All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Windows Phone’

Microsoft Shows Off A Bunch Of Windows 10 Stuff

In September, Microsoft unveiled Windows 10, launching an early technical preview for PC on October 1. With the release, Microsoft highlighted advancements for the enterprise and collaboration as well as consistency across devices. It adapted to Xbox, PCs, phones, tablets, and other “tiny gadgets” to delivery that consistency. On Wednesday, Microsoft showed off a bunch of new Windows 10 stuff …

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Cellphone Deals Can Be Found Year Round

Cellphone deals seem like they would be exclusive to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and that is mostly true. If you’re in the market for the latest devices, you’ll have to wait for sales. What about low end devices? Have the cheap phones of the world finally reached a point to where a user will get an exemplary experience without …

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Uber Returns to Windows Phone

On-demand ride service Uber has just (re)launched on Windows Phone, meaning Windows Phone users won’t have to call rides via the mobile site anymore. Uber says the brand new app is “is optimized for the Windows Phone platform and reflects the complete Uber experience.” “Users will be able to open the Uber app on their Windows Phone anywhere in the …

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Microsoft To Offer One Operating System For All Screens

At some point in the future, Microsoft will offer its users a single operating system experience across all screens, making things a lot easier on application developers. Rather than having to worry about developing apps for Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox all separately, they’ll just be able to develop apps for this singular platform. That’s what we’re getting from CEO …

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Stephen Elop Talks Plans For Windows Devices

As previously reported, Microsoft announced that it is cutting 18,000 jobs within the next year, starting with 13,000 of them within the next six months. CEO Satya Nadella laid out the plans in an email to staff, which the company also made available to the public. He said more details would be forthcoming at the company’s earnings call next week. …

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Windows Phone Finally Gets Pinterest App

Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore announced that Pinterest has finally released an app for Windows Phone. You can find it in the Windows Phone Store. It looks like your pretty basic Pinterest app. WELCOME TO #WP, PINTEREST! Get it now! http://t.co/C7qsZP145J — joebelfiore (@joebelfiore) June 11, 2014 The description is as follows: Pinterest is a tool to help you discover and plan …

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Microsoft To Close Nokia Devices And Services Acquisition, Signs Licensing Agreement With Motorola

In 2011, Microsoft and Nokia partnered to create a “third” smartphone horse in the race against Apple and Android. In September, it became more than a partnership when the two companies announced that Microsoft would buy Nokia’s Devices & Services business, and bring Nokia CEO and former Microsoft employee Stephen Elop back to Microsoft. Shareholders approved the deal in November, …

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Windows Phone 8.1 Adds Cortana, Various Improvements

Last year, Microsoft refreshed Windows 8 on PCs and tablets with the launch of Windows 8.1. It added a bunch of new features, including the return of the Start button. Widows Phone users were left without an update though with Microsoft only promising that one was on its way. At Microsoft’s annual developer conference taking place this week, the company …

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Windows Phone Gaining Traction in Emerging Markets

In terms of the overall smartphone market, Windows Phone holds only a tiny fraction of the world’s market share. Android and iOS continue to dominate smartphone shipments, as Apple’s brand continues to draw customers in mature markets and Samsung floods the world with smartphones of all prices and sizes. Microsoft did see a glimmer of hope recently in the U.S. …

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Microsoft Wants To Put Xbox Live On Android, iOS

When it comes to gaming, Microsoft has really only dominated the living room with Xbox. Part of its success has been thanks to Xbox Live – the first online gaming service for consoles that got it. Now it wants to bring that same kind of experience to more mobile platforms. The Verge reports that Microsoft is working to bring Xbox …

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Stephen Elop To Take Over Xbox Division At Microsoft

When rumors of Microsoft’s next CEO began to circulate, Stephen Elop was said to be on the shortlist of candidates. It was reported that his leadership would lead to Microsoft getting rid of numerous businesses that weren’t core to its enterprise strategy. One of those businesses was Xbox, and now he’s about to get a lot more intimate with the …

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Nokia X Officially Unveiled, Runs Android

For the last month, we’ve heard rumors of a device from Nokia called Normandy. The new smartphone would reportedly run Android. Some thought the idea would be nixed as Microsoft acquired Nokia last year, but it seems that Microsoft is totally fine with it. Nokia announced this morning at Mobile World Congress that it plans to launch a new family …

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