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Microsoft Ends Push Notifications Support for Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0

Microsoft has today announced on its official blog that starting Tuesday, February 20th, support for all push notifications for Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0 will be discontinued, as the two Windows Phone versions have now reached their end of support dates, Engadget is reporting. Microsoft says other services for these versions will also be discontinued over time.  According...

Microsoft VP Admits the Windows Phone is Effectively Finished

Microsoft is no longer developing new hardware or features for Windows 10 Mobile, the smartphone version of its flagship operating system, effectively killing off its presence in the handset market. Microsoft operating system group vice president Joe Belfiore revealed on Twitter yesterday that Microsoft is no longer focusing on its mobile platform. While Windows Phone fans...

NYPD to Replace Windows Phone Fleet With iPhones Later This Year

Microsoft may have all but given up on Windows Phones, but rookies in the New York City Police Department have, for quite some time now, getting them with their gun and badge. The NYPD only started handing out department-issued smartphones and email addresses in 2015, and the official device of the largest police force in the United...

Microsoft is Killing off Windows Phone 8.1 Support Today

Just over three years after the company first introduced the update, Microsoft is ending support for Windows Phone 8.1 today, marking the end to the Windows Phone era, along with the millions of devices which are still running the operating system. Only 20% of all Windows phones today are running the latest Windows 10 Mobile OS. According...

Microsoft Bringing its Word Flow Windows Phone Keyboard to iOS

Microsoft is working on bringing its Word Flow Windows Phone keyboard to iOS devices. The Verge has shared new images that offer a look at some of the included features, such as a one-handed mode for larger phones. To enable one-handed typing, the keyboard has an arc-like design with letters radiating out from the iPhone's...

Microsoft Releases a Handful of MSN Apps for iOS and Android

A handful of Microsoft’s Windows Phone exclusive apps, including MSN News, Food & Drink, Health & Fitness, Sports, and Weather are all making their way to iOS and Android today, with the Weather iOS app coming soon, The Verge reports. Furthermore, Microsoft will be releasing each app on Amazon's App Store for Kindle Fire and Fire Phone...

Microsoft’s Windows Phone Continues to Struggle in the U.S.

While Microsoft’s Windows Phone has had some success overseas in the past couple of quarters, it continues to struggle to gain meaningful market share in the U.S. and according to ZDNet, it appears that the main problem is "an equal partnership" between Microsoft and U.S. mobile carriers, especially with Verizon, the most dominant of the...

Apple’s iOS Continues to Dominate Enterprise Market Over Android

According to Good Technology's latest Mobility Index Report, Apple continues to dominate the enterprise market with its iPhone and iPad but Android is making significant growth.  In Q2 2014 global iOS device activations fell five percent to 67 percent, while Android saw a five percent increase bringing it to 32 percent of total global activations...

Sony to Reportedly Release a Vaio Windows Phone in 2014

According to a new report by The Information, Sony is considering a Windows Phone launch under its Vaio line, sometime next year (via The Verge). The source notes that both Sony and Microsoft have held numerous discussions recently, with Sony even coming up with designs for a prototype device. "Microsoft's takeover of Nokia's devices unit seemingly hasn't...