Week in Review: November 25th

Welcome to the Week in Review, where we highlight the top stories of the past week!

Facebook Beta adds working push notifications

  • Microsoft FINALLY got push notifications working for the Facebook Beta app
  • Toasts actually come in when you receive messages
  • Redesigned live tiles
  • Download HERE

Lumia 1020 fails to become popular

  • Has less than 2.9% of Windows Phone market share
  • Lumia 920 has 8.8% market share, for comparison
  • Cheap devices like the Lumia 520 prove successful, with 26.5% market share

Microsoft lets pirated game through to App Store

  • Despite Microsoft’s “hand checking” of apps, someone grabbed the XAP file for Fruit Ninja and republished the game for free
  • Microsoft’s app certification process takes up to 5 days for apps to be approved, but despite this process, the illegal pirated game was still published.
  • Microsoft has already removed the copy from the Store.

Microsoft will be improving Skype for Windows Phone

  • Skype product manager stated that they are will soon have major issues (unsynced messages, slow load speeds, poor notifications) fixed.
  • They also have more “fun things” planned for Windows Phone 8.1

 

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