From Android 5.0 and Windows 10, to the Apple Watch, Microsoft Band, OnePlus One, Google antitrust allegations and the console wars, we look back at highlights from the year's top tech news on Neowin.
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"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.
After launching its first Windows tablet earlier this year, iBall is now selling its first Windows Phone too - the Andi 4L PULSE, which has an ultra-affordable price tag of just Rs.4,899 ($77).
Microsoft has formally announced that the rollout of its Lumia Denim update has begun for a "limited number of devices in selected markets", with a wider rollout scheduled for early January.
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.
Sprint's HTC 8XT may no longer be on sale but the handset is still set to receive at least one major upgrade still. According to HTC the handset will see the Windows Phone 8.1 update this month.
Microsoft's '12 Days of Deals' holiday promotion is in full swing and today, the company is offering the BLU Win HD Windows Phone starting at $99 in store or $129 online.
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.
Domino's Pizza has introduced Cortana voice interaction support to its Windows Phone app in the UK and Ireland, and has also added SmartGlass device support for its Xbox One app.
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.
For less than $100, you can now buy the Microsoft Lumia 635 4G Windows Phone, and a 7-inch Windows 8.1 tablet, with a free one-year Office 365 subscription and unlimited OneDrive online storage.
Windows Phone 8.1 on the Lumia 925 and 1020 not only introduced awesome new features such as a notifications screen, it also brought with it stability issues, and now Microsoft has acknowledged this.
PayPal is bringing its Here mobile app and credit card reader - which plugs into a phone via its 3.5mm headphone jack - to Windows and Windows Phone 8.1, with a pilot program launching in early 2015.
Microsoft's low-cost Lumia 635 4G Windows Phone usually costs around $100, but it will be available for just $39.99 on Black Friday - even more affordable than the entry-level Lumia 530.
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's chief experience officer (and former head of Windows), Julie Larson-Green, was asked if Cortana would be made available on other operating systems, replying, "The short answer is, yeah."
Microsoft unveiled its new low-cost Windows Phone, the Lumia 535, today - but does its launch make any sense alongside the cheaper Lumia 530, and where does it leave the more expensive Lumia 630?
Microsoft has unveiled a new handset they're calling the Lumia 535. The new handset will come in either single or dual SIM configuration and will be available in November for €110 or $136 USD.
Ahead of the launch of Microsoft's Lumia 535 tomorrow, our sources have furnished us with information to help us get a better idea of what the affordable new Windows Phone will offer.
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.
AT&T will launch the Lumia 830 on Nov 7, priced at $99.99 on a two-year plan, or $449.99 off-contract - more costly than some had expected, although AT&T is (temporarily) offering a free Fitbit Flex.
Reports are coming in that some Samsung ATIV S users are getting notification updates on their handsets and Windows Phone 8.1 is finally being delivered. However this seems to be limited for now.
Microsoft's Joe Belfiore has said that the company is working with Verizon on testing the Windows Phone 8.1 and Lumia Cyan update, but added they "aren't sure how long it will take" until it's ready.
A cyan (or "blue") version of the Lumia 735 'selfie phone' has been exclusively launched at Carphone Warehouse - and in fact, it's so exclusive that even Microsoft doesn't list the option on its site.
Microsoft launched its Lumia 830 last month, referring to the device as its 'affordable flagship'. Ahead of our full review, we take a closer look at what the new Windows Phone has to offer.
Archos' first Windows Phone, the 40 Cesium, is now on sale, offering budget-sensitive buyers a 4-inch display, front and rear cameras, 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200, a 1950mAh battery and more, for just €89.
An Alcatel executive says Windows Phone is best suited to lower-end devices rather than flagships, and that carriers agree, adding that Microsoft's Windows 10 will be a milestone for mobile computing.
Microsoft's entry-level Windows Phone, the Lumia 530, can now be purchased for just £29.95 as a pay-as-you-go upgrade, or for £49.95 with a new pay-as-you-go SIM, plus a mandatory one-off £10 top-up.
Windows App Studio Beta has been updated to support app localization in 9 international languages other than English and now allows sideloading apps on Windows Phone 8.1.
Microsoft unveiled the Lumia 735 - its new 4G Windows Phone for the selfie-obsessed - a few weeks ago. Ahead of our full review, we look at some highlights of what the affordable handset has to offer.
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.
T-Mobile has confirmed that it will launch Microsoft's low-cost Lumia 530 later this month, priced at $79.20 - but the device will also be available via Best Buy and Microsoft Stores from October 5.
Cricket Wireless will be the first US carrier to offer Microsoft's most affordable Windows Phone ever, the Lumia 530, and when it goes on sale tomorrow, it will cost just $49.99 with no contract.
Microsoft's new 4G Windows Phone, the Lumia 735, is now on sale in Ireland, Malaysia, Australia and in the UK, where it can be purchased off-contract from £199, or free on contracts from £17 a month.
Microsoft's Lumia 830 - which the company refers to as "the first affordable flagship" - will go on sale this week, featuring a 5-inch HD display, 10MP PureView camera, and a thin and light body.
Microsoft has confirmed that its new Lumia 830 will go on sale in China next month, with the latest Lumia Denim firmware on board, and support for the Chinese version of Cortana out of the box.
From bendy iPhones and the iOS mess, to Xbox One, Galaxy Notes, the cheapest Windows 8.1 tablet ever and The Fappening (Pt II), we look back at highlights from this week's top news on Neowin.
Microsoft is now rolling out its latest Windows Phone developer preview update, which includes support for HTC devices - and the Cyan update will be expanding to more Lumia handsets from today.
Microsoft's Lumia 735 - known also as the 'selfie phone', due to its impressive front-facing camera - will go on sale in the UK next week, with Cortana support and the latest Denim firmware on board.
Microsoft is now rolling out Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 - though not the Lumia Denim firmware - to its Lumia 930. Among other things, the update will enable Cortana on the device in the UK and China.
Yet another brand is joining the Windows Phone line-up: TrekStor, best known for its DataStation storage devices, has shown off its first WP handset, which is launching in November for under €150.
Owners of Verizon's HTC Windows Phone 8X will begin receiving the Windows Phone 8.1 Update sometime in late October, according to a tweet from the company's official Twitter account.
Blu has shown off its two new Windows Phones - the $89 Win JR and $179 Win HD - in official videos. Check out their specs and see them in action, to find out what they offer for their low price tags.
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.
Alcatel OneTouch has returned to Windows Phone with the POP 2, the first handset running Microsoft's mobile OS to feature a 64-bit processor, along with 1GB RAM, 4G connectivity and a low price tag.
Microsoft is offering a free one-year subscription to the New York Times Crossword app if you purchase a Surface Pro 3 directly from Microsoft before October 6th.
Alcatel OneTouch launched a Windows Phone 7.8 device back in 2012, but its chief marketing officer says it plans to return with tablets running Windows Phone, including a 10-inch device.
Blu is the latest brand to launch a Windows Phone, the Win JR, which is now on sale for just $89 off-contract, featuring a 4-inch display, front and rear cameras and quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200.
After announcing a family of Android tablets earlier this year, Polaroid is launching its first Windows Phone, the WinPro 5, with a 5-inch HD display, 1GB RAM, 8MP camera and a sleek 7.2mm-thick body.