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Welcome to Windows Central!

We have a new name! We began as WMExperts back in 2007 covering Windows Mobile, changed our name in late 2010 to WPCentral to reflect Microsoft's next chapter with Windows Phone. Today, we are once again moving forward with Windows Central.

The Number One Community For EVERYTHING Microsoft

It should be clear now that coming into 2015 there is just one Windows, running on the Surface, Xbox One, PCs, laptops and even your phone. At the urging of many of our loyal and active readers, over the last year we have steadily ramped up coverage — beyond our historical Windows Phone focus — to also cover Xbox, Surface, and general Microsoft news. The response to the expanded coverage has been excellent and this past year has also seen the site and our community grow by leaps and bounds. Amazingly, WPCentral is now not only the top Windows Phone site in the world, but we are also one of the top Microsoft sites too. The fact of the matter is if you own a Windows Phone, you are likely to possess (or be interested in) the growing ecosystem of Microsoft products.

We want to continue the momentum that's already underway and changing from WPCentral.com to WindowsCentral.com reflects our expanded mission (not to mention Microsoft recently dropped the Phone from the branding on new Windows phones). Our goal and mission is simple - we'll be working our hardest every single day to make this community and resource the best destination around for all users of Microsoft-based products.

Here's what is changing

We gave this name change a LOT of thought over the past year. We even included the community in the discussion, getting your feedback on names we were contemplating, including 'Windows One', 'Windows United', and 'WinCentral.' At the beginning of our name change quest, Windows Central was the clearest choice —but at the time we were unable to acquire it. The feedback wasn't overly positive on the new alternative brands, so we tripled up our efforts on Windows Central. The stars aligned, and we're extremely happy and excited to now be Windows Central.

Along with our new name comes the usual assortment of website domain changes, new Twitter handle, and even Instagram. The good news is there is nothing for you to do if you follow us already as everything has been changed over like magic. However, for reference, here are the appropriate sites and links:

Regarding our Windows Phone and Windows apps, an update should be out later this week to reflect the current name change. Sit tight! As we mentioned earlier this year, many other great changes are in the works that you are going to love.

So welcome to Windows Central and again thank you, our loyal readers, who make this site the best in the world. Spread the word!

Daniel Rubino
Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

479 Comments
  • Feels faster!
  • ....... ok.. +1525 ;)
  • Are u hinting that a 1525 is very soon to come?
  • He is my friend: http://m.windowscentral.com/lumia-1525-said-be-coming-t-mobile-possibly-...
  • @evleaks said that it fake news.
  • Yeah about that @evleaks didn't come with newer LEAKS for awhile :(
  • He retired.
  • You need a better name. Pick a name that's ambiguous, unique and will last. I've been rocking my name since around 1996-7 in FPS games.
  • He wants to say he has one 525
  • Honestly, what does it even mean when people put "+blahblah" with a Lumia model? Does it mean the device works great with this app or its the same for this person on this device?
  • Ever see +1 when someone agrees with something? Well, same here, just with your model of choice.
  • Oh ok thank you!
  • +icon
  • The icon has a number. It's 929.
  • It's really the 930, but they didn't want to let on that it was the not-yet-announced 930 so they pretended it was the 929.
  • That makes no sense. The product number for my phone says 929 in it. I know they are the same phone but they have always had 929 in the product number. I don't see a need to pretend anything.
  • +RM_820_nam_att_100
  • Heh heh heh I approve
  • It started out as +1, which is used on many other sites to mean "I like your comment.  Plus 1 point for you."  On this site, it became +920, +1520, etc as a joke and a way to show support for the poster's favorite Lumia phone model.
  • Ahh ok cool! Sorry, I've inky been here about a year and im really glad I can see Windows Central evolve like this. Watching history is amazing
  • + ipaq glisten
  • +pumpkin
  • Indeed, I also find that a little bit annoying. However, it's still way better than the ridiculous use of the word "love" when talking about app updates or similar. It's business and this business hasn't got anything to do with love!
  • You just had to...huh Sam? Hahaha!
  • I am the first one to make a hashtag on instagram
  • Hey Sam, would the new app update (with WindowsCentral name) be available for WP7.8?
  • Sup
  • The view is amazing
  • Now it's confusing! Changing my name tomorrow.
  • Lol +1020
  • Ok 920, 930, 925, 1520, 1020
  • Lol yay to the new name. But I love my supersite.
  • What's in a name?????
  • A lot, actually.
  • This.
  • A name is what you make it. That said, I'm not gonna update the WPcentral app so the old name will live on with me!
  • Buahahaha
  • Thanks guys... You ruined my username.
