That's also when we'll see the smaller Lumia 820 on sale. There aren't any exclusivity deals surrounding this 4.3-inch little brother -- O2, Carphone Warehouse and Tesco's Phone Shop are all in line to flog this mid-range blower. Phones 4u has exclusive rights to sell the 'full colour range', however, so you may need to shop around if you want a phone in a particular hue. Will you buy a Lumia 920 or 820? Or would you rather own a Nexus 4? Tell me in the comments or on our Facebook wall. Nokia has confirmed that the Lumia 920 and 820 are winging their way to buyers today.
Microsoft has been working closely with app developers to get them to revise and publish apps for the latest version of the software giant's obliq slim meta ii series iphone 6s plus / 6 plus case - gold / white reviews handset operating system, Belfiore said, That includes popular programs like Facebook, Twitter, Words With Friends, Angry Birds, Temple Run, and Urban Spoon, Windows Phone 8 will also have a new version of Skype specifically for the OS that's built to integrate naturally with the software, And Pandora will be available in 2013, with Microsoft offering a year of free music with no ads, Pandora today also said it has surpassed 175 million registered users..
Microsoft hopes its smartphone operating system will gain traction with users and better compete with Android and iOS. The company has faced criticism over the dearth of apps available for Windows Phone, but it has been pushing developers to offer more programs. It's likely to remain a big focus for Microsoft in coming months and years as it expands its presence in the handset market. Update, 11:05 a.m. PT: Adds more app details. The software giant's new mobile operating system will be able to use popular programs like Pandora, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, and Temple Run.
"That's huge progress for us," Joe Belfiore, manager of Microsoft's Windows Phone obliq slim meta ii series iphone 6s plus / 6 plus case - gold / white reviews program, said during a presentation today, There are now 120,000 apps in the Windows Phone marketplace, That's pretty good for Microsoft, but it still falls well short of Android and iOS, Apple last month said its store had 700,000 applications, while Google said its Play store offered 675,000, Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic, We delete comments that violate our policy, which we encourage you to read, Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion..
In addition, Microsoft today announced the following. Customizable lock screenMicrosoft makes a more-active lock screen by letting you add full-screen widgets. Third parties will be able to ply you with their offerings, which for now include Groupon deals, Facebook information, and even weather, like HTC's weather app. Lots of pretty colorsMicrosoft has almost doubled the number of theme colors in Windows Phone 8, bringing the total number of hues up to 20. Bing recommendationsWe all need a little help from our friends. That's the premise of Bing and Local Scout's use of Facebook friend recommendations. In the Bing app, you'll see those appear in the new "for you" screen, where events and restaurants surface when they're popular, or when Facebook friends "like" them.