Review Category : Nokia

  Nokia today announced an update for HERE Maps for Nokia X devices with new usability improvements. Another key update is the support for global navigation which was earlier supplied only on premium Lumia devices. New improvements in this version, The first time app experience was improved. Instead of lots of wizards for performing various tasks, they have now simplified it and also you can skip them in few taps. They have updated the app when there is slow internet and poor GPS connections. The app will now display appropriate messages instead of going blank. They have improved satellite imagery. Changed the HERE user registration page. Source: Nokia   ...

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Nokia today updated the HERE Maps for Windows 8.1 app with new features and the app is now available globally. Check out the list of new features in this release apart from under the hood improvements. Manual Positioning: You can now manually set your location under settings menu. You can switch between Automatic and Manual positioning modes. Nokia has redesigned the City pages to bring more relevant and more exploration to the foreground. You can explore cities in the new City page and see detailed weather forecast. You can now change your route plans by selecting/de-selecting modes of transport to avoid Ferries, etc,. You can also add waypoints to your route. Download it here from Windows Store for free. ...

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Microsoft today announced that Nokia X, Nokia X+, and Nokia XL users can expect to see some brand new features and enhancements coming via this new update. Find the list of new features in the update below, New Multi-tasking: Move smoothly from one open app to another with the all-new App Switcher feature. And if you need to free up resources from your phone, you can close any unused apps from the same view with a single tap. Several great Microsoft services now come pre-installed: Enjoy a more powerful experience to using email and taking notes. The new built-in Outlook.com app makes it easy to read and write emails and alerts you with push notifications about any incoming email and adds support for multiple Outlook accounts. And to help you organize your life, sync important notes on the cloud with the OneNote app and access them on any internet enabled ...

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Nokia Corporation today reported their interim report for Q2 2014 and January-June 2014. Nokia ended Q2 2014 with a strong balance sheet and solid cash position with gross cash of EUR 9.0 billion and net cash of EUR 6.5 billion compared to EUR 6.9 billion and EUR 2.1 billion, respectively, at the end of Q1 2014. Among the three main divisions in the Nokia, Nokia Technologies group does research and development building on the strength of industry-leading patent portfolio. They license their technologies to other companies. In the financial report published today, Nokia revealed that Nokia Technologies net sales increased sequentially in Q2 2014, primarily due to Microsoft becoming a more significant intellectual property licensee in conjunction with the sale of substantially all of the Devices & Services business to Microsoft.   Nokia Technologies develops and licenses cutting-edge innovations that are powering the next revolution in computing and mobility: the “programmable ...

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As part of the reorganizations and layoffs announced today, Microsoft has decided to stop developing the MixRadio service it acquired from Nokia. However, the good thing Microsoft is doing is to spin-off MixRadio from Microsoft so that it could operate as independent company. Currently, MixRadio depends on the revenue from the devices pre-loaded with MixRadio. If it becomes an independent company, it should find a new business model to survive in the highly competitive online music streaming industry. Microsoft will continue to focus on developing and maintaining the best operating system for consumers to use music and entertainment with their choice of third-party applications along with their own Xbox Music platform. Speaking to Musically, Jyrki Rosenberg of MixRadio team said that he has seen very strong interest from investors in the US, Europe and Asia. “For me personally it’s very exciting. I’ve been meeting with potential investors around the world in the last few weeks. We ...

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Last week we reported that Microsoft is planning for layoffs and they may axe up to 10% of their workforce. Recently, in the e-mail Satya sent to its employees, he mentioned that Microsoft will share more on the engineering and organization changes needed to focus on their bold ambition in July. In addition to the changes, we reported that they will also announce layoffs as part of their quarterly earnings results. Later, Bloomberg reported that Microsoft is planning its biggest round of job cuts in five years, and they may announce it as soon as this week. The restructuring may end up being the biggest in Microsoft history, topping the 5,800 jobs cut in 2009, two of the people said. Some details are still being worked out, two of the people said. Bloomberg also speculated that some of the job cuts will be in marketing departments for businesses such as the global Xbox ...

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Last week we reported that Microsoft is planning for layoffs and they may axe up to 10% of their workforce. Recently, in the e-mail Satya sent to its employees, he mentioned that Microsoft will share more on the engineering and organization changes needed to focus on their bold ambition in July. In addition to the changes, we reported that they will also announce layoffs as part of their quarterly earnings results. Today, Bloomberg reported that Microsoft is planning its biggest round of job cuts in five years, and they may announce it as soon as this week. The restructuring may end up being the biggest in Microsoft history, topping the 5,800 jobs cut in 2009, two of the people said. Some details are still being worked out, two of the people said. Bloomberg also speculated that some of the job cuts will be in marketing departments for businesses such as the global Xbox ...

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Nokia is continuing their tradition of rewarding free games to their low-end mobile owners, Gameloft and Nokia today announced that they have special edition games worth over 40€ (or equivalent value in local country)available for free, until August 31. So, starting starting July 1 until August 31, all Nokia X device owners can download these games with bonus in game content at no charge. The games available includes Real Football 2014, Asphalt 8: Airborne, Dungeon Hunter 4 and more. So how do you get your hands on these special edition games? Launch the Nokia Store from the Menu. Select the “Exclusive Free Offer” category from the Collections section and tap next to the game you want to download. Follow the steps on-screen to download and install the app. Alternatively, you can also search for each game in the Nokia Store. From the main menu, tap Search, enter the name of ...

