What's with that new HP phone anyway? AskDanWindows Episode 23

We're back for another new episode of #AskDanWindows. This week I talk about that "new" HP Windows phone, what is "Project Andromeda", Windows 10 laptops with LTE, and more!

Let's get to this week's big questions!

  • Thoughts on the HP phone device at MWC? Do you think it will be very similar to the x3 or a total refresh? - @heartsofjoi
  • Why are we not seeing Windows 10 Laptops with built-in global LTE radios? - SStraface
  • Where does Andromeda fit in Microsoft's scheme? - Karan Singh12
  • Will you be attending Microsoft Build, the developer conference this year? - Scott
  • What do you think the focus will be on for #Redstone3 on desktop and mobile? - @tauheedul
  • I read not long ago that Microsoft is bringing the full Office suite to the Windows Store. Will people be able to purchase each program separately or will they need to buy the whole Office suite? - 13paul13

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Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • Yay, thanks for answering my question Dan! Great episode as always, by the way.
  • Cool
  • MS should add their entire online store, including all devices, and accessories, to the windows store.... And, we known the future of carrier, and data plans, are destined to be offered in mobile stores..... I think this is a good way going forward.
  • Dan, can you provide us a link to the wallpaper you are using? I'd love to use that on my surface book!!
  • I must own that Xbox Jacket!
  • Thats what I was thinking!
  • I swear Daniel has some of the best hoodies!
  • Me too!
  • that is a sweet jacket
  • Great job as always!
  • Dan, re Office in the Windows Store. Microsoft is required to make the individual components of Office available for purchase. That is why you can find the boxed editions in some retail stores. That requirement may not apply to the Windows Store because there are other ways to buy Office, but I hope they will offer the choice. 
  • Good point, thanks!
  • Great video.   Some good info in there.  
  • Thanks for taking the time to answer my question Dan. 🙂
  • Wait, Project Andromeda is (supposedly) Windows 10 without the Win32 subsystem? Guaranteed Tim Sweeney will go nuts when he hears this!
  • I love the bloopers at the end!! Awesome. Thanks for that Dan. So interested in the new HP, and loving the current one. I'm hooked on what HP is doing and now they have got touch screen and pen use on PC, I may even look at one of their PC's??!!!
    Cool jacket. Did you get that on that website you mentioned? Or is that a onesie?
  • Why does every piece of Microsoft news for the past year or so seem to boil.down to "maybe next year?" Even the line of "Microsoft seems flexible with what to include in updates" sounds like "Microsoft is always up for delaying things." I feel like 2016 was a lost year in many ways, and 2017 is feeling the same. It's felt like 2 years since Microsoft had me excited for something. Since then, we've gotten the death of W10M, repeatedly delayed mobile features, a delayed Surface Phone, axing of game studios and partnerships, ending of Band, and foot dragging on even Surface. Hard to get excited when everything feels more like niche desktop features, rather than anything meaningfully impressive. I don't honestly recall a single thing coming in the April.update that appealed to me. That's on my tastes, sure, but those tastes are what keep me interested. Kinda sad that BlackBerry and Nokia are beating Microsoft to market with new phone, IMO.
  • Because this news is based on speculation from WC staff, not MS... It would be different if MS was the one saying "maybe next year" but they aren't.