The end of 2014 is quickly approaching, so this is a great time to look back at the year that was in Windows Phone, and give our recommendation on the best Windows Phones for various price ranges. 2014 saw some change in the Windows Phone market, with the dominant player Nokia being purchased by Microsoft earlier this year. Microsoft also made some changes to the platform to make it easier to build a Windows Phone from scratch with the Qualcomm reference platform, and they changed the hardware requirements of the software to allow device makers to port their Android based smartphones over to Microsoft’s platform.

Samsung Announces Galaxy Camera running Android 4.1

Earlier today at IFA 2012, Samsung officially announced what will be their first point and shoot form factor camera running Android 4.1. The device is named the Samsung Galaxy...

22 by Brian Klug on 8/30/2012

Sony Announces Xperia T, V, and J Smartphones at IFA 2012

Sony has just finished announcing three new Android smartphones at IFA 2012 in Berlin. The highest end device, the Xperia T (LT30p), is pictured above. It has your standard...

11 by Stefan Constantinescu on 8/29/2012

Motorola Mobility and Intel Schedule Press Event for September 18th

September is going to be an extraordinarily busy month for the technology industry. Nokia and Microsoft are going to hold a joint press conference on September 5th in New...

5 by Stefan Constantinescu on 8/29/2012

LG Optimus 4X HD: Tegra 3 Handsets Stay Global

After a string of disappointing devices that have been poorly received by the market, the current release cycle is very important for LG to re-establish itself as a maker...

47 by Vivek Gowri on 8/29/2012

LG Optimus G Announced, One of the First Smartphones to Use Qualcomm's Quad Core Snapdragon

Today LG has announced the Optimus G (LG-F180), the company's first smartphone to use Qualcomm's APQ8064, otherwise known as the Snapdragon S4 Pro. Under the hood there are four...

8 by Stefan Constantinescu on 8/28/2012

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 2

We're back! After a false start last week, we have our second podcast. This week Brian Klug, Ryan Smith and myself discussed Thunderbolt, Quick Sync in OS X, Windows...

25 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/28/2012

Preparing for the iPhone Next: Rumors Analyzed

While we typically don't comment on rumors we don't know to be true at AnandTech, we often get requests to help set rational expectations ahead of major iDevice launches...

132 by Brian Klug & Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/27/2012

Plantronics BackBeat Go Review - Almost the Perfect Bluetooth Earbuds

A few months ago at the Samsung Galaxy S 3 announcement event, I noticed another mobile editor wearing a pair of Bluetooth earbuds that were unlike any other I...

30 by Brian Klug on 8/27/2012

Sprint 4G LTE Network Performance on the Motorola Photon Q

Last week Motorola sent us the Photon Q 4G LTE, a Qualcomm MSM8960 based Android smartphone with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. While I'll touch on the phone and its...

15 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/26/2012

Qualcomm Announces upcoming LG Smartphone with APQ8064 and MDM9615 Inside

We've been talking about how the next upcoming smartphone platform from Qualcomm will be the combination of a Snapdragon S4 Pro quad core APQ8064 alongside an MDM9x15 baseband for...

4 by Brian Klug on 8/22/2012

Intel's Medfield Reference Design Picked up by Russia's MegaFon

Intel has taken a unique approach to getting its Medfield SoC into the hands of customers around the world. After building a competitive, midrange (by today's standards) reference smartphone...

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/22/2012

Synaptics Talks In-Cell Touch & The Value of a Good Touch Controller

After Rick Bergman left AMD, a few familiar faces joined him at his new home Synaptics. Godfrey Cheng joined not too long after Bergman's departure as Synaptics' VP of...

10 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/17/2012

Xiaomi Announces MIUI Phone Mi-Two with Quad Core Krait APQ8064 inside

About a year ago, I had the chance to play with a Xiaomi MIUI Mi-One handset while working on our Vellamo introduction and benchmarking story. The phone was based...

34 by Brian Klug on 8/16/2012

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 1

Last Friday, Brian Klug, Ian Cutress and myself took an hour to discuss a lot of what was on our minds lately. At a high level we discussed building...

59 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/13/2012

RightWare Launches Basemark GUI Free on Android Market - We Test It Out

Earlier this year RightWare launched a free version of the popular Basemark ES 2.0 benchmark free on the Android market in the form of Basemark ES 2.0 Taiji Free...

16 by Brian Klug on 8/13/2012

Samsung Announces A15/Mali-T604 Based Exynos 5 Dual

Yesterday Samsung officially announced what we all knew was coming: the Exynos 5 Dual. Due to start shipping sometime between the end of the year and early next year...

36 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/10/2012

NVIDIA Q2 FY13 Earnings Report: $1.04B Revenue, Tegra Sales Recover

I don't normally comment on earning's calls, but this is something I've been talking a lot about in meetings offline so I decided to write up a short post...

14 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/10/2012

T-Mobile RF Engineer Does Reddit AMA - Answers a Few LTE Questions

In the past, carriers have been guarded if not purposely opaque about things like radio network planning, infrastructure rollouts, and other competitive details. With the smartphone boom well underway...

14 by Brian Klug on 8/8/2012

Apple Releases iOS 6 Beta 4, Removes YouTube.app

Earlier today, Apple released iOS 6 Beta 4 to iOS developers, moving the new iOS release one step closer to launch. The update is available for previous iOS 6...

19 by Brian Klug on 8/6/2012

ARM Announces 8-core 2nd Gen Mali-T600 GPUs

In our discrete GPU reviews for the desktop we've often noticed the tradeoff between graphics and compute performance in GPU architectures. Generally speaking, when a GPU is designed for...

25 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/6/2012

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