1. Mohamed Ashid's Avatar
    :bored:
    04-03-2014 02:48 AM
  2. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    I'm still shocked that it not even coming to the UK where there more shares than the US and with have the same language so nothing change.

    I know somebody said MS will have to integrate Bing services to it but still that shouldn't be a hard task for MS.
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    04-03-2014 02:52 AM
  3. Mohamed Ashid's Avatar
    So, cortana will be installed on all devices after 8.1 but no one except US can use it!!!!
    Will there be Bing search only for the rest of the world!!!!
    04-03-2014 02:54 AM
  4. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    So, cortana will be installed on all devices after 8.1 but no one except US can use it!!!!
    Will there be Bing search only for the rest of the world!!!!
    Yes it will be like Bing search.
    04-03-2014 02:56 AM
  5. Mohamed Ashid's Avatar
    I'm still shocked that it not even coming to the UK where there more shares than the US and with have the same language so nothing change.

    I know somebody said MS will have to integrate Bing services to it but still that shouldn't be a hard task for MS.
    In US language is English (US)
    In UK language is English (UK)
    In India language is English(India)

    Can't they just create a single Language named English and release it for countries where English is used??
    04-03-2014 02:56 AM
  6. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    In US language is English (US)
    In UK language is English (UK)
    In India language is English(India)

    Can't they just create a single Language named English and release it for countries where English is used??
    US, UK, Canada and Australian English are all a bit different. Not sure about India but I'd assume it's similar to the UK?
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    04-03-2014 02:59 AM
  7. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I'm still shocked that it not even coming to the UK where there more shares than the US and with have the same language so nothing change.

    I know somebody said MS will have to integrate Bing services to it but still that shouldn't be a hard task for MS.
    Have you heard some the accents in the UK??? Wait a second.... some in the US are not that great either...
    BIGPADDY likes this.
    04-03-2014 03:00 AM
  8. Mohamed Ashid's Avatar
    Have you heard some the accents in the UK??? Wait a second.... some in the US are not that great either...
    I was wondering where you went!!!!

    About the accents- let them guys go to spoken English classes to improve their accents!!!!!
    04-03-2014 03:01 AM
  9. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    So, cortana will be installed on all devices after 8.1 but no one except US can use it!!!!
    Will there be Bing search only for the rest of the world!!!!
    I'm guessing the basic features of Cortana will be there but I don't know. That's just a guess. I thinking that just the voice part will be missing.

    Cortana is a feature I probably will only rarely use so it's not a big deal to me anyway.
    04-03-2014 03:02 AM
  10. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I was wondering where you went!!!!
    Why? Are you keeping tabs on me? I do other things than hang out here...
    MSFTisMIA likes this.
    04-03-2014 03:02 AM
  11. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    Have you heard some the accents in the UK??? Wait a second.... some in the US are not that great either...
    lol yeah im just a bit disappointed that all I understand why there doing the beta in the US first.
    04-03-2014 03:03 AM
  12. Mohamed Ashid's Avatar
    I'm guessing the basic features of Cortana will be there but I don't know. That's just a guess. I thinking that just the voice part will be missing.

    Cortana is a feature I probably will only rarely use so it's not a big deal to me anyway.
    I will also not use it much often. People will think I'm crazy talking to my phone!!!
    04-03-2014 03:04 AM
  13. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    In US language is English (US)
    In UK language is English (UK)
    In India language is English(India)

    Can't they just create a single Language named English and release it for countries where English is used??
    No they can't because there difference between each one that another reason why it take a while to delivery Cortana.
    04-03-2014 03:05 AM
  14. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I will also not use it much often. People will think I'm crazy talking to my phone!!!
    Exactly. I doubt many people use any of the voice functions on their phones, especially when they're out in public. Maybe at home or in the car they can act like it's Star Trek but in reality not many people are going to use the voice dictation.
    04-03-2014 03:06 AM
  15. Mohamed Ashid's Avatar
    I wonder when Cortana will reach India......
    04-03-2014 03:37 AM
  16. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I wonder when Cortana will reach India......
    First half of 2015 apparently.

