From Huawei's big ambitions and Apple's next iPhones, to free Lumias, Microsoft's mobile payments, HP's hot recall, and not-quite-Universal apps, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
...of Windows updates, more Marshmallow, and the Edge of glory
Nokia Lumia Icon finally gets Windows 10 Mobile upgrade
Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14372 out now for PC and Mobile
The Oukitel C3 is an entry level device that ticks all the right boxes
99% of Windows 10 Mobile devices are Lumias (and other Windows phone insights)
After Store listings showed up last month, Microsoft has begun offering WordPad, XPS Viewer, Microsoft Character Map, and Windows Fax and Scan through the Windows Store using Project Centennial.
Microsoft and AT&T have finally approved the carrier's variant of the Nokia Lumia 1520 for an official upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile. The news comes alongside other high-profile upgrades.
Members of the Xbox One Preview Program have been complaining about issues with backward compatible Xbox 360 games. Mike Ybarra has tweeted that there will be a fix coming soon.
Microsoft has confirmed that it will be ending production of the Surface 3 by the end of the year; meanwhile, most models of the device are already out of stock in Microsoft Stores.
After announcing a new Windows 10 app yesterday, the future of Roku's apps for Microsoft's older platforms was uncertain. The company has now confirmed that it will still support its legacy apps.
Microsoft today released Windows 10 build 14372 to the Fast ring for both PC and Mobile. There weren't any features, fixes, or improvements listed for Mobile, but there were known issues.
Microsoft today released Windows 10 build 14372 for both PC and Mobile. There are no fixes or improvements listed for the build, although there are a few known issues for PCs.
Just one day after releasing Windows 10 for PCs build 14371, Microsoft has released build 14372 for both PC and Mobile to the Fast ring. The build doesn't contain much in terms of features.
As promised yesterday, Verizon and Microsoft have delivered an official Windows 10 Mobile upgrade for the Nokia Lumia Icon. The update is now live, but it's not as simple as checking for updates.
In preparation for its release of Windows 10 Mobile for the Lumia Icon, Verizon has set up a 'simulator' of the OS on its support site, to help users with the transition from Windows Phone 8.1.
Microsoft has added eight additional titles to the list of Xbox 360 games that are backward compatible with the Xbox One. New to the list are Fallout: New Vegas, Blood Knights, and more.
With the new and improved Xbox One S approaching, prices of the current Xbox One are falling. In the UK, you can now buy the console for as little as £189.99, including a free game from four options.
Microsoft announced a trio of apps coming to Windows 10 today, one of which is Crunchyroll. Crunchyroll also happens to be the only one of the three that's available for all Windows 10 devices.
SiriusXM's new app includes Live Tile support and Cortana integration, and is now available to download for Windows 10 PCs and tablets - but there's no sign of the app for Windows 10 Mobile phones.
Roku will be releasing a new app for Windows 10 today, but there's some bad news that comes along with it: the app will be PC only, but Windows phone users can still use the old app.
AdDuplex data indicates that Lumias account for almost 99% of devices running Windows 10 Mobile - but growth of the new OS is already slowing. There's some interesting data on Surface usage too.
Three months after Microsoft officially announced the Windows 10 Mobile upgrade, BLU Products has revealed that the update is now available for more of its Windows Phone 8.1 devices.
After supporting Windows Phone for more than two years, Kiloo has ended support for popular endless runner, Subway Surfer. However, fret not, a Windows 10 Mobile version is in the works.
A few days ago Microsoft showed that its Edge browser was the best when it comes to battery usage. But now Opera is disputing those claims with its own test, while Microsoft is still claiming it won.
A new report says that Microsoft is internally testing a new version of the Microsoft Health Windows 10 app. The updated app will contain a refreshed UI, as well as a new Insights feature.
Possibly the most anticipated phone to never be officially upgraded to Windows 10 Mobile, the Nokia Lumia Icon will finally have its day tomorrow. Users previously had to use the Insider Program.
Microsoft today introduced Bing Ads Editor for Mac beta, which is available now. The new application promises everything you love about Bing Ads Editor 11, but on your Mac.
