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...
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Filed under: Investing The latest word on the street was that Microsoft will issue an update to its Windows Phone software later this year that brings 1080p compatibility and support for new quad-core processors. The Verge first reported on the possible changes, along with the rumor that Microsoft will introduce a 5-inch displays or greater, which would push the Windows...
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The problem with Windows 8 sales isn't Windows 8, it's Windows Phone 8, says a Gartner analyst. As consumers move from PCs to tablets they are more likely to buy tablets with a familiar touch interface, says Gartner principal analyst Mikako Kitagawa. So users of Android phones are more likely to choose an Android tablet, Kitagawa says, and users of Windows Phone 8...
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As phone makers push screen sizes ever-larger, it seems like just a matter of time before Windows Phone gets in on the phablet craze. Citing unnamed sources, Financial Times reports that Nokia is working on one such gargantuan phone. Details are scarce, but the report claims that Nokia’s phablet will outshine Samsung’s Galaxy Note in tech specs and will be the “most...
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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...
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The Windows Phone 8X is fast, easy to use and probably the best Windows Phone that has been released to date. But it lacks in some key areas.
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The huge gamble that Nokia took in February 2011 to drop its proprietary Symbian phone OS in order to switch over to the Windows platform caught the industry by surprise. But Nokia’s Lumia line of Windows powered phones...
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The upcoming Windows Phone 8 update, codenamed GDR3, is going to come with support for an additional column of tiles, rounding them to 4. To see how it might look like, have e peek at the mockup below done by Windows Phone Daily. According to earlier reports the GDR3 update is going to enable manufacturers to put 1080p displays in their upcoming phones. So a user interface...
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According to a fresh leak, HTC plans to expand its Windows Phone 8 lineup with a new handset, which is bound to sit between the Windows Phone 8X and the Windows Phone 8S when it comes into being. Dubbed internally as HTC Tiara, the smartphone will be one of the first to the market with Windows Phone 8 GDR2 - the second major overhaul of the OS after the recent "Portico"...
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Nokia's is rebooting its U.S. Windows Phone push with the arrival of the low-cost Lumia 521 on T-Mobile and Lumia 928 for Verizon Wireless, but increasing sales to meaningful volumes in the very competitive U.S. market will not be easy. Windows Phone has so far seen little success -- during the first quarter its worldwide smartphone market share was 3 percent. But the...
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