Don't-Miss Windows Phone Stories
Windows Phone 8.1 Update, formerly known as Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1, adds folders to the Start screen, the ability to sandbox apps, and other features for consumers and businesses alike.
The camera's the thing—or is it? Rumored 'Tesla' and 'Superman' Windows Phones show two sides to Microsoft's strategy. Cheap phones may bring in some people, but the high-megapixel cameras remain the Lumia phones' primary selling point, and Microsoft shouldn't lose sight of that.
The virtual assistant can now recommend restaurants, bars and points of interest based on your location.
Fitbit is publishing its own, first-party app for the Windows Phone platform today. But Microsoft itself beat it to the punch.
The Live Lock Screen Beta is nice enough, but it sure earns its beta tag.
The next version of Windows Phone takes a few more cues from Android.
Because taxis suck.
With Microsoft in full control of Nokia since late April, the long-expected Lumia 530 budget phone is Microsoft's first official post-acquisition Lumia release.
The Android-based Nokia X is being killed, but cheaper Lumia smartphones will live on. They'll just be running Windows Phone.
Microsoft removes Nokia name from some Windows Phone apps, but the company isn't totally letting go just yet.
The huge improvements in Windows Phone 8.1 will soon be available without jumping through any hoops.
Cheap devices and machine learning are just two of the ways Microsoft plans to stay relevant beyond PCs, the company said at its 2014 Windows Partner Conference.
The Microsoft digital assistant's pick to win the World Cup may not surprise you, but its prediction for the winner of the third-place game is a far gutsier call. And Google backs it up.