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This article was published on May 14, 2015

Newest build of Windows 10 Mobile adds universal Office apps, finally runs on the One M8

Newest build of Windows 10 Mobile adds universal Office apps, finally runs on the One M8
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Microsoft has touted its universal Office apps as one of the main selling points for Windows 10, but so far they haven’t been available to try on mobile. That changes today with the release of build 10080.

Thanks to the new Windows Store Beta – similar to the one on Windows 10 for PC – you can download the universal Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote apps.

A new Xbox app lets you tap into your gaming information, while a preview of the new Music App lets access songs stored on OneDrive. The revamped video app can play MKV files and browse the content you’ve purchased on Xbox Videos. Microsoft says the app will soon offer the ability to download movies and shows for offline playback too.

There’s also a new Camera app, which features HDR, video stabilization and facial recognition.

Of course, none of this matters if you can’t actually install Windows 10 on your phone, but thankfully this build finally supports two of the most popular flagship Windows phones, the HTC One M8 and the Lumia Icon (930), as well as the Lumia 640 and 640XL.

Keep in mind you have to be on the ‘Fast’ update ring to try out the build. As always, proceed with caution with preview builds; Microsoft lists some known issues in the blog post below.

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10080 for phone now available

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