From festive deals and low-cost devices to Windows Phone developments, Lollipop updates, Firefox for iOS, Street Fighter V, and Xbox outages, we look back at highlights from this week's top tech news.
...of Microsoft's mobile vow, bad Apple, and weather to upgrade to Windows 10
Aliens vs. Pinball Pack: Three Alien-themed tables for Pinball FX2
Cumulative update available for Release Preview Ring
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Project Fi: Google's phone service on a Nexus 5X, iPhone 6s Plus, and Windows phones
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Elephone Vowney: Phones need more than high specs
Build 14332 out for PC + Mobile
It looks like XOLO may be preparing to launch its second Windows Phone, as 10,000 units of a new 'Win Q1000' handset have been shipped to India, along with 2,000 dummy units for retail stores.
Lava - parent company of XOLO - has launched its first Windows Phone in India, with a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200, 1GB RAM, front and rear cameras, and an ultra-low price tag of just Rs.4,999 ($81).
Microsoft has announced two new manufacturers which will be partnering with the company to build Windows Phone based smartphones, bringing the total number of partners to an impressive 15.
In a bid to gain marketshare with cheap handsets from local manufacturers, Microsoft is reported to have waived the licensing fee for the Windows Phone mobile operating system in India.