Windows Phone News and Updates

Enable FM Radio on Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL

Enable FM Radio on lumia

It has been a while since Microsoft removed the official FM radio app from windows phone. A lot of people complained about it as the stock FM radio app on the Lumia and other windows 10 mobile devices was working just fine. Another reason why so many people were complaining about the removable of FM radio app is the fact that all the apps available on the store were either paid or have advertisements inside the app which can ruin user experience.

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Download Windows 10 Mobile Emulator (Build 10563 )

Windows 10 Mobile Emulator with build 10563 is now available for download. This is a part of new SDK Preview that contains myriad bug fixes and under development changes to the API surface area. However, Microsoft clearly states that if you are working on a new app, you should not install it.

Download Windows 10 Mobile Build 10563 Emulator

Microsoft also says that it is recommended to uninstall previous versions of SDKs and emulators as they might conflict with the newer version. This will also prevent user interface clutter in Visual Studio when targeting a particular emulator.

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99Acres Windows Phone app is here

99Acres is a popular Indian website about real estate and property. Today, windows phone app about the website is available on the Windows store. The app is free and easy to use, allowing users to buy, rent or lease property on the move.

99Acres Windows Phone app

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Lumia 640 LTE Dual SIM India Price, Pricing of 640XL also revealed

Microsoft will be releasing dual SIM variants of Lumia 640 and Lumia 640XL next week. The Lumia 640XL will bear an MRP of 18990 but will be sold INR 2000 cheaper in most online shops. The Lumia 640 dual SIM LTE variant will also be released in India but its exact price is not clear.

We are very sure that it will be around INR 11990 which is about 3000 more than the non-LTE dual SIM variant’s price. Lumia 640XL will be released next week while the 640 will be made available by October 2015 end. Check out Lumia 530 review here.

Lumia 640 XL LTE Dual SIM India Price

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VLC for windows phone supports last.fm scrobbling

VLC has pushed an update for the windows phone version and the new update brings last.fm scrobbling and myriad bug fixes. You can see the last.fm scrolling in action in the screenshot shown below. Also the application feels a lot more stable than before which is a nice thing.

VLC windows phone last.fm scrobbling

The previous VLC 1.2.1 update for windows phone fixed crashes that people experienced with WAV and FLAC files.

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TrekStor WinPhone costs € 150, comes with interchangeable back covers

TrekStor is a German company that has launched a Windows Phone called TrekStor WinPhone. It costs € 150 and has a thickness of only 7.5 mm. It weighs only 99.6 grams with body made entirely of polycarbonate. Like the Microsoft Lumia range, the back covers are interchangeable by user.

TrekStor WinPhone specifications

Obviously, this was achieved at the cost of some compromises, first of which is the small battery that packs mere 1750 mAh capacity. Second while the display measures 4.7 inches, it has resolution of only 1280 x 720 pixels.

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Ello working on Windows Phone, iPhone and Android app

Ello is an ad-free social networking service that was launched back in March 2014. According to an email sent to windows central, the company is planning to release applications for Windows Phone, iPhone and Android phones. Here is the email they sent,

We are working on Ello mobile apps for iPhones, Androids, AND Window’s Phones! :) We’ll send out a newsletter when each is released so that you know when they are available to use. Once the app is out, Ello should run more smoothly on mobile devices. We believe a social network can be a tool for empowerment. Not a tool to deceive, coerce and manipulate — but a place to connect, create and celebrate life. You are not a product.

Ello working on Windows Phone, iPhone and Android app

Right now Ello is an invitation only service and the company never revealed the number of current users on the site. However the company has generated a whopping 5.5 million dollars in venture capital investment. It has also generated a significant revenue through T-shirt sales.