Monday, 8 June 2015

Microsoft will shutdown the #API Connectivity features

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Microsoft recently announced that Graph API that helps you to connect the Facebook account with People app of windows phone, OneDrive and other applications, will be shutdown, there is o specific reason yet. Here is what microsoft has to say:

" Facebook's Graph API is the tool that we use to connect your Microsoft account to Facebook. It brings contact information from your Facebook friends into Outlook.com and the Windows People app, keeps those contacts up-to-date, and provides options in apps and services like Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, and OneDrive.com to share to Facebook. We collectively refer to these features as Facebook Connect. Due to these changes, Facebook Connect features will no longer be supported." The support page goes into more de " .

Below are the Platforms for which the app will no longer be available
  • Outlook Contacts
  • Windows, Windows Phone, Office 365
  • Windows 8.1, 8 People app
  • OneDrive Online feature
  • Windows Live Essentials
  • Outlook connector to social sites
  • Windows 8 photo gallery and movie maker
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Thursday, 4 June 2015

Skype BUG that can put your software in a never ending loop

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 Few days ago, a BUG was spotted on all platforms of skype. If you send a message containing “http://:”, the app would crash on any platform. Thankfully, the awesome engineering team over at Skype has been working hard to release a fix quickly, and it’s live right now. The company stated:

We are aware of a problem that was causing Skype clients to crash. Our engineering teams worked hard to resolve this issue, and have released updates for all impacted Skype platforms. 

According to our information, the bug was discovered in the skype forums, when a user had a complaint about the same issue and may of the users agreed.As Microsoft is one of the companies that will do anything  satisfy the customers, so we are sure that skype bug will be removed as soon as possible.

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12 Compute Cores, Revealed by AMD

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Yesterday, AMD revealed  its 6th generation processors, said to be world's first high performance  accelerated processing units in a system on chip. The chips are codename as carrizo.the 6th Generation AMD A-Series Processor takes advantage of extensive AMD processor and graphics IP enabling exceptional computing experiences not possible before.

world’s first High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) hardware decode support for notebooks, the first Heterogeneous Systems Architecture (HSA) 1.0-compliant design, and the first ARM® TrustZone®-capable high-performance APU. The new processor harnesses up to 12 Compute Cores – 4 CPU + 8 GPU* – leveraging AMD “Excavator” cores and the third generation of AMD’s award-winning Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture. The result is a groundbreaking processor that boasts more than twice the battery life of its predecessor, up to 2x faster gaming performance than competitive processors, innovative computing experiences enabled through HSA, and a premium Microsoft® Windows® 10 experience with support for DirectX® 12, adding up to an extraordinary experience for consumers.

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Office 2016 updated on Windows Preview

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In may, Windows preview received office 2016, yesterday, Microsoft announced about the no of users of Microsoft office on all platforms.In the update, many new and interesting features are added, lets have a glance on them.

Modification in real time
While working in word you can see what changes your team mates are making in real time .Just like TFS.

Tell Me in Outlook
This feature as we know is already present in excel, powerpoint ,word  but it will now be available in outlook too.

Insights
This feature will use Bing for your queries while working.

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Sunday, 17 May 2015

Microsoft to provide windows 10 updates for all Carriers

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With huge no of windows 10 Insiders around the world. Microsoft is getting updated with the information on the carriers and the type of errors insiders are getting. With this, Microsoft will be holding complete control over the updates over the devices. After satisfaction for windows 10 for phones, Microsoft will be releasing the windows 10 for all the devices regardless of the carriers. A Microsoft spokesperson recently told ZDNet

A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed to me that that statement applies to all Windows 10 Mobile devices, personal and business, and that the new mobile update process will be consistent with the update process for Windows 10 on PCs. Updates will contain security and reliability fixes as well as new features.
If your phone is running Windows 10 Mobile, Microsoft says, it will get all updates, with Microsoft making the final call on when to push the update button.
That doesn’t mean the carriers are completely out of the loop. The Windows Insider program will continue after the launch of Windows 10 Mobile, which means anyone who registers with the Insider program can get early access to updates with new features. The carriers will be part of that testing program, I’m told, probably getting access to builds at the same time as Microsoft’s Elite Dogfood group, and their input will help Microsoft decide when an update is ready to go out to all devices.
But those updates will be delivered simultaneously, to all devices on all carriers, meaning much less opportunity for fragmentation.
 it is might possible that the release of windows 10 for mobile in the starting will be carrier dependent.

