Today at the Build Developer Conference, Microsoft is showing off the newest version of its phone OS, Windows Phone 8.1. And now, Windows Phone now has its own personal assistant: Cortana.
The latest update to Nokia’s Windows Phone build (which expands upon Microsoft’s GDR3 release), named Black, brings with it some features you may be surprised to learn Nokia handsets didn’t already contain…but here’s a big one for you: It also brings RAW support, not available on any smartphone before.
The phablet world just saw two new monsters roar into town — Nokia’s mammoth 6-inch, 1080p resolution-screened phone, the Gorilla Glass 2-displayed 1520, and a lower-specced 1320. We've been lucky enough to get our hands on 'em.
Microsoft is rolling out a third update for Windows Phone 8—the most distinctive feature of which is support for 5- and 6-inch displays at 1080p resolution. Brace yourselves for monstrous Windows phones.
Windows Phone 8 is finally getting support for 1080p, in the third update to the platform, announced today.
According to Bloomberg, Microsoft has asked HTC to put Windows Phone in more HTC phones. Specifically, HTC Android phones. The report says that the head of Microsoft's operating systems unit Terry Myerson asked HTC last month to "load Windows Phone as a second option on [Android] handsets."
Want the latest software updates for your phone? You can just wait like a pleb, or you can go buy handsets on Craigslist and hope to get lucky. Apparently Windows Phone Central user xs2k did the latter when he just happened to buy a phone with the latest, unreleased Windows Phone 8 OS on it.
So, this stinks. Instagram is now deleting all images uploaded through the popular Windows Phone 8 app Instance—even though there still isn't an official Instagram app for WP8.
So hidden in Nokia's announcement of some new apps for its Lumia line was a little announcement about Hipstamatic. It's making a lens app for Nokia, and it can share your photos to other social networks. Including Instagram. So, essentially, Windows Phone just got its first real Instagram app.
An engineer has found references to 1080p Windows Phone support in Microsoft's new Visual Studio 2013 preview—which suggests the next rash of Windows phone will offer up screens with 1920 x 1080 resolution.
Windows Phone 8 is pretty, and there's a lot of things to like about it. But for every one of those there's also a glaring absence. Hopefully one of those is soon to disappear, leaked screenshots of an internal build of the OS shows that there's finally a notification center, presumably coming soon.
We're already pretty into Nokia's just-announced Lumia 928, but here's what's coming next. Evleaks, who has a pretty great track record with these things, just showed the world Nokia's new phone, which seems to be the codename "Catwalk" phone we've been hearing about.
Hulu Plus is now available for Windows Phone 8! Click here for more information and here if you're a Hulu addict to download it straight away.
Microsoft accounts will soon have two-step authentication along with an Authenticator app for Windows Phone 8
Good news for Windows Phone 8 users with control complexes: you finally get your very own Nest thermostat app.
Slow and steady and also yeah really slow but hey whatever—Pandora's here for Windows Phone 8! And actually, it's probably the best mobile version of Pandora out there. So that's something.
Microsoft has announced that it will stop supporting Windows Phone 7.8 and 8 in the second half of 2014.
According to The Verge, Verizon is going to be getting a variant of the Lumia 920 in April, and it will be a pretty nice upgrade. The upgrades include a switch to an aluminum body, a xenon and LED flash for the 8MP PureView camera, and the comes in thinner and lighter than the relatively bulky 920.
Microsoft has been pretty quiet about their long term plans for the Windows 8 ecosystem, but its job board has been pretty loud-mouthed. First, it hinted at the plan for Windows Blue, and now a new posting indicated that the next big thing for Windows Phone is probably going to show up at the end of this year.