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Windows Phone 8.1 users to lose some Cortana features in January - OnMSFT
24 Dec 2018
Cortana is about to lose some features on Windows Phone 8.1, the OS where it made its big debut back in 2014. As reported by All About Windows Phone, ...
Windows Phone 8.x devices will no longer receive app updates after July 1, 2019, Windows 8.x PCs to follow in 2023 - OnMSFT
20 Aug 2018
After ending mainstream support for Windows Phone 8.1 a year ago, Microsoft announced today that Windows Phone 8.x handsets will no longer get app ...
[Updated: It's fixed] The Windows Store is currently having issues on Windows 8.1, Windows RT and Windows Phone 8.1 OnMSFT.com - OnMSFT
11 Dec 2018
The Windows Store is apparently having some issues on Windows 8.1, Windows RT and Windows Phone 8.1, with users being unable to download apps or ...
The Windows Phone 8.1 Store is broken with error 805a0193 - WindowsLatest
10 Dec 2018
There are customers still using the outdated Windows Phone 8.1 and while Microsoft is no longer updating the OS with new features, the platform continues to ...
Official Facebook app stops working on Windows Phone 8.1 - OnMSFT
15 Jun 2018
Sorry Windows Phone 8.1 users, it looks like the most popular social network in the world is no longer supporting Microsoft's legacy mobile platform. Indeed, the ...
Twitter's Windows Phone and UWP apps will stop working on June 1 - Neowin
01 May 2018
For over a month now, Twitter has had a PWA available in the Microsoft Store. Progressive Web Apps are a new feature in the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, ...
Microsoft breaks the Windows Phone 8.1 Store a year early - MSPoweruser
01 Oct 2018
Three months ago Microsoft announced the formal date when the Windows Phone 8.1 store will finally stop functioning. At the time Microsoft said: July 1st, 2019 ...
Facebook’s apps for Windows Phone 8.1 users stop working - MSPoweruser
14 Jun 2018
We reported earlier this month that Twitter was no longer functioning on Windows Phone 8.1 devices, and it seems the same issue has spread to Facebook.
Microsoft Announces End of Support for Windows 10 Mobile - ExtremeTech
18 Jan 2019
Pour one out for Microsoft's smartphone platform. After years of half-measures aimed at competing with Android and iOS, Microsoft is calling it quits on Windows ...
A Windows phone diehard FINALLY embraced Android — here's how it's going so far - Windows Central
14 Jan 2019
After 12 years of using Windows phones, Windows Central Columnist and Window phone enthusiast Jason Ward has switched to Android. Don't believe it?
What it's like to keep clinging onto Windows Mobile's sunken ship - Windows Central
26 Nov 2018
I've been using Windows phones for 12 years, and the Lumia 950 XL is still my daily driver. Here's why.
Change is constant – some features of Cortana retiring on Windows Phone - MSPoweruser
23 Dec 2018
Windows Phone 8.1 is no longer supported, and that means even Microsoft is dropping services for the platform, including updates and even Store support.
Facebook no longer works on Windows Phone 8.1! - WinCentral
13 Jun 2018
Facebook has stopped working on Windows Phone 8.1. A Reddit user found out that the app is not working on his Windows Phone 8.1. After searching the ...
Twitter’s mobile and web apps stop functioning completely for Windows Phone 8.1 users - MSPoweruser
09 Jun 2018
Having trouble using the Twitter app for Windows Phone 8.1? It's not you, it's them. Earlier this year, Twitter announced that it would be stopping support for its ...
Windows Phone 8.1 users unable to use the Store due to error 80070020, but changing the date works around it OnMSFT.com OnMSFT.com - OnMSFT
04 Mar 2018
Numerous reports are cropping up of Windows Phone 8.1 users, Microsoft's now end-of-life mobile operating system, have been unable to make use of the ...
Microsoft announced the end of support for Windows Phone. Lumia users advised to #switch - Nokiamob
21 Jan 2019
Windows Phone is dead! Well, it's been dead for a while, actually for quite some time now. It turned out to be a quiet resilient OS that just refuses to die even ...
