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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.
Nokia is rolling out updates for HERE Maps on Windows Phone, with improved 3D landmarks, more detailed maps in smaller countries, and individual addresses visible on maps in more parts of the world.
Microsoft is now rolling out its latest update to the Skype app on Windows Phone 8 and 8.1, finally introducing the ability to send and receive photos with other users from within the app.
Days after rolling out a massive overhaul of its Xbox Video app on Windows 8.1, Microsoft has now updated the app on Windows Phone too, bringing a range of improvements and bug fixes.
BlackBerry has announced that its BBM messaging app is now available to download for all users from the Windows Phone Store, just a few weeks after it was first released as a beta.
Uber, which connects passengers with background-checked private drivers, has launched its official app for Windows Phone - the latest big addition to the platform as the 'app-gap' continues to close.
An updated version of OneDrive has been released for Windows Phone - including WP7.5 - bringing a range of improvements, including the ability to download and choose where to save your files.
Microsoft has delisted a wave of Windows and Windows Phone games it published from the Windows and Windows Phone stores, including several well-received titles such as "Rocket Riot."
The BBC has launched a new iPlayer Radio app for Windows Phone, almost two years after its launch on iPhone - but the app is simply a web wrapper, and lacks features available on other platforms.
Rudy Huyn, one of the best third-party Windows Phone developers, is calling out companies for not promoting their apps for Microsoft's smartphone platform with a new Twitter campaign.
After years of waiting, Roku has released an official Roku application for Windows Phone 8 and 8.1. The app allows WP users the ability to control their Roku devices using a Windows Phone device.
Microsoft's Facebook app for Windows Phone has been updated with a new redesign as well as the ability to upload videos, a feature that was previously missing from the app.
A year after its launch on Windows Phone 8, the BBC iPlayer app has received a major update today, with the addition of live TV and an improved interface - but BBC Radio content has been removed.
The first images of the debut Windows Phone device made by new OEM Prestigio's have been leaked, showing a mid-range smartphone with a rather thin case design.
Spotify has updated its Windows Phone app with a new design as well as several new features and the company's Radio mode. The update still doesn't include Spotify's free service, however.
Microsoft has released the second commercial for Nokia's former Devices and Services unit, which it purchased last month. The commercial shows off Nokia's long cellphone history.
Microsoft has released its first video-editing app for Windows Phone 8.1. Movie Maker, which is also available on Windows 8.1, is now available for download in the Windows Phone Store.
Microsoft has released an update for its Office Remote app for Windows Phone 8 devices, adding new features such as viewing the current slide as a thumbnail on the phone and more.
"Halo: Spartan Assault" is now a universal app in the Windows and Windows Phone stores, meaning users can purchase it in either store and receive a license for the game on both platforms.
Microsoft has included its Data Sense app in the Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview regardless of whether carriers include it in their standard updates or if they supported it in Windows Phone 8.
Users of the Windows Phone Preview for Developer program can expect to receive Windows Phone 8.1 "early next week," according to a tweet by Microsoft's Joe Belfiore.
Verizon Wireless is now taking pre-orders for the exclusive Samsung ATIV SE with Windows Phone 8. The latest smartphone with Microsoft's mobile OS will begin shipping next week.
Microsoft has announced universal Windows apps during BUILD 2014. a way to give developers a way to make just one app that will work across a number of different form factors.
Popular voice call application Viber has finally been updated for Windows Phone 8 to support calling phone numbers after nearly four months since its introduction on other operating systems.
BitTorrent has released the first version of its mobile BitTorrent Sync app for Windows Phone 8 devices, allowing users to sync their files from their desktop PC.
Microsoft has released a new update for its Blink photo app made for Windows Phone 8, with a revamped user interface and a number of new features, including quick switching between modes.
Facebook has launched its fully-featured standalone Messenger app for Windows Phone 8 devices after nearly two years since its launch on the Android and iOS mobile platforms.
Spotify has announced its plans to release a substantial update for the Spotify app on Windows Phone 8. The update will include new functionality but one feature is still conspicuously missing.
Microsoft announced nine new Windows Phone hardware partners on Sunday, including LG and Lenovo. LG previously made Windows Phone 7 devices, though it never made a Windows Phone 8 device.
The Unity game development company says over 2,000 Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 games and apps using its engine have now been submitted across both stores and offers more incentives to developers.
Microsoft quietly released a beta version of its Bing Health and Fitness app for Windows Phone 8 recently, adding one more Bing program to the company's mobile OS.
Nokia has announced it will launch the Lumia 1320 smartphone in the UK on February 24th, bringing the 6-inch device outside of the Asian market for the first time.
The Black update is finally available for the Lumia 920 and 820 on AT&T. This update includes a number of general improvements to the Windows Phone 8 OS and some Lumia exclusive features.
The Beats Music app for Windows Phone 8 has finally been released, offering yet another option to stream or download songs from a library of 20 million music tracks.
Microsoft has released a new version of its in-house developed Bing Sports app for Windows Phone 8, adding in new customization features for users to get the latest sports news.
Nokia's Lumia Black update - which includes Windows Phone 8 Update 3 - is now starting to roll out to the Lumia 625, although some features will not be compatible with the device's lower-end hardware.
The Nokia Lumia Icon, the next exclusive Windows Phone 8 handset from Verizon Wireless, is already on sale in China, with a claim that the smartphone is being imported from the U.S.
A hands-on video recorded by a Viatnamese user showing off the design and UI of a working Nokia Lumia 929 aka Icon has been uploaded to YouTube; No release information for the device is known yet.
Korean-based Bluebird has announced a new handset, the BM180, that its brochure claims can run Android 4.2 or Windows Embedded 8 Handheld, which uses the Windows Phone 8 core.
A new rumor claims Microsoft's "Cortana" digital assistant will launch in beta for Lumia developers in April, adding that it will be voiced by its namesake's Halo actress, Jen Taylor.
Nokia has just announced that they've started rolling out their Black update worldwide. Along with GDR3 features this update brings folders and Nokia exclusive apps such as Beamer and Storyteller.
A Microsoft PR rep confirmed in an interview that owners of Windows Phone 8 devices will be able to upgrade them to Windows Phone 8.1 when it is released later this year.
A page on the Verizon Wireless website went live briefly today which seems to confirm the carrier will soon be putting the Nokia Lumia Icon, formerly known as the Lumia 929, on sale soon.
Microsoft has released new Windows Phone 8 "Update 2" and "Update 3" emulators this week for app developers, including adding support to test apps in 1080p resolution.
Nokia will start pushing out its customized version of Update 3 for Windows Phone 8 better known as "Lumia Black" in China starting next week; More countries are expected to follow in coming months.