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Description

The official app of windowscentral.com, your guide to everything your Windows devices can offer. Read news, tips, comments, app & game reviews wherever you go. With live tile support, you can be up to date on the latest Microsoft & Windows news when pinned to your start screen. Not sure whether to spend your money on that latest game? Find the review on Windows Central, check out screenshots or watch the video review, then go directly to the marketplace from within the app to start the download. You can then jump straight back into Windows Central to keep up to date on the latest news about the platform, including what’s being announced for future updates. Windows Central for Phone features: •Read home, reviews, apps, games, tips & developers sections •Live tiles for the latest headlines •Toast notifications •Full comment functionality •Watch videos and view pictures posted in each article •Full search for any previous articles, including by section •Search through YouTube videos from the site •Deep links to the marketplace with articles featuring other apps •Listen to the latest podcast on your device through the app •Clean, simple, customisable user interface design and great user experience •Sharing of articles through E-mail, SMS, Twitter and Facebook •Full integration with the forums •Custom app and tile accents •Lock screen wallpaper support The available trial is ad-supported with ALL features available. You can opt to purchase the app if you wish to remove adverts

Playable on

mobile device

mobile device

Version notes

Version number: Varies by device

Build 1023: - Fixed a bug that broke notifications and live tile 4.6.1: - Rebranding update to Windows Central

System Requirements

Minimum
OS Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8
Architecture x86, x64, ARM
Recommended
OS Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8
Architecture x86, x64, ARM

Additional info

Published by
Jay Bennett


Approximate download size
2.35 MB - 2.83 MB


Category
News & weather


Permissions
Use information about your device
Use your media library
Use your device network services
Use your phone
Use any of your Windows Phone sensors
Access your browser
Use an anonymous Microsoft account
Use the photos in your media library
Use the media items that are currently playing
Use your microphone
Use devices that support Near Field Communication (NFC) services
Use your device’s speech recognition and text-to-speech (TTS) services


Installation
Install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.


Language supported
English (United States)


Publisher Info
Publisher Website
Publisher Support


Additional terms
Windows Central privacy policy



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Most helpful favorable review

Rating:5/5

2/13/2016

Justin

Platform: Mobile

Pretty good app

Works great. A must have for all of the best Microsoft and Windows news. Would like to see a UI update/universal app for Windows 10.

21 out of 26 people found this helpful.

Most helpful critical review

Rating:3/5

10/29/2015

Tom

Platform: Mobile

Meh.

The app is extremely outdated. It looks like they made it for WP7 and stopped there. The site and info is awesome though, just need to catch up with the app design!

33 out of 37 people found this helpful.

Rating:3/5

5/29/2016

Drew

Platform: Mobile

Needs updated desperately

This app is ancient. The UI is left over from Windows Phone 7. The live tile never updates. Links often don't work. This app feels like a high school project.

5 out of 9 people found this helpful.

Rating:3/5

3/31/2016

steve

Platform: Mobile

Todays update crashes when sharing

Great app on att 950 . Exception being when I want to share an article the app crashes before I can choose HOW to share. Please update the update. Thanks.

10 out of 12 people found this helpful.

Rating:5/5

3/26/2016

Nilesh

Platform: Mobile

Love tech, love Windows Central

One of my favorite apps for tech news and it so fluid with nice interface. Hoping to see a share feature added in the near future so i can share latest news externally.

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.

Rating:5/5

4/14/2016

Patrick

Platform: Mobile

An "oldie" but a goodie.

Love the layout and the functionality. Came back to this version from the new, Windows 10 version, due to crashes on my Lumia 950. Edit: Please ignore my other review, which for some reason, is still showing up. Hopefully it will update or disappear.

3 out of 3 people found this helpful.

Rating:4/5

3/2/2016

Isaiah

Platform: Mobile

No clear way to log in

There's no clear way to log in. I post on the forums a lot and thought it would be great to be able to do that through out my day. Turns out it's near impossible to log in to your account on the app. Other than that it's literally the best windows phone app I've uses.

6 out of 12 people found this helpful.

Rating:3/5

2/20/2016

Odih

Platform: Mobile

Doesn't Update Latest Info

The app doesn't update the latest info unless it is launched. There is a need to work on that seriously

9 out of 11 people found this helpful.

Rating:1/5

3/23/2016

ÁÑÏKÈŤ

Platform: Mobile

2% market share shame on M.S phones

They can release what feature is there on windows but you cant think....that windows os is not having 100s of feature that android has ,if they can release our feature to their os than why u cant release android featurs to windows .....no need to be proud in this because these are very common featurs that android are getting.....first of all look at yours os because it has nothing much to attract people and your build are also sucks your still building builds with bug fix but it seems that there is no fix at all instead the performance gets low at every build ,windows os does not having apps n games although 90% games n apps are paid .I dont think this time win10 can beat android featurs because it is already having millions of featrs

Rating:4/5

3/16/2016

Juhana

Platform: Mobile

Fantastic

Still need some work but it's already a superb app showing a great example of how win10 apps should be done

Rating:4/5

4/5/2016

MUHAMMAD

Platform: Mobile

Needs more features but still a good app.

Rating:5/5

2/13/2016

Justin

Platform: Mobile

Pretty good app

Works great. A must have for all of the best Microsoft and Windows news. Would like to see a UI update/universal app for Windows 10.

21 out of 26 people found this helpful.

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