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Nokia Lumia 1520 will have a 3400 mAh battery; Nokia tablet due on AT&T “early November”

Nokia Lumia 1520 will have a 3400 mAh battery; Nokia tablet due on AT&T “early November”

Daniel Rubino 160

Nokia is reportedly preparing to launch the massive 6-inch Nokia Lumia 1520 this fall and Windows Phone Central can now bring you a little more information about the device. Yesterday, EvLeaks claimed that the Lumia 1520 will “launch” on September 26th, though we understand that to be incorrect. The device is still planned to be announced on this date but it won’t launch until early...

Windows Phone 8.1 – App list sorting and actionable notifications revealed in alleged screenshots

Windows Phone 8.1 – App list sorting and actionable notifications revealed in alleged screenshots

Daniel Rubino 163

New screenshots reveal more on the Notification Center, actionable notifications and a Battery percentage option in Windows Phone 8.1 More information is coming forward regarding the forthcoming Windows Phone 8.1. This time, alleged screenshots from build 8.10.12166.0 were posted in the Windows Phone Central forums by user qXerro. Although we have not verified the screenshots (they can...

Want to fix your Windows 8.1 battery issue on Surface RT? Turn your Bluetooth on!

Want to fix your Windows 8.1 battery issue on Surface RT? Turn your Bluetooth on!

Michael Archambault 62

According to Microsoft’s support forums, a user complained that his Surface RT running the latest version of the company’s Windows 8.1 Consumer Preview was seeing an extreme power decrease while in standby mode. The user also noted that a driver known as “Microsoft UART V2” seemed to be causing the issue. Microsoft’s support team contacted the user and requested he try switching his...

Hello Friends lockscreen app not only displays your friends, but the weather and battery in latest update

Hello Friends lockscreen app not only displays your friends, but the weather and battery in latest update

Rich Edmonds 15

Hello Friends is a useful and popular app for Windows Phone that enables consumers to add photos of contact stored on the device to the lockscreen and create the same mosaic effect that's utilised on the People Hub Live Tile. As well as being available for Windows Phone 8 (with the added lockscreen support), Hello Friends is also downloadable for Windows Phone 7 hardware, but lacks...

Cloud-focused GPS chip by Microsoft Research slashes smartphone battery consumption

Cloud-focused GPS chip by Microsoft Research slashes smartphone battery consumption

Rich Edmonds 49

Anyone who makes use of GPS functionality on a smartphone understands the impact such connectivity has on the limited battery supply that's packed inside the device. Unfortunately, we're not quite at the stage where 10,000mAh batteries are utilised, so Microsoft Research has been working on a cloud-powered GPS chip that will reportedly slash battery consumption on smartphones. As well...

Nokia rolling out Lumia 800 firmware update early, includes battery improvements

Nokia rolling out Lumia 800 firmware update early, includes battery improvements

Rich Edmonds 42

It appears as though Nokia Germany are rolling out the 12070 update that addresses battery life issues and will prove to be a must-have for Lumia 800 owners. We previously looked at Singapore rolling out the Lumia 800 12070 update, and later confirmed that it tripled the battery life of our handset. As well as the juice improvements, bass has been improved and camera white balance has...