Microsoft news recap: new Xbox app could be on the way, HoloLens 2 lands in the Microsoft Store, and more

Jack Wilkinson

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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 is reportedly working on a redesigned Xbox app for iOS and Android

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the current Xbox app on iOS and Android has started to become a bit dated. But a new report suggests that Microsoft could be working on a redesigned mobile app for Xbox.

HoloLens 2 is now available to purchase in the US Microsoft Store

Whilst not designed for consumers, and definitely still aimed at businesses, Microsoft has taken the decision to open up sales of its HoloLens 2 to the masses by adding it to the Microsoft Store in the United States, making it easier to buy – if you’ve got the funds, of course.

Microsoft's HoloLens 2
Microsoft’s HoloLens 2

Microsoft urged by employees to end police contracts, implement 4-day work week amid civil unrest

As the Black Lives Matter unrest gripped the US, Microsoft employees have been urging the company to cut police contracts and the formal introduction of a 4-day working week during the pandemic, among other requests.

image courtesy of the Seattle Times

Bang & Olufsen to make high-end premium audio products for Microsoft’s Xbox consoles

Premium audio company Bang & Olufsen have announced this week that they have formed a new partnership with Microsoft to produce high-end audio products for Xbox consoles. Details of the products that we may see are not yet known.

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay speaker.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay speaker.

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