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Windows Phone 8.1's Wi-Fi Sense might also be part of Windows 9-Threshold

Microsoft could be adding one of Windows Phone 8.1's best features, Wi-Fi Sense, as part of the next version of Windows for PCs, code named Threshold and also called Windows 9 by the media.


New video shows Windows 9 Notification Center on the desktop

The Windows 9 leaks keep coming. Today we have a video of the rumored Notification Center on Windows 9 in action. Yesterday we were treated to two videos showing how multiple desktops would be supported in Windows 9 and how users could disable Live tiles in the Start menu. A new video, again from German site Winfuture.de, shows off a Notification Center running on the desktop in Windows 9.


Windows Phone 8.1's Storage Sense might be coming to Windows 9-Threshold

Storage Sense, the storage management feature included in Windows Phone 8.1, could also be put into the next version of Windows, code named Threshold and also known unofficially as Windows 9.


New video leak shows multi-desktop support coming in Windows 9

Multi-desktop support may be coming in the next major version of Windows. At least if what alleged video leaks are to be believed. Germany-based site called WinFuture.de has been leaking screenshots and video of an early build of " Windows 9." So far we've seen a screenshot of the new Start menu and a video of said Start menu. Now we have two more videos: one showing new multi-desktop support and the ability to hide Live tiles in the Start menu.


Display bezel allegedly reveals Microsoft branding for a Lumia phone

File this story under 'likely', but a few photos of the display bezel for a Lumia phone are making the rounds. Although factory parts are run of the mill, this one is unique since it allegedly sports Microsoft near the top instead of Nokia.

The photos were obtained by French site Nowhereelse.fr a "few weeks ago," although they supposedly held back on them due to lack of corroborating evidence. Yesterday, Geeks on Gadgets gave them that confirmation as they reportedly got their hands on an internal document revealing the phasing out of Nokia in exchange for Microsoft in the coming months, with Lumia being the brand name going forward.


The UI for Internet Explorer 12 could look like a mix of Chrome and Firefox

A new rumor claims that the next version of Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser for PCs, IE12, will have a flat design that is described as a mix of what's being used for Google's Chrome and Mozilla's Firefox browsers.


Screenshots of a early Windows 9-Threshold build may have been leaked

A website has posted a number of screenshots which they claim come from an early version of Threshold, the code name for the next version of Windows that may or may not be called Windows 9 when it is officially released.


Microsoft rumored to drop 'Phone' from Windows Phone, losing Nokia near the holidays

When Microsoft acquired the Nokia mobile division it bought the rights to the Lumia name, but not to Nokia, which lives on a separate company. In that sense, the notion that Microsoft eventually phases out Nokia branding from its products is of little surprise since they have to do it.

A new report from the site Geeks on Gadgets claim that this transition period takes effect as soon as the Lumia 730 and Lumia 830 hit the shelves. In other words, those will be the last Lumia devices with the Nokia name emblazoned on them. Considering Microsoft is not suspected of any new Lumias until 2015 – possibly with 'Threshold' – the effect will not be felt for some time.


Microsoft reportedly still working on project to stream Xbox games

A new report claims Microsoft is still working on a project to stream high end games made originally for the Xbox 360 to other platforms, about a year after it demoed such an effort during its big company employee meeting.


Microsoft's Lumia 735 is coming to Verizon Wireless

Last night, AT&T and Microsoft's Stephen Elop let it the world know that the 'affordable flagship' Lumia 830, announced last week in Berlin, is coming to the US carrier in the coming months. However, Verizon Wireless has lately overshadowed AT&T for new Windows Phones, as 'Big Red' has managed to scoop up the Lumia Icon (aka Lumia 930), Samsung ATIV SE and HTC One for Windows.

Nevertheless, one missing link in Verizon's portfolio is a new mid-range Windows Phone, as the others are all considered high-end and flagship.


Is Alcatel OneTouch really planning to launch a Windows Phone-based 10-inch tablet?

If a new report is correct, Alcatel OneTouch could be planning to launch a 10-inch tablet that will use the next major update for Windows Phone, rather than the PC-based version of Windows.


Preview release of Windows 9-Threshold may offer more direct ways to offer feedback

Two separate reports claim that Microsoft plans to offer more direct ways for people to give feedback on the preview version of the next Windows OS, code named "Threshold".


New rumors on Windows 9-Threshold's notification center posted

More information on a rumored notification center that Microsoft might include in the next version of Windows, code name "Threshold", has made its way to the Internet, stating that it won't take up the entire screen like the current version for Windows Phone.


Alleged images of the Lumia 830 leak ahead of announcement, shows removable back

Ready for the clearest look at the Lumia 830 yet? Over at WPDang alleged photos of the upcoming Windows Phone have leaked. We're expecting to see the Lumia 830 in two days at IFA in Berlin, but for now you can check out some new images of the device.


Rumor claims Lumia 830 could have a 10 megapixel PureView rear camera

A new rumor claims the unannounced Lumia 830 phone from Microsoft will come with a 10 megapixel PureView rear camera, along with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor.


Rumor claims Threshold preview for ARM-Windows Phone devices due in early 2015

A new rumor from ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley claims that Microsoft will release a preview version of "Threshold", the next version of Windows, sometime in early 2015 for ARM processors, and it will run on Windows Phone devices along with certain tablets like the Surface 2.


New rumor claims to have more info on Modern UI changes for Windows 9-Threshold

A new report claims to have more information on changes and additions that will be put into the Modern UI for Threshold, the code name for the next version of Windows from Microsoft.


Rumor claims Windows 9-Threshold may have fast one button updates

A new rumor about the next version of Windows, code named "Threshold", claims that Microsoft's current internal builds of the operating system may offer users a faster way to update the software.


Rumored Miracast dongle may be Microsoft's answer to Apple TV, Chromecast for Windows Phone

It looks like Microsoft may be turning to Miracast to allow Windows Phone users to share and beam their phone's screens to a nearby HDTV. Miracast may bring to Windows Phone some of the screen casting and sharing functionality that rivals Apple and Google offer through their "TV" experiences, and it looks like Microsoft may be working on its own dongle to allow the connectivity to happen.


Windows 9 'Threshold' said to be unveiled on September 30

Microsoft's next version of Windows, known alternatively as Windows 9 and by the code name "Threshold", is reported to be set for a public unveiling on September 30th.


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