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  1. husslord's Avatar
    So far it has been what I expected. I am still not impressed with the latest android flagships, except the oppo find 7, and if the new iPhone actually is going to be 4.7" to 5" then maybe.....maybe they will get my attention, but for me, they addressed a majority of my concerns.
    Notification center....check!
    Volume controls.....check!
    Cortona......nice option but check too!
    More customization and easier access to simple features seemed have been addressed. I don't want a touchwiz interface that's cluttered with gimmicky apps....but apps need to keep coming! If not the platform will die imo....even thougu third parties apps, are at times better than the originals, examples 6tag, mytube. The general public needs a real solid YouTube app, solid instagram app, and other popular apps that yes many of us could care less about, but when people are in the stores looking for a new phone and see there are solid apps available for WP they wont be so reluctant to jump to WP from say ios or android. Otherwise im happy im with what I have seen so far, and as for the one post, I don't want people seeing my text messages....its private I like the way it is....but I understand where you are coming from on the notification settings.....I also see many peoples concerns being addressed in small updates. This is a huge overall. Plus what keeps me on WP is Nokia, even though they are now merged with MS, they are still amazing! Camera, video quality and their apps alone hands down beat anything on android and ios imo.
    Kashan Osama likes this.
    04-03-2014 03:57 PM
  2. husslord's Avatar
    Btw file manager on android sucks! For those wanting it on WP! Its a mess!! Better off with drop box or onedrive
    04-03-2014 03:58 PM
  3. patstar5's Avatar
    Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I have seen no mention of an updated music interface for WP 8.1. For local music collections the current one stinks. That would complete all my needs.
    That too! I can't stand using the native music player on my 520, I just just cloudmuzik. You can't create playlist with it and I have a hard time transferring songs from itunes on my Mac. Some reason all the songs were on there 2x or 3x each
    04-03-2014 04:12 PM
  4. x I'm tc's Avatar
    What about email? For me, the gawd awful email client in WP8 is my overall #1 gripe. On 8.1 can I:
    • Edit an older email before replying/forwarding?
    • Receive an email from one account and reply/forward using a different account?
    • Attach a PDF file?
    • Attach multiple files that aren't in my camera roll?


    These were all things I've been able to do on every smartphone I've owned since my Treo 600, which includes run-ins with Windows Mobile, Symbian and webOS. And I miss every one of them every day. As far as I am concerned, the almost unusable email experience on WP is a deal-breaker.

    I would be ecstatic to find out these these things are no longer missing!
    04-03-2014 04:34 PM
  5. Citizen X's Avatar
    As far as I am concerned, the almost unusable email experience on WP is a deal-breaker.
    Didn't realize is was unusable till you told me. Hyperbole much? Your list of complaints double lists attachments and your issue with replying and forwarding is a bit niche. Yes there are times I wish to do what you stated but that is the minority of the time. For most people your complaints aren't a major issue. That is not to say I wouldn't appreciate them being added but to call the email program "unusable" is a bit much.
    04-04-2014 06:29 PM
  6. LillWicke's Avatar
    What about email? For me, the gawd awful email client in WP8 is my overall #1 gripe. On 8.1 can I:
    • Edit an older email before replying/forwarding?
    • Receive an email from one account and reply/forward using a different account?
    • Attach a PDF file?
    • Attach multiple files that aren't in my camera roll?
    I can't answer you on number 1 and 2
    but on number 3 and 4 it is: "yes you can"

    04-04-2014 06:58 PM
  7. rapperman's Avatar
    I've seen no mention of it, but what I've wanted to see since WP7 has been selective backup and restore of sms and mms to either SD, the cloud, or my email account. Don't care for Microsoft's current implementation.
    04-04-2014 07:12 PM
  8. DaveGx's Avatar
    Ability to search SMS by date or text. I keep my texts and have a long history with a couple people. But I have to scroll forever and ever to go way back. Annoying
    MikeSo likes this.
    04-04-2014 07:54 PM
  9. odin09's Avatar
    The only one of these issues that would really matter to me is print support. The brother app doesn't work on my 928. I am perfectly content with wp8 and can't wait to see how much better 8.1 will be.
    04-04-2014 08:26 PM
  10. Reebs Reebs's Avatar
    Here's my list:
    1) Printing
    2) Stream my music efficiently from OneDrive
    3) HTTP links opening in Apps (example: Amazon product link opens with Amazon App, not IE) -- Not sure if this one is in 8.1 though, but didn't hear anything about it
    4) Make files available offline from OneDrive (download them locally so in case I loose connectivity, I still have them)
    5) Better sharing experience (example, right now, I can't share an IE page or article in an app to WhatsApp)
    6) My most important feature is a Google Voice replacement. I know that might not be totally related to the OS, but it's an App that I've been waiting for. Maybe Skype eventually?
    DaveGx and MiyadAnsar like this.
    04-04-2014 08:36 PM
  11. Rickosw's Avatar
    We have Dolby Digital Plus audio recording but no aptX ....amazing ....

    aptX Wireless Bluetooth Audio Products & Technology
    04-04-2014 09:53 PM
  12. ktl88's Avatar
    I don't know if the following feature is actually there in 8.1 as it has not yet been mentioned after the release:
    Allowing us to chose what apps can run under the battery saver mode.
    Yeah, i'd love to have this feature

