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  1. switch side method's Avatar
    Got 8.1 with Cortana but not sure if I am that happy with it. Small little things have been taken away like the animated avatar on Xbox game tile, can't message facebook friends in the normal text message way, music crackles after every track, and now can't relax listening to music as complaints are made at how music comes out the loud speaker on some Lumia 1520 (which is what I have) Cortana is ok and understand that its early days...i just don't need to use her. I used indigo which is the same as Cortana. Notification centre is good but not essential. Would like to hear other peoples feed back. Would be nice
    07-16-2014 10:07 AM
  2. anon(7900571)'s Avatar
    Not sure if you are the only one but I adore the update so far. The issues you posted are due to Lumia black firmware running on top of windows phone 8.1 on your Lumia 1520. cyan which is rolling out should fix these issues. Games hub,music can be fine tuned with separate app update from windows phone store. Cortana umm you can disable her by going into phone settings.
    Jazmac, Kokitto, aximtreo and 2 others like this.
    07-16-2014 10:11 AM
  3. Jas00555's Avatar
    What do you mean no animated avatar in the games hub? I had a recent message and my guy came running in with a letter and threw it. That's definitely animated.
    07-16-2014 10:15 AM
  4. anon(8648115)'s Avatar
    The firmware Cyan update is meant to adress most if not all of those issues (wishful thinking). If you don't have cyan yet, consider rolling back to 8.0 GDR3 until the official release for your phone. You'll get to enjoy it a while longer; not like Nokia or MS release anything in a timely manner.
    switch side method likes this.
    07-16-2014 10:18 AM
  5. typhon62_1's Avatar
    Hate is a strong word. I've used 8.0 and 8.1 and like you I still prefer 8.0 but I don't hate 8.1.
    I'll never use Cortana, I'm fine with live tiles and don't need a notification center, and the other stuff just seems to be eye candy.
    What they took out of 8.0 is what presently keeps me with 8.0 in the end.

    ​I'm up for a new phone this fall and I'll more than likely get a phone with 8.1 on it and I'll be ok with it. Things change!
    07-16-2014 10:20 AM
  6. switch side method's Avatar
    Thanks for the feedback guys. Lots of usual comments. @jas00555 with regards to the animation I didn't explain correctly. basically I have the Xbox game tiles pinned to my phone. There used to be an animated man...not anymore. It's just a green tile with games written on it and a control pad.
    07-16-2014 11:08 AM
  7. anon(7900571)'s Avatar
    Thanks for the feedback guys. Lots of usual comments. @jas00555 with regards to the animation I didn't explain correctly. basically I have the Xbox game tiles pinned to my phone. There used to be an animated man...not anymore. It's just a green tile with games written on it and a control pad.
    Current one looks boring. Loved the previous one on windows phone 8.0 where my avatar used to play hide and seek
    07-16-2014 11:11 AM
  8. vinscg's Avatar
    I hate the 8.1 people hub & no more msg hub.
    07-16-2014 11:34 AM
  9. AwesomeLewis24's Avatar
    8.0 was alright but I much prefer 8.1. 8.1 just makes my life so much easier with the notification bar, and that's just one example.
    JamesPTao likes this.
    07-16-2014 11:37 AM
  10. Coreldan's Avatar
    I hate the 8.1 people hub & no more msg hub.
    This is my biggest problem too. It's the reason I got Windows Phone to begin with cos I loved the integration. It's even quite a deal breaker for me, but since there really is no better alternative and I'm very invested in the MS-ecosystem, I'll just have to bite the dust on this "issue".

    Sure, it didnt always work properly and was very limited in functionality, but for most one-on-one chatting it beats opening a seperate app every time.
    switch side method likes this.
    07-16-2014 11:38 AM
  11. DennisvdG's Avatar
    Hate is a big word, sure I have some minor gripes too but overall I really like this update!
    07-16-2014 11:44 AM
  12. gumblecosby's Avatar
    It feels more disjointed now when using first party apps due to the separation of the apps from the os. I think you should never see a splash screen when launching a first party app. Ie. Calendar, music, weather, battery saver etc..

    I hope they add a toggle to enable auto hiding of the status bar like in WP8 in the upcoming gdr1 update

