Windows Central

Windows Central
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Jay Bennett

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Works with

  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • Windows Phone 8
  • Windows Phone 7.5

App requires

  • phone identity
  • owner identity
  • photos library
  • media playback
  • microphone
  • data services
  • phone dialer
  • Proximity
  • movement and directional sensor
  • speech
  • web browser component
  • HD720P (720x1280)
  • WVGA (480x800)
  • WXGA (768x1280)
  • photo, music, and video libraries
  • camera
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Supported languages (1)

English (United States)
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The official app of, 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
Build 1023:
- Fixed a bug that broke notifications and live tile
- Rebranding update to Windows Central
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  • by Luca 23/10/2014
    nice app but a bit slow and the design is terrible, looks like an app for windows phone 7 :/ add polls and comments of the posts... It's your official app and it seems old and fake D:
  • by Chris 22/10/2014
    As soon as they add a filter to weed out all the non phone stuff I'll be happy. WPC is now WC (yeah, funny) and is 80% Xbox and Windows news. Not in the slightest bit interested in that and yes I get they are a common ecosystem now, I just don't care.
  • by rafal 22/10/2014
    Love this app, I like the new splash screen they added in last update :)
  • by Michael 22/10/2014
    This is one of my most used apps I use several times aday every day it's always first with Top Quality news and information and tons advice on free apps before they become chargeable the editors break every thing down to the bits that matter this was the best purchase app every & at 79p a bloody good bargain it's a 5*****++ app
  • by Skin 22/10/2014
    Handy app.
  • by Ken 16/10/2014
    Any chance of a UK VERSION and without the silly ads at thr bottom of the screen! Will be uninstalling.
  • by martin 13/10/2014
    Some of the articles in the application concerning app updates need to be clarified I am not happy about this
  • by Peter 04/10/2014
    I load this app for the first time and get offensive sexual adverts. This needs to be sorted out immediately. Then I will give a proper review of the app.
  • by Niall 02/10/2014
    I've sent a few error reports but the app force closes whenever I click on any article. Fully unlocked and paid for so I'm not going to leave a one star review but hopefully it'll be fixed soon so I can get my news fix.
  • by Andy 02/10/2014
    Very professional app, with good forum and comment integration. Loses a star as the live tile doesn't seem to want to update properly.