Jan 062013
 

Recently, it was reported that people who using Windows phone 7.X and Windows phone 8 were unable to access Google Maps in Internet Explorer browser. They was automatically redirected to Google’s homepage.

Yesterday, Google responsed that Google made the decision to redirect users away from Google Maps on Windows Phone devices. As many users know, Google Maps works well on Internet Explorer for desktops. Microsoft said that if IE 10 could render a page, Windows Phone 8 should be able to render Google Maps equally well. So, accessing Google Maps issue on Windows Phone devices is about vendor choice, not browser capabilities.

“Recent improvements” to IE mobile and Google Maps now provide better experience and Google will remove the redirect.

Google says it will no longer keep Windows Phone 7.X and Windows phone 8 users away from accessing Google Maps, which intends to ensure a good user experience.

Google, the search and mobile-OS giant said the following in a statement sent to The Next Web today:

Windows Phone 8 accessing Google Maps Issue

“We periodically test Google Maps compatibility with mobile browsers to make sure we deliver the best experience for those users.

In our last test, IE mobile still did not offer a good maps experience with no ability to pan or zoom and perform basic map functionality. As a result, we chose to continue to redirect IE mobile users to Google.com where they could at least make local searches. The Firefox mobile browser did offer a somewhat better user experience and that’s why there is no redirect for those users.

Recent improvements to IE mobile and Google Maps now deliver a better experience and we are currently working to remove the redirect. We will continue to test Google Maps compatibility with other mobile browsers to ensure the best possible experience for users.”

In a word, Windows phone users will be able to access Google Maps soon in order to improve user experience.

If you are using Windows Phone 7.X and Windows Phone 8, you may be worrying losing all your personal data like photos you took with your phone, videos you recorded, documents for word and music you loved. Here is a easy solution for you.

As a matter of fact, you have a memory card (Most likely is Micro SD card) on your Windows phone that all your files are stored there. And there are some Windows phone data recovery software that enable you recover deleted, lost data on the memory card of your Windows phone by a few mouse clicks on computer. (Well, what if I’m using an iPhone? iPhone has no pluged-in memory card! Don’t worry, that is why iPhone data recovery software designed for. ) Read more about Windows phone data recovery: http://www.any-data-recovery.com/topics/photo/windows-phone-recovery.html

Jun 262012
 

As long as Windows 8 released, Windows phone Apollo 8 is coming out soon properly in October or Christmas’ day. But the real release date is not told by Microsoft yet. I believe all of us will keep our eyes on the accurate date to come. Here is the latest information about Window phone 8.

Here are three remarkable new features for Windows Phone 8.

1. Changes of Start Screen

Microsoft has officially announced that the new Start screen of Windows phone 8 in details. The Start screen keeps live tiles that show a lot of information for you in one screen but have more options for the size of tiles and the ways you arrange them.

windows phone 8 start screen

windows phone 8 start screen

2. Support for dual-core CPU based mobile phones

Windows Phone 8 will be able to run on dual-core CPU based mobile phones, supporting for multi-core hardware.

Since Windows phone 7 leased in 2010, 1GHz was the minimum mobile operating system requirement which updated to run on chipsets lower than 1GHz. Microsoft newly announced set of Windows Phone 8 manufacturers: Samsung, Huawei, HTC and Nokia. And there is no doubt that Nokia will be the first to support the new hardware using dual-core processors.

Windows Phone 8 on Nokia

Windows Phone 8 on Nokia

3. Removable storage supported

Windows Phone 7 needs 8GB (the minimum specification for internal storage) to run the OS but no support for portable micro SD cards. However, as Windows Phone finally sorts out its SD card support, WP8 supports for removable storage like micro SD cards.

The Micro SD cards can be used to store music, photos and video, along with the installation of apps. So, Windows phone 8 might have the internal storage requirements dropped to be 1GB or less might be the new standard.

At last, I think Windows Phone still needs to catch up with the other smartphone operating systems (like Android) on features. We’re still getting our ears on a proper release date of Windows Phone 8.

We have so many personal data on our mobile phone that we also have choices that losing all files on it. So, what if you accidentally deleted some photos you took on your phone, or something you need just gone missing? Is there any way to recover data from Windows phone? Look at this Windows phone data recovery solution.