Keyboard and web portal too
Microsoft’s health tracking device is getting its first big update since launching in October. CNET says the Microsoft Band now has an…
One Windows for all devices
Microsoft has talked of unifying Windows across devices for some time and will likely take the next step later this month at…
No Lumia 1020 support though
Good news if you own a Lumia 830, 930, Icon or 1520 smartphone: Microsoft said Thursday it has started to roll out…
Building the base
The latest Lumia phone in India is available for pre-orders exclusively though the region’s Amazon site. Microsoft is selling the Lumia 638…
Microsoft’s “affordable flagship” lands on AT&T later this week and the carrier will throw in a Fitbit Flex activity tracker for free; handy since you can tell Cortana what exercise you did or what food you ate.
For $79.80 off-contract, I’m not sure you can beat the Lumia 530 if you’re on a budget. That’s what T-Mobile will sell…
At a cost of just over $415, the Lumia 830 offers many flagship features for the price. Sure, the processor is typically found in mid-range phones, but Microsoft’s mobile software runs well on limited hardware.
To get rid of that annoyingly slow “resuming” message when switching between apps on Windows Phone, Microsoft added Fast App Switching to the platform. Its only useful if developers add it to their recompiled apps though.
Verizon had the launch exclusive but the HTC One M8 with Windows Phone will be available on other U.S. carrier networks. On…
Thanks to the HTC One M8, available in both a Windows Phone and Android edition, we can see which mobile platform is better optimized for longer battery life. Microsoft wins round one but Project Volta could change round two.
Microsoft announced a major update to Windows Phone at a event in China. Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 will bring localized Cortana support to both China and the UK.
A terrible Google+ experience keeps me from using Windows Phone handsets full time. This weekend, I tried gPlus — a Metro client for Google’s social service — and it (along with Windows Phone 8.1) is good enough for me to keep my SIM in a Lumia 930.
The good news is that Microsoft has a slick-looking video editor for Windows Phone. The bad news is that unless you have Windows Phone 8.1, you can’t use the app yet.
If Android apps were good enough for BlackBerry, might they appeal to Microsoft too? Yes, says one tipster, claiming that all Lumia phones will be able to run Android apps in the future. It’s certainly possible but is it worth it?
The wait for Microsoft’s Lumia 930 in the UK is over, nearly five months after a similar handset — the Lumia Icon — debuted in the US. Have potential buyers already moved on or will the Lumia 930 still be well received?
Now that Microsoft has eliminated the cost of Windows licensing on devices smaller than 9-inches, expect more handset makers to try out the software in new phones. Micromax is doing just that with a pair of low-cost handsets for India.
Looks like there’s one more feature in the developer preview of Windows Phone 8.1: Support for Apple Passbook files. These are appearing directly in Microsoft Wallet, so how did Microsoft manage this and will the feature continue to be available?
Make no mistake: Although Windows Phone 8.1 is a “point” update from the prior version, this software is filled with fantastic features. If developers take advantage of Universal Windows Apps, Microsoft will reap big rewards.
We knew a Samsung-made Windows Phone was coming and a new leaked image backs up the claim. As expected, the phone looks like a re-purposed Galaxy S4 for use on Verizon’s LTE network in the U.S.
Sometimes it makes sense to not reinvent the wheel. It looks like Microsoft is taking heed of that advice with its new Action Center for Windows Phone 8.1, which looks just like Android’s quick settings.
As Microsoft gets closer to releasing Windows Phone 8.1 it’s sharing information with app developers. The newest software shows more unification across the company’s desktop and mobile platforms and improved ways to navigate on a Windows Phone.