  • Nah, your still a n00b
  • Nice
  • See it like this: Windows Personal n00b LoL
  • It is, I can feel it!
  • ...or maybe snapier.
  • ITS HAPPENINGGGGGGGG PEOPLEEEEE
  • It is HAPPENING!!
  • Welcome to WC
  • +W2 (Is it possible to use a Huawei for this?)
  • You do know what WC means too, right? Are we thinking the same? LOL
  • Hahaha! I was thinking the same... But I don't think it'll catch on. We can be very immature around here at times but actual toilet humor will get old seemingly faster.
  • They have to change The tile, why is this icon so big? It doesn't seem normal compared to others apps
  • what do you mean to change the tile and icon being too big? The icon size is just perfect, that's the point of the logo :)
  • Yeah bro, exactly, but i just couldn't resist the moment, so i had to comment, haha. It's ok, didn't want to offend anyone, just to make a little positive fun :)
  • No offense taken. I was trying to have a little fun by sneaking in a "seems faster" kind of. I was making fun of ourselves :)
  • WC means toilet in Dutch :)
  • Same in Britain!
  • OMG it is same in Poland too...   ps it is same everywhere :p WC = water closet
  • The water closet is where my hot water heater would be, here in the US, the toilet is found in what we call a bathroom... So untill you said what WC meant, I didn't have a clue what you all were going on about.
  • So what do you call a bathroom? (the room where a bath is, but not necessarily a toilet)
  • That almost is never the case. We do have half baths which has just the toilet and no bath, but your never gonna find a room with a bath and not a toilet, not in the US.
  • What weirds me out is that in the U.S. it's generally the bathroom in your home, but the "restroom" in a public space. Restroom? In Canada we also draw a distinction, but it's a bathroom at home and a "washroom" in a public space. That makes a bit more sense than a restroom to me. :-)
  • Wc to WC :D
  • WC the 'number One' community... great! :S
  • *applause* LOL
  • I dont want to say that the name change (and the news filtering/sorting) was my idea for this site but it totally was! Glad the crew is listening to their members even though at first i believe some of them argued against my ideas at the time.
  • Yes and now I can finally say that I found Windows information on WC ! :)
  • Lold so hard it hurts :DDD Now i can proudly say that im a member of WC, i get my daily news dose in WC, when i need help with my phone i come to WC :DD
  • +935
  • Competing with park Thurrott now
  • Congrats! You are amazing.
  • Still Windows phone central on my device. Wait this apps seems outdated
  • Lol. Just wait for the new update ok. They know what they were doin.
  • Just wait for Jay Bennett to update the app.
  • 4 the world peace please don't do anything. This apps it's historical figures
  • First world problems. my app is not up to date.....
  • Nice
  • It's awesome!!
  • I was waiting to see when this was going to be posted.  I like the new name!
  • Yup! The name is a lot more sensible now!
  • i liked wpcentral !! but im fine with windows central .. glad they went with it.. didnt like the other name changes they had now.
  • Hahahaha! I had no problem with wpcentral too but with so much Windows and Microsoft news stuff, the name makes more sense now ^_^
  • LIKE!!
  • This will shut alot of idiots up. LOL. All you stupid commenters whining about windows articles. Suck that. And now... A moment of silence.... For the cry babies :)
  • Agreed!  Plus they can use the menu to read news about phone only, surface only, xbox only, etc articles if they choose too. 
  • Brilliant! AND intuitive. Sheesh.. The things they do for us! Cheers
  • On that note, for anybody who prefers to not follow EVERYTHING Microsoft, we'll soon be offering an even better filter and customizable RSS. So for example, if you want Windows phones, Surface, News, no Xbox content... that will be in your control to display only that on the site (and create RSS to only deliver that). Stay tuned!
  • What if I want all about Microsoft and no other company?
  • Sweet, but what happened to the Mobile Nations app (all sites, etc) that was supposed to come out the "end of this year"? :(
  • Thank goodness! That's been my main complaint. I really don't care about all the other Windows crap, just want to read about the phones. Can't wait to get this filter added into the app since I don't visit the site.
  • And the app too?
  • Let's make it soon so I can point Feedly to something.
  • I can't wait until the first time an article about Android or iOS gets posted :)
  • Lol, but I don't think that'll happen. iMore and Android central have that covered.
  • They'll probably complain and want Microsoft Central, but Xbox is technically Windows. :)
  • LOL
  • Can you spell w-a-n-k-e-r....?