Earning $900 an hour, real estate boss says model is broken - Stuff.co.nz
18 Feb 2019
One Auckland real estate agency boss earning $900 an hour wants a shake-up for the industry, which he says is "feeding off Kiwi complacency". Mike van ...
Windows Phone dies today - The Verge
11 Jul 2017
Windows Phone dies today The Verge
Microsoft is killing off Windows Phone 8.1 support today, more than three years after the company first introduced the update. The end of support marks an end to ...
Windows 10 news recap: Microsoft Edge continues to deliver longer battery life than Chrome, Windows Phone 8.1 users set to lose some Cortana features in 2019, and more OnMSFT.com OnMSFT.com - OnMSFT
30 Dec 2018
Welcome back to our Windows 10 news recap, where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Microsoft's flagship operating system.
I miss Windows Phone - The Verge
07 Apr 2018
I miss Windows Phone The Verge
I first gave up on Windows Phone back in December 2014. Microsoft's mobile platform was being left behind, and I was tired of not getting access to the apps ...
Miss Windows Phone? How to get the most out of Microsoft Launcher on Android - OnMSFT
11 Jan 2019
Ever since Microsoft discontinued its efforts on its Windows 10 Mobile platform, many former users have moved to other platforms, namely iPhone and Android.
Twitter client is no longer working on Windows Phone 8.1 - Phone Arena
09 Jun 2018
We hate to deliver bad news, but if you're still rocking a Windows Phone 8.1 handset in 2018, you have just lost the ability to use the Twitter mobile app.
WhatsApp for Windows Phone is getting the new groups call feature - WindowsLatest
31 Aug 2018
Facebook-owned WhatsApp today released a new update for its app on Windows Phone. The new version of WhatsApp comes with the much-awaited Group ...
Best Windows Phone alternatives for people who miss their Microsoft phones - CNET
21 Feb 2018
We find the best replacements for your favorite features.
Believe it or not, Windows Phone is BACK from the dead - Express
27 Feb 2018
WINDOWS PHONE is back from the dead, at least according to the latest listings on the Microsoft Store.
Microsoft Advising Developers to Port Windows 8/8.1 Apps to Windows 10 - eWeek
27 Aug 2018
Microsoft is advising application developers that it will no longer accept new applications for Windows Phone 8 or 8.1 after Oct. 31 and suggesting that the best ...
Windows Phone: The last Windows 10 Mobile handset has received another price cut - Notebookcheck.net
07 Jan 2019
The last Windows Phone keeps getting cheaper. Wileyfox has reduced its Wileyfox Pro to a bargain price of £59.99, which is a massive drop from its initial ...
FYI: Here's how to be sure you're on the most recent Windows phone update - Neowin
24 Mar 2018
Whether you are rocking a Windows Phone 8.1 or Windows 10 Mobile device, Microsoft is actually still pushing cumulative updates to them once in a while, ...
Windows Phone 8.1 is dead - The Next Web
12 Jul 2017
Windows Phone 8.1 is dead The Next Web
Microsoft is officially ending support for its aged mobile OS, Windows Phone 8.1, which means that users will no longer receive updates. It also marks the end of ...
The rise and fall of the Windows Phone - THE WEEK
27 Apr 2018
We take a look at the riveting journey of Microsoft's Windows Phone OS. Microsoft. operating software. Windows Phone. Nokia. Lumia. smartphones. market.
Chime in: What is the best Android keyboard for Windows phone fans? - Windows Central
22 Jun 2018
With Windows 10 Mobile nearing the end of its life, many of us have ditched our Lumia devices for Android. Android might have a great app ecosystem, but many ...
Microsoft and mobile: Can it stop shooting itself in the foot? - Android Authority
27 Jun 2018
Microsoft and mobile: Can it stop shooting itself in the foot? Android Authority
Microsoft has wasted opportunity after opportunity in the mobile space and it only has itself to blame, Hadlee Simons writes.
