Tag: Windows Phone 8.1

Even Cops Don’t Want Windows Phones: NYPD Officers Switching To iPhones By The End Of 2017

The NYPD has had enough of Windows Phones. Because Microsoft stopped updating its mobile operating system, thousands of New York cops will switch to Apple’s iPhone by the end of the year.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 29, 2017

Windows Smartphones Now Dead? Windows 10 Creators Update Limited Availability, Defunct Upgrade Advisor Say Yes

The Windows 10 Creators Update rollout has begun, but it comes with some bad news: The Windows 10 Mobile OS has limited availability and the Upgrade Advisor app is now defunct.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 16, 2017

Facebook Ending Messenger Support For Select Phones: Are You Affected?

Facebook announced that it would discontinue support for older versions of Messenger by March end. The Facebook Messenger app will no longer be supported on devices that run on Windows Phone 8.1 or lower.

Apps/Software March 28, 2017

Windows 10 Live Tiles About To Change: Microsoft Teases 'Two Highly Requested Surprises'

Microsoft is teasing some interesting new features headed to Windows 10 Live Tiles. Users can expect to find ‘two highly requested surprises’ for a more innovative computing experience.

Apps/Software March 26, 2016

How To Upgrade To Windows 10 Mobile From Windows Phone 8.1

Microsoft has finally released Windows 10 Mobile to more devices in addition to the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. For Windows Phone 8.1 users, here's how to check if your device is compatible with the upgrade and how to install the new operating system.

Apps/Software March 18, 2016

Windows 10 Mobile Release Set For March, Microsoft Reportedly Confirms In Email To Partners

Windows 10 Mobile has faced delays so far, but the wait may finally be over soon. According to newly-surfaced information, Microsoft sent an email to partners to announce that it now targets a March release for the update.

Apps/Software March 9, 2016

Some Windows Phone 8.1 Devices Need Firmware Updates Before Getting Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft keeps delaying the Windows 10 Mobile rollout, but a company spokesperson now offers some new information. Some Windows Phone 8.1 devices will first have to get firmware updates in preparation for the new OS.

Apps/Software February 27, 2016

Is Your Phone Ready For Windows 10? Microsoft's Upgrade Advisor Will Let You Know

Not sure whether your phone is compatible with Windows 10 Mobile? Microsoft has a new 'Upgrade Advisor' app in the works, designed to let users check whether their Windows Phone 8.1 device is ready for Windows 10 Mobile.

Apps/Software January 18, 2016

Verizon's Budget-Friendly LG Lancet Moves From Windows Phone To Android

Verizon's LG Lancet makes a switch from Windows Phone 8.1 to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. The hardware specs of the LG Lancet remain unchanged but battery performance has reduced due to the switch in operating systems.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 18, 2015

Lumia Camera App Now Works For Non-Lumia Devices But Here's What You Need To Know

The Lumia Camera app which was exclusive to Lumia device owners is now compatible with Windows Phone 8.1 users who own devices from HTC, BLU, Samsung or LG.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 24, 2015

Microsoft Lumia 635 Windows Phone 8.1 Smartphone Coming to Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile and Sprint

Sprint will soon offer the Microsoft Lumia 635 to its prepaid customers on Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile, and to Sprint postpaid customers in early January. The handset will retail for $99.99 off-contract.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 16, 2014

Microsoft Planning to Launch 3 Lumia Devices as Windows Phone 8.1 Takes 51 Percent Market Share

Microsoft has been on a roll recently, and it appears it will continue well into 2015. New reports claim the company is aiming to launch a trio of Windows Phones in the coming months.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 1, 2014

Cyber Monday Smartphone Deals: T-Mobile No-Contract Microsoft Nokia Lumia 530 4G with Windows Phone 8.1 for $34.99

As part of its Cyber Savings deals, Best Buy is now offering the the T-Mobile Microsoft Nokia Lumia 530 at a discount. The no-contract smartphone is available for $34.99 from the retailer.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 30, 2014

Flipboard app now available for Windows Phone 8 devices: App should be called Scrollboard instead

After what seems like forever, Flipboard, the popular newsreader app, can now be downloaded from the Windows Store for Windows Phone 8 devices.

