Windows Mobile

Office for Android may be coming ahead of Windows 8

Office for Android may be coming ahead of Windows 8

At BUILD, Microsoft showed what looked to be a more touch-friendly version of Office. While there is already a touchy-feely version available for iOS, those with Android or Windows Mobile devices are currently left wanting. A new round of rumors suggest Microsoft will forgo Windows in favor of Android getting the new Office first, though.

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HTC HD2 Windows RT hack brings metro apps to WVGA

HTC HD2 Windows RT hack brings metro apps to WVGA

One of the most-hacked smartphones in the history of the mobile universe, the HTC HD2, is continuing to get its guts spun as Windows RT (tablet Windows 8) gets pushed to it with full-screen metro-style apps! This hack is a continuation of a project being run by @CotullaCode as mentioned a few weeks ago right here on SlashGear. This smartphone originally ran Windows Phone 6.5 and has since been hacked to run Android, Windows Phone 7, MeeGo, and even oddities such as First PlayStation Emulator for Windows CE.

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Windows RT ported to HTC HD2

Windows RT ported to HTC HD2

We've seen the HTC HD2 running essentially every mobile operating system from its birth till now, but nothing could have prepared us for this: hackers have ported in Windows RT! This operating system is meant to be a sort of half-way point between full-on desktop mode and mobile for the Windows tablet universe hoping to join in on the Windows 8 fun - it's creators certainly never intended it to be worked with on a smartphone. But there it is, on the HTC HD2, no less, the most-hacked smartphone of all time, without a doubt.

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HTC HD2 gains Windows Phone 8 port

HTC HD2 gains Windows Phone 8 port

It's time again to call forth the beast from the pits of hacker heaven, that being the legendary HTC HD2, originally running Windows Mobile 6.5 back in 2009, here now with Windows Phone 8. This device has been a bit of a golden egg for hackers over the past few years, with the challenge being to get the newest and most fabulous mobile operating system running on it. Now it seems that even Windows Phone 8, a mobile operating system that has hardware requirements built-in, is no longer safe!

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Most other devices lack iOS SMS security hole

Most other devices lack iOS SMS security hole

Last week we found out about a new SMS security hole in the iPhone that could potentially leave users vulnerable to phishing attempts. To put it simply, this hole allows undesirable people to change the reply-to address on the texts they send you, making them appear to be legitimate and possibly convincing you to hand over some personal details. AdaptiveMobile has published a new report on the security hole, and while it may be scary for iPhone users, it appears that this flaw doesn't affect devices running a different OS.

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Nielsen confirms majority of US consumers have smartphones

Nielsen confirms majority of US consumers have smartphones

If you're one of those people who won't believe a statistic until it comes from a $5 billion-a-year media company, then you can now believe that owning a smartphone in the US is now something that spans a majority of the country. Nielsen is reporting what a few other analyst firms had already suggested - that smartphone ownership in this country has eclipsed the magic 50% mark.

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Ax falls on Windows Mobile Marketplace May 9

Ax falls on Windows Mobile Marketplace May 9

If you're still rocking the Windows Mobile OS smartphone, Microsoft is giving you one more reason to move to Windows Phone or another smartphone later this year. Microsoft has announced that the Windows Mobile Marketplace will be discontinued as of May 9, 2012. Windows Mobile Marketplace has been around for over two years now allowing users of the smartphone OS to download apps and software.

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