The Redmond giant said it would close down its research and development site in Tampere, Finland, but continue to develop Windows 10 Mobile platform and support its Lumia smartphones. The company declined to say whether it would develop new phones.
"We are focusing our phone efforts where we have differentiation," said chief executive Satya Nadella in a statement, "We will continue to innovate across devices and on our cloud services across all mobile platforms."
Stop bying Lumia devises ,finally Microsoft to End Smartphone Manufacturing, Says Union Representative
Good phone indeed, but the internal memory disappoints. 8 GB is not sufficient when the system files eat up as much as 5.2 GB of space and publishers of apps like Whatsapp do not allow the app to be moved to sd card. What is the point of having a smartphone when you can not make it work smooth with essential apps installed......
The telephone is of course worth of recommendation. System WP 8.1 after update runs smoothly. None the less it lags big time while browsing, internet explorer is a major misunderstanding in this case in the first place. 8 GB internal memory is waz too little for updates, apps etc. I would prefer 950xl more if it wasnt so much bugged. Unfortunately I switch to android moto xplay I really do regret it bcause the WP OS itself is way more advanced and better looking than android or ios but as i said, WP10 is undercooked and requires alot of work and patches to implement before hitting the market.
gaurav bigg, 13 May 2016Microsoft Windows smartphone market share continuously decreasing.But I am happy with my Lumia... moreNo, you are wrong ...nowadays android phones are so advanced that it is very easy to factory reset if your phone is lagging and restore your data up to the last call in the call log before you went for the reset. What i mean is that you won't lose any data if you have made a backup of all your data to SD card before factory reset.It is true that android phones will become slow after sometime , but you can always factory reset and restore everything in 5 minutes. So easy & convenient BTW I am a Redmi 2 user.
Zeeshan , 15 May 2016Does it supports android app? Does it hangs while playing games? This is Windows, It does not support Android or Apple. It has it's own "Windows App Store" and no where as many of useless Apps as the other guys but I usually find what I need, not always. Most of the Apps perform flawlessly with no noticeable lag. Since my upgrade (FINALLY) to Win 10 there seems to be a slower response from one App to the next, not a lot but all load times seem a little slower I have received my third update from MS it seems things are improving bit by bit. There also seems to be an issue with Apps saving to the SD card especially when the phone was operating in the 8.1 mode (don't know if it was the phone or the software) needless to say I am running out of RAM.
Zeeshan , 15 May 2016Does it supports android app? Does it hangs while playing games? Not all apps but most of the apps will support.No google play support in Windows phon,download apps through Windows Store.No lags while gaming.But those game needs high graphic resolutions will not perform very well.
Microsoft Windows smartphone market share continuously decreasing.But I am happy with my Lumia 640 XL it's almost one year old and yesterday I got new OS build 328 & till date I got 6 update in a year and Redstone update on it's way.Still preforming brilliantly I haven't found any reason to switch over for other options.Believe me fiends it still running with a charm not even a single issue I ever found in my Lumia 640 XL Smartphone.One point I would like to mention here Android phone hardly give such types of performance after one year.
Seeking answer, 11 May 2016Hey thanks for your reply. Although my phone is dual SIM, I only have one SIM card in SIM card... moreOh, I thought you were referring to getting a call on the second sim.
That must be a carrier problem, if you have it activated on the phone.
KB3156421 (OS Build 10586.318)
This update includes quality improvements and security fixes. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:
ÂÂ•Improved reliability in a number of areas including Cortana, Bluetooth, Shell, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Miracast, and USB.
ÂÂ•Fixed memory leak that occurs when opening a portable document format (PDF) form multiple times.
ÂÂ•Fixed issues with text alignment for right to left languages in Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge.
ÂÂ•Fixed issue that affected Bluetooth function when a PC resumes from sleep.
ÂÂ•Fixed issue where user accounts weren't locked out after a number of failed sign in attempts.
ÂÂ•Fixed issue with revised daylight saving time.
ÂÂ•Fixed issue that sometimes corrupts CompactFlash cards inserted into a card reader.
ÂÂ•Fixed issue that caused recorded video to be lost when answering an incoming call on some phones.
