Windows 10 Anniversary Update will also hit mobile on August 2
Microsoft plans to roll out the Windows 10 Anniversary Update to PCs and other capable hardware on August 2, but now we have confirmation that mobile devices will also receive the update on that very same day. Head of Microsoft's Windows Insider program, Dona Sarkar, confirmed on Twitter that phones will also start to receive the update as part of a gradual roll out.
As reported by MSPU:
@A_Deerslayer It will start to roll out 8/2. It will take some time since there are a *lot* of machines globally to update.@A_Deerslayer It will start to roll out 8/2. It will take some time since there are a *lot* of machines globally to update.— Dona Sarkar (@donasarkar) June 29, 2016June 29, 2016
Now that there are more than 350 million devices rocking Windows 10, it makes sense for Microsoft to kick off a staged release of the highly-anticipated Anniversary Update. We'll have to see just how quickly phones will be updated alongside PCs and other devices come August 2.
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2. The stupid "Extras" in the Settings app? It's out of place, tiny, unorganized and plain ugly. Feels like some forgotten settings thrown together in a folder like in iOS. I remember everyone's "crap" folder. Oh wait, you'll be able to uninstall those crap apps in iOS 10, so not even they won't have this problem.
3. The Feedback Hub is a complete mess. I put a full point here just to discuss this. Everyone is voting the crap out of those great suggestions and they don't even answer. I believe the whole "Insiders, we need your help to shape this." is just for telemetry, not suggestions to make this damn OS what it deserves to be. Also the horrendous app, with dead space, tons of loading times and bad layout. They still can't make a damn dark theme after over 1 year and many insiders asked for it.
4.Some apps are plain bad, especially in landscape, where the status bar takes a ton of space. There's also the use of black and grey. It would look nice having grey at top and bottom and black in the middle, where the content is, right? Guess what? Half apps are right, half are messed up.
5. The God damn Start menu: How hard is to make this Start menu to resemble the one on pc, with All Apps on the left and Action Center on the right as a flyout? So hard? If you call it Windows 10 on any device then make it seem like it, not just apps that have resemblances.
If I sail through this OS for another 5 minutes I'll surely find more things to whine about, but you tell me I don't speak the truth. And don't take me with "But dude, it's just an insider build.". I can agree that, but the half-assed design rules they have are simply an eyesore. Rant out. For more, just contact me.
W10 is clearly going the corporate route, professional layout now but the fun, personalisation and involvement are gone. Boring hamburger menu as opposed to the fun and engaging Zune style.
P.S.: They also fixed the black bar issues in older games, that was my only problem when I was on 10586 :D
Because I have "Data Sense" in my phone
But i guess that is not going to happen...
2) This wouldn't work for phones with on-screen navigation, including the current flagships
3) This is a hardware issue
4) This would drain the battery horribly like it does on Android In other words, no to all of these no matter how cool they sound.