Apps/Software October 4, 2014

Microsoft's Lumia 730 the phone to bring success to Windows Phone? It's all about the Selfie

Microsoft is still looking for that one killer phone to bring Windows Phone out of its 3-year slumber and into the big league. With the launch of the Selfie-oriented Lumia 730, the software company might have finally found the right device.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 9, 2014

HTC One (M8) for Windows heading to T-Mobile in time for holidays

T-Mobile is officially going to carry the HTC One M8 running Windows Phone 8.1. This phone is identical to the Android version in hardware, but runs Windows Phone 8.1 instead of Android.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 28, 2014

HTC One M8 now comes in Windows Phone form. Will you buy it?

HTC has just announced that it will come out with a version of the One M8 that runs on Windows Phone 8.1. The phone is similar to the Android version in terms of hardware, but it comes fitted with popular Windows Phone features like Cortana.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 20, 2014

Facebook for Windows Phone gets a facelift, new features

Microsoft has recently updated its Facebook app for Windows Phone. Along with a new design, the overhauled version is packed with a number of beta features.

Apps/Software August 6, 2014

Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 update released by Microsoft for 'Preview for Developers', here are the new features

An update for Windows Phone 8.1 has been released for anyone using Microsoft's "Preview for Developers" app on their smartphone. Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 contains new features like Live Folders, Cortana improvements and more.

Apps/Software August 5, 2014

Windows Phone 8.1 Update officially announced. You can now say hi to Cortana in Chinese

The new Windows Phone 8.1 Update improves security and pushes Cortana to new markets. The upgrade will roll out to consumers over the coming months.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 3, 2014

Windows Phone 8.1 digital assistant, Cortana is coming to China and UK

Microsoft isn't keen on trapping Cortana in the United States, as the company is preparing to bring her to new markets such as China and the UK. India, Australia and Canada will also get a version based on the US and UK version of Cortana.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 2, 2014

Report claims Microsoft's next Windows Phone 8.1 device is all about the 'selfie': Can it succeed?

There hasn't been a truly successful Windows Phone 8 device since the Lumia 920 and Lumia 520. Can this selfie-focused Windows Phone 8.1 handset open a new market for Microsoft?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 1, 2014

Windows Phone 8.1 update features detailed: Expect folders, smart cases and 7-inch displays

Technology blogger Paul Thurott has gotten hold of the patch for Microsoft’s next update for Windows Phone 8.1, which will deliver a slew of new features taken iOS and Android.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 31, 2014

HTC One M8 running Windows Phone 8.1 for Verizon release date, features and pricing revealed

A report backs claims that HTC is preparing a Windows Phone 8.1-based version of its HTC One M8 for Verizon. The aluminum-clad flagship could hit the market as early as August.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 30, 2014

Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 update to support interactive smart cases, larger displays and more

Microsoft is already working on an update for its new Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone OS. The company's GDR1 update will include support for HTC Dot View-like cases and larger screens.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 29, 2014

Windows Phone 8.1 update will have support for smart cases, bigger devices

The upcoming Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 update is said to include support for native folders, bigger devices, and interactive smart cases. The yet-to-be announced OS update is anticipated to arrive this coming August.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 28, 2014

Windows Phone 8.1 update: Smart cases, support for big screens

The Windows Phone 8.1 update will bring Smart Cases and Smart Cover features and support for larger phablet and tablet screens, bringing the OS level with newer Android features. Additional support for folder on Windows Phones will also be included.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 28, 2014

AT&T Nokia Lumia 1520 gets Windows Phone 8.1...and Cortana

AT&T is bringing the Windows Phone 8.1 to the Nokia Lumia 1520. One of the new features is the smartphone assistant Cortana.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 25, 2014

Windows Phone 8.1 Cortana 'Get Started' video from Microsoft highlights virtual assistant’s best features

Microsoft created a video to highlight one of Windows Phone 8.1's major features. You'll get to see just how much Microsoft's answer to Siri and Google Now can accomplish.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 19, 2014

Microsoft to sell Dash 4.0 and Dash 5.0 unlocked Windows Phone 8.1 smartphones for $99 and $199

