Windows Phone is India’s second most popular smartphone operating system, according to IDC Asia Pacific mobile phone tracker. In the quarter ending June 2013, Windows Phone had 5.6 percent market share, which is more than that of BlackBerry and iOS. (more…)Google+
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Last week it was reported that Nokia had a prototype Android phone, and now the Verge is reporting that even Microsoft had Surface Phone prototypes in the works. Reportedly, the project was secretly under the charge of Terry Myerson who is now the head for Windows. It was Microsoft’s backup plan if Nokia failed to sell a lot of Windows Phones. (more…)Google+
Microsoft is playing catch-up with Apple and Google again. ZDNet reports that Microsoft plans to release Cortana, a new voice-enabled personal assistant program, in early 2014. ZDNet says that Cortana “is central to what Microsoft is doing to compete with Apple’s Siri and Google Now” and that it “will be able to learn and adapt, relying on machine-learning technology and the ‘Satori’ knowledge repository powering Bing.” (more…)Google+
Worldwide smartphone sales have finally surpassed feature phones in the second quarter of 2013, according to the latest Gartner report. The findings of the report include that Microsoft’s Windows Phone has finally toppled BlackBerry to take the latter’s third place, only after Android and iOS, in the worldwide operating system share. A few days back, IDC report on the shipment of devices also showed a growth in the Windows Phone adoption. (more…)Google+
After having made a debut on the Android platform late last year, Flipkart’s ebook app has now made its way onto other platforms. The app is now available for free on the App Store and Windows Phone Store and has also got an improved web interface. (more…)Google+
After all the bickering between Microsoft and Google over an unofficial YouTube app for Windows Phones, Nokia has managed to launch a YouTube upload app for Windows Phone smartphones. While this may not be the official YouTube app one hoped for, at least this app will allow Nokia Lumia users upload their fantastic videos on to the most popular video site in the world. (more…)Google+
Not a day passes by without a comment from industry pundits claiming Nokia would have been better off had it gone for Android instead of Windows Phone in 2011, after newly appointed CEO Stephen Elop penned the oft-quoted “Burning Platform” memo. According to Elop, Nokia was like the guy standing on the edge of a burning oil platform in the North Sea. He had two choices – either to stay put and be consumed by the flames or jump into the icy cold water below. He had seconds to make a decision ...
For the last few days there had been many rumors regarding a major restructuring at Microsoft. Now, bang on schedule, Microsoft has announced the major rejig which now combines the Windows and Windows Phone divisions under a newly formed operating systems division which will be led by Terry Myerson. (more…)Google+
Nokia has sort of confirmed that it will be launching a new Lumia smartphone with a 41-megapixel PureView sensor at its NYC event on July 11. The Finnish smartphone vendor today is teasing the phone with a new post on its Conversations blog headlined “41 million reasons to zoom in…” indicating the sensor’s pixel count. The July 11 New York City press event will be viewable on Lumia smartphones and the webcast will begin 11AM EDT. (more…)Google+
Nokia looks all set to launch the much-awaited EOS with the PureView camera at an event on July 11, and already we are hearing of a new device allegedly under development. An unnamed Lumia has been spotted on GFXBench by the folks at AndroWin, which could be the Windows Phone device to be powered by a quad-core CPU. (more…)Google+
Over the last year, Nokia has been hard at work by doubling down on introducing Windows Phone 8 smartphones are lower price points, so it manages to fill to void of the dwindling sales of its Symbian smartphones. For its part, Nokia has tasted some success in the form of the Lumia 620, but when it launched the Lumia 520 at MWC, it was noted that the device could rekindle the fortunes of the Finnish mobile giant. Now, AdDuplex’s Alan Mendelevich suggests that the Nokia Lumia 520 has doubled its market share...
Only a few days ago the Windows Phone app for the desktop was updated for the desktop and now Microsoft has updated the WinRT Modern UI app that runs on Windows 8 and Windows RT. This was first spotted by Neowin. (more…)Google+