Nokia CEO Sticks to Windows Phone Guns, New Phones 'Soon'
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop said that the company has no regrets about picking Windows Phone over other smartphone platforms, and that the company will debut new Windows Phone devices soon. "I don't think about rewinding the clock and thinking about competing elsewhere," he told reporters at an event held is Oslo today. "In today's war [between] Android, Apple and Windows, we are very clear, we are fighting that with the Windows phone." Elop didn't provide any specific details about its forthcoming devices, but Nokia World, the company's annual event, is scheduled to take place in early September.
Here Maps to Ditch Windows Platforms
Here Maps today said it is dropping support for Windows 10 and Windows Phone. The company plans to pull all Here-branded mobile apps from the Windows Store by March 29, as the apps will cease working on handsets by June 30.
Microsoft Says Older Phones Won't Get Windows 10 Until 2016
Microsoft today said owners of handsets running Windows Phone 8 / 8.1 will have to wait a bit longer to receive Windows 10. The update was originally expected to arrive this month, but Microsoft has now delayed the rollout.
Microsoft Prepared to Cut More Jobs
Microsoft is planning to announce a new round of layoffs as early as today, reports the New York Times. Many of the cuts will target employees in Microsoft's hardware group, such as the smartphone unit it bought from Nokia in 2014.
Microsoft Disabling Notifications for Windows Phone 7.5 and 8
Microsoft says devices running Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0 have reached end-of-life status and will no longer be supported. Beginning February 20, Microsoft will turn off push notification services for Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0.
Skype to Drop Support for Older Windows Phone Versions
Microsoft today said its Skype service will no longer be updated for Windows Phone 7 - 8.1 and older versions of Android and iOS. The company said it wants to "focus on the platforms of the future" which means it "must end support for some devices and operating systems." Skype will continue to support Windows 10 for Mobile, Windows 7, 8, XP, and Vista, Yosemite on Mac, iOS 8, and Android 4.03.
Fire Stephen Elop -- Epic Failure of a CEO
On the contrary, all the damage was done long before he got there....the worst he can possibly be faulted for is not turning the company around quickly enough, not ...