  • And feature that we'll know what is the article eventhough we not read them
  • So excited! If you notice anything broken.. please report it in our forum! http://forums.windowscentral.com/windowscentral-com-site-news-feedback-help/
  • How much did the domain cost? The previous owner had it for QUITE some time, but clearly wasn't using it, and as a purveyor of domains, I'm curious what was settled on...
  • Wait until their earnings call.
  • It's a long story but word on the street says the original domain owner was willing to give up on the domain if and only if the following terms were met: 1) Trade domain with one of Daniel's cats OR a very rare Windows Phone 7 Series prototype (very tough decision for Danny). 2) Sam's 11-foot golden statue of Master Chief (acquired back when 343 Industries invited him for the sneak peak of Halo: Spartan Assault) 3) Mark's GoPro Hero 5 (he's beta testing it) 4) George's endless Microsoft Account balance 5) John's Surface Pro mini (yes, mini ;-) ) 6) Rich's exclusive Windows Phone 1020 Queen Edition 7) Jonathan's early access to Halo 5: Guardians and last but not least 8) 45% off in Windows Central Store
  • Seems legit...
  • Yeah ie 9 support is broken on vista
  • This should be news on Phone Arena.. Lol.
  • Was expecting you to say something about poor marketing...
    LOL!! (No offence)
  • I thought about it, but I figured I'd give it a rest for just ONE article.. Only one.:-)
  • Congratulations on the name! And the domain too of course.
  • congrats to you, and us! this should be fun, and a good resource!
  • Congrats!
  • Good name. Where is Yik Yak though? I like Windows Focus Central.
  • Oh man. I want Yik Yak SO badly, you don't even know. All my friends have it, looks like a fun app!
  • There's a developer currently working on a Yik Yak client called Yodel. It's in beta with limited functionality right now. Keep an eye out for it when it arrives in the Store.
  • Yodel is the name of a courer company here in the UK!
  • I'm sure I noticed a new tile-centric design somewhere too... When replying to a forum thread, I think.
  • Noticed this just an hour ago, awesome-sauce! Love the new name, and cheers for the bright future that lies ahead for Windows!
  • I guess we can drop our differences for this article, and great news.. Lol..
    .............
    But, after this it's business as usual:-):-):-):-):-)
  • -Mom, I had a nightmare.
    -What happened?
    -My favorite news site...
    -Oh...
  • Congrats!
  • Good choice. Windows Central.
  • Agreed
  • WC :DD (as if you don't know it means toilet;)
  • Congrats !! Your a great news site
  • WCentral? Idkkkkkkkk lol
  • Congratulations!!
  • Great! I really appreciate that you guys will have much more stories to cover now.
  • congratulations!!!! Win JR Arrives to Mexico  http://www.coppel.com/blu-win-jr-blanco/265545/117
  • Great name, congratulations everyone!!... Best blog out there, Windows Central was the best option IMO, I also thought "Windows Nation" but either choice is ideal for me and the majority of our community
  • Love the new name...
    Really feels as complete windows devices and softwares are covered under one roof.
  • Loving the evolution and growth. Well deserved and keep up the good work.
  • Wooo lets move forward
  • Congrats on the name change and on getting the domain name.
  • That's what I've been thinking about.
  • Nice change, and congratulation to finally have acquired the name WindowsCentral. Waiting for the app update soon!
  • Awesome!!!
  • Can't believe you could nab that name for those services. Did you have to negotiate with any previous owners?
  • Congrats! Wishing a smooth transition for us all :)
  • Fantastic.  We are all things Windows.  Good news.  Now, I hope we can get more PRO-WINDOWS bloggers on board. People who can talk the talk and is deeply rooted in the ECOSYSTEM.
     
  • You guys are awesome. Keep it up.
  • That's good....cause the first two sucked.....especially the first one :)
  • What was the flrst name?
  • Windows One, Windows United?
    Or WMExperts/Windows Mobile?
  • Rebrands your apps too~
  • App(s)?
    Only one so far...
  • I included win8 and Android version.
  • Ah okay...
  • Yassssss! Congrats on acquiring the domain guys!
  • +123456....
  • McLaren Confirmed!! lol
  • Should be Microsoft Central as you guys covers all the stuffs from Microsoft. And seriously Windows 7 Background???
  • Do you want them to get a problem with Microsoft? Why would use that name if they aren't Microsoft?
  • Are they Windows?
  • With this new name. There where a feet away from being Microsoft new employees
  • Wish they were...
    Haha
  • Never had any problem with Windows phone though.
  • Dub C
  • Sounds perfect
  • exactly! nice name
  • Congratulations, team!  
  • Nice
  • Thank god you didn't choose windows united. Sounded like a fanboys wet dream. Love you guys!
