Tag: 8.1

Windows 10 Mobile upgrade, but not for the Lumia 1020, 925 or 920

We covered the Windows 10 Mobile upgrade fairly recently. A raft of Windows Phone 8.1 handsets are getting the update and it was good to see an update happening so quickly. Sure, handsets with 512MB RAM weren’t fit enough because Microsoft tests showed that it didn’t give the …

Windows 10 Mobile has arrived

Word on the street is that Windows 10 Mobile is arriving on handsets right now, with select Windows 8.1 devices getting the update. Mike Phillips has mailed in to tell us that he’s got it on his Lumia 1520 already. The supported devices for the upgrade are as …

Bought the Linx tablet and had trouble browsing?

If you managed to get the Linx 8 Windows 8.1 tablet from Sainsburys recently then you’ll know just how cheap it was. The 32GB 8″ tablet has an Intel quad core CPU, 1GB RAM and WiFi, Bluetooth, two cameras etc. Trouble is, if you unboxed it and tried …

Nokia Lumia Cyan Update roll out starts

The time that all Nokia WP8 users have been waiting for has arrived. Microsoft just announced that the Lumia Cyan Update is starting to roll out …..now! It will be reaching your device very soon and will bring some significant enhancements to your device. The main features that …

Nokia Lumia 630 Review

This is a special one for me, because – apart from using Windows Phone in a few example videos over the years, I’ve been a really big Android and iPhone user. Put it this way, Windows Phone has a big hill to climb with me. It’s going to …

Windows Phone 8.1 – Now it’s my turn

OK, here is the short version. I’ve not really gone near Windows Phone for a while now. Years in fact. Some of you have taken exception to my first thoughts of the OS whist looking at the new Lumia 630 yesterday. However, I want to tell you a …

Microsoft Surface 2 with 4G – Review

Windows RT is an interesting creature, some wonder why it exists, some love it for its limited nature and some like me now and again get a device running Windows RT and just try to get on with life using the tools provided. The Surface 2 4G price (£539 …

WP 8.1 receives its first update

For the ‘developers’ amongst us who took the plunge and downloaded Windows Phone 8.1 there has been widespread support for the changes.   That said, it is not a ‘developers preview’ without having its fair share of problems.  Topping the list have been numerous complaints about battery life …

Windows Phone 8.1 developer software coming next week

Microsoft held their Build 2014 event recently and the focus for mobile was on Windows Phone 8.1. The improvements it brings to the mobile platform include a new voice assistant called Cortana, background tiles and a notification centre the company calls ‘Action centre’ plus much more. The disappointing …

Windows Phone 8.1 is here. Get all the details.

Got yourself a Windows Phone 8 device? You’ll soon be getting 8.1 and includes a “bunch” of stuff which is, apparently, “rad”. Last year, if you had a screen big enough, Windows Phone 8 added an additional column to the main screen. This has now found its’ way …

HTC to update Android on “flagship” handsets for 2 years

Good news for Android and some Windows Phone after a online Q&A revealed some juicy new details from HTC. First up, with Windows Phone 8X owners, HTC are working on an 8.1 upgrade as we speak. Secondly, if you’re looking to get a HTC Android device, the OS …

Lumia 2520 announced by Nokia

The Lumia 2520, the first Windows tablet from Nokia, has today been announced. Here in the UK there’s only one place to get it, and that’s through John Lewis from December 4th. The tablet includes 4G connectivity, a full HD 1920×1080 10.1″ screen, 2.2GHz quad-core CPU, 11 hours …

Windows Phone Update 3 Improvements revealed

With the Windows Phone sales share figure rising (at least, according to Kantar) and more than 175,000 apps now available, things are looking a little better for Windows Phone. Update 3, as it’s now known, has a number of improvements. Not only that, but there’s a developer preview …