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Information from Indian Export Import site Zauba reveals that Nokia India is receiving Nokia Lumia tablets and keypad from China for internal company use. This could possibly be the old Nokia Lumia 2520 tablets with keyboard covers, but Lumia 2520 has almost reached the end of life and it is highly unlikely that Microsoft would like to launch this device in India at this time point. The other possibility is that this could be the next Lumia tablet Nokia has been working on after they shipped Lumia 2520. This may be successor to the Lumia 2520 Windows RT tablet and may get announced later this year as per previous reports. What do you expect from a Lumia 2520 successor? Here is the info about current Lumia 2520, Key Specs: 10.1-inch Full HD touchscreen 4G LTE 2GB memory/32GB SSD Up to 10 hours battery life Find the store links below. Nokia Lumia 2520 ...

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AT&T and Verizon are already offering Nokia Lumia 2520 from last year. Lumia 2520 is already available online and in select stores. For Verizon, only the Black color model will be available in stores, and if you want the red one, you should order online. Verizon website will have both Black and Red color models. The Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablet for AT&T (No Contract) is now available for just $399, down from its original price of $499. Nokia Lumia 2520 comes with a 10.1-inch Full HD display with enhanced screen readability, 4G LTE connectivity, super-fast charging, and a 6.7 MP camera with ZEISS optics. It also comes with built-in Microsoft Office 2013 RT. Today, @evleaks posted a promo of Nokia Lumia 2520 for T-Mobile US. There is a strong possibility that the official announcement may come soon T-Mobile in the US. Key Specs: 10.1-inch Full HD touchscreen 4G LTE 2GB memory/32GB SSD ...

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Microsoft yesterday announced the new Nokia X2 Android based device which comes with enhanced specs compared to the first generation Nokia X, with a larger 4.3” ClearBlack display, 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor, 1GB of RAM, 5MP camera and a 1800mAh battery. The other significant news is the release of Nokia X software platform 2.0 along with Nokia X2. The latest software platform release includes the following improvements, The home screen experience has really evolved with extra room for additional tiles;  There’s also the new home button; you can long-press the back button for easier multitasking;  The new apps list view; Fastlane has gotten richer, with more app detail exposed. The new camera UI Improvements in the control panel and more. The bad news is that this software update won’t be made available for first gen Nokia X devices like Nokia X, X+ and XL. This is again the WP7 story ...

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This is a surprise move from Microsoft Devices division. They have made Opera Mobile browser as the default browser for their Nokia X series devices. Nokia X2 device which was announced today comes with Opera as the default web browser. The Opera browser is also available for free to download from Nokia Store. Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software commented the following on the deal, “Our companies have enjoyed a long history together, and this represents a huge step forward for both of the companies,” says Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software. “We have worked closely with the Microsoft Devices Group on this project, to make sure the users of Nokia X affordable smartphones can have the best web browsing experience right out of the box.” Opera for Android is a full-fledged web browser for mobile devices that puts the user in the driver’s seat with powerful, yet easy to understand features. Opera ...

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Today, Nokia announced the next generation Nokia X series device, Nokia X2. Nokia X2 is powered by Snapdragon 200 CPU and 1GB RAM. The software and user experience has also got a significant update with the release of Nokia X2. As opposed to previous Nokia X models, Nokia X2 features a home screen on the front. The back button now provides quick-and-easy multitasking support. It also includes double tap to wake up option as well. The Nokia X2 is also equipped with another navigation option; the brand-new ‘apps list’, which keeps your home screen clear for your most used apps, bringing Nokia X2 in line with the existing Lumia experience. More personalisation options are now available on the start screen, too, thanks to the tile color-picker feature. This device will be a great competitor to the recently released Moto E devices in the emerging markets. via: Conversations ...

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As expected, Microsoft today revealed the next generation Nokia X device named ‘Nokia X2′. The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, 1GM RAM, 4.3-inch ClearBlack LCD display, Dual Sim support and 1800 mAh battery. It also comes with a 5MP camera with flash and auto focus on the back as well as a front-facing camera. Display size: 4.3” Display technology: ClearBlack, LCD Processor name: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 200 RAM: 1 GB Dual SIM: Dual Standby SIM Skype, Outlook.com and OneDrive with 15GB storage are available right out of the box. Nokia X2 is be priced at €99 and available immediately in select countries globally. It will be available in glossy green, orange and black, with glossy yellow, white and matt dark grey colors. In the press release, Microsoft also revealed that Nokia X family in selling well in emerging markets like India, Pakistan, etc,. “The Nokia X family is ...

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Microsoft Mobile division’s official blog today posted a teaser with the following text, Summer brings out our inner glow… …stay tuned to Conversations to find out what we’ve got in store. Since the teaser is in green and Nokia has always associated green color with Android/Nokia X series in the past, we can expect a new Nokia X series device on Monday. As per the previous leaks, the Nokia X2 Android device will feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, 1GB RAM and 4GB internal storage. The device also scored an AnTuTu benchmarking score of 11827. Also, Microsoft is reportedly fixing the glaring UX flaw in the X series devices. Currently, Nokia X devices only have a back button on the front. As most of the Android users are used to having a home screen button on the front are finding it difficult to use the device. As per the report, Microsoft ...

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After selling the Devices and Services division to Microsoft, Nokia is now trying to  build a great location platform out of HERE. Last month, they announced that they have acquired Desti, an SRI international spin-off that uses artificial intelligence and natural language understanding to create deep knowledge of destinations by reading everything about them, and understands users’ natural language, so they can be specific and get the best results, immediately. Today, they announced that they have acquired Medio systems for an undisclosed sum. Medio leverages predictive models to optimize mobile customer acquisition, retention and  monetization using a cloud-based infrastructure for collecting and analyzing customer activity data. Nokia HERE team believes that building on Medio’s ‘smart data’ asset enables HERE to create contextual maps and location services that change according to the situation to provide highly personalized and predictive experiences for people and businesses. Read the full press release below, Berlin, Germany ...

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