However, Microsoft has just turned on one new feature on the latest build that is only available to Windows 10 users in Seattle – the Microsoft Wi-Fi.
The cuts will also require Microsoft to take a restructuring charge of between $750 million and $850 million, the statement said. That, in turn, will appeal to customers, especially given that the dearth of apps for Windows Phones has always been a major drawback of the platform. Despite having many technical advantages and really great ideas, Windows Phone has failed to catch any fire and holds a meager 3% market share, according to IDC.
Another key weapon in Microsoft’s arsenal is Windows 10, and this is the main reason why we haven’t seen the last of Windows Phone. The reports suggest that Microsoft may soon be launching Office for Android and iOS, which will surely take mobile business to another level. The app allows users to buy wireless Internet access via the Windows Store from the wireless networking menu from the system’s taskbar. Amidst all these big tactical actions, it is completely unclear what the strategy is to remain a viable company as customers move, quickly and in droves, to mobile devices using competitive products. Just before the purchase of Nokia, Windows Phone was experiencing solid growth.
For the first time, the developers are going to help consumers step into the future of technology with full touch screen support, holo lens integration and apps that have been predominantly used only in mobile devices.
Although some Windows Phones have received good reviews, smart phones running the Windows Phone operating system are not jumping off the shelves. “It is, however, positive that Microsoft has promised to bear its corporate social responsibility beyond the level required by law”. The company also plans to lay off up to 7,800 positions, primarily in the phone business.
When added to last year’s layoffs, Microsoft will have trimmed roughly the number of employees it added when it acquired the Nokia business. If you have more than one eligible device, you’ll need to go through the reservation process on each one to lock in the upgrade.
Microsoft’s Patrick Ward did, however, say that Microsoft is “working on it” and that while no date has been set it is coming.
The company is likely to come out of the smartphone business now, as there have been various blunders in their run throughout.
Following yesterday’s release of Windows 10 build 10166 for PCs and tablets, Microsoft today release Windows 10 Mobile build 10166 for phones.
But Nadella has been moving away from this strategy in order to focus on the company’s core software business and related services.