Week in Review: October 28th

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

Nokia now 4th largest OEM in United States

  • Beat out HTC, Motorola, and others
  • Nokia has 4.1% while Samsung and Apple each have 33%

Android KitKat to compete with low-end devices

  • Google is finally taking an interest in low-end devices, claiming KitKat will allow devices to run smoothly with only 512 MB of RAM
  • This would directly compete with Nokia’s low-end phones like the 520, which has been massively successful

Screenshot of Instagram for WP released

  • Shows off simple homescreen interface
  • App should be available in a few weeks

Lumia 1520 has impressive outdoor screen readability

  • Destroys the competition, being significantly brighter than all other devices
  • Uses a technology called Assertive Display, which actually controls the color of each pixel to ensure readability
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