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.
Windows 10 for Phone to have innovative Mixview Live Tiles
When it comes to Windows 10 on PC, much is already known in terms of enterprise design and features. After all, there is a public preview of Windows 10, which is downloadable to any laptop or PC right now. Still, the consumer end of Windows 10 is mostly a mystery at this time. Microsoft reportedly will detail more on that facet early next year.
Another unclear aspect is in regards to the Windows Phone UI. Although Windows 10 spans across PC, laptop, tablet, phone and even the Xbox One, it is not clear what, if any, changes it brings to the Start screen, especially on the phone.
Windows Central has been able to confirm with multiple sources that 'flyout tiles', also known as Mixview, will return to Windows Phone. Such a feature is returning because the concept was originally designed for the 3D Touch system that was to premiere with 'McLaren'.
A new report claims that long-time Windows PC manufacturer Acer is getting ready to jump back in on Windows Phone. The site Gizbot reports that its contacts with Acer have revealed the Windows Phone plans, which would commence in the first half of 2015.
Details of Acer's plans are still secret, however if the Gizbot article is accurate, there will be more than one device.
A few days ago, photos of an alleged Lumia 1020 successor appeared online in China. The pictures were clear, bright and provided multiple angles of what many are calling the 'Lumia 1030', which follows the current x30 series of Lumia releases.
Now, a site called PhoneDesigner.eu has made some renders based off those images to give an even clearer look at what may be the next-big-thing from Microsoft. The renders are, of course, based on many assumptions, so take them with a grain of salt.
Normally we do not post fan renders of phones, but in this case, due to the original photos being of such high quality, we are making an exception.
Photos of what is believed to be a Lumia 1030 prototype have been leaked online, showing off its large camera hump. Much like the Lumia 1020 available today, this unannounced device has an advanced shooter to produce high-quality results. Codenamed Nokia RM-1052, we have yet to determine whether or not this is a fake job.
Anybody hankering for a look at Windows 10's consumer features will have to wait until the new year, as sources say an unveiling event is scheduled for late January. This is in line with previous suggestions that the Windows 10 Consumer Preview would be visible sometime in early 2015. Though the event isn't until January, we should know more about it before the end of 2014.
A new Windows Phone with a 5-inch display is currently being developed, at least according to leaked photos from a Chinese factory and published by the site IThome.
The photos appear to show hardware test samples of new displays being developed for a forthcoming Windows Phone. During this process, companies usually experiment with different variations and test the quality of the factory producing the part.
It is not clear if the displays, which clearly reveal a Windows logo for the Start key, are destined for a Microsoft Lumia or if these are for some other manufacturer.
Windows Central reader NOLATechy has noticed that the Lumia Cyan update page has shifted the status from 'Under Testing' to a new stage 'Under Development'. If that sounds like a step backwards, you are correct.
Yesterday, Microsoft announced that it will be launching the first Windows Phone with its branding on November 11. It looks like the device may turn out to be the Lumia 535, as images of a handset with that name sporting Microsoft's branding have surfaced on China's Tieba, an online community powered by Baidu.
Microsoft is expected to expand OneDrive in the near future to include your music collection in the cloud. Such a move should probably not come as a surprise after all Microsoft has been very generous with storage lately, including bumping it to unlimited for Office 365 subscribers.
Now, some new information has come forward to suggest that the transition to enabling this free feature is getting much closer to a release.
No need to get up from the couch anymore after hours of gaming have exhausted your fingers. Soon, Xbox One gamers can order a pizza from Domino's without having to get up from their couch or pick up their phones as a reported deal will bring the pizza ordering app to Microsoft's gaming console, allowing users to order with voice and gesture control thanks to Kinect integration. The rumored partnership is said to be announced next month with an app to launch soon after.
While Microsoft is rumored to be getting out of the Windows RT business for its ARM-based Surface tablets, a new report claims that the company is currently working on a version of its Windows server software that would run on ARM-based processors.
HP isn't exactly known as an innovator in the PC hardware space, but according to a new report the company may have something interesting to announce on October 29. That would be something called "Sprout", a Windows PC that also has a projector and 3D scanner.
A couple of days after new rumors hit the Internet claiming Microsoft is close to announcing some kind of wearable tech device, the Federal Communications Commission has approved a new "Mobile Wireless Device" from the folks at Redmond.
The Nokia Lumia 830 is seeding out globally to retailers and carriers with the phone expected to launch in the US on AT&T Friday, November 7. The 5-inch Windows Phone nicknamed the 'affordable flagship' won our initial praise last week in our first-impressions article.
Windows Central has now learned some marketing plans for the Lumia 830 when it arrives early next month for AT&T, and it includes a Fitbit Flex promotion. Evidently, Microsoft has a separate SKU for the phone that includes a free Fitbit Flex with every purchase. The deal will be a limited-time-offer or until the bundle runs out of stock. It will be available both at Microsoft Stores as well as AT&T ones as well.
Microsoft may be close to launching a public preview version of the next installment of their Office software suite, according to a new report that also says the final version, along with a touch-first Modern UI version of Office, is still on track for a spring 2015 release for Windows.