Microsoft rebrands Lumia Help & Tips to Lumia Highlights
You might have noticed the Lumia Help & Tips app in your app list already. The app can come in very useful if you are new to the operating system and you need, as the name suggests, some help and tips to get started. Today Microsoft has pushed out an update which brings a rebranding for the app. With the update installed the app is pushed to version 220.127.116.11 and changes the name of the app from Lumia Help & Tips to Lumia Highlights.
Except the branding and the icon for the app Microsoft has not changes very much. If you open the app you are getting a section where you can see what Microsoft is publishing on all their different platforms. There are posts from Facebook, Twitter and their Windows Blogs. However, if you can see in the screenshots below, if you open one of thee posts it’s just a simple web wrapper which displays each post just like you’d see it directly on the website. If you swipe to the left once you are getting to a ‘News’ section. There different posts from the Microsoft website are displayed, or at least a preview. If you want to read the full article you’ll be directed to the Microsoft website.
The Lumia Highlights app will be mainly used by Windows Mobile newbies and therefore Microsoft should probably think of bringing something more mature and useful to Windows 10 Mobile. The app isn’t looking too bad but in my eyes it is not make sense. Furthermore you are not able to uninstall this app just like the weather app which does make even less sense.
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