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Microsoft Update for Windows 10 Coming Soon

The tech giant released the last update for Windows 10 in April

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Microsoft has announced a refreshed “Windows 10 October 2018 Update” that will have new features and enhancements for over 700 million devices running Windows 10.

The announcement came at the ongoing IFA 2018 technology event in Berlin, Germany.

“With this update, we’ll be bringing new features and enhancements to the nearly 700 million devices running Windows 10 that help people make the most of their time,” Roanne Sones, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft wrote in a blog post late on Friday.

Microsoft also announced the first Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 powered Lenovo “Yoga C630″ Windows on Snapdragon (WOS)” as part of its focus plan on connected PC experiences.

By pairing the functionality of Windows 10 with portable, lightweight devices, Microsoft intents to keep users connected and productive while on the go.

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“Devices like the Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS, as well as connected PCs from ASUS and HP that went on sale earlier this year, are ensuring that we have a robust and diverse portfolio of products to keep users connected and happy,” added Erin Chapple, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft.

Additionally, Lenovo’s “Yoga Book C930”, Dell’s “Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1”, Microsoft’s “Surface Go” and Acer’s “Predator Triton 900” have been launched alongside the updated Windows 10 version.

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“Whether it’s gaming, productivity or creativity that drives you, there’s truly a modern Windows 10 PC that will help you achieve more,” Chapple added.

The tech giant released the last update for Windows 10 in April. (IANS)

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‘My Greatest Mistake’: Bill Gates Regrets Microsoft Losing on Android

Gates stepped down as the CEO in 2000 and as Chief Software Architect in 2008. Satya Nadella took over as the company's CEO in 2014

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Businessman Bill Gates exits through the lobby at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York City, Dec. 13, 2016. (VOA)

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has said that his “greatest mistake ever” was the company losing on the Android opportunity, which has costed Microsoft nearly $400 billion and made Google the real winner.

In an interview during an event hosted by venture capital firm Village Global, Gates revealed that the mistake was to allow Google to develop Android and not creating a profitable model themselves, reports TechCrunch.

“In the software world, particularly for platforms, these are winner-take-all markets. So the greatest mistake ever is whatever mismanagement I engaged in that caused Microsoft not to be what Android is. That is, Android is the standard non-Apple phone platform. That was a natural thing for Microsoft to win,” Gates told Eventbrite cofounder and CEO Julia Hartz.

“If you’re there with half as many apps or 90 per cent as many apps, you’re on your way to complete doom. There’s room for exactly one non-Apple operating system and what’s that worth? $400 billion that would be transferred from company G (Google) to company M (Microsoft),” he emphasised.

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FILE – A sign for Microsoft is seen on a building in Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 18, 2017. VOA

Google acquired Android for just $50 million in 2005. The original iPhone came out in 2007 and the first Android device was released in 2008.

Android today has 85 per cent of the smartphone OS market and Microsoft Windows OS-based devices are nowhere to be seen.

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Microsoft has asked its users to switch to an Android or iOS device as it announced the end of support for Windows 10 Mobile.

The company told users that Windows 10 Mobile will stop receiving new security updates after December 10.

Gates stepped down as the CEO in 2000 and as Chief Software Architect in 2008. Satya Nadella took over as the company’s CEO in 2014. (IANS)