In December of last year, it was reported that Microsoft was delaying the Windows 10 Mobile update for older models of Lumia smartphones. But recent reports seem to indicate that the update is finally being prepped for deployment.
Fans of Microsoft’s Windows 10 mobile operating system have been clamoring for a smartphone that would become the true face of the platform. But truth be told, the current available Windows 10 smartphones out there, most notably Microsoft’s own Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, as good as their specifications are, still leave some things to be desired. And it does not help that Microsoft seem to be reducing its efforts in promoting the flagship devices.
When it comes to releasing smartphones, Microsoft has not had much success. The company may still be considered a giant in the software industry, but establishing a solid presence in the smartphone industry has proven to be a far harder task. It has only been barely over a month since Microsoft launched the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL smartphones, but these devices are just not killing it in terms of sales.
During a press conference held in the city of New York, Microsoft officially introduced a couple of new flagship devices, the Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL, which will be made exclusively available from AT&T in the United States. As its name implies, the Lumia 950 XL is a phablet variant of the Lumia 950.
Alcatel OneTouch has announced that it is planning to manufacture a smartphone that runs on Microsoft’s Windows 10 mobile operating system, which had launched more than a month ago on tablets and personal computers. As explained by Steve Cistulli, senior vice president of Alcatel OneTouch for North America, the China based phone maker will be introducing a Windows 10 handset before the end of 2015.
Last July 29th of this year, Microsoft officially made Windows 10, its latest operating system, available to the public. As for Windows 10 Mobile, the version of Windows 10 that is designed and optimized for mobile phones -- it will be coming soon.
It is now official. After some rumors and even a few denials from the company itself, the once dominant phone maker Nokia is indeed making a return to making mobile devices next year -- well, sort of. For now, a Microsoft contract clause is preventing the Finnish company from placing its branding on mobile devices, but by the time 2016 rolls in, that stipulation should expire and will no longer apply.
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