Nokia has released an update for its Here maps that adds LiveSight augmented reality feature to the navigation service. Lumia smartphone users can now get more information about places and points of interests near them by simply pointing their phone’s camera towards the relevant direction. (more…)Google+
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A completely revamped version of YouTube for Windows Phone 8 unveiled, introduces child safety features and the ability to pin videos
In addition to the updated Foursquare app unveiled earlier today, Microsoft announced a new version of the official YouTube app for Windows Phone 8 devices. According to the Redmond-based company, YouTube version 3.0 has been completely revamped to take advantage of Windows Phone 8 features. (more…)Google+
Redesigned Foursquare app for Windows Phone 8 unveiled, features a Metro UI theme and deeper integration with Nokia City Lens
Foursquare for Android and iOS devices recently got major updates that introduced a redesigned UI and added new features. Now the developers in close collaboration with Microsoft and Nokia have introduced a new version of the app specifically built for the Windows Phone 8 platform. (more…)Google+
The Lumia 620 is an incredibly important phone for Nokia. Not only it brings down the Windows Phone 8 experience to a level below Rs 15,000, but it also strives to bring a level of hardware and design sophistication to the price segment that no one else can. It is a very important product for Nokia as the Rs 12,000-15,000 price band is one of the fastest growing smartphone segment. Other top tier smartphone brands compromise on design, build quality and certain other features in this segment, while homegrown ...
Third party voice and message app Nimbuzz has updated its Windows Phone app with support for features found in Windows Phone 8. The application now comes with resizable Live Tile support, which shows live updates from the app to highlight new updates. (more…)Google+
Temple Run has finally arrived on Windows Phone 8, but at launch two days ago it was missing a number of features. There was no Xbox LIVE support, the game’s icon on the live tile was blank and it didn’t run on devices with 512MB of RAM. The game has now been immediately updated to version 1.5, which has fixed the live tile issue by replacing the blank screen with the famous Tiki icon. (more…)Google+
A leaked video from the Microsoft TechFest reveals advanced speech recognition capabilities that Microsoft is working on. The video was leaked by MSFT Kitchen and shows the research team demonstrating speech recognition with speed accuracy improvements and a new streaming mode that allows Windows Phone users to search while they speak. (more…)Google+
Popular cross platform instant messaging app WhatsApp has been updated for Windows Phone 8. Essentially, the new app adds support for new Windows Phone 8 features like HD display resolutions, three new live tile sizes and a back up feature has been added to the app. There is also a new re-designed attachment screen. The biggest feature, however, is support for lock-screen notifications, which was one of the new features introduced in Windows Phone 8. (more…)Google+
As Google extends Exchange ActiveSync support for Windows Phone, Microsoft confirms incoming CardDav and CalDav support
Last night Google to the relief of Windows Phone 8 users announced that it was extending Exchange ActiveSync support for Gmail till July 31, from the earlier stipulated date of January 31. As it made this announcement Microsoft concurrently announced in a blog post that CardDav and CalDav support was in the works for Windows Phone 8 and this will allow users to sync their calendar and contacts with Google services using the IMAP protocol that is already built-in to the Windows Phone platform. (more…)Goo...
Nokia to pay Microsoft more money than it receives for choosing Windows Phone for the rest of the agreement period
Till now Nokia had been receiving $250 million every quarter from Microsoft as platform support fee for opting for Windows Phone over Android. The two companies had agreed that Microsoft will pay Nokia a platform support fee and Nokia has an annual minimum software royalty commitment, which it has to pay Microsoft quarterly. Till now the platform support fee had exceeded the royalty payment Nokia had to pay, which resulted in Microsoft paying $250 million per quarter. However, it turns out that the agreement ...
When Microsoft first announced Windows Phone 8 late last year, it seemed to tick all the right boxes. It supported multitasking, it was finally compatible with multi-core processors, microSD card slots and everything users wanted to hear in terms of hardware support. Microsoft even added a ‘Kid’s Corner’ that allowed users to create a zone for their kids to play with their device without giving them access to everything. Yet, Windows Phone 8 is far from what I was expecting. After using a Wi...
Microsoft has been extremely coy about the Windows Phone 7.8 launch for the current Windows Phone 7.5 hardware. Ever since the launch of the Nokia Lumia 510, we’ve known pretty much everything about the OS as it has been powering some of the newer lower-end Windows Phones. The features per say don’t dazzle the users of the current Windows Phone 7.5 Mango devices, but honestly something is better than nothing. It looks like someone from Windows Phone Columbia has jumped the gun on Facebook and announced th...