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Microsoft’s Path Guide is a User-Supported Indoor Navigation App for Android

Thanks to apps such as Google Maps and Waze, getting turn-by-turn directions from place to place has never been easier. Unfortunately, the same can't be said quite yet for indoor navigation. Google Maps has been tinkering with it for malls, airports, etc., and we're likely to see big improvements to this when Google Lens is released...

Windows Phone 8.1 is No Longer Supported by Microsoft

Unless you own an iPhone, smartphones these days simply do not receive the software update support that people would like to see. It's rare enough to see a smartphone OEM support all of their released devices with major updates for 2 years, and it's even more rare to see them push out monthly security updates. Many...

Canonical Publishes Ubuntu in the Windows Store

Microsoft and Linux hasn't always had the best relationship throughout the years. However, a new direction for the company in part thanks to its current CEO has been both surprising and beneficial to Windows and Linux fans alike. Back at Build 2017 in May of this year, Microsoft announced that they would allow Windows 10...

Microsoft, Qualcomm and Intel: The Windows 10 ARM Dustup

In December 2016 Qualcomm and Microsoft released news that they were going to do something many in mobile didn't expect: Another attempt to get Windows to run on an ARM processor. But the similarities between this new attempt and previous ones marred by the Windows RT release were quickly put to bed. During the same announcement...

Mojang Announces the Better Together Update for Minecraft with Cross-Platform Support

E3 is happening this week and this means there have been a ton of new game announcements. Most of these have been about console and PC games, but there are some that involve the mobile market too (such as the upcoming South Park game). Microsoft and Mojang also announced a new update for Minecraft that...

As Google Neglects Tablets, Apple and Microsoft Advance the Convergence of Mobile and Desktop Computers

A little over one year ago, Google did what many of us expected them to do: announce Android app support in Chrome OS. As is the case with every Google announcement, this was in early beta stages and would not release to consumers for a few months. Still though, there was hope -- hope for Android,...

Internal Video from Microsoft Showcases Their Original Vision for the Lumia 950

The Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL were not the most popular of smartphones. The phones opened up against heavy competition from Android OEM who enjoyed the figurative edge in the mobile ecosystem. The Android OEMs prevailed and Microsoft retrenched its efforts in the mobile space. A new video from Windows Central showcases Microsoft's original vision for...

Guide Walks You Through Starting Android Development in Visual Studio

We often talk about Android Studio here at XDA because it's a powerful IDE made with Android application development in mind. Google is the company behind Android Studio and they're constantly adding new features that make developing Android applications easier with it. The company also just announced support for Kotlin in Android Studio, and you...

Microsoft Announces Important Features At Build 2017

One of the most anticipated events of the year is over: at Build, Microsoft presented its newest ideas and features, all of which should soon hit personal computers, tablets and phones, with the bulk of new functionality included in the fall Fall Creators Update. Microsoft held the Build 2017 conference in Seattle, and during the conference...

Microsoft Demos Windows 10 on ARM Hardware Running Existing Win32 Apps

We've known that Microsoft has been dedicated to getting Windows 10 running the way it should be on ARM hardware. Back in December of last year, we were told that the next generation Qualcomm Snapdragon chips would officially support Windows 10. We weren't given a solid date for when this type of hardware would be made...

Microsoft’s Quarterly Phone Revenue Down from $1.39 Billion in Q1 2015 to $5 Million in Q1 2017

Microsoft's venture into the mobile phone market was once the talk of the town, but no longer generates near as much excitement. Windows CE had some dedicated fans but overall it wasn't a widely accepted platform. This evolved into Windows Mobile which is cited as having 11.3% of the smartphone market in the United States...

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...