A new report claims Microsoft will soon begin selling two unlocked Windows Phone 8.1 smartphones. The Dash 4.0 will retail for $99 and the Dash 5.0 will cost $199 off-contract.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 10, 2014

Nokia Lumia 1525 with 6-inch Full HD display and Snapdragon 801 coming to T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon

Microsoft will launch an update to last year's Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet. The device will retain many of its predecessor's but include faster internals.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 9, 2014

T-Mobile and MetroPCS to release Nokia Lumia 635, first Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone in U.S. [Video]

T-Mobile and MetroPCS are the first carriers to offer a Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone. The Nokia Lumia 635 will soon be offered by both carriers online and in-store.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 3, 2014

Microsoft hints Windows Phone may soon have folders feature

Windows Phone 8.1 update will allow folder creation on the Start screen. No formal announcement has been made yet but the new OS version will be released this July or August.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 1, 2014

Windows Phone 8.1: A peek at new features, functionality coming next month

Microsoft's upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update is rumored to include support for 3D gesture controls and app folders. The update is due to be released in July.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 30, 2014

Nokia Lumia Cyan/Windows Phone 8.1 update schedule leaks: Find out when your Lumia will get it

A leaked document reveals the schedule of when Nokia plans on releasing its Lumia Cyan/Windows Phone 8.1 update. Find out when you can expect the software update to hit your Windows Phone 8 Lumia smartphone.

Apps/Software June 5, 2014

Windows Phone 8.1 users, you can now get Microsoft's official file manager

Windows gives in to user demand, release a new app for Windows Phone 8.1 that lets users launch, rename and share their files from one location.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 1, 2014

Cortana: Microsoft's secret weapon as Windows 8.1 takes on iOS and Android

Microsoft is hedging its bet on Cortana to boost the sales of Windows Phone 8.1 devices in a grand plan to overtake Android and iOS.

Apps/Software April 23, 2014

Windows Phone 8.1 picks up the slack - Microsoft might be on to something here

Microsoft finally sent Windows Phone 8.1 out to developers on Monday. Early reviews indicate that the latest version of Microsoft's mobile OS is a real winner. Will these improvements be enough to boost the Windows Phone market share?

Apps/Software April 14, 2014

Cortana for Windows Phone 8.1 inspires envy in Siri and Google Now

Even though Cortana won't arrive on your Windows Phone until this summer, a few early reviewers have taken the lovely new digital assistant for a spin. From what they've seen so far, it looks like Siri and Google Now have some real competition.

Apps/Software April 9, 2014

Samsung ATIV Core Windows Phone 8.1 mid-range smartphone specs leak

Samsung is said to be readying its first Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone. The ATIV Core will reportedly be a mid-range device and pack a 4.5-inch 720p display.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 5, 2014

Microsoft announces Windows Phone 8.1: Everything you need to know

Windows Phone 8.1 is here and looking quite promising as an operating system that can go toe to toe with Android.

Apps/Software April 3, 2014

What cool new features you can look forward to with the release of the Nokia Lumia Cyan update with Windows Phone 8.1 included

All current Nokia Lumia smartphones running Windows Phone 8 will receive an upgrade to Windows Phone 8.1.

Apps/Software April 3, 2014

Nokia debuts new budget Windows Phone 8.1smartphones: Lumia 630 and Lumia 635 headed to T-Mobile, AT&T, and MetroPCS

Nokia's latest Windows Phone 8.1 smartphones include the Lumia 630 and Lumia 635. The Nokia Lumia 635 is expected to hit the U.S. this summer and will be offered by carriers T-Mobile, AT&T, and MetroPCS.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 3, 2014

Leaked Windows Phone 8.1 video shows iOS' parallax feature, enhanced Live Tiles, and more ahead of April release

A new video has leaked showing off Windows Phone 8.1's new Start Screen features that add iOS' parallax among new features.

Apps/Software March 31, 2014

New Windows Phone 8.1 images leak showing off new app store details ahead of its release

New screenshots of the Windows Phone Store in Microsoft's upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 has leaked online.

Apps/Software March 27, 2014

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