Microsoft is working on a location sharing app named People Sense which would allow users to chat and share their real-time location with friends and family members. The app -- which seems to borrow features from Apple s Find my Friends app -- would also integrate with Bing Maps.
Microsoft has reportedly announced its decision to end support for its Windows Phone's Rooms group chat, beginning next month.
As promised, late last night Microsoft released the preview of Windows 10 for phones to public. The company is seeding out the update via its Windows Insider app to select handsets. To download the new technical preview, you ll first have to sign up for the Windows Insider preview program.
Apple's iOS mobile platform dominates the enterprise segment with about 64 percent share worldwide in 2014, followed by Android with 27 percent and Windows at 9 percent, a report by virtualization solutions firm Citrix said today.
The most ambitious project of Microsoft this year is seeing some outlines of an official road map. VP of Microsoft's Operating Systems Group Joe Belfiore took to Twitter to confirm that Windows 10 for phones will be available for 512MB Windows phone devices. The features may differ depending on the phones, and the roll out will be variable as well.
Microsoft is aggressively trying to expand its presence in the affordable line of smartphones. In its latest movie, the company today launched the Lumia 435 dual-SIM, the most affordable Windows Phone handset till date in India. Priced at Rs 5,999, the packs in entry-level specs and runs on the latest Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim firmware update.
Qualcomm received a big blow last month when Samsung announced that it is ditching the chip maker's latest mobile processor in favor of its own Exynos processor after Snapdragon 810 chipset was reported of overheating during testing. But the company has got some relief from Microsoft, as it confirms that the Redmond-based company will be utilizing the Snapdragon processor on its Lumia devices.
Microsoft s financial performance in the second quarter of its fiscal 2015, which was reported late last night, reveals several interesting bit of information about the company s hardware lineup and how well they have been selling in the market. The company announced that the sales of Lumia devices were strong in the last quarter, but despite that it didn t manage to reap as many profits. The Surface tablets, on the other hand, have shown a tremendous growth and brought in more revenue to the company.
As we reported last night, WhatsApp has finally launched an opp that lets you use the IM service from your PC or Mac. As of now, it will only work on Google Chrome and is available to Android, Windows Phone, Nokia S60, BlackBerry and BB10 users. Apple iPhone users are out of luck though as it doesn't support the service due to iOS limitations. If you're wondering how to get started with 'WhatsApp Web', we run you through the simple steps that need to be followed.
Microsoft has kicked off its Windows 10 event, and one of the first big announcements is the free upgrade to the new version of the operating system. Those using older version of Windows will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free in the first year after the operating system is launched.
Microsoft has an event tonight where it will be discussing the next chapter of Windows. Among other consumer-oriented announcements, the company is expected to showcase the Windows 10 for mobile at the event. But the Redmond-based giant may not release a developer preview of the new mobile operating system until February, ZDNet reports.
Microsoft has an event scheduled for later tonight where it will be discussing the next chapter of Windows. This is Microsoft s second event after September 30 where it unveiled the Windows 10 operating system. The company has since also released a Technical Preview of Windows 10 to give users an idea of what the next iteration of its desktop operating system will look like. In the event, Microsoft also announced Windows Insider program, a new initiative by the company wherein it seeks feedback from consumers and pushes the most demanded features to the next build releases. The idea is to let consumers be a part of the software development process so that the final version of its product reflects the changes people want in the software.
If you own a Lumia smartphone, it s time you checked the device for a new update. Microsoft has just started to roll out the latest firmware update called Denim to all Windows Phone 8.1-powered Lumia handsets. The update brings with it a number of features including improvements to the Camera app, Internet Explorer, and voice assistant Cortana.
Microsoft today added two new Windows Phone handsets to its rich-affordable lineup. Called the Microsoft Lumia 435 and Lumia 532, both the handsets run the latest Windows Phone 8.1 mobile operating system with Lumia Denim firmware update.
Handset maker Microsoft Devices has partnered with Idea Cellular to help subscribers of the telecom services firm pay for apps as part of monthly bills. Under the partnership, Idea users will be able to purchase premium apps and games from the Windows Store on Microsoft Lumia as well as other Windows-based smartphones and pay for them through integrated billing. The amount will be either added to the subscriber's monthly bill or deducted from the prepaid balance, depending on the plan.
Yezz Mobile, a little known smartphone manufacturer in the business for around three years, has launched the Billy 5S LTE, a Windows Phone 8.1-powered smartphone at CES 2015 in Las Vegas. The Billy 5S LTE is the successor to Billy 4.7, which the company had launched in October last year. The smartphone has moved beyond packing in an entry-level specification as it now embraces mid-range hardware modules.
VideoLAN's popular VLC media player known for playing varied kinds of video and audio files has now arrived on Windows Phone. First spotted by Windows Central, the app whose beta version was released for Windows Phone users a few months ago, is now available for public download.
After releasing its productivity suite Office on iPad, and making it free on both iOS and Android, Microsoft is now turning its attention back to the Windows Phone users. Company s Operating System chief Joe Belfiore announced on Chinese forum Weibo that the company has a bunch of big announcements for Office s Windows Phone client, and it will be making them on February 19.
It is safe to say that Windows Phone has thus far failed to gain a substantial traction in the market. Microsoft s mobile operating system is still playing catch up with Android and iOS, the two platforms that boast far more number of users, apps, and dedicated developers. Microsoft realizes that it won t succeed until it solves its app-gap problem, and it may have found a solution.
Microsoft has announced that it is bringing the carrier billing option for its Windows Store to more countries including India. With carrier billing option people can charge their apps, media, or any other content purchases directly to their phone bill. The company has partnered with Idea Cellular to allow Idea subscribers to buy Windows Phone apps through this payment option.