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...
(21 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 15 days ago)
A phone designed around people, not apps. Re-thinking the phone in a way that mirrors our real-life interactions. Looking at the phone in a whole new way. I'm not referring to Facebook Home, though it may sound like I am, rather the philosophy behind the Windows Phone that Microsoft unveiled in summer 2011. "Stay close to the people who matter." "Put people first." These are...
(1 month and 18 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 26 days ago)
Microsoft and Google have put aside their differences and agreed to work together to finally give Windows Phone users an official YouTube app. Microsoft had incurred Google's wrath by launching its own YouTube app which did not serve advertisements, leading the search giant to demand its removal. Microsoft responded by saying it would be happy to work with Google, but cannot...
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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 7 days ago)
Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates let it all hang out on Monday answering questions during an ask-me-anything session on Reddit. Gates wanted questions to focus on his work with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to improving healthcare and reducing poverty around the world. This being Reddit and the favorite hangout of many geeks,...
(3 months and 11 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...
(22 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...
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Both Google and Microsoft think it’d be a shame to deny Windows Phone users the glory of Keyboard Cat videos, which is why the two companies have agreed to team up and jointly create a native YouTube app for Microsoft’s mobile platform. The Next Web reports that the companies released a joint statement today saying that they “are working together to update the new YouTube...
(18 hours ago)
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