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Phone Updates: Update 1 for Lumia 930, Lumia Cyan for Preview devices, and more

September 23, 2014 |

Microsoft has started rolling out new software updates for some Nokia Lumia smartphones. Within the next few days, the Lumia 930 owners will be able to install the latest firmware version 14353 and OS built 14157 which is in fact … Read More

Cortana will soon speak Polish and other languages

September 14, 2014 |

Cortana coming to Poland and other countries through GDR2 update in October?

An author at WPWorld.pl has posted a tweet with two screenshots of the Update 2 including the new action center and the Polish Cortana. Cortana will be enabled … Read More

Passive-listening on Windows Phone thanks to “Hey Cortana”

September 5, 2014 |

Activating “Cortana” on Windows Phones is possible just after a single press on the Search key. But newer technology and development give users an option for passive voice activation.

The new “Cortana” option will be available for users with smartphones … Read More

Lumia Denim Update brings Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 to Nokia devices

September 4, 2014 | 2

Microsoft has just announced its Lumia Denim Update that combines Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 and unique Lumia features into a single package, expected to begin rolling out in Q4 2014.

Lumia Denim will deliver Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 … Read More

Update 2 coming soon, offering better settings

September 2, 2014 |

Microsoft is reportedly working on the second planned update of the Windows Phone 8.1 platform which has been called Update 2 (GDR 2). This update will further improve WP8.1 OS before Update 3 in early 2015 and the major transformation … Read More

Windows Phone 8.1 has reached 24% of all active smartphones

August 31, 2014 |

AdDuplex’s new report has gathered data from 5000 Windows Phone apps serving ads. The report shows that 8.1 is already on a quarter of all active phones while WP 8.0 is still the most popular version with a share of … Read More

Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 can power mini-tablets, more screen sizes and resolutions

August 13, 2014 |

Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1, already available for Developers, brought some improvements and new settings options to the platform. Probably the most interesting part for hardware makers and consumers is the platform’s new hardware support. Leaked documents give us an … Read More

Windows Phone 8.1 / Cyan is the most battery efficient version

August 11, 2014 | 1

A report by AAWP reveals that the official Windows Phone 8.1 version has the best battery efficiency amongst all WP versions since the original 8.0 build. Lumia 1020, connected to WiFi and a cellular network, has been tested while doing … Read More

HTC 8S won’t get Update 1 for Windows Phone 8.1

August 6, 2014 | 1

Only HTC 8X meets the hardware requirements for GDR1 Update

HTC has today announced that only HTC 8X meets the hardware criteria for GDR1 update while HTC 8S devices are stuck on WP8.1 which is now rolling out to Windows … Read More

GDR1 Update comes out with Internet sharing over Bluetooth

August 5, 2014 | 1

The preview of Windows Phone’s Update 1 reveals some new abilities for clients given by the new Bluetooth profiles. Among the novelties are PAN (personal area network) 1.0 profile, aptX codec support for A2DP, and browsing support for AVRCP.

The … Read More

Here are the official details for Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1

August 4, 2014 | 1

Microsoft unveiled details about its first update to Windows Phone 8.1. Though GDR1 or Update 1 is not that massive and brings relatively minor changes compared with WP8.1, there are some nice additions which should satisfy both consumers and manufacturers. … Read More

Internet Explorer rendering improvements with Update 1

August 1, 2014 |

Microsoft has finally recognized that Internet Explorer and its web standards are not dominant for mobile users so the company is updating Internet Explorer 11 with webkit engine support which will lead to a much better user experience. Update 1 … Read More