The end of 2014 is quickly approaching, so this is a great time to look back at the year that was in Windows Phone, and give our recommendation on the best Windows Phones for various price ranges. 2014 saw some change in the Windows Phone market, with the dominant player Nokia being purchased by Microsoft earlier this year. Microsoft also made some changes to the platform to make it easier to build a Windows Phone from scratch with the Qualcomm reference platform, and they changed the hardware requirements of the software to allow device makers to port their Android based smartphones over to Microsoft’s platform.

Nexus 4 Includes Support for LTE on Band 4 (AWS)

I noted in my review of the LG/Google Nexus 4 that the device included hardware necessary for LTE on at least some of its bands, namely bands 1 (2100...

46 by Brian Klug on 11/23/2012

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 10

We've made it to 10 episodes of the AnandTech Podcast! As promised, this week's episode is a bit more PC focused as we discuss the future of AMD. Intel's...

32 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/21/2012

Qualcomm Begins Sampling MDM9x25 - Category 4 LTE, 3GPP Release 10

During an earnings conference call earlier this week, Qualcomm announced that it had begun sampling MDM9x25 to customers. MDM9x25 is Qualcomm's its third generation multimode 28nm baseband, the successor...

14 by Brian Klug on 11/18/2012

Android 4.2 Hits AOSP, Broadcom Replaces NXP with NCI Stack for NFC

Yesterday source code for Android 4.2 was pushed to AOSP (Android Open Source Project), paving the way for other developers to begin building their own Android images and looking...

13 by Brian Klug on 11/14/2012

HTC Droid DNA Hands-On

Today’s HTC Droid DNA announcement brings a few big advancements over the HTC One X that never made it to Verizon's line-up. We'll start our hands-on discussion with the...

55 by Jason Inofuentes on 11/13/2012

Google Nexus 4 Review - Google's new Flagship

The Nexus One was a groundbreaking device. It was the defining moment that Google got serious about making both a real consumer electronic, and pitting the Android platform against...

189 by Brian Klug on 11/13/2012

The HTC Droid DNA Announced: 5-inch, 1080p, S4 Pro

You've seen the leaks, but now it's real. HTC and Verizon have just announced the Droid DNA, a 5-inch behemoth sporting an incredible 1080p Super LCD3 display. Powering those...

31 by Jason Inofuentes on 11/13/2012

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 9

This past month has been insane thanks to many of our travel schedules. With things finally settling down I was able to get together with Brian and Vivek to...

49 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/7/2012

Google Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 Performance Preview

Earlier this week Google announced two new flagship Nexus devices: the Nexus 4 smartphone and the Nexus 10 tablet. We received review samples of both earlier this week, and...

244 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 11/2/2012

Apple Releases iOS 6.0.1 - Fixes Keyboard Artifacts, Other Bugs (Update: iOS 6.1 Beta 1 Released As Well)

This morning Apple pushed iOS 6.0.1 (10A525) live for iPads, iPod Touches, and iPhones that can run iOS 6.0. The update fixes a number of bugs that we noted...

19 by Brian Klug on 11/1/2012

Nexus 4 and Nexus 10: A Closer Look

If we'd never heard the name Sandy, we'd have featured two live blogs today, and had a few hours to spend with the latest members of the Nexus family...

102 by Jason Inofuentes on 10/29/2012

Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8X by HTC Preview

For a long time Microsoft was in an enviable position in the smartphone space. It had almost all the pieces of the puzzle you’d expect for delivering a truly...

96 by Brian Klug on 10/29/2012

Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 Event - Liveblog

We're in San Francisco for Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 event today, where the software giant will unveil the latest in its smartphone platform. There's a lot more in store...

11 by Brian Klug on 10/29/2012

LG and Google Announce the Nexus 4, Starts at $299

This isn't how they wanted to do it, but LG and Google are going ahead with the announcement of the Nexus 4, and it's a steal. The lineage of...

91 by Jason Inofuentes on 10/29/2012

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Review (T-Mobile) - The Phablet Returns

So I have a confession to make. What seems like an eternity ago, I received a Galaxy Note review unit for AT&T, but never quite finished my review. While...

131 by Brian Klug on 10/24/2012

The iPhone 5 Review

The last significant redesign of the iPhone platform came in 2010 with the iPhone 4. It was an update that literally touched all aspects of the device, from SoC...

279 by Anand Lal Shimpi, Brian Klug & Vivek Gowri on 10/16/2012

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 8

As we march towards our review of the iPhone 5 (and some other really cool stuff you'll be seeing later this month), episode 8 of our weekly podcast got...

55 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/11/2012

HTC One X+ headed to AT&T along with new HTC One VX

Earlier today HTC made the One X+ official, which includes a faster Tegra 3 SoC, 64 GB of NAND for the AT&T version, LTE from an MDM9215, improved 1.6...

12 by Brian Klug on 10/2/2012

HTC Makes the Global One X+ Official - 1.7 GHz AP37 Tegra 3, 64 GB of Storage

For a while now there has been chatter about HTC updating its One X line, and today those plans have become official with the HTC One X+. The update...

28 by Brian Klug on 10/2/2012

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 7

We're back with another podcast. This time we start out with a discussion of Borderlands 2 and philosophies on sidequests in games. We briefly talk about TI defocusing its...

49 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/1/2012

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