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geeteam posted a topic in Mobile NewsMany times we install lots of applications or games in our mobile phone and the phone becomes not responding or very slow due to some faulty apps or other obvious reasons. Sometimes we try hidden secret codes or PC software to play with our mobile phone functionality or to update its firmware with a new 3rd party unofficial firmware available on Internet which breaks our phone and makes it not bootable. In such cases we have no option left except taking our phone to the service center and ask the mechanics to repair our phone. If the phone is out of warranty, we may also spend some money for the repair. Wouldn't it be great if we could repair our mobile phone at home by reinstalling the firmware? Now its possible as Nokia has released an official software recovery tool for Nokia Windows 8 mobile phones. "Nokia Software Recovery Tool" is a free software released by Nokia which allows you to recover or restore your Nokia Lumia mobile phone software. It might become very useful if you want to reinstall software in your Nokia mobile phone. According to Nokia, this software can recover your mobile phone if you are having software or software update related issues. You can recover your phone even if its not responding, stuck or not starting at all. This free tool can be installed in Windows 7 and later operating systems. The software first detects your mobile phone model and then downloads the required firmware files which might take lots of time depending upon the size of firmware files. You just need to connect your mobile phone to your PC using USB cable and then run the software and follow the steps. If the phone is in working condition, don't forget to take a backup of your personal data as all data will be deleted during software installation. -|Download Link|-Nokia Software Recovery Tool Source
According to analysts at Gartner, smartphones sales have exceeded featurephone sales for the first time in 2013. Smartphones accounted for 53.6% of sales in 2013, but in the fourth quarter alone they had a 57.6% share, showing their numbers are still growing. Samsung remains the biggest smartphone vendor and even managed to gain some more market share in 2013, though the final quarter of a year marked a small decline for the company. The Gartner analysts believe Samsung needs to push its technology leadership in the high-end and better bang for the buck in the mid-range to maintain its leading position. Worldwide Smartphone Sales to End Users by Vendor in 2013 (Thousands of Units) Apple, declined several percentage points in 2013 and in the final quarter, even though at the end of the year the company added both NTT DoCoMo and China Mobile to its roster (the biggest carriers in Japan and China, respectively). Worldwide Smartphone Sales to End Users by Vendor in 4Q13 (Thousands of Units) Huawei maintained the third spot, but will face increased competition from Number 4, Lenovo, which just bought Motorola from Google. Lenovo's smartphone sales in 2013 doubled and Motorola will help the company expand its overseas presence and enter the US market. The breakdown by smartphone OSes shows Android keeps growing, Windows Phone managed nearly double the sales but it still has a tiny share of the market. It did surpass BlackBerry OS though, which is quickly becoming extinct. Worldwide Smartphone Sales to End Users by Operating System in 2013 (Thousands of Units) Worldwide phones sales were 1.8 billion, of which nearly 1 billion was smartphones. Nokia still holds the second position behind Samsung in total phone sales, but it's quickly declining. Worldwide Mobile Phone Sales to End Users by Vendor in 2013 (Thousands of Units) Featurephones are declining in general, but smartphones have problems too – they've practically hit the saturation point in developed markets. Still, emerging markets are showing huge growth. India, for example, posted a 166.8% growth in smartphone sales during the final quarter. Source