The story is a little less rosy for anyone with an existing Windows Phone 8.1 device. In theory, all of those devices will be eligible for free upgrades to Windows 10 Mobile at launch. But for that upgrade, the carriers will still be pushing out the updates. That means it’s possible some Windows Phone 8.1 owners will still be awaiting their upgrade in mid-2016.

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Friday, 15 May 2015

Changelog of windows Phone 10 build 10080

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With the summer approaching, Microsoft is quickly working on preview builds for windows 10 for phones.With the all new build 10080, some of the issues has been fixed, One of our blogger is currently downloading the preview 10080, Ally of all the bloggers Gabriel Aul, has posted the following regarding the 10080 build.

1.Email will now work properly instead of opening the calendar.
2.Ringing tone should play a sound on an incoming call.
3.Windows Store Beta.
4.Universal office apps.
5.Xbox app
6.Music Preview app.
7.Video preview app.
8.Camera app windows 10.


Perhaps he has also posted the bugs you will encounter after the update:

1.Duplicate Tiles of search and phone under all apps.
2."Pending" word will appear under apps installation, which should be solved on a restart.
3. All the apps and data on SD Card will not be working, u might uninstall and reinstall the apps again in order to get work from them.
4.The old email app will show the text "error" , unremovable , it may appear banged out of the screen which u can unpin from screen
5. Those upgrading from windows 8.1 to 10080, their cellular data will be turned off while updating, which u can turn on later.
6.if you reside in Cortana enabled region (US, China, UK, France, Italy, Germany, or Spain) , please ensure that your region, language, and speech settings are restored to their default values before initiating the update. This is required in order to avoid a bug that will cause Cortana/Search to repeatedly crash.
7. if after an update u try to remoe a certain app, it will not be removed, Restart will be required.
8.Auto update for apps of store will be disabled and you have to manually check for the updates.
9.Insider Hub  wil be launced if you have updated from 8.1 to 10080.

If u encounter some other kind of errors, you are free to tell us.
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Thursday, 30 April 2015

Most awaited Build 2015

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In case u people have missed the most awaited Build 2015, we are covering the live coverage of the build , which you can too at Build 2015 .Till now Microsoft has announced some of the biggest gadgets and applications related to cloud computing and applications. Below are the key points of the announcements.

The all new Microsoft Edge


Remember the project Spartan for windows 10? Microsoft has officially announced the name of the browser as Microsoft Edge, and as the sources suggested, it is going to be the all in one web browser with integrated Cortana.

The Visual Studio
The powerful application software Microsoft Visual Studio (now 2015), has received many upgrades and got hints for all- Starters to professionals. Microsoft wants to rebuild the .Net future by helping the people with code work.

Windows Phone Store


Windows phone will support android and iOS applications. which is going to be a great news for the developers. In upcoming years, windows is expecting 1 billion users.

Windows 10


Windows 10 as expectations will be the most powerful operating system till the date. It will be the first operating system developed with  the suggestions of users and developers all around the world. It will bring the pack of features of previous windows 7 and 8.1 like translucent background and much more.

Microsoft Hololens

 
Not merely a machine, it is the most powerful Holographic Processing Unit, which will be a revolution in the digital world.It is packed with sensors , audio - video integrations and projections.

We will be updating the coverage as we experience it . till then , keep in touch .
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Monday, 30 March 2015

Critical Update Rolling for Windows Phone

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A critical Update has just began to Roll-out for windows phone users, we have not recieved any changelog but we can expect some bug fixes like autorestart and auto brightness bug. The update is only available to windows 8.1 users.
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Friday, 20 March 2015

App Review : Listonic - A very smart shopping list app for Windows Phone

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Are you a Shopaholic? Do you often take a shopping list with you or use some note taking app for managing your shopping list? If yes, then you must be frustrated in managing those lists! Well, Look no further, Listonic is a very smart shopping list app available for Windows Phone. Its not like some other normal app where you just create a list of items on your own and then manage it. 
In Listonic the main shopping items like Egg, Bread, Milk etc. are already given so you don't have to write them in your shopping list just a tick will do all the work. You know what's the best part? It syncs across devices that means you can share your shopping list with your family and friends and that's really cool! Something I loved the most about this app. 
- Featured as "Best Mobile app" on The Next Web Startup Awards.
The app is very simple and easy to use. Let's take a look at the app:

  • When you open the app it shows you the main screen where you can manage(add/edit/delete) your shopping lists. Below that there is a "Log In" button which lets you login through Listonic or facebook.

