HMD Global Gets 500 Nokia Design Patents From Microsoft, Including ‘Lumia Camera UI’

According to a new document from European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), HMD Global has received 500 Nokia design patents from its previous owner. Microsoft Mobile Oy, which previously owned the Nokia patents, has transferred them to HMD Global, which now has exclusive rights to Nokia phones and tablets. TheĀ 500 Nokia design patentsĀ also include Lumia … Read more

Microsoft Lumia 550 getting new update; ‘Double Tap to Wake’ not included

Microsoft has started pushing out a new update to its Lumia 550 Windows 10 Mobile smartphone. Carrying a firmware version of 01078.00042.16352.50012, the update is hitting unlocked Lumia 550 units, but – sadly – doesn’t include an official change-log. However, according to reports, it brings along some camera-related improvements as well as improvements related to … Read more

Microsoft only sold around 1.2 million Lumia phones in the April to June quarter

Although Microsoft hasn’t revealed how many Lumia smartphones it sold in the second quarter of this year through its regular quarterly financial results, the company has an SEC filing out today that clears that up. In the document, Microsoft mentions that in its fiscal year 2016 (which started on July 1, 2015, and ended on … Read more

Microsoft Lumia 850 photographed in the wild, looks just like the renders

The Microsoft Lumia 850 starred in a few 3D renders late last year, but now there are photos of the actual device. There was a lot of uncertainty about the screen size, but the latest info points to 5.4″ in size. Above it is a front-facing flash and what is probably an iris scanner for … Read more