Windows 11 | Windows Central
Officially announced on June 24, 2021, Windows 11 is the most modern version of Windows ever and is a free upgrade for existing Windows 10 users. The update began Insider testing the week of June 28, 2021, and is expected to ship later in October for all users. The upgrade is free, and users do not have to upgrade if they prefer Windows 10.
Windows Central Awards | Windows Central
Our staff regularly reviews technology products, including accessories, software, services and, of course, Windows computers, and tablets. Each year, we thoroughly test hundreds of products and provide our readers with in-depth reviews written by our team of experts. In an effort to highlight products we like, we've established the Windows Central Best and Recommended awards.
Windows Central App | Windows Central
Our OFFICIAL Windows Central app is the one app you need to have on your device to keep up with all the latest happenings from Windows Central. With our free app, you'll be able to keep up to date with the latest news, rumors, reviews and more — right from your Windows 10 or mobile device.
Windows Insider (Phone) | Windows Central
Windows Insider for phone (previously known as Phone Insider) is a new application released by the Microsoft Corporation to the public in early January 2015. The app is for Windows Phone 8.1 devices and was previously an internal application for carrier and OEM partners for testing new versions of the Windows Phone OS. Windows Insider is assumed to be an extension of the
Windows apps | Windows Central
Universal software that can run on Windows 10 devices, including PCs, tablets, phone, or the Xbox One is referred to as Windows apps. Some software written for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 also fall into this category, as they can share upwards of 90 percent of their code. The term is used to distinguish between apps built on the Windows universal app platform and
Windows Phone | Windows Central
Windows Phone is the family of mobile operating systems that Microsoft developed for its smartphones which was first launched in October 2010. It comes as the successor to Windows Mobile 5, 6, and Zune, and features a number of changes. Unlike Windows Mobile, Windows Phone is aimed at the consumer market more than the enterprise market. The operating system has gone through a
Windows Store updated for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile | Windows Central
Microsoft has updated its Store app for both Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. The version number of the app has jumped up from 8.25.1 to version 9.9.2 but so far there's no word on ...
Windows Hello | Windows Central
Windows Hello is Microsoft's new biometric security system built into Windows 10. With it you can authenticate your computer using, well, just yourself. Through facial recognition or a fingerprint, you can log in to Windows 10 instantly, authenticate purchases from the Store, and much more in the future. The facial recognition currently requires the use of an Intel RealSense
Windows 8.1 | Windows Central
The upgrade from Windows 8, Microsoft made Windows 8.1 generally available in October 2013 following earlier beta periods. Better still it was offered as a free update to anyone who was already in possession of a valid Windows 8 and Windows RT license. Windows 8.1 offered visual improvements to the Start screen, better OneDrive integration, Internet Explorer 11, a universal
Goodbye, Windows Central | Windows Central
Over two years ago I met Daniel at Build 2012 on Microsoft's campus in Redmond. Little did I know that meeting would lead to an incredible journey at Windows Central and now a new chapter back on Microsoft's campus. I'm beyond grateful for Daniel giving me a chance to share my passion for Windows Phone with a larger audience. An audience that was under 1 million unique
Windows Central Roundup | Windows Central
There are thousands and thousands of Windows Phone apps available over in the Windows Phone Store. To supplement our app and game reviews, our Windows Phone Central Roundups are designed to give quick snapshots of apps and games that we may not get to fully review. Most of these roundups follow a common theme such as Spy Apps, Photo Editing Apps, Target Games, and Ninja Games.
Windows Phone 7.8 | Windows Central
Windows Phone 7.8 mockup on the HTC TITAN II Windows Phone 7.8 is an upcoming (and perhaps final) OS upgrade to the Windows Phone 7.x platform. Windows Phone 7.x is based off of the CE kernel while Windows Phone 8 allowed Microsoft to transition over to the much more robust NT kernel. Because of this, current Windows Phone 7.x users (Nokia Lumia 710, 800 900, HTC Titan II,
Windows Phone 8 | Windows Central
Want to learn more about Windows Phone 8? Be sure to read our in-depth review and overview of Windows Phone 8, and click on the links below to learn more about each of these amazing new Windows Phone 8 devices. If you have any questions, and for more Windows Phone 8 discussion, be sure to visit our Windows Phone 8 forums and the latest Windows Phone 8 Apps.
Review: Windows Live for Windows Phone | Windows Central
One of the things that have made Google’s Android platform such a strong player in the mobile space is the simple fact that Google has so many popular services. Google’s ability to tightly integrate these services into the Android experience is one of the things that is so appealing. Microsoft may have the numbers, but Google has everything neatly and seamlessly on Android,