08-23-2014 10:55 PM
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  1. Pete's Avatar
    But 100 soft reset should equal to at least I hard reset
    No, it isn't. There's no problem at all with performing a hard reset on 8.1, you'll get the vast majority of your stuff back, even if the backup fails at 96%.
    Muessig likes this.
    05-13-2014 08:13 AM
  2. Zeem Frostmaw's Avatar
    Staying with Windows 8.1 simply for the Action Centre. I've amazed myself with just how much use it gets without me thinking about it.
    neo158 likes this.
    05-13-2014 08:30 AM
  3. chezm's Avatar
    No but about 100 soft resets......cant trust 8.1 s back up capabilities to do hard resets. But 100 soft reset should equal to at least I hard reset
    I wouldn't say that, a clean hard reset cannot be compared to a soft reset at all....even if you restore from a backup.
    05-13-2014 09:46 AM
  4. chezm's Avatar
    Staying with Windows 8.1 simply for the Action Centre. I've amazed myself with just how much use it gets without me thinking about it.
    Even to just check the battery life (not using a separate battery monitor app) makes a world of difference.
    05-13-2014 09:47 AM
  5. Terry Mohn's Avatar
    Unless Windows Phone/Nokia 928 come up with a video player that allows viewing webcams my WP8 is going into the trash! Why windows blocks the use of java and flash is mind boggling...
    05-13-2014 10:17 AM
  6. Pete's Avatar
    Why windows blocks the use of java and flash is mind boggling...
    No it isn't. Both have security and performance issues. flash is so bad these days it's not even official supported on any mobile devices. You're better off asking why web designers don't start working in the modern world and use HTML5.
    05-13-2014 10:39 AM
  7. Terry Mohn's Avatar
    Maybe, but as things stand, that's the only choice for viewing traffic cams etc. Poor food is better than no food!
    paulxxwall likes this.
    05-13-2014 11:21 AM
  8. cckgz4's Avatar
    Even though I hate my battery life, I'm riding the wave!
    metalchick719 likes this.
    05-13-2014 12:08 PM
  9. mjperry51's Avatar
    Unless Windows Phone/Nokia 928 come up with a video player that allows viewing webcams my WP8 is going into the trash! Why windows blocks the use of java and flash is mind boggling...
    Adobe does not support Flash on Windows Phone; Apple does not support Flash on IOS (phones or tablets). Android KINDA let you use Flash (no updates for a while AFAIK).

    Flash is a no-go for mobile. Native video and HTML5 for non-video animations are the future.

    As noted by others, Java is a horrendous security issue. . .
    chezm and neo158 like this.
    05-13-2014 12:19 PM
  10. Jas00555's Avatar
    Maybe, but as things stand, that's the only choice for viewing traffic cams etc. Poor food is better than no food!
    I'm not sure that Microsoft will compromise their OS so you can look at traffic cams...
    James8561 likes this.
    05-13-2014 12:28 PM
  11. AndyCalling's Avatar
    The problem with Flash support is MS are not consistent. So Flash is a security risk? Really? So why, then, does MS bake it in to IE on a 7 inch tablet and claim it's more secure than ever and yet if you want to reduce the device screen size to 6 inches suddenly there's a security risk? If MS would just take a moment to explain why one inch less leads to security issues then perhaps the confusion might be mitigated.

