08-06-2014 09:22 PM
545 ... 1314151617 ...
tools
  1. Kaushik Dash's Avatar
    My judgement - It's awesome! New features are worth the jump to windows phone.

    There's lag on 512 MB devices as it seems, changing tabs in IE lags, closing IE to start screen animation lags, some apps lag, closing some apps lag, general animation/transition lag. So in a nutshell, there's a a bit of lag throughout the OS. No issues with games however, (asphalt 8's graphics seems to have downgraded, maybe just me.)

    I actually think the battery life of my 620 has greatly improved. Resuming times has decreased a lot for some apps, decrease by a bit for some apps, but in general has decreased.

    Initially I hated the parallax background, but with good pictures, its brilliant. Call me different, but after some getting used to, using 3 tile layout on my 620 really is good. I have no problem reading, extra small tiles are really small but I have no problem choosing them even though my hand is pretty big.

    Cortana manages to understand almost everything I say (I have to fake my accent a bit ofcourse, but you get the point). MS's years of experience in speech recognition has paid off! Almost everytime when I ask something, it does it. A few exceptions, but that's expected. It's in beta

    When I first updated, general OS lagged more. Pulling down action centre lagged, scrolling through OS lagged but a hard reset fixed it (Above mentioned lag issues still remain).

    Word flow keyboard is very good. I kinda liked the old store but I will get used to the new one.

    General bugs I have noticed so far - lag, kids corner still asks for password, geofencing doesn't work properly - gave me reminder after I was 800 metres away from the place set in reminder.
    Don't know if it was there before, but only six apps remain in multitasking view. Opening another app closes the first app in the multi tasking view.
    04-15-2014 02:29 PM
  2. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    Maybe it's just me but I cannot get Wi-Fi to turn on and off from action center. I read where you're supposed to hold it but even after holding it I still end up at the Wi-Fi screen. Holding Bluetooth though turns it off.

    What am I doing wrong?

    Sent from my Lumia 928
    Uff182 likes this.
    04-15-2014 02:34 PM
  3. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    Good:

    1. Extra tiles is nice.
    2. Coloring of tiles is a bit better.
    3. Background tiles are neat.
    4. Notification Center is well-done.
    5. Separate volume controls are a great idea.

    Bad:

    1. Music hub is horrid.
    2. Games hub no longer serves a function (can't uninstall/pin from it, and the games are in the app list, so what's it there for?)
    3. App list is a cluttered mess with the games mixed in.
    4. System app tiles (hubs, etc.) don't change with the background photo, meaning the background photo idea's ruined because the solid tiles cut a bunch of the image out.
    5. Can't open Bing from the lockscreen.
    04-15-2014 03:06 PM
  4. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    Maybe it's just me but I cannot get Wi-Fi to turn on and off from action center. I read where you're supposed to hold it but even after holding it I still end up at the Wi-Fi screen. Holding Bluetooth though turns it off.

    What am I doing wrong?

    Sent from my Lumia 928
    I can tap it on, but not off.
    04-15-2014 03:06 PM
  5. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    I can tap it on, but not off.



    Good to know I am not the only one.





    Sent from my Lumia 928
    04-15-2014 03:13 PM
  6. deafpatrick's Avatar
    Can anyone tell me in ease of access if the telecoil feature is there in the developer preview?
    Last edited by deafpatrick; 04-15-2014 at 03:51 PM.
    04-15-2014 03:20 PM
  7. T1Cybernetic's Avatar
    Seems my Lumia 1020 Battery life has improved :D Not a clue how but general use today and I am still at 50% which is usually well below by this time and most days needing a charge :D
    04-15-2014 04:35 PM
  8. JoFoUK's Avatar
    No Skype messenger integration anymore either. Which is very odd, this this is MS biggest bite at iMessage/FaceTime
    04-15-2014 05:07 PM
  9. laracroftonline's Avatar
    i'm going for a downgrade tomorrow can't get used to the fact we need to install apps just to chat on facebook and using messenger on that floppy skype app.
    04-15-2014 05:11 PM
  10. mprice86's Avatar
    Everything works perfectly for me on my 925, but my girlfriend's 620 is failing to play a sound when she plugs the phone in to charge it. Not a major issue, but a little strange none the less. Anyone else had this?
    04-15-2014 05:28 PM
  11. AndrewL920's Avatar
    I tried Cortana for an hour and she is really fun to be with. Unfortunately, I must turn on "Location Service" for Cortana to work. So I uninstalled her by changing region again. Location Service + Cortana = Battery Drain.

