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Google’s only app for Windows 10 Mobile stops working

Windows-powered smartphones have had declining market share for years, and at this point even Microsoft has pretty much given up on its own Windows 10 Mobile operating system (although it will continue to offer security updates for a little longer). So it’s not surprising that developers of third-party apps have largely abandoned the platform as […]

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Windows Phone Internals 2.3 released, unlocks all Lumia bootloaders

Microsoft may have largely abandoned its Lumia smartphones with Windows software. But if you’ve got one lying around now you can unlock the bootloader and root the phone. As promised last month, the developer of Windows Phone Internals has released a new version that can unlock and root just about any Lumia device. Windows Phone […]

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Windows Phone Internals 2.2 can unlock all Lumia phones (root, custom ROMs, and more)

Microsoft may have pretty much given up on Windows Phone, but if you’ve got a Lumia smartphone running Windows Phone software there’s a new tool that you can use to unlock the bootloader and flash custom firmware. About two years after releasing a version of Windows Phone Internals that could unlock some Lumia devices running […]

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Microsoft kills Word Flow keyboard for iOS to focus on SwiftKey

Smartphones that run Windows may not be very popular these days, but you can get a taste of Microsoft on iOS or Android by installing some of the company’s apps for those platforms, including Cortana, Bing, and Office. Up until recently, iPhone users could even install Microsoft’s Word Flow keyboard to get a typing experience […]

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Even Microsoft thinks you don’t need a LinkedIn app for Windows Phone… and Microsoft owns LinkedIn

LinkedIn is reportedly emailing users of its Windows phone app to let them know that the app will stop working after August 31st. On the one hand, this is just the latest story about an app developer pulling the plug on support for Microsoft’s smartphone operating system, which has a nearly insignificant market share. On […]

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Microsoft saw “negligible revenue” from phone hardware in Q2

Microsoft hasn’t officially pulled the plug on Windows Phone hardware yet, but things aren’t looking particularly good: during the company’s second-quarter earnings call Microsoft Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood went over the revenue generated by different parts of the company. When it came to Windows Phone devices she said to expect a decline due to “negligible […]

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Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update is now rolling out (for some phones)

The Windows 10 Creators Update for desktop and notebook computers began rolling out a few weeks ago. Now the update is making its way to Windows 10 Mobile smartphones. Well, some Windows 10 Mobile phones anyway. Only 13 phones are officially getting the update. Like the Creators Update for PCs, the new version of Windows […]

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Microsoft: Windows 10 Creators Update only coming to 13 phones (officially)

Microsoft recently began rolling out the Windows 10 Creators Update to PC users. But what about phones? The company has an update for those too… but only a handful of phones will get it… kind of. Only 13 existing phones are getting an official update from Windows 10 Anniversary Update to the Windows 10 Creators […]

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Would you buy a $300 Windows Phone with Continuum support? (Cerulean Moment hits Indiegogo)

Microsoft may be continuing to crank out updates to its Windows 10 Mobile operating system, but there are only a handful of phones that actually run the software at this point, and soon Microsoft will even begin selling Android phones that run some Microsoft apps. So is there really any demand for new Windows phones? Or […]