WINDOWS PHONE 8 Posts on XDA

Install OEM-Specific Apps on Any WP8 Device

Objectively, there's no question that Microsoft's latest and greatest faces less app and feature fragmentation when compared with everyone's favorite green robot. That said, the ecosystem isn't entirely the same across devices. One such example is in OEM-supplied proprietary apps. While Nokia Maps (or HERE, if you wish) is now available on all Windows Phone...

Access Your Mobile File System via LAN on WP8

Back on Windows Phone 7, XDA Recognized Developer fiinix released an interesting web server app that allowed users to browse their mobile file system through a LAN. Following up on this, Recognized Developer GoodDayToDie has created a similar application for Windows Phone 8, WP8 File Access Webserver.As with its spiritual predecessor by fiinix, GoodDayToDie's app enumerates files visible to...

Microsoft to End Support for WP7.8 and WP8 in 2014

Microsoft announced earlier this week their plans to officially stop supporting both Windows Phone 7.8 and Windows Phone 8 in the second half of 2014. Due to some rather unfortunate release dates and the fixed eighteen month product life cycle, it seems that the more advanced WP8 will actually cease to be officially supported before...

Why I Switched (Back) to Android? – XDA Developer TV

If you've seen XDA Developer TV Producer Steve’s last couple of videos, than you know he’s been using Windows Phone. He reviewed an app for Windows Phone for Google Music called CloudMuzik, and then he reviewed an e-reader called Freda.However, his satisfaction with Windows Phone has waned, and he is switching back to Android. Steve...

Windows Phone App Review: Google Music on Windows Phone with CloudMuzik – XDA Developer TV

Windows Phone has a small, but present market share. The market share is unfortunately not enough to garner the attention of a lot of large app developers, including Google. So if you have music from Google Music how are you going to access it on a Windows Phone Device?XDA Recognized Developer snickler has an app that...

Guide to Unbranding Your HTC 8X

Say what you wish about HTC and their recent shenanigans, but despite their recently announced and frankly staggering drop in profits, they still make devices that many people cannot wait to get their hands on. They usually follow this up by releasing another version with a random letter placed at the end of its name. Jokes aside,...

CloudMuzik Ported to Windows Phone 8, Brings Google Music

Windows Phone 7 enthusiasts may remember an application called CloudMuzik. It was a Google Music client for WP7 that was essential for Google Music fans running the platform because there were no other options. It had some limitations, but was overall a very useful and welcome application. Now, Windows Phone 8 users have access as...

NewsSpot for WP8 Brings Full-Featured Google Reader Experience

There are quite a few Google Reader apps for Android, but this is not always the case on other mobile platforms. It's well know that if Windows Phone 8 is going to succeed, either Microsoft or third-party developers will have to plug gaping holes in its app library---like for instance, limited Google Reader app choices. Now,...

GlQuake Ported to Windows Phone 8

Quake is one of the quintessential shooters of the 90s. Pretty much everyone with a computer who was into gaming played it, one of its sequels, or at least knew a lot about it. The biggest LAN party of the year is named after Quake. Now, the shooter classic is available for Windows Phone 8...

Forums Created for the HTC Windows Phone 8X and 8S

Not too long ago, we named the HTC Windows Phone 8X our Windows Phone of the Year for 2012. However, at the time, the device didn't yet have its own home on our forums. Now, the Windows Phone 8X and its smaller sibling, the 8S, both have their own forums on XDA.The Windows Phone 8X...

And it Keeps Going and Going… HD2 Receives WP8 Port!

Have you ever seen those horror films, where the monsters simply refuse to die regardless of what is thrown at them? They simply keep getting up and up and up, and refuse to stay down. That is kinda the story going on with the last Windows Mobile device from HTC, the ever lasting and eternal...

Amazing Weather for Windows Phone 8

If you use a Windows Phone 7 device, chances are you've heard about XDA Senior Member eizsoft's Amazing Weather application. Having used it myself, I can attest to the quality of the application and its intuitive design. However, it seems eizsoft isn't resting on his laurel, as a new beta has opened for Amazing Weather...