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Lilbits: Remembering the Apple Newton, using a 2003 Windows Mobile PDA in 2022, and exploring one of the earliest builds of Android

Apparently it’s nostalgia week in the mobile tech world. Ars Technica decided to take a trip down memory lane by remembering the Apple Newton 30 years after Apple announced its first handheld. While the Newton was widely considered a flop, maybe it was just ahead of time. We certainly now live in a world where […]

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Andromeda OS: Microsoft’s scrapped dual-screen Windows OS for phones revealed

Microsoft’s Surface Duo smartphones feature dual displays and ship with a series of Microsoft mobile apps and a customized version of Google’s Android operating system because Microsoft has pretty much given up on making a Windows-based smartphone operating system. But a few years ago the company was working on a version of Windows 10 Mobile […]

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MobileShell makes Windows on ARM more smartphone-friendly

Now that Windows 10 Mobile is dead, Microsoft doesn’t officially make a smartphone operating system anymore. But the company does have a version of Windows 10 designed for tablets and laptops with ARM-based processors… and hackers have been finding ways to make it run on smartphones for the past year or so. But while it’s gotten […]

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Windows 10 Mobile has less than a year to live (Support ends Dec, 2019)

Windows 10 Mobile has been mostly dead for a while. Microsoft pulled the plug on the Windows Insider Preview program for phones a year ago and there haven’t been any major updates to the operating system since then (or any major new smartphones shipping with it either). And app developers have been jumping ship — […]

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Windows 10 Mobile is dead(ish), as Microsoft pulls the plug on Insider builds

As if you needed any more confirmation that Windows 10 Mobile is on life support, Microsoft has stopped pushing new builds of the operating system to members of the Windows Insider Preview program. This week Microsoft released a new build of Windows 10 for desktop and laptop PCs to Windows Insiders, but when asked on […]

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HP kills its virtualization tool for using Win32 apps on Windows Mobile

The HP Elite x3 is one of the most powerful Windows 10 Mobile devices released to date, for what it’s worth. But while the phone has an operating system called Windows and supports Continuum, which gives you a desktop-like environment when you connect an external display, it doesn’t have native support for Windows applications developed […]

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Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update is now rolling out (for some phones)

The Windows 10 Creators Update for desktop and notebook computers began rolling out a few weeks ago. Now the update is making its way to Windows 10 Mobile smartphones. Well, some Windows 10 Mobile phones anyway. Only 13 phones are officially getting the update. Like the Creators Update for PCs, the new version of Windows […]

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Microsoft: Windows 10 Creators Update only coming to 13 phones (officially)

Microsoft recently began rolling out the Windows 10 Creators Update to PC users. But what about phones? The company has an update for those too… but only a handful of phones will get it… kind of. Only 13 existing phones are getting an official update from Windows 10 Anniversary Update to the Windows 10 Creators […]

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Windows 10 to come in Home, Mobile, and Pro editions (plus a few more)

Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system is set to launch this summer, with versions PCs, smartphones, tablets, and other devices. Ahead of that launch, Microsoft is outlining the different versions of Windows 10. There will be 6 or more different Windows 10 editions, although only 3 of them are really aimed at consumers. The others are […]

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C-motech introduces 7 inch Mangrove tablet with Windows Mobile 6.5.3

I’ve seen plenty of tablets and mini-laptops running Windows CE, which has the same basic core as the Windows Mobile smartphone operating system. But the Mangrove 7 is the first 7 inch tablet I can recall that’s actually running Windows Mobile, not just Windows CE. The folks at WMExperts got a chance to check out […]