To sell its mobile packages and deals on the Lumia 920, the Dutch operator KPN has consistently achieved an advertisement. Very classic, this pub has nevertheless attracted the attention of the little guys from Nokia Blog. The reason? A mysterious smartphone appears in the spot.
This is the fifth second that this phone is seen. Design is in the current standard Lumia, but now, none of them has rounded edges like in the video. The smartphone is very similar to Nokia 822, but the location of the jack and finesse indicates that this is another phone.
Blog Nokia comes up with a telephone entry-level Windows Phone 8 Nokia. For now, PRK has not communicated on this mysterious smartphone.
The latest Lumia runs Windows 8 Phone by Nokia have already certain PureView technologies, but for now, only the Nokia 808 PureView was the only real smartphone operator any sensor technology high performance. But things could change this year, according to the site The Verge said that Nokia would offer a true high-end smartphone PureView runs Windows Phone 8.
The Verge sources speak of a smartphone with the codename EOS. Embedding the technology PureView in photography (41 Megapixel), the Nokia EOS is the Finnish firm’s flagship that would display an aluminum shell. It should be presented in 2013 and is marketed in the U.S. the first time under the auspices of AT&T.
A premium sensor and a new look for this phone, so that probably will build on the name PureView to make a name in the fierce market of smartphones.
It seems several Windows Phone 8 users trying to use the web version of the Google Maps service through the browser on their phones are being denied access, with the browser now redirecting to Google’s homepage.
Although Google Maps was never technically supported on the Internet Explorer browser on WP8 (because it is optimized for use only on browsers running on the WebKit engine) it did used to work to some extent before. Now, however, it doesn’t work at all.
This move can be seen as the result of the growing rivalry between Google and Microsoft. Recently, Google disabled the Exchange ActiveSync support for personal, non-enterprise users, which was a big blow to Windows Phone 8 users who relied on Google’s services. This recent move cuts another one of Google’s services from being accessed from Microsoft’s devices. Also, if you’re waiting for a native Google Maps app, then you should remember that Google also recently said that they have no interest in developing for either Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8.
Google has responded to this issue with the same reason as stated above, saying that the mobile site is optimized for WebKit engine, whereas the IE browser on WP8 uses the Trident engine. However, there is no explanation on why it used to work partially before and why it does not work at all now.
Nokia’s Drive+, Nokia’s exclusive offline SatNav navigation app on Windows Phone has had its Beta version updated.
The new update enables more efficient battery use when the app runs in the background plus a few other improvements. The updated app will turn off the GPS receiver when you send it to background to save battery (except in the cases when you are in a guidance mode, of course).
Nokia is also improving its free navigation offering by adding a ‘Back to my position’ function while exploring the map, and a distance measurement from your current position to any place you happen to be looking at.
You can check out Nokia Drive+ Beta just by heading to the link below.
Via : Windows
Developers of the popular free VLC Player has started recently a project on Kickstarter to fund the development of their Windows 8/RT application. So far, their progress has been pretty good and they have managed to raise over $21,000 by now.
They also have announced that they are working on a version of the app for Windows Phone 8 as well. Thanks to the new common kernel shared by Windows RT and Windows Phone 8, porting the app from one platform to another has become quite easy.
Microsoft also seems thrilled about this version of app for their mobile platform. Regarding that, the VLC team had to say :
“We’ve been in touch with Microsoft representatives, who are thrilled about our endeavor and ready to collaborate with us. They are looking into ways of supporting us directly through non-financial matters, notably hardware, technical and design help. This is great news.”
VLC developers have also been in touch with several designers and hardware chip vendors regarding this.
If VLC wants to distribute its applications on Microsoft’s store, they will need to closely stick to the store guidelines, something they say they are trying hard to. They can also legally publish the app on the Windows Store as it’s terms and conditions seem compatible with GNU GPL. Eventually, they are hoping to distribute codecs through the Store.
If this works, both Windows RT and Windows Phone 8 will finally have a worthwhile video player to play all your content.
Samsung’s Windows Phone 8-running Ativ S is yet to be released, but Samsung is already starting the warm up for a sooner launch.
The Samsung Ativ S expected to go on sale some time this month, but Samsung is yet to confirm the first countries to get its WP8 smartphone. That probably won’t take long as the company has already started its marketing campaign on the device.
Two newly official-hands on videos demonstrate pretty much everything the Ativ S can brought to you.
Here’s the hands on videos :
In case you need to efresh your mind about what the Ativ S has, then you can grab more info about it right here.
When Nokia released its TV spot showing off the image stabilization of the Lumia 920, it got into a bit of trouble because it turned out that the video wasn’t shot by a Lumia 920 at all.
Now that it’s on the market, some Lumia enthusiasts have taken it upon themselves to recreate the original ad, this time with the smartphone itself.
According to Nokia, the Lumia 920′s optical image stabilization is unparalleled in its ability to reduce shakiness and make your videos look smooth.
Here’s how the device performs in this real life :
And, in light of Nokia’s debacle, the guys have included a making-of video :
Microsoft is allegedly working on an update to Windows Phone, called Apollo+. This will be a minor ‘.1’ update that will add some of the features missing in the initial release, such as support for VPN networks and OTA updates. It will also include bug fixes for issues such as Wi-Fi connection bug.
Microsoft reportedly ran out of time for the initial release of Windows Phone 8, due to which they had to leave out features such as a notification center. You can expect to see these features roll out gradually in future updates for Windows Phone 8.
Meanwhile, you can expect to find out more about Apollo+ in the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2013.
Source : The Verge
Nokia has updated its Nokia Transport (known as Transit in North America) for Windows Phone 8 with a revamped interface. The company is also working on apps for Windows Phone 7 and even Symbian, but those are in beta right now.
One of the changes is that the route is segmented and you can look at each segment more closely with a single tap or swipe.
Nokia Transport makes use of Windows Phone’s Live Tiles and lets you pin favorite destinations to the Start screen (home, work, etc.). The app also lets you plan routes in advance (just enter the date and time you want to travel). You can choose how departure time is displayed – actual time of departure (e.g. 2:17p.m.) or time until departure (e.g. in 15 minutes).
Once all the planning is done, the app will offer walking directions to the station or stop you need to go to and after you arrive, directions to the exact location you want to visit. The list with your destination history will make it easy to find locations you’ve already visited (but you can delete entries if, for example, you didn’t like the coffee at that place).
The Windows Phone 8 Transport app has been updated to version 3.0, check the Windows Phone Store to install the update. Nokia Beta Labs has beta versions of the app for Windows Phone 7-running Lumias and for Symbian phones.