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  1. psgenious's Avatar
    was the windows phone 8.5 news fake?
    because i would like to have bubbles of fb messanger on my phone.
    05-04-2014 12:02 PM
  2. Muessig's Avatar
    was the windows phone 8.5 news fake?
    because i would like to have bubbles of fb messanger on my phone.
    Yes this was fake.
    05-04-2014 04:46 PM
  3. TheRotfler's Avatar
    Several questions, no real answers.

    Ladies and Gentlemen, Joe Belfiore! ROTFL
    05-05-2014 03:33 AM
  4. byobg's Avatar
    think about who is filling out this survey. techies not mass market. it's a bad prioritization but MSFT does this all the time, trying to make everybody happy. that's why they will stay in single-digit marketshare for years (I'm saying this as a fan)
    It's only "bad prioritization" if there's any evidence that they're basing priorities on uservoice. I see no such evidence.

    The top requests every time they do this are invariably for "Support [x] in [y] language!" Microsoft doesn't need a poll to tell them that - yes, those things get done, but they were going to get done anyway.

    And anyone who characterizes Windows Phone's core problem as one of "trying too hard to please the techies" is just wrong. (I say this as a fan, too.)
    05-05-2014 09:42 AM
  5. bsayegh's Avatar
    Of all of the things that have been added, the most useful is the Notification Center. People will stop using Cortana about as quickly as they stopped using Siri. File Manager is useful, but only when you really need it, which wont be often.

    Belfiore seemed to say "balancing act" a lot. I do believe what he was saying, but in a lot of ways it means "we tried to do things to make everyone happy, and some people will never be happy, so we tried to meet down the middle". It was good for him to try to build some buzz for the product, but a lot of the questions were centered around why some things are missing or why some things don't work the way we want them to. I wonder what kind of buzz was really generated by this AMA.
    05-05-2014 12:23 PM
  6. hopmedic's Avatar
    And I hope some people stop saying that the Preview is "the final" WP8.1, Joe Belfiore was clear, it is not the final thing.
    When Joe said:
    Developer preview is NOT final.. there's client-side software fixes we're still making, when UPDATES go out to existing phones they will come with "BSP" (low-level phone firmware) updates from the OEMs... and the Services (cortana) are continuallyl getting improved. SO.. when you get an official update or buy a new phone, it'll be more polished than what you folks have now.
    It was really no different than me saying:
    They did. It's called RTM because they Released it To Manufacturing. The manufacturers now have the bits. They will use it for their firmware updates and testing to be sure that everything works in their phones, updating firmware and their own software as needed. Then carriers will get it. They will make whatever updates to their software that may be needed. They will test, and finally they will release to their customers - us. That's how it works. As far as Microsoft is concerned, the build that was sent to the manufacturers, the same build that we now have, is intended to be the final build, and that will only change if they need to put out bug fixes. Otherwise, it is finished.
    Anyone who knows software development knows that there is never a FINAL build.
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    05-05-2014 12:30 PM
  7. tgp's Avatar
    People will stop using Cortana about as quickly as they stopped using Siri.
    That wouldn't apply to me. I used to have an iPhone 5, and I still use Android. I almost never used Siri because it's basically only a voice activated assistant. However, on my Android I use Google Now all the time. I very seldom talk to it, but it's so much more. It provides relevant data at the right time, answering the questions I never asked. Cortana is more like Google Now than Siri. It's probable that most users won't talk to Cortana much, but the data it provides will be used.
    hopmedic likes this.
    05-05-2014 01:41 PM
  8. Xpider_MX's Avatar
    When Joe said:

    It was really no different than me saying:

    Anyone who knows software development knows that there is never a FINAL build.



    No, there is not a "final" version, not in software, that's why I think people talking about "it is the final version", like if everything will be exactly the same than today, is wrong.

    Some phones, for example, will have Miracast support, and it is a feature not in Dev Preview.



    Sent from my Lumia 920 with WP8.1 using Tapatalk
    05-06-2014 09:58 AM
  9. Paolo Cardelli's Avatar
    When Joe said:

    It was really no different than me saying:

    Anyone who knows software development knows that there is never a FINAL build.
    Final build doesn't mean "Perfect build". Perfection do not exist.
    But DP is Final RTM. Take a look here -> http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...os-period.html
    05-06-2014 10:20 AM
  10. hopmedic's Avatar
    Final build doesn't mean "Perfect build". Perfection do not exist.
    But DP is Final RTM. Take a look here -> http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...os-period.html
    Paolo, sometimes it is the better part of valor to walk away from the discussion, even when you're right. I've reached that point.
    05-06-2014 01:45 PM
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