From holo-wife and Evernote's no-no, to green Gates, Cortana everywhere, Surface savings, Android Lumias, and the end of the road for Google cars, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
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Neither the Lumia 520 or 525 were eligible for upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile - but a developer has managed to install one of the very newest Android versions onto both Windows phones instead.
AdDuplex's monthly report is in, and it shows that 78% of Windows phone users are on Windows Phone 8.1, the Lumia 535 is still the most popular Windows phone, and Anniversary Update adoption is up.
The latest AdDuplex data indicates that while Windows 10 Mobile is growing, a majority are already on the Anniversary Update. The company also gives us a peek at Windows 10's desktop usage.
While the Lumia 525 has already been abandoned by Microsoft and Nokia, this did not stop a developer from experimenting on it. He was able to port Android 6.0 Marshmallow on the three-year old device.
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.
AdDuplex has published its findings for this month's breakdown of Windows handset usage. Windows 10 Mobile keeps growing, while there is a new holder for the title of 'most popular Windows phone'.
A smartphone user, going by the alias 'Core Down', has successfully modified his Lumia 435 and 520 to include a huge Wi-Fi antenna and even a CPU fan to combat heating issues on the devices.
AdDuplex's latest stats show another big monthly increase in Windows 10 Mobile usage, and also reveal which is more popular between Microsoft's new Lumia 950 and 950 XL flagships in various markets.
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.
If you own a bricked handset that is the result of trying to rollback from Windows 10 build 10051, Microsoft now has a solution that will help you bring back your device to a working state.
Microsoft says it's 'temporarily pausing availability' for three handsets of its latest Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones, build 10051, after some devices were bricked while rolling back to 8.1.
The latest AdDuplex data shows that the low-end Lumia 630 is doing well in the market, and Windows 10 is already entering the charts thanks to the enthusiasm around the preview version of the OS.
After announcing yesterday that it intended to deliver the Denim update to all Indian devices by the end of the month, Microsoft has now pushed the firmware to four new devices.
You can now get the most popular Windows Phone ever, Microsoft's Lumia 520, brand new for just $29 off-contract - albeit locked to AT&T - but only a 'limited quantity' is available at this price.
The latest data from AdDuplex has revealed a further drop in Windows Phone 8 marketshare owing it to new 8.1 devices and the rollout of Lumia Denim, while Windows Phone 7 refuses to go away.
From free music and festive deals, to Lenovo's global recall, Flight Sim's return, the end of the Nexus 5 and the cheapest Windows Phone ever, we look back at highlights from the week's top tech news.
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.
The low-end Lumia 520, alongside the newer Lumia 635 are currently best-selling handsets on Amazon with some great prices while Microsoft is offering a shocking discount on a bundled Xbox One.
No stranger to low pricing, the Lumia 520, Microsoft's most affordable Windows Phone, is now available for just $39.99 off-contract - although only for the AT&T model, and only for today.
Microsoft announced today that the Nokia Lumia 520 - which has been sold for as little as $39.99 - is the best-selling handset in its price range, with sales of over 12 million units worldwide so far.
A police officer in Brazil has his Nokia Lumia 520 to thank this week for taking a bullet fired by a criminal. The smartphone was located in the officer's back pocket when the round impacted it.
The latest Windows Phone user statistics from the AdDuplex firm show that the budget priced Nokia Lumia 520 and 521 now claim over 50 percent of the U.S. market share for Microsoft's mobile OS.
The latest Windows Phone user statistics from the AdDuplex firm show that the budget priced Nokia Lumia 520 now has nearly a third of the market share for Microsoft's mobile OS.
Residents of the United States can now purchase an annual Xbox Music Pass and get a contract-free Lumia 520 or 521 at no extra cost in a limited time promotion at Microsoft's online and retail stores.
The latest report from AdDuplex claims that the budget priced Nokia Lumia 520 continues to dominate the market for all Windows Phone handsets, with a worldwide share of 30.8 percent.
Amazon is selling the Lumia 520 for $39.99 without a contract on AT&T. We suspect that this will be the lowest price that you will ever see for a new contract-less Windows Phone.
Microsoft is offering up a tantalizing deal for the Lumia 520 on Black Friday for $49 - and that is without a contract on AT&T. If you have wanted to try out Windows Phone, here is your opportunity.
The report from AdDuplex shows once more that Nokia's low-end handsets are the driving force behind the Windows Phone ecosystem. Devices like the Lumia 520 and 625 are pushing the platform forward.
Nokia has unveiled the Lumia 525, successor to the 520, the most popular Windows Phone so far. While RAM gets a welcome boost - now up to 1GB - there are few other improvements over its predecessor.
A new rumor from well known Internet leaker "evleaks" claims that Nokia will launch a new smartphone with the name Lumia 525, possibly as a variant of the Lumia 520.
Microsoft reveals that the world's best-selling Windows-based product right now isn't a PC or a tablet, but a Windows Phone: the entry-level Nokia Lumia 520, available from just $79 off-contract.
AdDuplex's Windows Phone stats for September show the budget priced Nokia 520 continues to be the number one smartphone that uses the OS on its ad network, with its usage recorded at 21.3 percent.
Australian network Telstra has cancelled pre-orders for Nokia's flagship Lumia 1020 citing "Nokia software issues", but hopes that its customers will accept a free Lumia 520 by way of apology.
A new study from Kantar Worldpanel claims that Windows Phone's share of the smartphone market has gone up to 8.2 percent in five key European markets, mainly because of lower priced Nokia phones.
We unbox and play around with the ZTE Open, the first device to launch with Firefox OS. Read our first impressions of the device and of the brand new OS. We'll also have a full review soon.
Many folks believe that having only 512 MB RAM on your phone leads to a sub-par experience but a recent report clearly shows this isn't the case when it comes to Windows Phone 8 games and apps.
As promised, we now have the full report from AdDuplex. the data shows that the Lumia 520 is the uncontested winner in the Windows Phone ecosystem and that low-end devices are the way forward.
Alan Mendelevich, CEO of AdDuplex, has just tweeted an interesting statistic: according to AdDuplex numbers, the recently launched and affordable Lumia 520 has become the most popular Windows Phone.
A new company is soon to join the (pretty exclusive) club of manufacturers building Windows Phone 8 devices - but in most parts of the world, there's a good chance you'll never have heard of Micromax.