Windows 10 Mobile update (March-April, 10.0.14393.953)

Vigilant Windows 10 Mobile users probably didn't miss the Windows 10 Mobile cumulative update last March. The update, which applies to devices like the Lumia 650, upgrades the build release to 10.0.14393.953. A week later, several Microsoft software updates were made available for Microsoft Store, Windows Camera, Microsoft People, Windows Voice Recorder, Xbox, OneNote, Groove Music, Windows Alarms & Clock, Photos, Skype Preview, Excel, and OneDrive.

More than 28 updates came in for Windows 10 Mobile plus a few for third-party apps.

The Windows 10 Mobile build came before the Microsoft app updates.

Considering how many ignorant users and tech websites have dismissed Windows 10 Mobile, it's gratifying to have roughly 29 third-party and Microsoft apps updated at one go. Other apps that received an update are the following:

  • File Downloader
  • Comics++
  • Garmin Connect Mobile
  • Easy Player

Note: I have great respect for developers and I applaud software professionals who work with Windows 10 universal apps, and continue to grind away for Windows 10 Mobile.

Windows 10 Mobile apps don't get as updated as iOS or Android apps so the recent update is welcome.

The entry-level and extremely lightweight Lumia 650 complements my Android 6.x-powered Moto G4 Plus. For one thing, I prefer the Outlook Calendar included with Windows 10 Mobile over its somewhat cluttered and clunky Android version. As powerful as the G4 Plus is, the thinner 650 is also better for playing back music, audiobooks, and podcasts while working out and commuting so I use it with my Plantronics BackBeat Go 2. If and when the Surface Phone is released or Microsoft discontinues the Lumia brand, I'll probably still have the Lumia 650 in my pocket. After all, I kept my 4th-generation iPod Touch stuck at iOS 5.x for several years even after Apple moved on.


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