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97% of active Windows phones are still Lumias; the Lumia 535 is the most popular; and 25% of handsets in Germany are on Windows 10 Mobile - these are just a few insights from the latest AdDuplex data.
Microsoft is dropping Skype support for older versions of Android, and as it focuses its development efforts on the Skype UWP app for Windows 10, older Windows Phone handsets will be left behind too.
AdDuplex data indicates that Lumias account for almost 99% of devices running Windows 10 Mobile - but growth of the new OS is already slowing. There's some interesting data on Surface usage too.
From this month, Windows Phone 8/8.1 users will no longer have access to banking services via Wells Fargo's app and mobile website - but a new app designed for Windows 10 is coming this month.
Microsoft has launched the latest version of its Office 365 Admin app for Android and Windows phones - and it will soon be available for iOS - with a new design and a range of UI improvements.
The latest monthly AdDuplex report indicates further modest growth for Windows 10 Mobile - but Microsoft's Lumia range continues to account for over 97% of all Windows handsets in use.
It's been a month since Microsoft announced the start of its official rollout of Windows 10 Mobile for some of its older Windows Phones. Have you upgraded your handset yet - and if not, why not?
AdDuplex has published its latest monthly breakdown of Windows handset usage, and it appears that some of Windows 10 Mobile's recent growth has come from the sale of new devices - not just upgrades.
Microsoft finally announced details of its long-awaited Windows 10 Mobile upgrade today, publishing a list of devices that can grab the update now - but it looks like some phones will be left behind.
Microsoft originally said it would begin upgrading older Windows Phones to Windows 10 Mobile in December - but after months of waiting, it's finally announced the beginning of its rollout.
HERE will be removing its apps, including Maps, from the Windows Store on March 29, and they will stop working on Windows 10 Mobile in June, while the Windows Phone 8 apps will no longer be updated.
Spotify will no longer support its Windows Phone application, according to a customer support representative for the firm. They did, however, hint at the possibility of a Windows 10 application.
AdDuplex has published its latest monthly breakdown of Windows handset usage, but admits that it erroneously overstated the proportion of devices running Windows 10 Mobile in recent months.
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AdDuplex's latest monthly stats show that Windows 10 Mobile has increased its share of Windows handset usage again - although the rate of growth has slowed, despite the availability of new devices.
There have been dozens of Windows handsets since Windows Phone 7 launched in 2010, and some have been truly impressive, often in very different ways. Which do you think is the best Windows phone ever?
The Windows Phone 8X was one of the 'signature' handsets for the launch of WP8 back in September 2012 - but HTC has said that it has no plans to upgrade the three-year-old device to Windows 10 Mobile.
Several non-Lumia Windows Phones - including some older models from Samsung, HTC and Huawei - have been tracked running Windows 10 Mobile, but that's no guarantee that they'll get official upgrades.
Microsoft said a couple of months ago that it would begin rolling out Windows 10 Mobile to existing Windows Phone 8.x devices in December - but it now says the rollout won't begin until early 2016.
Microsoft has recently updated its Certificate Trust List after private keys belonging to a digital certificate for its Xbox Live domain had been disclosed.
When Microsoft's former CEO Steve Ballmer recently criticized the company's Windows 10 Universal App strategy, it was apparently because of comments made by Satya Nadella.
The app-gap is still wide open; the Lumia 950 and 950 XL weren't designed 'just for fans'; and Windows Phone share has fallen to a new low. Things may yet improve, but let's be realistic about things.
AdDuplex's latest stats show that Windows 10 Mobile continues to grow in popularity, increasing from 5.7% to 7% since October. On the handset front, the Lumia 640 saw the biggest gains this month.
AdDuplex's latest stats show the Windows 10 Mobile preview continues to grow in popularity, as well as breaking down usage of entry-level, mid-range, and flagship-class Windows Phones in key markets.
The dialer app comes out of beta for Windows 10, as Truecaller continues to add features even to its Windows Phone 8 version.
Microsoft has discounted the price of its two Halo games in the Windows Store by up to 60%. Being a universal purchase, you can buy both the games for a total of $4.48 to play on your Windows devices.
Internet Explorer has often struggled with bugs and HP has just revealed four more, affecting only the mobile version of Internet Explorer and allowing remote execution of code on a device.
Microsoft confirms that support for Windows Phone's built-in group sharing feature, Rooms, will end next month, advising that users seeking similar functionality consider "an alternative solution".
ESPN has released a new official app for Windows Phone, replacing its outdated ScoreCenter app. The new app brings its Windows Phone offering on par with its Android and iOS apps.
With Microsoft's unveiling of the Lumia 640 and 640 XL earlier this week and with Windows 10 devices coming soon, is it time for Microsoft to consider a new naming scheme for its future devices?
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.
Microsoft is putting an end to unsupported devices installing the Windows 10 preview for phones in an attempt to stop users from bricking their phones.
Many excellent handsets have come and gone since Microsoft launched Windows Phone 7 Series in 2010 - but there have been a few disappointments too. What's your choice for the worst Windows Phone ever?
With the Lumia Denim rollout behind schedule, and a Windows 10 Mobile preview expected soon, it seems there may be no further Windows Phone updates until the new OS launches at the end of the year.
Once Samsung's Windows Phone flagship, the ATIV S has since been replaced by a newer model - but at just $109.99, the device may well present an interesting alternative to newer entry-level handsets.
"Minecraft: Pocket Edition" is a great game now out on Windows Phone, but if you want to play it, do it on a device with a large screen.
Netflix has given its Windows Phone app a facelift, bringing a new design and several new features that put the app on par with its versions on other platforms.
Just in time for Christmas, Microsoft's entry-level Windows Phone, the Lumia 520, has now dropped to its lowest price ever, with the AT&T model currently available for just $29 off-contract.
Almost two years after it launched on iOS and Android, the BBC Sport app is finally available on Windows Phone - although it's little more than a web wrapper, with many key features missing.
We take a look through the entire Lumia Windows Phone range, from the little-known Mexican Lumia 505 to the massive 1520 with its 6-inch display... and even the 719C - the so-called 'missing Lumia'.
Microsoft has said that all Lumia handsets running Windows Phone 8 onwards will be upgraded to Windows 10, and it has also mentioned the prospect of new handsets designed for Windows 10 on the way.
After the most recent update to OneDrive on Windows Phone introduced a new UI that has attracted criticism from its users, Microsoft has said that it will make changes, taking that feedback on board.
Windows Phone may not be perfect, but there's a lot to like, and it's come a long, long way since its earliest days. We take a look at five things that we love about Microsoft's mobile OS.
The Facebook Beta app on Windows Phone has been updated with the ability to edit comments, video upload support, and many other improvements to tagging, performance and more.
Microsoft has released the latest update to its Xbox Music app for Windows Phone 8.1, but if you were expecting that it would bring a long list of exciting new features, you'll be disappointed.
A week after inviting users to sign up to a beta of its new Opera Mini browser for Windows Phone, the company has now released the app as an open beta, available for anyone to download now.
Opera Mini will soon be available on Windows Phone, and the company is inviting users to sign up for the beta now, promising to use their feedback to create "the best browsing experience" on the OS.
BlackBerry's latest BBM release for Windows Phone finally drops its 'beta' tag - while the more secure BBM Protected service is coming this year to iOS and Android for an annual fee of $30 per device.