    Music Hub is terrible. Album art does not work.
    App list is pain in the eye
    Some apps like settings, facebook. Does not close when you press back
    04-15-2014 05:35 PM
  12. cbreze's Avatar
    I can tap it on, but not off.
    Same here.
    AndrewL920 likes this.
    04-15-2014 05:35 PM
  13. Sher Allen's Avatar
    absolutely ecstatic about this update on my AT&T L920. I love it, although there are a couple of things I don't like. First I miss my "favoriting (heart symbol) on songs in xbox music. Also, I think I have come across a bug where my screen was completely unresponsive this morning and my phone did not want to do a soft reset, 3rd times a charm-it soft reset and I have not had a problem since. I love the backgrounds, the extra row of tiles, the notification center is okay-I really don't care whether I have it or not to be honest. I am in love with Cortana as I am sure all the rest of you are as well. Also with the WPCentral App I was seeing pics where it was translucent but it wasn't working on mine.. I uninstalled and reinstalled and that has seemed to have fixed it.
    04-15-2014 07:10 PM
  14. Sher Allen's Avatar
    @deafpatrick there is a telecoil feature there yes! the very last one!
    Last edited by Sher Allen; 04-15-2014 at 07:14 PM. Reason: to put in the user I was responding to
    04-15-2014 07:12 PM
  15. deafpatrick's Avatar
    Thank you so much!
    04-15-2014 07:43 PM
  16. TuxedoST's Avatar
    Overall, I like it. I really really miss the old picture hub. It was prettier and more useful. Same with messaging hub. Having said that, I understand what Microsoft is doing, I just hope they can quickly get third party support and fix their own separate apps to bring back the pretty/functionality.
    04-15-2014 09:11 PM
  17. AndrewL920's Avatar
    Good:

    1. Extra tiles is nice.
    2. Coloring of tiles is a bit better.
    3. Background tiles are neat.
    4. Notification Center is well-done.
    5. Separate volume controls are a great idea.

    Bad:

    1. Music hub is horrid.
    2. Games hub no longer serves a function (can't uninstall/pin from it, and the games are in the app list, so what's it there for?)
    3. App list is a cluttered mess with the games mixed in.
    4. System app tiles (hubs, etc.) don't change with the background photo, meaning the background photo idea's ruined because the solid tiles cut a bunch of the image out.
    5. Can't open Bing from the lockscreen.
    having the same problem. Games are not listed in Game hub. The error message is "Couldn't open that. Try again"
    04-15-2014 10:12 PM
  18. zeke009's Avatar
    Good
    1. Using the 3 columns on the 920 takes some getting used to. It's nice to have that much on screen, but it can tough to read at times... but I still like it.
    2. Cortana is cool, I haven't played with it too much yet.
    3. Notification center is better than expected and very useful with the shortcuts
    4. IE got better, especially being able to share open tabs across multiple devices
    5. Far too many things to list here (wallpapers were a nice twist)

    Bad
    1. I was disappointed to see the screen flicker on the 920 was still present when on a call. Anytime your hand passes over that sensor, it can be frustrating. It has to a Nokia firmware issue.
    2. Battery life isn't as good in the preview as it was prior, but I am sure there are some fixes that will be applied before the final release is pushed (with new firmware).

    Wait and See
    1. I'm on the fence about having all the games appear in the menu, but it's a good reason to get used to the search option.
    2. I was hoping some of the stock apps had that little bit extra in them so I wouldn't need alternates. However, the calendar live tile still doesn't show enough to be the primary for me.
    3. Let's see what those MS app updates contain before digging on those (Music).
    4. Lots of apps need updates to work properly (Good Messaging), but those will come with time.

