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Alcatel OneTouch launches Pixi 3 8 inch tablet with Windows 10 Mobile (or Android)

Windows 10 Mobile isn’t just for smartphones. Alcatel OneTouch has launched a new 8 inch tablet with a Qualcomm processor and the mobile version of Microsoft’s new operating system. The Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 3 (8) will be available in Europe and Latin America starting in April. Don’t want a Windows 10 Mobile tablet? The company […]

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Acer Liquid Jade Primo Windows 10 phone with Continuum launches in February for €569

Acer’s first Windows 10 smartphone is coming in February. The Acer Liquid Jade Primo is a 5.5 inch phone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and support for Microsoft’s Continuum for phones software, which lets you connect an external keyboard, mouse, and display to use your phone as if […]

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Continuum for phone: You’ll need an Office 365 subscription to edit documents starting Q2, 2016

One of the coolest new features in Windows 10 Mobile is Continuum for phones: connect your phone to an external display, keyboard, and mouse and you can run Universal Windows apps in a desktop-like environment. Since Windows phones ship with Microsoft Office software, that means you can view and edit documents, respond to emails, and manage your […]

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Windows 10 Mobile coming to older phones in early 2016

The first smartphones to ship with the Windows 10 Mobile operating system are already available. But if you have an older phone that runs Windows Phone 8 or Windows phone 8.1 you’ll have to wait a little longer for Microsoft to roll out Windows 10 as a software update. While Microsoft had planned to begin offering Windows […]

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Now you can install Windows 10 on a Xiaomi Mi 4 (if you can get a Mi 4)

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi’s devices ship with a custom version of Android called MIUI. But earlier this year Xiaomi and Microsoft announced plans to let users install Windows 10 on some Xiaomi phones. Now the time has come: if you have a Xiaomi Mi 4 LTE smartphone you can download and install Windows 10. There […]

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Windows Phone Internals opens door for root, custom ROMs on Lumia phones

Some folks like to hack their smartphones to add support for apps and features that wouldn’t otherwise be available. That’s why there’s a community of iOS users that jailbreak their devices (or find new ways to do so), and a huge community of Android users rooting their phones and tablets, unlocking bootloaders, and installing custom […]

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Microsoft’s Continuum for phone requires a Snapdragon 808 or 810 chip

Continuum for Phone is Microsoft’s new platform that lets you connect an external display, keyboard, and mouse to a Windows 10 phone to use your mobile device like a desktop PC. Microsoft has already made it clear that not all phones will support the feature, and now we’re getting a better sense of which phones will […]

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Reports: Windows Phone market share is falling fast

Android is the world’s most popular smartphone operating system, followed by iOS. Windows comes in a distant third, and it doesn’t look like that’s going to change anytime soon… unless Windows movies further down the ladder. According to a new report from Gartner, about 3 percent of all smartphones sold during the third quarter of […]

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Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL coming in November for $549 and up

Microsoft has officially introduced its new flagship-class smartphones. The Lumia 950 is a 5.2 inch smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor, while the Lumia 950 XL has a 5.7 inch screen and a Snapdragon 810 octa-core CPU. Both phones ship with Windows 10 software, support Microsoft’s Continuum for Phone software that lets you […]

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Cheap Windows 10 phones won’t support face unlock, Continuum

Microsoft’s Windows 10 Mobile software for smartphones will run on a wide range of devices, including phones with entry-level hardware and premium devices that have specs that are competitive with those for other high-end phones. But not all phones that run Windows 10 will be able to support some of the operating system’s key new features. Microsoft […]