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Windows 10 Mobile news recap: Xbox to join the common shell, Microsoft Store selling unlocked Alcatel IDOL 4s and more
Welcome back to our weekly Windows 10 Mobile news recap series, where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Microsoft's mobile operating system. Let's get started.
PC, Mobile, Xbox to join “One Windows" shell
The “One Windows" promise is something that everyone familiar with Microsoft has been seeing them working towards. With Windows 10 becoming the centerpiece for all of Microsoft's products, the focus on uniting the company's ecosystem of products has been extremely important. According to some recent news, we'll soon be seeing Microsoft rolling Windows 10 on PC, Mobile, and Desktop into one big shell – something familiar across all devices. This will start happening over the course of the next few major updates, after the Creators Update.
Unlocked Alcatel IDOL 4s on sale in Microsoft Stores
The Lumia brand is on the way out, with some phones being unlisted in Microsoft Stores already. 2017 is going to be the year of the third party manufacturers, and we're kicking it off with the sale of the unlocked Alcatel Idol 4s. The phone goes for about $470, making it significantly more affordable that its $800 competitor in the HP Elite X3.