December 27, 2017 - Written By Manny Reyes WhatsApp has revealed that it plans to drop support for the BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10 as well as Windows Phone 8.0 and older by the end of the year. That means some capabilities of the Facebook-owned instant messaging app may no longer work as usual on those OS versions once support is ended on December 31, 2017. Keep in mind, … [Read more...] about WhatsApp To End Support For BlackBerry OS, Windows Phone 8.0
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Microsoft’s Corporate VP of Operating Systems, Joe Belfiore, revealed Windows Phone 8.1 during the Build 2014 conference in April. The new software is the first major revision of the mobile operating system since its launch, and brings with it a variety of new features, including a virtual assistant named Cortana. Here’s everything we know about the operating … [Read more...] about Windows Phone 8.1 Rollout: Update available for Ativ S Neo
Wow. Who knew one-tenth of a number could make such a difference?For the last week, we’ve been using Windows Phone 8.1, the next version of Microsoft’s smartphone operating system, on a Nokia Lumia Icon, and boy are we impressed. We’ve been reviewing Windows Phones since 2010, but for the first time Microsoft may have finally caught up to its rivals. You heard … [Read more...] about Hands-on with Windows Phone 8.1: Microsoft delivers
Windows Phone 8 launched in late 2012. It was another roll of the dice for Microsoft in the mobile space and it was fairly well received by the tech press. It’s a slick platform that’s packed with features and customization options. We’ve already discussed how to take a screenshot on a Windows Phone and we looked at five ways to customize your Windows Phone 8 … [Read more...] about Windows Phone 8.1 is coming: Until then, enjoy some new tips for good ole’ WP8
Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1, the first major update to the Windows Phone mobile operating system, introduces a virtual personal assistant named Cortana, several cool design tweaks, and a host of new features. If you’re wondering when it will arrive on your phone, or which phones about to go on sale will have the OS pre-installed, we’ve got all the … [Read more...] about Windows Phone 8.1: Update 1 software now available for Developer Preview users
Windows Phone 8 is here, along with a wide range of new and exciting hardware, all ready to potentially take the mobile world by storm during the next few months. But what about all those people who own a Windows Phone 7 device, who aren’t due for an upgrade or simply want to hang on to their perfect usable phones for a while longer?Microsoft has softened the blow of its … [Read more...] about Now Windows Phone 8 is here, where’s Windows Phone 7.8? (Updated)
At a developer event in San Francisco yesterday, Microsoft previewed its upcoming Windows Phone 8 platform, which the company hopes to unveil in lock step with Windows 8 for ARM and Intel-based devices. Windows Phone 8 will mark a major step forward for the platform, shifting Windows Phone to the same underlying kernel and application development technologies used in the … [Read more...] about Microsoft wants a do-over with Windows Phone 8, but is it too late?
At a press event in San Francisco today, Microsoft unveiled its forthcoming smartphone operating system, Windows Phone 8. The OS revamp brings a number of new features — or, at least, they’re new to Windows Phone — including support for multi-core processors, NFC wallet payment functionality, Nokia maps, and a more-customizable Start screen. Below, a quick … [Read more...] about Microsoft Windows Phone 8: New Start screen, multi-core support, NFC, and more
“If at first you don’t succeed try, try, and try again.”It has been two years since Windows Phone launched, yet today it sits as a distant last place competitor in the smartphone market. Despite two years of effort, Microsoft now holds a lower market share than it did in 2010. Things couldn’t be much worse for Windows Phone. Later this month, we will see … [Read more...] about Can Windows Phone 8 turn things around for Microsoft?
We’ve been speculating about the next versions of Windows Phone since 7.5 (Mango) came out in late 2011, and it looks like it might be worth the wait. PocketNow claims to have intercepted an official Microsoft video intended for Windows Phone partners like Nokia. In it, Windows Phone Manager Joe Belfiore goes over a lot of new features of the upcoming “Apollo” … [Read more...] about Windows Phone 8 details leak: Huge changes ahead (Updated)