Microsoft might be close to launching a gold colored version of its Lumia 830 in China, if some recently leaked images from a Weibo account are accurate. The announcement could come sometime on January 8.
It looks like budget phone OEM Yezz has been listening to customers. If there is one complaint about budget Windows Phones in the US that are not Lumias, it is the lack of LTE. The newly announced Yezz Billy 5S (nice Apple riff) brings LTE, a larger 5-inch display and more.
Previously, Yezz had two Windows Phones available, the Billy 4 and Billy 4.7, neither of which garnered fantastic reviews.
The Billy 5S LTE also appears to sport the new Snapdragon 410 series as it comes with an Adreno 306 GPU (the Snapdragon 400 has an Adreno 305). Moreover, the Yezz Bill 5S LTE also has a 13 MP rear camera and an impressive 5 MP front-facing camera.
The Consumer Electronics Association has launched the official CES Mobile app on Windows Phone, just in time for CES 2015. This is the app's first year on Windows Phone, and is the perfect companion for those attending CES 2015.
Update: Sorry guys, looks like this is still the beta release. While the link appears to have been leaked, this version is not meant for the public and it should not be considered the big, official release for this app. Stay tuned for the official version, which should address many issues that people are experiencing.
Versatile media player VLC is now available publicly for Windows Phone. The app has been in private beta for some time now, but can now be downloaded by all users from the Windows Phone Store.
Seagate has unveiled its lineup for CES 2015, including some new Wi-Fi-enabled hard drives that let you take your data anywhere. Personal Cloud drives offer high-capacity storage for all of your media, accessible from any device, such as a Windows 8 PC or tablet, while the Seagate Wireless extends the space on your mobile device. They also announced a new portable hard drive in the Seagate Seven, which is said by Seagate to be the world's thinnest portable hard drive.
When it comes to CES 2015, what happens in Vegas definitely does not stay in Vegas. Windows Central has landed and we'll be on the ground for the next week with our Mobile Nations colleagues to bring you the absolute best of everything that the annual Consumer Electronics Show has to offer.
But the experience goes beyond just the posts that hit the front pages. For the behind the scenes stuff and the complete CES experience you'll want to keep one eye on the socials, too. Here's all you need to follow Windows Central at CES 2015.
Made from multiple thermoacrylics, this Lumia 1520 skin case is highly elastic and resistant to oils. Say goodbye to annoying fingerprints! The back features a matte finish with a glossy edging that enhances the grip around your device. Yours today in black or white for just $4.95
Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One game or two on Twitch for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. Last week, we streamed Warframe and dished out prizes to 16 lucky viewers.
Tonight, we'll be playing Defense Grid 2 from Hidden Path Entertainment and 505 Games. We want you guys there, chatting along. So we're giving out Xbox One, Playstation 4, and Steam codes for the game!
Just follow me on Twitch.tv/Eastxtwitch, watch along, and participate in chat for your chance to win. You can also watch the event right here live or after the fact.
A lot can happen in a week. New apps join the Windows Phone Store or Windows Store. Your favorite apps can get a big update with a new look or new features. Device rumors come and go. Seven days might not seem like much, but it can be an eternity in the tech news cycle. Every week we're going to compile the biggest stories into one post, so you never fall behind – In Case You Missed It (ICYMI).
Flipboard is a popular app that grabs content from several sources and presents them in a magazine format. The Windows Phone version has just received a small update today, following a similar tiny update that was issued a few days ago. Today's update brings the version number up to 2.5.2, but we don't have a new changelog to go along with the download.
Windows Central Roundup: Windows Phone Collection - New Year's Checklist
We have touched on several of the Windows Phone Store Collections over the past year and for those not familiar, these collections are an assemblage of Windows Phone apps and games from a particular theme or genre. Such as Disney games, shopping apps and children's games.
These collections are great for those just learning their way around the Windows Phone Store and for the more seasoned Windows Phone users who might need a few friendly suggestions on an app or gaming title.
With the New Year only being a few days old, for this week's roundup we are turning our sights on the New Year's Checklist collection for this week's Windows Phone roundup. This collection contains Windows Phone apps that might help your New Year's Resolution last a little while longer. The collection has apps to help you with your fitness, finance, organization and other goals that are popular themes for resolutions.
This polycarbonate case comes in one piece that wraps around the sides of your device leaving complete access to your display, camera, ports and buttons. The back sports a unique texture that enhances your overall grip with an Amzer logo at the bottom. Yours today for just $7.95
The Windows 10 Technical Preview has started showing up in the operating system market share numbers from Net Applications, in their recently revealed statistics for December. However, those same numbers display a loss in market share for Windows 8.1.
Today is the final day to buy a new Xbox One console for the price of $349 (without Kinect) or $449 (with Kinect). Microsoft's $50 holiday price cut, which began in early November, will end after today, January 3, as the company reminded us earlier this week.
Bing was unavailable for a short while on January 2, and it looks like a bad code update from Microsoft may have caused the outage. Citing an unnamed source, Reuters mentioned that Microsoft struggled to roll back the changes once the update was live, which led to the short interruption of its search services.
Developer 343 Industries and publisher Microsoft continue to update the Halo 5 Guardians multiplayer beta for the Xbox One just a few days after its launch. Today, the developer announced that it will add a new game type, Breakout, to the beta, along with some other content.
Happy New Year! I hope everyone is starting 2015 on a happy and healthy note. As for me, I am kicking off the first week of the year fresh with five apps I just discovered this week.
Some are useful, some are fun, and some could be a little bit of both. Enjoy the first 5 Intriguing Apps of 2015.
Another year kicks off, and another bout of the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) is Las Vegas, Nevada is set to begin as well. Next week, the world's largest tech companies and reporters are descending on Vegas for nearly a week of next-gen technology announcements, and we will be there.
CES is always a bit fun as it serves as a barometer for where technology is going in that year. So, what do we expect for CES 2015? Let's find out.