Microsoft is Ditching Nokia and Windows Phone Branding for Lumia and Windows

Microsoft is Ditching Nokia and Windows Phone Branding for Lumia and Windows

A lot of branding and rebranding is happening at Redmond. Just a couple of days after Microsoft brought back MSN branding in place of Bing mobile apps, the company looks all set to finally ditch the Nokia branding completely from all its smartphones and mobile devices. As per some internal marketing documents obtained by GeeksOnGadgets, this change will happen by […]

     
 
 

Nokia Lumia 830 with 10MP PureView Camera, 5-inch HD Display and Snapdragon 400 Announced for €330

Nokia Lumia 830 with 10MP PureView Camera, 5-inch HD Display and Snapdragon 400 Announced for €330    

Much like we were expecting, Microsoft has just announced the Nokia Lumia 830 at the ongoing IFA 2014 conference in Berlin. Terming it as an “affordable flagship”, Microsoft went greater heights comparing the new Lumia 830 to Samsung’s Galaxy S5 and Apple’s iPhone 5S, and claiming it’s better than both. Well, let’s see what’s in store for us in Lumia […]

     
 
 

Nokia Releases HERE Maps for Android; Exclusive on Samsung Galaxy Smartphones for now

Nokia Releases HERE Maps for Android; Exclusive on Samsung Galaxy Smartphones for now

Samsung and Nokia have inked a deal as a result of which, Nokia’s legacy mapping service HERE is now available for Samsung Galaxy smartphones. The partnership will also see the mapping service arrive on Samsung’s Tizen-powered smartwatches, as well as the ones running on Android Wear, with an interesting feature of syncing routes across your phone and watche. As of […]

     
 
 

Windows Phone 8.1 and Lumia Cyan Update Rollout Begins Today

Windows Phone 8.1 and Lumia Cyan Update Rollout Begins Today

And the day has finally come. Microsoft is officially rolling out Windows Phone 8.1 operating system update starting today. If you own a Nokia handset, fret not, as the Lumia Cyan update will also be seeding out now. Windows Phone 8.1, though is a point update, but sports several enticing features, chief among them is voice assistant service Cortana, Action […]

     
 
 

App Review: Z Launcher (Android): Interesting, Innovative… and Limited

App Review: Z Launcher (Android): Interesting, Innovative… and Limited

Nokia does seem to be talking its venture into Android more seriously than many thought. The company has come out with three handsets, and now it has even come out with a launcher application for Android, the Z launcher. There is a hint of irony, though – the Z Launcher will not be available for the Android devices of the […]

     
 
 

Microsoft Grabs Nokia, the Dylan Way: The Tech Times They Are A-Changin’

Microsoft Grabs Nokia, the Dylan Way: The Tech Times They Are A-Changin’

It was the kind of event that would surely have moved him to song. If he had time to be a geek. Here’s our take on how the legendary Bob Dylan would have sung about the Nokia-Microsoft deal which went ‘official’ today. To be sung to the tunes of the classic “The Times They Are A-Changin’ ” Come gather ’round […]

     
 
 

Nokia Officially Ends up in Microsoft’s Deep Pockets

Nokia Officially Ends up in Microsoft’s Deep Pockets

It was quite a surprise when we heard back in September, last year, that Microsoft was going to acquire Nokia’s Devices and Services unit for just $5 billion. And today, more than eight months after the announcement, the company whose name was once synonymous with “mobile phone”, gets officially acquired by the Microsoft behemoth. Just as a reminder, $7.2 billion […]

     
 
 

Nokia X Gets Stock Android Treatment, Download the ROM Now

Nokia X Gets Stock Android Treatment, Download the ROM Now

After it was heavily discussed and rumored, Nokia’s first “Android” device was revealed to the public at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year – the Nokia X. The launch of the device was accompanied by Nokia X+ and XL, But despite the fact that it is touted as an Android devices, it actually comes with a software that’s […]