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Almost two years after its initial release on Windows Phone 8, Twitter brings bing translator to iOS and Android platforms.
Android now has 83 percent of the smartphone market, with Chinese vendors benefiting from market growth and a slump in Samsung's sales. Apple also did well, but Windows Phone lost ground on flat sales.
Microsoft is rolling out its first public preview of its Skype Translator real-time translation service, which is initially available on devices running Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 Technical Preview.
New research foresees BlackBerry falling behind Windows Phone, but Android and iOS remain the dominant platforms in a consumer-oriented smartphone market.
HTC just released a Windows Phone version of its flagship smartphone. It is not an easy choice to make.
Over the course of five articles, David Gewirtz has explored Windows Phone and its place in the smartphone market. In this article, his final in the series, he shares his final conclusions. Is Windows Phone a strike out or a home run? Read the article to find out.
As far as I can see, the future of Windows Phone is that it will eventually be replaced by Android. In fact – and I don't make bold predictions lightly – I can't see a future where Microsoft doesn't pull the plug on Windows Phone in the next few years and switch to Android.
Microsoft has put a lot of dollars and effort into Windows Phone, even going as far as to buy Finnish handset firm Nokia in order to gain traction in the smartphone space. But despite this investment Windows Phone's usage share has grown from about one percent to around two percent over the past 12 months.
So far it doesn't look like there's room for a third wheel in the smartphone arena. The once iconic BlackBerry has withered on the vine, while Microsoft's Windows Phone is suffering from a distinct failure to launch, but Amazon's different approach to hardware gives it a real chance.
Microsoft continues to improve Windows Phone and the latest update addressed nearly all my concerns and deserves consideration as your primary smartphone.
Many weeks using the Nokia 1020 as my primary phone revealed it to be both a strong iPhone competitor and an example of why Microsoft has struggled to build a mobile juggernaut. Its superb camera will bring many users, but how does it stack up as a primary phone?
The first Windows Phone 8.1 handset packs most standard smartphone features — except a front-facing camera — into an attractive and affordable package.
I've owned both Android phones and one iPhone or another for years, and they bore me. Having looked at friends' Windows Phones, I'm thinking it's time to switch.
Windows Phone's niche in the UK market under new threat as Motorola's Moto G phone is a success among young males with lower incomes, says the latest edition of Kantar's smartphone sales data.
It looks like Huawei's dual-OS smartphone is going the way of the Asus Transformer Book Duet. The concept of a device that can run both Android and Windows holds a lot of appeal. But as long as Google, Microsoft and Apple have competing ecosystems, it is unlikely to see the light of day.
The last gasp of Nokia's devices unit before it gets sold to Microsoft is a radical departure from its normal Windows Phone smartphone strategy: three devices running Android.
I have been a Windows Phone fan since mid-2010, but haven't used one as my daily smartphone for months. There are at least five main reasons that I no longer use Windows Phone while Android and iOS have my attention.
Nokia just announced the Windows Phone I wanted to see when the 1520 was announced. The 5 inch display and high quality construction make the Lumia Icon a smartphone to consider.
Kantar's smartphone sales market share report for the three months ending November 2013 shows iOS gaining while Windows Phone plateaus.
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