    Cortana (yes!) and Many, Many Other Great Features coming in Windows Phone 8.1
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    04-03-2014 03:39 AM
  17. Chregu's Avatar
    What I like about the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini:

    + Hardware design (even though it's made from plastic...)
    + Widgets, freedom of creating a homescreen that's a mix between iOS (icons) and WP (tiles -> widgets)
    + Notification center; Short access to some settings with the power button
    + Apps (including perfect OneDrive access and Office), also detailed battery and data usage
    + VPN
    + Google Maps and Google Search integration

    What I dislike

    - Software Design. I think it's okay in general, but some of the apps are disgusting. It's not that bad though, instead of the ugly Samsung calendar it's possible just to download the stock calendar and this one is quite alright.
    - The nostalgia factor, I used WM and WP for years
    - Battery. This is very phone specific, but with a similar use as the 8X the battery is always warning me in the evening. It never turned of though.
    - Non removable stock software. This is bad. All this Samsung crapware.

    Everything is pretty much comparable to Windows Phone I guess, at least in the way I use my phone.

    I think I find it so great because it's something entirely new and Microsoft is just still so slow.
    04-03-2014 03:44 AM
  18. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    What I like about the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini:

    + Hardware design (even though it's made from plastic...)
    + Widgets, freedom of creating a homescreen that's a mix between iOS (icons) and WP (tiles -> widgets)
    + Notification center; Short access to some settings with the power button
    + Apps (including perfect OneDrive access and Office), also detailed battery and data usage
    + VPN
    + Google Maps and Google Search integration

    What I dislike

    - Software Design. I think it's okay in general, but some of the apps are disgusting. It's not that bad though, instead of the ugly Samsung calendar it's possible just to download the stock calendar and this one is quite alright.
    - The nostalgia factor, I used WM and WP for years
    - Battery. This is very phone specific, but with a similar use as the 8X the battery is always warning me in the evening. It never turned of though.
    - Non removable stock software. This is bad. All this Samsung crapware.

    Everything is pretty much comparable to Windows Phone I guess, at least in the way I use my phone.

    I think I find it so great because it's something entirely new and Microsoft is just still so slow.
    If you decide to go Android you can get a Nexus device otherwise you can flash a ROM and replace the what's on the phone.

    WP8.1 has brought some of those features over but Google services will be an issue until people start developing apps for them. The release of the .NET APIs will probably help with that so long as Google doesn't keep changing things every other day. :P
    04-03-2014 04:01 AM
  19. Chregu's Avatar
    If you decide to go Android you can get a Nexus device otherwise you can flash a ROM and replace the what's on the phone.
    The Galaxy S4 has better hardware than the Nexus and costs the same in Switzerland. But I'm worried that a flashed ROM might not be as stable as the original or that there could be issues?

    WP8.1 has brought some of those features over but Google services will be an issue until people start developing apps for them. The release of the .NET APIs will probably help with that so long as Google doesn't keep changing things every other day. :P
    I looked at the hands-on WP notification video for example. Everything it can, the S4 Mini can already, only that the S4 Mini can do more...
    04-03-2014 04:26 AM
  20. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    The Galaxy S4 has better hardware than the Nexus and costs the same in Switzerland. But I'm worried that a flashed ROM might not be as stable as the original or that there could be issues?
    You'd have to investigate the best ROMs. There are some that are stock Android.

    I looked at the hands-on WP notification video for example. Everything it can, the S4 Mini can already, only that the S4 Mini can do more...
    I didn't have a chance to check any of the videos out so I'm slightly in the dark about what features are available. The keynote didn't have much on it.
    Chregu likes this.
    04-03-2014 04:33 AM
  21. Chregu's Avatar
    You'd have to investigate the best ROMs. There are some that are stock Android.
    Yes, I'll wait and see for a bit anyway now :)

    I didn't have a chance to check any of the videos out so I'm slightly in the dark about what features are available. The keynote didn't have much on it.
    You haven't missed much I think. It's still more or less the same, except that you can now destroy the design language with custom backgrounds (it's really about the worst solution of all the concepts I have seen in these forums, at least to my taste) and there's a notification center. And they finally managed to add a week view. Also FM radio now has it's own app ;-)

    Basically it's just what leaked.
    04-03-2014 04:44 AM
  22. Mohamed Ashid's Avatar
    5 hrs and 35 mins remain!!!
    04-03-2014 04:51 AM
  23. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    5 hrs and 35 mins remain!!!
    For what?
    04-03-2014 05:07 AM
  24. khader_moham's Avatar
    When is cortana update coming to the uk?
    04-03-2014 05:13 AM
  25. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    When is cortana update coming to the uk?
    Second half of 2014.
    04-03-2014 05:16 AM
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