  • LOL
  • Is the app over going to be made into a good looking one? This design is the same since WP7
  • The design is a Windows Phone design, hence why it hasn't changed?? What do you want to change exactly, for it to look like an android app?
  • Android version of wc app is horrible. I mean the design. I'm satisfied with WP version and hope they can improve win8 version and also make it universal app.
  • Congrats ! I Love the new name. Sounds really cool and is more generic to Microsoft products.
  • Very nice choice
  • This......adapting to what we want.... Pays off for our loyalty...
    Any reason for the specific date though???
  • Nice!
  • Why can't it be fuckyeahrobino.com? T_T
  • I was hoping for DanRubinoCentral.com, or... just DanielRubino.com. But I guess WindowsCentral.com will do.
  • Lol
  • Lmao xD
  • Congrats to wpcentral umm...windowscentral
  • Right on, guys! Good choice!
  • The best news is you shouldn't have to change the name of the site again... unless Microsoft gets out of the software business altogether. Lol.
  • Yesss!!!!! Windows Central is great!!!
  • Right broooo? XD yeh you know its me!!
  • Great! Congrats on the name. And the awesome work you do. Keep it up! and see ya'll around here.
  • Eh, I guess the name will do
  • That'll do Donkey. That'll do.
  • Plain and simple name. I like it. :)
  • This feels a long time coming and it's great to see it confirmed.  This potentially could grow the community far outside Windows Phone enthusiasm as this time next year that moniker may be officially retired.  Congratulations and may the site grow so much that more writers are needed ........
  • cheers!
  • Yeah that's what I suggested and that was obvious. After all now it all comes down to Windows.
  • Bombastic excitement!!
  • Great name. Great vision. Great job!
  • I'm not updating.
  • Congrats! This name is far better than any others..like windows one(that every time remind me of htc one series i.e #androidshits) and windows united(that sounds so boring and pathetic) thumbs-up to "Windows Central"
  • +Dell Inspiron 14r N4010 with Windows 7.
  • Congrats!
  • Woo hoo! ...waiting for complaints about any articles that do not relate to the centers of windows.
  • First will be Xbox -- and my response will be that it runs Windows ...
  • Well, it's annoying to be spammed with articles on devices that has no relevance to you. At least they could segmentize the site so you could choose which devices are of interest to you...
  • Ok, lets do a WindowsCentral Uservoice site then. Lol
  • It feels so... free or clear. I don't know how to explain! I wait for the app update then!
  • Yay! I always thought this was the best option. Really glad you were able to secure the domain name after all. :)
  • Congratulations guys! When are we getting update for windows phone application to windows central. ;)
  • Maybe later this week
  • The best! My number one go to for all things Windows. Long live Windows & Windows Central! Down with the trolls! :-D
  • Bout time. Now the crying about post being unrelated to WP will, hopefully, stop.
  • Daniel I admire you and if you sometime switch I'll do the same thing.
  • Creepy...
  • Nice
  • Great, I voted for Windows central
  • Hip hip hooray!!! :D
  • I like the new name, but what I like most is the content. You guys rock no matter the name!
  • Yay :D I love you Windows Central!  This is my most visited website. I love you Daniel, Sam, and everyone else in this awesome community!
  • FYI, the frontpage login image on the right bar still shows the old branding.
  • Awesome! Glad to hear you guys went with, and were able to get, Windows Central. It was by FAR the best choice and perfectly reflects the site's coverage and mission. Looking forward to what's coming! Keep up the excellent work!
  • WinCentral :(
  • Great choice.
  • Change your YouTube channel! Still says WMExperts haha
  • Congratulations, Windows Central! I'm happy to hear you've come so far! Y'all are my favorite app on my Windows Phone! (Errr....phone with Windows on it, yeah!) ;-) looking forward to many more articles from you guys :)
  • Yaay happy to be a part of this moment :)
  • Congratulation !
  • A good idea and a fitting name. L'chaim! 
  • That's it
  • The best team with the best guys ! Congrats
  • I love it so much! Thank you for making the right choice. Very happy right now. :)
  • I'd be disappointed if it wasn't windowscentral haha!
  • Windows Central! Windows Central! Windows Central! ( Nod to you know whom!).
  • Nice, sounds perfect and presents well
  • Awesome! Good luck. Can't wait to see what is coming next!
  • Loving the new name!
  • Finally, I've been looking for more windows phone news, but this name is more fitting inasmuch windows, Xbox etc is covered
  • great but site loads extremely slow for me now :(
  • Congrats
  • Perfecto!
