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Microsoft announces Windows 10 operating system for desktop, mobile, game consoles and the Internet of Things

Microsoft announces Windows 10 operating system for desktop, mobile, game consoles and the Internet of Things

Microsoft has unveiled the successor to its Windows 8 operating system.

It’s called Windows 10 - not Windows 9 - and is designed to work with a wide range of devices, including Xbox gaming consoles, PCs, smartphones, tablets and M2M devices.

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A week of mobile industry news, from Apple iPhone 6 shortages to the uncertain future facing Phones 4u

Podcast - 17th September 2014

Iain Graham, James Rosewell and Mark Bridge start this week's podcast by looking back at the launch of the iPhone 6, the Apple Watch and the Apple Pay service.

They then move on to discuss the troubles at Phones 4u, a UK smartphone launch from O2, another smartphone launch that's been put on hold, Microsoft's gaming plans - and more.

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Microsoft to acquire Minecraft game developer Mojang

Microsoft to acquire Minecraft game developer Mojang

Microsoft has agreed a $2.5 billion (£1.5 billion) deal to acquire Mojang, the game developer behind the popular Minecraft franchise.

The acquisition is expected to be completed late this year.

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Microsoft produces three new Windows Phone smartphones

Microsoft produces three new Windows Phone smartphones

New Lumia software update coming soon

Microsoft has unveiled three new Lumia-branded Windows Phone handsets and a forthcoming software update at the IFA electronics show.

The Microsoft Lumia 830, Lumia 735 and Lumia 730 will all run Windows Phone v8.1.

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Opera Mini will become the default web browser for current Microsoft feature phones

Opera Mini will become the default web browser for current Microsoft feature phones

Opera Software says it’s signed a licensing agreement that’ll result in Opera Mini becoming the default web browser for Microsoft’s existing portfolio of feature phones.

The deal covers mobile phones based on the Series 30+, Series 40 and Asha software platforms.

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