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  1. Dario Sacchi's Avatar
    Me too thought about switching to lumia for a better support, but the problem is that Ativ S is a damn good phone!! I could sell it for 120€ and buy a Lumia 925 for 200€, an extra 80€ to miss important features like phisical start button, removable battery, sd slot, screen size and Others, so is not a good deal! With exception of camera bug sometimes the phone is working fine also with 8.1 preview for developers, so I think I'll wait for a samsung update or resign myself to use it as it is now.......
    09-15-2014 03:42 PM
  2. Boris NevermorE's Avatar
    Me too thought about switching to lumia for a better support, but the problem is that Ativ S is a damn good phone!! I could sell it for 120€ and buy a Lumia 925 for 200€, an extra 80€ to miss important features like phisical start button, removable battery, sd slot, screen size and Others, so is not a good deal! With exception of camera bug sometimes the phone is working fine also with 8.1 preview for developers, so I think I'll wait for a samsung update or resign myself to use it as it is now.......
    Good point Dario :)
    Personally, I don't care if i am going to get the WP8.1 Samsung firmware or not, cuz i already go use to work with WP8 GDR3, and my ATIV S is working perfectly, just the way i want and it gets the job done. What i do or want the most from my smartphone, my ATIV S is giving me that and more. So, with or without WP8.1, i am just fine and enjoying my ATIV S every day. :)
    To quote Dario: "the problem is that Ativ S is a damn good phone" :)
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    09-15-2014 05:39 PM
  3. Boris NevermorE's Avatar
    Hi guys,

    I just sold my Ativ S and ordered a Oneplus One so I guess this is goodbye... hopefully Samsung will still offer the 8.1 update, but I've waited long enough for it...
    Good luck buddy in the Android world, hope we will have you in WP world soon again :)
    Don't be a stranger :)
    Dario Sacchi likes this.
    09-15-2014 05:44 PM
  4. anon(8316658)'s Avatar
    Me too thought about switching to lumia for a better support, but the problem is that Ativ S is a damn good phone!! I could sell it for 120€ and buy a Lumia 925 for 200€, an extra 80€ to miss important features like phisical start button, removable battery, sd slot, screen size and Others, so is not a good deal! With exception of camera bug sometimes the phone is working fine also with 8.1 preview for developers, so I think I'll wait for a samsung update or resign myself to use it as it is now.......
    I can agree with you but the SAD truth is this: NO LTE (I8750), WP8.1 has some uncmofortable bugs.. using WP8 in a world where you can buy a Lumia 925 around 250 dollars or the new 830 for 330 is a bit dumb.

    Iam thinking about Samsung Galaxy Note 4... thats a killer

    EDIT: I meant EURO not dollar. In my country 925 is for 250euro, 830 will be around 330e
    Last edited by Pappale; 09-16-2014 at 10:30 AM.
    09-15-2014 05:44 PM
  5. Boris NevermorE's Avatar
    I can agree with you but the SAD truth is this: NO LTE (I8750), WP8.1 has some uncmofortable bugs.. using WP8 in a world where you can buy a Lumia 925 around 250 dollars or the new 830 for 330 is a bit dumb.

    Iam thinking about Samsung Galaxy Note 4... thats a killer
    Nokia Lumia 830 for 330$? Then that will be under 300 in euros, Damn, now i want one too :) But not giving up on my ATIV S, I just love too much the damn phone :) but would be nice to have it along with Lumia 830 :)
    09-16-2014 02:13 AM
  6. akoj's Avatar
    L830 will cost around 400. Here in Croatia L730 costs 290.
    09-16-2014 05:26 AM
  7. t333to's Avatar
    It seems it will be € 335 in NL if "Prijs (incl BTW)" means tax is included:
    4Launch.nl

    L735 will be €248:
    4Launch.nl
    09-16-2014 05:57 AM
  8. megadragon998's Avatar
    The biggest problem we have here is that this phone only needs little bugs to be fixed and some new features added. Even some non official developers could fix that if they had the source code. I don't see why samsung is making us wait this long and get people away.
    mary beth hale and WinSammie like this.
    09-16-2014 03:42 PM
  9. Pavan_KD's Avatar
    Hi Boris, Am not aware of CSC method. Infact am 2 months new to the windows phone platform (earlier used samsung galaxy S for 4 years)
    Can you plz provide me links or guidance for this CSC method? Thanks in advance.
    Is it safe? I mean if samsung releases any updates by mistake ;), will our phones also get updated?
    Regards,
    Pavan
    09-16-2014 10:34 PM
  10. striderbih's Avatar
    Did anyone notice a new app in Samsung part of the Store? ATIV Clock, released on september 12. Maybe it's a sign that samsung didn't forget on Ativ. :)
    09-16-2014 11:58 PM
  11. Jose_Rey's Avatar
    Did anyone notice a new app in Samsung part of the Store? ATIV Clock, released on september 12. Maybe it's a sign that samsung didn't forget on Ativ. :)
    I noticed it now that you mentioned it. As for Samsung updates, they've always been the last to provide updates as far as I know. I got the 7.8 update last year sometime for my Omnia 7, while everyone else I think got it the year before.

