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It’s OK to still enjoy using Windows Phones in 2017

My first personal tablet was a BlackBerry Playbook – yes – one of those doomed devices of yore. When I used it I wasn’t aware of tech news as much, I used the device to browse the internet, read books, listen to music and research and write list based articles back in the day. BlackBerry […]

Microsoft’s 10Q SEC filing confirms investment in Windows Phone has ended

We wrote 2 das ago on a second-hand report from Microsoft watcher Paul Thurrott saying ‘Microsoft’s wind-down of its phone business is “expected to be completed by the end of the current fiscal year.”‘ Now Microsoft’s official 10Q SEC filing, which is a legal document which is required to be accurate, has also confirmed the lack […]

Windows Phone Is Dead and Surface Sales are Slipping

Microsoft's overall quarterly results were excellent, but the company's hardware divisions were a different story. Decline in the Xbox market is expected, but a huge drop in Surface sales doesn't look good. Meanwhile, Windows 10 Mobile is barely on life support. The post Windows Phone Is Dead and Surface Sales are Slipping appeared first on ExtremeTech.

OnePlus 3T is the best Android phone for Windows Mobile converts

For Windows phone users looking to switch platforms, it can be very hard to find the right Android smartphone. We recommend the OnePlus 3T. Here's why. A lot of Windows phone users these days are switching to Android or iOS. Although that's unfortunate, we understand why it is happening and want to help. Show More Summary

MSPoweruser Podcast 45: Microsoft’s Q3 earnings, Windows Phone updates & tricks, and a Windows 10 smartwatch

Microsoft’s Q3 earnings are here, and most areas are looking fine – with two exceptions. Additionally, we’ve got the low down on how to get your unsupported on Insider builds, as well as a way to simulate Night Light. You can check out some of the articles relevant to this week’s episode below. Microsoft reports […]

Microsoft says the Windows Phone retrenchment to end in June

Everything plan comes to an end. Sometimes it’s because that plan has failed, sometimes it’s because the plan has changed, and sometimes its because the plan has succeeded. The later is the case with Satya Nadella’s retrenchment plan for Windows Phone, started almost 2 years ago. The new Microsoft CEO was never a fan of […]

Unsupported Windows Phones Can Get Windows 10 Updates

Although Microsoft's efforts to break into the smartphone market have not gone to plan, they are still pushing out updates for the platform. MSPowerUser reports that even though many devices are no longer eligible for feature updates, they can get other cumulative updates. More »      

Using Android in the Microsoft ecosystem

Is it possible to comfortably use an Android while living in the Microsoft ecosystem? More and more people are switching from Windows phone every day. I can tell, because people are constantly asking me which platform they should go for between iOS and Android. Show More Summary

Developers don't love Windows. Can Microsoft mend the relationship?

Microsoft's tumultuous mobile woes have not only affected consumers, but developers have suffered as well. The frustrated cries from disenchanted Windows phone fans are a familiar "sound" across the blogosphere. The deafening silence...Show More Summary

Microsoft will still let unsupported Windows Phones update to the Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 Creators Update for supported Windows Mobile devices two days ago, the firm has now released a guide for devices which are no longer supported by Microsoft updates moving forward. It is important to note that while these devices are no longer eligible for feature updates, they are still supported by […]

What does the 'death of Windows Phone' mean for Windows Central? An editor's response

Anxiety is in the air as Microsoft's mobile ambitions wane. Here is why if Windows phones are dead it won't matter to this site. Earlier this week we highlighted a fascinating question posed in our famously large and passionate forums: what, if anything, does the decline and Windows on the phone mean for the site? ...

Build 2.17.140 broke WhatsApp beta for Windows Phone, but there is a fix on the way

It seemed with the recent WhatsApp beta the end has come for WhatsApp on Windows Phone, with the app complaining that “your version of WhatsApp does not support” messages received. The bug seemed to particularly affect picture messages being sent, but also affected regular text. Build 2.17.140 of course introduced a scroll button to easily scroll […]

Do you still recommend Windows phones to family and friends?

Windows phone is currently between a rock and a hard place, but do you still recommend the platform to your friends? It wasn't all that long ago that I was comfortable with recommending Windows phone to my family and friends. I've been doing it since Windows Phone 8 launched in 2012, and until recently I didn't see a reason to change that. Show More Summary

Microsoft starts rolling out Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update release

Microsoft has started rolling out the Windows 10 Creators Update release to the dozen or so models of Windows Phones that will support the final version.

Should Windows Phone fans give up hope? #AskDanWindows 25

On this episode of #AskDanWindows I talk about the future (if any) for Windows 10 Mobile, should phone fans give up hope, and what should your next phone be if not a Windows one? Watch now and don't forget to subscribe! ...

Why have things gone so wrong for Windows phone?

Windows phone is suffering quite a lot right now. But why exactly is that? One question that we at Windows Central, and the good members of our community, have been wondering: Why exactly is Windows Phone having such a hard time right...Show More Summary

Microsoft’s Windows 10 Mobile Creator’s Update is a purely perfunctory update, but you should get it anyway

Microsoft is rolling out the Windows 10 Mobile Creator’s Update from today to the few remaining eligible Windows phone devices. While there isn’t enough to warrant a full review like we experienced with the Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary updates, there’s still some features worth highlighting. First and most importantly, Microsoft is […]

Windows Central Podcast 46: A Windows Phone Reset

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: We talk Creators Update for Mobile, whether another Windows phone reset is a good idea, Redstone 3 and more! Do you want to know when Redstone 5 and Redstone 6 is coming? We have the answers!...Show More Summary

How Microsoft could ensure 'Surface phone' success

Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella arrested the attention of tech pundits and Windows phone fans last year when he promised a Microsoft branded "ultimate mobile device." The statement followed an earlier claim by Nadella that Microsoft is not bringing another smartphone to market and will not follow competitors' smartphone rules. Show More Summary

What does the 'death of Windows phone' mean for Windows Central?

To say Windows Mobile isn't exactly thriving these days would be a massive understatement. Windows Central has traditionally covered a lot of Windows Mobile and Windows phones news and related stories. So what does the unfortunate state of Windows 10 Mobile mean for the website? At Windows Central, many of us still love our Windows phones. Show More Summary

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