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With the app you can now read messages without opening the app, send and receive photos, stickers, basically everything that you can do with any other Facebook messenger. With the addition of this one, but essential client, the app-gap has become even smaller. However, to have this one, you must be running Windows Phone 8.
There’s a lot to look forward to in the coming release of Windows Phone 8.1,one of the highlights being the Cortana voice-powered search, which is Microsoft’s answer to Siri and Google Now.
A key part of Cortana is its ability to save information and data in a Notebook system. Notebook will allow the Cortana digital assistant to access information such as location data, behaviors, personal information, reminders, and contact information. Instead of a Halo-style 3D avatar, Cortana will be represented by a pair of spinning blue circles.
Yes, you can also make Cortana speak your real name, and by “Master Chef”, just dont get it to your head though *wink*
Today we see a Nokia X handset running Google apps including the Google launcher and the Google Play Store. Android is crazy flexible as we know it, with some good amount of developer support, devices that forked, can fly!
Ever since the company has announced it’s X series of smartphone running forked versions of Android, we all are left wondering about how Nokia got the WP specific Nokia Apps like Here Maps, Mix Radio, etc.
Clearly Nokia did not re-write the entire codes, what Nokia did was to use a special bit of software from a company called Xamarin that basically lets Windows Phone app run on Android. amarin are a company that specialize in bringing Microsoft’s .NET Framework to other platforms besides Windows. Its aim is to allow developers to write apps entirely in C# and share the same code on iOS, Android, Windows and Mac.
Now that the Mix Radio app is running, Microsoft is looking forward to remove all legacy code from apps that it wants to port over to Android, so future apps will have the same shared code database!
Would you want to have more such apps on your Droid?
As quoted by an interviewer at CNET “ He(Greg Sullivan) confirmed that Lumia as a brand would continue under Microsoft, but refused to confirm whether the Nokia name would survive on phones too. But a Microsoft spokesperson has since told me that the handset division of Nokia will continue to make phones under Microsoft, phones with Nokia logos on”
Microsoft’s acquisition of the finish phone manufacturer is due to complete in the first quarter of 2014 after which there will be a definitive answer to Nokia’s fate!
There are three devices in the Nokia X family: the Nokia X, the Nokia X+ and the Nokia XL. The X and X+ both have four inch, 800 x 480 screens and 3MP camera. The XL has a 5 inch display, a 5MP rear facing camera and a 2MP a front facing camera. One of the differences between the X and X+ is that the X+ has more memory (768 MB of RAM compared to 512MB). All three phones are dual SIM and use 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual core processors.
These devices wont see US markets any soon since Nokia is aiming these devices at developing countries and does not want to focus in mature markets.
We all are THIS close to Nokia’s announcement of the Nokia codenamed Normandy and man these leaks! Come Monday, that handset should take its place on stage for the world to see, but a new rumor suggests that it could be just the tip of the iceberg, and Nokia may have a pair of additional Android-based smartphones still in development.
The issue is though, as much as we want these rumors to turn true, we don’t know how much the base Nokia X is true, again, all we can say is keep your fingers crossed for this event!
After Smartphones, the tech industry is busy in the quest of mastering the next big thing. There have been wrist bands, smartwatches, glasses and fitness trackers that stick to different parts of your body – even inside socks!
By now we are all expecting the Apple iWatch this year with the second iteration of Galaxy Gear and a possible Google watch too. The campaign made by Nokia here is to send across this message that having a Lumia is in fashion. This is the work of the designers at Fyodor Golan and Kin, who fashioned a one-of-a-kind skirt out of thirty-five Lumia 1520 phablets.
Well, so this is how Nokia wants to display the love of Smartphones, it wont be hitting any market soon, but it’s definitely eye catchy.
We all know that Nokia X/Normandy is the upcoming device that is ever since it’s inception rumored to run a forked version of Android. Leaks following do hint that there are chances that Nokia is just around the corner to launch this phone to the world.
A few weeks ago Nokia sent journalists a mysterious invite for a press event it will hold during MWC. The invite was to meet Nokia “under the tree” and of course since leaves are (generally) green, the invite had lots of green on it.
Let us know what you think about this, is just a co-incidence or a well planned and timely move?!
A recent rumor that first surfaced on The Verge said that Sources familiar with Microsoft’s suggest that the company is seriously considering allowing Android apps to run on both Windows and Windows Phone. While some analysts report that this might mean that Windows Phone can run almost all apps, it could also mean that Microsoft would near the death of Windows Phone.
Have we heard about something similar in the past?! Yes, Blackberry back in the day had decided to boost their BlackBerry 10 platform by enabling support of Android apps but it did not really turn any heads towards the company.