AdDuplex is back with its monthly report on the Windows Phone situation. We’re seeing the first steps of the new Nokia Lumia 1020 flagship, which seems to be outsekkubg its Lumia 928 sibling but is still too young (just a few weeks on sale) for any more detailed numbers.
There are only two companies of note when it comes to Windows Phone – Nokia with about 87% of the market and HTC with about 10%. But this doesn’t mean the WP market is unified. Read more »
Gameloft has announced its plans to launch a total of 15 games for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 by the end of this year and throughout 2014. Headlining the list is Asphalt 8: Airborne, which hits Android and iOS tomorrow.
Four of the games will be new for the Windows Phone 8 platform, while all 15 will be hitting Windows 8. Read more »
Do you get blackout drunk regularly? Because if you do, Nokia thinks you should buy the Lumia 925 – the optical image stabilization and ZEISS optics mean you can get good photos of the dodgy, poorly lit night clubs you visit, so that you can remember what you did last night.
Someone must have had quite the hangover when they thought of this ad. Read more »
After Nokia rolled out the Amber update, adding the Pro Camera app on the higher-end Lumias (920, 925 and 928) some Lumia 920 owners are reporting on Reddit that their phones have an unusual yellow hue on their images.
The reportedly hue appears when taking pictures with the Nokia Pro Camera and not the regular one. Read more »
It was just a couple of days ago that we reported that the YouTube client for Windows Phone 8 developed by Microsoft was back on the Windows Phone Store. Unfortunately, that app is no longer usable because Google has remotely blocked access through it.
This has resulted in Microsoft releasing a long blog post detailing why the app was removed and how, in their words, the reasons were “manufactured” so that the Windows Phone version could not offer the same experience as the Android or iPhone app. Read more »
You may remember Microsoft recently updated the YouTube app for Windows Phone 8 and made it into a proper app and not just a bookmark for launching the mobile version before. Then Google got upset because the app didn’t include ads and asked Microsoft to remove the app, which the latter complied with.
Well luckily, the app is now back on the Windows Phone Store. It seems Microsoft and Google have resolved their issues over the matter and the updated version of the app (it had previously rolled back to the bookmark version) is now available for download. Read more »
We all know that Nokia Lumia 925 packs a pretty decent 8.7 megapixel camera that comes with optical image stabilization and f/2.0 aperture. The latest Lumia 925 ad, which is quite hilarious and engaging, promotes the low light performance that those last two bits bring.
The promo video that runs for just over half a minute, tells the story of four friends trying to capture a shot at night using a phone. Read more »
The Nokia Lumia 1020 will be featured in a lot of head to head battles and today it’s time to tackle the Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom. The Lumia 1020 has its large, high resolution sensor (1/1.5″ 41MP) to rely on, while the S4 zoom boasts 10x zoom that’s something you just don’t see on a device with full phone capabilities.
Those lead to different strengths, like much better bokeh effect from the Lumia 1020, while the S4 zoom is true to its name and wins hands down when it comes to zoom. Read more »
A new update of the Extras + Info service app for Nokia Lumia brings options for call and SMS blocking. The update is available to all Windows Phone 8-powered Lumia smartphones, but the new functionality works only on those running on the GDR2 a.k.a. Amber update.
Thanks to new APIs coming with the WP8 GDR2 update, Nokia was able to add the call/SMS blocking functionality to its latest smartphones. Currently, Nokia Lumia 1020 and Lumia 925 are running it officially, while the rest of the Lumia WP8 gang (920/820/720/620/520) will be getting it any moment now. Read more »
The Nokia Lumia 1020 is in a league of its own when it comes to mobile imaging – it trumps the competition in low-light conditions, heck it doesn’t do half bad against full-fledged shooters like the Canon 60D DSLR. It could only be challenged on a handheld phone by its brother in imaging technology the Nokia 808 PureView, although it still has the upper hand thanks to its optical image stabilization.
Ever wondered what happens behind the scenes when you click the Lumia 1020 shutter key? Well now you have a chance to see as Nokia has posted an incredibly well designed video, showing the whole process. The video is so cool that it’s worth checking out even if you aren’t particularly interested in the Lumia 1020. Read more »
Motorola made a big deal of the 10MP ClearPixel camera found on the Moto X and boasted about its low light performance to anyone who would listen. So, it’s only logical for a comparison to ensue, and the Moto X has taken part in an impromptu shootout featuring the 41MP PureView camera of the Nokia Lumia 1020.
The two phones were tested with their flash units on and off, so we can compare their low-light performance as well as the quality of their flash units. Read more »
WhatsApp has started rolling out a new update across the various platforms that prioritizes the voice messaging feature of the service. This move probably comes after other messaging services have started incorporating and promoting their voice messaging feature.
To be clear, this is not a new feature even for WhatsApp as the functionality was always available. The only difference is that now it is prominently placed in the UI with the latest update. Now, you’ll see a microphone button instead of the Send button when no message is being typed in the message field. Press and hold this button and your message starts getting recorded. Slide left any time to cancel the recording. Read more »
Skype, the popular instant messenger, has updated its Windows Phone 8 application and the latest version now comes with few new features and tweaks to improve its performance.
Skype for Windows Phone 8 now has a people list filter, which allows you to filter out your phone contacts and your Skype contacts. You can now have a list of all your contacts, just Skype contacts or only those that are online. Read more »
Nokia has released a new commercial for the Lumia 925 that showcases the camera capability of the device and pits it against the iPhone 5.
The video is directed in the same way as the recent iPhone commercial, showing people using the Lumia 925 in almost near identical situations, obviously intended more as a mockery of Apple’s commercial rather than flattery. Nokia shows side by side comparisons of low light shots taken through the Lumia 925 and the iPhone 5 and the former obviously has an edge over the latter due to the presence of optical image stabilization that enables the use of a longer shutter speed. Read more »
Nokia is by far the biggest player in the Windows Phone 8 game. However, the Finns doesn’t seem to be too happy with the progress of the latest version of the platform.
In an interview with International Business Times, Nokia’s Vice President of App development, Bryan Biniak has expressed his disappointment over the Microsoft’s approach in developing the Windows Phone operating system. Read more »