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Microsoft takes Samsung to court over contract disagreement

Microsoft takes Samsung to court over contract disagreement

02 August, 2014 | comments (129)

Microsoft is taking Samsung to court over a dispute in a contract between the two companies regarding patent royalty payments. Samsung signed a cross-licensing patent deal with Microsoft in 2011, obliging the phone maker to pay royalties for every...


Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 bringing Cortana to new markets

Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 bringing Cortana to new markets

30 July, 2014 | comments (35)

Microsoft will soon be rolling out the next release of Windows Phone, the succinctly titled Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1, and it bring with several new features. One of the major changes is not a new feature but an update to the existing one....


Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 update to bring folders on Start screen

Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 update to bring folders on Start screen

27 July, 2014 | comments (76)

Microsoft is readying the first update to Windows Phone 8.1 already. The company has started detailing what the new features of WP8.1 GDR1 are and NokiaPowerUser.com has obtained more information on what those will be. GDR1 update will bring...


Microsoft ends fiscal year in good form

Microsoft ends fiscal year in good form

23 July, 2014 | comments (16)

Microsoft has posted its earnings report for the quarter ending this June and with it the company wraps up its entire fiscal year. The results in Microsoft's Q4 are $4.6 billion net income on $23.38 billion of revenue. Although positive the results...


Nokia officially starts rolling out Lumia Cyan update

Nokia officially starts rolling out Lumia Cyan update

15 July, 2014 | comments (122)

Earlier this week we reported the Lumia Cyan update being rolled out to Nokia Lumia 625 devices in certain markets. Now, Nokia has decded to make things official and has announced that Lumia Cyan - aka Windows Phone 8.1 - is now being streamed to...


Nokia Lumia 930 plagued by a display issue, easy to fix

Nokia Lumia 930 plagued by a display issue, easy to fix

12 July, 2014 | comments (42)

Nokia Lumia 930 went on sale yesterday in the USA and across Europe. It is the company's latest flagship with a 5" 1080p AMOLED display with ClearBlack tech, Snapdragon 800 chipset and a 20MP camera with OIS. Many people already got their Nokia...


Week 28 in review: Xperia C3, Nubia Z7, Android L for Moto

Week 28 in review: Xperia C3, Nubia Z7, Android L for Moto

12 July, 2014 | comments (0)

The Week In Review is our series meant to recap all the major announcements of the week, which you might have missed. Week 28 of 2014 was free of Samsung announcements though it didn't lack interesting new devices such as the Sony Xperia C3 and...


Nokia Lumia 930 now available in the US for $699.99

Nokia Lumia 930 now available in the US for $699.99

10 July, 2014 | comments (38)

The Nokia Lumia 930 is basically just the international version of the Lumia Icon that's a Verizon exclusive. For this reason, Nokia has no plans to sell the Lumia 930 in the US officially. That much has been made clear a few days ago when the...


LG is working on a Windows Phone 8.1 device

LG is working on a Windows Phone 8.1 device

10 July, 2014 | comments (16)

An LG smartphone running Windows Phone 8.1 is coming, as detailed earlier in the year when Microsoft revealed a list of new hardware partners for 2014. However, in a LinkedIn post, a Microsoft Program Manager has inadvertently shared that LG is...


Nokia Lumia 930 comes with extra accessories in the UK

Nokia Lumia 930 comes with extra accessories in the UK

10 July, 2014 | comments (22)

The Nokia Lumia 930 goes on sale this week across Europe, but customers in the UK will be treated a bit differently, as the company is offering some sweet bundles with its latest flagship. The promotion includes the company's MD-12 Wireless...


Nokia Lumia 930 goes on sale this week

Nokia Lumia 930 goes on sale this week

07 July, 2014 | comments (51)

Announced back in April and available for pre-order in multiples stores across Europe, the Nokia Lumia 930 will go on sale this week. It has a Recommended Retail Price of $600 that's 450 / 350 before taxes and subsidies. The new Windows...


Microsoft already testing the next build of Windows Phone 8.1

Microsoft already testing the next build of Windows Phone 8.1

07 July, 2014 | comments (14)

Microsoft is already working on the next build for its Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, according to the benchmarking site - WPBench. The data from the yardstick shows us a new build number 8.10.14130 for Windows Phone 8.1 while the current OS...


Nokia and Microsoft to allegedly launch Android-powered Lumia

Nokia and Microsoft to allegedly launch Android-powered Lumia

07 July, 2014 | comments (87)

In a rather bizarre turn of events, it seems Nokia and Microsoft are working on an Android-powered Lumia device. The information comes from evleaks, who revealed little more than the text in the following tweet. Big news: Android-powered Lumia...


Nokia Con event happens in Japan on July 27

Nokia Con event happens in Japan on July 27

06 July, 2014 | comments (42)

Windows Phone isn't really doing that well in Japan, and it never has. The situation is so dire, in fact, that Microsoft's mobile operating system may only have between 0 and 1% market share in that particular country. The software giant would...


Nokia by Microsoft branding spotted on Lumia 830

Nokia by Microsoft branding spotted on Lumia 830

05 July, 2014 | comments (83)

A couple of days ago we showed you the first purported images depicting an upcoming mid-range Nokia smartphone. As this is supposedly going to serve as the successor to the Lumia 820 from 2012, we assume it will be called Lumia 830. Now it's been...


Week 26 in review: Android L, Android One program, Nokia X2

Week 26 in review: Android L, Android One program, Nokia X2

27 June, 2014 | comments (4)

The Week In Review is our series meant to recap all the major announcements of the week, which you might have missed. Week 26 of 2014 was yet another busy ride with plenty of new announcements so you are in for a long read. This week's...


Nokia by Microsoft branding allegedly incoming

Nokia by Microsoft branding allegedly incoming

28 June, 2014 | comments (73)

According to renowned industry leakster @evleaks, Microsoft's licensing deal with Nokia is going to produce a new branding name called "Nokia by Microsoft". The companies are said to be in the final stages of the talks, but smartphones aren't the...


Counterclockwise: Nokia N9, iPhone 4, Nexus 7, WP8

Counterclockwise: Nokia N9, iPhone 4, Nexus 7, WP8

28 June, 2014 | comments (20)

This is the new edition of Counterclockwise, where we'll be taking a look at all of the most significant news articles that happened during this week over the past several years. The last week of June has seen plenty of hardware announcements from...


HTC One (M8) spotted in Black, Harman Kardon-less

HTC One (M8) spotted in Black, Harman Kardon-less

27 June, 2014 | comments (12)

Evleaks is at it again its latest victim being the HTC One (M8) and its upcoming Black color option. All we have is a picture of the back, which looks notoriously like the back of the HTC One (M8) Harman Kardon edition, which we reviewed a while...


Nokia Lumia 930 goes up for pre-order in Italy

Nokia Lumia 930 goes up for pre-order in Italy

27 June, 2014 | comments (38)

After having been put up for pre-order in other EU countries (such as Germany and France) last month, the Nokia Lumia 930 is now ready to be grabbed in Italy. The official Microsoft online store is handling the pre-orders in this case, and the...