The Intel-powered Windows 10 phone that was due to be released in 2016 isn't happening, according to Windows Central, which cited anonymous sources "familiar with Microsoft's plan." Now, rumor has it that a Microsoft Surface phone is in the works.
Microsoft released its latest Windows 10 Mobile preview build for testers this week as the release date of the Lumia 950 and 950XL, which will run on the OS, inches ever closer. Whether the company is wrapping up its preparations and readying a full release remains unclear, though some think this version could be the final product.
Microsoft is set to unveil the Surface Pro 4, new smartphones and other hardware at a launch event in October, according to a new report.
Nokia was testing Lumia smartphones running Google's Android mobile operating system "well before" discussions that led to Microsoft agreeing to purchase the company's struggling mobile phones business for $7.2 billion, The New York Times reports.
Nokia promised its newest Windows Phone 8 operating system update will reach all Lumia smartphones by the end of this month.
Nokia released an updated version of its Music streaming service for Microsoft's Windows Phone 8, adding concert notifications and new release alerts.
Nokia is rolling out a Windows Phone 8 operating system update that extends camera features introduced this spring in its Lumia 925 smartphone to other devices within the Lumia portfolio.
Nokia released a new app for Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system that allows users to upload videos directly to Google's YouTube. While the actual app is a relatively minor item in the overall mobile marketplace, it serves to highlight the increasingly complex web of alliances and rivalries that has grown out of the intense competition in the mobile industry among the world's largest technology companies.
Nokia's disappointing second-quarter financial results indicate that consumers are "content" with a mobile ecosystem dominated by Google's Android and Apple's iOS, according to an investor note released by Needham & Company Analyst Charlie Wolf.
Nokia Chief Executive Officer Stephen Elop threw an iPhone across a TV studio during a recent interview with a Finnish journalist, a move that could symbolize its decision to tether its fortunes to the Windows Phone operating system.