    Over all, I really like it! This is a huge step forward in so many areas, it's great to see the One Microsoft vision start coming together.
    04-15-2014 11:18 PM
  19. AndrewL920's Avatar
    My Game Hub now does not shows any games in the collection. The error message is "Couldn't open that. Try again."

    I tried sot reset by Power button and volume down. Game hub still does not shows the game in the collection. Rebooting also does not work.
    04-15-2014 11:21 PM
  20. myoujin's Avatar
    My Game Hub now does not shows any games in the collection. The error message is "Couldn't open that. Try again."

    I tried sot reset by Power button and volume down. Game hub still does not shows the game in the collection. Rebooting also does not work.
    Same here. Happen to me after I hard reset.
    AndrewL920 likes this.
    04-15-2014 11:23 PM
  21. Blacklac's Avatar
    I noticed "Games" updated right after I installed 8.1. I'm not sure if that is searchable in the marketplace or not, but it could be part of the issue?

    Version 2.0.1404.11000. Can you go to marketplace - history, and see if it just updated after 8.1?
    AndrewL920 likes this.
    04-16-2014 01:26 AM
  22. Marius Onofrei's Avatar
    I've updated my Lumia 720 yesterday, UK based. No major issues, just small nuisances that have already been reported. One point though - the phone was kind of slow for 1-2 hours, even with a restart. Must have been indexing something, but that's definitely gone now.

    I'm happy with the update, still testing battery life.

    MO
    04-16-2014 02:19 AM
  23. azcruz's Avatar
    I noticed "Games" updated right after I installed 8.1. I'm not sure if that is searchable in the marketplace or not, but it could be part of the issue?

    Version 2.0.1404.11000. Can you go to marketplace - history, and see if it just updated after 8.1?



    More now...







    Sent from my Windows Phone 8S by HTC using Tapatalk
    04-16-2014 02:36 AM
  24. vaderag's Avatar
    So, I'm sincerely disappointed. Have tried Cortana, it's nice, but not willing to sacrifice keyboard functionality in order to have it at present.

    Other than that, I like the tile background and I think I'll get used to the swipe keyboard, but while they give with one hand they take away massively with the other.



    1. Facebook and Twitter integration. They aren't any more. I used to post to both simultaneously with my live tile... No longer available.



    2. Calendar list view. Sure, add week view, but why remove the other view?! I not have to add a tap to edit my next appointment (which I do frequently), and if I have more than three items today I cant see them till I tap.



    3. Notifications. I need to change the order for this to be useful. Having email at the top means everything is way down the bottom in the morning after i receive a ton of mails, making it impractical at best. I want emails in there, but at the bottom. Native twitter would be good again too...



    4. Birthdays' from Facebook. Thanks for the wake up at midnight last night. Oh wait. No, thanks for nothing. Why would I need to be notified AT MIDNIGHT no less of a passive event. Let me turn the notifications off for this but still see it in the calendar (list view). If is have 2 birthdays then I cant see any other calendar appointments. See point 2.


    5. Games. Why in my main list?? No more game notifications on home screen (yes, it was buggy at best, but fix it, don't remove it)


    Sure there are other annoyances too, so will post if I remember them...


    Sent from my Lumia 625 using Tapatalk
    04-16-2014 02:41 AM
  25. despertador's Avatar
    This has probably already been posted, but is there a way to remove the games from the app listing (swipe right from start menu)? I liked having the games and apps separate :(
    04-16-2014 02:44 AM
545 ... 1314151617 ...

Similar Threads

  1. Replacing Broken Glass Only on 1020
    By Victor Tribal in forum Windows Phones
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-18-2014, 06:03 AM
  2. Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers is now live
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion & Contests
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 04-15-2014, 12:12 PM
  3. I Got wp8.1!
    By SamiHanna in forum Other Operating Systems
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 04-14-2014, 05:59 AM
  4. WP 8.1 released at 3.30 pm Indian Standard Time on 14.04.14
    By lumiadeb in forum Other Operating Systems
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-14-2014, 05:36 AM
  5. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-14-2014, 05:10 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD