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Microsoft may be way down with regards to its aspirations in the smartphone market, but don’t count the company out just yet. Windows 10 Mobile hasn’t been the savior that Microsoft hoped would help its smartphone sales rebound, but it isn’t stopping the Redmond, Washington-based company from forging ahead with the Redstone 2 update for Windows 10 Mobile. In fact, Microsoft used its Ignite 2016 conference to highlight some of the features that will be coming to Windows 10 Mobile users. Neowin was nice enough to catalog the enhancements, all of which are geared towards improving the Continuum experience.... Read more...
Hewlett-Packard was almost able to make it to MWC 2016 without its badass Elite x3 leaking for all to see, but it wasn’t meant to be. Late last week, images of the smartphone leaked onto the web along with its full spec sheet. The good news is, the images and the specs were accurate, which means that the Elite x3 is a powerhouse flagship that can easily go toe-to-toe with the best Android and iOS flagships out there. HP’s return to the mobile sector is truly a remarkable one, as the Elite x3 is just a small piece of a truly expansive Windows 10 experience that touches phablet, desktop and laptop... Read more...
Word on the street is that Microsoft is ready to bury its Lumia brand and move in a different direction with Windows 10 Mobile smartphones developed by its Surface hardware team. Microsoft for all intents and purposes confirmed the development, with Chief Marketing Officer Chris Capossela stating, that the phone would be the “spiritual equivalent” of its Surface tablets. The Redmond software and hardware giant definitely has something new in the works, as Microsoft China uploaded a video this week to highlight the Continuum functionality found within supported Windows 10 Mobile smartphones.... Read more...
One of the most ambitious features Microsoft has packed into Windows 10 Mobile is Continuum, which lets users plug their smartphone into a dock, and then take advantage of it as if it were a PC, complete with mouse, keyboard, and monitor. It's a niche feature, but for those who could take advantage of it, it can prove to be a real boon to on-the-go productivity. Up to this point, Continuum has required beefier hardware to work, such as the hardware featured on the Lumia 950 and 950 XL. Microsoft has now added another SoC to the list: Qualcomm's MS8952, also known as the Snapdragon 617. At the moment,... Read more...
Being an "Insider" for one of Microsoft's various products and services is already a rewarding experience -- you get early access to whatever Microsoft's cooking up and can help shape how it turns out through your feedback. It's a win-win situation, and to show its appreciation to those who provided a lot of feedback on Windows 10 Mobile, Microsoft is rewarding its most active Insider participants with one of its new flagship Lumia handsets, plus a some extras.Microsoft is taking its Windows 10 Mobile Insider program to the hardware level and it's bringing along some participants for the ride.... Read more...
Earlier this week, Microsoft officially unveiled its new flagship Windows 10 Mobile smartphones: the Lumia 950 and 950 XL. Both feature QHD displays, 32GB of internal storage, a microSD slot for expanded storage, support wireless charging, and impressive 20MP cameras. On the processing front, the Lumia 950 comes with a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 with 3GB of RAM, while the Lumia 950 XL is packing an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor with 3GB of RAM. However, one of the most interesting aspects of the new Lumia flagships comes courtesy of that little USB-C connector on the bottom of the devices.... Read more...
If you’re becoming bored to death with Microsoft’s steady cavalcade of budget Lumia Windows Phone releases, you’ll be glad to know that new flagship will soon be upon us. Instead of boring us to death with low-end Snapdragon processors, 1GB of RAM, and “mere” 720p displays, Microsoft is finally on the verge of delivering a true successor to the Lumia 930. Microsoft will deliver a two-pronged assault on the high-end market with the Lumia Cityman and the Lumia Talkman, according to WMPoweruser. The Cityman will be the true flagship with a 5.7-inch QHD (2560x1440) display, octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon... Read more...
In a perfect world, we all could forget all about Windows 8 and the headaches that it caused for regular consumers all over the world. Microsoft’s heart was in the right place; it sought out to create an operating system that would not only cater to its existing base of desktop and notebook users, but also to the growing tablet market. However, the company missed the mark and ended up with a UI that did more to frustrate than to increase the productivity of users. Microsoft sought to right the ship with tweaks in Windows 8.1, but many consumers had already put on their life preservers at that point.... Read more...
It's hard to build a smartphone these days that truly stands out. Every so often, you'll see a new phone with a really strange design, but in most cases, things remain generally safe. That's largely because applications are designed to work with a specific screen size and a specific resolution (and aspect ratio), so straying too far from the magic formula could hurt the phone's appeal. That hasn't stopped Samsung from introducing the wildest version of the Galaxy S to date, and it's coming soon to Verizon Wireless. Introduced this evening, the Samsung Continuum. The phone's name actually has a... Read more...
We made our annual pilgrimage to Intel Developer Forum this year and upon arriving in sunny San Francisco, we were greeted with the usual IDF fanfare in a sleek, modernistic environment. Presentations and demonstrations of Intel's latest cutting-edge technologies awaited us in the lobby as we noshed a bit on the continental breakfast buffet, but the glitz of table top demos were not what we really were after. Intel's Sean Maloney introduced Intel President and CEO, Paul Otellini setting the backdrop for this year's Intel Developer Forum with the big idea behind the company's conference theme: The... Read more...