With its latest update, Bing for Android is turning into a pretty useful little app. While most Android users are loathe to use a competitor’s engine, and Google’s search dominance is well established, Microsoft is approaching the game from another angle. It is offering users a simple, clean interface with a heavy emphasis on images.
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Microsoft’s nine new hardware partners may have to pay significantly less in Windows Phone license fees
Microsoft is currently in discussions with nine new hardware vendors to create Windows Phone devices. While only two of them, LG and Lenovo, are well known in North America (and the latter only moderately), the mobile OS is blowing up in parts of Europe, Asia and South America. Much of that growth is owed to
Though Microsoft isn’t going whole-hog on the announcements today, they’re giving a bit of a preview of what’s to come this spring. In addition to letting users know that Facebook Messenger is coming to Windows Phone over the next few weeks, Joe Belfiore, overseer of the platform at Microsoft, announced that new hardware partners are
During Microsoft’s Mobile World Congress keynote in Barcelona, the company announced that Facebook Messenger will be coming to the Windows Phone 8 devices sometime over the next few weeks. Joe Belfiore, Microsoft’s VP of Windows Phone, stated that “Facebook Messenger is probably one of the most requested individual apps we have our customers asking for.”
The Windows Phone 8.1 leaks have been steady ahead of a possible reveal at BUILD in April. First came news of a Spartan-worthy voice assistant similar to Siri, followed by an SDK that revealed VPN support and tighter integration with Windows RT. We even got a sneak peek of a swipe enabled keyboard yesterday. If
Microsoft SkyDrive is now OneDrive, and the company is pushing its cloud agenda (if there is such a thing) very hard. In addition to launching a new way to earn up to 8GB of storage on the web (on top of the 7GB you get for free when signing up), Microsoft has updated its OneDrive
If this is the future of Windows, I like it. Microsoft announced today that on top of updating its many Bing apps for Windows Phone, and introducing a few new ones, the company will begin synchronizing content between mobile and PC. As we’ve learned from previous leaks, Windows Phone and Windows 8 are set to
Skype has admitted many times that its cross-platform messaging synchronization left a lot to be desired — or didn’t exist at all. More recently, the Microsoft-owned VoIP service has been working to overhaul the peer-to-peer infrastructure that left it open to ridicule — and frustration — in the first place. Because Skype’s lineage was built
Though the official announcement isn’t slated until April, when Microsoft will host its annual Build conference, juicy details of the company’s next version of Windows Phone have been revealed. Windows Phone 8.1, like Windows 8.1 on the desktop side, is reportedly set to put Microsoft’s mobile OS on equal footing, both in terms of features
In late 2012, Microsoft held a big party to launch its Canadian flagship store at Yorkdale Mall. With new outlets popping up all over North America, the company is trying to make a name for itself in retail by bringing together its biggest brands, Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox, Office, OneDrive (aka SkyDrive), in one area.