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Windows Phone 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1 Update Release Date

Here’s when you’ll finally be able to use Cortana on your Windows Phone

May 12th, 2014

Microsoft has finally announced when Windows Phone 8.1 will be available to Windows Phone users. The major operating system update will bring, among other things, the Cortana voice-based, Bing-powered virtual assistant. On its support pages, Microsoft lists June 24 as the release date for the Windows Phone 8.1 update, revealing that it will be supported for …

Nokia Superman Windows Phone 8.1 Smartphone

Nokia’s rumored ‘Superman’ smartphone is coming soon to save our selfies

April 28th, 2014

Microsoft will reportedly launch a new Nokia Windows Phone 8.1 handset that will focus on selfies, no pun intended. The Verge has learned that the Nokia device code-named “Superman” will feature a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, a significant improvement compared to most other handsets. Additionally, the handset will feature a 4.7-inch display and mid-ranged specs, according to the site.

Windows Phone 8.1 Smartphone Specs

Exciting Windows Phone 8.1 high-end smartphones tipped to support 2K displays

April 15th, 2014

Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1 mobile operating system will soon offer support for even better hardware, NokiaPowerUser suggests, as evidence in Windows Phone 8.1 GDR 2 apparently indicates that 2K displays and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 chip may be found inside future high-end handsets. Thus, future Lumia handsets and other Windows Phones may offer the same set of …

Windows Phone 8.1 Release Date

The final build of Windows Phone 8.1 will be available on April 14th

April 3rd, 2014

Microsoft’s extensive presentation at the Build Developer Conference on Wednesday was packed with information, but the company was unwilling to share many firm release dates. Although the launch of Windows Phone 8.1 is expected within the next few weeks, an engineering email published on Neowin reveals that Microsoft plans to have the final software ready …

Windows Phone 8.1 Tips and Tricks

Video: Here’s everything you need to know about Windows Phone 8.1

April 3rd, 2014

Microsoft on Wednesday announced two new updates for its mobile and desktop operating systems including Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update 1. Both updates bring quite a few new features — although some are more important than others — and they will be available soon. Meanwhile, users who want to know more details about the main features available in …

Siri vs. Cortana Videos

Microsoft shows us how Cortana is different from Siri in these videos

April 2nd, 2014

Of all the announcements at the Microsoft Build Developer Conference, Cortana certainly stands out as one of the most intriguing. With the addition of a worthwhile personal assistant, Windows Phone will finally begin to reach parity with iOS and Android, at least from a feature perspective. At first glance, it’s difficult not to compare Cortana …

Microsoft debuts Universal Windows Apps for building cross-platform apps

April 2nd, 2014

Microsoft on Wednesday announced a new Universal Windows Apps initiative, which will allow developers to create apps that will work across all form factors, including computers, laptops and smartphones. The new API set for developers will facility the simplified creation of apps and games that work across Microsoft’s three main platforms — Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone …

Microsoft Windows Phone Cortana

Microsoft unveils Cortana, the personal assistant for Windows Phone

April 2nd, 2014

Microsoft officially unveiled Cortana at the Build Developer Conference on Wednesday, its own take on a personal assistant for mobile devices. We’ve known about Cortana for quite some time, as repeated leaks have slowly revealed the specifics of the new feature, but Microsoft is finally ready to share everything we need to know.