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 john 21/03/2015
    If you're mad about windows phone and want to keep up with the latest news and app reviews for your windows device there is no better place than windows phone central. Personally, I've found the forums to be really helpful when it comes to issues with xbox accounts and general phone usage. I'd say that about 80% of the apps I've downloaded and find myself using a lot come as a direct result of reading the app review on windows phone central then popping into the app store and giving it a go. This is a really great app and one well worth having
  • by THOMAS ADRIAN 17/02/2015
  • by Ian 08/02/2015
    Not bad, logging in to your profile can be a bit confusing though. Worth the money!
  • by Sabiha 01/02/2015
    Brilliant if you're a windows fan!
  • by Ayman 05/01/2015
    Good job guys (y). A good app with great integration with a variety of apps :). I hope I can help supporting your work. I don't have credit card though :(.
  • by Ben 03/01/2015
    Well put together and perfect place for all WP news!
  • by Jami 03/01/2015
    Good but lost my saved offline articles after hard reset, ie the app needs to support backing up to OneDrive.
  • by Ben 22/12/2014
    One of the best news sites for Windows/phone news. Makes sense to have the app if you're interested in the platform or technology as a whole. Fairly priced, works well and very professionally made. A must have for any enthusiast.
  • by Wesley 18/12/2014
    Great app on everything windows, phone, Xbox etc. Keeps you up to date with all the latest software updates and apps
  • by Ved 18/12/2014
    :(. Used to be a great app. I sent error logs showing that the app force closes whenever I try to open an article and no one has bothered getting back to me. I've also tweeted to windows central regarding this to no avail. I love you guys, please start caring. Also, a filter to hide the non-phone stuff would be great.