Good news fill this afternoon after we learn Lumia WP8 devices are all getting a treat. We also have a couple launches from NVIDIA and ASUS.
Microsoft is bearing good news for all Windows Phone 8 users who have a Lumia device. It turns out all your older Nokia smartphones will not be left in the dark, even as the company goes through a Microsoft Lumia re-branding.
The company has announced via Twitter that they plan to bring Windows 10 to all current Lumia phones that sport Windows Phone 8. They don’t give out specific time frames or details, but this is still something to celebrate.
Opinion: Windows 10 is a huge step into the future of Microsoft’s software. This is the software that will blend the lines between desktop, smartphones, tablets, laptops and even other form factors like TV and wearables.
@Kalars07 We plan to upgrade all Windows Phone 8 devices to Windows 10 in the future 🙂
— Lumia (@lumia) November 13, 2014
NVIDIA’s Grid gaming service is here to change it all. It will allow users to play console-quality games in mobile devices and other low-powered products. If your device has the ability to stream services like Netflix, it can handle the highest-end games from NVIDIA Grid (given that it has a stable and fast internet connection).
We have been waiting for Grid for a long time, and this month we will finally see it coming to the NVIDIA Shield and shield Tablet. The service is to launch in the USA this November 18th, with Europe following suit in December and Asia in 2015. Users will have access to 20 titles at first, but NVIDIA promises new games every week.
Opinion: It’s nice to see NVIDIA finally giving us a nice incentive to buy a Shield device. This is treated as a form of beta, though, so it will be free until June 2015, at the very least. Going forward, NVIDIA plans to charge for the service.
The ASUS ZenWatch launched in the USA this Sunday, but there is a slight issue – retailers haven’t picked it up! At least until today, when the device showed up at the Google Play Store and Best Buy websites.
You can’t buy them just yet, though. The Android Wear device shows up as “out of stock” or “coming soon”. At least the device is showing up on the websites, though. This means it should become available anytime now.
Opinion: The ASUS ZenWatch happens to be our favorite Android Wear device so far, so we are excited to see it coming to the USA. Those who are not sure about it can check out our hands-on coverage to learn more about it.