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2 years ago

Lumia 620, 720 and 820 begin getting Lumia Cyan; Russian Federation and Ukraine finally get updates too

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The Lumia Cyan and Windows Phone 8.1 updates are going wider in the last few days. Over the last 24-hours, numerous tips have been coming in regarding wider availability of the updates for users who are still on Windows Phone 8.0.

Of interest is seeing the Lumia 520 go wider, especially in the Asia Pacific region and some countries in Africa. The Lumia 620, 720 and 820 are also seeing releases concentrated in Europe, for now. Finally, those who reside in the Russian Federation and Ukraine are getting their first taste of the Cyan as the Lumia 625, Lumia 1020, and Lumia 1320 are now getting updates in those areas.

Did your carrier make the cut? See our recent additions below, or head to our full tracker to see everything thus far.

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2 years ago

Windows Threshold technical preview expected late September

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2 years ago

Minimalist Atmosphere Weather jumps from Windows Phone to Windows as a universal app

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Much like Wunderlist, which as a universal app is built on the same code for Phone and Windows 8.1, highly praised Atmosphere Weather is now available for your tablet or PC. Leveraging the unique opportunity for developers who can target both platforms, Atmosphere Weather brings the same elegant form and functionality to the larger screen.

The app is brand new to the Store, just launching this morning. Assuming you bought the 99 cent version for Windows Phone, there is no new purchase for the Windows 8.1 one as the 'pay once, get everywhere' model applies to this release.

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2 years ago

EE in hot water over 'priority answer' customer service

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UK carrier EE is being criticized for its new customer service system that allows some customers to pay to jump to the front of the call line. If you agree to a 50p fee, you will be able to speak to the next available representative rather than wait in line like everyone else. The move has sparked outrage, with many customers taking to social media, lambasting the carrier. EE still promises take calls as rapidly as possible:

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2 years ago

Soaper Coaster, fun in the tub with your Windows Phone

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We've got endless runner games, endless jumper games and now an endless surfer game. Soaper Coaster takes you to the world's longest bathtub for a challenging game where you must provide a steady supply of waves to guide a rubber duck over, under and past various bathtub hazards. You've got your common hazards such as hair dryers, frayed wires, soap dishes and then you have the not so common hazards such as enemy rubber ducks armed with laser canons.

Available for low-memory devices, the game includes upgrades for your duck to increase its awesomeness and an online leaderboard. It may take you a few tries to get used to the controls but overall Soaper Coaster isn't a bad time waster of a game.

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2 years ago

Xbox One SmartGlass Beta update lets you post status updates to your activity feed

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2 years ago

Wunderlist beta now available for Windows

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2 years ago

Deal of the Day: 50% off Nokia 1.3A Micro USB Wall Charger

2 years ago

Massive Xbox One update with new social features rolling out to preview members

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There's a new Xbox One OS update rolling out right now to those in the Xbox preview program. Earlier this week at Gamescon, Microsoft detailed some new features coming to Xbox One. Some of those future features include a revamped Friends section, a powerful media player and more. That update isn't ready for general consumers yet, but select Xbox One members are installing the new update now.

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2 years ago

Microsoft Research app WindUp brings temporary messages to Windows Phone

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2 years ago

Despite strategy shift, Xbox Entertainment Studios may still be alive and kicking

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After taking the helm of Microsoft, CEO Satya Nadella had laid out a vision that would see the closure of the Xbox Entertainment Studios division through layoffs and cost cuts. However, as it turns out, the studio, which would be responsible for exclusive video content for the Xbox platform, isn't quite dead yet and there may still be some life left.

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2 years ago

Cut and Hack for Windows Phone gains Survive mode and more in new update

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2 years ago

IDC claims Windows Phone's worldwide market share drops to 2.5 percent

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2 years ago

Microsoft talks about Internet Explorer rebranding debates, hints at UserVoice feedback

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2 years ago

Mobile Nations podcast changes and updates!

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Mobile Nations podcast changes and updates!

We're going to be making some changes to the podcasts we do here at Mobile Nations — Android Central, CrackBerry, Connectedly, iMore, and Windows Phone Central. That'll no doubt excite some people and upset others, but our single, unwavering goal is to make better shows that you'll enjoy even more. We want to respect your time and your interests, we want to stay focused and stay relevant, So, with all of that in mind, here's what's changing!

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