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Windows 10 Mobile Build 10136

New build of Windows 10 Mobile brings fixes and some massive bugs

Earliest adopters of Microsoft's new mobile operating system will see some improvements, along with broken features in Build 10512.


Windows 10 Mobile may not reach as many phones as Microsoft hoped

The free upgrade will require Microsoft's Lumia Denim update, which more than a third of U.S. Windows Phones don't have.

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Here's what the worst Windows 10 phones will have for tech specs

Microsoft outlines the minimum requirements for Windows 10 handsets. Hopefully you'll never be stuck with them.

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Cortana headed to many new markets later this year

Following the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft's virtual assistant will be available in a bunch more countries.

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Nadella: Microsoft isn't killing Windows Phone and will go it alone if it has to

To Satya Nadella, Windows Phone has a role to play as the mobile branch of the Windows 10 ecosystem, so it's here to stay. “If there are a lot of OEMs, we’ll have one strategy. If there are no OEMs, we’ll have one strategy.”

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Microsoft boosts stability for Windows 10 Mobile with new beta release

Build 10166 is short on new features, but long on bug fixes, including solving a few major problems.

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Microsoft killing Photosynth and MSN apps, including Health & Fitness, Food & Drink

If Microsoft is killing MSN Health & Fitness, it's not quite clear what this means for fitness tracking on Windows Phones.

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For Microsoft, the only way out of its big Windows Phone mess is to follow Apple

Dumping its unremarkable value phones and focusing on a few good flagships might work, but only if there's a viable app ecosystem, too.

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Microsoft shrinks smartphone ambitions with mobile restructuring

The job cuts announced today likely signal the company will make fewer Windows phones

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Microsoft 'restructuring' Windows Phone business, slashes 7,800 jobs

Translation from corporate speak: The Nokia acquisition has been an extremely costly disaster.

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New build 10149 of Windows 10 Mobile updates browser, adds flashlight

Early adopter members of the Windows Insider Program get a new glimpse at Microsoft's mobile future in Windows 10 Mobile Build 10149.

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Microsoft's selfie-obsessed Lumia 735 debuts on Verizon for under $200

We're going to tell you all about the Lumia 735, but first we're going to take a selfie.

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Microsoft's Lumia 640 XL, the Windows Phone phablet for the masses, comes to U.S.

The Lumia 640 XL isn't a flagship phone, but it's got a big 5.7-inch 720p display at a good price.