The Nokia EOS Windows Phone, you know the one with the 41MP camera, is now rumored to be knighted the Lumia 1020. The rumor is coming from @evleaks, who has a pretty good track record with regards to Nokia rumors.
The EOS has also received the code name "Elvis" by AT&T, who is expected to be the first to offer the new Lumia Windows Phone. Which would make the Lumia 1020 a natural progression from the Lumia 820 and 920 which is also offered through AT&T.
Steam (steampowered.com) is yet to launch a Windows Phone companion app that enables PC owners who utilise the service to get social with friends and remain up-to-date with what everyone is currently up to. Numerous third-party apps have been published to the store and Steam Live Tile is yet another option to add to the list. In a nutshell the app allows users to add their own Steam profile, as well as any friends on the account to the start screen.
When Microsoft and Power A announced that the MOGA Pro Controller gaming accessory would support Windows Phone during GDC 2013 back in March, serious gamers were understandably excited by the news. Windows Phone 8’s improved Bluetooth accessory support was finally going to receive some of the accessory love that Windows Phone 7 always lacked.
To show off that support during GDC, Microsoft and its partners already had the indie game Drift Mania Championship 2 up and running on the show floor. Apparently it took Ratrod Studio less than a day to integrate that support into their game. But when the MOGA Pro Controller actually launched at the end of April, the game’s controller support was nowhere to be found. Windows Phone gamers who bought the controller had nothing to play it with.
Well, almost two months after the MOGA Pro Controller launched (and three months since GDC), Drift Mania Championship 2 has finally received the controller compatibility update!
Fhotoroom is a popular Windows Phone photo app that is part camera app, part photo editor and part photo sharing network. Fhotoroom is a distinctively well rounded Windows Phone photography app that recently reached a new milestone, passing the 2,000,000 download mark.
In it's first year, Fhotoroom reached the 1,000,000 download mark and just six months later, Fhotoroom has added another million downloads to the grand total. Not too shabby at all.
Dark Lands is an action/adventure game under development for Windows Phone that has you playing the role of a warrior tasked with running a gauntlet of sorts battling monsters and avoiding death traps.
Dark Lands is the creation of independent developer Mingle Games, who isn't a stranger to mobile gaming with several games available over on the iOS and Android platforms.The independent developer also has one title in the Windows Phone Store (Save the Birds) and is part of the Microsoft/Nokia sponsored AppCampus that is also bringing us Project Tripod.
In contrast, Dark Lands is... well... a darker game than Save the Birds that, based on what little we've seen, makes a very nice first impression.
We've been made aware of a handful of advertisements released by Nokia for the Lumia 520 Windows Phone in India. The handset is the most affordable Windows Phone from the manufacturer, enabling consumers with tighter budgets to enjoy a full experience without being exposed to issues with low-end hardware.
Pictures Lab is a Windows Phone editor that offers a wide selection of editing tools such as effects filters, cropping tools, and exposure adjustments. The photography app is available for both Windows Phone 7.x and 8 devices and the Windows Phone 8 version was recently updated.
The version 5.4 brings Instagram sharing via our Instagraph Windows Phone app along with fixes for a few issues with the native Twitter integration and other minor bugs.
For the lack of a better term, Keep Calm & Waste Time is a Windows Phone 8 reader for a handful of casual reading websites. You won't find the hard news stories from Fox News or CNN but instead light-hearted, humorous pieces that aren't bad reads to waste time with.
According to a Nikkei report, Microsoft is set to look at introducing video game titles from the PC and Xbox platforms on the Apple iPhone. This is said to be on the table with a partnership formed between Redmond and gaming firm Klab. Nikkei claims that the titles will be brought across to iOS using Google's Android OS, which may mean we could well be seeing a wrapper utilised for original games.
The majority of the crew here at Windows Phone Central digs photography. Between our DSLRs and smartphones we’re all about wrangling photons. And we’re not alone, a lot of you are into photography too. If you count yourself among the photography loving crowd you should sign up to join the beta of Project Tripod, an exclusive app coming to Windows Phone first.
Like getting a great price on things? Don’t like the green color of Groupon? Or just a die-hard LivingSocial.com fan? Either answer will bring you to the new official, LivingSocial app that is now available on the Windows Phone 8 Store.
LivingSocial (www.livingsocial.com) is a similar service to Groupon in that it highlights local deals for pre-purchase. Think plays, lessons, events and various services around your area for a better idea. The company has been around for years but it seems like Groupon, for better or worse, has had greater media coverage, resonating more with the public.
Microsoft’s search engine, Bing, has plans to expand control for school district IT administrators. Later this year a new service, Bing for Schools, will allow a custom tailored experience for education institutions. The new service will allow opt-ins without the need of any special software or a different search address.
Project Spark is an upcoming innovative game currently in the works by Microsoft to offer owners of the Xbox 360, Windows 8 and the next-generation Xbox One the opportunity to create, share and enjoy unique games. We previously fired up an article from E3 2013 detailing the project in depth, so that's definitely worth checking out if you're unfamiliar with the name. If you have heard of it before (hopefully through us) and are interested, you'll be pleased to know beta registrations are now open.
It’s almost that time of the year again for Microsoft to host their annual developer conference, aptly called //build/ (www.buildwindows.com). Windows Phone Central will of course be on location this week, with the show starting on Wednesday and running through Friday.
The event is being held at the Moscone Center in sunny San Francisco versus last year’s well-attended but rainy version on Microsoft’s Redmond campus. It will feature developers from Windows, .NET, Windows Phone, Azure and related “back end” technologies, all learning what's new with Microsoft.
What makes //build/ fun is it’s a chance for Microsoft to tell developers what to expect in the next year, including new tools, new technologies and a few big announcements as well. So what are we expecting?
It’s Monday. Maybe you’re at work slowly getting the week started or maybe you’re having a blast in summer school. Get over your case of the Mondays by saving 15% on a selection of games and accessories from the Microsoft Store. There’s a healthy selection of Xbox 360, PC games, action figures, and gaming accessories. Details and highlights after the break