The HP Elite X3 smartphone now has an official release date, hitting store shelves on August 29th of this year. For those not familiar with this Windows powered device, it comes with a 6 inch WQHD display screen with a resolution of 2,560 by 1,440 pixels, flanked by a 16 megapixel camera on the rear side (with LED flash and auto focus) as well as an 8 megapixel camera on the front side.
Word Flow, the impressive Windows Phone keyboard made by Microsoft, has officially come to the iOS mobile operating system. This new version optimized for iOS mobile users allows them to simply tap or swipe in order to type out letters, and intuitively guess the words to be typed when composing phrases or sentences, just like what the original version for the Windows Phone platform does.
In December of last year, it was reported that Microsoft was delaying the Windows 10 Mobile update for older models of Lumia smartphones. But recent reports seem to indicate that the update is finally being prepped for deployment.
Fans of Microsoft’s Windows 10 mobile operating system have been clamoring for a smartphone that would become the true face of the platform. But truth be told, the current available Windows 10 smartphones out there, most notably Microsoft’s own Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, as good as their specifications are, still leave some things to be desired. And it does not help that Microsoft seem to be reducing its efforts in promoting the flagship devices.
When it comes to releasing smartphones, Microsoft has not had much success. The company may still be considered a giant in the software industry, but establishing a solid presence in the smartphone industry has proven to be a far harder task. It has only been barely over a month since Microsoft launched the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL smartphones, but these devices are just not killing it in terms of sales.
To open Cortana, Microsoft’s digital assistant, normally one only needs to speak the words “Hey Cortana” and the mobile app would just launch. But the version of this feature that runs on the Android mobile operating system in the United States apparently can no longer be launched with that specific voice prompt.
During a press conference held in the city of New York, Microsoft officially introduced a couple of new flagship devices, the Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL, which will be made exclusively available from AT&T in the United States. As its name implies, the Lumia 950 XL is a phablet variant of the Lumia 950.
Alcatel OneTouch has announced that it is planning to manufacture a smartphone that runs on Microsoft’s Windows 10 mobile operating system, which had launched more than a month ago on tablets and personal computers. As explained by Steve Cistulli, senior vice president of Alcatel OneTouch for North America, the China based phone maker will be introducing a Windows 10 handset before the end of 2015.
Microsoft recently announced the launch of Office for Android handsets. More than a month ago, the company had released the suite of Office apps as a preview, but now it is finally and officially releasing the package, which includes Word, Excel, and PowerPoint all optimized for use on smartphones that run on the Android mobile operating system.
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