Telegram app updates on Windows phone with loads of changes OnMSFT.com - OnMSFT
03 Jul 2018
The official Telegram Messenger app has updated on Windows phones running Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone 8.1, and Windows 10 Mobile. This app ...
Is it still worth buying a Windows phone? - The Guardian
18 May 2017
Is it still worth buying a Windows phone? The Guardian
I've been using a Microsoft Lumia 640 for the past couple of years and like it a lot. It works well with OneDrive and other Microsoft stuff, and was excellent value ...
Windows Phone 8.1 official support ends soon OnMSFT.com - OnMSFT
13 Jun 2017
According to Microsoft's Support website, mainstream support for Windows Phone 8.1 will end on July 11, three years after the release of the mobile OS.
How to fix Windows Phone Store error code 80070020 - WindowsLatest
06 Mar 2018
How to fix Windows Phone Store error code 80070020 WindowsLatest
Roses are red, violets are blue, and Windows Phone is still alive and kicking, at least for some users. Today, thousands of users with Windows Phone 8.1 ...
Over 70% of Windows phones still in use are running WP 8.1, says latest AdDuplex report - OnMSFT
26 Oct 2017
AdDuplex released its latest report for October 2017 for Windows Devices. The AdDuplex interactive page shows a variety of OS information on different ...
Edge, Azure and Windows Phone receives a Telegram. Yup, it's the week at Microsoft - The Register
06 Aug 2018
There was more to Microsoft last week than the launch of a little brother for the Surface Pro. Here are some of the stories you may have missed amid the ...
Facebook dropping support its apps on older Windows, Windows Phone platforms - Windows Central
27 Mar 2017
If you're still using the Facebook or Facebook Messenger apps on an older version of Windows or Windows Phone, you'll want to find an alternative soon, ...
Microsoft Admits Windows 10 Mobile Is Finally, Mercifully Dead - ExtremeTech
09 Oct 2017
Microsoft has finally acknowledged for good what the rest of us have known for some time. Windows 10 Mobile has bought the farm, kicked the bucket, left the ...
Even Microsoft's lost interest in Windows Phone: Skype and Yammer apps killed - The Register
24 Apr 2018
Microsoft's given users of its collaboration apps on Windows Phone under a month's warning of their demise. A support note from late last week advises that ...
WhatsApp will stop working on these devices - Business Today
19 Jun 2018
WhatsApp will stop working on these devices Business Today
WhatsApp has been a boon to people across the globe and it has been connecting people for almost a decade. However, the messaging app will soon stop ...
Goodbye Windows Phone: What comes next for Microsoft in mobile? - ZDNet
13 Jul 2017
Despite the demise of Windows Phone, Microsoft does still have a few options left in the mobile space.
Windows phone users have 60 days before NatWest and RBS apps retire - OnMSFT
14 Sep 2018
Despite Microsoft pulling the proverbial plug on its smartphone platform, app developers have remained to offer life support efforts for users. Unfortunately, the ...
WhatsApp no longer supports BlackBerry and Windows Phone - CNET
02 Jan 2018
You'll need to upgrade if you want to keep using the messaging platform.
How and when to upgrade to Windows Phone 8.1 - CNET
14 Apr 2014
Microsoft has released a new version of its Windows Phone operating system. Here's how you can get it on your device right now.
Is Windows Phone 8.1 still a viable mobile OS? - Windows Central
19 Jul 2017
Is Windows Phone 8.1 still a viable mobile OS? Windows Central
It had a good run, and even today there are folks who strongly prefer Windows Phone 8.1 to Windows 10 Mobile. However, you cannot deny that it will no longer ...
Here's what I learned going from Windows Phone 8.1 to Windows 10 Mobile, to Android - and back again - ZDNet
16 Aug 2016
Windows 10 Mobile is getting much better, but so many of the features I rely on are still only on Windows Phone 8.1.
It is time you got rid of your Windows Phone (Lumia), Microsoft confirms it’s dead - Technology Zimbabwe
12 Oct 2017
Windows Phone is dead. This is not a joke on the low market share Windows Phone has in the smartphone industry dominated by Android and iOS. Microsoft ...
