Windows Phone 7, Smartphones/Tablets


Microsoft Signs Android Licensing Deal with Motorola Solutions

Microsoft has inked an intellectual property licensing deal with Motorola Solutions Inc. that covers the use of the Android and Google Chrome OS operating systems.

Microsoft-Nokia Deal Will Close on April 25 with Some Adjusments

Microsoft's $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia's devices and services business will be finalized this Friday, the two companies announced.

Microsoft-Nokia Deal Gets Approval from Chinese Regulators

Microsoft's $7 billion acquisition of Nokia's device business has cleared its last major regulatory hurdle.

Nokia Updates Lumia Line with Three Windows Phone 8.1 Devices

Nokia on Wednesday unveiled three new Lumia devices that will run the latest version of Microsoft's smartphone platform.

Microsoft Unveils Office for iPad, Enterprise Mobility Suite

Fifty-two days after taking the role of CEO at Microsoft, Satya Nadella detailed his "mobile first, cloud first" vision, as well as announced some new products, including Office for iPad and new licensing for organizations managing mobile devices.

Gartner: Tablet Shipments To Overtake PCs by 2015

Total shipments of computing devices are on the rise this year, but not because of PC demand.

Microsoft, Dell Ink Patent Deal for Android and Chrome

Microsoft and Dell on Wednesday announced a patent licensing agreement in which Dell will pay Microsoft royalties for using Android and the Google Chrome OS.

Microsoft-Nokia Deal Delayed over Regulatory Snag in Asia

Microsoft's $7 billion purchase of Nokia's devices arm, which was expected to close by the end of this month, will likely be finalized sometime in April instead.

Asus Reportedly Axes Windows-Android PC Plans

PC maker Asus is shelving its plans to release a dual-boot tablet PC that runs both Android and Windows, according to Digitimes.

Microsoft Launching Surface 2 with LTE on AT&T Tuesday

A version of Microsoft's consumer-focused Surface 2 tablet with mobile broadband support will become available on AT&T's 4G network on March 18, Microsoft announced Monday.

Microsoft Reportedly Eliminates Windows Phone Fee for Some OEMs

Two of Microsoft's newest mobile hardware partners will be able to manufacture Windows Phone 8 devices at no cost.

Reports: Microsoft Slashing Windows 8.1 Costs for OEMs

In a move to alleviate its slipping OS market share, Microsoft is reportedly slashing Windows 8.1 licensing costs for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that make lower-priced devices.

IDC: After Rough 2013, PC Growth To Flatten Through 2018

After having "the most severe contraction on record" in 2013, the worldwide PC market is expected to remain mostly stagnant over the next four years, according to IDC.

IDC: Windows Phone Will Be Fastest-Growing OS in Slowing Market

Among the top three smartphone operating systems, Microsoft's Windows Phone will have the fastest-growing market share over the next four years, according to IDC's latest projections.

Microsoft Adds Windows Phone OEMs, Describes Windows Phone 8.1

Microsoft on Sunday announced it was more than tripling the number of Windows Phone hardware partners, as well as described a few changes coming to its smartphone platform.

Nokia Reportedly Planning To Launch Android Phone

Nokia, whose handset business is in the process of being acquired by Microsoft, will debut a Google Android-based smartphone later this month, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Nadella To Set Microsoft's Course Toward Mobile and Cloud

Microsoft is on a "mobile first/cloud first" trajectory, said newly appointed Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in a speech Tuesday.

GALLERY: 7 Compelling Windows Devices from CES 2014

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Microsoft's hardware partners have unveiled a slew of innovative devices running Windows 8.1 during this year's Consumer Electronics Show. We gathered some of the more interesting ones in this gallery.

Motorola Loses Appeal Against Microsoft over Android

An appeal by Motorola Mobility LLC over an intellectual property dispute with Microsoft over the Android operating system was struck down on Monday by a three-judge U.S. federal appeals court.

Surface 2: Microsoft Makes Strides in Hardware, but Not in Partner Opportunity

Microsoft refreshed its lineup of PC-tablet hybrids this fall with the Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 2. The hardware is compelling, but channel incentives are lagging.