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Windows 10 Creators Update to Restrict Official Support to Just 13 Devices

Microsoft is rolling out the Windows 10 Creators Update to PCs globally, and it will soon be rolling to smartphones as well. However, the number of smartphones that will be officially supported and upgraded to the Windows 10 Creators Update has just received a trimming, bringing the number down to just 13 device models. The lucky...

Samsung Flow Said to Support All Windows 10 PCs in the Future

Back in CES 2016, Samsung announced a new tablet called the TabPro S. This wasn't like the company's traditional tablets that run Android though. Instead, it is a 2-in-1 tablet PC that runs a full version of Windows 10 on it. These 2-in-1 tablets are actually where a lot of tablet sales have gone lately...

Nokia-branded Android smartphones will launch in first half of 2017

Struggling to compete with Apple's iPhone, Nokia was forced to decide which mobile operating system, between Android or Windows Mobile, the company would stake its life on. In a deal with Microsoft in 2011, they chose Windows Mobile 7 as their platform of choice. Unfortunately for Nokia, Windows Mobile failed to make significant ground, resulting...

Moto M Rumored to Launch with Microsoft Bloatware Pre-Installed

It was just last month when we learned about a cross-licensing patent deal between Microsoft and Lenovo. Microsoft has been making deals with multiple Android OEMs as a way to get some of their core applications pre-loaded onto smartphones and tablets. The deal with Lenovo is just one of their latest, and it promised the...

Microsoft Lumia 525 Hacked to Run Android 6.0.1 with CyanogenMod 13

You may have heard of the Microsoft Nokia Lumia 525. Or not, we wouldn't blame you. It's a humble little device, with a 4" 800x480 IPS display powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 SoC, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. The device also came with Windows Phone 8 (updated to Windows Phone 8.1) and was...

SurveyMonkey: Microsoft Mobile Office App Usage Crushed by Google

Earlier this week SurveyMonkey released information from its Intelligence division that provides some insight into how many people are using Microsoft Office apps on mobile devices in comparison to Google. While I expected the numbers to heavily lean towards Google, what I saw was staggering. According to SurveyMonkey's research collected through March 2016, Microsoft only carries...

Microsoft Build 2016 Announcements Making Way To The Public

During Build 2016, Microsoft announced the Anniversary Update for Windows 10 along with several new attractive features. Now that the preview update (14316) has been released on the Insider fast track additional tools are making their way out to the public we can get a look at some of these new features. Most important to many of our...

Best Microsoft Apps for Android

Microsoft is a large company, and while we may just think of them as the guys behind Windows, and those that failed at making Windows Phone successful, that is not all they do. They have a lot of apps that are available on Android. Some of these apps are cross-platform, but if you wanted to know...

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...