Windows Phone 8

Microsoft taps Samsung and Huawei for dual-boot Windows Phone options

Microsoft taps Samsung and Huawei for dual-boot Windows Phone options

Just as they have apparently tapped HTC for the dual-boot option for Android phones with Windows Phone 8, it's become apparent today that Microsoft may have asked Samsung and Huawei to do the same. Microsoft was tipped this past week to have suggested HTC make a selection of devices that boot to Windows Phone 8 as well as their basic Android mobile OS to increase the likelihood that a user would find Windows Phone appealing. If Microsoft does indeed get their way with the likes of HTC and Samsung as well, we may see Windows Phone 8.1 working on the HTC One Max and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Active.

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Windows Phone YouTube returns: barebones again

Windows Phone YouTube returns: barebones again

This week the folks at Microsoft appear to have given control back to the Google team when it comes to the unofficial-official YouTube app for Windows Phone devices. Here existing on Windows Phone 8, the app has been part of a battle between companies for several months, resulting in several iterations of said app for the masses and frequent take-downs in-between. Google has let Microsoft know that they've not been pleased with past iterations of the app, and Microsoft has had to take the app down and modify it several times over.

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Skype cuts future support for Windows Phone 7

Skype cuts future support for Windows Phone 7

Microsoft is letting the world of Windows Phone 7 (not to be confused with Windows Phone 8) know today that it's time to move on. With Windows Phone 8 being released to smartphones for just under a year, Microsoft has decided that it was time to stop development on their top video chat app Skype. On the plus side, Windows Phone 7 users will continue to work with "the core Skype experiences", those including chat, voice, and video calls.

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Nokia Lumia 1020 UK pre-orders go live, accessories in tow

Nokia Lumia 1020 UK pre-orders go live, accessories in tow

In a move that's sure to bring on a couple of double-takes from prospective Nokia Lumia 1020 users on the fence about pre-orders in the UK, Nokia is bringing the full monty in one swing. Starting this week - today, the 12th, to be exact - Nokia will be attempting to tap the market with a pre-order package that includes the Nokia Camera Grip, wireless charging back cover, wireless charging plate, and a tripod, along with the Nokia Lumia 1020 itself.

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Nokia HERE Auto brings end-to-end solution to the dash

Nokia HERE Auto brings end-to-end solution to the dash

With HERE Auto, Nokia has made it clear that they're not going to be left behind in the smart automobile business. They've introduced a full end-to-end solution in a variety of apps that takes the work they've done with navigations systems and applies it to a collection of services, both in-dash on next-generation cars and from your smartphone - Nokia Lumia smartphone, that is* - right from your pocket. *Of course part of this system isn't just limited to Lumias - HERE Auto Companion also works on Android.

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Telenav Scout navigation app hits Windows Phone 8

Telenav Scout navigation app hits Windows Phone 8

After years of keeping watch over the likes of Android and iOS in the premium GPS navigation realm, the folks at Telenav have revealed their intentions with their current brand Scout for Windows Phone 8. This Scout app has been optimized for the Windows Phone 8 environment, taking its already diverse user interface and giving it some Microsoft-flavored aesthetics. This app takes what the older Windows Phone version of Telenav was and douses it - Scout is an entirely new and refined look at the way a navigation app can look, feel, and provide for you in your automobile.

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Microsoft, AT&T, Delta team up to bring Windows Phone 8 to flight attendants

Microsoft, AT&T, Delta team up to bring Windows Phone 8 to flight attendants

Microsoft and AT&T are teaming up with Delta Airlines to provide flight attendants with Windows Phone 8 devices to use on board flights. The phones will handle a slew of responsibilities, including handling credit cards and make in-flight purchases. The phones will also handle passenger manifestos, frequent flyer info, connecting gate updates, and flight attendant scheduling updates.

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