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 […]

     
 
 

Nokia Lumia 930 with WP 8.1 Announced: 5-inch Full HD Display, 20MP PureView Camera

Nokia Lumia 930 with WP 8.1 Announced: 5-inch Full HD Display, 20MP PureView Camera

Nokia surprised many with their smartphone announcements at the ongoing Microsoft BUILD conference keynote in San Fransisco. The company officially announced the Lumia 930 smartphone, the global version of Lumia Icon, which was Verizon exclusive. The Lumia 930 will carry a 5-inch Full HD (1080p) display and comes with a 20MP PureView camera like the Lumia 1520. The phone will […]

     
 
 

The Lumia 520: WP Superstar or Android Iceberg?

The Lumia 520: WP Superstar or Android Iceberg?

Napoleon had once remarked that it was but a step from the sublime to the ridiculous. And in the case of the Lumia 520, that certainly seems to be the case. Only, it seems in danger from the sublime to the ridiculous. On paper, there is not much you can fault in the Lumia 520.The first “really” affordable Windows Phone […]

 
     
 
 

Is Samsung in Danger of Repeating History?

Is Samsung in Danger of Repeating History?

They say that history has the odd habit of repeating itself. And call me a pessimist, but I have a sneaky feeling that Samsung is slowly walking down the very path that cost its predecessor, Nokia, its smartphone throne. No, this is not an anti-Samsung dirge. To be honest, I think we owe the company a lot. Its Galaxy S […]

 
     
 
 

Nokia’s Android (X Series): Pros and Cons

Nokia’s Android (X Series): Pros and Cons

Ever since Nokia unveiled its X Series of Android devices, opinions are flying back and forth on whether the devices are good or otherwise. While it would be unfair to draw any conclusions without actually having used the devices extensively, here are the pros and cons of the range based purely on what we know of it. Pros: All Roses […]