07-12-2014 10:45 AM
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  1. thephiri2point1's Avatar
    I have been using the dev preview of 8.1 since it came out. I'm wondering what will be different when I get the cyan update? Will it be the same except just optimised for the phone or will there be any noticeable change
    07-11-2014 01:56 AM
  2. nyolc8's Avatar
    Extra brightness option with a slider (able to configure the brightness with a slider), USB settings panel, uhm... and I think that's it.
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    07-11-2014 05:41 AM
  3. FAHMI BASSEM's Avatar
    Improved camera and battery usability+ new version of Nokia creative studio
    07-11-2014 05:57 AM
  4. superunderscore's Avatar
    I thought, there also would be the option to customize your lock screen, with different animations. And as always with Lumia firmware, better camera things (living images).
    07-11-2014 06:00 AM
  5. FAHMI BASSEM's Avatar
    The new lock screens aren't available for all Lumia, hardware limitation
    07-11-2014 07:53 AM
  6. Andrei Dorin's Avatar
    The new lock screens aren't available for all Lumia, hardware limitation
    Waaaat :/
    07-11-2014 07:55 AM
  7. Mavee Shah's Avatar
    Waaaat :/
    1gb ram required
    07-11-2014 08:04 AM
  8. David P2's Avatar
    1gb ram required
    Initially, yes but they will be made available to the 512MB devices in time, according to the original article on here.
    07-11-2014 08:12 AM
  9. Cryio's Avatar
    The major thing that almost everyone is omitting: The former fluidity of WP8.0 . The DP isn't not as smooth in operation as WP8.0. There's a constant minuscule stutter in everything your do.

    Cyan should make everything perfectly smooth again. Oh, I can't wait. The same thing happened with GDR3 Preview. In conclusion, I'll never install the DP again.
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    07-11-2014 08:20 AM
  10. anon5658834's Avatar
    Well in that case when is the official 8.1 released?
    07-11-2014 08:24 AM
  11. sinime's Avatar
    I think better bluetooth support as well (Bluetooth LE - low energy).

    I hope it fixes the audio glitches as well... the glitches are pops when you skip through video (also you hear these pops in some games)... open a video, volume can be at any level, even off... start skipping orward and back through the video and you will hear pops every once in a while.
    07-11-2014 08:40 AM
  12. superunderscore's Avatar
    Well in that case when is the official 8.1 released?
    Well it comes with your firmware, think Lumia Cyan.
    07-11-2014 09:19 AM
  13. lkishor's Avatar
    Waaaat :/
    Later it will be optimized for low memory devices... But support will come for sure...
    07-11-2014 09:21 AM
  14. superunderscore's Avatar
    Later it will be optimized for low memory devices... But support will come for sure...
    Hah, later! ... 2015
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    07-11-2014 09:27 AM
  15. Andrei Dorin's Avatar
    1gb ram required
    F*ck it
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    07-11-2014 10:05 AM
  16. link68759's Avatar
    The major thing that almost everyone is omitting: The former fluidity of WP8.0 . The DP isn't not as smooth in operation as WP8.0. There's a constant minuscule stutter in everything your do.



    Cyan should make everything perfectly smooth again. Oh, I can't wait. The same thing happened with GDR3 Preview. In conclusion, I'll never install the DP again.


    I wouldn't hold your breath. If you're having issues with the DP, I don't think cyan is going to fix them. I wouldn't fault the "preview" since we are more or less on the final release and a majority of users are not having this issue. I've personally installed the DP on the following phones with no issue: 520 820 920 928 1020.

    Something on *your phone* is wrong, unfortunately, nothing is inherently wrong with the DP in general.

    Well in that case when is the official 8.1 released?
    There might be a small patch in the future, but the "preview" is currently the same version that is RTM, so the preview is currently "official".
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    07-11-2014 11:08 AM
  17. FAHMI BASSEM's Avatar
    I wouldn't hold your breath. If you're having issues with the DP, I don't think cyan is going to fix them. I wouldn't fault the "preview" since we are more or less on the final release and a majority of users are not having this issue. I've personally installed the DP on the following phones with no issue: 520 820 920 928 1020.

