There is always a short coming for browsers in windows phone ecosystem. Till now the only popular browsers for windows phone which I noticed were Internet Explorer 11 ( comes built in with the phone) and UC Browser( This browser is popular in windows phone).
Opera Mini is a well known browser and very popular on feature phones and android devices. Opera also has their own high end browser called Coast, designed for iPad. So what is making news? Opera mini is available as beta for windows phone now. You can register yourself at http://opera.com/wpbeta to try out this beta version.
Some cool dude at PhoneDesigner has posted some interesting Lumia 330 pictures. Well, This comes after Satya Nadela of Microsoft announcing that he is halting Series40 / Asha Phone development along with Nokia X. Series 40 phones and Asha phones are very popular in developing countries like India. As these budget phones are saying goodbyes, it should make way for nothing-but-windows phones!
It is interesting to note, Nokia never used any Phone Model series starting with the digit 4. That’s why we have Lumia 330.. And this is how it looks!
Photo Courtesy: Phone Designer
Apparently there are two different versions of VH1 App on Windows Phone. The one which recently covered by WPcentral and the other one which I noticed today on my Windows Phone’s featured app list whose logo looks something like this
Interestingly both apps are official ones. I am assuming Non US users would be familiar with the above VH1 logo ( as that of VH1 TV) . If you are in India you can download this version of VH1 on your windows phone from here. Here goes the screenshots
Download VH1 app for windows phone [ India] .
Download VH1 app for windows phone [ US and others ] .
Thanks to David Lorenzin who has uploaded new lockscreen preview video on youtube. The video shows how the upcoming lockscreens look like on windows phone 8.1 . The video showcases 3 different lockscreen themes
- Clock plus
Everything looks pretty interesting. 3 years back, say in December 2011, we had covered about free lockscreens available for windows phone 7 . If you compare, there are significant changes from Windows Phone 7. The new animated lockscreens looks classy. We are not sure if it supports something like pattern lock ( like Maze lock popular in Android ). We hope this new animated lockscreen app hits the store as soon as possible for all range of windows phones running 8.1 .
Update: There is an app called Animated Lockscreen published by VenetaSoft which gives a good preview of how the lockscreen looks like on your windows phone 8.1 . Download the preview app from here . ( Yes , it works on 512 Mb RAM devices too! )
Inside the Video:
Classic Animated Lockscreen
Clock Plus Animated Lockscreen
Stripe Animated Lockscreen
So far, which one did you like? Do comment!
The new windows phone 8.1 comes with over 100 plus features compared to Windows Phone 8. Some of the notable features are Action Center, Transparent tiles, Cortana and improved social integration. However people who are used to Windows Phone 8 might be finding little hard to update their social network status’ on 8.1.
Primary reason being, The Windows Phone 8.1 doesn’t provide a native support for facebook and other primary social sites. Because of constantly changing features in facebook / others , Windows phone has chosen not to pre-build a third party service for longitivity reasons. Instead windows phone 8.1 has opened doors for something called social extensibility framework where a third party apps can write their custom interface which integrates deeply into Me tile ( Popular in windows phone) .
If you are primarily looking for updating status at 1 shot.. There are few helpful apps which integrates all social networking sites at one place. So that you can link all your social accounts and use that as your default “Status update app” ( Which you can configure from Settings in Me tile) ..
Here are those useful apps:
Download Unishare from windows phone store.
Download Multishare from windows phone store.
Download Sharit from windows phone store.
Hope this helps. If you find more such social apps do let me know. Do comment 🙂
We are hearing lot of buzz about Nokia’s asha full touch phone’s success. There was a leak by evleaks where it has posted a Sneak preview of upcoming Nokia Asha design language.
Well, that’s an old news! Here is an app for nokia asha full touch phones which is expected to launch by next week.
So what is special about this app?
We have managed to get the snapshot of an unreleased nokia application called “Lumia for Asha”. The application itself includes a nokia lumia phone in it. Maybe, essentially it is trying to bring the lumia like features on smart feature phones like Asha 311, 305 and 308? I wonder if it is really possible to run lumia kind of functionality on nokia asha like OS?
What’s your take on it? Do comment if you own a phone!