    EDIT: oops, I missed that screenshot.
    Awesome, so we can allow apps to run in battery saver mode.
    Last edited by ktl88; 04-05-2014 at 02:13 AM.
    04-05-2014 01:51 AM
  13. smoledman's Avatar
    For me the big deal killer is lack of 1st-rate Google apps. I'm sorry but nothing MS has is as good or superior to Google Search, Maps, Mail & Youtube. Until they can match or better those, I'm probably sticking to Android.
    04-05-2014 02:37 AM
  14. ravisankhla's Avatar
    Use uc browser to download files.
    04-05-2014 02:43 AM
  15. androidtoWM's Avatar
    I can't answer you on number 1 and 2
    but on number 3 and 4 it is: "yes you can"

    not doubting you but have you seen it in person either on the emulator or phone ? Asking because I've seen reports mentioning the same for a previous update (Black, i think...even WPCentral had a report stating so (?)) and that feature wasn't there.
    04-05-2014 02:50 AM
  16. Sandeep Aashish's Avatar
    WP 8.1 has Xbox Music app which can be updated via store just like the one in windows 8.1. So, i guess it will improve a lot over time like any app.
    04-05-2014 03:57 AM
  17. mesamit's Avatar
    For me the big deal killer is lack of 1st-rate Google apps. I'm sorry but nothing MS has is as good or superior to Google Search, Maps, Mail & Youtube. Until they can match or better those, I'm probably sticking to Android.
    for me outlook is way better than ****ty gmail
    vish2801 likes this.
    04-05-2014 07:45 AM
  18. LillWicke's Avatar
    not doubting you but have you seen it in person either on the emulator or phone ? Asking because I've seen reports mentioning the same for a previous update (Black, i think...even WPCentral had a report stating so (?)) and that feature wasn't there.
    The truth is that nobody has seen anything so far, because wp8.1 is not out yet.
    Hearing things from people running a beta or an emulator or otherwise speculating due to rumors is not the same thing as hearing it from MS themselves.
    I heard this form MS at build conference. I can't imagine they are lying.

    04-05-2014 07:47 AM
  19. androidtoWM's Avatar
    The truth is that nobody has seen anything so far, because wp8.1 is not out yet.
    Hearing things from people running a beta or an emulator or otherwise speculating due to rumors is not the same thing as hearing it from MS themselves.
    I heard this form MS at build conference. I can't imagine they are lying.

    okay. hopefully they include this basic feature.
    04-05-2014 12:26 PM
  20. nasellok's Avatar
    For me the big deal killer is lack of 1st-rate Google apps. I'm sorry but nothing MS has is as good or superior to Google Search, Maps, Mail & Youtube. Until they can match or better those, I'm probably sticking to Android.
    My phone background first - 6 years on Android, Rooting, Roming, Kernaling, tinkering, customizing, etc. Got tired of it, tried out Windows Phone because I really liked the Windows 8/8.1 interface (I had a Surface RT tablet, and now Dell Venue 8 pro). I was just done with installing Rom's. My last Android phone was the Galaxy Nexus, and it lagged so bad, and crashed so much, I just couldn't bring myself to buy another Android phone, and didn't want Iphone, so enter my Windows Phone trial with Lumia Icon (on VZW).

    Search: I have no drop off on web searches with Bing vs. Google, the difference in results is negligible at best, and with Cortana coming, it seems that Bing could take a huge leap.
    Mail: I find that Outlook.com email is far superior to gmail, the integration of desktop outlook tasks such as sweep, and rules, etc. push it over. The Mail app on WP seems fine to me. Not sure what your trying to do with it that WP wouldn't allow you to do. If you want to keep your Gmail account, use Metromail app, it is fully customizable, and allows you to retain your gmail labels, etc.
    Youtube: See, this is something I just don't get, at all. Yes, there is no "official google version" of youtube, but why do you need it? I use Metrotube - it manages my subscriptions, allows me to watch later, download audio / video, and sync with Music / Video hub. To me, this is better than the Android version, which does not allow you to download videos or audio.
    Maps: Well, this is another story all together - Here drive is better than Google Navigation, used both, I prefer Here Drive. But regular old Here Maps, is not as good as Google Maps for finding things that you don't have the address for already. Here Explore beta is pretty cool, I find it works pretty good, but if I typically use Yelp on either platform for eateries. I don't know, its sort of hit and miss with the Maps, do I wish there were a Google Maps app on the phone - sure, but it isnt a dealbreaker for me. If you rated google maps a 9/10, Here would get an 8.5, hardly a deal breaker IMHO, it gets the job done well, just sometimes not quite as well as Google would have.

    When 8.1 comes out, go and try out a Windows Phone for 2 weeks - if you still feel Android is where you want to be, then that's fine. If you never try it, you will regret it. I tried it, and am here to stay for the time being.
    Kashan Osama likes this.
    04-07-2014 11:16 AM
  21. androidtoWM's Avatar
    The truth is that nobody has seen anything so far, because wp8.1 is not out yet.
    Hearing things from people running a beta or an emulator or otherwise speculating due to rumors is not the same thing as hearing it from MS themselves.
    I heard this form MS at build conference. I can't imagine they are lying.

    well ?

    document upload is still not possible via native email client.
    04-14-2014 10:59 PM
  22. rastanac's Avatar
    I havent seen anything related to improved tasks / to-do management :(
    -
    Same here, haven't seen anything that syncs Tasks from an outlook.com account
    05-12-2014 08:46 AM
  23. Cryio's Avatar
    There are 2 things that immediately come to mind for what's still missing in 8.1

    A toggle in the Action Center for Data.
    60/120 fps video recording for capable devices.
    05-12-2014 10:39 AM
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