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Windows Phone 7 Gets a Makeover with Windows K UI

No one can argue that Microsoft's life in the mobile market has been a story of ups and downs (more downs than ups during the past 5 years). They make a solid (albeit closed) product that is victim of current trends, trends that are not exactly the platform's main objectives. One of the things that plagues...

Windows Phone Internals Opens the Custom ROM World for Lumia Phones

Somewhere around a decade ago, when XDA was a little forum based in Netherlands, users gathered together to make some modifications to Windows phones. It was one of the few, if not only operating systems that allowed modding to such degree. Many amazing developers started their careers hacking their Windows Phone devices, but when Android appeared, everything changed. Microsoft decided...

A Detailed Tutorial to Flashing WP8/10 on Your Lumia Devices

Ever had a botched system update on your Lumia device, or wanted to downgrade for a reason or another? If so, then you've probably heard that you need to flash back the Windows ROM. While there are various device-specific or OEM-specific tools to do so for you, it can still be a daunting task for a...

Game of Quests Start-Up Moves Your Body

A group of Polish developers have just started a Indiegogo campaign with a project named Game of Quests. GOQ is a game and activity tracking app that helps players have fun and develop at the same time. The concept is relatively similar to Ingress, but takes place in a totally different universe. A world is at...

Android, Firefox OS & Windows Phone on One Alcatel Device – XDA TV

Alcatel released a device that can run Android, Firefox OS and Windows Phone! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is Xiaomi releasing the kernel source for the Redmi 1S and bypassing storage restrictions for the Nexus S!...

Alcatel Announces Phones Able to Run Android, Firefox OS and Windows Phone

Most personal computers can run multiple operating systems right out of the box. However, things get a bit trickier when considering smartphones. Only a few devices can run more than one OS and this is usually achieved through some really advanced reverse engineering and hacking. Alcatel, which recently acquired the Palm brand, has started the year with...

Project and Record Your WP8 Screen to your PC with Open Source Client

A couple of months ago, Microsoft released Project My Screen for Windows Phone devices. This app, as its name suggests, lets you project the screen of your WP device onto an external display, such as your PC monitor. Requiring you to connect the devices with a USB cable, this was offered as a solution for...

View Additional Fonts on Windows Phone 7.x

We've all seen that little empty box before. You know, the one that signifies a missing or unsupported font on your current device. This might not be quite so common for those of you out there with English as a first language, but for others with less commonly used native languages, this can be a frequent...

Windows Phone 8.1 to Receive Major Facelift Including Notification Center, “Cortana” Voice Assistant, Virtual Buttons

Just one week ago, we talked about how Microsoft was contemplating axing licensing fees on its Windows Phone and Windows RT OSes in order to help spur adoption and exposure to Microsoft services and advertising. As it turns out, that's not the only big shakeup Microsoft has in mind with regards to its mobile OSes. While...

Microsoft Considering Free Versions of Windows Phone and RT: Too Little, Too Late?

It's no secret that despite their previous successes in both the mobile and traditional computing spaces, Microsoft's market performance as of late has been lackluster. And while sales for all of their platforms are currently suffering to a degree, it's really only Windows Phone and Windows RT that are in serious trouble. Why have these two...

Leading Online File Host HotFile Shut Down Permanently

HotFile.com is one of the most widely used file sharing companies, and one that has proven popular among various XDA users to distribute development works. Now, it has been shut down permanently, and their owners have to pay $80 milion, as part of a settlement with the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). Hotfile was initially accused of piracy...

Microsoft Doesn’t Want Three Windows OS Versions

Which company has not one, not two, but three operating systems being actively developed at the same time? Microsoft does, and they're getting tired of it. The strongest suggestion of this comes with Microsoft executive Julie Larson-Green's statement that "We [Microsoft] have the Windows Phone OS. We have Windows RT and we have full Windows. We're...