  • Congrats to Mobile Nations and the new Windows Central site, I'm glad you managed to get the Windows Central domain name because I didn't really like the other choices!!! Nice to hear how you have progressed and what the future holds for us, not to mention moving in line with Microsofts' vision!!!
    Congrats again and I look forward to the usual amazing articles you cover and inform me of, especially the game reviews and competitions!!! "Cuts Windows Central Ice Cream Cake"
  • Awesome! Love the new name! Really excited you guys were able to get the Windows Central URL, and really took in what the community had to say :)
  • Congratulations! :)
  • Should update this app!
  • Should read the whole article!
  • Great new name! Best of luck
  • If the OS doesn't pan out, you're set for home improvement.
  • Congrats...keep up the good work Windows Central...
  • mindblowing super fast
  • Congratulations for this wonderful new name WINDOWS CENTRAL.Unified naming for an unified platform...GOOD LUCK! :)
  • What happened to "bland", Daniel?
  • I think he was just talking it down a little bit... because at that time we didn't yet have ownership of the domain (and we weren't sure we would be able to get it). ;)
  • Can we expect soon an app update rebranding it to windows central ? Maybe a slight change in the logo aswell ?
  • Yes, just like it says in the article
  • Great choice.
  • Congratulations on the new name. Glad to see that you guys picked the name based on user feedback. :)
  • Love it. Keep up the good work.
  • Nice, i like Windows Central better! It just makes sense.
  • +820
  • I like. I'm an avid Microsoft fan boy.
  • Makes me wonder will Microsoft really drop "Phone" from "Windows Phone" ^_~
  • Its a done deal windows 10 will be the name of the one unified OS.
  • I sure missed something big!
    But how 'll we then differentiate Windows 10 on PC, tablet or phone without the mention of the device we're on? :O
    I guess we won't need to... =]
  • Hope the new app will be a universal app that perfectly aligns with the website path
  • Next name: Windows Universe
    WU.com
  • Fantastic! Glad you were able to get this domain name. Thank you for listening to your loyal fans and putting the effort into this, and thank you to whomever agreed to sell you their domain name. Yeah!!
  • Congratulations you all run a great site! Glad to see you expanding, growing and keeping pace with the modern new vison of Microsoft and Windows
  • A change for better tomorrow...:)
  • 3 cheers for Windows Central!!!!! hip hip huraaa hip hip huraaaaaaaaa hip hip hureeeeeeeeeeeeeee
  • It was only a matter of time. You all dropped a good number of hints.
  • Good one... But pls make the phones section news separate from other I don't want to see x box surface news all the time..
  • + Couldn't agree more; extremely annoying! Segmentize the site and let the users tick off which devices are relevant to them, so we only receive relevant content.
  • Beautiful, simply beautiful
  • love Rubino love Sabri love Callahan love Ponder love all!!
  • "WC... Without the P"
  • New slogan? :D
  • But I want potato :P
  • Awesome!
  • Yes I came up with this New Name :D
  • You and half the reader base
  • Hahaha lol true I like it, change is good
  • Congratulations on the new direction! I really hope the app gets a redesign to match the mobile site's current look
  • Congrats Windows Central team!
  • Great name change, keep up the good work... :-)
  • I lived to see this day!!! How much you've grown over the last few years.
    Looking forward to the same, bigger and better, new and different.
  • Love the name..
  • Logical end to the name search, good one Daniel.. Like the new name..
  • Congrats!
  • +1520
  • Congo
  • Congrats. :)
  • Glad to hear the news is official guys! Now to get AppleCentral.com and BlackBerryCentral.com, then Mobile Nations will be all set ;-).
  • Congratulations, Wndows Central! I've been reading this site daily for 2 years now, and by far, it's the best news source for all things Windows Phone, Windows, and Microsoft. You have an amazing team of editors and writers that deserve a round of applause for a job very well done. Here's to continued success! How's about celebrating the new name with a Windows Central T-shirt. As a proud fan of the site, I'd love to have one. Perhaps you could design a T-shirt and make it available for purchase through the Windows Central Store. Just a thought...
  • That would be awesome since I received a WPCental one in size x-large when I wear a medium. I want a shirt to wear so bad but this one I already have is just taunting me.
  • All i want is a Cortana t-shirt (black)
  • Just tuck it in, man.
  • Nice for all in one windows
  • meh. Should have kept wpcentral.com and called it Windows Platform Central
  • Still think windows one sound better
  • YES! STOKED ABOUT THIS!!
  • I will Call my Baby Winnu...Love Windows..Love Windows Central...Love Lumias...
  • WOW! This is the best site for Microsoft, I absolutely can't live without this WCentral website. Now please update this app ASAP....
