Monthly Archives: March 2016

512MB of RAM devices will not be upgraded to #Windows10Mobile #Windows10Upgrade

soup-nazi-no-upgrade-for-you

 

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Microsoft announces OTA rollout Windows 10 Mobile-Anyone listening?

single-tumbleweedSo today Microsoft has announced that the over the air rollout of Windows 10 Mobile has started.

Is anyone there left on the platform to receive the update?

The list of devices seems to have been expanded slightly but it still remains shorter than the promise of all devices running Windows Phone 8.1.

How does this work for Microsoft – as usual people are disappointed with the upgrade efforts and that their devices are left out in the cold despite assurances that upgrades would be available.  The option of running the Windows Insider version of Windows 10 Mobile is still an option for most but anyone wanting to be on the bleeding edge is again, thanks to Microsoft, left out in the cold as latest builds are left for the 950/950XL owners.  With the most popular (according to AdDuplex) still being the Lumia 520 Microsoft is going to hard it find to get an uptick in Windows 10 upgrades when it does not support the device on this platform.

AdDuplex-market-share

The supported handsets so far are reported as:

Lumia 1520
Lumia 930
Lumia 640
Lumia 640XL
Lumia 730
Lumia 735
Lumia 830
Lumia 532
Lumia 535
Lumia 540
Lumia 635 1GB
Lumia 636 1GB
Lumia 638 1GB
Lumia 430
Lumia 435
BLU Win HD w510u,
BLU Win HD LTE x150q,
MCJ Madosma Q501

Microsoft seems to be continually shooting itself in the foot with Windows 10 Mobile, failed upgrade promises, delayed release and still not up to par performance on what are meant to be supported handsets.  Cortana has never been the same since her 8.1 debut, she is slower to load, responds slower and in my experience seems less accurate with speech recognition and dictation.

What do you think the future of Windows Mobile 10 is?  Can it sit as a 3rd place OS next to iOS and Android?  Can a new rumored Surface Phone really bring people to the platform or maybe additional partners can drum up support?

While using Windows Mobile 10 can be a pleasurable experience compared to iOS and Android it is severely lacking in support, applications and a reason for anyone to consider switching from the mainstream.

Are you still interested – click to browse Windows Phone handsets

#SurfaceBook The one peripheral you never knew you needed…..

surface-book-microsd-adapterSo you buy a new Surface Book and because SSD sizes are a more expensive than your old laptops with hard drives you are a little more restricted in storage.  So you want to utilize todays high capacity Micro SD cards 200Gb+ but…..

 

The Surface Book comes with a full-size SD card slot unlike the Surface Pro 3 and 4 that had Micro SD card slots hidden in the back.  While this does allow for more card types to easily be installed it leaves you with one unanticipated problem – the SD card sticks out of the Surface Book (Macbook Pros have the same issue!)

Thankfully someone has adapted the Macbook Pro version to work with and blend in with the Surface Book so that you can house a Micro SD card flush in the SD card slot.

surface-book-microsd-adapter-installed

The BASEQI Aluminum MicroSD Adapter for Microsoft Surface Book can be ordered via Amazon here for $25

The other thing to remember is that the SD card storage will remain in the base if you ever choose to separate the screen section possibly leaving you without access to your music pictures, apps and more if you heavily rely on the external card for frequent access!