It looks like the Lumia Denim software upload is now starting to hit a few of Microsoft's smartphones in Europe. The Lumia-maker has published a support page for the Denim update where owners of Lumia devices in Europe can check their country and phone model to see if the update is available. For now, it looks like variants of the Lumia 625, Lumia 520, Lumia 530 and Lumia 1320 are starting to see Denim in select countries.
Earlier this morning, the Lumia Denim update began rolling out in China for numerous Lumia phones. A bit later, Microsoft published a video detailing the how to get the update on their YouTube channel (it was posted earlier on their support site). Now, Windows Central is receiving reports from users that Lumia Denim is rolling out on a broader scale.
Unfortunately, Microsoft has not made an official announcement about the update, unlike Nokia in the past. Likewise, the official update page does not yet reflect the Lumia Denim update, making verification a problem. The third issue is there is a bug with Extras + Info that causes false-positives for the Lumia Denim update. All three are making this job of verifying the true Lumia Denim update slightly challenging.
Endless running games are starting to feel the same, but something hit the Windows Phone Store that feels a bit different. Soccer Runner introduces a football element to the usual gameplay found on Subway Surfers. Run, jump, slide, break, dodge, and score goals in this unique endless runner. Want to see some gameplay? Watch our hands-on video with the Lumia 930!
We are continuing on with our 12 Days of Hidden Gems series this week, focusing on the emerging world of IoT (the Internet of Things). We have spent the first few days looking at fitness accessories that work well with Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone with day one looking at the Misfit Shine fitness tracker and day two covering the Wellograph fitness watch.
Today is day 3, and we are featuring the Fitbit Charge.
Microsoft is reporting there are now about 450,000 "highly active" users of their Windows 10 Technical Preview, out of 1.5 million users who have signed up for the Windows Insider program. Those folks with the "highly active" label are using Windows 10 every day.
There's been a flurry of carrier-themed guides for best phones crossing the front page of Android Central lately. We wanted to round them all up for you here and give a bit of insight to our thinking when putting them together. Windows Phone makes an appearance on a few lists, and there's a good chance of more finding their way onto these round-ups over time.
Developers making Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 apps with Microsoft's Windows App Studio can now import games and apps made with the TouchDevelop language as a data source as part of the latest update for the web-based app creation tools.
Microsoft has promised that the Lumia Denim update would kick off before the end of the year. This morning, updates reportedly have started in China and our bet is more carriers and phones will begin getting this new firmware and OS update soon.
Earlier this week, Microsoft updated their Software Update page with a new video discussing the Lumia Denim update. Now, that same video has been published to YouTube, signaling a small but growing planned release.
Microsoft is launching the next version of their photo sharing app Xim for Windows Phone. Version 1.3 is bringing a handful of features to the app that will make it especially useful if you happen to own a device like the Xbox One.
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Ubisoft just pushed out a substantial holiday update for its superbly addicting game Hungry Shark Evolution.
Version 2.9 for Windows Phone is now live in the Store, and it features a Happy Holidays greeting when launching and the game itself has a few bonus features for Christmas time as well. Indeed, the update is so big that Ubisoft have a hilarious trailer to show off all of the holiday shark cheer, which is worth checking out.
Microsoft is giving away a Christmas package for those who get nominated as someone's Christmas Star. The company will be bundling the Surface Pro 3, the Lumia 925, the Xbox One, as well as the choice of latest software suites. All that's required for those who reside in the UK to do is nominate their chosen star.
5 Minute Home Workout is a super-popular fitness app on competing platforms, and the developer has now released the app on the Windows Phone Store. The New Year is on the horizon, as is countless resolutions on losing weight and getting into shape. The festive food doesn't help matters, but this is where 5 Minute Home Workout comes into play.
Today's deal from the Microsoft Store as part of its 12 Days of Deals campaign is a free game with the purchase of a 4GB Xbox 360, but what about on Thursday, December 18? Today, the company revealed some deep price cuts planned for Windows 8.1 notebooks for that day only.
Microsoft kicked off their "Countdown to 2015" Xbox digital game sale this week, and today their new Daily Deal sees price cuts for two games, Costume Quest 2 and Tropico 5, that will last until the end of the day only.
Microsoft today released a new promotional video for its #MakeItHappen campaign by showcasing how it gave Lani and her family an unexpected holiday surprise by reuniting them all for the first time in 15 years. With its #MakeItHappen Lumia Windows Phone marketing campaign, Microsoft will help 31 people with their New Year resolutions for 2015.
Navmii is now available for Microsoft's Windows Phone. The turn-by-turn navigation service offers offline usage and boasts more than 25+ Million Users Worldwide. The Windows Phone Store already features a number of quality navigation products, but heightened competition and improved choice is never a negative.