Last July 29th of this year, Microsoft officially made Windows 10, its latest operating system, available to the public. As for Windows 10 Mobile, the version of Windows 10 that is designed and optimized for mobile phones -- it will be coming soon.
In introducing its next operating system, Windows 10, Microsoft had a vision to have its newest OS running on 1 billion devices in three years time by giving it away free of charge. But it appears that it may not be exactly for free.
The company recently announced that it will begin deploying Windows 10 starting on July 29th of this year. Microsoft further stated that it will offered as a free upgrade for all users who own PC and tablet devices that run on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. As reported by NetMarketShare, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 run on 74.1 of all PC devices.
During its annual Build developer conference held in San Francisco, California, Microsoft revealed that it is expecting its yet-to-be-officially-released operating system, Windows 10, to be running on one billion devices in the next two or three years. Terry Myerson, vice president of operating systems at Microsoft, said as much in his keynote presentation.
Here comes the newest preview of Windows 10, and it arrives with new features that should be come become available to an expanded list of smartphones that run on the Windows system. The new features include revamp Phone, Messaging, and People apps.
What many consider to be the best Windows-run smartphone out there now comes with a stylish golden version. Indeed, the golden edition of the Nokia Lumia 930 can now be purchased unlocked and from select wireless carriers in European, Middle East, African, and Asia Pacific markets.
Microsoft recently announced two new additions to its Lumia lineup of smartphones: the Lumia 435 and the Lumia 532. Both handsets are expected to be launched next month most likely in European and Asian markets. These Lumia smartphones will be offered by Microsoft for a price not exceeding $100.
At only $77, the Lumia 435 is the most budget-friendly among the two new offerings. It features a 4-inch display screen with an 800 by 480 resolution, as well as a 2-megapixel camera on the rear side.
The HTC One (M8) for Windows was recently seen on T-Mobile's online store early this November. While it was good news for T-Mobile subscribers who are fans of the HTC device, many were hesitant to celebrate just yet because the handset was only listed as "Coming Soon". T-Mobile also had not provided any launch date.
It is now official. With the unveiling of its latest mobile device, Microsoft has officially dropped the Nokia branding from its smartphones once and for all. On Monday, the tech giant introduced the Lumia 535, which is part of the Nokia smartphone family that existed long before Microsoft completed its $7.2 billion purchase of the Finnish mobile manufacturing company this year. But this time around, instead of retaining the once dominating Nokia branding, the new device is labeled as a Microsoft device (similar to other Microsoft gadgets like the Xbox or Surface).
Microsoft has officially stated that from now on, it will be removing the Nokia branding from its Lumia line of smartphone products. Earlier this year back in April, the tech giant had acquired Nokia's smartphone segment, but in the time since, Microsoft had retained the Nokia name particularly in its Lumia devices. This time however, it appears that Microsoft is finally saying goodbye to the Nokia name for good. In the next few weeks or months, consumers should expect to see less and less of the Nokia name in future Lumia releases. Indeed, the rebranding has already begun for some of the apps used for the Lumia smartphone. For instance, the Nokia Camera has now been renamed as Lumia Camera. The same goes for all social media accounts -- all Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram account names will accordingly be changed to Microsoft Lumia at this point.
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