News tagged "Microsoft"

GSMArena.com site search

Nokia Oyj will soon be renamed to Microsoft Mobile Oy

Nokia Oyj will soon be renamed to Microsoft Mobile Oy

20 April, 2014 | comments (39)

The Microsoft acquisition of Nokia Devices and Services is expected to close later this month and to prepare for the transition a letter has been sent out to Nokia's supplier base. The letter, which has leaked online, suggests that Nokia Oyj will...


Nokia's India plant could be taken out of the Microsoft deal

Nokia's India plant could be taken out of the Microsoft deal

17 April, 2014 | comments (38)

Nokia's plant in Chennai, India continues to be a source of tax issues with local authorities, so much so that it could be shut down by Nokia and be excluded from the upcoming Microsoft acquisition. The plant, seized last year by local...


Windows Phone 8.1 for developers is ready for download

Windows Phone 8.1 for developers is ready for download

14 April, 2014 | comments (303)

Just as promised, Windows Phone 8.1 is now available for download to developers. Joe Belfiore, the chief of the Windows Phone Program Management at Microsoft has tweeted a screenshot of the WP 8.1 update prompt. Mind you, before being able to...


Microsoft to release two GDR updates for WP8.1 this year

Microsoft to release two GDR updates for WP8.1 this year

08 April, 2014 | comments (34)

Microsoft separates Windows Phone 8 updates into major and minor ones so far we've seen one major (8.1) and three minor ones (GDR 1, 2 and 3). The company is reportedly planning at least two GDR updates for WP8.1 this year. That's wholly...


China's regulator approves Nokia-Microsoft deal

China's regulator approves Nokia-Microsoft deal

08 April, 2014 | comments (19)

Chinese regulatory authorities have given their approval for the merging of Nokia with Microsoft without demanding change in the Finn's company patent practices. According to Nokia, which has received green light for the merger from the European...

Tags: Nokia, Microsoft, Misc


Microsoft lets you share apps between WP8.1 and W8.1

Microsoft lets you share apps between WP8.1 and W8.1

03 April, 2014 | comments (17)

The Windows Phone 8.1 update brings a ton of new features to the OS. We've covered the majority of them, but one particularly interesting got detailed just now. With WP8.1, Microsoft enables users to buy an app once and use it on both their Windows...


Windows Phone outsells the iPhone in Romania

Windows Phone outsells the iPhone in Romania

17 March, 2014 | comments (85)

Romanian newspaper ZF.ro cites a report from a market research firm GfK, which says that Windows Phone now holds 10% market share in Romania. While that may not sound a lot, it's enough to outsell iOS and become the second largest platform in the EU...


Microsoft confirms Windows Phone 8.1 as the official name

Microsoft confirms Windows Phone 8.1 as the official name

17 March, 2014 | comments (50)

We all knew Windows Phone 8.1 is coming. It has already leaked numerous times before in tips, screenshots and even detailed videos. Thanks to all those leaks we know a notification center with toggles is coming, a brand new voice assistant is on the...


Microsoft allegedly waives WP licencing fee for Indian OEMs

Microsoft allegedly waives WP licencing fee for Indian OEMs

13 March, 2014 | comments (49)

Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system hasn't been an obvious choice for manufacturers to run their smartphones. The Redmond giant is trying its best to push its mobile OS and its latest efforts will allegedly involve waiving the license fee for...


Windows Phone 8.1 camera demoed on video

Windows Phone 8.1 camera demoed on video

13 March, 2014 | comments (18)

Time for yet another Windows Phone 8.1 video demo this time it focuses on the revamped camera interface. The camera UI on Windows Phone 8 was the one of the most innovative interfaces of recent years and the 8.1 update builds on that. The...


Korean manufacturers petitioning against Nokia-Microsoft deal

Korean manufacturers petitioning against Nokia-Microsoft deal

11 March, 2014 | comments (50)

Ever since the announcement of the Microsoft-Nokia acquisition, many of us have been wondering what will happen to Nokia, and how will the 10 year licensing period on its patents work? Korean manufacturers are more than a little worried, and...

Tags: Microsoft, Nokia


Microsoft: Windows Phone 8.1 update will arrive in spring

Microsoft: Windows Phone 8.1 update will arrive in spring

23 February, 2014 | comments (54)

Microsoft has announced that the much anticipated Windows Phone 8.1 update will arrive this spring. Joe Belfiore, the vice president and manager for Windows Phone Program Management, took to the stage at MWC to reveal that the update will support...


Windows Phone 8.1 Action Center demoed on video

Windows Phone 8.1 Action Center demoed on video

19 February, 2014 | comments (54)

Windows Phone 8.1 is expected to go official in April during the annual BUILD conference. Meanwhile, thanks to Microsoft's WP8.1 SDK, various screenshots and videos have gave us a taste of the upcoming update. WP 8.1 is expected to bring the...


Windows Phone 8.1 emulator demoed on video

Windows Phone 8.1 emulator demoed on video

12 February, 2014 | comments (46)

The Windows Phone 8.1 leaks are intensifying - we saw a ton of screenshots but seeing the OS on video is much more revealing. It's an early emulator build but it already shows some interesting things about Microsoft's new mobile OS. First off,...


Microsoft offers a Lumia 1020/1520 for your iPhone 4/4s, Galaxy S2

Microsoft offers a Lumia 1020/1520 for your iPhone 4/4s, Galaxy S2

06 February, 2014 | comments (73)

Just two days ago Microsoft announced a new trade-in deal for the US and Canada, which can give you up to $250 of store credit if you give up on your old smartphone or tablet. Today Microsoft has extended this deal with a special offer. If you...


Microsoft's new CEO is Satya Nadella

Microsoft's new CEO is Satya Nadella

04 February, 2014 | comments (56)

Meet Satya Nadella - the new CEO of Microsoft. He's the third ever CEO of the company since it was founded in 1975, following Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates. His new position is effective immediately. Formerly, Nadella has been in charge of...

Tags: Microsoft, Misc


Geeksphone offers two different OS' on one phone

Geeksphone offers two different OS' on one phone

29 January, 2014 | comments (23)

The Geeksphone revolution made its news debut a little over a month ago, and not much was known about the device, except that it would offer multiple operating systems on a single handset. True,Geeksphone offers both Android and an...


First leaked pictures of Windows Phone 8.1 notification center

First leaked pictures of Windows Phone 8.1 notification center

29 January, 2014 | comments (55)

It's no secret Microsoft is working on the Windows Phone 8.1 update that is supposed to bring notification center and intelligent voice assistant among other features. We've heard rumors and seen lots of alleged shots before, but today we finally...


Microsoft exec confirms co-marketing with partners

Microsoft exec confirms co-marketing with partners

16 January, 2014 | comments (27)

It turns out the pinch of salt was only half needed lead of communications for Microsoft Frank X. Shaw confirms the company does indeed have monetary deals in place with phone makers over Windows Phone. He, however, calls the quoted dollar amounts...

Tags: Microsoft


Microsoft to pay Samsung and Sony to make WP8 phones

Microsoft to pay Samsung and Sony to make WP8 phones

14 January, 2014 | comments (90)

Before Microsoft bought out Nokia's phone division, the software giant was subsidizing the phone maker to the tune of $1 billion a year. That was a big incentive for Nokia to go with Windows Phone over other alternatives. The company may be...