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Published: Thu, March 17, 2016
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Windows 10 Mobile Becoming Popular Among Tablet OEMs

Windows 10 Mobile Becoming Popular Among Tablet OEMs

Here Maps, the one-time Nokia-owned mapping system which formed the core of Microsoft's smartphone mapping tool, has revealed that it is ending support for Windows 10 smartphones.

Preview Build 14283 was available only to devices that shipped with Windows 10 Mobile, such as the Lumia 950 and 950 XL, according to Gabe Aul, corporate vice president of Microsoft's engineering systems team. Users will likely have check for the update manually, by accessing Settings Update & security Phone update and tapping Check for updates.

The company went on to say that while HERE Maps presently works on Windows 10 Mobile devices, it was essentially a hack of the existing app. This is the second major app maker to move away from the Windows 10 Mobile platform as Spotify too, announced the same recently.

Microsoft denies that Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 computers are updated to Windows 10 without users consent.

The app supports some newer Twitter features, such as the ability to send group Direct Messages; capture, edit, and tweet video; quote retweet; and see top tweets without logging in.

Coming to Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 devices, HERE claims that it will not affect owners as HERE will continue to provide support in the form of critical bug fixes (with no developments).

Windows 10 Mobile Becoming Popular Among Tablet OEMs
Windows 10 Mobile Becoming Popular Among Tablet OEMs

The company's latest update has also brought out improvements in call quality and has reduced the lags. Automated "push" updates will be made available at a later, "undisclosed date", the article stated.

Also, on Windows 10 on desktop and tablets we've added one of the most requested features: the dark theme.

We'll keep you in the loop on when to expect Universal Windows 10 apps on Xbox One.

 

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