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AAWP Insight #106: Cyan 1020, Prestigio, WP8.1 Update 1

Published by at 19:12 UTC, August 13th 2014

In AAWP Insight #106, hosted by Steve and Rafe, we start by discussing the merits of using bedded-in devices, in the light of the recent release of Lumia Cyan for the Lumia 1020. We also cover the  Prestigio Multiphone 8500 DUO, the withdrawal of Skype for Windows Phone 7 devices, battery efficiency of various releases of Windows Phone, our favourite features of Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1, and the latest device rumours.

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AAWP Insight #106: Cyan 1020, Prestigio, WP8.1 Update 1

Published by at 19:12 UTC, August 13th 2014

In AAWP Insight #106, hosted by Steve and Rafe, we start by discussing the merits of using bedded-in devices, in the light of the recent release of Lumia Cyan for the Lumia 1020. We also cover the  Prestigio Multiphone 8500 DUO, the withdrawal of Skype for Windows Phone 7 devices, battery efficiency of various releases of Windows Phone, our favourite features of Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1, and the latest device rumours.

Download the MP3 file for this podcast (Size: 31.0MB)
Duration: 00:44:18

AAWP Insight Podcast Information

The AAWP Insight Podcast is an episodic audio show which features recordings from trade shows, opinion pieces and discussion.

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AAWP Insight #106: Cyan 1020, Prestigio, WP8.1 Update 1

Published by at 19:12 UTC, August 13th 2014

In AAWP Insight #106, hosted by Steve and Rafe, we start by discussing the merits of using bedded-in devices, in the light of the recent release of Lumia Cyan for the Lumia 1020. We also cover the  Prestigio Multiphone 8500 DUO, the withdrawal of Skype for Windows Phone 7 devices, battery efficiency of various releases of Windows Phone, our favourite features of Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1, and the latest device rumours.

Download the MP3 file for this podcast (Size: 31.0MB)
Duration: 00:44:18

AAWP Insight Podcast Information

The AAWP Insight Podcast is an episodic audio show which features recordings from trade shows, opinion pieces and discussion.

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Platforms: Windows Phone 8
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Microsoft sets official WP8.1 lifecycle start date

Windows Phone 8.1 is official. The first native WP8.1 handsets arrive this month, and owners of existing devices have been able to start working with the platform thanks to Microsoft’s Preview for Developers program. But what of those current WP8 users who aren’t feeling too confident about registering as a dev and installing pre-release software? When will they be able to join the WP8.1 party? Back when Microsoft unveiled the platform in early April, it said to expect OTA updates for existing phones to arrive “in the next few months.” We still don’t have any firm dates there, but today we do learn about one interesting milestone along that path, as Microsoft sets its lifecycle start date for Windows Phone 8.1.

The lifewhatnow? Microsoft commits to a certain length of software support for its platforms. For Windows Phone, that used to be 18 months, but the release of WP8 bumped it up to 36 months. The lifecycle date is what the company uses as the start point for calculating how long support should last. In this case, the WP8.1 start date is June 24.

Does that mean that we won’t see any 8.1 OTA updates until then? Well, no. For instance, we saw the first WP7.8 updates start arriving in late January 2013, but the official 7.8 lifecycle start date wasn’t until February 8 of that year. So chances are, we’ll also see 8.1 updates start arriving in advance of June 24. We’d love to see them quite a bit before that, and we still may, but we’ll have to wait for a new leak before we start getting a sense of just when.

Source: Microsoft
Via: WPCentral


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Dual SIM WP8.1 handset leaks as Lumia 630

Of course the Nokia X Android is dual SIM too

baidu’s pic of nokia moneypenny/lumia 630

Well the rumour mill has shot into overdrive with a leak of what will almost certainly be the first dual SIM Windows Phone 8.1 (WP8) handset – a Nokia Lumia. The leak’s source appears to be the Chinese web site Baiduhere. The big money is that the device – probably codenamed Moneypenny, will be the the Lumia 630 whilst the Lumia 635 will be a single SIM version. We’re not quite sure why so many observers are saying it is based on the Lumia 620 when the 630 very definitely has a 4.5 inch screen with 854 x 480 pixels. We thought the 620 had a 3.81 inch screen so how can the 630 be based on it?

