Wow, we’ve lapsed a good length of time since our last coverage of anything to do with the Lumia 830 and the Denim update. We haven’t see much progress on the special flavor of Windows Phone we saw Nokia-turned-Microsoft-turned… well, Microsoft less the Nokia acquisition work on. Several Nokia Lumia models have the Denim update that gives us much of the Lumia Camera 5 features we were impressed with. Not the Nokia Lumia 830. And not just yet.
The second Denim update for AT&T versions of the Nokia Lumia 830 has set claws on the Windows Phone Recovery Tool [...]
Microsoft … sit down, please. We need to talk. This won’t be long.
By the time you finally lay off the 7,800 talented people you promise to, your employee rolls will settle just above 110,000. I know, you’ll do just fine: that number’s still about 60% better than it was a decade ago. But by that same time, the government of Finland will seek a supplementary budget to specifically patch the gaping hole you, Microsoft, have left in the country’s job market.
According to the Helsinki Times, you have essentially ripped the lungs out of a dying [...]
Well, you asked for it. You’ve got it. When we compared Google Maps to Apple Maps this week, we found that while Apple has come a long way from its early follies, further improvements can’t come fast enough.
This time around, we have the cartography effort from Nokia doing the rounds against Google. Both apps share a few traits: they’re on iOS and Android. They both have downloadable maps for offline use. They both have some pretty extensive databases on transit.
But as much as those similarities count for HERE, it has some major drawbacks to it. From [...]
If you’ve been yearning for Nokia hardware since its Microsoft acquisition, then you might finally be in luck — at least, sort of. The company’s CEO Rajeev Suri recently commented on the possibility of reentering the phone space. To simplify a complicated response, Nokia has interest in designing phones to then license to other companies, similar to what happened with its N1 tablet. In other words, while they may ot be manufactured by Nokia, you’ll at least have the novelty and peace of mind of knowing that Nokia designed your phone again.
It’s a lot of technical mumbo jumbo, [...]
“We’re waiting on Google Play services to come for this device.”
Sure, the hardware works like a dream and the software, while a little bare-bones and boring, doesn’t look offensive at all. Nokia gives the device regular OTAs and while the proprietary “N Store” is all in Chinese, you can grab plenty of the usual apps through APK Mirror or alternative app stores. Heck, take a plunge and look around the “N Store,” it’s not like it’s poisonous … just extremely foreign.
“We’re waiting on Google [...]