ÂÂ•Fixed issue that could result in unexpected battery drain while the phone screen is off.
ÂÂ•Fixed additional security issues with kernel mode drivers, remote procedure calls, the Microsoft Graphics Component, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Windows Shell, Windows Journal, Virtual Secure Mode, Schannel, and Jscript
Anonymous, 10 May 2016The answer to your question is quite easy.
There are two types of dual sim phones:
- Dual ac... moreHey thanks for your reply. Although my phone is dual SIM, I only have one SIM card in SIM card slot No. 1 in use at the moment.
My understanding is if call waiting is activated on the service provider and phone levels, I should be able to accept the second call that comes in on the same SIM card. This is explained to me by the Microsoft technician. Hence they are just as puzzled as to why my phone is unable to receive the second call even though call waiting has been activated.
Iggy , 19 Apr 2016Does this a phone able to play supercell's games like clash of clan??Yes,you should able to play that google play game "clash of clans"
future, 07 May 2016please my lumia 640xl google play store is not working, plsease wat should i do. i need help here.dear google play is not woking
Seeking Answer, 06 May 2016My 640XL Dual SIM bought more than 6 months ago does not have Call Waiting function. Have turn... moreThe answer to your question is quite easy.
There are two types of dual sim phones:
- Dual active (you are on a call and can get call notifications from your other sim, hold that call and answer it);
- Dual stand-by (when you're on a call, the other similar appears as disconnected when people are calling you on your other sim).
Unfortunately, this Lumia is dual stand-by, as are (almost) all smartphones, since the makers only install one 'radio antenna', so when one sim is being used, the antenna cannot be used by the other sim card.
I have only had 3 mobiles phones that were dual active, and they all were Samsung from a pre-smartphone era:
Hope my answer helped you understand why you are unreachable on your second sim while on a call on your first one...
future, 07 May 2016please my lumia 640xl google play store is not working, plsease wat should i do. i need help here.This is not an Android phone, so Google has nothing to do with it.
please my lumia 640xl google play store is not working, plsease wat should i do. i need help here.
In my city (I leaving in a Capital city) almost all retailers shope Stop selling Microsoft Lumia devices.But they still sells some worst smartphone like obi mobile,zen smartphone(not about the Asus Zenphone),Vivo ,Oppo.....Gionee smartphone all these are just a crape but they sell all these crapes.Now I would like to share one more thing what I have perceived ,Microsoft can't handle Smartphone market despite of it's superior spec. they don't know how to sell and how to be in the market.Earlier Nokia carry Windows phone (Lumia devices) brilliantly whatever the market share achieved by Windows phone only due to Nokia efforts but with the same product along with Microsoft branding they fails to create any miracle.Look at the spec. Of 650 having(SD215 cheapest) so called successor of 640 Series having (SD 400 cheapest) 1st time I saw Predecessor having superior cheapest in compare to it's Successors.SD 215 actually a dual core architecture processor SD 400 series is Quard core processor. We accept at least SD 410 or 415 instead of SD 215 cheapest in 15K.It all proves that Nokia was the actual mind behind all Lumia Series till Last year including Microsoft Lumia 535,640,640 XL,550,950 & 950 XL.Microsoft don't have any future strategy.They don't know 215 series chipset is the rubbish choice for 15K phone we consumer are not a full why we accept these bullshit.
My 640XL Dual SIM bought more than 6 months ago does not have Call Waiting function. Have turned on Call Waiting at the phone service provider, and also turned it on on the SIM card level. Whenever on a call with someone, when a second call comes in, screen does not have "hold first caller and answer second caller" button. It only has "end first call & accept second call" or "ignore" buttons. I tried installing Calls+ app from store but does not help.
Also updated to Windows 10 and thought the new software/firmware might solve this problem. This time when second call comes in while on first call, there is an "Answer" button but no matter how many times I touch it, it won't accept the second call.
Bought this phone on eBay and it is an overseas model due to dual SIM. I've brought the phone to Microsoft Store and the technicians are equally puzzled & perplexed. However, they can't assist further because in my country (Australia), only the original single SIM version is sold and supported. Contacted eBay seller and unable to help.
Can someone offer some help?