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How to roll back from Windows 10 Preview to Windows Phone 8.1

Yesterday, Microsoft released a new update to the Windows 10 Preview for phone and you've probably realized that it is far from being finished. While you had fun checking out the Preview, you may want to go back to a more stable build. If you want to roll back to Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft has...
Windows 10 for phones

Windows 10 for phones preview pulled for Lumia 520, 525 and 526

If you own a Lumia 520, 525 or 526 smartphone and have yet to download the new 10051 build of the Windows 10 for phones technical preview, you will find that it is no longer available. Microsoft has pulled it from circulation for those devices due to problems with rolling back to Windows Phone 8....
Xiaomi Mi4

An introduction to the Mi4, Xiaomi's future Windows 10 test device

At WinHEC 2015, Microsoft announced a partnership with Xiaomi to test the Windows 10 technical preview on one of its smartphones. This is that smartphone, the Mi4. As it stands at the time of writing there's still no word on exactly when the collaboration will open up to members of the public....
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Gold Lumia 930

Amazon has a third-party listing for a gold Lumia 930 for $529

A third-party retailer is now listing the gold version of the Lumia 930 on Amazon's website. The price for this rare version of the Windows Phone device is $529. You may remember that Microsoft announced back in January that a gold-colored version of the Lumia 930 would go on sale in most...
What's new in Microsoft Design Language 2 for Windows 10

What's new in Microsoft Design Language 2 for Windows 10

Microsoft's forthcoming Windows 10 OS brings many new changes in terms of architecture and design. One of those updates is in regards to MDL2 also known as Microsoft Design Language 2.0. This term refers to the change in controls, fonts, and iconography found in the desktop and mobile versions of...
Windows 10 store beta

Unreleased Windows 10 for phone build shown in video with Office, Store revamp and more

A video of an unreleased build of Windows 10 for phone shows a new design for the Windows Phone Store along with the new universal Office apps. The video was posted by Windowsblogitalia, who first found it on the Chinese Youku video site (China's version of YouTube) posted by the Wpxap...
Lumia 520

Windows 10 for phones preview could go live again for Lumia 520 devices on April 21

Owners of Lumia 520, 521. 525 and 526 smartphones who have wanted to get the Windows 10 for phone preview build should be able to download it again on Tuesday, April 21. Microsoft has now solved a problem with those devices when rolling back from the preview build back to Windows Phone 8.1....
A quick tour of Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2

A quick tour of Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2

The latest mid-range smartphones from Microsoft, the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL, pack in Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2, the latest iteration of the Windows Phone operating system. Let's take a quick look at all the new features that this update brings and a video tour as well. At the moment,...
Here is why Microsoft wants hamburger menus in Windows 10 for phone

Here is why Microsoft wants hamburger menus in Windows 10 for phone

The controversial switch from the ellipsis in Windows Phone 8 to the hamburger menu in Windows 10 for phone was explained by a former, and anonymous, Microsoft employee during a verified Reddit AMA session this week. While the employee chose not to identify himself, he has been verified by...
Xiaomi Mi4

An introduction to the Mi4, Xiaomi's future Windows 10 test device

At WinHEC 2015, Microsoft announced a partnership with Xiaomi to test the Windows 10 technical preview on one of its smartphones. This is that smartphone, the Mi4. As it stands at the time of writing there's still no word on exactly when the collaboration will open up to members of the public....
Windows Phone Recovery

Microsoft changing Windows Phone Recovery Tool after Windows 10 preview issues

Microsoft will make a couple of changes to its Windows Phone Recovery Tool a few days after it was discovered to be the cause of bricking devices like the Lumia 520 when rolling back from the Windows 10 for phones preview. Specifically for the Lumia 520 and its 521 variant, Microsoft said...
Lumia 640 XL

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL available for pre-order on Expansys USA for $274.99

An unlocked version of Microsoft's Lumia 640 XL can now be pre-ordered on the Expansys USA site for $274.99. The 5.7-inch smartphone was first announced in March and has launched since that time in the UK, India and other parts of the world. While no US carrier is currently selling the...
Lumia 640

Microsoft Lumia 640 review

Microsoft is steadily getting its handle on its device portfolio after the Nokia acquisition. And it is starting at the bottom and gradually working its way up with the likes of the Lumia 430, Lumia 435, Lumia 532 and the Lumia 535. Then we got to Mobile World Congress. Microsoft had taken over...

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