    Congratulation for the name change, I am sure WindowsCentral will continue to grow immensely popular :)
  • Love it. All the other names thrown around in the polls and comments didn't seem right. Windows Central is perfect.
  • My opinion Windows Central is now officiall
  • Great name, happy to see the change!
  • Yay!
  • thanks Daniel u kept my suggested name
  • So glad you guys were able to grab that domain! It was the clear logical path for the name.
  • Congrats on the new name ! Awesome. Lets call this the "Dablew Si" !
  • Just in time! Was about to start a thread on why discussions about non-windows-phone devices are appearing in "WPCentral". Like the improved user experience, too. Nice move!
  • Congratulations, looking forward to more good things from Windows Central. You are my number one site for all information regarding Windows
  • Just fyi. Mobile site pushes profile and hamburger buttons down because the name is too long
  • I see that too
  • Meh
  • I think the community won! Haha we didn't want WindowsOne or Windows United.... We want WindowsCentral and my God it happened!
  • yohoooo..... as i wished and suggested.... very good name,even better than previous.
  • I like it. I didn't like the other names so much, so this was the one I was hoping for. No frills. Awesome. Anyway, what about the Facebook Page and YouTube channel? Are you going to change those too?
  • Good, good. Windows Central it is
  • The King is dead. Long live the King!
  • You don't want to go there : " fuck the kingsguard ! Fuck the city ! Fuck the KING! " #GameOfThrones
  • Glad that Windows Central became possible. It was the best choice for the name change.
  • Most logical choice
  • Very nice!
  • No, thank you. All of you! My humble request is that you mandate all writers use Office to write their articles. You all do amazing work but its time to step your game up. No more misspellings or incorrect usage of words. It'll go a long way in pleasing your readers, including myself. Again thank you for all you do.
  • We all do use Office AFAIK, but sometimes you miss the spelling notifications. Also, you can't count on Word to find grammatical and word usage errors. As always, politely point out errors and we're happy to fix them. Especially me! :)
  • long live windows!!! long live windows central!!!
  • Excellent! I love the name change and I'm so happy you took to great lengths working with Microsoft or whoever to get the name Windows Central! Keep up the amaaing work! 
  • Great name. I was worried you were going with the other names because of if anyone went back to old articles where your name was mentioned and saw Windows Phone Central, he'd be confused. But now the new name is very similar and no confusion will happen!
  • Seems faster ....
  • "everybody dance now" ! This is a great morning :3 love u guys
  • Should of been WINDOSE central
  • Kindly allow us to change the font size. It's too small at present.
  • App?
    Just pinch or pan out...
  • Oh great...universal name..
  • Catchy name.....i like it
    And keep it up guys
    But can tell us which site is more popular between androidcentral & windowscentral
  • congratz!
  • Excellent!
  • The most exciting thing is that nobody will complain about windows news on wpcentral anymore! But really, awesome change guys, this rocks :D  
  • Sure we will, at least for a short while. Then, if things don't change and it ends up being simply too annoying with two out of three articles being irrelevant to most WP users, we may decide to jump ship to the detriment of the community, which after all stands or falls with it's readers. I've suggested segmenting the site by device, so those of us that don't give a hoot about xbox or even pc windows can be excused from what to us amounts to bloat...
  • While I care about windows, I want to make it where only I get news about windows and Lumia devices only.
  • Looking forward to what ever you have in the works! Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to this and your readers!
  • +830
  • Just wanted to stop by and say CONGRATS! To celebrate, I finally meandered into the settings pane (Windows 8 App) for the first time and changed the accent color from the default pink to blue, and set to Dark theme! Woo! It's called Modernization, folks!
  • So now we have a WC...
  • Awesome! My one stop for all Microsoft news, and a name to back it up.  Good choice! Also happy to be seeing even better content lately. WC team rocks. :-)
  • I think the new name is great!
  • I'll still be in the habit of typing "wpcentral" in my browser for the next while
  • Bloody annoying with the cross-device mix-up! Could you at least divide the site into segments so we won't have to scroll past one topic after another that has absolutely nothing to do with the reason why we're here, which is our phone?!?
  • Cool beans!
  • This is awesome! The name looks really good at the top of the site too! :D
  • you guys are on the right track.  now do website redesign to view more articles, less scrolling.
  • Congrats and great name choice!!!
  • Cool!
  • Congratulations everyone! Your site is any of my families first port of call for anything Microsoft. Just want to say thank you to all at windows central for the amazing service and it was the best 79p I have ever spent and for that if you ever need any help with anything im offering my services to you for free.
    Would also like to say thanks to all the forum members for all there help over the years you are all amazing, I thank you.
