Microsoft hasn’t really been active in the smartphone market lately but it has been providing support for the handsets that are still out there. There are still quite a few people holding on to their Windows Phone 8.1 smartphones. They would want to know that Microsoft has confirmed that it’s going to end mainstream support for Windows Phone 8.1 tomorrow.
Just last month, Microsoft confirmed that it’s going to drop Skype support for Windows Phone 8, 8.1 as well as Android devices powered by version 4.0.3 and below. Even though support will no longer be available on these versions of Windows Phone, Microsoft has revealed till when the apps will continue to work with some limitations and when they will stop working on Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1.
Microsoft has made Windows Phone 8.1 owners wait for a considerably long time to get their hands on Windows 10 Mobile. This update was supposed to be released in December but the company couldn’t meet the deadline. It then promised to have this update out by March 2016 and it has followed through on that promise. Microsoft has released Windows 10 Mobile today for existing Windows Phone 8.1 handsets.
I’m sure there are plenty of Windows Phone 8.1 users out there who just can’t wait for Windows 10 Mobile to arrive. The update was expected to be released last year but it was delayed to early 2016. Microsoft has still not confirmed when it’s going to release the new iteration of its mobile OS but the company has confirmed that some Windows Phone 8.1-powered handsets will first receive a […]
Windows 10 has been around for several months now and when the OS was released Microsoft said that it will release Windows 10 Mobile to Windows Phone 8.1 devices before the end of 2015. However, it confirmed in December that Windows 10 Mobile release was being delayed and that users will have to wait until early 2016. While it hasn’t officially confirmed a release date right now an update from […]
Now that Windows 10 has been released for computers we’re waiting on Microsoft to roll out the latest iteration of its operating system to smartphones as well. The company has said in the past that it will release Windows 10 Mobile over the fall but no confirmed date has been provided yet.
So far no carrier in the United States has launched the Microsoft Lumia 735 but that changes today because Verizon Wireless has become the country’s first carrier to do so. Interested customers can now look forward to picking up this handset from Verizon, the handset that was initially released as the Nokia Lumia 735 in Europe before it was rebranded as the Microsoft Lumia 735.
We reported a few days back that AT&T would soon be launching the larger of the two Lumia 640 models in the United States and that day has finally come today. AT&T has officially launched the Lumia 640 XL, this smartphone was first unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona back in March alongside the Lumia 640. It’s not a high-end flagship so don’t expect a powerhouse but it’s certainly […]
Fragmentation is one of the biggest arguments that go against Android in any debate related to mobile operating systems. Users who depend upon carriers to release updates often have to keep waiting for a very long time before the carrier gets around to roll out the update. The problem exists with Windows Phone as well but Microsoft is shaking things up with Windows 10 Mobile. The company has confirmed that it’s […]
It has consistently been rumored for a couple of weeks now that LG is developing a new Windows Phone 8.1 handset which will be exclusive to Verizon. This would be LG’s first new Windows Phone handset in quite a few years since the company has mainly been focusing on its Android smartphones. A render of this Verizon exclusive was leaked recently and today specifications of the LG Lancet have appeared online.
Windows Phone 8.1 does not allow users to run two apps side-by-side and Microsoft has not yet said that an update is on the cards which will add this feature. Interestingly though a picture has appeared online of a Lumia 930 running what appears to be a version of Windows Phone 8.1 with a Multi-Window feature, which essentially allows users to run multiple applications simultaneously.
Acer is going to try its luck in the U.S. smartphone market with a Windows Phone 8.1 powered smartphone. It has been confirmed today that the Acer Liquid M220 is going to be released in the United States this June. Even though it comes with Windows Phone 8.1 out of the box, Microsoft confirms that it will most definitely be updated to Windows 10 for Phones when the new software […]
There has been a lot of speculation about the status of Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2. At one point it was rumored that Microsoft is going to skip this update and take supported devices straight to Windows 10 for Phones. That doesn’t appear to be the case now as recent reports have suggests that the second major update for Windows Phone 8.1 is on the cards. Even though no official announcement has […]
The latest version of Microsoft’s mobile platform is Windows Phone 8.1 Update a.k.a GDR1. Microsoft has already released a public preview of Windows 10 for Phones but the preview isn’t available for all devices and there is still a lot of time remaining before the new software is released for everyone. Could Microsoft release a Windows Phone update in the interim? It certainly seems possible.