Microsoft news recap: HoloLens 2 starts shipping, Minecraft Earth AR arrives in the United Kingdom, and more

Jack Wilkinson


Microsoft news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read!

Microsoft starts shipping HoloLens 2 mixed reality headset to customers

Microsoft’s next step in the mixed reality headset space is well underway, as the company has started shipping the HoloLens 2 to customers this week.

Minecraft Earth AR mobile game arrives in the United Kingdom on iOS and Android

Microsoft’s AR Minecraft game, Minecraft Earth, is now available to play in the UK on both iOS and Android.

Microsoft’s new Edge web browser has been confirmed for a future launch on Linux

For a while, there was some uncertainty over whether Microsoft Edge would arrive on Linux or not. Now, it has been confirmed that Microsoft Edge will launch on Linux in the future.

Microsoft Edge new logo

Microsoft News app updates on iPhone and iPad with support for iOS 13’s dark mode system settings

Users on iOS 13 can now enjoy reading the news in dark mode thanks to the latest update for Microsoft News which links the app colour scheme to the system settings.

Microsoft News app dark mode

That’s it for this week. We will be back next week with more Microsoft news.