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    Windows Phone 8.1 Apollo Plus @ GSMA Mobile World Congress 2013 | The Mobile Industry

    March 2013 WP8.1 update what new fixes & additional features will they have?
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    Right now, just a lot of various bugfixes and possibly nofitication center...
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    Quote Originally Posted by iPwnza View Post
    Right now, just a lot of various bugfixes and possibly nofitication center...
    Four months with only bug fixes.... They are making sure I will not get a WP again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fardream View Post
    Four months with only bug fixes.... They are making sure I will not get a WP again?
    Why? Does every other year phone give you new features every 4 months? Last I checked, Android handsets are waiting for official updates that were released 2 years ago
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    According to the Verge, VPN support, wireless fix (always on), audio improvements and a notification center are all possible, as well as other bug fixes.
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    Exactly. iOS doesn't do off cycle bugfixes unless the bug is a complete show stopper and Android doesn't do them even if the bug is a show stopper.

    So far they have a group of minor (and yes they are minor) bugs to squash and some functionality slated to be added. About as expected.

    Now if they want to make me REALLY smile include text reflow in IE - and also patch Microsoft Reader to do the same and to allow you to edit the history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Rodriguez Jr. View Post
    Why? Does every other year phone give you new features every 4 months? Last I checked, Android handsets are waiting for official updates that were released 2 years ago
    if Xbox music does sync and playlists, if we can watch Xbox video, if we can secure storage card and connect to exchange ActiveSync, if PDF reader allows delete and there is a way to choose from fast resume and new app instance, i will not complain.....
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    *crosses fingers* Hoping for ISIS support since Austin in a pilot city, and places are starting to take it.
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    Am I the only one who doesn't think that the Wi-Fi "bug" isn't an issue?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kebero View Post
    Am I the only one who doesn't think that the Wi-Fi "bug" isn't an issue?
    I have used 2GB in 12 days of my billing cycle with an identical use case of my iPhone 4. On my iPhone 4, the most data I used in a month is 1.5 GB when including streaming Slingbox for ~1 full football game.

    On WP8, I have done nothing nearly as data intensive and am connected to wifi at home and work (so 90% of the time), yet am on pace to to use over 3 times as much data...
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    Whether the competiton pushes updates or not is irrelevant. There are some pretty huge issues (reboots, crashes, freezes) that need addressing. There are also plenty of features WP8 is missing that have come to be considered basic. MS can;t just do what others are doing. They are playing catch up. They need to bring the features in between the "big" updates, or else this platform will not see the adoption that it needs to be viable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by philpeeps View Post
    I have used 2GB in 12 days of my billing cycle with an identical use case of my iPhone 4. On my iPhone 4, the most data I used in a month is 1.5 GB when including streaming Slingbox for ~1 full football game.

    On WP8, I have done nothing nearly as data intensive and am connected to wifi at home and work (so 90% of the time), yet am on pace to to use over 3 times as much data...
    Something is wonky with your settings. Unless you are getting emails by the truckload, I can't see how your phone, while idle, is downloading this much data.
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    Gapless music playback would be nice
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    Quote Originally Posted by lordofthereef View Post
    Something is wonky with your settings. Unless you are getting emails by the truckload, I can't see how your phone, while idle, is downloading this much data.
    It is likely due to music streaming changing from wifi to LTE when the screen goes off...which I did plenty on my iPhone 4 that would stay connected to wifi networks for streaming...
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    I hope they don't do a half *** job with the Wifi I find it extremely annoying that no matter what signal strength you have for your Wifi connection it always reports as full strength you can only see the real connection if you go into the WiFi settings. That just seems like the silliest implementation possible.
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    I thought it would stick with whatever connection you were using when it started. The issue I have read about that was because they started streaming stuff before the WiFi reconnected.
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    I'd rather see the Microsoft follow their monthly "patch Tuesday" approach with WP8. Save the big updates for things like UI changes and new features.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsk0703 View Post
    I'd rather see the Microsoft follow their monthly "patch Tuesday" approach with WP8. Save the big updates for things like UI changes and new features.
    i would love for this to happen. sort of like how RPG games patch on a certain day of the week. it adds consistency and everyone else in the world that uses that product will know when to expect something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kebero View Post
    Am I the only one who doesn't think that the Wi-Fi "bug" isn't an issue?
    Nope, you're not alone.

    I don't use WiFi while my phone is asleep and I don't have 46 email accounts and tiles updating themselves every 30 seconds on a 250 MB a month data plan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by socialcarpet View Post
    Nope, you're not alone.

    I don't use WiFi while my phone is asleep and I don't have 46 email accounts and tiles updating themselves every 30 seconds on a 250 MB a month data plan.
    2 email addresses on PUSH. Plus 2 more soon to be on using IMAP (domain email addresses, I'm setting up my website). Plenty of live tiles and such, streaming music. Thank goodness I'm on The One Plan so data limits aren't an issue.
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    What is this WiFi bug?
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    The WiFi bug turns your WiFi off when the screen is locked causing you to use mobile data while you thought you were using WiFi .. Its a bummer for me haha
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    One simple fix until the WiFi update. Turn off cellular data when you're linked to WiFi. I've been doing that while using Netflix, iheartradio, etc. Only downside is if someone texts you a pic you have to turn cellular data back on to receive it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by philpeeps View Post
    It is likely due to music streaming changing from wifi to LTE when the screen goes off...which I did plenty on my iPhone 4 that would stay connected to wifi networks for streaming...
    That would indeed do it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kebero View Post
    Am I the only one who doesn't think that the Wi-Fi "bug" isn't an issue?
    For my personal use, I could care less about it. I'm on a grandfathered unlimited data plan, so short of insuring the wifi on my phone worked I haven't had it on at all.

    That said, yeah, it's an issue. What if you're on a 250mb data plan, are listening to streaming music via wifi, your phone locks, and you wind up using a significant chunk of your data allotment? Yeah, that'd suck. And sure, you can say, "well, maybe the user should be aware of what the phone is doing and not let it lock," but the reality is that's unrealistic. If I'm out in my garage listening to Slacker Radio while I wax my car, I'm not going to stop what I'm doing to insure my phone hasn't locked and disconnected wifi every 2 minutes or so.
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