Posts tagged with: Windows Phone 7.8
  • by | May 8, 2013 4:28 PM

    Remember when Windows Phone was in its infancy and we were optimistic that Microsoft might be able to mitigate the sort of problems Android faced with OEMs and carriers dragging their feet when it came to software updates? We've had a healthy dose of reality since then, and while the WP landscape may not be quite so fragmented as Android's, it's far from a well-oiled, finely tuned machine. To that effect, many AT&T Lumia 900 users are only just today getting their Windows Phone 7.8 updates. This update contains the latest 7.10.8862.144 system software we saw arrive in March, correcting ...

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  • by | March 18, 2013 7:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Nexus 5 rumors and why they focus mainly on the camera. Then we talk about Motorola and some more X Phone rumors that now include three devices on the list. Then we move the spotlight to Microsoft as the plans for upgrade to Windows Phone 9, or the lack there of are already official. Then we talk about T-Mobile, their new 4G LTE network, and which devices will be benefited. We end today's show talking about Samsung's plans to bring Android 5.0 to their most recent devices. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Nexus 5 Rumors Focus ...

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  • by | March 18, 2013 12:25 PM

    The subject of forthcoming Windows Phone releases has come up quite a bit lately, either talking about specific WP8 updates due later this year, or as a broader look at where current users will end up once Microsoft moves on to Windows Phone 9, or whatever lies in its future. From what we heard from Microsoft late last month, there wouldn't be another WP7.8 situation with WP8 hardware, and the company committed to "[having] an upgrade path going forward." Now the company is laying (at least some of) its cards on the table, spelling-out the end of the road for both WP7.8 and WP8. It's all a ...

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  • by | March 15, 2013 2:25 AM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about LG's new strategy to compete with the Optimus G Pro against the Galaxy S 4, and yes HTC is in the same wagon. Then we move to some leaks suggesting that Verizon won't wait for the HTC One, and will launch it close to the rest of the carriers. Windows Phone 7.8 is up next as the new update rolled out today should fix all its bugs. We then talk about the US launch of the BlackBerry Z10 and which carriers get it first after their second event planned. We end today's show talking about Samsung's announcement of the Galaxy S 4 and what's cool and ...

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  • by | March 14, 2013 3:06 PM

    Microsoft's initial release of Windows Phone 7.8, while a long-overdue bone to throw loyal Windows Phone 7.5 users, wasn't without its own problems. Not long after updates started going out, we heard about a variety of problems, not the least of which being some unwanted behavior from the system's live tiles. Eventually, we saw Microsoft halt distribution of the update, presumably to address some of these issues, and heard Joe Belfiore acknowledge the problem and assure users that Microsoft was working on a fix. Now it seems that a new and improved Windows Phone 7.8 is ready to head out to ...

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  • by | March 7, 2013 6:37 PM

    Late last month we got word from a carrier that Microsoft had slammed the brakes on the continued distribution of Windows Phone 7.8 updates. That made enough sense, since we had heard about a number of issues with the update, but the whole thing was a little weird, with no official comment on the situation from Microsoft nor any sort of ETA for when distribution might resume. We're still waiting to hear something from Microsoft proper, but today we get an update from at least a little closer to the horse's mouth, upon Nokia's Russian branch tweeting about the situation. In response to a ...

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  • by | March 7, 2013 3:13 AM

    The latest U.S. numbers are in from comScore for the three-month average period ending January 2013 and, while there aren't any changes in the ranking, the percentage points are just a tad different. Apple and Samsung are still in their comfortable leading positions in the OEM standings, both registering a slight growth, while HTC, still in third, is losing a bit of ground. Compared to October 2012, Apple has managed to strengthen its leading position by adding 3.5% to its figures for a total of 37.8%. Samsung is also on the rise only adding 1.9% this time for a total of 21.4%, followed ...

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  • by | March 5, 2013 8:09 AM

    BBC's iPlayer is already present on platforms like Google's Android, Apple's iOS or BlackBerry's BBOS and, as a direct effect of an agreement between BBC and Microsoft, Windows Phone users should get their own flavor soon. By the looks of it you should not wait for a dedicated application but rather for a browser-based access with a Live Tile. To quote Cyrus Saihan, Head of Business Development, "we will be releasing a shortcut to BBC iPlayer in the near future which will be available in the Windows Phone Store, enabling the BBC iPlayer website to work on Windows Phone 7.5 and 8 via a ...

