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Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview 14383 could be next for the Fast Ring

July 7, 2016 |

An emulator of the build has already leaked online

Microsoft has released to developers an emulator of the Windows 10 Mobile build 14383 to test new software on a PC before trying it on a real phone.

This emulator … Read More

Background activity improvements to help developers in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

June 8, 2016 |

Microsoft introduces a new background activity mechanism

Third-party developers can use a simplified method to enable background activity for their Universal apps. This will be possible after the Anniversary Update in July, as Microsoft will provide a new option for … Read More

Microsoft buys Xamarin – a company that creates tools for developers

February 27, 2016 |

Microsoft aims to create a real Universal App Platform

The Redmont-based software giant has announced the acquisition of Xamarin – a company that offers cross-platform tools for building apps. Using the Xamarin tools, any developer with C# background can create … Read More

Windows Phone Internals gives you a Root access to selected Lumia phones

November 26, 2015 |

A tool unlocks the bootloader of some Windows Phones

An XDA developer has released a suite of tools called ”Windows Phone Internals” by which you can unlock the bootloader of selected Lumia phones, enable Root Access and flash custom ROMs.

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No Android apps on Windows in the near future

November 16, 2015 |

Project Astoria put on hold

Microsoft announced in April different tools through which developers could easily build Windows apps using their existing code for Android and iOS.

Some of the Windows 10 Mobile builds even had an Android … Read More

How to Promote Your App in the Windows Phone Store

September 7, 2015 | 1

Promoting your app in the Windows Store is not a difficult process when you know what’s involved.  In fact, promoting apps in the Windows Store is not unlike promoting an app in the Apple App Store or Google Play. That … Read More

Enthusiasts have successfully installed Android apps on Windows 10 phones

August 8, 2015 |

A leaked version of Project Astoria tool allows installing Android apps on Windows 10 Mobile devices

Microsoft will officially release its Windows Bridge for Android in the fall, but an early version of the tool has already leaked in China … Read More

Microsoft makes its iOS-Windows bridge tool open source

August 7, 2015 |

Windows Bridge for iOS is now available for developers

In April this year, Microsoft announced that iOS and Android developers would be able to use their existing app codes to build Windows 10 apps using special tools – bridges.

Today, … Read More

Windows Phone developer tools can work with Swift /Objective C code from iOS

May 4, 2015 |

Microsoft makes easier for any iOS and Android developer to use old code and build Windows apps

The big news at BUILD 2015 were the Microsoft’s plans to attract iOS and Android developers by announcing new tools for converting existing … Read More

Preview for Developer smartphones are getting a newer OS build

February 28, 2015 | 1

Build 14234 is now being rolled out

Update: It seems to be a small configuration update for Preview for Developer devices. It takes less than 10 minutes to install.

Original story: For those users who have joined the Preview program … Read More

Update 2 for Windows Phone 8.1 is close to release for Preview for Developers

February 15, 2015 |

Windows Phone 8.1.2 will be the last update before Windows 10

Microsoft is expected to finish the distribution of Lumia Denim with Windows Phone 8.1.1 to all unlocked devices before the end of February but smartphones enrolled to the Preview … Read More

Important update for Windows Phone Preview for Developers

October 24, 2014 | 1

Fixes and improvements for users on the Preview Program

Microsoft has released a new update for all users who are part of the special program for early updates on Windows Phone – Preview for Developers.

The new version 8.10.14192.280 has … Read More