- 06-30-2011, 08:21 AM #2
- 06-30-2011, 10:43 AM #4
With this beta. Boot times are actually slower. Battery life seems the same. The OS is much faster faster now, and the little changes are just as amazing as the major ones.
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- 06-30-2011, 11:40 AM #6
Hey 1jaxstate1 one of my favorite things about this OS are the fluid animations found all over the UI, one thing I saw in a lot of the press review vids were the removal of a couple of them, namely the one where you're in an app and press the start button to go to the start screen, the start screen's tiles "swing" towards the screen like a door so to speak, (you know which one I'm talking about) but in the videos when they would press the start button, the start screen would just appear without an animation just BAM! It's there, you know? making it faster but i liked the animation lol. Is that animation present in this build?
06-30-2011, 11:47 AM #7
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The only things performance wise that seems worse is boot time, but I only have boot once, and it was after installing update, so I suspect that is really a non issue.
Oh wow, a reminder just came on screen and had the normal option to snooze, but also for how long!
But as I was saying, the only performance issue I have seen is that sometimes the tiles lag in the transitions between home and Bing.
- 06-30-2011, 12:27 PM #8
I really like the new Zune layout. It's nifty having artists art showing in the lock screen, then it'll fade back to your regular background if you stop the music.
As for the little things:
The people hub that shows your contacts pics, now will do a 2x2 pic, after doing a 1x1 pic rotation.
The Me hub is good too for facebook notifications
There's a 3G toggle now!
Lock Screen now give the option of how long to wait before it locks
There's much more...
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- 06-30-2011, 12:31 PM #9
Yes, animations are all over. One quick example, In the music hub, when you're playing a song, and you skip to the next song, the name of the artists, album, and song title don't just switch to the next song, they do this type of flip, to the new song info. Impressive!
06-30-2011, 01:59 PM #14
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I've also been running Mango since yesterday, and boy it's been great. I'm surprised how not buggy it is. There are a few bugs, but after a reboot most seem to be gone. The only thing missing seems to be the Twitter integration, but MS already said that will be in the final release. I don't use twitter, so I don't care. It really feels like I have a new phone again.
IE9 is an excellent mobile browser, it's awesome. Pages render quickly, and I really feel like I'm getting the full desktop experience.
The messages hub and threads is too cool. Being able to Facebook chat then seamlessly switch to text is great.
Multitasking, really needed this, and finally it's here. It works as expected, just not with 3rd party apps yet obviously.
For me boot times seemed to have improved.
Office Hub is loads better, however I still can't access the documents synced via Live Mesh =(
06-30-2011, 02:07 PM #16
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To get Facebook chat, make sure you go to messenger.live.com and connect your account to Facebook and add contacts from Facebook or go into your Live Messenger program and do it from there. Also resync your Live and Facebook accounts on your phone (settings, email and accounts, tap and hold, sync). Then wait, should be working within a few hours.
- 06-30-2011, 02:08 PM #17
I will agree that this "beta" build is amazingly stable. Yes, it is missing some features, but the features that are there are solid. Honestly, if MS hadn't demoed some features that aren't implemented yet, I could see this being an RC with just a very few minor tweaks.
- 06-30-2011, 02:27 PM #18
- 06-30-2011, 02:42 PM #19
Wow, that did it. It connected. I wonder if they'll allow yahoo, AIM, gmail type linking in the future.
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- 06-30-2011, 03:03 PM #24
I have questions about Zune. If you have a playlist going and then you play a video that you have on your device (like a recording or one that was synced), can you resume the playlist where you left off? I'm also wondering the same with "shuffle all."
- 06-30-2011, 03:10 PM #25
IT's SUPER SWEET! The new layout is awesome and your avatar does more, and pretty much NO load time. He/She [avatar comes running out as soon as u slide to where he's at. He's also more animated, with less time of him just sitting there looking at you. LOL. It's pretty flawless IMO.