After a succession of failures, Joe Belfiore, VP of Operating Systems at Microsoft, confirmed via Twitter that Microsoft will not be creating another Windows phone.
In another Tweet, Belfiore explained that Windows Phone’s phone’s fundamental issue was one it had since day one: the lack of apps. Users won’t use a phone with no apps, and companies won’t develop apps for a platform with no users. This vicious cycle is what ultimately drove the nail in the coffin. Joe also promised that Windows 10 mobile will continue to receive security updates, but active development in both hardware and software have ceased.
Apple and Nokia have reportedly settled a patent dispute where Nokia claims that Apple had utilized 32 of Nokia patents without paying licensing fees. As a part of the settlement, Apple has agreed to pay Nokia an upfront fee as well as any long-term patent licensing fees.
Following the patent dispute, both Apple and Nokia have moved beyond the lawsuits and are now pursuing a more synergistic relationship. As a part of their re-kindled friendship, Nokia’s Withing fitness products are now back in Apple’s retail and online stores with the two companies also hinting at a possible collaboration in digital health technology.
Source: 9to5 [...]
In one of its most high profile moves this year, T-Mobile recently announced that they’ve won big at the 600MHz low band wireless spectrum auction, winning 1,525 licenses, or 45% of all 600MHz spectrum. The newly acquired spectrum covers every inch of the US including US territories such as Puerto Rico and quadruples T-Mobile’s low band spectrum holdings. According to documents from the FCC, T-Mobile was the biggest purchaser of spectrum in this auction, spending nearly $8 billion.
The auction, which began last year, was a special auction which would re-purpose spectrum currently used for broadcast TV into spectrum for wireless services. Low [...]
Some interesting rumors have recently surfaced regarding Nokia’s rumored upcoming Android phone, the Nokia 9.
According to an article posted on Chinese technology site cnBeta, the Nokia 9 is reported to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, a 5.5″ QHD OLED, 6GB of RAM, and a 3,000mAh battery. It’s also rumored to feature a 22MP rear camera with lens made by Carl Zeiss. Security features include a fingerprint reader as well as an iris scanner.
The Nokia 9 will be Nokia’s first premium phone since its separation from Microsoft. Microsoft acquired Nokia to produce its [...]
Recently we reported that, Android was close to overtaking Windows as the most popular OS and it looks like Android is now in the lead. According to latest report from Statcounter, Android devices now make up 37.93% of the market, beating Windows which now commands just 37.91%.
Much of the growth can be attributed to the booming smartphone market. The adoption rate for Android smartphones is growing at a rapid rate whereas Windows Mobile remains non-existent. Back in 2015, Microsoft wrote off Nokia and fired 7,800 employees after seeing no growth in its mobile business. At the time of the write-off, Microsoft accounted for less than 1% of the total smartphone [...]
After current Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, announced his retirement plans last year and Microsoft’s months of searching for the replacement, Microsoft has recently announced that their search for a new CEO is now over. Effective immediately, Satya Nadella, will now be the third CEO of Microsoft following the early retirement of CEO Steve Ballmer.
Satya Nadella, previously the VP of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group, is one of the few in-house candidates Microsoft considered for their search for a new CEO. Other candidates include Nokia CEO, Stephen Elop, and Ford CEO, Alan Mulally. Despite the fact that many investors were expecting Microsoft to [...]
Nokia Lumia 920 Captures Best Pictures and Video Ever Seen on a Smartphone
Espoo, Finland and New York, NY – Nokia today announced the Nokia Lumia 920 and the Nokia Lumia 820, the first devices in Nokia’s Windows Phone 8 range.
The Nokia Lumia 920 is the flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone, including the latest advances in Nokia PureView imaging innovation. Using advanced floating lens technology, the camera in the Nokia Lumia 920 is able to take in five times more light than competing [...]
Typically when companies are planning new products, one of the first things they’d do is register a ton of domain names – after all, nothing can suck more than when the perfect domain name is taken and the owner who’s doing nothing with it wants $100,000 for it.
So, when an internet brand protection company like Markmonitor purchases a slew of domain names that hints at a League of Legends expansion or at least something League of Legends related, you’d want to pay attention. Especially since Markmonitor is the primary domain manager for Riot Games, along with a lot of other popular and well known companies such [...]