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    Lumia Black, Nokia’s latest software update for Lumia models with Windows Phone 8, has begun rolling out around the world, the company said today. The update includes new features, apps, and improvements from both Nokia and Microsoft (covered in more detail here ), and will be available first on Lumia...
  • Blog Post: Official Facebook app for Windows Phone gets better notifications, new Live Tiles

    The team behind the official Facebook app for Windows Phone released a new update today that significantly evolves the app’s notification capabilities, making it easier than ever to stay plugged in. Improved notifications was the No. 1 request from Facebook power users who test and supply feedback on...
  • Blog Post: Fresh Paint for Windows Phone 8 updated with pencil mode, Bing integration, and SkyDrive sync

    The unveiling of the next Windows Phone 8 update wasn’t the only exciting update news today. Microsoft’s free and innovative Fresh Paint app for Windows Phone 8 also received the refresh we first blogged about last week. (Haven’t tried it? You can download Fresh Paint here .) The update adds a new pencil...
  • Blog Post: Three Angry Birds games on Windows Phone get big updates

    Flocking awesome! Rovio today delivered big free updates for three of its Angry Birds titles on Windows Phone 8, bringing more levels, more powers, and more avian adventures. Here’s the rundown. Missing a title? Add it to your Angry Birds collection for just 99 cents. Angry Birds adds 15 extra levels...
  • Blog Post: Official Twitter app for Windows Phone 8 adds dark theme, lock screen support, and more

    The highly-rated official Twitter app for Windows Phone 8 received a juicy update today. If you don’t already own it, you can download version 3.0 from the Store here . One of the most noticeable changes you'll see in this new version is a new dark theme for a more subdued appearance. But the upgrades...
  • Blog Post: Facebook update for Windows Phone 8 brings new photo features, languages

    The official Facebook app for Windows Phone 8 received a big update today, and version 5.1 brings a bunch of handy upgrades. First off, the app is now available in triple the number of languages—19 in all. There’s also some helpful photo-related feature additions. For example, you can attach photos to...
  • Blog Post: Skype adds video messaging to its Windows Phone 8 app

    Skype updated its Windows Phone 8 app today, and version 2.10 adds a much-loved Skype feature: video messaging . Video messaging is another handy way to keep in touch with the people that matter most—and the ideal format for birthday messages, long-distance goodnight kisses, and anything else...
  • Blog Post: What’s in the new update for Windows Phone 8?

    Your Windows Phone is getting a little present. You’ve probably heard that we’re rolling out a new update to Windows Phone 8. First announced in May and unofficially known by its internal shorthand, GDR2, the update has been trickling out to existing Windows Phone 8 smartphones for several weeks. Now...
  • Blog Post: Bing search on Windows Phone 8 gets new look, features

    Bing is rolling out a set of upgrades for Windows Phone 8. The wide-ranging update—which will show up automatically on U.S. phones in the coming weeks, with additional markets coming thereafter—streamlines the Bing search interface and adds some handy new features. A few of you might already...
  • Blog Post: 6 Windows Phone apps that got juicy updates this week

    Yesterday I told you about the appalanche of new brand-name arrivals to the Windows Phone Store this week. Lost amid all that buzz, and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s announcement of the availability of the Windows 8.1 preview, was that several of the Store’s most popular apps added some nice new features...
  • Blog Post: Official Twitter app adds new features

    It seems like only yesterday that we were announcing big improvements for Twitter’s official Windows Phone 8 app. Today, Twitter delivered yet another batch of nice upgrades, including several new photo-friendly features. Here are the highlights: Lens app integration. An improved tweet composition experience...
  • Blog Post: The world of YouTube, designed for Windows Phone 8

    The Windows Phone 8 version of the official YouTube app is getting a major update this morning; It’s been completely redesigned to make the most of Windows Phone 8 features. If you already have it, watch for an update notification on your phone. If you don’t, grab it here . (The app just published, so...
  • Blog Post: Foursquare updated for Windows Phone 8—now includes speech, Live Tiles, and more

