Microsoft to focus on Windows Phone OS; Android likely casualty

In what could be the end of the road for Nokia X smartphones, world's largest software maker Microsoft plans to shift select products from the Android- powered range to the Windows platform as it beefs up the affordable Lumia range.

Windows Phone OS posts largest growth in Q2 2013: IDC

Windows Phone operating system posted the largest growth among the top five smartphone platforms shipments in the second quarter this year surpassing struggling BlackBerry which dropped to the fourth spot.

After Surface tablet is it time for Microsoft Windows Phone 8?

Windows Phone OS will support multicore processors, a hardware consideration that requires software on their end.