Well that’s a relief. Microsoft, it seemed, stood by its decision not to release its latest Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 firmware on older hardware, making this version exclusive to new handsets. Handsets like on which it launched, the Lumia 640 and 640 XL. At least that was the general impression. But it now...

Some timely confirmation from Microsoft. The company recently revealed that all Windows Phone 8.1 versions will directly be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for Phones once the new OS launches. In fact, the next version of the Windows 10 for Phones Technical Preview will be installable from all build of Windows...

Perhaps the most elaborate April Fools’ Day joke of them all, surely the most useful. Microsoft have released a version of MS-DOS for Lumia handsets, and it is now available for download. For how long? No idea. So if you want to grab the app and try it out on your phone then do so at the link below. Redmond may...

Following the lead of the Lumia 640, the larger 5.7-inch version of Microsoft’s new handset is also available for preorder now, with sales expected to start later this month. Read up on the Lumia 640 here. Both these devices were unveiled at MWC 2015 in Barcelona, and Redmond had confirmed that while sales of...

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...

Ever so quietly, just as the company likes to do things now, Microsoft has compiled a new update for its mobile OS in the form of Windows Phone 8.1 GDR2. Not an announcement in sight. But this new version is powering the new devices that were unveiled this week at the MWC 2015. The rollout will probably begin...

The Verizon Lumia Icon Denim update story lingers on, with no set date in sight when the new firmware will begin rolling out for users. Even Microsoft has no idea. Verizon customers started receiving the Lumia Denim update in December, but only those that had the Lumia 822 and 928 saw action. The network promised...

Nothing like some fresh statistics to close the year, and we have some new ones that detail the Windows Phone 8.1 market share. Short version is that things are coming along pretty well. The long version is available on the AdDuplex website, and the December 2014 numbers reveal that Microsoft’s latest mobile OS...

Not often do we hear of Windows Phone issues like this, but a freezing bug has been unearthed on two high end Lumia smartphones running the latest version of the operating platform. The Lumia 925 and the Lumia 1020 are the two handsets in question. And both are freezing when waking up from sleep. Microsoft...

Don’t you just love it when Microsoft quietly implements new options in its operating systems? Windows Phone 8.1 build 14203 is the latest of the latest right now. This version arrived smack in the middle of last week. And it arrived with some changes to the way the OS now handles updates. Sure, only those...