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Windows Phone 8.1 will be officially dead in July 2017

February 7, 2017 |

Microsoft to end support for Windows Phone 8.1 in July

Microsoft will be ending mainstream support for Windows Phone 8.1 devices on July 11, 2017, according to a Microsoft Support page. The company officially allowed around half of the … Read More

Skype for Windows Phone 8 & 8.1 will no longer receive updates

July 21, 2016 |

Skype drops support for older operating systems

Microsoft announced that users with Windows Phone 8 & 8.1 will no longer receive updates as Skype becomes a cloud service and the company is focusing on improving the experience where the … Read More

The cancelled Lumia 1030/1040 leaked once again in photos

April 26, 2016 |

Real-life images of the Lumia McLaren

In July 2014, Microsoft decided to cancel the successor to the Lumia 1020. The device codenamed McLaren was supposed to have high-end hardware, innovative 3D Touch interface, and a 50MP camera.

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Downgrade to Windows Phone 8.1 for old phones will be available forever

April 5, 2016 |

Windows Device Recovery tool won’t be updated with Windows 10 images

Microsoft started rolling out the official Windows 10 update to eligible smartphones in March, but the company didn’t update the recovery images available on the servers. Now we understand … Read More

Video shows exploding Live Tiles and 3D hover touch on Windows Phone

April 4, 2016 |

The cancelled McLaren with 3D Touch demonstrated on new video

We’ve already seen a couple of leaked photos of the cancelled Windows Phone flagship Nokia McLaren, but now for the first time we can see a video showing the … Read More

Some of the old Lumia phones to get firmware updates before Windows 10 Mobile

February 25, 2016 |

Future Windows 10 Mobile updates will not be bundled with firmware

While Microsoft still hasn’t announced when the upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile for the old Lumia phones will happen, Neowin reports that some of these phones may receive a … Read More

HTC not planning further updates for the 8X phone

January 14, 2016 |

HTC 8X is not getting Windows 10 Mobile

Beginning its journey as a flagship for Windows Phone 8, the HTC 8X is now over three years old. Nevertheless, some users have been waiting for an official statement from the … Read More

Low-end Lumia phones are getting software updates

June 23, 2015 |

Camera, WiFi improvements and more

Microsoft has started rolling out new firmware updates to some of the low-cost Lumia smartphones. These updates are ‘minor’, according to the Microsoft’s support page, but they fix some common issues and improve the camera … Read More

Lumia smartphones getting an important update to fix random reboots

June 18, 2015 | 3

Microsoft releases a critical update to many Lumia phones

The company has officially acknowledged a bug in some versions of Windows Phone 8.1 that may cause the device to restart randomly. Microsoft is now releasing a security update to all … Read More

Windows 10 is already on 0.7% of all active phones

April 23, 2015 |

Latest AdDuplex stats for April 2015

AdDuplex ad-network has published its monthly stats for April 2015. The new report reveals some interesting trends, including a jump of the Windows 10 installed base from 0.1% to 0.7% for just one month.

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Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 supports MKV Video

April 21, 2015 |

Windows 10 will also support the video format

Windows Central has found that Update 2 of Windows Phone 8.1, which is pre-loaded on Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL, includes a support for MKV Video files. MKV video is a … Read More

Lenovo is launching a Windows Phone this summer

March 18, 2015 |

Lenovo and Microsoft extend their partnership to mobile devices

Microsoft announced Lenovo as a new hardware partner for Windows Phone at a press-conference in China. Lenovo is currently working on its first ever Windows-powered smartphone which will be released this … Read More