  • damniy.  i shouldve registered windowscentral on twitter and sold it to you guys. lolololol
  • Best choice, big up
  • YES!
  • Feels unified feels ONE. Love the new name. Windows on my phone, computer and Xbox
  • I really like the name! Windows Central but if you take a shortcut it is WC
  • This sounds simple, shorter & cooler..!!
  • I like it better.
  • It's my place to find my Microsoft news since I ever had a windows phone. Keep up the great work?
  • The image feels Windows7  
  • The new Era of Windows Central
  • How does it feel to work in WC?
  • Just please hurry up and update the app with a filter. I'm here for the phone stuff. 90% of the content doesn't interest me these days. And those annoying Pudding case posts.. Jesus, how many do we need?!
  • LOL
  • Taking up the mantle after WinRumors was subsumed by The Verge.
  • Congratulations on the new name :)
  • Lumia 1020 is receiving Lumia denim
  • Bug in extras+info.
  • Congrats!
  • This was the obvious choose and what I was hoping for, awesome that you got the domain. Congrats.
  • Great name, worth the extra effort to get the full Windows Central name. Though damn my username.
  • Now you can be wclee :)
  • Or wlee
  • Simple and straightforward. I like it. Congrats, guys!
  • U r welcome
  • Congrats and good luck!
  • Nice work
  • The number one site in the world for everything Microsoft = WindowsCentral. ❤❤❤
  • Congrates to Windows Central..
  • I don't like the name. Because the website revolves around Windows Phone.    (I could care less about your comments.)
  • I couldn't care less about how much you think you could care...
  • Of course you could care less!
    But when you *try* to tell other people you don't care about their comments, that just means we shouldn't care about yours, either.
  • So you feel the need to comment on a comment you could care less about? Well that seems kinda childish of you. Get over it. It's an opinion.
  • Were you able to see the image? My comment would make more sense if so. In general, it only makes sense to comment on things that you could care less about. If you couldn't care less about something, you'd have nothing of value to contribute to the conversation.
  • You microsoft fanboys are so f**king retarted.
  • There's nothing retarded about good grammar. Quite the opposite.
  • Yes :-)
  • Floka
  • Chitty chitty bang bang.
  • Means update for app is coming soon
  • When I first  log on this is the website I go to. Thanks for all the great articles.  Great new name !
  • Go move. Now improve the design like neowin.net
  • Awesome stuff, name change is clean, simple and makes sense! Glad you didn't outsource the task to Microsoft's marketing team!
  • Congrats WindowsCentral :D i dont know why i feel like its my birthday or something, because i kinda live here now.   any ways, i didnt read the comments, but im sure some are whining that the names included in the Poll earlier, at least one of them was better. :D because our community is owersome lol
  • Glad you guys went with the "obvious" choice. You know it was the right thing to do ;)
  • Great name!
  • Glad you didn't go with the demented suggestions.
  • Great choice of name!
  • Awesome.
    +525
  • Thumbs up.
  • Dope, been reading the site since I first got my HTC Surround back in December 2010. Daily visitor ever since!
  • Thanks for your support! :)
  • Can't wait for the WinRT Windows Central app for Windows Phone 8.1 :D
  • Waiting for the app update in my windows phone.
  • Great choice
  • Well done guys. Youre the icing on the Windows Phone top. Keep on keepin on
  • the ole / carrot and stick !! bitter and sweet .. but i do love a new app, even if its a like of paint makeover . nice going jay
  • app needs update too
  • Read the article.
  • So glad we got the best possible name. Feels real good. I've gotta get used to saying the new name in my videos though!
  • Okay, now we should receive a new update for the WPCentral app on Windows Phone.
  • Okay, now you should read the article again.
  • Cool. Windows Central.
  • Yay!! <3 Congrats and all the best .. <3 Hope the UI of WP (or just W :P )app also changes soon! :)
  • You paid too much
  • Great name, Great job!
  • You guys are on top of your game, props to you.  Take that Neowin!
  • Welcome back Windows Central
  • Nice
  • Hmm.
    "Windows Central" has quite an official ring to it.
    Did you contact Microsoft's legal department to make sure, they won't try to get the name themselves?
    On a lighter note:
    The new abbreviation will be W(indows)C(entral)?
  • Not the name I voted for but this is also very good. Windows Central rocks!
  • Congratulations!!! Now please start selling Xbox and Surface accessories in your Shop :)
  • Agreed.
  • "loooooove iiit!"
    - in deep Oprah voice
  • HP iPaq HW6515, 625, 1520
  • New name is great! Glad you could obtain it.
