arena


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Waze gives Windows Phone the boot, no updates going forward?

Waze has gained a lot of popularity over the last couple of years for its crowd sourced navigation. Surely it’s not a perfect service, but it has become popular enough to get Google to buy the service, but which also leads to a major problem. We know how divorced Google and Microsoft are lately, and it seems the problem only extends as new services get acquired.

Waze has just confirmed on Twitter that it has no plans to provide any updates for its service on Windows Phone. It does clarify that things could change in the future, which definitely leaves us with hope, but that doesn’t mean it’s a promise either. Just like we saw with YouTube recently, Google is clearly not interested in providing any support for Windows Phone, and the recent drop in marketshare only gives the platform a harder road to climb in order to gain this support.

Yes, you can still use the service. Sadly we have to recommend that you start looking for other options, if any.

Source: Waze (Twitter)
Via: WPCentral


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Galaxy Alpha launch, Google Nexus 6 updates, HTC software & more – Pocketnow Daily

Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about HTC’s decision to make some of its services available to other Android phones, like Zoe for example. Nokia follows as we get some more details on the Lumia 830, and how it will fit with different carriers. Motorola is next as we get some interesting details on how the battery on the Moto 360 will be superior than its competitors. Then we talk about the Google Nexus 6, and how the specifications might not be so bad. We end today’s show talking about Samsung and its launch of the Galaxy Alpha.

All this and more after the break.

Stories:
HTC Butterfly 2 renders leak, as company prepares to launch Zoe for all Android devices
Three Lumia 830 models in the works, all with different specs?
Moto 360 battery life could push past two days
Motorola Nexus 6 might not be so big, after all
Samsung Galaxy Alpha announced with metallic frame


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Galaxy Alpha launch, Google Nexus 6 updates, HTC software & more – Pocketnow Daily

Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about HTC’s decision to make some of its services available to other Android phones, like Zoe for example. Nokia follows as we get some more details on the Lumia 830, and how it will fit with different carriers. Motorola is next as we get some interesting details on how the battery on the Moto 360 will be superior than its competitors. Then we talk about the Google Nexus 6, and how the specifications might not be so bad. We end today’s show talking about Samsung and its launch of the Galaxy Alpha.

All this and more after the break.

Stories:
HTC Butterfly 2 renders leak, as company prepares to launch Zoe for all Android devices
Three Lumia 830 models in the works, all with different specs?
Moto 360 battery life could push past two days
Motorola Nexus 6 might not be so big, after all
Samsung Galaxy Alpha announced with metallic frame


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Galaxy Alpha launch, Google Nexus 6 updates, HTC software & more – Pocketnow Daily

Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about HTC’s decision to make some of its services available to other Android phones, like Zoe for example. Nokia follows as we get some more details on the Lumia 830, and how it will fit with different carriers. Motorola is next as we get some interesting details on how the battery on the Moto 360 will be superior than its competitors. Then we talk about the Google Nexus 6, and how the specifications might not be so bad. We end today’s show talking about Samsung and its launch of the Galaxy Alpha.

All this and more after the break.

Stories:
HTC Butterfly 2 renders leak, as company prepares to launch Zoe for all Android devices
Three Lumia 830 models in the works, all with different specs?
Moto 360 battery life could push past two days
Motorola Nexus 6 might not be so big, after all
Samsung Galaxy Alpha announced with metallic frame


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Reviews, cheap phones, and updates – Week 29 recap: week in review

The technology world is a fast moving one, and hence, there are more than 100 stories we publish on a weekly basis here on Pocketnow. Those include reviews, videos, editorials, news, and more. With this new, weekly series, we’re making it easier for you to look back at the most interesting, exciting, and popular topics of the week, in case you missed anything.

Look for the Pocketnow Week in Review every Saturday morning. It contains the most popular ten stories of the week printed on the portal, as well as top videos from our YouTube channel. Additionally, you can also find our Pocketnow Daily Recap video here (if any), for your convenience, and viewing pleasure.

