Microsoft Rolling Out Windows 10 Mobile to Windows Phone 8.1 Devices

 
 
Posted 2016-03-21 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

DAILY VIDEO: Microsoft begins Windows 10 rollout for Windows Phone 8.1; Google to boost mobile-friendly Web pages in search results; EMC notches a win in court against Pure Storage; and there's more.

 

 
Apple's 'Spaceship' Headquarters Schedule to Open in April

DAILY VIDEO: Apple's futuristic new HQ Set to open doors in April; UPS tests delivery trucks equipped...

Cisco Extends Network Security Portfolio With Firepower 2100 Series

DAILY VIDEO: Cisco provides more firepower to security portfolio; Google to allow independent audit...

Harris Poll Shows Samsung Reputation Hurt by Note7 Smartphone Recall

DAILY VIDEO: Samsung's reputation hurt in latest Harris poll after Note7 debacle; Kubernetes...

New LG G6 Smartphone to Feature Side-by-Side FullVision Display

DAILY VIDEO: LG G6 smartphone getting side-by-side FullVision display; Azure SQL database threat...

Verizon, Yahoo Agree to Reduce Buyout Price to $4.55 Billion

DAILY VIDEO: Verizon negotiates down to $4.55B for Yahoo transaction; Congressional staffers see...

Google Tells RSA Show Audience How it Secures a Billion Android Users

DAILY VIDEO: How Google secures over a billion Android users; Amazon moves into teleconferencing...

Oracle Appeals Ruling in Java Infringement Dispute With Google

DAILY VIDEO: Oracle revives Java copyright infringement dispute with Google; Apple to Mark Smartphone...

Trump Administration Holds Back Executive Order on Cyber-Security

DAILY VIDEO: White House withholds cyber-security order for further revision; Cortana to help Windows...

Kaspersky Finds New Malware Designed to Hide in Memory, Steal Data

DAILY VIDEO: Kaspersky discovers new malware designed to stealthily steal data; Microsoft to shield...

U.S. Court Orders Google to Turn Over Data Stored on Overseas Servers

DAILY VIDEO: Federal court says Google must turn over data in foreign servers; Cisco report: mobile...



Read more about the stories in today's news:

 
 
 

Today's topics include the beginning of Microsoft's Windows 10 rollout for the Windows Phone 8.1, Google's search results will boost the ranking of mobile-friendly web pages, EMC's win in court against Pure Storage and the Pwn2own challenge uncovers a total of 21 vulnerabilities.

Microsoft has confirmed that it's begun rolling out Windows 10 Mobile to select Windows Phone 8.1 devices. However, not all Windows Phones are eligible for the upgrade, according to Microsoft officials, because it doesn't run well on some older Windows 8.1 phone models.

Microsoft is encouraging owners of Windows Phone 8.1 devices to download the Windows 10 Upgrade Advisor app, which will tell users if the upgrade is available for their smartphone model. The Windows 10 Upgrade Advisor app is available in the Windows Store app marketplace.

Website owners have about six weeks to make sure their sites are optimized for viewing on mobile devices if they want to maintain their ranking in Google's search results.

Starting in May, Google will put more weight on search results for Web pages where text is easily readable on mobile devices and where the page avoids unplayable content or scrolling.

Sites whose pages do not measure up can expect to see a significant decline in mobile traffic from Google Search, the company has previously noted.

One of the more interesting rivalries in the data storage industry took another turn this week when market leader EMC got a partial victory against fast-growing Pure Storage in a patent infringement lawsuit filed more than two years ago.

A federal court jury found March 15 that Pure Storage violated an EMC patent related to deduplication and found that the smaller rival should pay $14 million in damages.

However, the same jury found that Pure did not violate two other patents and its damage award was far less than $80 million that EMC was looking for from the 2013 lawsuit.

The second day of the annual Zero Day Initiative Pwn2own browser-hacking competition on March 17 went much like the first day, with researchers once more showing new zero-day vulnerabilities in modern Web browsers.

On the first day of Pwn2own, $282,500 in prize money was awarded and on the second day, $177,500 was won, bringing the two-day total for the event to $460,000. All told, 21 previously unknown vulnerabilities were publicly demonstrated at Pwn2own 2016.

 
 
 

Submit a Comment

Loading Comments...
 
Manage your Newsletters: Login   Register My Newsletters























 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rocket Fuel