Microsoft today released Windows 10 for PCs build 14371. Not containing much in the way of features, it contains quite a bit in the way of fixes and improvements, as well as one known issue.
Microsoft today released Windows 10 for PCs build 14371. The build doesn't contain any major new front-facing features, but there is a long list of fixes and improvements, and one known issue.
Microsoft today announced Azure Information Protection, which builds on Azure Rights Management and classification technology from the firm's Secure Islands acquisition last year.
Featuring a 13.3-inch Full HD display, Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, 8GB RAM and up to 512GB of storage, HP's ultra-thin, ultra-light Windows 10 notebook will soon be available to buy in India.
While most retailers have been selling the Lumia 640 for around £110-£130 SIM-free over the last twelve months, its price is now falling, following the introduction of the newer Lumia 650 this year.
Fox is hosting a huge movie sale at the Windows Store, with 45 titles available for $4.99 each, in high definition, including Fight Club, L.A. Confidential, Taken, Night at the Museum and more.
A ruling by the US Supreme Court has indirectly bolstered Microsoft's arguments against the US government. The latter wants to be able to access data stored anywhere in the world.
Microsoft released new firmware and drivers for its Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book devices. The new versions improve battery life, do away with Sleep issues and bring greater system stability.
After releasing Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build 14367 to the Fast ring on Friday, Microsoft has announced that that build is now available for users in the Slow ring too.
Just a few days after releasing build 14367 for PCs and phones, Microsoft has followed up today with the availability of Windows 10 Mobile build 14371 - and it brings a long list of improvements.
Earlier today, Microsoft released the Wallet 2.0 app to Insiders on the Fast ring. Now, the firm has formally announced the tap to pay feature, also publishing a video to show it off.
The update includes improved guided navigation, support for multiple searches, and more - as well as a migration tool for users of HERE apps, which will stop working on Windows 10 devices on June 30.
While Microsoft still hasn't made any formal announcements about it, NFC tap to pay is now available for Windows 10 Mobile Insiders on the Fast ring. The update is available for the Wallet app.
After sharing its roadmap for a more mobile future for SharePoint in May, Microsoft has launched its new mobile app for iOS, and says Android and Windows Universal apps are expected later this year.
You can now get a free Lumia 950, as well as other goodies and discounts, when you purchase a Lumia 950 XL. The offer is available in Canada and the US and runs until June 27th.
In order to improve collaboration between teachers and their peers, and increasing productivity in the classroom, Microsoft has detailed a set of new features making their way to Office 365 Education.
A new Preview build of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update for Xbox One will begin rolling out at 6PM Pacific Time, according to Xbox team member Mike Ybarra. The update contains a number of fixes.
All Surface 3 models except one now have $100 off and come with a free screen protector, until July 3. Microsoft is also offering a free Docking Station worth $199.99 - but you'll have to be quick.
Twelve days ago, Microsoft sent out the third wave of invites for those waiting to purchase HoloLens, and said it would be picking up the pace. It wasn't kidding - the fourth wave is going out now.
In April, Microsoft launched Flow, a tool to help business users automate tasks and workflow across major apps and services. Today, it's launched a mobile app for iOS, and it's coming soon to Android.
Microsoft says that lab testing and real-world telemetry from millions of PCs prove that "you can simply browse longer with Edge than with Chrome, Firefox or Opera on Windows 10 devices".
Three months after Microsoft officially announced the start of its Windows 10 Mobile upgrades for (some) older Windows phones, BLU has now made the update available for its Win HD LTE X150e in India.
For the second time this month, Microsoft has cut $40 off its entry-level Windows 10 Mobile handset, and is also throwing in a free T-Mobile SIM Starter Kit worth $40 - but you'll have to be quick.
There are new arrivals in the Windows Store, and Microsoft's strategy for getting more people interested in the Universal Windows Platform involves bringing PC and console gaming together.
From Surface savings and Anniversary anticipation, to Opera's 'oops', Kid's Corner crushed, Groovey goodness, and games, games, GAMES! ...it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
Microsoft is running a massive promotion on its Surface Pro 4 this weekend, with discounted prices for all models as well as a complimentary Surface Dock to be included with the purchase.