Windows Central

Windows Central
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Jay Bennett

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Download size

2 MB

Last updated



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 DJ 1/30/2015
    I love this fluffing app! I get so much more done. Real news by wp heavy weights, real forums, real ratings, real support, this is in my opinion an essential app, right next to the tetra lock, gestures, asphalt 8, and all major social media apps. I forget if this app costs money or not but i know i have it and would gladly pay 1-2 dollars for this. Def download and join the chat:)
  • by Marios 1/29/2015
    Crashes after launch
  • by Elijah 1/29/2015
    Hey guys- just curious if anyone else is having this issue: On startup error toast pops up with 'Network Error' then I hit refresh once, sometimes twice and articles and content download fine. It's been like this for months. I reinstall it and it wont happen for a week then starts again. L1520 on AT&T, app stored on device memory. Thanks
  • by cesar 1/29/2015
    Pull to refresh rarely works, app settings erases on its own, live tile displays 20+ counter even though I have already read them. Please fix.
  • by Grigor 1/27/2015
    Nice app. Especially because of notifications on new articles. It would be really great to see the app redesigned.
  • by S. H. 1/23/2015
    A must-have app for news on everything windows.
  • by Josh 1/22/2015
    This app friggin rocks! So much easier to use than the mobile site in a clean metro style.
  • by Christian 1/22/2015
    Great app. Android still rules!
  • by Dusan 1/21/2015
    Great app :) I am sorry but I will use the trial version. With this app I will be able to be up to date with all Windows 10 news.
  • by Tirtha 1/21/2015
    A must have app for all windows phones.