Microsoft is set to release more new updates for Windows 10 Mobile
Microsoft is set to launch a major upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile this week as it looks to drum up support for its struggling smartphone platform.
The company is set to roll out the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview soon, according to company spokesperson speaking to Neowin.
The update will provide Windows 10 Mobile users with a number of new features and updates, including a preview of some additions that should form part of the Windows 10 Creators Update release, set for later this year.
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The update is set to bring a number of existing Windows 10 PC features to mobile devices for the first time.
This includes the Edge browser’s support for ebooks, turning your Windows 10 Mobile device into a more comprehensive library for all your purchases, allowing you to read when on the go.
Also coming soon is the ‘Night Light’ feature, which cuts down on the amount of blue light emitted from your device at night – something which has been proven to damage user’s ability to sleep.
The update should also include a number of improvements to the Windows 10 Continuum feature, which allows users to work across several different devices.
There may even be a place for the new ‘picture in picture’ feature shown off in the latest Windows 10 PC preview, which would allow multiple apps to run on screen at the same time.
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The launch is the latest update for Windows 10 Mobile released by Microsoft as it looks to boost its smartphone software.
Earlier this week, the company announced several other new features would soon be coming to the platform, including several improvements to the Microsoft Edge browser.
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The program is now able to speak to Windows 10 Mobile users thanks to a new “read aloud” button.
Similar to Apple’s Siri feature, Microsoft Edge will now be able to read out your e-books, which were enabled on Windows 10 devices earlier this year.
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Simply open up the document you were ready, and press the “read aloud” button in the top-right corner to start.
The update also allows Microsoft Edge to show off full-colour emoji for the first time when visiting websites.
The includes the newly-updated list of emoji released recently, meaning you’ll be able to enjoy all your favourites on your Windows 10 Mobile device.
Microsoft does not reveal how many Windows 10 Mobile devices it ships each year, but its latest earnings call stated that a revenue group entitled "More Personal Computing" dropped some five per cent year over year due to “lower phone revenue”.
However Microsoft will be hoping to turn around its dwindling market share with the long-rumoured Surface Phone.
The Intel-powered smartphone is expected to ship alongside the next blockbuster update to Windows 10 Mobile, dubbed Redstone 3.
Surface Phone is believed to be a flagship smartphone with an industrial design similar to the Surface Book and Pro 4 tablet, along flagship-level materials and a premium price tag to match.