Microsoft’s launch of Windows Phone 8.1 has marked a turning point in the operating system. While it is just a dot-one upgrade to what was currently out there, it finally brings Windows Phone up-to-speed with the other competing platforms when it comes to features. Microsoft is not just being smart about adding features, but also in adopting emerging standards that could become popular.
Apple’s Passbook hasn’t necessarily been the most acclaimed feature that we’ve found since iOS 6, but we have seen services like airlines continuously support the service. [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Nokia Lumia 520 and 720 as they’ve not got both a retail price and a release date. Then we talk about Windows Phone 8, and how it seems that history won’t repeat itself when it comes to software updates. Then it’s some MWC oddities as we visit the NWC Medias W dual-screen Android smartphone. Samsung’s new wallet service is next, even though it looks exactly like Apple’s passbook. We end today talking about the Galaxy S IV and the processor selection we’ll get when released.
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