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oneplus one review titleGuest editor Christopher Larson walks us through one of the most desired phones on the market – the OnePlus One. Of course it’s really only so highly desired because most people can’t buy one. Christopher walks us through the hardware and software on this high-powered beast and concludes that it’s a great phone, if you can manage to actually get one.

expansys-gpe-saleDisappointed that a number of GPE phones were pulled from the Play Store? Well, I have good news and better news. The phones are back on sale, just not through Google. Steeply (seriously steeply) discounted GPE phones are on sale at a retailer. We’re talking Nexus level pricing for last year’s flagships and no contract. Check out the article for the full details and enjoy!

oneplus-buy-inviteRemember that phone review we talked about two paragraphs ago? Really? Dang, and I thought I had a bad memory. Ok, look up for a second, I’ll wait. Yeah, that’s the one. We had a contest to give away an invitation to buy that phone – admittedly not our most attractive contest – and this post gave you all the details for that. Of course, that contest is over, but we have a new one this week, so keep your peepers peeled for the details.

Xperia-Z3-versus-Galaxy-Note-780Next up, a headline that reminds me of some of our videos. Leaked photos appeared on the internet showing the upcoming Xperia Z3 compared to the original Galaxy Note. Which is bigger? You’ll have to see for yourself. The new phone looks much like its Z2 predecessor with a new changes here and there. Hit up the article to get the full story.

android-l-vs-ios-8Following that, another headline that looks like a video title, but is actually news. An analytics company, App Annie, has released some stats comparing the two giants – the iOS app store and the Google Play store. There are some interesting numbers in there, so I won’t spoil anything here. I think the bottom line is they both make a ton of money, and they’re both huge. Did anyone not know this?

xperia-z1-compact-hero-white-1240x840-20db492519f2618c5539e86c300d1dbbThe Sony Xperia Z1 Compact hit some pretty low pricing over the week. This flagship phone in a pint-sized package was found on an eBay retailer and included free shipping. We’re big fans of the only mini phone to not choke on bad specifications, so naturally we were excited and it just seems right that you were too. Get some more details here and if the sale is still on, get a Z1 compact too.

lumia-1020-durability smallNext up, it looks like the Nokia Lumia 1020 will reach its end of life in the relatively near future. Recent rumors of a 1020 successor take away a bit of the sting, but even so the camera conquering beauty is still one of our top devices, and even carried on the regular by a certain dual-wielding editor we all know and love. Of course, this isn’t the end of the phone’s support. It simply means no more will be made.

samsung-too-manySome lively debate is next on the docket. Our newly-established weekend debate column by yours truly posed a fun question last weekend. Does Samsung release a ton of devices because it’s popular, or is Samsung popular because it releases a ton of devices. From the looks of the comments, this one is still being hammered out by our readers, so make sure to join the debate and let’s see if we can figure this out.

red-n5-offcIf you’re living in a few very specific markets, and you’re carrying a Nexus 5, you might have seen an Android update come to you recently. This update is simply Android 4.4.4 R2. It’s not a major update and there aren’t any flashy new features that you can brag about to colleagues and coworkers, because odds are they wouldn’t care anyway, so just don’t. But it’s an update, so get it, because that’s what we geeks do.

cyan-videoFinally, if you’re rocking a Nokia Windows Phone and eagerly awaiting the Nokia Cyan update, Nokia has published a schedule for release for the next few weeks. Hopefully you won’t have much longer to wait, though my own Lumia 920 in North America indicates the update is “under testing” which makes me oh so sad. Anyway, your time is coming soon. If you’re carrying a Windows phone not made by Nokia…well, sorry.

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Video

Over on the video side we have impressions, reviews and a little bit of fun! First up, Taylor Martin gives us his first impressions of the Xiaomi Redmi 1S, a low-budget smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer. Michael Fisher shows give the Samsung Gear Live the full review treatment. Taylor returns to show you three fun things you can do with the Moto X. And finally, our popular 60 second review gives you a brief but comprehensive view of the LG G Watch.


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