Nokia 2014 - BUILD

By Sandy Hirschel | The latest and greatest news coming from Nokia including updates from Mobile World Congress happening in Barcelona.

Hands on: Nokia's Lumia lineup is better with Windows Phone 8.1

At Microsoft's Build 2014 keynote Wednesday morning, Nokia's handset announcements were the most underwhelming news. The Lumia 930 is merely a rehash of the Lumia Icon, a device that's already available at Verizon Wireless, while the midrange Lumia 630 and 635 won't hit stateside until later this …

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Nokia Unveils Windows 8.1 Smartphones

Nokia powers sophisticated Lumia 930 and budget Lumia 630 and Lumia 635 smartphones with Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 operating system.<p>Lost …

Microsoft will give away Windows on smartphones, tablets

Microsoft is to give away its Windows operating system to makers of smartphones and small tablets for consumers as it seeks to make more of an impact …

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Nadella's pitch to Microsoft developers: Stick with us

SAN FRANCISCO -- Satya Nadella, Microsoft's new CEO, brought the battle for developers' hearts and minds here Wednesday, telling thousands of the company's applications creators that Microsoft can offer them the tools they need to compete in an increasingly cross-platform world.<p>"Why build for …

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Xbox One can run Windows 8.1's new universal apps

Microsoft's new universal apps will be able to function across all Windows devices--including the Xbox One.<p>The company announced the new app framework during its Build 2014 conference in San Francisco, showing off the latest updates to Windows Phone and Windows 8.1.<p>Microsoft says it will provide …

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Windows Phone 8.1 coming soon, bringing Action Center and Cortana personal assistant

Daniel Bader<p>April 2, 2014 11:54am<p>At the Build developer conference today, Microsoft has taken the wraps off Windows Phone 8.1, an update to the …

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Windows Phone 8.1 and Cortana officially revealed at Build 2014

As predicted, Microsoft is using its Build developer conference to launch Windows Phone 8.1, the latest and (we hope) greatest version of its mobile OS. The company's fed us a bunch of information about the update already, and a vast number of leaks have covered nearly all remaining features. …

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Microsoft Announces Windows 8.1 Update

Microsoft announced a significant update to Windows 8.1 today at the company's Build developer conference in San Francisco. The update will be available as an automatic update to all Windows 8.1 users on April 8.<p>The update is centered mainly on mouse-and-keyboard setups: desktops and laptops. The …

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Windows Phone 8.1 review

Windows Phone is better than ever, but still falls short on app selection<p><b>The Good</b> <b>Windows Phone 8.1</b> puts more tiles on your Start screen and finally gives us a notification center. Voice assistant Cortana is fast, helpful, and just a bit witty.<p><b>The Bad</b> Cortana is in beta, so you'll encounter a few …

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Microsoft Announces Windows Phone 8.1 With New Action Center, Cortana, Start Screen Improvements

As expected, Microsoft debuted the Windows Phone 8.1 update, previously internally known as “blue,” this morning at its Build developer conference in San Francisco.<p>The software will roll out to consumers over the next few months. For new devices, Windows Phone 8.1 will come pre-installed on new …

Meet Cortana: Microsoft announces sweeping Windows Phone 8.1 update

Microsoft finally revealed its long-awaited and oft-leaked Windows Phone 8.1 update at the Build 2014 conference on Wednesday. Don't let the measly ".1" fool you: Windows Phone 8.1 is a sweeping refocusing of the Windows Phone vision, adding some much-needed features to the mobile operating …

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Nokia to announce Lumia 930 and 630 during BUILD 2014 event

Nokia has reportedly geared up to unveil the first Windows Phone 8.1 based Lumia 930 and 630 smartphones during the annual BUILD conference.<p>Nokia has …

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How "One Microsoft" Is Going To Get A Lot More Real At Build 2014

Microsoft would like to reintroduce you … to Microsoft.<p>Microsoft kicks off its long-running Build developer conference in San Francisco this week, and it’s undoubtedly going to spend a lot of time reminding everyone of its “One Microsoft” message—its attempt to line up its various products and …

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Busy April In Store For Nokia

In late March we learned that the long anticipated sale of Nokia's device business to Microsoft is taking more time to complete. Regulatory hurdles are the main obstacle to completion of the deal with India being the principal problem. In the meanwhile, it appears that neither Nokia nor Microsoft …

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The Latest On AXS

Nokia will be at Microsoft’s Build event on April 2, could bring new Lumia phones along

Mere moments before HTC unveiled the new HTC One M8, Nokia sent out early warning about its own special event, which will take place next week. …

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Nokia teases new Lumia phone for Build

Nokia isn't done pumping out Lumia smartphones yet. On Tuesday, the company invited press to a late afternoon launch of the latest Nokia Lumia phone, in conjunction with Microsoft's Build conference held in San Francisco.<p>Clues on the invitation were sparse, listing just the time, location, and …

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Nokia to reveal 'More Lumia' on day one of Microsoft's Build show

Nokia looks to be readying new Lumia hardware and/or software on the first day of Microsoft's Build 2014 conference in San Francisco next week.<p>Nokia …

What might finally help Windows Phone break out? Android.

Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform has been inching forward since it first debuted in 2010. While the mobile platform finally started making gains …

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Nokia's Android phones: Everything you wanted to ask, answered | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

It has been raining devices and innovations at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but not too many have captured as much attention as Nokia's …

7 Things You Missed at Mobile World Congress 2014

7 Things You Missed at Mobile World Congress 2014<p>The Samsung Galaxy S5, $25 smartphones, free security software, a lot of talk about 5G, and more.<p>If …

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Mobile World Congress in Barcelona: 5 Take-Aways and Game Changers

Appearances by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Viacom International Media Networks CEO Bob Bakish, buzz about latest gadgets and a focus on bringing …

Mobile World Congress: 10 Products That Stole the Show

by Don Reisinger<p>Samsung Galaxy S5<p>The Samsung Galaxy S5 is arguably the star of MWC. The device is the latest flagship handset from the world's …

What we’ve learned from MWC this year

Smartphone makers are taking down their booths and leaving Barcelona, as this year’s Mobile World Congress, a major trade show for smartphone makers, fades into the history books. They leave behind an even clearer picture of where the smartphone industry’s focus is headed. This year, that appears …

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All the best CNET TV bloopers from Mobile World Congress

A great CNET tradition at the end of the calendar year and big technology trade shows like Mobile World Congress is the CNET TV blooper reel. Flubbed lines, accidental swearing, and breaks in concentration are bound to happen. And really, after so many long hours walking a show floor, so few hours …

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10 Hottest Smartphones From Mobile World Congress 2014

<b>Smartphones Take Center Stage</b><p>The clothing industry has Fashion Week, the automobile industry has the Detroit Auto Show, and smartphone makers have …

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This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: All MWC Everything

Reporters are drunkenly finding their way home from a long week in Barcelona, where the Mobile World Congress conference yielded a number of exciting new phones and tablets.<p>Most notably, Samsung launched the Galaxy s5, Nokia launched a new Nokia X line of Android/Windows Phone hybrid devices, and …

Nokia Launches Contest To Attract Android Developers

One of the problems that might potentially hold the Nokia X from becoming one of the more popular Android phones would be its apps. Due to the fact …