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  • by | March 4, 2013 5:11 PM

    Getting tired of all this vague talk about Windows Phone updates that are months and months away, without even so much of a rumored list of expected changes? Craving something a little more definite? You'd be wise to follow Microsoft's Joe Belfiore on Twitter, as lately he's been talking a lot about what's just around the corner for Windows Phone. First up, remember how we saw a Microsoft employee confirm that the company was aware of all the issues users are having with WP7.8 and live tiles, but that there wasn't any kind of assurance that it would actually develop and release a fix? Well ...

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  • by | February 28, 2013 7:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Samsung's public Unpacked Event to happen in Times Square, New York. Then we talk about the HTC One winning the MWC 2013 award for best mobile device. Then we talk about HTC Sense 5 and which devices will get it soon. Microsoft is next as we talk about the live tile issues on Windows Phone 7.8. We then end today's show talking about our MWC 2013 wrap-up. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Samsung Announces Public Unpacked Experience in Times Square - HTC One Scores MWC Mobile Device Award - HTC Confirms Sense 5 Updates  - Microsoft ...

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  • by | February 28, 2013 12:55 PM

    Earlier this week we heard that Microsoft was putting a stop to further Windows Phone 7.8 updates, and speculated that this interruption could be tied to some of the bug reports we've heard in regards to the software, specifically dealing with aberrant live tile behavior. Now a thread has been uncovered in Microsoft's Windows Phone Development Forums where the company acknowledges some of these live tile issues, but manages to be less than reassuring about fixing them. The company admits that there are two known problems at play here, both an issue with tiles wasting bandwidth due to ...

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  • by | February 26, 2013 3:20 PM

    By now, a lot of you who have held on to your old Windows Phone 7 smartphones have upgraded to WP7.8, either by means of the update officially coming down through your carrier, or by taking matters into your own hands. Still, there are plenty of users out there who have been waiting patiently for their updates to arrive, and for some of them the wait may have just gotten a little longer, upon reports arriving that Microsoft has put a halt to the update's distribution. A moderator on Vodafone's German forums recently posted the news that Microsoft has stopped its plans for the update's ...

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  • by | February 20, 2013 6:30 AM

    Microsoft CFO Peter Klein recently had a chat with Reuters while attending the annual Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference. During this chat he mentioned that Microsoft was “very focused on continuing the success we have with PCs and taking that to tablets and phones." When asked, citing Microsoft’s relatively unimpressive 3% market share, if there was a ‘Plan B’ to their mobile strategy, Klein’s response was just as corporate mouthpiece-ish. "It's less 'Plan B' than how you execute on the current plan," said Klein. "We aim to evolve this generation of Windows to make ...

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  • by | February 13, 2013 7:00 AM

    Sitting on the couch the other night, I saw a commercial that really piqued my interest.  Lumia 920 from AT&T – buy one get one free. Holy Crow! That’s just the excuse that I’ve been looking for! Sure I’d have to go on contract again – I haven’t bought an AT&T phone since June of 2010 – but this might just be worth it. But wait. As much as a Lumia 920 would fulfill a good portion of my smart phone naughty dreams, is this REALLY the best time to pony up $100 and the next two years of my life on a new phone? Can the Lumia 920 still be considered a “new” phone? It ...

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  • by | February 13, 2013 7:00 AM

    Part of me has always rooted for the underdog. I was a huge fan of webOS when I first caught wind of it; I loved Android long before it ever came to market; I pulled for MeeGo until it was evident the OS had no future with Nokia; and I'm currently rooting for Jolla's MeeGo-based Sailfish OS, Ubuntu Phone OS, Ubuntu for Android and Open webOS. While not all of these up-and-coming platforms will succeed, I continue to pull for them – they each have a golden nugget of potential. Some consider Windows Phone an established OS. I'm not so sure I agree – the platform has gained little ...

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