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Microsoft has confirmed via a product listing page that Windows Phone 8.1's Update 2 will bring compatibility with Bluetooth keyboards, something the operating system currently lacks.
Microsoft confirmed today at Mobile World Congress that project Spartan, the company's next browser, will be shipping in the next preview build that should hopefully be arriving soon.
Microsoft announced two new additions to its smartphone range today - the Lumia 640 and 640 XL - and we had some hands-on time with both of them, which included some intriguing OS observations.
After acquiring a few startups in the past, Microsoft is looking to purchase the social news reader Prismatic, for $30 million. Google, Yahoo, Apple, and Facebook are also reportedly interested.
Although it's been a couple months since we last saw Office for Windows 10, it looks like Microsoft has been quite busy updating their upcoming productivity software with new features.
The Lumia 640 isn't the only hardware device that Microsoft unveiled today, as the company showed off on-stage a foldable keyboard device, designed to be taken on the road.
The Microsoft Windows Insiders program is growing at a fast pace and the company announced today that there are now more than 2.8 million users signed-up to try out Windows 10.
Microsoft has showed off the multi-platform universal Bing Maps app in their MWC 2015 conference, showing how searches are saved and synced across different devices.
On stage at MWC in Barcelona, Microsoft unveiled some new features that will be coming as part of Windows 10 for phones. Among these, the company showed off their new browser: Spartan.
Microsoft has just formally announced the Lumia 640 and 640 XL at their Mobile World Conference 2015 presentation. The smartphones are not exactly high-end, but the specs are pretty interesting.
Microsoft's press conference at MWC 2015 is set to begin at 8:30am CET (1 March 11:30pm PST). For those interested in the event, you can stream the event live right here on Neowin!
While most of the consumer world is focused on the next release of the desktop version of Windows 10, Microsoft is also building Windows Server vNext, and a new slide deck detailing the OS leaked.
There were rumors a few weeks back about how Samsung was going to pre-load a few Microsoft apps on the Galaxy S6, and it looks like those rumors are true thanks to today's announcement.
Apparently, Microsoft's website has accidentally revealed two new devices, the Microsoft Lumia 640 and 640 XL, possible successors to the Nokia X and XL. The page has now been pulled.
At Mobile World Congress 2015 today, Acer has finally revealed its first Windows Phone device in four years. Running Windows Phone 8.1, the Liquid M220 is also upgradable to Windows 10 for Phones.
From EU investigations into Google's practices, to Net Neutrality in the US to Xbox burgers in Hong Kong, it's been a busy and exciting week for tech. And Mobile World Congress is just starting!
The Windows Phone Store is facing issues in several countries, not displaying categories or search results. The extent of the problem is yet unknown but we expect it to be fixed soon.
Microsoft launched the Xbox One in China towards the end of 2014 and managed to sell 100,000 units in the first month, but the sales never took off from there resulting in losses for its distributor.
A new rumour has emerged suggesting that Microsoft could be working on a revolutionary feature with DirectX 12, allowing users to combine graphics cards from Nvidia and AMD on the same machine.
Microsoft will be live-streaming it's MWC keynote on March 2, Neowin will be there to cover the event live as it unfolds. A couple mid-range devices may be unveiled at the press-event as well.
The newly launched low-cost Lumia 435 from Microsoft running on Windows Phone 8.1 has gone on sale in the UK, and is available from various carriers as well sim-free from online retailers.
A UI designer - the same one who created the Office 365 for Android concept last month, has created yet another magnificent concept for the Xbox Music app on Windows 10.
A few months back, Microsoft announced that Lync would be rebranded as Skype for Business and thanks to a tip, we have a few shots of the updated chat service posted after the jump.
Thanks to an inside source, Neowin has been told that there are only 60,000 people testing Windows 10 for phones, which should not come as a major surprise considering the small install base.
February has been a tough month for Lenovo after 'Superfish' rocked the company's credibility and now the company is promising that going forward, the company will ship PCs without 'adware” and bloat
There is no question that Skype is a popular app and if you take a look at the Google Play store, you can see that the app has been downloaded more than 500,000,000 times since its release.
When Microsoft announced HoloLens, they let press try out the new product but it was prototype hardware and I could not take pictures of the devices but now you can see what it looks like.
A new initiative from Microsoft, called the Collective Project, is looking to empower students with bright ideas to change the world for the better. The first project makes prosthetics for children.
After what seemed like ages, Microsoft has released the 'Lumia Denim' update for the Lumia 1520 and Lumia 930 in North America. The update will bring many new features and improvements to the camera.
Microsoft has announced that they will be offering 'official support' for the Xbox One on Reddit by using special accounts that are designated as official Microsoft support staff.
The IE team revealed more on the story behind Microsoft Spartan - the new browser across all Windows 10 devices, and why they will not be moving forward with Internet Explorer.
Microsoft has updated its web-based tool used for developing for Windows and Windows Phone. The update adds a lot of new features and improvements including 8 new fully customizable theme templates.
Microsoft has come out in favor of the FCC ruling that creates 'bright line' rules for net neutrality, which should come as no surprise as they depend on broadband for many of their consumer services.
To no surprise, Windows 10 will support USB 3.1 Type-C, the latest USB spec that features a reversible connector and the OS will also support USB Dual Role too.
Microsoft could start another round of layoffs, impacting two manufacturing plants in China. The closure would result in 9,000 layoffs and manufacturing moved to Vietnam.
Microsoft has rolled out the latest update to its OneDrive app for Windows Phone, adding a range of new features, including the ability to add a PIN code, and easily switch between Microsoft accounts.
Lenovo device owners are being sought as part of an investigation into Superfish - the adware that the company secretly pre-installed on its devices - which will likely lead to a class action lawsuit.
Microsoft has announced this morning that it is expanding support for Docker in Azure with the beta releases of Docker Machine and Docker Swarm on Azure, and Docker Machine support on Hyper-V.
Some users have reported having problems with updating to the Lumia Denim update, even though it is available in their country, on their carrier and for their device. The solution is a simple one.
Microsoft's most affordable Windows Phone is now available for just $94.49 in the US - although the retailer's claims that this represents a $200 discount on the usual price are somewhat misleading.
After many years since it originally launched, Microsoft is finally offering users a way to legally download a digital copy of the Windows 7 install disc. Of course, users will still need a license.
The rollout of the Lumia Denim update is certainly gathering pace - it's now available on the Lumia 925 on T-Mobile US, and is expected to land soon on the carrier's Lumia 521.
Microsoft has published a new Future Vision video, highlighting some technologies that the company believes will be ubiquitous in the next few years. The video shows holograms, tablets and wearables.
You can now grab a year of Xbox Live Gold membership for just $39.99 - saving you $20 on the normal price - either as a digital download, or as a card, for those planning to give it away as a present.
March will have a number of big-name titles for the Games with Gold promotion. Rayman Legends, Tomb Raider and Bioshock Infinite will all be available for free to Xbox Gold subscribers.
The Denim update roll out is in full swing, and now several European countries have started receiving it on the Lumia 920 as well as those on T-Mobile Netherlands.
Microsoft Garage has released a variety of productivity-based cross-platform apps that include joining conferences to a new keyboard for Excel in Android; make the jump to see all the apps.
Microsoft has announced a $1 million partnership with the State Department's upcoming U.S. Diplomacy Center museum, which will combine Microsoft technology and hardware in a very unique way.
With the announcement of the Pebble Time, it looks like some have uncovered an app being tested internally that will possibly bring Pebble support to Windows Phone sometime in the future.