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Windows 10 is Officially Available for Xiaomi Mi 4

Android is undoubtedly the most popular mobile operating system in the world. Before Android's supremacy there was one king – Windows Mobile. Now the fallen emperor is back after long years spent in the shadow of Android and iOS. Ladies and gentlemen - Windows 10 is available to download for Xiaomi Mi 4! And here comes the...

Sunday Debate: Android vs. The Competition — How Can Android Secure Victory?

Android has had a good run these past couple of years; Google made sure their mobile platform remained at the forefront of emerging markets through optimized Android releases starting with KitKat. The company also invested in Android One, and due to Android’s nature, it was also the top choice for OEMs tackling the new demand. Now...

Opinion: In the Year of Compromises, Microsoft Nailed Flagship Hardware

This year, we’ve seen OEMs fiercely put out flagship after flagship in an attempt to squeeze the last drops off the premium market, as the battle transitions to middle-range and affordable devices. When looking back, it’s clear that manufacturers tried to up their game: Samsung split both of its traditional flagships into two; LG introduced the...

Microsoft Unveils the new Lumia 950, 950 XL and Surface Pro 4

Starting off with the phones, Microsoft announced two phones during its NYC event: the Microsoft Lumia 950 and the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL. The Lumia 950 sports a 5.2" QHD (1440 x 2560) AMOLED display, giving it a pixel density of ~565 ppi. Under the hood, you will find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 SoC with Adreno 418...

Arrow Launcher: Good Effort Without Direction

Microsoft’s Android expansion has been well received on the productivity front, but not so much in terms of original applications. While their Office suite managed to bring some of the document-editing excellence to mobile, attempts at entering one’s interface through apps like Picturesque proved to be pointless failures. But even then, some apps like Hyperlapse redeem...

S6 Edge+ Dummy, Cortana for Android Leak – XDA TV

The Microsoft personal voice assistant Cortana for Android has leaked. That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of the Moonshine icon pack going open source and be sure to check out the article talking about...

Microsoft Reaches Pre-Install Agreement With New OEMs

As of late, Microsoft has been making a subtle but widespread play into the Android ecosystem, with small apps like Bing Torque being the foreshadowing of the larger ones to come, and as it stands, Skype and the three popular office apps - Powerpoint, Excel and Word - are thriving on the Play Store following their...

Microsoft Forgets Glasses and Mirror, Trashes Google

Microsoft is preparing a monumental release with Windows 10, and it could easily be one of the biggest developments in operating system history. The company’s track record in desktop OS releases saw a significant dip with Windows 8, but they did an impressive job in assembling a new strategy for this next big piece of...

New Cyanogen Partnerships Bring Privacy Concerns

New Privacy concerns have emerged regarding Cyanogen’s latest announcements, primarily the inclusion of email app Boxer and that of a multitude of Microsoft apps, including Bing services, Skype, OneDrive, OneNote, Outlook, and Microsoft Office. The concerns arise when you look at both announcements together. At face value they may appear to be the beginning of...

Microsoft Expansion: Subverting Android One App at a Time

When it comes to operating systems, the name “Microsoft” is bound to ring in everyone’s ears. They deserve that recognition, given that they have been a major player in desktop computing since the early days of GUIs. While their advancements in the PC world are arguably some of the fundamental pillars of all software experiences...

Microsoft Unveils the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL

Amidst all the Android frenzy caused by the release of the HTC One M9, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet, Microsoft added its own offering, albeit non flagship, to the table with the announcement of the mid range duo of Lumia 640 and 640 XL. Marketed as being "Windows 10 ready", both these devices launch with...

Just Where Is Cyanogen Taking Us?

If you have rooted your phone or flashed a custom rom, chances are you have heard about CyanogenMod. The company has given users the chance to customize their devices greatly, remove bloatware and keep up with the latest OTA updates long after their device has been abandoned by their carriers. By developing a universal installer,...
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