Microsoft and Google have finally put an end to their clash over the YouTube app for Windows Phone. Google today announced that it will work with Microsoft to deliver a YouTube app that complies with policies.
Greg Sullivan, senior marketing manager at Microsoft, discusses Windows Phone, Nokia's dominance of the platform, and what it will take to make the platform grow as much in the U.S. as it has in some European countries.
Google has sent Microsoft a cease and desist letter demanding that Microsoft remove the YouTube app from the Windows Phone Store because of the app makes multiple violations of YouTube's rules.
>Nokia today announced the Lumia 925 and a Smart Camera that features enhancements heading to all Windows Phone 8 Lumia smartphones. Videos of the new shooting modes and some Lumia 925 samples are now available.
Windows Phone 8 has played host to some top-notch smartphones like the Nokia Lumia 920 and Windows Phone 8X by HTC, but the new Nokia Lumia 925, which has a revamped PureView camera and a touch of metal, looks like it will soon become the best Windows Phone yet.
Nokia and Verizon Wireless will finally pair up to deliver a high-end Windows Phone 8 smartphone instead of attracting midrange buyers. Nokia today confirmed that the Nokia Lumia 928 will go on sale at Verizon beginning May 16.
T-Mobile has announced when its retail stores and website will begin selling the Nokia Lumia 521. The previously announced Windows Phone 8-powered Lumia 521 will be sold at Microsoft stores for $149 and Walmart for $129.88 beginning May 11. It will not hit T-Mobile's official channels until May 22 when the phone goes on sale for $29.99 down and $5 for 24 months when purchased on an installment plan. The Lumia 521 features a 4-inch display, a 1 GHz dual-core processor, and 5-megapixel camera.
The Huawei Ascend W1 first appeared at CES in January, but the Windows Phone 8 smartphone has largely gone unnoticed in the United States. Huawei today announced that the phone will debut at Walmart later this month as the Huawei W1. With a 4-inch LCD screen, a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, a 5 megapixel camera, and 512MB of RAM, the W1 meets the standard of Windows Phones released in 2012. The phone also has a 1,950 mAh battery with built-in technology designed to extend battery life. Details about price and exact dates have yet to be shared, Huawei will have more information soon. Read our previous Huawei W1 coverage for more information.
To showcase the video capabilities of the upcoming Nokia Lumia 928, Nokia has posted a promotional video showcasing how the Lumia 928 compares to the Apple iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S III. Take an early look to see which is best.
The YouTube "app" for Windows Phone was previously just a link to a mobile website that provided limited support for the popular video site. A new Windows Phone 8 YouTube app finally improves the app to include native features and a Metro/Modern UI design.