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  1. hopmedic's Avatar
    List changes that you've found here.

    1. Cortana - let's get that one out of the way immediately, and send all further comments about Cortana features to the Cortana Forum.
    2. WiFi Sense - can now connect automatically to public wifi, share wifi security with others using wifi sense
    3. Notification Center
    4. Separate volume for apps/media and notifications/ringtones
    5. Backgrounds for tiles
    6. App Data now backs up to the cloud (makes me wonder if that will use up OneDrive storage for those who only have the standard 7GB)

    Add things that you've found different below!
    Guytronic and aximtreo like this.
    04-14-2014 08:34 AM
  2. PxuLL's Avatar
    Hotmail icon, Calender, Internet Explorer, Three Medium Tiles for 4.3" Lumia 820
    04-14-2014 08:47 AM
  3. hopmedic's Avatar
    Social Notifications are no longer in the Me tile. They're in the notification center.
    Here Drive+ doesn't work until you update the app (and unfortunately, I can't update the app because of the same store error everyone else is getting).
    Same with Here Maps
    IE menu items have been reordered.
    IE Tabs offers you the ability to open tabs open on other devices (I haven't tested it yet)
    04-14-2014 11:46 AM
  4. DonnaxNL's Avatar
    Internet Explorer - You can go back and forward to swipe from the edges to the middle.
    04-14-2014 04:02 PM
  5. jpling's Avatar
    Word flow keyboard !
    04-14-2014 07:47 PM
  6. ShreyansShah's Avatar
    IE supports flash videos in the browser itself.
    few apps not required anymore such as Battery monitor, quick shortcuts as the Notification Menu and Action Center is arrived.
    04-15-2014 12:42 AM
  7. ShreyansShah's Avatar
    creating playlist is very easy now. just press + button, name it and then select the songs from list.
    AJITH_KR likes this.
    04-15-2014 12:44 AM
  8. imbasaurus's Avatar
    I do not know if anyone noticed but there's this swipe down to close apps now a good alternative for closing apps instead of pressing the X
    Vijay priyadarshi likes this.
    04-15-2014 04:22 AM
  9. hopmedic's Avatar
    I do not know if anyone noticed but there's this swipe down to close apps now a good alternative for closing apps instead of pressing the X
    Yeah, it's a good thing we now have a simple way, since hitting that little x was so hard.
    04-15-2014 09:40 AM
  10. Chanakya Sankritayayana1's Avatar
    New settings in message center to download message from over a month, year or anytime.
    04-15-2014 01:08 PM
  11. simzzdev's Avatar
    Searching text message history, apps on SD cards, data/battery/storage sense apps. Also some new animations throughout the OS.
    nikholaspappas likes this.
    04-15-2014 04:04 PM
  12. MerlotC's Avatar
    Social Notifications are no longer in the Me tile. They're in the notification center.
    Here Drive+ doesn't work until you update the app (and unfortunately, I can't update the app because of the same store error everyone else is getting).
    Same with Here Maps
    IE menu items have been reordered.
    IE Tabs offers you the ability to open tabs open on other devices (I haven't tested it yet)
    Both Here Drive and Maps work fine for me and did not require any updates. Im in Calif. btw.
    04-15-2014 05:26 PM
  13. sdreamer's Avatar
    Not trying to add more to the "seems faster" stuff, but I think the animations have definitely been sped up. I know one of the past complaints from reviewers was the amount of animations between interactions slowing down the experience. I just noticed how fast it flipped. Not sure if this was tweaked in WP8, but on my L900 compared to my L920, it is faster.
    04-15-2014 10:54 PM
  14. gohilurvish's Avatar
    In my other post as well

    To All.
    Well, this is not final WP8.1. It is dev preview so many features will still be missing.

    Now, Tips and Tricks.
    1.
    I just saw a post on Allowing Apps to run in Background. Good.
    But the real thing is "Menu" -> "Battery Saver" -> "usage" (tab on top) -> [Scroll to End] -> "show all apps" -> There will be many other apps which may have Background permission.

    2.
    "Menu" -> "Store" -> "..." -> "My Apps" -> Shows all apps you downloaded (and may be removed now). You can re-install them from here.
    Vijay priyadarshi likes this.
    04-16-2014 01:39 AM
  15. HaibaneReki's Avatar
    • Positioning the cursor while typing works differently
    • IE backs all the way down to the empty tab
    • messenger and fb chat gone from messaging, the messenger especially sucks, because in Rooms it still works but otherwise You can't ping a single user unless you install the annoying Skype
    • in calendar swiping doesn't change views, but goes to next day/week etc.
    • in calendar separate calendars for FB "attending" and "invited" (which also holds "maybe")

    and many more already mentioned in WPCentral articles ;)
    laracroftonline likes this.
    04-16-2014 02:04 AM
  16. hyderaly's Avatar
    Was surprised to see the choice between "save"and "open" when clicking on a PDF link. IE confirmed the file was saved in the downloads folder. Just don't know where to find the download folder though.
    04-16-2014 02:21 AM
  17. elyod's Avatar
    You can now disable the toast notification for text messages.
    jharr100 likes this.
    04-16-2014 02:24 AM
  18. Painkillerhu's Avatar
    04-16-2014 07:05 AM
  19. ekiRYL's Avatar
    IE supports flash videos in the browser itself.
    few apps not required anymore such as Battery monitor, quick shortcuts as the Notification Menu and Action Center is arrived.
    really? the IE11 now support flash video?
    04-16-2014 07:46 AM
  20. Ankit Nawlakha's Avatar
    Anyone noticed this?
    Apps like Calendar and Battery Saver Keeps on running in the background even if you press Back!
    But this doesn't happen with Other in-Built apps like Messaging or E-mail!
    04-16-2014 07:54 AM
  21. luke_grech1's Avatar
    The new photos hub is such an utter disappointment. This 8.1 update took away some of the nicest features which wp8 had!
    Please make sure to vote and share this suggestion! :) Do not change Photos Hub style in Windows Phone 8.1 – Feature Suggestions for Windows Phone
    04-16-2014 09:56 AM
  22. moc426's Avatar
    Emails have inline image viewer now.

    ​I like the new photo hub.
    04-16-2014 09:59 AM
  23. GraceFA60's Avatar
    yes, I love it, very sweet. and when you pull down the notification center, the battery percentage and month/date also come out, very convenient.
    04-16-2014 10:00 AM
  24. hopmedic's Avatar
    Both Here Drive and Maps work fine for me and did not require any updates. Im in Calif. btw.
    Your apps updated automatically. Mine couldn't update without access to the store. My access to the store was restored last night after I did a factory reset. Works great now.
    04-16-2014 01:13 PM
  25. 963Delta's Avatar
    Anyone knows anything about USB otg or Bluetooth keyboards?
    04-16-2014 10:53 PM
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