The countdown for Microsoft to end support of Windows Phone 8 and 7.8 has already started, and the two mobile operating systems could be orphaned as soon as the second half of 2014, according to Microsoft's own support calendar. The Microsoft Product Lifecycle support page indicates Windows Phone 8 and 7.8 are already past their lifecyle start dates. According to the...
(2 months and 4 days ago)
On Friday Microsoft announced that since Windows Phone 8′s, the company has seen the number of app downloads double and almost a 140% increase in paid app revenue. This is, of course, great news for app developers, and a strong indicator that Windows Phone 8 is doing well (though notably still not nearly as well as Android or iOS.) In fact, in a blog post Microsoft notes...
(17 days ago)
A recent Microsoft job posting shows the company is ready to take the next step to unify its development platform between Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8.
(3 months and 11 days ago)
Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 powered smartphones will be in line for the future OS upgrades and the users of the WP 8 will not be left high and dry unlike the Windows Phone 7.x owners, who weren't able to update to Windows Phone 8. The good news for all the folks with WP8 is that the platform might be upgraded to the next major OS release in the coming future, according to...
(2 months and 22 days ago)
There's really no need for Microsoft to build its own Windows Phone 8 hardware since partners are offering solid handsets, says Microsoft's Terry Myerson. Maybe hardware isn't the problem.
(1 month and 3 days ago)
After months of promises, Pandora has finally released its official Windows Phone 8 app in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand.As announced during Microsoft's WP8 unveiling last year, the app will be ad-free throughout the...
(2 months and 1 day ago)
Been thinking about giving up your Android phone for a Microsoft Windows Phone? Well, there’s now an app for that. An app called “Switch to Windows Phone” popped up in the Google Play store on Wednesday. The publisher? Microsoft Corporation. Yes. It’s an official Windows Phone...
(18 days ago)
Microsoft has breathlessly announced several new game titles for Windows Phone 8. And once again, Redmond continues to disappoint.
(1 month and 23 days ago)
Owners of older Windows Phones will be happy to know that Microsoft is finally seeding the latest Windows phone 7.8 update for their devices. The Windows Phone 7.8 update was previously halted due to bugs with the newly introduced Live Tiles on the homescreen. Users were reporting poor battery life due to a constantly active internet connection by the active tiles on the...
(2 months and 8 days ago)
Once again, Microsoft has opened its coffers to app developers, offering them up to $2,000 to build new Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps. Microsoft will pay U.S. developers $100 per app published in the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store, with a limit of 10 published apps per store. The company is pitching it as a temporary promotion, running the offer through June 30,...
(2 months and 2 days ago)
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