Will Windows Phone soon run Android apps?

Today's rumour du jour is that Microsoft could be planning to add support for Android apps on Windows Phone - in a bid to boost the number of apps available. According to Neowin Microsoft might be investigating possible emulation technologies in a bid to shortcut its platform's chicken-and-egg problem, of not having enough apps to…

Microsoft Lumia 535 arrives in the UK – here’s where to get it

Microsoft has announced that the Lumia 535 is now available in the UK. The mid-range phone runs Windows Phone 8.1, and sports a 5" 960x540 display, a 1.2ghz quadcore Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, 8GB of storage - as well as a 5MP rear and 5MP front-facing camera. Here's how Microsoft's press release describes some of…

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…

Windows Phone HTC One M8 is official!

The rumours were true! HTC has announced a new version of the HTC One M8 - which runs Windows Phone 8.1 instead of Android. Hardware-wise the phone appears to be identical to its Android counterpart, coming complete with the M8's clever dual-focusing camera and Samsung-taunting full metal body. And though the phone will be a…

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…

WATCH: Cortana outsmart Siri

There is no love lost between Apple and Microsoft, and in a new TV ad for its Halo-inspired Cortana virtual assistant, Microsoft pokes a bit of fun at Apple's Siri. Bringing back memories of Apple's Mac vs PC campaigns, the advert presents a series of commands which Cortana is able to intelligently process, while Siri…

Where to get the Nokia 930 in the UK

The Nokia 930 is out in the UK today and is probably Microsoft's new flagship device. Sporting a full-HD 5" screen, 2.2ghz Snapdragon 800 processor and a 20MP camera, it certainly packs a punch. But where you can you pick it up? According to Microsoft, the phone will be available from Vodafone, EE, Phones4U, O2,…

Nokia Lumia 1020, aka 'EOS', revealed in leaked press shot

A picture claimed to be a press snap of Nokia's forthcoming Lumia 1020 handset has appeared online. If the real deal, those expecting a massive redesign for the Lumia range should probably stop reading now to avoid disappointment. The handset…