PSA: Support for WhatsApp on Windows Phone 8 is ending on December 31 - Neowin
27 Dec 2017
Last year in December, WhatsApp extended its support for the BlackBerry operating system as well as the Nokia S40. However, it also announced that itis ready ...
Microsoft fixes Windows Phone Store error 80070020 for Windows Phone 8.1 users - MSPoweruser
06 Mar 2018
Two days ago, we reported that Microsoft's Windows Phone Store suffered from an error which prevented users from downloading apps from the Store. The error ...
Microsoft kills the official upgrade path from Windows Phone 8.1 to Windows 10 Mobile - Neowin
15 Apr 2017
When Microsoft released the Windows 10 Mobile upgrade for older devices last March, it didn't exactly inform users that it was available. Instead, you had to be ...
WhatsApp to stop working on phones running Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry 10 on New Year's Day - The Independent
26 Dec 2017
WhatsApp will stop working on a selection of smartphones and mobile platforms in the new year. From 1 January 2018, the messenger *service* won't be ...
Windows 10 Mobile: Now you can update your phone from your PC - ZDNet
23 Oct 2017
Windows Phone is dead, but Microsoft has released a new updater tool to keep your devices patched.
Windows Phone 8 - TechRadar UK
20 Nov 2014
Windows Phone 8 TechRadar UK
A more detailed look at the new Start Screen menu and running you through the headline features of Microsoft's new OS.
30 Days with Windows Phone 8.1 - TIME
24 Jun 2014
When Microsoft announced Windows Phone 8.1 a couple months ago, it seemed to have finally caught up to iOS and Android in many meaningful ways. I've had ...
How to upgrade Windows Phone 8.1 to Windows 10 Mobile - TWCN Tech News
18 Mar 2016
How to upgrade Windows Phone 8.1 to Windows 10 Mobile TWCN Tech News
At last after a long wait, from today Microsoft has started rolling out Windows 10 Mobile to some selected Windows Phone 8.1 devices. In this post we will see ...
Head of Microsoft hardware business Panos Panay talks Windows Phone, wearables and the future of Surface - OnMSFT
21 Dec 2018
Despite the company continuing to refresh and iterate its Surface hardware year over year and the incremental revenue increases the division sees each fiscal ...
Windows 10 for phones vs Windows Phone 8.1: what's new? - TechRadar
17 Mar 2015
Windows Phone is not long for this world. But don't worry, Microsoft hasn't killed Windows Phone like it all-but killed the Nokia phone brand last year. Instead ...
Facebook blocks its app on Windows Phone - Deccan Chronicle
01 Apr 2017
Facebook blocks its app on Windows Phone Deccan Chronicle
The error message informs users about Facebook's decision to abandon support for their platforms.
Microsoft brings video editing to Windows Phone 8.1 with Video Tuner - The Verge
09 Jul 2014
Windows Phone has always been missing good video-editing tools, and Microsoft thinks it now has the answer. Available today, Video Tuner is the latest in a ...
Skype will stop working on Windows Phone 8.1 (and older devices) in early 2017 - MSPoweruser.com
12 Aug 2016
A few weeks ago, we reported that Microsoft is dropping support for the Skype app on Windows Phone 8.1. The company is dropping support for its older apps ...
Microsoft pushes back retirement dates for Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business Windows Phone apps - OnMSFT
16 May 2018
A couple of weeks ago, we learned that Microsoft would remove its Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business and Yammer Windows Phone apps from the Microsoft ...
Microsoft Is Selling Old Lumia Smartphones Again, For Some Reason - Gizmodo
25 Feb 2018
Microsoft appears to have found an old pallet of Lumia smartphones or something, and it's offering up Lumia 950, 950 XL, and even 650 and 550 models for sale ...
Having trouble signing into your Microsoft account on Windows Phone 8.1? You're not alone [Update] - Windows Central
06 Feb 2017
If you're hitting a snag trying to sign into your Microsoft account on Windows Phone 8.1 after a rollback or factory reset, it looks like you're not alone. A number of ...
