Microsoft has given adult on new Windows 10 Mobile features, though it has betrothed to patch remaining Windows Phone inclination into a nearby future.
To assistance Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows Mobile 10 users implement destiny updates, Microsoft has expelled a over-the-cable (OTC) Updater tool, that moves updates from a PC to a phone.
To implement it, users need to download a record OtcUpdaterZip.exe and run it on a PC. In what appears to be a hastily-written support note filled with spelling errors, Microsoft explains that a apparatus “updates authorised Windows phones to a latest chronicle of WIndows [sic] 10 Mobile”.
The phone needs to be connected to a PC around USB, unlocked, and in aeroplane mode to use a updater.
“Key requirements: – device contingency be means to bond to a PC around USB – device with PIN close contingency be unlcoked [sic] before regulating a OTC Updater – device contingency be in Airplane mode before regulating a OTC Updater – PC using a upheld Windows customer OS with latest use container commissioned – PC contingency have a smallest of .NET 4.0 commissioned – PC contingency have Internet connectivity and be means to bond to WU,” writes Microsoft.
The association progressing this month effectively close down a latest try during enormous a mobile market, announcing it would usually concentration on confidence updates and not new features.
Key Windows execs and even Bill Gates have given switched to Android phones, such as a Microsoft Edition of Samsung’s Galaxy S8, that comes pre-installed with Microsoft apps.
The association also hasn’t pronounced anything about a release of a Feature 2 update for Windows Phones that corresponded with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, that is being rolled out in batches now.
According to Microsoft’s support page, a Windows 10 Fall Creators Update 1709 will be accessible for a HP Elite x3, HP Elite x3 Verizon, HP Elite x3 Telstra, Wileyfox Pro, Microsoft Lumia 550, Microsoft Lumia 650, Microsoft Lumia 950/950 XL, Alcatel IDOL 4S, Alcatel IDOL 4S Pro, Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL, Softbank 503LV, VAIO Phone Biz, MouseComputer MADOSMA Q601, Trinity NuAns Neo.
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