One app on Windows Phone that needs frequent updates is none but Microsoft’s very own Skype and unfortunately it has not been the case. Skype on Windows Phone has not been up to the expectations with users reporting issues with Notifications, Background operations, Battery drain & Heating.
It’s not that Microsoft is overlooking the issue but is very well aware of it and has infact vowed to get it fixed plus it has planned fun things for Skype with the upcoming WP8.1 update.
(Updated) File Manager, Flick down to close apps and more approved by Microsoft as ready for Windows Phone 8
Update – Microsoft has now pulled the completion status on the below 3 requested features with a statement “This request was mistakenly marked as completed” – Well that’s not fair but no worry guys ‘File Manager’ is indeed coming along with other missing features in the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update. So hang on !
Other rumors at the moment say that ‘File Manager’ will come to Windows Phone in the form of an updated ‘SkyDrive’ app just as in the recently released Windows 8.1 Update for PCs.
More information pertaining to the next Windows Phone 8 update is now coming in. Yesterday we covered about ‘GDR3/Update 3 release schedule at Telus with expected market release date of Jan 14‘, now we can find that Vodafone Australia is already testing the latest Windows Phone update. Check the screenshot below.
With ‘Amber update’ having been released for quite a time now, Nokia users are desperately waiting for the next batch of WP8 Update aka ‘Lumia Black coupled with Update 3 (previously GDR3) from Microsoft‘.
Nokia officially said that the ‘Lumia Black’ update would hit all Lumia devices in early 2014 but neither a specific date nor a month was mentioned.
‘Facebook Beta’ for WP gets a huge update ..brings improved notifications, toasts for FB Chat, awesome tiles & more !
Facebook Beta, the app from Microsoft has got a huge update today to version 18.104.22.168. The good thing about the update is that Microsoft claims that this update will address the notification issue with the app. Of-course it brings several other improvements too. Read more below.
‘Rockstar Games‘ have officially announced that ‘Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas‘ is officially coming to Windows Phone next month alongside iOS & Android. This will be the first GTA version for Windows Phone and it’s going to be awesome, the other two releases on Android & iOS includes GTA III & GTA Vice City.
Papyrus is a free hand note taking app which can be made use of with fingers as well as Stylus (passive). The app makes use of Vector graphics which ensures perfect usability across various screen sizes.