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Microsoft has reportedly confirmed to its partners that it is finally planning to start rolling out its much-delayed Windows 10 Mobile upgrade for Windows Phone 8.1 handsets later this month.
Microsoft has updated its Windows Lifecycle Fact Sheet to indicate that OEMs have only a year more left before they starting clearing inventory of machines with Windows 7/8.1 pre-installed.
Microsoft is talking to partners, touting the benefits of Windows 10 and showing the operating system's defining features and selling points for regular users, small business and the enterprise.
A report claims that Microsoft's Windows with Bing program, designed to give OEMs zero-cost Windows licenses, may soon be limited to devices with screens under fourteen inches.
We take a look at the latest data on Microsoft's mobile ecosystem to note that the Lumia 630 is a success and is quickly becoming the top selling Windows Phone around the world.
According to a new interview the Android manufacturer, OnePlus is in talks with Microsoft with an eye on adopting Windows Phone for at least one of their devices but nothing's been settled just yet.
With so many manufacturers joining Windows Phone lately, it's been a bit difficult to keep up with all the new additions. Our handy guide offers you an overview of Microsoft's device partners.
Windows Phone hasn't been doing that great recently when it comes to marketshare. But that's not the full story and there are some indications that Windows Phone is actually about to go big!
After announcing nine new manufacturers for Windows Phone in February, and another two OEMs at BUILD last month, Microsoft has added two more companies to its list of Windows Phone hardware partners.
In a newly obtained document that was sent out to OEMs, Microsoft is pushing vendors to bundle OneNote as part of the core set of apps for the platform.
A new rumor claims Microsoft is cutting the prices of its Windows Phone license to device OEMs by as much as 70 percent, following word that the company is reducing Windows 8.1 OEM costs.
Microsoft says it's added nine hardware partners to Windows Phone, so we've taken a look at the new additions - including LG, ZTE, Lenovo... and some unfamiliar names such as Longcheer and Gionee.
Microsoft is denying yesterday's rumor that the company would be spending over $2bn on Windows Phone OEMs. Microsoft says they're doing cross-promotions but that the number is "complete fiction".
Microsoft has confirmed that a final version of its Windows 8.1 update will be delivered to manufacturers in late August, with the first devices featuring 8.1 on board launching this holiday season.
From Windows Vista through to Windows 8, Microsoft's OEM partners have been launching lacklustre designs and marketing them as sheets of specs. But that hasn't stopped Microsoft from trying.
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Systems makers are embracing Intel Corp.'s plans to accelerate the delivery of dual-core Xeon processors, saying they will have servers ready to go when the chips are available. Intel, of Santa Clara, Calif., on Monday...
Linux distributor Lindows.com Inc is to introduce a flat-fee licensing plan to computer manufacturers for its forthcoming LindowsOS operating system. In order to increase the number of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), system...
Thanks to oqwarrior for the heads up. From C|Net, Windows XP Service Pack 1 alpha builds have shipped to OEMs and eventually will include many enhancements to the core OS as well as...