Top Windows Phone news of the week: App for switching, one-handed operation, new build images

This week in Windows Phone we saw screenshots leak for a new build of Windows 10 Mobile, Microsoft to make a push in India, and an app to move data from Android to Windows Phone.

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Screenshots of Windows 10 Mobile build 10149 leak

Windows 10 Mobile is looking nice based on screenshots of build 10149 that leaked this week. The Edge browser is shown, demonstrating new functionality of the address bar. The images show lots of minor changes in appearance and features added and changed.

Source: Neowin

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Microsoft doing well in India based on Nokia brand

Nokia has a decade-long history in India and is considered a good brand in the country. Microsoft is using that history to its advantage and getting Windows Phones in the hands of buyers. The company has a big campaign planned for later this year to convince prospective customers that the Microsoft brand is synonymous with the Nokia brand.

The planned push in India will focus on high-end phones, trying to get them in buyers' hands instead of inexpensive phones already selling well.

Source: WSJ

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Switch from Android to Windows and keep your data

Those moving from an Android phone to Windows Phone will want to bring their data along for the ride. Microsoft has released apps to make it easy to get the Android data over to the new Windows Phone.

You install an app on the existing Android phone and on the new Windows Phone to start the process. Follow the directions and your data will follow you to Windows Phone.

Source: IT Pro Portal

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Windows 10 Mobile to have one-handed operation like iPhone 6

Apple introduced a one-handed mode for the iPhone 6 to make it easier to reach controls at the top of the screen with one hand. The latest preview build of Windows 10 Mobile shows a similar feature. Pressing and holding the Start button slides the screen down so the upper region is within reach.

The latest build of Windows 10 Mobile has a lot of updates, showing good promise for the general release later this year.

Source: TNW

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