Despite numerous issues with the ecosystem as a whole, Microsoft's Windows Phone managed to hold its own and actually grow faster than Android across some big European countries.
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A few weeks after Neowin exclusively revealed the first image of LG's new Windows Phone for Verizon, full details of the device have now emerged - but as we suspected, it's no high-end flagship.
The preview version of a new Lumia Camera app is now available on a number of select handsets. While there aren't major new features available yet, the app will serve as a test platform going forward.
The Unicode Consortium, responsible for the emoji that you see (and use) everyday, has released a "reversed hand with middle finger extended" but so far only Microsoft supports it.
Microsoft has released the complete SDK for the Microsoft Band fitness tracker which can utilize the wearable to its full potential on multiple platforms, including Android, iOS and Windows Phone.
Last month, Microsoft unveiled the Lumia 430 Dual SIM, its most affordable smartphone ever. It's now available in India, priced around Rs.5,299, along with some rather nice promotional offers.
Despite a contracting smartphone market, Microsoft managed to rack up impressive growth for its Lumia smartphone sales in India, with sales numbers increasing by 20% over the previous quarter.
Missed today's opening keynote at Build 2015? Microsoft has made the video available for your on-demand viewing pleasure, allowing you to catch up on everything from this morning's presentation.
After threats against the Windows Phone application 6discover were issued earlier this month, Snapchat lawyers are forcing Rudy Huyn to pull the application.
Two weeks after Neowin exclusively published an image of a new LG Windows Phone, further evidence has emerged of the new handset on the company's own website, with the model number 'VW820'.
The 5.7-inch Lumia 640 XL is now available to buy in the UK, priced at £219 SIM-free, and like its smaller sibling, the Lumia 640, it includes a free one-year Office 365 subscription for your PC.
Microsoft will be exhibiting at this year's IFA 2015 consumer electronics show in September in Berlin for the first time after the event's organisers confirmed during the IFA 2015 GPC pre-show.
Microsoft launched the Lumia 640 in India earlier this month, priced at Rs.11,999 - but you can now buy the device with Rs.2,000 off the regular price, plus a free one-year Office 365 subscription.
A carrier in the Philippines is currently offering free usage of Skype Qik for three months. However, despite promoting the app's availability on Windows Phone, the platform is not part of the promo.
Nokia has issued a statement strongly denying rumors of its return to the smartphone business next year, stating that the company has 'no plans' at all of manufacturing or selling consumer handsets.
Microsoft continued its tradition of releasing apps on every major platform with the release of the Build 2015 app that allows you to find locations, dates, and times regarding anything Build.
A new 7-inch Windows Phone 8.1 device has been unveiled at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair. The entry level device has pretty mediocre features, but does include a massive 4000mAh battery.
Microsoft has released "Contacts + Message Backup", which will allow for proper backups of your messages and contacts from your Windows Phone. The app is available for Windows Phone 8.1 users.
Over a year after Windows Phone 8.1 introduced the ability to set a background image to be visible 'through' the tiles on your Start screen, Microsoft has now updated OneDrive with a transparent tile.
The Lumia 640 is now listed on the Microsoft Store as 'coming soon', priced at just $89 - a remarkably low price for a handset with a 5" 720p display, Snapdragon 400, 4G LTE, 1GB RAM and 8MP camera.
Cut the Rope 2 has finally landed on the Windows Phone Store, both free and 512 MB RAM supported. Unfortunately, the game isn't Xbox-branded like it predecessors.
Acer's first Windows 8.1 smartphone, the low budget Liquid M220, will be heading to the US via Microsoft Stores this June, with a promised upgrade to Windows Phone 10 when it launches later this year.
Thomas Nigro, one of the developers of the VLC app for Windows, has offered a quick overview on the latest update, which includes changes to the UI, as well as new features and fixes.
Microsoft has rolled out the latest update to its Xbox Music app on Windows Phone 8.1, adding a couple of (fairly minor) new features, which the company says "addresses some top feedback" from users.
Cortana is reportedly getting a new feature and the digital assistant can now help you get some deals by offering promotional coupons for stores and restaurants near your location.
Microsoft has released a new Windows 10 for phones build 10052 to Fast ring users; this build is a small update to build 10051, which was released a few days ago.
An unreleased build of of Windows 10 for Phones has found its way into the hands of someone outside the walls of Redmond and the user has created a hands on video of the new features.
PayPal Here is back in the Windows Phone store after issues cut its original launch short. The app allows you to use credit and debit cards with the attachable mobile card reader.
Are you bored of the Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones' design? A Windows Phone enthusiast has created a concept of what he believes could be the ideal OS, a design which may please everyone.
SmartThings has released an update for their home automation app for Windows Phone and it adds firmware installation options, a revamped SmartSetup Screen, light dimming options, and more.
Rudy Huyn released a new "6discover" app to the Windows Phone Store less than 24 hours ago, but now he has been contacted by the company's lawyers regarding the legal implications of the app.
Popular Xbox game publisher for Windows and Windows Phone, Game Troopers is about to publish a new game for the platform titled "What In The World?", which may be released sometime this May.
LG appears to be working on a new Windows Phone Verizon and Neowin has been sent a picture of the device; no word on when the phone will launch but it hopefully won't be too far off.
Microsoft seems to be concentrating on the mid to low end of the smartphone recently, and today another Lumia in that category has been announced, the Dual SIM Lumia 540.
HTC's chief financial officer has said that the company is 'working closely' with Microsoft to develop its first Windows 10 handset, and says that more details will be revealed this summer.
In the latest build of Windows 10 for phones, Microsoft has shown that they are doing away with their design language in favor of a more utilitarian approach that is used within other ecosystems.
After installing the new Windows 10 preview for phones, some users were surprised to find that they could not enter their SIM PIN without the phone freezing - but we've got a few workarounds.
Update 2, or GDR2 as it's also known, was unofficially made available to a number of Lumia devices. It brings some UI changes, a new way of viewing Settings and support for new devices.
Comscore's monthly stats are in, showing slight gains for the market share of Windows Phone and Android and dips for Apple and BlackBerry in the USA during the 3 month period ending February 2015.
Two months after releasing its first Windows 10 preview for phones, Microsoft has finally rolled out a new build today - and the good news is that it's available to almost the entire Lumia range.
While Microsoft has released build 10051 of the Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones with many new features, it has fixed some annoying issues that were present in the previous build as well.
Having announced the release of the new Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones today, Microsoft has documented some of the most significant known issues in the new version, build 10051.
An update for Windows 10 for phones is just around the corner, but new images of the update have already leaked, showing the new task switcher, Outlook calendar, Outlook email and People app.
Microsoft has received a patent that allows a mobile device to boot more than one operating system, as well as individual parts of different operating systems to allow for specific functionality.
Microsoft has announced the launch of its new Windows Phones in the UK: the 5-inch Lumia 640, which will be priced from £99.99 off-contract; and the 5.7-inch Lumia 640 XL, priced from £219.
Microsoft's entry-level Windows Phone, the Lumia 435, is now available from EE for just £24.99 with a £20 pay-as-you-go top-up, offering a 4-inch display, front and rear cameras, 1GB RAM and more.
Microsoft has released the mid-range Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL in India. Both phones are the first to come with Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 pre-installed which offers bluetooth keyboard compatibility.
Kabam has decided to discontinue Windows Phone app development stating that the company is "concentrating its resources on the biggest market opportunity", mainly Android and iOS.
You can now buy the Lumia 640 in the United Kingdom for £170, although it's only available in orange and black, with no sign of the cyan option revealed at last month's Mobile World Congress.
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