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Windows Phone 8.1's Cortana is Google Now Plus Siri

Today at the Build Developer Conference, Microsoft is showing off the newest version of its phone OS, Windows Phone 8.1. And now, Windows Phone now has its own personal assistant: Cortana. Read More >>

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Rumour: Nokia X Android Phone a Super-Cheap Budget Model

New specs have appeared giving us a look inside the Nokia X Android model, suggesting it'll be a very low-spec budget phone. Conspiracy theorists might even suggest Nokia's making a rubbish Android phone on purpose, to make its WP models look better in comparison. Read More >>

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Everything We Know So Far About Nokia's Android Phone, Normandy / Nokia X

Leak after leak after leak out of Nokia's labs recently all-but confirms one thing -- the Finnish smartphone manufacturer is dabbling in the dark arts of Android, its Windows Phone interests (and close relationship with Microsoft) be-damned. With fresh rumours circulating this morning, we felt it was high-time to pull together everything we know on Nokia's latest experiment. Read More >>

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Samsung Eyeing Up Another Stab at High-End Windows Phone Handsets

Samsung's biggest mobile successes have been planted firmly in rich Android soil, but it looks as though the company hasn't given up on Windows Phone yet. A high-end Windows Phone 8 handset from Sammy looks to be on the way, after a number of details hit the web. Read More >>

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Nokia's Massive Lumia Black WP8 Update Now Live

Nokia's rather large update for its Windows Phone 8 devices is now live for users around the world, introducing Nokia Refocus and many more changes to the camera app, Bluetooth LE to all WP8 devices, RAW photo support and much more. That pioneering 10 per cent of smartphone users are about to have a good day. Find out what to expect here. Read More >>

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RAW Photo Support is Just One of the Features in Nokia's Black Update

The latest update to Nokia's Windows Phone build (which expands upon Microsoft's GDR3 release), named Black, brings with it some features you may be surprised to learn Nokia handsets didn't already contain...but here's a big one for you: It also brings RAW support, not available on any smartphone before. Read More >>

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Nokia's Lumia 1520 and 1320 Are 6-Inch Windows Phones Beasts (Updated With Hands-On)

The phablet world just saw two new monsters roar into town -- Nokia's mammoth 6-inch, 1080p resolution-screened phone, the Gorilla Glass 2-displayed 1520, and a lower-specced 1320. With a third column of live tiles, there'll be ample homescreen space for adding new Windows Phone 8 apps Vine and Instagram (yes, really) shortcuts. Updating live... Read More >>

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Windows Phone 8 Update Supports 5 and 6-Inch Displays

Microsoft is rolling out a third update for Windows Phone 8—the most distinctive feature of which is support for 5- and 6-inch displays at 1080p resolution. Brace yourselves for monstrous Windows phones. [Microsoft] Read More >>

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Windows Phone 8 Finally Gets Support For 1080p

Windows Phone 8 is finally getting support for 1080p, in the third update to the platform, announced today. Read More >>

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Microsoft Asked HTC to Put Windows Phone in HTC Android Phones

According to Bloomberg, Microsoft has asked HTC to put Windows Phone in more HTC phones. Specifically, HTC Android phones. The report says that the head of Microsoft's operating systems unit Terry Myerson asked HTC last month to "load Windows Phone as a second option on [Android] handsets." Read More >>

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Did This Random Craigslist Phone Just Spill the Beans on WP8 Updates?

Want the latest software updates for your phone? You can just wait like a pleb, or you can go buy handsets on Craigslist and hope to get lucky. Apparently Windows Phone Central user xs2k did the latter when he just happened to buy a phone with the latest, unreleased Windows Phone 8 OS on it. Read More >>

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Got a WP8 Nokia Lumia? Check For Updates

Anyone with a Windows Phone 8-packing Nokia Lumia should be getting the long-awaited "Amber" update right about now, which brings with it all sorts of new fun toys. The Smart Camera app, the Pro Camera app (only for 920 and 925), and a load of basic camera enhancements are bundled in there, as well as a new lockscreen, some more gestures, and a heap of other fixes. Read More >>

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Instagram Is Deleting Photos (and Accounts?) From Unofficial WP App

So, this stinks. Instagram is now deleting all images uploaded through the popular Windows Phone 8 app Instance — even though there still isn't an official Instagram app for WP8. Read More >>

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Windows Phone Just Got Instagram (Sort Of)

So hidden in Nokia's announcement of some new apps for its Lumia line was a little announcement about Hipstamatic. It's making a lens app for Nokia, and it can share your photos to other social networks. Including Instagram. So, essentially, Windows Phone just got its first real Instagram app. Read More >>

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Rumoured Nokia Lumia 1020 Spec List Suggests 41-Megapixel Sensor for Windows Phone 8

A supposed spec sheet for the forthcoming Nokia Lumia 1020 has popped up online, confirming, if it's to be believed, that the 1020 will indeed be a photography-themed device, powered by a 1.5Ghz dual-core Snapdragon chipset on a modest 4.5-inch 1280 x 768 display. Read More >>

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Leaked Windows Phone Screenshots Finally Show a Notification Centre

Windows Phone 8 is pretty, and there's a lot of things to like about it. But for every one of those there's a glaring absence. Hopefully one of those is soon to disappear, leaked screenshots of an internal build of the OS shows that there's finally a notification centre, presumably coming soon. Read More >>

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