Windows Phone Weekly Digest: March 21, 2015

There's a lot going on in the world of Windows Phone. So much, in fact, that it is sometimes tough to catch every important story. Device rumors come and go. New apps join the Windows Phone Store and your favorite app can get a big update with a new look or new features. Therefore, every week we will compile a list of the Windows Phone news that you just shouldn't miss.

Welcome to the "Windows Phone Weekly Digest."

Windows Phone News

  • More than 1 million bits of feedback have been submitted by Windows Insiders [Read]
  • Even more Windows 10 for phones screenshots leak [Read]
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL now available for pre-order in the UK [Read]
  • Lumia Denim rolling out to Lumia 630 and Lumia 630 Dual SIM in India [Read]
  • China set to receive a more powerful variant of Microsoft's Lumia 640 XL [Read]
  • Lumia 730 is the latest phone to get the Lumia Denim update in India [Read]
  • Lumia Denim is now available for Lumia 830 owners in Canada [Read]
  • Lenovo's first Windows Phone is launching mid-2015 [Read]
  • Microsoft is making a ROM that allows Android smartphones to run Windows 10 for phones [Read]
  • Super-affordable Lumia story continues with announcement planned for tomorrow [Read]
  • Microsoft wants to see speedier updates for Windows 10 phones with 'Project Milkyway' [Read]
  • Windows 10 for phone supports USB Mass Storage, peripherals and hubs [Read]
  • Lumia 430 vs Lumia 435: How different are they? [Read]
  • Smart Dialing reportedly demoed for Windows 10 on phone [Read]
  • Unannounced ZTE Nubia Z9 shown running Windows 10 at WinHec 2015 [Read]
  • MetroPCS to launch Microsoft Lumia 640 'mid to late May', priced at $99 [Read]


  • Top Rated Windows Phone Weather Apps to track Spring Showers [Read]
  • Vevo is the latest app to 'retire' from Windows Phone (update) [Read]
  • Popular messaging apps WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger get bugfix updates [Read / Download WhatsApp / Download Facebook Messenger]
  • 'The Voice' Windows Phone app is live for your music artist voting needs [Read / Download]
  • Torch for Band adds a mini flashlight to your Microsoft Band [Read / Download]
  • Perfect Music - a clean looking music management and playback app for Windows Phone [Read / Download]
  • LivingSocial latest company to pull their app from Windows Phone [Read]
  • OneDrive update allows business users to easily share files [Read / Download]
  • Lumia Camera: A tale of three, very confusing apps [Read]
  • VLC for Windows Phone updated with partial hardware decoding and more [Read / Download (opens in new tab)]
  • Tubecast is now a Universal App for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone [Read / Download for Windows Phone / Download for Windows (opens in new tab)]
  • HERE Maps for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 ditching use of Nokia accounts April 24 [Read / Download for Windows Phone / Download for Windows (opens in new tab)]
  • MX Player updated for Windows Phone with subtitles and more improvements [Read / Download]
  •, the best Pinterest app for Windows Phone gets even better with 2.0 updates [Read / Download]
  • Long Tweets allows you to cook up a tweetstorm from your Windows Phone [Read / Download]
  • Top Windows Phone apps for the Microsoft Band [Read]


Be sure to weigh in on this week's news in the comments section. See you next week!

Seth Brodeur
  • Lenovo's first windows phone,I am waiting!
  • Not really the most interesting WP week. Guess WP8.1 is pretty much done for MS yet there are no signs yet that Windows 10 for phones could be the game changer
  • I expected more updates from the Dev Preview program. :/. Pretty sure there are official OS builds that are newer than Dev Preview builds, too. Wonder if we'll even get GDR2.
  • Im curious too if we get gdr2 through DP
  • I'm sure the release cadence will be faster as we go. RIght now they want to expand it to as many people as possible so that it is usable. Once most phones can use it, they might have more builds faster.
  • We've seen one build of Windows 10. Little early to start being all negative Nancy on it, don't you think?
  • With a rumored launch in late summer it's about time for MS to show us a lot more and give us the chance to give feedback since this is what Windows Insider program should be about
  • Ikr
  • No.
  • Indeed
  • Cant wait to load W10 on my htc explorer
  • Man....I cant wait to load windows 10 on my Motorola razer.....
  • Is that a 1020 in the op? If so, Ms has to stop teasing me.....
  • That is the 1020.
  • That's just a screenshot of Windows 10 on 1020 running 8.1. See the double status bar? And the different icons for "No SIM"? Upper one is full white which indicates 8.1.
  • Thanks for clearing that up man. I'm so excited for next tp release that im missing the simple things...
  • Same here with my 920 dude!! I can feel your pain! :D
  • Thanks for all the update and efforts you guys are great, I agree with the top comments regarding the W10, we need to see more updates coming in and we need a good jump just like what happened between wp7 and 8.
  • You call that good?
  • Good article and in my opinion, the WP weekly is much needed. Since Windows Central now covers everything Windows/Microsoft, the phone news can sometimes get buried.
  • The latest version of Lumia camera 4 improved WB on my 720 + focus is away better now
  • This is good. Just WP.
    And in a long list.
  • What's the difference between this and ICYMI?
  • WP vs Microsoft and Associates
  • Waiting for Ace Fishing WildFish.
  • CrApple SUCKS, That's all i have to say. EVIL CrApple Will FAIL,,,,,,sooner or later. (hope sooner than later)
  • Waiting for wp 10