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Interesting: With identical hardware, the HTC One for Windows offers nearly double the battery life vs Android version

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The HTC One for Windows will be settling a lot of bets which have raged regarding Windows Phone vs Android.

One recent claim has been that the latest version of Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 has better battery life than Android.

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Windows Phones tend to be cheaper than even Android smartphones

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Statista has compiled some information released by the IDC on the structure of the smartphone market in Q2 2014.

The data confirms that both Windows Phone and Android dominate in the low end of the market, with Windows Phone slightly more so, at 58.6% vs 61.4% of sales being less than $200 per handset.

24.9% of Windows Phone sales are in the mid-range ($200-$400), while only 13.7% are in the high end (above $400).

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HTC One M8 Windows Phone Confirmed By Leaked Promo Material

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In the last of couple of weeks, we came to know via several reports that HTC is working on a Windows Phone version of its flagship One M8 device. HTC is expected to reveal this new WP8.1 device during the press event scheduled for tomorrow. Today, WPCentral posted the above in-store promo material which will be kept at Verizon’s stores. As you can see, the promo clearly states that HTC One M8 will be available both on Android and Windows from Verizon.

HTC One M8 for Windows will have 5-inch Full HD LCD Display, 2GB RAM, 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 128GB microSD Support, 2600 mAh Battery, Duo Ultrapixel Camera, Built-in Amplifier Speakers and IR Blaster. Are you looking forward to this device from HTC?

Source: WPC

3 Popular Android Games hit the WP Store

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  • Table Tennis 3D

I have been waiting for this game for a while now. This is the first realistic 3D table tennis game and its very, very good! This game is simply called Table Tennis on Android, but is by the same developer.

The game features:

Online Multiplayer, Realistic Physics and Intuitive Controls make this the Best Table Tennis Game for Mobile. Swipe your finger to send the Table Tennis Ball flying in a direction you want, it’s easy to learn and challenging to master. Feels like playing Real Table Tennis!

- International Table Tennis League
- 20 Unique Table Tennis Players to Challenge
- Table Tennis Career
- Online Table Tennis Multiplayer
- Realistic Physics
- Beautiful 3D Graphics
- Leaderboards

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Download Table Tennis 3D for free here.

 

 

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Motorola overtakes Nokia in India on strength of cheap, well-specced devices.

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The Economic Times of India reports on the recently published results from Canalys’s look at the Indian smartphone market.

According to the analyst company Motorola has overtaken Nokia to become the 4th biggest smartphone OEM in the subcontinent in Q2 2014.

It grew sales from 379,310 in Q1 to 955,650 in Q2, after launching its well received Moto G, followed by the Moto X, priced at Rs 23,999, and Moto E, priced at Rs 6,999.

Nokia only managed 583,160 smartphones sales in Q1 2014, growing slightly to  633,720 in Q2 2014.

Samsung is still the leader with over 4.4 million smartphones sold in the second quarter, followed by Micromax with almost 3.1 million and Karbonn in the third position with 1.07 million smartphones.

Motorola’s performance is clear evidence that a strong brand combined with great value devices is a good recipe for success, and it is not clear if Microsoft/Nokia will be able to replicate this feat and win back their market share.

Fortunately for Windows Phone Microsoft has worked with a large number of Indian OEMs, and the market is expected to be flooded with a large collection of cheap, well specced devices by well know  local brands, which may help reverse the losses of Q2.

Do our readers think Microsoft Mobile/Nokia will ever win their position back in the Indian market? Let us know below.

Via NPU.

Microsoft files legal action against Samsung for breach of their cross-licensing agreement

Posting on the Microsoft blog, David Howard, Corporate Vice President & Deputy General Counsel for Microsoft has confirmed that it has filed legal action against Samsung, asking the court to hold the company to a 2011 cross licensing agreement which saw Samsung pay Microsoft to use some of their technologies.

According to Microsoft Samsung unilaterally stopped honouring the agreement in September 2013 after Microsoft announced its intent to purchase Nokia’s handset business.

Microsoft says protracted negotiations have failed, and they expect the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York to settle the disagreement, and expressed confidence the contract will be enforced.

Microsoft’s IP licensing deals is believed to bring in several billion dollars in revenue each year, likely largely from Samsung, the largest and most profitable Android OEM.

Read more detail at Microsoft here.

Flipkart Sending Android Version Of Xolo Q900s Device For Those Who Ordered

Xolo-Win-Q900s-598x600_thumb.jpgLast week, we reported that Xolo Q900S Windows Phone 8.1 device is available for order from India’s largest online retailer Flipkart. The device was originally announced as a Snapdeal exclusive, but was made available from its competitor Flipkart. The bad news is that Flipkart is delivering Android version of Xolo Q900s to those who  ordered it. In case you experienced the same, you can mark it for free return on Flipkart website and wait for Windows Phone version.

