Week in Review: November 4th

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

Specs of Lumia 525 leak

  • An updated version of the 520
  • Has 1 GB of RAM, allowing it to access all the apps in the store
  • Otherwise, basically identical to the 520, 4″ screen, no flash

Microsoft makes $2 billion a year from Android

  • According to an analyst, Microsoft brings in $2 billion from patent licensing deals with Android manufacturers. 95% of the revenue is pure profit.
  • This suggests that Microsoft makes far less than the often rumored $5 to $15 per Android device sold

Details of Lumia 929 leak

  • Successor of 928 on Verizon
  • 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, 20 MP camera, 5″ screen

WP rises above iOS in 19 countries

  • Windows Phone is the second biggest in these countries, like Finland, Vietnam, and Russia
  • 22% of all smartphones shipped in Q3 were 5+” devices, reflecting the trend for larger screens.