When Microsoft finally got around to announcing Windows Phone 8, users of current WP7.x were left a little disappointed by the lack of support for any current devices. As disheartening as the move was for some, it was a necessary way for Microsoft to really move on, since Windows Phone 8 will offer support for more powerful, dual-core devices - something which will undoubtedly be hindered by the support for older hardware.
Seeing that we've been able to gather a few years of experience with touchscreen keyboards, they've become relatively easy to use for most, especially for simple and short search queries. However, if you want to add a more creative and personal touch to your input, you will be able to take advantage of Handwrite, which Google just announced. It's a new feature of Google's mobile search website that's actually built into the search webpage itself, so you'll be able to try this out on any touch-enabled smartphone (or tablet, for that matter.)
Following yesterday's official debut of Office 2013 (and the Customer Preview, which is now available for download as we reported yesterday), Microsoft has today followed up with a post that shares more information about Office 2013's role in the cloud as well as its future on the Windows Phone platform.
Windows Phone 7.x users were somewhat disappointed to learn that Windows Phone 8 would not be coming to the current batch of WP devices. Instead, Microsoft has laid out a somewhat watered-down iteration in Windows Phone 7.8, so naturally, anybody looking to jump on the Windows Phone 8 background will need to grab themselves a new device, which while a little bit gutting, is still rather exciting at the same time.
For those technology loving fans around the world who may have had their heads buried under a rock in the last week, or been located somewhere that is detached from the world wide web then it may come as a shock to learn that Microsoft recently lifted the covers on a pretty sweet looking tablet, named the Microsoft Surface. Powered by Windows 8, the Surface looks like it will be a serious contender in the tablet space when released but somehow I don't think Apple are panicking just yet.
Microsoft surprised some and impressed many with details of its Surface earlier this week, which does look much like the first lovechild of the tablet and the ultrabook. The device, which is reckoned to be releasing this Fall, has divided opinions to a degree, mainly because the Redmond company neglected to disclose some of the key details such as price and availability. Nevertheless, the fuss it has managed to cause in a few short days bodes well for a more competitive tablet market moving forward.
As the tech world continues to natter about the Microsoft Surface, which was announced earlier this week, the Redmond company has finally revealed the details of Windows Phone 8, and they are pretty impressive to say the least.
If you were thinking of picking up a Nokia Lumia 900 and happen to live in the UK, then you may wish to hold off on that purchase for a little while, with some interesting news coming out of the Finnish phone maker. In fact, if you're also a fan of the super awesome Batman, then you'll definitely want to hold your horses.
Although Apple's iPhone remains one of the most popular and sought-after devices on the market, the news earlier this month of Samsung taking its crown as the number one smartphone manufacturer will have sent alarm bells ringing. To make matters worse, it has now been revealed that Microsoft's Windows Phone has overtaken the fruit company's iPhone in terms of market share in China - the largest market in the world.
If you are a fan of cricket and happen to own a Windows Phone device, then you are in luck today, for a new app has been released that promises to be right up your street.