Well, there you have it, ladies and gentlemen. Unconfirmed, but comes from a reliable sources. The news that Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 will not be released for existing devices. Instead, Redmond only plans to make it available on new models. This latest version of Windows Phone 8.1 was recently spotted on a number of...

It sure does feel a tad queasy writing about the Windows Phone GDR2 and Nokia Amber updates this close to the official unveiling of the GDR3 and Bittersweet Shimmer, but this is what it is. While many networks have already begun, and in some cases finished the rollout of the GDR2 update for their Windows Phone...

The recent news that the Windows Phone GDR2 update was cancelled by HTC for its 8X smartphone raised quite a few eyebrows, with some fearing that the Taiwanese handset maker may be dropping support for its Windows Phone devices. Vodafone Australia made an announcement last week that HTC does not plan on offering the...

Boy, the Windows Phone situation is fast becoming, shall we say, a bit foggy. Even though Microsoft has made no secret of its commitment to Windows Phone partners, the companies have been rather quiet on the Nokia acquisition. It is probably the fact that all three remaining partners (HTC, Samsung and Huawei) have...

The recently released Amber update, based on Windows Phone 8 GDR2, took its sweet time to arrive, but it will soon be overtaken by the next update to Microsoft’s mobile platform, GDR3. Windows Phone 8 GDR3 is set to bring about a wider array of changes on the hardware side — including support for quad-core processors...

Another week draws to a close, and it can be said with reasonably assurance that this was a week of release dates. Microsoft officially confirmed release dates for a number of its upcoming products, the prime among them being the highly anticipated Windows 8.1. Here is a selection of the most important stories of the...

A few hours back Finish telecom giant official announced that it has started to roll out its Windows Phone 8 GDR2 (codename Amber) update to Lumia users around the world. The General Distribution Release 2 of Microsoft’s mobile platform comes with a nice set of enhancements for all compatible devices. Along with the...

If you, as a Windows Phone 8 user, are a bit irked with the slow pace the updates are rolled out, then rejoice. Things are finally starting to kick into high gear as far as the GDR2 update is concerned. Smartphone vendors are reportedly in the final stage of testing this second update to the Windows Phone 8 platform....

Some file formats are immortal. They never die. The now classic .wav file is one such format, still famous among audiophiles. But this vintage format is also used in several voicemail systems. And it seems that the upcoming Windows Phone 8 GDR2 packs in expanded support for this file format. The update flavor of...

Microsoft sure likes to plays its cards close to heart now. Word got out a few months back that the technology titan is going to work in stealth mode going forward, particularly for Windows Phone. What this means is that while the company will still be making public its future roadmaps, it just will not lay it all out...