Microsoft has announced that it will end support for Windows Phone 8 devices in 2014 - just six months after the mobile OS was launched. The first Windows 8 phones went on sale at the end of 2012, but Microsoft has already placed owners on notice that they won't be current forever. In a note on its website the company said support for Windows Phone 7.8 and 8 will end on...
(2 months and 7 days ago)
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 7 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...
(19 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 13 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 10 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 6 days 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...
(20 days ago)
Microsoft is working on some important features for Windows Phone that could help it become more than an also-ran. Microsoft senior marketing manager Greg Sullivan tells PCMag that his company is working on a project with the goal of producing “an increased seamlessness and integration across” both Windows Phone and the Xbox One. Although Sullivan wouldn’t go into any...
(3 hours ago)
Microsoft has breathlessly announced several new game titles for Windows Phone 8. And once again, Redmond continues to disappoint.
(1 month and 26 days ago)
How do you get people interested in an underdog mobile platform? In a new ad spotlighting the Lumia 920 Windows Phone — which I first saw as part of Tom Warren’s article over at The Verge — Microsoft tries to do it by making viewers laugh, and making fun of the competition. It’s a funny spot, albeit one which feels awfully close in style to Samsung’s Apple-mocking ads. (I’m...
(24 days ago)
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