Windows Phone 8 Coverage

For two years, Microsoft has tried and tried again to make Windows Phone a popular third place contender in the smartphone market, but today it still sits with single digit (seriously, 1 digit) market share. But there is hope. Windows Phone 8 is Microsoft’s boldest attempt yet to energize consumers and handset makers. Windows Phone 8 devices will hit shelves in early November, days after Microsoft’s big Windows 8 launch on October 26 — a PC and tablet OS designed to look like Windows Phone. Below is all of our Windows Phone 8 coverage, wrapped up in one place for your reading pleasure.

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Nokia reveals the Lumia 925 at London event, and it’s coming to T-Mobile soon (Updated)

At its highly anticipated launch event in London, Nokia has revealed the Lumia 925, a Windows Phone 8 device with a metal band around the chassis and an updated 8.7-megapixel camera.


Picture rescue! Windows Phone 8 now backs up photos and videos automatically

Microsoft announced that it is rolling out its SkyDrive method of backing up photos and videos to all markets where the Windows Phone 8 is available. The update is expected to take just a few days to complete its release all across the globe.


Will Instagram make its Windows Phone debut on the Nokia Lumia 928?

Mounting evidence suggests Instagram won't stay away from Windows 8 for long. On top of recent rumors that Windows Phone is about to get Instagram, word on the Internet is getting more specific, and the Nokia Lumia 928 could very well be the first W8 phone…

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Microsoft just made two-step account login official

Two-step authentication for your Microsoft account is real: you can either enter a code from an authenticator app or provide additional security info to log in – whether you're using a Windows, Android, or iOS device.


Head of Windows Phone says Android’s “still kind of a mess” and iOS is running out of steam

The head of Windows Phone, Terry Myerson, see Windows Phone as a scrappy start up, thinks Android is a mess and iOS may be running out of steam.


Rumor: Windows Phone update to add extra column of Live Tiles on future big-screen devices

Microsoft's next version of Windows Phone could include support for larger, higher resolution screens. To get around the problem of too few Live Tiles for the Start screen, it may decide to add a further column.


Leaked screenshots reveal Microsoft accounts will get two-step authentication

Microsoft is rumored to be adding two-step authentication to its accounts, which requires the user to enter a code from its Authenticator app (available for Windows Phone 8/7.5 Mango) in addition to entering login details.


Netflix rolls out 720p support on Windows Phone 8

Ideal for anyone that purchased a newer Windows Phone 8 device like the HTC Windows Phone 8X, Netflix updated the Windows Phone application to include upport for high resolution displays.