The Digest: Android Lollipop is here… and 4 other things people are talking about today

[nextpage title="Next"] Hands-on with all things Android 5.0 Lollipop | Cnet "Android Lollipop is here, and likely making its way to your phone or tablet in the coming months. The update is packed with exciting features, including a new design, revamped notifications, device sharing and more. I go hands-on with the most-talked-about features in the…

Lumia 830 goes on sale in the UK

The Microsoft Lumia 830 has finally hit shelves in the UK. The "affordable flagship" phone from what used to be known as Nokia will be available on contracts starting at £24.99/month. The phone was announced last month and features a 5" screen, 10MP camera, and the latest Lumia Denim firmware. You can read more about…

Is Microsoft killing Bing?

It looks like Microsoft is killing off the Bing brand name... and bringing back MSN right: MSN. In a brand strategy that seems to be increasingly randomly chosen, apparently the latest version of Windows Phone - 8.1 - sees the various Bing apps, such as Bing Finance being rebadged to remove the "Bing" name. The…

Huawei dumps Windows Phone

Bad news for Microsoft as it has emerged that Chinese handset makers Huawei has dumped Windows Phone - and won't be releasing any more phones running Microsoft's operating system. The reason? Money, of course - with Huawei's Richard Yu telling the Wall Street Journal that: "We have tried using the Windows Phone OS. But it…

Spotify now free on Windows Phone

Music streaming service Spotify is now free on the Windows Phone app, after unveiling an ad-supported and shuffle-mode which came to iOS and Android earlier this year. Previously, Windows Phone users were only able to stream via the Spotify app with a premium subscription, which includes ad-free mobile and offline listening. Now, Windows Phone streams…

HTC making a Windows version of the HTC One M8?

HTC could be working on a version of the HTC One M8 that has the same hardware that we're familiar with, but which runs Windows Phone. At least according to a tweet and some informed speculation. According to Phones Review there have been rumours about the new handset, which will apparently also feature a "bootloader"…

Microsoft clones Snapchat with WindUp

It seems that even Microsoft is now cloning Snapchat with its own Windows Phone app. Microsoft Research has published a messaging app in the Windows Phone store that behaves exactly like Snapchat, as spotted by Neowin. The app is called WindUp, works on Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1, and is available to download…

Is Microsoft adding a files app to Windows Phone 8.1?

Microsoft has accidentally let slip that it is adding a folder system to its Windows Phone OS, according to a report at The Verge. The Verge says that Microsoft has posted (and since removed) a support article revealing that it…

Microsoft to drop Nokia brand name

Microsoft's phones will not be called Microsoft Mobile, but they won't use the Nokia name for long either, according to a report at PC Pro. The report says that former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has revealed that it's not yet…