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:
- Windows Central: www.WindowsCentral.com
- Twitter: @WindowsCentral
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/WindowsCentral
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!
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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.
LOL!! (No offence)
But, after this it's business as usual:-):-):-):-):-)
-My favorite news site...
Really feels as complete windows devices and softwares are covered under one roof.
Or WMExperts/Windows Mobile?
Only one so far...
Any reason for the specific date though???
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"
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... =]
Looking forward to the same, bigger and better, new and different.
Congratulation for the name change, I am sure WindowsCentral will continue to grow immensely popular :)
Just pinch or pan out...
And keep it up guys
But can tell us which site is more popular between androidcentral & windowscentral
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.
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.
"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)?
- in deep Oprah voice
Now, how about a much better app on Windows Phone... Compared to the Android version, the WP version stinks.
But I personally don't understand why they didn't release "McLaren" without 3DTouch if the feature wasn't ready for primetime.