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  1. bayanii's Avatar
    Yeah swipe down on the multitasking menu. I was worried of the status bar being to intrusive, but its faded. Back to it.
    04-14-2014 08:23 AM
  2. Davingtons's Avatar
    Don't worry, my ATIV S is still migrating my data the first time :-)
    My update took about 2 hours overall, so hopefully you're nearly there :)
    neo158 likes this.
    04-14-2014 08:24 AM
  3. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    Confirmed - Cortana works in all her glory when you change your region and language to USA.

    If you already are in US region before update - you need a hard reset. Then changing language and region to US.
    If you are not in the US region during update - you will most likely see it as soon as you make changes.
    Daniel Addo likes this.
    04-14-2014 08:25 AM
  4. Hazim_NewDelhi's Avatar
    Hi lumia 928(bought in US) user here in india. Cortana works as long as the region is selected to US. It disappears without a trace when region changed to India.
    04-14-2014 08:26 AM
  5. OneOfMany's Avatar
    Getting there... and it will be worth the wait lol. Love that message

    Gotta head to work.
    04-14-2014 08:28 AM
  6. Davingtons's Avatar
    Yep, that's how it works at the moment unfortunately. You have to have the region set to US.
    neo158 likes this.
    04-14-2014 08:28 AM
  7. Davingtons's Avatar
    Just found the independent volume controls for media and ringer. I forgot it had this new feature.
    Hopefully now, I'll stop missing calls because I've put the volume on low when I'm listening to music and then forgetting to turn it up again afterwards.
    neo158 and mary beth hale like this.
    04-14-2014 08:30 AM
  8. richard_rsp's Avatar
    Ok, just downloaded for my Lumia 925... pretty impressed! My favorite features so far have been: Separate volume for ringer/media, and how it auto searches emails for dates in order to auto set up calendar events (REALLY missed that from my iPhone).

    Cortana question/responses still need some work - she sends me to 'Bing' results wayy too much. I have asked questions like "what is my name?" and "How far is it to Gainesville, Georgia?" and she sends to Bing. However if I ask "Can I get directions to Gainesville, Georgia?", then she sends me to HERE Drive, as I would expect. But this is just getting used to natural language and not a big deal, seeing how she is a beta.

    I havent played with any of the WIFI sense, etc. But I look forward to playing more today!

    Oh, and having battery life percentage in the notification center? Much better!
    neo158, Davingtons and SRoshan143 like this.
    04-14-2014 08:30 AM
  9. neo158's Avatar
    Finally downloading WP8.1, here's hoping it goes through flawlessly.
    mary beth hale likes this.
    04-14-2014 08:30 AM
  10. Davingtons's Avatar
    Ok, just downloaded for my Lumia 925... pretty impressed! My favorite features so far have been: Separate volume for ringer/media
    I've really missed that feature and only just remembered it exists in 8.1 !
    04-14-2014 08:33 AM
  11. mary beth hale's Avatar
    I've really missed that feature and only just remembered it exists in 8.1 !
    Yes! Just found the volume controls. This makes me happy
    Davingtons likes this.
    04-14-2014 08:41 AM
  12. Psyk00's Avatar
    Are letters organizing app list obligatory now? Guess it's logical when all apps and games are listed in WP8.1. I've noticed that Games app doesen't view animated avatar when pinned to start. Some kind of bug or it's a normal behaviour? So far I'm more than impressed. Amazing work Microsoft!

    Oh, and is there a way to keep my local language of the phone while having it set to US region and English (US) speech?
    04-14-2014 08:42 AM
  13. Live2Deliver's Avatar
    my initial thoughts... my phone's rocking now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The action centre, separate volume control, these two made my day.

    imo though, extra tiles looks ugly. maybe they can reduce the gap in between tiles a little.
    04-14-2014 08:47 AM
  14. eXadrian's Avatar
    Running on my HTC 8s. Installing/transferring all my apps now on my SD card. And extra tiled home screen works on it as well. Thought it was only going to work on 4.5 inch and bigger, but works on 4 inch as well.
    04-14-2014 08:48 AM
  15. kingenu's Avatar
    after installing on my ativ s it was laggy at first then i reset the phone then restarted it twice and now its smooth as hell, also a change i noticed guys, you can fliter your contacts now e.g show only outlook contacts or show only twitter contacts
    04-14-2014 08:49 AM
  16. Davingtons's Avatar
    my initial thoughts... my phone's rocking now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The action centre, separate volume control, these two made my day.

    imo though, extra tiles looks ugly. maybe they can reduce the gap in between tiles a little.
    The AC and volume control sure are great new features.
    I kinda like the extra tiles though. Since I pin lots to my start screen, I've now got much less scrolling to do.
    neo158 and SRoshan143 like this.
    04-14-2014 08:50 AM
  17. neo158's Avatar
    my initial thoughts... my phone's rocking now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The action centre, separate volume control, these two made my day.

    imo though, extra tiles looks ugly. maybe they can reduce the gap in between tiles a little.
    I took some screenshots on a 720p emulator image set to roughly the same size as my ATIV S and it doesn't look too bad with the extra tiles.
    04-14-2014 08:51 AM
  18. bayanii's Avatar
    I like the blacked out icons in the contacts instead of blank faces.

    Btw. Icon user. Running well so far.
    04-14-2014 08:51 AM
  19. neo158's Avatar
    Running on my HTC 8s. Installing/transferring all my apps now on my SD card. And extra tiled home screen works on it as well. Thought it was only going to work on 4.5 inch and bigger, but works on 4 inch as well.
    Microsoft stated that ALL WP8 devices would get the Extra Tiles toggle in WP8.1 regardless of screen size.
    Davingtons likes this.
    04-14-2014 08:55 AM
  20. mary beth hale's Avatar
    favorites so far seem to be small things I didn't realized I wanted...action center, volume controls, new camera app look and settings and start screen background. will be trying out Cortana this afternoon. loving everything so far.
    Davingtons and neo158 like this.
    04-14-2014 08:56 AM
  21. Shad9w's Avatar
    How can you transfer apps to SD card?
    Edit: Found it. Apps can be moved from the 'storage sense'.

    Also, are spotify songs saved on the SD card or on the phone?
    Can you choose where the app data is saved?
    04-14-2014 08:59 AM
  22. Loco5150's Avatar
    FB beta does not tap in to the people hub. Installed FB fron the store, but it does not open... Anyone else havin problems with FB?
    04-14-2014 08:59 AM
  23. Hybrid09's Avatar
    My initial thoughts? I'm loving it. The only reason I'm out here typing is because I just changed my region and speech to United States. Yeah you guessed it. Cortana!
    Before that, I played around with the tiles, and some of the settings. I must say the background looks gorgeous. I did not think Microsoft would be able to pull that off.
    The notification bar is pretty awesome, would have liked more options though but can't really complain since we finally got a notifications bar.
    Overall I'm happy and really excited still. A lot to digest and a lot to explore.
    Davingtons and neo158 like this.
    04-14-2014 08:59 AM
  24. neo158's Avatar
    Now installing the 8.1 update, wish me luck guys!
    04-14-2014 09:00 AM
  25. shmsnh's Avatar
    My update took half an hour from the moment I tapped 'install' and accepted the terms. Don't have Cortana yet, but I was planning to do a hard reset anyway.
    neo158 likes this.
    04-14-2014 09:02 AM
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