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We're almost at the end of this quarter's purchasing guides. As one of AnandTech's mobile and tablet editors I'd say we've saved the best for last with the tablet and smartphone guides finishing things off. There actually hasn't been much change in the tablet market since last quarter. Apple recently had their September launch event, but the iPad line received no new models or significant hardware updates. However, some changes have been made to the prices of devices since the last tablet guide, and that changes the considerations that buyers should make when choosing between platforms and between devices within a platform. iOS Tablets Even if your phone is an Android device or a Windows Phone, it's difficult to not give the iPad some consideration when...

Microsoft Releases The First Xbox Play Anywhere Title: Recore

At E3, Microsoft announced a new feature to bring together their Xbox ecosystem with the much larger, and more diverse, Windows 10 user base. The initiative was called Xbox...

48 by Brett Howse on 9/12/2016

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: The Road To Redstone

It’s already been a year since Microsoft launched Windows 10, and we have had a couple of updates since release. The biggest update yet though is the Windows 10...

196 by Brett Howse on 8/2/2016

HP’s Elite x3 Windows 10 Smartphone to Cost $699, Set to Be Available Worldwide

When HP introduced its flagship Elite x3 phablet earlier this year at MWC, the smartphone made a very positive impression mostly because HP decided to make a bold move...

67 by Anton Shilov on 7/21/2016

Microsoft Announces FY 2016 Q4 Results

Microsoft announced their fourth quarter results for their fiscal year 2016. For the quarter, Microsoft had revenues of $20.6 billion, which is a 7% decline compared to Q4 2015...

20 by Brett Howse on 7/19/2016

Windows 10 Anniversary Update Launching August 2nd

While certainly not as big of an update as the original launch of Windows 10, the next major update now has a release date. August 2nd will be the...

35 by Brett Howse on 6/30/2016

Microsoft Confirms Surface 3 Production To End In December

File this under “I’m not shocked” but Microsoft has confirmed today that the Surface 3 tablet will cease production by the end of December. The Surface 3 first launched...

63 by Brett Howse on 6/24/2016

Microsoft Teases Project Scorpio for 2017: 8 cores, 6 TeraFLOPs, Backwards Compatible with Xbox. Zen or Jaguar?!

This news piece contains speculation, and suggests silicon implementation based on released products and roadmaps.The only elements confirmed for Project Scorpio are the eight cores, >6 TFLOPs, 320 GB/s...

99 by Ian Cutress on 6/13/2016

Cortana Coming to Xbox Live

A short word coming out of E3: despite rolling out a couple of days ago, Microsoft has formally announced Cortana, the Windows-based speech recognition helper (similar to Siri and...

5 by Ian Cutress on 6/13/2016

Microsoft Announces Xbox One S Console: A Slimmer Design

Today at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Microsoft has lifted the lid on their new Xbox One console design. The Xbox One is part of the eighth generation...

58 by Ian Cutress on 6/13/2016

Microsoft Streamlines Its Smartphone Business Again, Lays Off 1850 People

Microsoft on Wednesday announced another reorganization of its smartphone business with plans to streamline operations and eliminate redundant personnel. The company will lay off 1850 of its employees in...

78 by Anton Shilov on 5/25/2016

Nokia Is Set to Return to Smartphones and Tablets: What to Expect?

For several months now, the management of Nokia has been talking about the possible return of the brand to the smartphone market, but emphasized multiple times that the corporation...

37 by Anton Shilov on 5/25/2016

Microsoft Adds V-Sync Control And Adaptive Framerate Support To The Universal Windows Platform

Microsoft has certainly gone all-in on their Universal Windows Platform (UWP) and have been updating it, including the name, for several years now. What originally started as WinRT apps...

49 by Brett Howse on 5/10/2016

Microsoft Announces Q3 FY 2016 Results: Lower Revenue But Strong Cloud Growth

Today Microsoft also announced their earnings for the third quarter of their 2016 fiscal year. Revenue, income and earnings were all down compared to Q3 2015, with revenue for...

16 by Brett Howse on 4/22/2016

Microsoft Announces Xamarin Will Be Included Free With Visual Studio, And Open Source

Back in February, Microsoft announced it was acquiring Xamarin, the cross-platform toolkit which allows developers to write native apps for iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac, using Visual Studio and...

12 by Brett Howse on 3/31/2016

Hololens Round Two: Augmented Reality At Build 2016

Last year at BUILD I got my first chance to try Hololens. That experience was very interesting, not only because of the potential of Augmented Reality, but because of...

23 by Brett Howse on 3/31/2016

Windows 10 Gaming Updates: DirectX 12 and Xbox One

With the Windows Anniversary Edition, Microsoft has detailed some upcoming improvements for gaming. They even brought Phil Spencer out to announce the upcoming plans for gaming on Windows. The...

21 by Brett Howse on 3/30/2016

Microsoft Announces Windows 10 Anniversary Edition

Windows 10 is unlike previous versions of Windows in that the original intent was to have it constantly updated over its lifetime. We’ve already had one big update with...

45 by Brett Howse on 3/30/2016

Windows Adds Support For Bash Scripting

With the goal of making more developers use Windows, and to help them move their workflows over to Windows, Microsoft has taken the step to enable Bash scripting natively...

41 by Brett Howse on 3/30/2016

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