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Former Writer · Jan 9, 2013

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 in the form of a port that was built from source and uses OpenGL graphics library. The open source glQuake is essentially like the original...

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Will Verduzco · Nov 30, 2012

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 is HTC's latest flagship Windows phone device. Packing a 720p 4.3-inch Super LCD 2 display, a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, a gig...

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egzthunder1 · Nov 30, 2012

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 HTC HD2. This device has seen more OS types and versions passing through it than most other devices on XDA combined. The ports have gone...

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FallenWriter · Nov 26, 2012

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 HD on Windows Phone 8! Even though it's in Beta, the application is full featured and includes: - Support for WIDE, MEDIUM, SMALL live tiles....

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egzthunder1 · Nov 2, 2012

App Developers, Start your Engines – Windows Phone 8 SDK Released

Earlier today, we announced that the world got its first glimpse/leak of Windows Phone 8. As a result, WIndows Phone enthusiasts all over the world are revving up and anxiously awaiting for the release of the hardware. However, since existing developers want to get a head start on porting the old WP7 apps to WP8, and creating new ones as well, Microsoft has decided to release its SDK for this platform. Now devs have something to play with until the...

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egzthunder1 · Nov 2, 2012

Say Hello to WP8–HTC 8X RUU Leaked!

Not too long ago, we witnessed the surfacing of the first WP7.8 leaks on XDA. As a result, virtually every WP7 device featured here that could be flashed with a custom ROM (due to being fully unlocked, HSPL'd, etc) enjoyed a slew of new ROMs. Many devs have not been swayed away at the thought of WP7's impending demise, and have stayed behind trying to make the best out of the very capable HW used for WP7 phones. Since we...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 4, 2012

Add Shut Down Option to Right Click Menu in Windows 8

In this day and age, talking about registry changes and modifications on XDA sounds like a flashback to the very, very distant past. After all, unless you are fully unlocked or at the very least interopunlocked, WP7 will not let you anywhere near close this magical pool of resources to make your device better. With the advent of Windows 8, people have been working hard throughout the net to make the new upcoming computer and tablet-friendly OS more usable and...

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Haroon Q. Raja · Sep 6, 2012

Highlights from Yesterday’s Nokia and Windows Phone Event

Yesterday was a major day for the smartphone industry, as Microsoft and Nokia teamed up to reveal Windows Phone 8 and the newest Nokia Lumia devices running the platform. Missed out on all the buzz? We've got you covered! The Windows Phone event was more about Nokia than about Microsoft, with key focus being on Nokia's contribution to the Windows Phone platform.  However, throughout the event, a lot of new features being introduced in Windows Phone 8 were revealed. So...

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Will Verduzco · Jun 20, 2012

Microsoft Reveals Windows Phone 8, Forum Added

Back in October of 2010, Microsoft unleashed the latest chapter in its mobile strategy with the release of Windows Phone 7. A dramatic departure from the look and feel of its predecessor, Windows Phone 7's radically different Metro UI was widely regarded as well ahead of its time. Nearly two years later and despite recent their recent alliance with Nokia, Windows Phone 7 hardware has in some regards grown a bit long in the tooth. Still featuring single core processors...

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Haroon Q. Raja · Feb 3, 2012

What to Expect in Windows Phone 8 Apollo: Official Update

Windows Phone fans, if you think Windows Phone 7.5 Mango was awesome, wait till you see what Microsoft has in store for you in the next major update of their smartphone operating system - Apollo! The folks at PocketNow got their hands on a video hosted by Windows Phone Manager and Microsoft Senior Vice President Joe Belfiore that gives us a closer look at what to expect in Apollo, including Skype integration, Multi-core processor support, NFC features and more. Here's...

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