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 21 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.
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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.
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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)
The lack of applications on the Windows Phone platform is a serious problem Microsoft must fix if it wants to be a viable alternative to Android and the iPhone. The company on Friday revealed that the Windows Phone Store is now home to 145,000 apps and games, significantly less than Google and Apple’s offerings, and only slightly more than BlackBerry. It appears that...
(10 days ago)
Facebook has asked Microsoft to remove 41 unofficial and clone ‘Facebook’ apps from the Windows Phone store as the social network prepares to introduce its official app for the platform. Windows Phone 7 and 8 launched without a fully featured official Facebook app, but the OS has tight integration with Facebook as contacts and messages are baked in. Yet with the growth of...
(12 days ago)
Microsoft gives a glimpse into its cadence of upcoming Windows Phone news.
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