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There were many announcement made in Microsoft’s Build Conference 2014 but one of the most important announcement that draws everyone’s attentions was the tie up of Microsoft with the Indian smartphone maker. Micromax is well known for providing well featured smartphone in cheaper price as compared to other brands. We can expect to see affordable Windows Phone 8.1 platform-based smartphones soon in India. These days, Android operating system is in demand in market but still there are many fans of Windows Phone devices and it makes a good scope for Micromax Windows Phone 8.1-based smartphones.

Windows Phone 8.1 Micromax

From various sources it is found that Micromax and Microsoft were thinking to launch Windows phone from last few months and finally they have came to final agreement.Micromax is not the only one company to get Microsoft’s free Windows Phone offer. According to recent reports, there are also some other smartphone companies like Xolo (Lava) and Karbonn.

Microsoft has made operating system free, so we can expect hike in total Windows Phone OS market shares. It can help Microsoft to compete with current ruling mobile phone operating system like Android and iOS. As per the report on Q4 2013, Microsoft is having 16% of total market shares and it makes Micromax one of the biggest smartphone Manufacturer in India. New smartphone from Micromax will come with Windows Phone 8.1 update and so will be having many new features added into it. One of the interesting features of it is Cortana that can be considered as Microsoft’s answer to Siri. Other than Cortana, there are also many new things added like new notification centre, Internet Explorer 11, enhanced security and enterprise features, enhanced focus on app discovery and a improved calendar. We would like to know your thoughts on Micromax’s Windows Phone 8.1-based smartphones. Please comment with the same below.

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Nokia Lumia 630 will be the next addition to Nokia Lumia series. Nokia has already announced Lumia 630 with Lumia 930 at Microsoft’s BUILD conference in San Francisco. Nokia announced that their newest Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone will be available in European market by the end of May. There was not much information available for its pricing at that time. Finally we got the pricing detail for Nokia Lumia 630.

Vodafone Lumia 630 Europe

 

Vodafone Italy has leaked final pricing for Nokia Lumia 630 by mistake. We would like to tell you that Vodafone Italy is running a contest and participants who win that contest will be prized with Nokia Lumia devices. They have planned for 336 Lumia 630 units, 28 Lumia 1520 handsets for their lucky winners. They mentioned pricing details for Nokia Lumia 630 in their terms and conditions list. Pricing of Nokia Lumia 630 id to be €149.99 (about $205) including value added tax.

Nokia Lumia 630 will come with a 4.5 inch FWVGA Clear-Black IPS LCD screen. It has a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor which is supported by 512 MB of RAM. In the rear of device, it has a 5 megapixel camera which gives decent picture quality. There is 8 GB internal memory available with Nokia Lumia 630 and if you want then it can be expanded with its micro-SD card support. We are expecting Nokia to release some more information about Nokia Lumia 630.

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Nokia Lumia 620 users were waiting from a long for Lumia Black update and finally Nokia has started rolling update for all Limia 620 owners. We have already seen Lumia Black update for other Windows Phone 8 Lumia devices from January. There are many Lumia devices in list but Lumia 720 is latest addition to the list in last month. It is found from various sources that all Lumia 620 is getting WP8 GDR3 + Lumia Black combo updates. So you can manually check for update on your phone and follow simple on-screen instructions to install it.

Nokia Lumia 620

We would like to tell you that Lumia Black update will not be available for any of the devices after Lumia 620. There were a few issues with previous versions which is resolved with Lumia update. Nokia Black update is built on Windows Phone GDR3 and will boost performance of your device. Black update will bring Bluetooth 4.0 LE support to your phone. You will be able to close any of the applications running in your phone directly from switcher menu. It also includes a rotation lock.

If you dont have installed Nokia Storyteller and new Nokia Camera app then it will also come with Black update. AS we know that Nokia Lumia 620 has only 512 MB memory and it will not have Nokia Refocus and Nokia Beamer. They have provided two colors for Glance screen night mode. Other than this, update also includes Glance notification. You should get notification for update soon but if you don’t get it then its good to check for update manually.

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Windows Phone 8.1 update is one of the much awaited update from Microsoft but finally Microsoft has announced that they will release Windows Phone 8.1 update in spring. Windows Phone 8.1 will support all existing Windows Phone 8 devices but vice president and manager for Windows Phone Program Management, Joe Belfiore waiting for MWC to reveal these things. Windows Phone 8.1 will come with hardware support for Snapdragon 200, 400 and LTE chipsets. They will also add on-screen button with 8.1 update.

Windows Phone 8.1 emulator demo

Because of these changes, OEM’s will be able to produce devices which are cheaper as compared to their earlier devices and they can also reuse their existing droid devices. Windows Phone 8.1 update will also let you to install applications in your memory card. So you can have more number of applications installed in your phone without worrying about memory which was one of the biggest disadvantages earlier.

It is possible that new devices will come with 512 MB of RAM and 4 GM of memory. Windows Phone 8.1 will have DUAL SIM support and live tiles for both SIM which you can link with user interface. Other than Windows Phone 8.1 update, Microsoft also announced some of its hardware partners in their press conference. Microsoft has not given much information regarding their upcoming Windows Phone 8 but it is expected that they will put more light on WP 8.1 at their BUILD developer’s conference which is to be held in April.

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From last few days, we got to see many leaked images and features for upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 but it will be more revealing to see video for 8.1 operating system. We would like to tell you that the video is for early emulator build but then also it has many eye catching features that users would like to know about Microsoft’s new mobile Operating System. Please note that the video is only a leaked build and not a official release. We have video for Windows Phone 8.1 emulator over here.

Windows Phone 8.1 emulator demo

If you watch Windows Phone 8.1 emulator video then you must have noticed that there is no notification center and Cortana. As it is only a leaked build , these things might be under development and we will get to see all these in final release. They have moved navigation button on screen and so you can customize it the way you want. Navigation button will hide itself whenever you start any app. If you want then you can also set navigation button’s background so that it can match with background. All these settings are shown in video.

Earlier, you have to hit X button to close any running application but now you can simply swipe app and it will be terminated. Whenever you open a new application then that will show you a splash screen. It is same as desktop Windows 8.1 and iOS. Other than this, you can also store application in your memory card. It will save phone memory that normally leads to slow performance when running out of memory. For all the devices that come with low internal storage, it will be very useful.

Windows Phone 8.1 SDK comes with settings for QHD screens (2,560 x 1,600) which will lead to enable super-high dpi. Windows Phone 8.1 comes with Internet Explorer 11 for better performance. Browser also has WebGL support. WebGL is nothing but web-based 3D graphics. There is also some changes in camera interface. It has added Burst shot button.

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