Liveblog: Microsoft Build 2014 Keynote Address
Microsoft’s Build conference does not always incite a lot of enthusiasm for the mobile market. This year will be different. Not only will Microsoft announce Windows Phone 8.1, but it will essentially launch it to market as well with the possibility of commercial availability as early as this month for new devices, and existing devices may also begin receiving update notices.
This Keynote address will run at least 3 hours, and we are anticipating a full plate of goodies all the way through, from subtle enhancements to Windows, to seeing some hardware rear its head, a grand parade for Windows Phone, and who knows, a peek at a Surface mini?
We will bring everything to you we can here in San Francisco. Keep a browser window open just for us. The Microsoft Build 2014 Keynote begins at 8:30am PT | 10:30am CT | 11:30am ET | 4:30pm GMT!
Live event tracker
|13:30||Keep checking back at PhoneArena.com for more from Build 2014! #bldwin|
|13:30||That's a wrap folks! We are going to head to the equipment lounge and look for some hands-on opportunities. #bldwin|
|13:29||Now we are getting ready to wrap things up. #bldwin|
|13:28||The vision for Microsoft is to thrive in the "mobile first, cloud first" world. #bldwin|
|13:25||Asked about latency, a critical issue with more cloud-centric apps and services. MS has invested $15 billion+ to manage. #bldwin|
|13:23||Now, asked about streamlining APIs for developers. It is a very big focus for Microsoft. #bldwin|
|13:20||Asked about the next generation UX right now it's touch, Nadella sees speech as the biggest push. But it will all depend on context. #bldwin|
|13:16||These "selected" questions are perhaps a little too "selected"...Q: What is Microsoft doing with tablets? Really?|
|13:14||Asked about being able to port apps across different OS platforms. Nadella wants developers to leverage what they build. #bldwin|
|13:10||Mr. Nadella will go over some developer questions that have been collected by the Microsoft team. #bldwin|
|13:07||Microsoft's third CEO. #bldwin|
|13:07||Next speaker up: Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft.|
|13:06||These new Lumias are the "beginning of a new portfolio" of Lumia devices. #bldwin|
|13:04||Availability begins in May, US availability around July. $130, $160, $189 for the 3G single SIM, dual SIM and LTE devices.|
|13:03||Lumia 630, 635, Snapdragon 400 1.2GHz quad-core CPU. Great entry point device. First devices sold with Windows Phone 8.1 out of box.|
|13:01||A new feature is being introduced, Sensor Core, tracks movement, walking, health related data. #bldwin|
|12:59||You can specify which SIM to use when calling an individual contact. #bldwin|
|12:58||The 630 is a 3G device with either one SIM or dual SIM. The 635 is a 4G LTE device. #bldwin.|
|12:57||Lumia 630 and Lumia 635. #bldwin|
|12:56||Here is the Lumia 630 and Lumia 635. #bldwin|
|12:56||That is going to be big disappointment for those that wanted an Icon like device but did not have Verizon service. #bldwin|
|12:55||Snapdragon 800 CPU, 2.2GHz. "Built for speed." Global rollout starting this summer, no announced plans for US sale. #bldwin|
|12:53||So far, specs are on par for what we've expected, 20MP camera, four dynamic range microphones, 5-inch screen, full HD. #bldwin|
|12:51||Creative Studio being updated with the new Nokias and Windows Phone 8.1 #bldwin|
|12:50||Lumia 930 is official. #bldwin Wireless changing built in.|
|12:49||Here's the Lumia 930.|
|12:48||Lumia 1520 in green|
|12:47||All Lumia devices will get the Windows Phone 8.1 upgrade. #bldwin|
|12:46||Nokia is here! #bldwin|
|12:45||Next speaker, from Nokia, Stephen @selop|
|12:45||"As devices get smaller, the cloud gets bigger." #bldwin|
|12:43||When Windows for the "Internet of Things" becomes available, Windows will be $0, licensing to develoers, OEMS.|
|12:41||Universal apps will scale to the desktop too and the tiles are integrated into a new start menu. #bldwin|
|12:39||Joe's piano dance. #bldwin @joebelfiore|
|12:38||Joe Belfiore just danced across stage on a make-shift floor piano, powered by Windows. #bldwin|
|12:37||Here's a blast from the past... A telnet session into a demo on stage. #bldwin Telnet.|
|12:34||Here comes Windows to just about everything. #bldwin|
|12:32||DirectX12 brings the same graphics platform for Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox. #bldwin from the most inexpensive Nokia to the PC.|
|12:31||Kinect, and these cameras will become pervasive. #bldwin|
|12:28||Kinect for Windows v.2 will bring motion interaction to everyday work and interaction. #bldwin|
|12:26||This will work with Kinect too. #bldwin.|
|12:25||Now we're getting the code work involved. Windows, Windows Phone, and Xbox. #bldwin|
|12:23||Universal apps include Xbox. #bldwin|
|12:22||These are things that are not coming soon... But they are coming. #bldwin|
|12:21||Back to Terry Myerson, and here comes the roadmap. #bldwin|
|12:21||The developer tools part of the Keynote is done, next is "the good stuff." #bldwin|
|12:17||WebGL is part of the game too, allowing some impressive action on the phone. #bldwin|
|12:15||Committed to high-performance HTML engine that works across all platforms. #bldwin|
|12:14||IE 11 now supports inline video playback on the phone. #bldwin|
|12:12||This will be interesting: Make Cross-platform easier and more capable. #bldwin|
1. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 488; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)
C'mon Microsoft, why you're lazy to develop WP to become a mature OS? Don't dissapoint me this time or I will ditch my L620.
8. Credo (Posts: 693; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)
An announcement that is going to take 3 hours? I don't know how that's gonna dissapoint :)
10. adecvat (Posts: 127; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
You probably should ditch L620, it will support only few features from 8.1
9. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
I see that the NSA is in attendance...
12. papss (unregistered)
They just left their permanent home at Google
19. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
actually they move from one office to the other, its like that annoying friend who goes to your house eats your food and leaves
13. Hatshipuh (Posts: 22; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
Am I the only one to think of 4chan when I see that /b?
14. ihavenoname (Posts: 1375; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
Anybody else thinking that Belfiore is annoying?
15. chandancherry (Posts: 29; Member since: 25 Jun 2013)
Giving license to Micromax in India is a good move!
16. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)
Correction: 3:30 GMT. Really looking forward to WP updates.
Edit: Crap. No correction. My country doesn't follow DST.
18. Kyokado (Posts: 115; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
Do the math please. And just asking. Ur a apple hater. U hate wp too?
21. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)
No. I like WP a little bit, because of Nokia. I have used Lumia 820, I liked it.
17. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)
Micromax WP? Lol!! I guess they don't know that Micromax doesn't have any kind of After Sales Services....
20. jsdechavez (Posts: 702; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
One request. Fix bluetooth pairing/streaming to headsets on Windows 8.1 because it doesnt work..
22. haseebzahid (Posts: 1826; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
good now thats what i Call open choice choose the programing language yepee!