    A snazzy new version of the official Foursquare app for Windows Phone 8 just checked in to the Store. Download it now . Version 3.0 brings a bunch of new features: Pin people and venues to your Start Screen, get notifications on your lock screen, and check-in and share using NFC. In this version, you...
  • Blog Post: Accelerating the Windows Phone Ecosystem

    This year has been one of significant change for the mobile industry. We are moving from a battle of devices to one of ecosystems. What is required to build and maintain a vibrant ecosystem is broad - defined by the relationship between hardware, software, services and applications working together to...
  • Blog Post: More answers about our first software update

    UPDATE—Fri. Mar. 4 This week we began sending the February update to more customers around the world, adding 10 additional carriers to the distribution list. Since then we’ve been listening and watching the rollout closely. Despite the increased scale of the distribution, we continue to improve on the...
  • Blog Post: Starting today you need Windows Phone 7.5 to use Marketplace

    Today’s the day. This afternoon we started requiring Windows Phone 7.5 on phones to download, buy, update, or review apps in Marketplace. As I’ve written previously, this change applies to both the phone and web Marketplace storefronts. (If you’re just tuning in, please read my earlier...
  • Blog Post: Updates: Now delivering to Omnia 7 on SFR

    Hi everyone. The rollout of Windows Phone 7.5 continues, and we’re seeing solid uptake globally.  Today we’ve added a new handset to the delivery pool: the Samsung Omnia 7 on SFR in France. Otherwise, there are no other changes to report. We’re still distributing the update to 50 percent of eligible...
  • Blog Post: Updates: A quick check in

    Hi everyone. No news about updates this week. But I wanted to let you know that I’m reading your comments about the handful of phones still in testing and understand your concern. As we note on Where’s My Phone Update?, the testing phase—mobile operator network and quality tests—can...
  • Blog Post: Latest update news

    Hi everyone. Today we started delivering the February and March updates to the HTC Surround on AT&T and to customers of Deutsche Telekom in Europe. We’re also now delivering the March update to Optus customers in Australia and scheduling it for Telstra customers there. Where’s my phone update? shows...
  • Blog Post: Updates: delivering to Telefonica, scheduling Deutsche Telekom

    Hello everyone. Yesterday we began delivering the Windows Phone 7.5 update to LG Optimus 7 phones on Telefonica in Spain.  We’re also now scheduling it for Samsung Omnia 7 phones on Deutsche Telekom.     In addition, we’re now delivering Mango to 100 percent of eligible phones...
  • Blog Post: New maintenance release for Windows Phone

    Happy New Year, everyone. Today I wanted to briefly tell you about a new Windows Phone update we’ve started to roll out. I also wanted to let you know about some update-related changes coming on the Windows Phone blog and website. This week we started to make a new Windows Phone update —8107—available...
  • Blog Post: Phone updates: process and timing

    Who doesn’t love presents? Luckily, my new job at Microsoft is to deliver them to you. My name’s Eric, and I run the team responsible for sending software updates with new features and improvements to your phone. From time to time, I’ll be posting here to answer your questions or concerns—and tell you...
  • Blog Post: Updates: Windows Phone 7.5 now available more broadly

    Hello everyone. When we kicked off the global rollout of Windows Phone 7.5, I told you we planned to balance quality with speed. And for three weeks we’ve been watching quality while sending update notices to a growing fraction of phones. It’s gone well. So today we’re fully opening the spigot —slightly...
  • Blog Post: Updates: Now delivering to Dell Venue Pro

    Hi everyone. Today we’ve started delivering Windows Phone 7.5 to Dell Venue Pro handsets on AT&T.  If you (or friends or family members) haven’t installed the update yet, now’s the perfect time. You’ll find step-by-step instructions at Update Central . As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, we...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7.5 update status

    Hello everyone. Six days ago we started rolling out the Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” update around the globe.  Here's how it's going. Within the first hours of making it available, we saw successful updates in every country, on every carrier, and for nearly every Windows Phone model. (To see which...