    Something on *your phone* is wrong, unfortunately, nothing is inherently wrong with the DP in general.



    There might be a small patch in the future, but the "preview" is currently the same version that is RTM, so the preview is currently "official".
    In fact there's some issues for example battery and Nokia camera app, I don't know if this an issue but after checking my storage using the sense then go back to my start screen or takes about 30 seconds to show the icons of live tiles :/
    07-11-2014 11:41 AM
  18. link68759's Avatar
    In fact there's some issues for example battery and Nokia camera app, I don't know if this an issue but after checking my storage using the sense then go back to my start screen or takes about 30 seconds to show the icons of live tiles :/

    Like I said, the majority of users have no problems. Battery is not universally a problem- my battery life is equal to what it was on 8.0. If you have issues, you are likely participating in threads with other people experiencing the same issues, and confirmation bias would make it seem like this is a bug in 8.1 experienced by all, or most. It may be a bug in 8.1, or it may be that your install of 8.1 is bad, *but it only manifests through some conflict with your specific phones*, and this happens to a minority of users... Also note that the number of users registering with the forum to report errors are significantly higher than the number of users registering on the forum just to say they have no issues; I would imagine almost no one would start a thread if they did not need help.

    Furthermore regarding battery life, I trust any given user's word about quality of battery life as much as I trust google: Not at all. No one provides data to back up their claim that the battery life "feels worse" or better. I tried to start a thread once with guidelines for recording and sharing battery life in an accurate, objective way... No takers. I'm not saying anyone is intentionally lying: humans aren't capable of accurately judging change with so many variables at play, and a new version of the OS is subject to "new device syndrome" (playing with it more than you usually would thus perceiving a worse battery life).

    I have no such issue with storage sense.
    07-11-2014 12:20 PM
  19. thephiri2point1's Avatar
    Thanks everyone. Makes things clearer for what to expect
    07-11-2014 01:07 PM
  20. trwrt's Avatar
    I didn't notice any stutter on my 520 with the 8.1 preview, but it did seem to be "Resuming" quite a bit more often than with 8.0. Sometimes even with just one program running, I'd lock it and then see "resuming" when I woke it up. Resuming from what? I hope that will be improved.
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    07-11-2014 02:40 PM
  21. FAHMI BASSEM's Avatar
    the same here resuming for the start screen!
    07-11-2014 02:45 PM
  22. TLRtheory's Avatar
    I didn't notice any stutter on my 520 with the 8.1 preview, but it did seem to be "Resuming" quite a bit more often than with 8.0. Sometimes even with just one program running, I'd lock it and then see "resuming" when I woke it up. Resuming from what? I hope that will be improved.
    Do you have Cortana set as a live tile? If so unpin it and see if that doesn't fix your "resuming" issue.
    07-11-2014 02:48 PM
  23. trwrt's Avatar
    Do you have Cortana set as a live tile? If so unpin it and see if that doesn't fix your "resuming" issue.
    I actually had Cortana disabled most of the time since I wasn't that interested in it. What did seem to help a little was disabling some background tasks, like the ESPN Hub and stuff like that. I think they must have been pushing the active program out of memory sometimes when they did their updates. 8.0 still seems better in that regard, although I'm probably going back to 8.1 pretty soon anyway since I want the notification center back.
    07-11-2014 02:54 PM
  24. link68759's Avatar
    I believe "resuming" is related to a new way that 8.1 handles memory. Given that many changelogs I've read recently mention "faster resume", I gather that this is something developers have to optimize their apps for.

    Less than once a month my start screen might be stuck "resuming" for a good 10s, but it's so infrequent I can't really complain.
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    07-11-2014 04:31 PM
  25. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    I believe "resuming" is related to a new way that 8.1 handles memory. Given that many changelogs I've read recently mention "faster resume", I gather that this is something developers have to optimize their apps for.

    Less than once a month my start screen might be stuck "resuming" for a good 10s, but it's so infrequent I can't really complain.
    Sent from my RM-824_nam_att_101 using Tapatalk
    yep ive seen this happen on my 720 as well as my 820
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    07-12-2014 03:40 AM
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