Nokia's City Lens Augmented Reality App Exits Beta
Nokia City Lens, an augmented reality application for Lumia Windows Phones, has graduated from beta and is available as a 1.1 release. City Lens lens uses a Lumia smartphone's camera, compass, and accelerometer to overlay web-based data about local points of interest on a live view of their surroundings. It can, for example, point out hotels, shops, public transportation, and restaurants. The app also lets Lumia owners share places easily with friends via SMS and other tools. The app can be downloaded directly from the Windows Phone Store on Nokia Lumia devices. Previously, the app was only available via Nokia Beta Labs.
Hands on with the Lumia 950 and XL
The Lumia 950 is Microsoft's flagship phone for Windows 10. It continues the Lumia line while showcasing the new, unified Windows 10.
Microsoft's Hyperlapse App Now Works with All Lumias
Microsoft recently updated its Hyperlapse time-lapse application for Windows Phone and Android devices. The Windows Phone version of Hyperlapse is now compatible with all Lumia handsets.
Snapchat's Lens Studio Lets Anyone Create Lenses
Snapchat today debuted Lens Studio, a desktop application that makes it easy for anyone to design and create Lenses for the Snapchat community. Snapchat says Lens Studio is free to Mac and Windows, and guides creative types through the process of animating their ideas for mobile devices.
Lumia 430 Most Affordable Windows Phone Yet
Microsoft today announced the Lumia 430, an entry-level smartphone that will be among those updated to Windows 10. The Lumia 430 features a 4-inch WVGA screen; 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 processor with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage; 2-megapixel main camera and VGA user-facing camera; and 1,500mAh battery.
Do you think this will work on Windows 8 from launch?