Top Windows Mobile news of the week: No more Opera, Foley jumps to Android, new Insider build

This week in Windows Mobile we saw a major supporter of the platform jump to Android, a new Insider build was released, and Opera dropped support for Windows Mobile.

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New Insider build released

Microsoft released a new test build, 14327, to the Insider Fast Ring. According to ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley, the new build adds the Messaging Everywhere feature to the platform. This allows messaging across a range of Windows devices.

Source: ZDNet

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Opera dropping development for Windows Mobile

Opera has stated it will cease work on its Opera Mini browser for the Windows Mobile platform. The company plans to focus its efforts on the big guys, iOS and Android.

Source: ZDNet

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Mary Jo Foley drops Windows Phone for Android

Like other folks in the smartphone world, ZDNet's Microsoft reporter Mary Jo Foley has dropped her Windows Phone after trying Android. Foley states that "The robust notifications on Android have weaned me from my Live Tile dependence. And don't let anyone fool you: The cameras on both the 5X and 6P take really great photos, especially in low light. I find the camera app on Android much easier and dependable than the Microsoft or Nokia ones I used on my Icon."

Source: ZDNet