20 common problems with Windows Phone 8, and how to fix them - Digital Trends
25 Apr 2017
20 common problems with Windows Phone 8, and how to fix them Digital Trends
Microsoft's mobile platform has lots going for it, but there are always issues. In this roundup we tackle some commonly reported Windows Phone 8 problems and ...
Getting errors while updating Windows Phone 8? Here's how to fix them - Windows Report
10 Sep 2018
You can get lots of errors when updating your WIndows 8 mobile phone. Check this awesome guide and see how you can fix different error codes while ...
You can now control your PC from a Windows Phone - The Verge
23 Apr 2014
Microsoft originally allowed Android and iOS users to control desktop PCs from their smartphones last year, but Windows Phone support was missing. Starting ...
Best Windows Phone apps for 2018 - IT PRO
08 Aug 2018
We list the important Windows Phone apps to help you choose what to download.
Nokia Lumia 630 Review: The First Windows Phone 8.1 Handset Is A Budget Marvel - Forbes
22 May 2014
This top of the range Windows Phone handset is by far the best yet.
Microsoft fixes OneDrive sync issues with Windows Phone 8.1 devices OnMSFT.com - OnMSFT
19 Apr 2017
The OneDrive team maintains its support for older devices by fixing a week-long sync issue that has been plaguing users of Windows Phone 8.l devices.
How to block calls on Windows phones - Windows Central
28 Aug 2017
How to block calls on Windows phones Windows Central
Here's how you can easily and quickly block numbers in Windows 10 Mobile and Windows Phone 8.
Windows Phone 8.1 owners who upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile will still be able to downgrade - Windows Central
05 Apr 2016
Microsoft began rolling out the Windows 10 Mobile over-the-air update to selected Windows Phone 8.1 devices in March. However, if those folks that do receive ...
Windows Phone 8.1 support ends today, but you can still upgrade qualifying phones to W10M OnMSFT.com - OnMSFT
11 Jul 2017
Today is the day that Microsoft is ending mainstream support for Windows Phone 8.1. While it shouldn't be too surprising since the last update was rolled out ...
Eight tips to get you started with Windows Phone 8.1 - CNET
21 May 2014
Microsoft released an update to its Windows Phone operating system last month. The Windows Phone 8.1 update is currently available for developers and will ...
The best apps every Windows Phone user should have - Digital Trends
02 Jan 2017
The best apps every Windows Phone user should have Digital Trends
Android and iOS may be the most prominent smartphone platforms, but they're not the only two around. Here are some of our favorite apps for Windows Phone.
'Error Code 80004004' While Updating Windows Phone 8 Apps [Fix] - Windows Report
05 Sep 2018
Having 80004004 error when trying to update some apps on Windows phones? Try the solutions from this fix article and get rid of this annoying error.
Microsoft Teams won't work at all on Windows Phone next month, not even the web app OnMSFT.com OnMSFT.com - OnMSFT
25 Apr 2018
Microsoft Teams will become completely unusable next month as even the web app doesn't work on Windows 10 Mobile.
Windows Phone 8.1: Top eight new features - NDTV
03 Apr 2014
Microsoft's much-awaited Windows Phone 8.1 update has been unveiled, and we take a look at some top new features.
How to take a screenshot in Windows Phone 8.1 - CNET
13 May 2014
Learning how to take a screenshot is one of the first things you should do with a new device.
It's time for Microsoft to push Windows 10 Mobile to 8.1 devices - Windows Central
24 Mar 2017
It's time for Microsoft to push Windows 10 Mobile to 8.1 devices Windows Central
Windows 10 Mobile is still an opt-in upgrade for eligible Windows Phone 8.1 devices. But it's time for Microsoft to change that.
Facebook for Windows Phone 8.1 gets updated - Windows Central
21 Apr 2016
Facebook for Windows Phone 8.1 gets updated Windows Central
The official Facebook app for Windows Phone 8.1 has a new update. There's no indication of any new features, so it's likely that it contains just bug fixes.
Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 - Windows Phone Central
04 Aug 2014
Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 Windows Phone Central
Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 (or just Windows Phone 8.1 Update) is one of two planned OS updates to the Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 operating system.
Windows Phone 8.1 users won't get Windows 10 Mobile update until 2016 - ZDNet
17 Dec 2015
Microsoft is planning to make Windows 10 Mobile available to existing Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 users starting in early 2016, rather than this month, officials are ...
Windows Phone: 21 tips and tricks - The Guardian
05 Dec 2014
Windows Phone: 21 tips and tricks The Guardian
Projecting your phone to your PC or TV screen is surprisingly simple. Select Settings > System > Project My Screen. Your phone will automatically start ...
How to roll back from Windows 10 Mobile preview to Windows Phone 8.1 - Windows Central
20 Oct 2015
Today's forthcoming Windows 10 Mobile Insider update requires users to rollback to Windows Phone 8.1 first. Here is how to do that to get you prepped!
Windows Phone 8.1 includes universal apps and lots of feature updates - The Verge
11 Feb 2014
Microsoft has started sharing its Windows Phone 8.1 Software Development Kit (SDK) with developers, and the inevitable leaks have begun. Over on Reddit ...
Here is what's new in Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 - Windows Central
04 Jun 2015
Here is what's new in Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 Windows Central
Microsoft has finally detailed what is in Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2. Here are all the changes they list as well as our findings too. We also discuss why only ...
Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 confirmed for select existing smartphones - Windows Central
09 Apr 2015
In order to be able to enjoy Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 you need to be rocking either the Lumia 640 or the Lumia 640 XL as these are the only Windows ...
How to switch from Windows Phone to Android Phone - TWCN Tech News
25 Jan 2018
How to switch from Windows Phone to Android Phone TWCN Tech News
Windows Phones were unarguably a breath of *fresh* air back in 2011. But, let's just accept the fact that Windows Phones aren't competing well as people would ...
Some Windows Phone 8.1 devices will get firmware updates before official Windows 10 Mobile release - Windows Central
25 Feb 2016
A Microsoft spokesperson has confirmed that some older Windows Phone 8.1 devices will get a separate firmware update before they can receive the big ...
Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 - Windows Central
04 Jun 2015
Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 Windows Central
Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 is the latest OS update to the Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 operating system. Internally it is known as GDR2 or general ...
Windows Phone 8.1 rains down on Lumia 820, 920 for AT&T - TechRadar UK
05 Sep 2014
Update: Windows 9 is now known as Windows 10. Want to know more about when you can get your hands on it? Check out our in-depth Windows 10 release ...
Facebook begins blocking use of Messenger from Windows Phone 8.x OnMSFT.com - OnMSFT
30 Mar 2017
A few days ago word got out that Facebook would be ending support for Messenger and Facebook on older Windows Phone and Windows devices. Today the ...
RIP, Windows Phone. Your demise could lead Microsoft to redemption. - Computerworld
30 Oct 2017
Microsoft in early October finally did what it should have done years ago: It killed Windows Phone. The smartphone operating system's fate was sealed when Joe ...
Customize Windows Phone 8.1 notification quick actions - CNET
27 May 2014
The new notification shade in Windows Phone 8.1 quick actions for common settings. Here's how to customize what actions are displayed.
How to reinstall Windows Phone 8.1 on Windows 10 Technical Preview - TWCN Tech News
15 Apr 2015
Running Windows 10 Technical Preview and want to downgrade your phone back to Windows Phone 8.1? Reset & reinstall Windows Phone 8.1 on your mobile ...
WhatsApp will soon stop working on certain phones − here's the full list - TrustedReviews
20 Jun 2018
WhatsApp has dropped support for a selection of older mobile operating systems, the company has revealed. It's not exactly a shock announcement.
Facebook app for Windows Phone 8.1 devices updated in the Store - MSPoweruser.com
15 Jun 2016
Facebook app for Windows Phone 8.1 devices updated in the Store MSPoweruser.com
7 weeks after the last update Microsoft today updated the Facebook app for Windows Phone 8.1 devices to version 184.108.40.206. As usual there is no change log in ...