Anyway, the only other definite specs we have are that the Moneypenny should have a width of 66.7mm (2.62 inches) and length 129.5mm (5 inches).

The reason GoMo isn’t entirely convinced the Moneypenny is called the 630 is that the time showing on the Baidu illustration is 6:30.

Even Baidu’s screenshot of the 630 comes from @evleaks. If you notice it lacks the vital clue – the two signal strength indicators which are there on the Baidu illustration and look the same on the dual SIM Android Nokia X.

The other very interesting comment is that the 635 is “Nokia’s first 4G LTE” handset.

Now, rumours says the 630 & 635 will go on sale first in China next month [April 2014].

Is there a suggestion that the 635 will be the first Lumia to work on China Mobile’s TD-LTE network, then?

In the meantime, somebody from xda Developers already claims to have been able to get hold of a Nokia X and then root it so that it works with the Google version of Android.

That way you can download and run apps on it from Google Play. However, will the dual SIM facility still function when you ‘root’ the Nokia X, GoMo wonders?

Kasha Malaga’s YouTube video of a Nokia X running Google Android services is appended below.

Tony is currently Editor of GoMobile News. He’s a veteran telecoms journalist who has previously worked for major printed and online titles. Follow him on Twitter @GoMoTweet.

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New screenshots reveal Microsoft’s Cortana WP8.1 voice assistant

There’s a lot to look forward to in the coming release of Windows Phone 8.1, but one of the highlights has to be the Cortana voice-powered search, Microsoft’s answer to Siri and Google Now. We’ve been tracking work on Cortana since late last summer, and with the recent release of the 8.1 SDK, we’ve enjoyed some of the best information on this new feature to show up yet. With just about a month to go until the Build conference, when much of 8.1 (including Cortana) is expected to go public, some new Cortana info is arriving, giving us our best look so fat at how the software will operate.

Instead of a Halo-style 3D avatar, Cortana will be represented by a pair of spinning blue circles. We see them in that “listening” screen up top, and again in one setup shot down below. The “Notebook” that gets mentioned down there is supposed to be a key component of the service, letting you store personal information that Cortana may take advantage of, while also giving users the ability to limit how much private data is accessible to Microsoft’s servers.

We also see that Cortana will be customizable so far as how it addresses you, and while you could go cut-and-dry and have it use your real name, nicknames can easily be set up – and yes, since everyone was wondering, that includes the ability to have Cortana refer to you as Master Chief. Just don’t let it go to your head.

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Source: The Verge


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HTC Reddit AMA wrap-up: Android updates, WP8.1, Sense, and more

HTC’s Reddit AMA managed to draw a ton of questions this afternoon, and the company started things off with a bang, announcing a commitment to release major Android updates for all its smartphones that come out in North America, for a period of two years following their introduction.

HTC has been relatively quiet on the Windows Phone front, leaving us wondering if it had any future there. When asked if it would drop the platform altogether, HTC responded that it wasn’t willing to make such blanket statements, but neither did it sound particularly enthusiastic about another model. In the end, all we got was a mention that WP8.1 should be coming to the 8X (no mention for the 8S), and the company will “continue to take new products into consideration” as far as future WP devices go.

Unsurprisingly, questions about those Nexus device rumors were met with a “no comment.”

Sense caught a bit of flack, but HTC talked about work it’s been doing to remove “heavy” features and make it more attractive. As far as stock GPe models go, HTC clarified that only the One has gotten involved because that’s where the most interest lies – similarly, we don’t see a CDMA GPe version in order to make it appealing to the widest audience possible. Still, don’t count on Sense going away altogether anytime soon; HTC comments that “we think Sense is the ideal Android version, but we like that our customers have the freedom of choice.”

HTC addressed some concerns over the absence of microSD expansion and a removable battery on its flagship One. It talked about space constraints and how microSD is still available on some Desire models (should users absolutely need it), while also leaving the door open for future models offering users larger amounts of internal flash. As for removable batteries, it doesn’t think they’re such a big deal, explaining, “the industry and HTC are making great strides in battery technology such that the need/want for removable battery is continually decreasing.”

Source: Reddit


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