    Thank goodness Flash isn't on the sub 5 inch devices. They'd probably be so unsafe you'd fear them blowing up in your hands.
    05-13-2014 12:41 PM
  12. Blacklac's Avatar
    The problem with Flash support is MS are not consistent. So Flash is a security risk? Really? So why, then, does MS bake it in to IE on a 7 inch tablet and claim it's more secure than ever and yet if you want to reduce the screen size to 6 inches suddenly there's a security risk? If MS would just take a moment to explain why one inch less leads to security issues then perhaps the confusion might be mitigated.
    Your comparing a mobile OS to a full OS.
    xandros9 and neo158 like this.
    05-13-2014 12:44 PM
  13. RobinPaul's Avatar
    Well i had to go back to 8.0 cause no camera app wouldn't open, really frustating. Now i'm on 8.0 and the camera works fine.
    05-13-2014 01:13 PM
  14. AngrySprintUser's Avatar
    I'm riding the wave, man....
    same here
    05-13-2014 02:11 PM
  15. Blu3V3nom07's Avatar
    I'm absolutely staying on Windows Phone in general. I'm hoping to move from 7.5 to 8.1 soon, and I don't think I'm ever going to switch to Android or iOS ever-ever.
    05-13-2014 02:26 PM
  16. chezm's Avatar
    Man all these issues im having with my contacts who own iPhones trying to message me, this is HORRIBLE! I have done EVERYTHING listed online and its so random, one day its a text and the next day its an iMessage...and it flips, no consistency. My number is not tied to my Apple ID, im using my email but people's phones are still iMessaging me...and this is an issue on Apple's iMessage servers. an iMessage cache of a few days to a week? OK acceptable, fine! But 30-45 days?! My gosh, i will NEVER EVER again use an iPhone...this has been the worst experience. It's so bad and scary that my iPhone friends who were considering switching to WP now are second guessing themselves because they do not want to go through same trouble. I get the purpose of iMessage, but this is absurd. Apple, honestly you SUCK...these 2 weeks have been brutal, have another potential 4-6 weeks of this left...HOPEFULLY the iMessage cache will remove my number by then.
    James8561 likes this.
    05-13-2014 02:36 PM
  17. Blacklac's Avatar
    I'm absolutely staying on Windows Phone in general. I'm hoping to move from 7.5 to 8.1 soon, and I don't think I'm ever going to switch to Android or iOS ever-ever.
    7.5 to 8.1 is going to be such an upgrade for you! I still have my OG HTC Titan, that is stuck on 7.5. It feels so old compared to 8.1. Haha.
    Blu3V3nom07 and neo158 like this.
    05-13-2014 02:44 PM
  18. EwingMCSE's Avatar
    No but about 100 soft resets......cant trust 8.1 s back up capabilities to do hard resets. But 100 soft reset should equal to at least I hard reset
    That's not how it works. They are different animals.
    05-13-2014 03:05 PM
  19. Draganta's Avatar
    If I look at it as an utilitarianist, I would say that the net utility it gives me has increased, because there are more pros than cons. In this case, it is my moral obligation to stick to 8.1.
    chezm likes this.
    05-13-2014 03:39 PM
  20. Citizen X's Avatar
    But what about you? Will you go to WP8.1 (or stay if your on the dev update) or will you try to hang on to WP8 as long as possible?
    8.1 is still in developer preview and the appropriate firmwares have not been pushed out. I'm not making any kind of decisions until I have the entire experience in my hands. I would only go back to 8.0 if 8.1 was glitchy to the point I couldn't count on it. So far so good. I spotted a few issues but overall it seems okay.
    chezm likes this.
    05-13-2014 05:51 PM
  21. rmeigs's Avatar
    Nope, not going back to 8.0. WP8.1 is just too sweet.
    chezm likes this.
    05-13-2014 10:10 PM
  22. scandiskwindows9x's Avatar
    A Lumia 925 user here ... And I did run WP 8.1 for the first 3 weeks it was out (DP). But reverted back to 8.0 - main issue for me was battery life.

    Went from 25-30 hours on 8.0 ~ to roughly 15 hours TOPS running 8.1. Drove me nuts constantly looking to recharge phone. (And yes .... did ALL the typical stuff ~ resets, closing of apps, syncing of emails, etc.) That everyone talked about on here. Nothing helped battery issues.

    But .... Lol .... I'm DEFINITELY going to reinstall 8.1 again, once firmware is added by carrier!!

    I've got my 25-30 hours back running 8.0 again .... But man do I miss Notifications, Word Flow keyboard, transparent backgrounds and Cortana - for so many features it had (news, weather, sports, traffic, reminders and more!!)

    WP 8.1 ... overall ... really ran smoothly for me on my 925 - not an issue at all. I just could not take the constant battery issues.

    Here's hoping ... ✌✌

    😎
    i just moved to wp 8.1 but low battery life and bad problems with 3G connections made set back to 8.0
    05-14-2014 12:07 AM
  23. Roderick Aspiras's Avatar
    Yes. I'm not into apps. heck I could stay with Simbian. All I do is call, sms, email and occasional Internet.
    05-14-2014 01:07 AM
  24. Pierre Blackwell's Avatar
    The sky is the limit for WP. I can't get enough of 8.1. From the amazing look of my start screen with transparent tiles, to the action center, to cortana, to data, wifi and battery sense to EI 11. There is so much to love. I could complain about Xbox music if I used it but I don't. I love the games, and the best camera experience. Now with MS taking over for the develpment of Nokia, you're going to see some amazing things. I can't wait.
    05-14-2014 01:34 AM
  25. Angry_Mushroom's Avatar
    Staying with 8.1 since I'm too lazy to go back to 8... nevermind that I doubt there are any roms floating around for the 810.
    05-14-2014 04:00 AM
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