  • Swype will take you to another screen which consists of Trash, Settings and Suggestions. Under Trash you have an option of getting back your deleted list! Under settings you can choose the language of the app, Manage notifications, Live tiles, Tips settings etc.
List Making :

 


You can give a name to your shopping list, Delete it, Duplicate it, Change name, Pin your list to start for quicker access and share it. Now, after you name your list it asks you add items which you can by adding it manually or Use the quick list already available in the app where you have loads of items like Milk, Chicken, Chocolates etc. where you can add the items to your list by just clicking the "Tick" icon and add it to favorites by clicking "Heart" icon.
After done adding the items to your shopping list you will start getting tips about the items(see the screenshot below), you can see the price of the items, share, sort etc.
This is a very useful app for people who often go for shopping.
Get the app from store for free here or scan the QR code below.
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Friday, 13 March 2015

Microsoft is working on "Project Einstein" - An advanced version of Cortana

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Eric Horvitz, managing director of Microsoft Research has revealed that Microsoft is working on an advanced version of Cortana which is also called Project ‘Einstein’.
He stated - “This kind of technology, which can read and understand email, will play a central role in the next roll out of Cortana.”


He also confirmed that it will be releasing in the fall time frame.
The key to Cortana’s success will be knowing where a user is, what time it is, and what they are trying to do. Albert Einstein’s work on the relationship between space and time gave rise to Microsoft’s secret project name, said Horvitz.
“Einstein was brilliant about space and time,” he said. “It’s using brilliance about space and time generally in our agents.

            
          
According to recent reports Microsoft also confirmed that Cortana is coming to iOS and Android as an app.

Do you guys think this is a smart move by Microsoft to bring Cortana to other platforms???
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Microsoft Lumia 640 and 640 XL full specifications

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Microsoft recently launched Lumia 640 and 640 XL in Mobile World Congress 2015 on March 2 2015. Both are mid-range phones and packs in some great specifications for their price tag.
MS also brings some new naming technique along with this, instead of naming it as 1330 they named it as 640XL which will avoid confusion and that's a good thing.

Lets have some look at their specifications.

Lumia 640 Specifications


Lumia 640


  • Weight: 145 g
  • Windows Phone 8.1 OS with Lumia Denim (Windows 10 Ready)
  • Colors: Glossy cyan, orange and white, as well as matte black 
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (MSM8926), 1.2 GHz quad-core processor 
  • 5" HD (1280x720, 16:9) IPS LCD, 294 PPI, "Glance screen"(Yes Glance Screen!), Gorilla Glass3,Sunlight readability enhancements  
  • 1GB RAM 
  • 8 GB internal mass memory + up to 128 GB Micro SD & 30GB free OneDrive cloud storage 
  • Rear camera: 8 MP AF (3280x2464), Flash: LED, Lumia Camera 5.0 (with Dynamic Flash, HDR) 
  • Front camera: HD 1 MP wide angle
  • Connectivity: BT 4.0, microUSB2.0, A-GPS+GLONASS, BeiDou, DLNA, Screen cloning with Miracast,WLAN 802.11 b/g/n/  
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Proximity, Ambient Light Sensor 
  • Battery: 2500 mAh
  • PRICE : This is where Microsoft got everything right! In spite of  having amazing features its price is only €139 (3G model), €159 (LTE model)
   Watch the Lumia 640's promotional video from Microsoft here

Lumia 640XL Specifications


Lumia 640 XL


  • Weight: 171 g 
  • Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim (Windows 10 Ready) 
  • Colors: Matte cyan, orange and black, as well as both matte and glossy white 
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (MSM8226), 1.2 GHz quad-core processor  
  • 5.7" HD (1280x720, 16:9) IPS LCD, 259 PPI, Glance screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Sunlight readability enhancements  
  • 1GB RAM  
  • 8 GB internal mass memory + up to 128 GB Micro SD & 30GB free OneDrive cloud storage  
  • Rear camera: 13 MP AF, 1080p @ 30 fps video, Flash: LED, Lumia Camera 5.0 (with Dynamic Flash, HDR)  
  • Front camera: HD 5 MP wide angle, 1080p video  
  • Connectivity: BT 4.0, microUSB2.0, A-GPS+GLONASS, BeiDou, DLNA, Screen cloning with Miracast, WLAN 802.11 b/g/n/  
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Proximity, Ambient Light Sensor, SensorCore 
  • Battery: 3000 mAh (BV-T4B) removable battery
  • PRICE : The handset is already up for pre-order in Germany via Amazon, carrying €219 price tag! Details of other countries is still unknown.

