Nokia pre-beta tests Z Launcher for Android

For heavy smartphone users who have more than 40 apps on their devices, sometimes managing them or even finding them easily can be a challenge. Nokia’s technologies group has come up with its first project since the Microsoft deal was concluded and it’s aiming to fix that particular problem for Android users with the pre-beta testing of their Z Launcher.   The launcher is an alternative replacement to your normal home screen and it determines what apps to place on the screen based on analysis of your usage within a day. It will give you the apps that you normally … Continue reading Nokia pre-beta tests Z Launcher for Android

Nokia’s Weak Lumia Sales Stall Windows Phone’s Momentum

Nokia confirmed today that it sold 8.2 million Lumia Windows Phone devices in the fourth quarter of 2013. That figure represents a decline of 600,000 from the third quarter in which Nokia sold 8.8 million Lumia handsets. The fall comes on the cusp of the sale of the majority of Nokia’s hardware assets to Microsoft, meaning that the slip is more Microsoft’s problem than Nokia’s. But it is a weak indicator for the larger Windows Phone platform that was showing signs of gathering momentum. Last year was an excellent one for Windows Phone. Nokia sold 4.4 million devices in the … Continue reading Nokia’s Weak Lumia Sales Stall Windows Phone’s Momentum

Lumia 2520: How Nokia’s new tablet embodies all of Microsoft’s dilemmas in one elegant device

Nokia’s Lumia 2520 is a well crafted package, but beyond that tells you much about the state of Microsoft’s assault on the tablet market. The Lumia 2520 is Nokia’s first attempt at building a Windows tablet. The device runs Microsoft’s Windows RT, an operating system dropped by other hardware manufacturers who found little appetite for hardwrae running the OS; as a result, apart from Microsoft itself, Nokia is the only company left still making RT-powered devices now. I’ve been using the Lumia 2520 as my everyday tablet for the last couple of weeks and I like it a lot. However, it … Continue reading Lumia 2520: How Nokia’s new tablet embodies all of Microsoft’s dilemmas in one elegant device

Will Nokia release an Android phone?

The last few years have been pretty rough on poor ol’ Nokia. Once the world’s largest smartphone vendor, Nokia began this year in the number-10 position, falling hard from the salad days of low-end feature phones. After hitching its wagon to Microsoft, the handset maker began manufacturing solid devices that were hamstrung by an underdeveloped and undersupported mobile OS, causing them to languish in obscurity. And that was after former CEO Stephen Elop famously noted the company’s precipitous decline in an infamous memo that blasted Nokia’s feeble attempts to take on Apple and Google, saying it now sits atop a … Continue reading Will Nokia release an Android phone?

8 Staggering Facts About Windows

Amazingly, Windows has been around for 30 years this month. In that time frame, it’s been purchased and used by hundreds of millions of people and powered computers numbering in the billions. It’s also brought in billions in revenue for Microsoft — in fact, Microsoft would nab pretty high spot on the Fortune 500 with Windows alone. We’ve rounded up the best numbers and comparisons for getting an idea of just how big Windows really is. Related articles Nokia shareholders approve sale of devices business to Microsoft (neowin.net) All the Windows 8.1 Editions Free Download Links ! (onhax2.wordpress.com) Facebook Login … Continue reading 8 Staggering Facts About Windows