    Its still pretty decent update and if the battery life is as good as WP8 when cyan is released I won't mind the other changes.
    07-17-2014 07:35 AM
  13. Ashish Gupta888's Avatar
    To OP - I think Yes..I am loving it ;-)
    JamesPTao and Jazmac like this.
    07-17-2014 07:44 AM
  14. Santiago_Canepa's Avatar
    I did never use wp7.5/7.8 but when I get 8.0 (L920) it was Wow, super fast, smooth, those animations, good battery life.
    But things have changed and now the live tiles are useless. With the action centre I only use it for shortcuts. I really hate when an app says loading or shows the splash screen, I prefer the black screen until it shows up. I did never use facebook so I have nothing to tell about the messenger integration.
    I hope that now windows phone will progress a little more on the side of those older consumers :).
    Kevin Rush likes this.
    07-17-2014 07:56 AM
  15. dpkdayal's Avatar
    Except Xbox music and Xbox video I like each and every thing about windows phone 8.1 now we have files manager, ie download option , transparent tile , Action center, universal app , install app in SD card and more
    JamesPTao likes this.
    07-17-2014 08:18 AM
  16. SBoelitz's Avatar
    It's probably not just you but i prefer 8.1
    JamesPTao likes this.
    07-17-2014 08:24 AM
  17. amitnahar's Avatar
    I also hate 8.1 but swipe keyboard is necessary for me.
    Sent from my Lumia.
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    07-17-2014 11:03 AM
  18. salmanahmad's Avatar
    For the most part many of the issues you describe here are only minor niggles for most people.

    The Facebook chat option in the messaging app didn't support stickers or photo sharing, Facebook Messenger is a worthy alternative with much more functionality.

    The crackling sound you describe here, is it like a pop sound when your scrubbing through media? On my Lumia 520 whenever I skip to a further part of any video I hear a cracking/pop noise as well. I hope this is fixed.

    Cortana is arguably one of the most fun features of Windows Phone 8.1 and it has made me a lot more productive, it also brought new life to the Windows Phone OS, Cortana is just amazing.

    Other than that Windows Phone also brought support for a whole new set of APIs to create amazing apps, like the ones your seeing in the Store right now. Also brought the ability to store apps in the SD Card, VPN and file management capabilities.

    It also resolves one of the biggest issues plaguing all Windows Phone, slow shutter/focusing speed. The new API supports continuous focus enabling you take much faster photos, Nokia Camera in Lumia Cyan and 1shot by Invoke IT Limited leverage this new feature.

    Hate is a strong word, sure there are problems with Windows Phone 8.1(like Xbox Music app) however it is still a very amazing update.
    Sent from my RM-914_im_mea3_380 using Tapatalk
    07-17-2014 01:17 PM
  19. switch side method's Avatar
    Wow.... I loved every ones feedback. Thank you very much for all your replies :)
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    07-17-2014 07:31 PM
  20. KSilcox's Avatar
    I'm really enjoying 8.1. I've been running the developers preview for a couple of months now, and whenever I grab one of my 8.0 test phones I realize just how much I love it.
    JamesPTao likes this.
    07-17-2014 07:35 PM
  21. JamesPTao's Avatar
    This is my biggest problem too. It's the reason I got Windows Phone to begin with cos I loved the integration. It's even quite a deal breaker for me, but since there really is no better alternative and I'm very invested in the MS-ecosystem, I'll just have to bite the dust on this "issue".

    Sure, it didnt always work properly and was very limited in functionality, but for most one-on-one chatting it beats opening a seperate app every time.
    The facebook integration into the text messaging isn't gone permanently. They seperated it from internal integration and made it up to the app writer to integrate to prevent ms having to fix it everytime facebook changed. And now any social app can tie in. Its up to the app writers to update their apps to do it now.
    Amrykid likes this.
    07-17-2014 07:51 PM
  22. anon8091350's Avatar
    i prefer 8.0 over 8.1 after using developer preview on 920, have reinstalled 8.0 and will
    stay with it, my Lumia 800 on 7.5 still works ok now used as a back up,
    the last Windows phones for me, as Microsoft will ruin all Nokia's good work that made
    Windows phone worth trying.
    07-17-2014 10:43 PM
  23. anon(8050146)'s Avatar
    The crackling speaker issue is not fixed.
    07-17-2014 10:45 PM
  24. Nerdy Woman's Avatar
    The firmware Cyan update is meant to adress most if not all of those issues (wishful thinking). If you don't have cyan yet, consider rolling back to 8.0 GDR3 until the official release for your phone. You'll get to enjoy it a while longer; not like Nokia or MS release anything in a timely manner.
    I crack up at how my av plays with her Windows phone...

    wp_ss_20140717_0001.png

    Cortana is fun, but notification center, transparent tiles, dual volume control, and quiet hours are fantastic additions. As for facebook texting? Meh. It's something I shut down from the FB end a long time ago. Drove me nuts to constantly get texts about things were extremely low priority.

    I have to wonder if this functionality is gone because FB has separated it from the FB app itself, now that they offer it as a separate app entirely. It may be FB's changes that broke that feature, not an intentional change by Microsoft.
    JamesPTao likes this.
    07-17-2014 11:18 PM
  25. falconeight's Avatar
    There isn't much metro left in the os. The loss of the large font running of screen and the simplicity of use has turned me off.
    stnm and Kevin Rush like this.
    07-18-2014 12:32 AM
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