   Watch the Lumia 640 XL's promotional video from Microsoft here

 

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Thursday, 12 March 2015

Just one bug is holding back the next Windows 10 preview release

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Microsoft released its last technical preview build of Windows 10 back in January. They promised a new build in February but its March now and we haven't got any new build.

This question was asked to Gabe Aul on twitter check the picture to know what he said about it.

We hope the bug gets solved soon and we're also hoping to see the new build in coming days or weeks.
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Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Selfie lover?? Then have a look at some of the best Photo Editors for your Windows Phone

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We all have an habit of editing our pictures before uploading them on social networking sites but with the number of photo editing apps increasing its very hard to decide which one to download.
So we thought of picking few of the best apps and review them for you.

These are the 4 best Photo-editing apps available for your Windows Phone.

 1) Adobe Photoshop Express (Free) :




  •  Photoshop express features varities of filters (free and paid) giving you an option  of choosing from over 40+ eye-catching filters.It has some amazing filters like Autumn, Haze etc.
  • One-touch adjustment for Brightness, Exposure and Shadows.
  • Slider controls for Exposure, Contrast, Clarity, Vibrance.
  • It also features Basic features like Crop, Straighten, Rotate, Remove red eye.
      This app is free but you can buy Premium filters. It is a Universal app.
      You can Download it for Phones from Here and for PC Here

 2) Camera 360 (Free) :




  • Created by the award winning developer It features professional photo editing tools like Manual Exposure and Focus.
  • It features amazing 80+ hand picked filters.
  • Best app for Lumia 1020 users as it supports photo capturing resolution of up to 38 megapixels.
  • It also has an Unique feature called Time Camera.
   Download it from Store Here

 3) Fantasia Painter (Free) :




    It's the best and most advanced photo editor for Windows Phones.
  • It features 32 unique brushes for those who loves to paint on their phones. Brushes like Fur (helps you Paint cute furry animals), Sketch, Fairy light, Rainbow and many more.
  • It has 100+ filters! Yes you heard it right.
  • Options like Beauty Reveal, Clone are really useful.
   Download it from Store Here

4) Camera 360 Sight (Free) :



This is my personal favorite(I took the screenshot while I was editing my photo) and its really easy to use. With the new update it got some cool features like :
  •  HDR mode.
  •  On-screen controls like the one we have in Lumia Camera.
  •  It features some really nice filters like "Time" and also has a set of filters named under "Selfie" for Selfie lovers.
     Also featured in New York Times as one of the best camera apps for WP.

      Download Camera 360 Sight from store here.

   Some other great apps are:

     * Pics Art

     * Creative Studio

     * Phototastic

If you use any other app for editing then let us know in the comments :)
 
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Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Ludicrous speed ring under consideration, Vote up if you like the idea

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Gabriel Aul, from Microsoft has posted about how all the build's release decisions are made in Microsoft (check the picture to understand it clearly). However the main point of posting this is Microsoft is also planning to do add a new option called "Ludicrous speed ring" other than the already available "Insiders Fast" and "Insiders slow".

With the help of "Ludicrous speed ring" you will be able to get the preview builds even before "Insiders Fast" but this also means it will have lots of bugs and issues with the builds because they won't be passing through all the levels of testing.

However if you think you're brave enough and ready to take the risk and not scared of those tiny bugs then vote up for this "Ludicrous speed ring" idea here at Windows Uservoice

SOURCE : Windows Blog
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Screenshots Of Windows 10 For Phones Build 10038 Leaked

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Screenshots of next build of Windows 10 for Phone leaked online today.
New additions are :

  • The ability to pin settings to the Start screen which is already available for Windows Phone 8.1 GDR2.
  • There are some new keyboard customization options.
  • New dialer and more.
 Check out the screenshots below





 
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Update Time for Core Services

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Microsoft has rolled out Updates for The Core Services of Lumia Devices. The Update includes Motion data and extras + info (System).Motion Data has a a new UI that includes the map of your walking + running movements. So far we have noticed, after this update ,The Motion Sensor will display your previous tracking if your core sensor is enabled. Your phone will need a restart after the update.
It seems like the company will soon roll out any critical update.
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Friday, 6 March 2015

Screenshots of Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 10031 leaked, Reveals transparent Start Background

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Screenshots of latest build of Windows 10 Technical Preview got leaked today and one major change noticed in this build is the transparent Start Screen or Start Background. I was missing Windows 8.1 start screen background feature from the day I had updated my PC to W10 but like always Microsoft never disappoints.

