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Microsoft loves social - introduces

Microsoft loves social - introduces "Bing Boards" to your search results

Microsoft’s search engine, Bing, might not be ahead of the pack when it comes to market share, but the company is always innovating and trying to deliver the best experience to their end users. On any given day, we are told that Bing runs hundreds of various experiments that range from small search algorithm tweaks to feature optimization. Microsoft usually keeps their test on a down...

Michael Archambault 12
Microsoft revises Bing suggestions for 3rd party apps, causes headaches for Windows Phone developer

Microsoft revises Bing suggestions for 3rd party apps, causes headaches for Windows Phone developer

One of the neat features we like with Local Scout, the Bing service that shows you things to do around your location, is the tie in with apps. For instance, when you go under eat + drink and pull up a restaurant you can scroll over to Apps to open up the listing in a third party app like Foodspotting. The ability to do that is quite useful as it saves you time in having to go to your...

Daniel Rubino 47
Windows Phone Central Poll Results: Lumia 810 or 820 and Lumia 920 color choices

Windows Phone Central Poll Results: Lumia 810 or 820 and Lumia 920 color choices

We recently ran a few polls to help us gauge what you thought of the Lumia 810 v the 820 and what Lumia 920 colour you’d be going for. We have all had much to digest in the last month or so, new models, specs, colours and even variations on a theme. If these polls are anything to go by it looks like your choices  aren’t easy to predict. Read on to see how it breaks down. In our first...

robert brand 53
Windows Phone users still excited over Nokia, warm up to HTC and feel cold about Samsung

Windows Phone users still excited over Nokia, warm up to HTC and feel cold about Samsung

Our poll results show Nokia still riding high Windows Phone Central conducted a poll over the weekend about which “hero” Windows Phone 8 device readers were yearning to make their own. And although carrier offerings will ultimately affect user choice, word on the street is that a lot of these flagship phones will be widely available on launch in early November. With this poll, we had...

Daniel Rubino 262
Microsoft's 'Bing it on' marketing challenges Google through results comparison

Microsoft's 'Bing it on' marketing challenges Google through results comparison

BYOSE - 'Bing' Your Own Search Engine Microsoft has kick-started the ‘Bing it on’ challenge, which puts Bing against Google to see which search engine can provide more relevant results. Google has been regarded as the most accurate search engine with Bing still claiming grounds and improving algorithms to catch up to the #1. Has Microsoft really achieved wonders with Bing? According to...

Rich Edmonds 65
Windows Phone users have positive response for Samsung’s ATIV S, cautiously waiting for Nokia, HTC

Windows Phone users have positive response for Samsung’s ATIV S, cautiously waiting for Nokia, HTC

Our online poll suggests Samsung has done well but still has to win over many Yesterday during the IFA trade show in Berlin, Samsung surprisingly unveiled the first Windows Phone 8 device for 2012—the ATIV S—to mostly cheers and approvals from current and prospective Windows Phone users. In an online 24-hour poll conducted yesterday here at Windows Phone Central, nearly 4,000...

Daniel Rubino 62
Poll reveals that consumers desperately want a notification center in Windows Phone 8

Poll reveals that consumers desperately want a notification center in Windows Phone 8

In a poll conducted this past weekend here at Windows Phone Central, 7,640 participants voted on the top-three features (out of an optional nine choices) they wanted most in Windows Phone 8. Although the full consumer feature list has yet to be revealed by Microsoft, due to the leaked SDK a few weeks ago a lot of the new options have been detailed already. In turn, we asked users what...

Daniel Rubino 123
Analysis - Nokia progressing through challenging transition with Windows Phone

Analysis - Nokia progressing through challenging transition with Windows Phone

Today Nokia revealed its interim financial results for Q2 2012.  Nothing too shocking, really.  Keep in mind that this is a company that was once the largest phone manufacturer in the world, driven by Symbian and feature phones. Nokia now has to find its place in the smartphone market, and this position will really depend upon the market success of Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform. ...

Chris Umiastowski 43
Poll results: 54% think Microsoft should re-name WP8 to Windows 8 Phone instead

Poll results: 54% think Microsoft should re-name WP8 to Windows 8 Phone instead

Windows Phone Central ran yet another interesting poll this past weekend on the forever controversial topic of “What should Windows Phone be called”? The proposal was to re-name “Windows Phone 8” to “Windows 8 Phone” due to the benefit of co-branding and the fact that the new iteration of Microsoft’s mobile OS shares the same kernel as the upcoming desktop OS.  The benefit for...

Daniel Rubino 59