Windows 10 Preview Build 14936 Brings the Ability to Uninstall Preloaded Apps

Windows 10 Preview Build 14936 Brings the Ability to Uninstall Preloaded Apps

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The feature is active only for a few apps
  • You still cannot uninstall Alarm & Clock, and Cortana
  • The feature is still in preview, and is expected to hit all users in 2017

Windows 10 comes with many preloaded apps that users may not be too keen on utilising. Now, Microsoft has introduced the ability to uninstall these apps in its latest preview build of Windows 10. With Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14936, Microsoft has bought the ability to uninstall preloaded apps like Mail, Calendar, Calculator, Groove Music, Maps, and Weather.

In earlier versions, the uninstall button was not active against the above mentioned apps. Now, if you head to the Apps and Features section in the Settings app, you will find that the uninstall button is active, and that these apps can be removed easily.

This was first spotted by Ghacks, and the publication claims that the feature is expected to roll out commercially next year. Also Camera, Cortana, Alarm & Clock, Messaging, and many other apps are still difficult to remove, and the uninstall button remains inactive.

The reason for this distinction is unknown, and Microsoft could make the button active on all apps eventually, before releasing it on the stable version. Of course, the preview version is only available for Insider members, and if you want to use the latest build, you need to be a part of the Windows Insider Program. To register, head here.

Twitter tipster Core has also hinted that the upcoming build that Microsoft intends to release this week or next week, will be jam packed with features. Last month, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 is running on 400 million active devices as on September 26. To recall, Microsoft had announced Windows 10 was on 300 million active devices back in May.

Tags: Windows 10, Windows 10 Preview build 14936, PreLoaded Apps, Windows Insider Program, PC laptops

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Huawei Flagship Smartphones to Come With Truecaller Preloaded From September

Huawei Flagship Smartphones to Come With Truecaller Preloaded From September

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Huawei flagship devices to come preloaded with Truecaller
  • Truecaller says app being used to make calls half a billion times a month
  • Truecaller to roll out to Huawei devices in India by September end

Truecaller on Friday announced it has partnered with Huawei. As a part of this collaboration, Huawei’s flagship phones will now come preloaded with the Truecaller app, starting with the Honor 8.

“Truecaller will be rolled out on Huawei mobile phones in America, Middle East & North Africa, South East Asia & India by end of September 2016,” the company said in itsblog on Friday.

Truecaller said the app has optimised to work seamlessly with all the devices it will come preloaded on. Apart from making calls, the app will also let users search for numbers, block spam calls, check availability, and call duration.

The company also highlighted in its blog that four months after the integration of its Truedialer app and its dialler features into the main Truecaller app, around half billion calls are being made per month through the inbuilt dialler in the Truecaller app.

“Our vision of how the dialler should naturally evolve – with features like caller Availability, Caller ID, and smart call history, provide a gateway for user’s to fully communicate with each other at the right time and to the right person,” Truecaller said in the post.

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Truecaller rolled out an update last month for iOS that added important features to the app like Smart Call History and a built-in dialler that allowed users to make calls from within the app. However, the iOS app – currently at version 7.0 – still lacks an important functionality, there is still no really Live Caller ID feature identical to the one available on Android.

In an emailed statement, Nami Zarringhalam, co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer at Truecaller, said,”Our partnership with Huawei is a big milestone and is the first of its kind that has only scratched the surface of the immense potential that is yet to be discovered with Truecaller.”

George Zhao, President of Honor, said, “As we were planning the launch of our flagship device Honor 8, we were looking for partners who can truly redefine the user experience, Truecaller was an obvious choice to help improve the native calling functions. They provide an indispensable service for millions of users each day. We are joining hands to ensure that respective brands get the best of both worlds.

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Tags: Truecaller, Huawei, Mobiles, Apps

 

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