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Microsoft Lumia 550, a 4G LTE smartphone compatible with Windows 10, is available on sale

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Microsoft’s Lumia 550 with Windows 10 is available on sale from today following the anticipation and speculations about its launch in the international markets. The smartphone holds amazing features like Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Cortana, Outlook and much more. But that is not it. The smartphone was much awaited due to the fact that it is a very (or most in case of Microsoft) affordable 4G LTE phone in its genre. The fans were waiting to experience the brilliant feel of Windows 10 imbibed in the core of the system. The phone flaunts a 4.7″ HD display and is available on sale in Europe at a price of $139 (roughly Rs. 9,100) According to the blog by windows.

 

Edging Specifications of : Lumia 550

Operating system Windows 10
Display 4.7” HD (16:9, 1280×720, 315 ppi) with Glance
Battery Removable 2100 mAh battery
Processor Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 210 (MSM8909
1.1 GHz quad core processor
Main camera 5 MP AF f/2.4, 720p @ 30 fps video
Flash: single LED
Front facing camera 2 MP
Memory 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal mass memory + up to 200 GB Micro SD
Dimensions 136.1 x 67.8 x 9.9 mm
141.9 g

Nothing attracts more than the amalgamation of Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 210 (MSM8909 1.1 GHz quad core processor) with Windows 10 operating system. The performance is expected to be very good and the processing is likely to be very fast. Not only this, the ‘upto 200 GB’ would be a delight to have. The entry in the Indian market is expected to be soon and it is expected to boost the sales of the company globally in the smartphone division.

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See what Microsoft have bought in its killer Windows 10 over scary Windows 8.1

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Microsoft has always been known for providing a very user friendly interface. But with the launch of its 8.1 version of Windows, Microsoft started facing a lot of criticism as the functioning was felt as time consuming and very confusing.

 

 Have a look at the differnce between Windows10 & Windows8.1

After a disappointing review of very sought after windows 8.1, Microsoft is set to release its windows 10 in late 2015. Lets have a look whats different this time.

Windows 8.1 was more or less like Television in one room and its remote in other. The feature were made with a futuristic view but somehow they turned out to be time consuming. To shuffle betwwen one application to another a person has to go on the top left side of the screen which turned out not as good as it was expected. 

 So Windows 10 has to make the amendments in order to make the windows not so 'future' friendly but to make it 'User' friendly. So focusing on the rule of giving the customers what they want rather than what campany want them to have, Windows 8.1 have to gone through severe changes. Which, when mixed with future sight of Microsoft and the leadership of CEO Mr. Satya Nadela turned out to be a brilliant Operating System "Windows 10".

Whats New this time?!!?

The window button is back. Unlike earlier where you have to shuffle again and again for any linking you may need for your works. Amazing button search days are back, yay!

Multi Dekstop

Work simultaneously on various applications by creating a virtual desktop. Have a look at video for formal working.

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With Windows 10, a users can create virtual desktops wih different on going assignments also it can switch on between desktops and start working again from where they left on each desktop. This is something cool.

A window for every castle

Windows 10 will run on all devices, which means you need not to worry about compatibility, across form factors, including phones, tablets, 2-in-1s & Desktops.

Windows Store for Consumers, Businesses, and Developers

If you are developer or a business person, then this section is for you. Developers can write an application just once and it can be distributed theoughout the family of Windows 10 devices.

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 For businesses, the Windows store would enpower the administrators to highlight their apps and can make purchase orders etc. Windows 10 will keep enterprise intact with a customised store and corporate data protection feature. This would help organizations to work with ease.

Microsoft Edge ( A new browser )

Google developed Chrome and ruled the browser for a very long period. Now Microsoft has decided to take this whole browsing thing on a new level of comfort. They named the browser as 'Microsoft Edge'. The idea behind naming it Microsoft edge is that "it reflects our commitment to developers to deliver a browser that lives at the edge of modern web standards and security" - according to Microsoft.

 

Microsoft Edge have an in built note making and marking features. According to the company, Microsoft Edge provides better discoverability. The video shown above is the official video via Microsoft featuring the options and accessebility of the browser. 

The return of ctrl+ 

Yes! out of no shock the ctrl+c to copy and ctrl+v to paste will be coming back just like they were in 8.1.

These are the key features Microsoft is projecting as of now. Anyways, Best of luck Microsoft.

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The following post was written on OCTOBER 16, 2014 but was modified on 30th April,2015.

 

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After Facebook, Microsoft is set to shop Mojang

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It has been just a while since facebook has bagged 'whatsapp' & 'Oculus' in its cart. Now it looks like Microsoft has arranged its pockets to buy some 'antiques' from the market.The deal is said to be of about $2 Billion (nearly 12,000 crore Rupees). Recently, market was overflowed with rumors of Microsoft's approach toward Mojang for the purpose of acquisition.

Mojang is basically a developer of a very popular game known as Minecraft. The company was founded in 2009, as a video game developer, by Markus Persson. Currently, wall street journal report has highlighted that Microsoft is in last phase of closing the deal with Mojang, developer of a very popular game- Minecraft.

This in turn has set a new wave of discussions as in why these giants like Microsoft, Facebook are buying off these small companies with billions of dollar deals which are altogether popular through a single product only. Well, I strongly believe that the management see the underlying potential of the company and the future of the products associated with them and this is the reason which pushes them to drop a few billions out of the immense revenue they generate every year. Maybe like Facebook, Microsoft is trying to spread its wings into various dimensions so that they may stands as an undisputed king as they already are.