On August 2nd, Microsoft has just released its Windows 10 Anniversary Update for computers and tablets and users all over the world are receiving it in phases. On the other hand, owners of Windows-powered phones will have to wait until August 9th to receive the Windows 10 Mobile, as this date has been revealed on Microsoft’s Indian Lumia Twitter account.
Many Lumia users who already received Windows 10 Mobile on their devices are waiting anxiously for the Anniversary Update, which will bring similar features that were added in the update for PC, which means that they’re available in a mobile context. The Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update comes with a panorama option in the Windows Camera app, the lock screen has been tweaked so that owners of devices without hardware buttons will use the on-screen back button to easily take photos.
Skype has become a universal Windows Platform app, so now it’s available in Windows 10 Mobile with huge improvements over the version that has been used on Windows Phones in the past years. When the Skype Preview for Windows 10 Mobile was released for Insider Slow and Fast Ring, users were curious to see how it works, and they were very impressed, saying that the application is fast and loads very quickly, they liked the black background and colors, claiming that Skype on mobile looks even better than the PC version.
Microsoft has also tweaked the Settings app, redesigning icons so that users can easily find individual settings. The app icon will be shown in the header and it will no longer be repeated in the Action Center; Cortana will be available in Spanish (Mexico), Portuguese (Brazil) and French (Canada) and will sync across devices; Microsoft Edge will show a “Go forward” item in the ellipses menu and in order to go back or forward, users will just swipe.
Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update will bring support for fingerprint readers and users will make contactless payments using Microsoft Wallet app on Lumia 650, 950, and 950 XL.
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