Published: Thu, May 26, 2016
Science | By Hubert Green

Windows 10 Mobile Redstone Builds Bringing New Loading Circle Animation

Windows 10 Mobile Redstone Builds Bringing New Loading Circle Animation

Great new devices? What does that mean? "However as time passes, and customers have more choices, Microsoft may continue to lose market share". However, this will be a very niche device, aimed at the high-end of the market and will serve as a companion to Windows laptops or tablets.

Two Chinese brands ranked within the top five worldwide smartphone vendors in the first quarter of 2015, and represented 11 percent of the market. "Today (we) want to share that we are taking the additional step of streamlining our smartphone hardware business..." For example, the shooter "Overkill 3" has received 2,000,000 downloads on Windows 10 PC compared to 90,000 downloads for Windows phone.

Because, as BBC News reports, although most user interface design would consider the pressing of that "X" to be a cancellation of the process, Microsoft has made a decision to read it as your acceptance that you wish to upgrade your computer to Windows 10.

The latest cuts impact primarily employees in Finland working on Microsoft's Lumia phone business. Microsoft is laying off up to 1,850 workers in its smartphone hardware business as it moves to cut its losses, shrink its sales focus and sell smartphones to enterprise customers who want specialized devices with additional security and manageability features.

About 1,350 jobs will disappear in Finland, another blow to a nation already struggling to reduce unemployment and revive an economy hurt by Nokia's mobile-phone demise.

The restructure will cost approximately $950 million, with around $200 million expected to be dished out in the form of severance payments.

Now, Microsoft says it's scaling back its mobile phone business but that it isn't out just yet. "We will continue to innovate across devices and on our cloud services across all mobile platforms". Microsoft devices never sold well in the smartphone world and it's why they bought Nokia, in the hope of captivating more attention. However, the company is rising like phoenix from the ashes. Last year, the company unveiled its first laptop.

Samsung sells most Android phones, followed by Huawei, Oppo and Xiaomi.

The reductions are expected to be substantially complete by the end of the calendar year and fully completed by July 2017, the end of the company's next fiscal year.



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