Windows Phone is Officially Dead

Yolanda Curtis
July 14, 2017

As Windows 10's next big release date nears, the latest Insider Preview Build 16241 gives us a solid sneak peek at what the Fall Creators Update will look like.

The Company has fixed two common gaming issues found in the earlier Windows version - an issue that was preventing profile cards in the Xbox Live in-game experience from working and an issue causing Game bar to crash while broadcasting.

Microsoft has said that it remains committed to supporting Windows 10 Mobile.

In other Windows 10 news, recently revealed that Surface Pro users reported having hibernation issues with the device. Edge's additional processes are now labeled appropriately (Chakra JIT Compiler, UI Service, Manager, and so on). However, as 99.6% of the smartphones run Android or iOS Microsoft failed to capture the market with Windows Mobile and it never truly got of the ground.

In addition to that, the multi-view engine has been set as default, which shows the performance monitors of the four most active GPU engines - 3D, Copy, Video Encode and Video Decode.

For those who like to monitor all aspects of their systems then the GPU monitoring in Task manager continues to evolve. As of right now, there's a single main carrier offering a Windows 10 Mobile product on contract, and it's not even a particularly high-end model. According to the company, over 300 million people now use Windows 10 every day for more than 3.5 hours a day on average.

Microsoft has officially announced that it is extending the Windows Insider beta-testing programme to its Windows Server platform, effective immediately, allowing members of the public to test out upcoming changes to Windows Server for the first time.

There is a total GPU memory text counter, a Direct X version also contains the highest supported DX feature level. And while some select handsets are eligible for an upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile, many are not, leaving them stuck on the old system.

This was another feature we did a full gallery and walkthrough of for the settings related to controlling how much bandwidth and data is used relating to downloading Windows Updates and they also apply to app updates from the Windows Store.

Microsoft also announced this week that it will now be possible to download Ubuntu Linux directly from the Windows Store, an option that is currently only available for users in the Windows Insider Program.

Of course, there are plenty of other changes, improvements, and fixes in this new build as well as known issues.

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