Specs:

  • 4.7-inch Touchscreen
  • 8 MP Primary Camera
  • Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB
  • 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8212 Quad Core Processor
  • Wi-Fi Enabled
  • 2 MP Secondary Camera
  • Windows Phone 8.1 OS
  • Dual SIM (GSM + GSM)

Order it here from Flipkart. Find few images of the actual device after the break.

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Microsoft apparently wants Windows Phone to be “a better Android than Android”

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Peter Bright AKA Dr Pizza from Ars Technica has added some corroboration to Tom Warren’s claim that Microsoft is working on bringing Android apps to Windows Phone.

Posting on Twitter he said the combined OS he dubbed “Windows PhOS/2ne” after OS/2, an IBM OS which could run Windows apps, was “real and real stupid.”

I seems Windows Phone users should prepare for Android apps coming to Windows Phone as a real eventuality.

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Picturex – Exchanging pictures in high quality made easy.

Picturex Picturex is a free Windows Phone and Android (new) app, which allows you to exchange pictures easily with your friends, family and acquaintances in highest quality for free! Respective versions for iOS and the web are already in development!

What is Picturex?

Have you ever waited days or weeks for others’ pictures after a party, company event or city trip? Picturex is the solution! Picturex is the easiest way to exchange pictures with friends, family and acquaintances.

Create a new album (PicEx) with just a few clicks, invite others into the PicEx and upload a ton of pictures. Every invited person can also up- or download pictures. So, you can keep your best pictures and memories and easily enjoy them at any time.

Features

  • Use Picturex to exchange pictures with your friends, family or acquaintances in full quality.
  • Anyone invited to a private PicEx can contribute.
  • Exchange pictures for city trips, bike tours, barbecue parties, concerts, exhibitions, memories, business events, and all the other occasions you take pictures.
  • All the pictures you take during an event are automatically suggested to be uploaded! (optional)
  • Or you can manually upload pictures at any time to your PicEx or the ones you joined.
  • Save the pictures you want to keep.
  • You can still use your favorite camera and filter app.
  • Early-adopter bonus: benefit from very competitive features.
  • And a lot more!

What will come?

Most importantly, we will soon release the version for iOS and continue to improve the existing clients (for Windows Phone and Android). We also plan to add more languages, add new features and create a web version. Missing a language or feature? Please let us know! You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or our website.

Eldar: Microsoft Working To Bring Android Apps To All Lumia Devices

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Yesterday we reported that Tom Warren from The Verge claiming that Android apps are coming to Windows Phone/Windows RT. Today, Eldar tweeted that the rumors about Android apps coming to Windows platforms are true and Microsoft has implemented this through Virtual Machine. In this case, all the Android apps will be running on a VM inside a Windows device. Eldar also claims that all Lumia devices will be able to run these Android apps.

What do you think of this move from Microsoft to reduce the app gap in Windows platform in the near future?

Source: Eldar

Tom Warren: Android apps heading to Windows Phone

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The issue of Android apps on Windows Phone has once again raised its rather ugly head, with Senior Verge Editor Tom Warren  claiming that Microsoft is currently working on the technology.

The Verge itself claimed in February 2014 that Microsoft is working on bringing Android apps to Windows Phone, but noted it was extremely controversial,  with some believing it could lead to “the death of the Windows platform.”

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Android Based Lumia Devices Coming With Nokia By Microsoft Branding

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This is a big news! Reliable @evleaks today reported that Microsoft is now looking to release a Lumia device based on  Android. These devices will also be branded as ‘Nokia by Microsoft’. More details on these are not yet available. And we are not sure why Microsoft would want to do this when they have established Lumia as a Windows Phone brand. Microsoft is already selling Android (AOSP) based devices with the brand name ‘Nokia X’. Releasing a Lumia device based on Android(AOSP) will dilute the Windows Phone brand and may create confusion among the consumers.

Alan Mendelevich from AdDuplex notes that these handsets may be more high end Android handsets, vs the the current low end offerings, saying:
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Microsoft’s new X2 Android phone looks even more like Windows Phone

imageMicrosoft has just announced their new Android handset, the Nokia X2.

The device seems to offer better value than Nokia’s new 630 Windows Phone, offering a 4.3 inch WVGA Clearblack screen, Snapdragon 200 processor, 1 GB RAM, 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and flash, and also a front facing camera and dual-SIM support for 99 Euro.

As far as we know Nokia’s X series has not been a major hit. Do our readers feel Microsoft is once again short changing Windows Phone? Let us know below.