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Windows Phone 8.1 release hits Lumia devices this summer

Windows Phone 8.1 release hits Lumia devices this summer

In an effort to make certain the owners of Nokia Lumia devices were overjoyed with their continued support of the Windows Phone ecosystem this week, Stephen Elop stepped onstage at BUILD 2014. There he suggested that "all Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices" will be getting Windows 8.1 over-the-air this summer.

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Nokia fires off invite with Lumia tease

Nokia fires off invite with Lumia tease

Not content with letting HTC get all the attention this morning, Nokia has fired off a vague invitation teasing a Lumia update in our near future. Not much is known at this point, but the company plans to roll out something new at the Build 2014 event on April 2.

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Nokia MixRadio launches in China with local artist curated playlists

Nokia MixRadio launches in China with local artist curated playlists

Streaming and download music services are a big business for mobile providers around the world. There are a bunch of services to choose from including iTunes and Spotify among many others. Nokia has been operating its own music service for a while now.

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Microsoft acquisition of Nokia expected to close by April

Microsoft acquisition of Nokia expected to close by April

Those who have been following the romance between Microsoft and Nokia might have been wondering where the relationship is headed. Today, Microsoft has assured the public of the continuing process, which it expects to finally clear all hurdles by next month.

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Nokia X 1 million preorders claim disputed

Nokia X 1 million preorders claim disputed

Within just four days after the Nokia X launched, Nokia was seen bragging on its Weibo account about reaching 1 million preorders in China alone. While factually true at face value, there seems to be more afoot than meets the eye, making the claim sound just a tad exaggerated.

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Nokia X hits 1m China preorders

Nokia X hits 1m China preorders

Nokia made no bones about the Nokia X being a play for the emerging smartphone audience, and it seems the Android-forked Windows Phone lookalike is off to a good start in China at least. Preorders for the Nokia X in China have already reached one million units, the company announced via its Weibo account, despite only having been on sale for four days.

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Yahoo Maps gets indoor mapping from Nokia HERE

Yahoo Maps gets indoor mapping from Nokia HERE

Yahoo! Maps has added indoor venue mapping, raising its challenge to Google Maps by including internal navigation for more than 75,000 buildings worldwide. The new feature, provided by Nokia's HERE platform, takes mapping indoors in places like shopping centers, even across multiple levels.

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Microsoft CEO doubted Nokia deal in screaming Ballmer board meeting

Microsoft CEO doubted Nokia deal in screaming Ballmer board meeting

New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella originally opposed the company's acquisition of Nokia's device business, it's reported, with claims of a ferocious board meeting that saw then-CEO Steve Ballmer shouting at the leadership team over their deal doubts. The outspoken exec, Microsoft's second CEO in the company's history, supposedly signed his fate, with his shouting - apparently audible outside of the closed conference room - getting him the necessary support to go ahead with the Nokia purchase, but also the final stroke in undermining the board's confidence in him.

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Nokia kinetic phone charging made real: dancing for power

Nokia kinetic phone charging made real: dancing for power

There’s a fellow by the name of Markku at Nokia’s Sensors and Energy department - the Principal Researcher of that department. He’s working on a project that’s going to allow users to dance to charge up their smartphone. While it’s relatively far off from a final product, the team has taken to the streets to show the concept off.

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Nokia X to help developers cash in around the world

Nokia X to help developers cash in around the world

As Nokia X is introduced to the world, Nokia suggests that they’re opening up a new door, aiming for a segment in the affordable international smartphone market that they’d not had access to before. For users, this will mean access to full-powered apps on a device that’s only a little more expensive than a feature phone. For developers, Nokia is suggesting that their reach - international reach, that is - should be reason enough to port Android apps over to their Nokia Store.

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Nokia X hero apps: “hundreds of top brands” briefed in advance

Nokia X hero apps: “hundreds of top brands” briefed in advance

There are quite a few top-level apps ready for Nokia X as it heads to launch just one week after it was introduced to the world at Mobile World Congress 2014. Speaking with Nokia VP of Developer Relations Amit Patel, it was made clear that Nokia X wasn’t just any average smartphone launch. This device had Nokia speaking with hundreds of brands, early on making certain that the Android-based Nokia Store was stocked as hardware hits shelves.

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Nokia X hacked: rooted, stock Android, Google Apps a go

Nokia X hacked: rooted, stock Android, Google Apps a go

Not a week after Nokia X has been revealed as the company’s first Android smartphone, it’s been hacked. Intrepid developer KashaMalaga has made with the quick process of bypassing the device’s locked bootloader and rooting it to bring on stock Android. With the one-click APK known as FramaRoot, the Nokia X becomes the umpteen-thousandth Android device to have its chains broken, running now as simple an Android iteration as you like.

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