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Microsoft is no longer developing new features and hardware for Windows 10 mobile as the operating system is officially placed into servicing mode.

According to a series of tweets, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President in the Operating Systems Group Joe Belfiore revealed the system would just fix bugs and do security updates for existing users.

At the end of last month, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates revealed he is using an Android phone, although it does have ‘a lot of Microsoft software’.

Microsoft started gutting its phone business last year, making thousands of job cuts.

It also decided to drop the company’s mantra ‘mobile-first, cloud-first’.

One key problem for the company was the lack of apps on the mobile platform.

 At the end of last month, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates revealed he is using an Android phone, although it does have 'a lot of Microsoft software'

Belfiore tweeted; ‘We have tried VERY HARD to incent app devs. Paid money.. wrote apps 4 them.. but volume of users is too low for most companies to invest’.

‘Of course we’ll continue to support the platform.. bug fixes, security updates, etc. But building new features/hw aren’t the focus’.

In August Belfiore revealed he uses the Microsoft Edition of Samsung Galaxy S8 and switched to Android for better apps and hardware.

It seems the company will focus more on multi-device and cloud-powered technologies that do not always involve Windows, writes The Verge.

In an attempt to hold a spot on mobile, Microsoft has bought the Windows 10 PC browser, Edge to Android and iOS.

The browser allows users to share websites, apps, photos and other information between phones and Windows PC.

Facebook’s hugely popular Messenger app was cut from a huge number of Windows phones in March this year.

The messaging service said it would no longer run on any of Microsoft’s smartphones using the Windows 8.1 operating system, or any of its earlier systems – which is estimated to be 76 per cent of Windows users.

Customers were informed of the change by an email from Facebook.

‘Thank you for choosing to use Messenger,’ the email reads.

‘We regret to inform you that at the end of March, the app version you’re using is no longer supported and you can not send and receive messages.

Microsoft started gutting its phone business last year, making thousands of job cuts and the decision to drop the company's mantra 'mobile-first, cloud-first'

Microsoft started gutting its phone business last year, making thousands of job cuts and the decision to drop the company’s mantra ‘mobile-first, cloud-first’

At the end of last month, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates revealed he is using an Android phone, although it does have ‘a lot of Microsoft software’

‘To continue to send and receive messages from Facebook on your phone, update your Facebook app to the latest version.’

Phones affected by the withdrawal include the Microsoft Lumia 640, 640 XL and the Lumia 535.

Skype and WhatsApp had also withdrawn their services from phones run on Windows.

The operating system dipped to a 0.3 per cent of the market share by the end of Microsoft’s third financial quarter in 2016.

Critics have claimed that the apps available on Windows phones pale in comparison to their iOS and Android counterparts.

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Samsung to resurface Gear VR device with Galaxy S10

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Samsung spokesperson has expressed that they are ready to resurface a new lineup of Galaxy S10 phones with an improved Gear VR headset. adding that the Gear VR device will contain adapter that will  allow Samsung phones to access the device.



The designed Gear VR can accept several different phone sizes thanks to its spring-loaded catches, it still requires some conscious design effort by Samsung to limit the size and shapes of its phones to fit, and preload a certain amount of software so a Galaxy phone detects that it’s been plugged in.

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However, he admits that the features were improved due to the challenges the users observed on Samsung Note 9, where the user had to contact Samsung to get the adapter and the music of Elton John.

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Meanwhile Samsung  states it hasn’t given up on the brand. Which, to be fair, is also what its partner Oculus disclosed last September, pointing out that $19.9 Oculus Go doesn’t totally compete with the Gear VR, since apps that developers make for either one are 100-percent compatible with the other.

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President Ramaphosa to Sign South African Competition Amendment Bill Into Law

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will sign into law today the Competition Amendment Bill, which will strengthen regulations against anti-competitive behaviour in industrial markets.



The bill, which was approved by the National Assembly in October 2018 and endorsed by the National Council of Provinces in December 2018, is a step in the right direction for SMEs, economic inclusion and it opens up the economy to fresh investment and innovation.

It also provides a clear mandate to the competition authorities to address economic concentration in a balanced manner and to promote economic transformation, the Presidency said on Monday.

Additionally, the amended legislation seeks to combat concentration and economic exclusion as core challenges that contribute to slower and less dynamic growth, lower employment and greater inequalities, as well as socio-political conflict.

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The Presidency said this will enable a more effective approach to concentration, with a focus on improving outcomes for small and black-owned business, and strengthen the institutions involved in managing competition policy and law.

The signing ceremony will take place this afternoon at the Tuynhuys Chambers in Parliament. Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel, who campaigned fiercely for the bill’s codification, will join the ceremony along with a group of stakeholders.

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