You can see the leaked screenshot below.



 
Next build is gonna be impressive as the new browser SPARTAN will also be included in the build!  
 
We will keep you posted on this topic.                                                                                                      
                                                                                      
 
 
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Thursday, 12 February 2015

WP10 TP available to download!

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Windows 10 Phone TP now available to download !!!




List of supported devices :
  • Lumia 630
  • Lumia 635
  • Lumia 636
  • Lumia 638
  • Lumia 730
  • Lumia 830
Go Here and follow the steps if you own any of the devices listed above.
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Windows Phone Technical Preview coming today

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Microsoft finally listened to me and that's why they are giving us WP 10 TP before Valentines Day!
Yes its coming today and according to Nawzil its coming at 10 am PST i.e, just after 30 mins.

Gabe Aul just confirmed it on his twitter account that today is the day when we will get WP10 on our phones.

See the photo below.


 P.S : It can be delayed a bit but its coming today for sure.
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Lumia 1330 passes through FCC

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Waiting for a mid-range Microsoft branded phone? Report says that a new variant of the Lumia 1330 has passed through the FCC.



The RM-1064 and 1065 have just been cleared for distribution but 1065 seems to be Dual-Sim LTE ready.

According to previous leaks 1330 is supported to feature a 5" 720p HD Screen, 14 MP Rear and 5 MP Selfie camera.
Device is expected to show up at MWC next month and expected to be priced between $257-$290.
 
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Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Eagerly waiting to download WP 10? Then you must read this

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Just like all of us you might be planning to download Windows 10 for phones (preview) as soon as its out.
Hold On! You should really check the picture once before downloading.

 
 
Let me tell you once again its not Developers Preview its Technical Preview which means the OS is still unfinished and can cause many errors to your phone like Freeze, hang, getting heated up while on a call etc.
 
In case you're planning to test WP10 even after reading this then you must have 1GB of free storage on your phone and Windows Insider app.

We will keep you posted on this!
 
 
 
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Sunday, 8 February 2015

Bing now includes ICC Cricket World Cup Predictions,Polls and more

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Bing can now predict Cricket World Cup Matches, standings, stats, polls etc. just by typing "ICC WorldCup 2015" in the search bar.





We have seen Bing predictions comes out to be true like the Football World Cup where Bing predicted Germany as the winner and that turned out to be true.
This works on Phones too so you can even ask your Cortana by typing or telling her the same command as mentioned above.
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Friday, 6 February 2015

Microsoft officialy lauches Lumia 435 Dual Sim in India

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Microsoft launched their most affordable Windows Phone in India, Lumia 435 for just INR 5,999.
Microsoft is looking to replace Nokia Asha series by launching cheap Windows Phones like the new Lumia 435. With this phone Microsoft also started the 4xx series which Nokia never did because "4" is considered to be an unlucky number in ASIA but we really hope that this device turns out to be lucky for Microsoft.

Coming to the device its 11.7 mm thick and weighs 134.1 grams, Powered by Dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor and has 1GB Ram.
It comes in Bright Green, Orange, White and Black.


Lumia 435 Specifications :

 
  • Display : 4-inch (800 x 480 pixels) LCD display
  • Processor : 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor with Adreno 302 GPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • Storage : 8GB internal memory, up to 128GB expandable memory
  • OS : Windows Phone 8.1 OS with Lumia Denim
  • Dual SIM
  • Camera : 2MP fixed focus rear camera and VGA front-facing camera.

You can buy Lumia 435 from Microsoft India shop Here
 
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New images of Windows 10 for Phones Leaked

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While we are eagerly waiting for Microsoft to launch Windows 10 for Phones preview, the leaks have already started to come out, this time by "tdiddy.2" on twitter. He posted some images on twitter claiming it to be W10 for Phones. As we have already seen WP 10 in action in the Event held by Microsoft on 21st Jan these images seem to be real. 
Lets have a look at these images:

  • Store doesn't seem to change much but you can see the keyboard which has some new options.

 
 
  •   Application list and the new File Manager.

 
  • Universal Alarm app
 
 
  • New Lock screen settings. There is also an optional "Advanced Settings"
 
 
 


  • New Start screen and Application list
 
 

  • This is the new Universal Map app
 
 
  • This Picture confirms that we will have Double height live tiles.
 
 
 
We expect WP10 to come by next week but by that time we will surely get to see some more leaks.
So Stay Tuned with us we'll keep you posted.


 
 

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