  • Hello, Windows Central :)
    Now, how about a much better app on Windows Phone... Compared to the Android version, the WP version stinks.
  • Good choice!
  • Love the move. I've always come to the site for more than just phone news.
  • Congrats!
  • One Name To Rule Them All
  • Hope we get an app refresh alongside the new name. Great name guys.
  • Nothing change for me :v . Except Nokia Brand :(
  • Congrats on the new name and direction
  • Super.
  • Anyone else notice how long its been since we've gotten any flagship phones? I swear im losing my mind. Hasn't it been longer than usual or am I crazy?
  • Microsoft claims Windows [Phone] isn't about flagships anymore.
    But I personally don't understand why they didn't release "McLaren" without 3DTouch if the feature wasn't ready for primetime.
  • Never heard this claim before... Rumor? So should I just go iPhone? God I hate iPhones. But I also hate wasting my money on crap
  • Wise choice.  A little "boring", but wise!  Glad to see that you got the name worked out.
  • welcome to WC!!  Lol  
  • Might need to update WP app to reflect name change ;)
  • +928
  • Congrats!
  • I was kind of hoping for something abstract like "Aardvark." But I suppose Windows Central is more descriptive. Actually I love it. Good choice.
  • "What's this got to do with windows pho.......err.......with xbo.....er........micros.....umm crap, what will I have to moan and bitch about now??!!"
  • Sounds good and congrats, this was my favorite name too. I hope you secured the WC domain name. "Mom, I need to go to the WC!"
     
  • hahaha
  • Well Daniel... You are also forced to use the "boring" name. Don't you??? :-D a suggestion though; try to keep the mobile app's name as WinCentral rather than WindowsCentral :-)
  • When are you changing the RSS feed registration so apps like fuse will work again :-\
  • I'm glad in the end, simplicity reigned!
  • ++920
  • Great name change!
  • Oh so here it is haha
  • Congrats!
  • Welcome windows central.
  • Hopefully this will stop the "What does this have to do with Windows Phone" comments
  • Welcome.....
  • Yes, this was my preferred name. I quite like it.
  • Keep up the great work. The name works just fine and in line to the future if windows platform direction.
  • Is it time for a giveaway to celebrate?
  • So that is why the rss feed just push the last 25 news !   Great name BTW.    
  • Well at leasy people complaining about Windows and xbox articles and it being WPcentral, so it had to be only about phone, can't complain now... It's a good thing!
  • Love it!, rally glad you guys were able to get the name!
  • I totally agree with this approach just lacked the renaming, life longer to windows central.
  • Great choice.  I approve.
  • Can't wait to see the updated app! c:
  • no i only want to get the news about Windows phone
  • Congratulations Daniel. Looking forward to continued top-notch coverage of all my Windows devices and services from Windows Central.
  • +1520 and +520 to the new name and rebranding. Rebranding is a painful process. Noticed it first on Twitter this morning. Keep up the awesome job you all do!
  • +1320
  • Blocked on my company's network. Lovely!
  • It is like a house with full of window.... Can you imagine that ?
  • Love the new name. Good luck and lets make this THE place to visit for all Microsoft content (Windows/Office/Cloud and Mobile) 
  • Cool
  • Love the new name! It really reflects the concept Microsoft is working on. :D
  • Congrats! Keep up the excellent reporting
  • I'm digging it!!!
  • nice rebranding, although I will still refer to this site as 4pane Central
  • I will miss the name Windows Phone Central its has done us well. Good bye old friend;)
  • I'm so glad you went with the obvious choice...  it really was the best of the choices.   Good Job!
  • I like it. If you had a audio podcast I'd listen to it. Are you going to have one?
  • Can't say i'm sad to see the " what does this have to do with windows phone?" comments go aways. 
  • So happy that you were able to secure the domain. It really was the best choice.
  • I went to follow on Twitter, only to discover you guys rolled all your followers to the new name. Kewl. It will take some time to get accustomed to it, but it's all good. The only downside is the acronym WC. Not definitive like WPC. How about WinCen for a short name? :D
  • Sounds good to me. The future is bright.    While others are at it I may as well join in too.   +530
  • Windows Central, the better name by far.
  • Facebook page needs a name change, as well as its information area...
  • I'm going to change my bookmark from the home page to the Windows Phone tag if it's still applicable. I don't use (or even own) any other Microsoft product, so reading news about Windows OS, the Xbox, the Surface, or the stuff going on at the offices isn't really applicable to me or my personal needs. So, I guess the question is this: will you continue to tag phone-related posts as "Windows Phone" or as something else?
  • Nice way to preserve the brand. WindowsCentral.com is a great evolution.