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"Threshold" to be Called Windows 9, Ship in April 2015

At the BUILD developer conference in April 2014, Microsoft will discuss its vision for the future of Windows, including a year-off release codenamed …

Windows 9 is coming: Feels like Windows Phone all over again

Windows 8.1 has only been out a short while and we're already hearing how Windows 9 will be aimed at addressing low adoption. It's beginning to sound …

Rumored Windows ‘Threshold’ Update Could Recast Microsoft’s Key Platform

Microsoft mostly kept its head down during CES, but with its Build developer conference on the horizon and several platforms to unify, the company has a busy few months ahead of it.<p>Recently, both Paul Thurrott and Mary Jo Foley wrote on Microsoft’s future ‘Threshold’ Windows update. Threshold is …

Microsoft to RIP THE SHEETS off Windows 9 aka 'Threshold' in April

Microsoft will map out its plans for the successor to Windows 8.1 – which might be named Windows 9 – at a company event in April, we're …

Microsoft Siri Competitor ‘Cortana’ Set For April Debut

- Jan 17, 2014<p>Microsoft is prepping its Siri/Google Now competitor for an April debut. She’ll be called “Cortana,” and will feature the voice of …

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 Pass 10% Market Share

With the release of Windows 8.1 to the world in October, Microsoft ended 2013 with two full months of availability for its latest operating system version. While Windows 8.1 is certainly growing quickly and eating into Windows 8’s share, the duo has only now been able to pass 10 percent market …

IDC: Windows Phone Developer interest hits an all-time high - MSPoweruser

The IDC’s quarterly Appcelerator survey has found that in Q4 2014 Windows Phone developer interest has hit an all-time high of 37%. The number is …

Microsoft to bring Cortana voice-assistant with Windows Phone 8.1 in April: Report

Additional information has reportedly been revealed about Microsoft's rumoured voice-assistant expected to act as Siri's counterpart in Windows …

Microsoft's Windows Phone platform quietly surpasses 200,000 apps | On MSFT

Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform may be in third place behind iOS and Android in the smartphone arena, but there is no denying that Windows Phone …

Windows Phone ‘Threshold’ update to join converging Windows 8.1 and Xbox One in 2015

Although Windows Phone 8.1 is not expected until spring 2014, there is already talk about what comes after the next major Windows Phone OS. This …

Windows Phone

Nokia prepping Lumia Black software update, asking users for help in testing

Lumia Black features a series of updates to Lumia hardware, including:<p>Glance Screen – green, blue, and red colors<br>• Glance Screen – notifications<br>• RAW …

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Leaked Windows Phone 8.1 screenshot reveals new on-screen buttons

Microsoft is still testing its upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update internally, but a leaked screenshot reveals how the company is moving to on-screen buttons in the future. The tiny image, published by @evleaks, shows the standard back, Windows, and search buttons all on-screen in a Windows Phone 8.1 …

Microsoft: Windows Phone outselling iPhones in 24 markets

Flores shared statistics, which shows Windows Phone entering into second place in 14 markets around the world. Not only that, but the platform is …

Microsoft: Windows Phone 8 devices can be upgraded to Windows Phone 8.1

Many people who currently own Windows Phone 8 smartphones have been worried that when Windows Phone 8.1 comes out, their handsets won't be upgraded …

Windows Phone