    Either way I'm not holding my breath. I've only gotten one official update from them since I've had my phone... GDR1. It's the Hong Kong version of their Ativ S. It seems to me buying an Asian Windows Phone would be a very bad idea as apparently their support is terrible. Everyone else appears to at least be at GDR3. So, y'all will probably get 8.1, doubt I'll get it this year or eva if at all. What I do know is I will buy a Canadian or European version of a phone when I get another one.

    On a positive note, there's rumors Samsung is striking a new patent deal with Microsoft that will put more Samsung Windows Phones in the wild. A Note 3 variant perhaps. I can dream 😁
    09-17-2014 12:33 AM
  12. t333to's Avatar
    09-17-2014 04:30 AM
  13. Boris NevermorE's Avatar
    Hi Boris, Am not aware of CSC method. Infact am 2 months new to the windows phone platform (earlier used samsung galaxy S for 4 years)
    Can you plz provide me links or guidance for this CSC method? Thanks in advance.
    Is it safe? I mean if samsung releases any updates by mistake ;), will our phones also get updated?
    Regards,
    Pavan
    Ok, I will make a step-by-step tutorial how to do that and send you in a private message, cuz this method was talked and answered and explained so many times in this forums, the only thing you needed to do is to search the forum, especially the ATIV S dedicated forums (threads). But since i have been bombarded with negative replies when i told someone to just search the forum (cuz i am sure their question has been answered) instead of just asking the question and wait for a reply, I will make an exception this time and be "the good guy", cuz i have explained this method in details in few threads including this one too, but i guess people are just too lazy to use the Search feature on this forums. Anyway, firstly what i want from you is to provide me with this informations:
    - OS Version
    - Firmware Revision Number
    You can find this numbers in: Settings>About>More Information
    09-17-2014 04:33 AM
  14. Boris NevermorE's Avatar
    Well, too bad it's just for WP8.1 users, but hey, it's a progress :)
    09-17-2014 04:34 AM
  15. miki89's Avatar
    thats means that 8.1 is on his way..cause ativ s and ativ se come with 8.0..and there is no official 8.1 for ativ se or ativ s..:)
    striderbih and Balwant Rawat like this.
    09-17-2014 05:05 AM
  16. anon(8316658)'s Avatar
    LOL
    that app is so simple
    it hurts... but nice catch. Maybe a good sign BUT you know... GDR 2 is around the corner yet Ativ S users are waiting for 8.1
    :D
    09-17-2014 05:25 AM
  17. Boris NevermorE's Avatar
    LOL
    that app is so simple
    it hurts... but nice catch. Maybe a good sign BUT you know... GDR 2 is around the corner yet Ativ S users are waiting for 8.1
    :D
    maybe they'll give us wp8.1 with merged gdr1 and gdr2, it might take a while till it upgrades (2 or more hours) but would be worthed :)
    A man can dream, right? :)
    09-17-2014 07:56 AM
  18. dw852's Avatar
    Not available in my region.
    09-17-2014 10:17 AM
  19. Boris NevermorE's Avatar
    Not available in my region.
    change the region of your phone to English (United States or United Kingdom), it might require a soft reset, but then you go from your phone to this thread, and click the link. But this is for WP8.1 only, not WP8 :)
    09-17-2014 01:16 PM
  20. WinSammie's Avatar
    Not available in my region.
    It's only on the US store, you 'll need to change the region to US and restart. Language does not matter.
    I can't get the promised live tile with analogue or digital clock yet :-(
    EDIT: new version, 1.0.0.20, now the live tile works, you can get 2 clocks on a large tile.
    Last edited by WinSammie; 09-19-2014 at 05:12 AM.
    09-17-2014 04:08 PM
  21. Balwant Rawat's Avatar
    Totally agree. The new Clock app and Ativ Camera app for Win 8.1 are signs of upcoming update for Samsung Ativ devices. Better late than never.
    09-17-2014 09:08 PM
  22. xxxneoxxx's Avatar
    I'm wondering tho.. Are there really no Samsung devices that already run 8.1? Newer, perhaps operator/carrier branded/exclusive phones?

    Being the devils advocate: I mean, releasing apps that require 8.1 doest specifically mean current Ativ devices are getting a firmware update. It could also mean that newer devices will be released with 8.1 and Samsung is just proactively creating apps.
    awandres likes this.
    09-18-2014 05:08 AM
  23. Boris NevermorE's Avatar
    I'm wondering tho.. Are there really no Samsung devices that already run 8.1? Newer, perhaps operator/carrier branded/exclusive phones?

    Being the devils advocate: I mean, releasing apps that require 8.1 doest specifically mean current Ativ devices are getting a firmware update. It could also mean that newer devices will be released with 8.1 and Samsung is just proactively creating apps.
    good point!
    09-18-2014 08:29 AM
  24. striderbih's Avatar
    xxxneoxxx
    You are right, but, if Samsung have plans to continue to sell Windows Phones, I think they wouldn't ignore current user base. Most of Ativ users are generally satisfied with phone, so they are potential buyers or they will recommend Ativ to other etc...
    WinSammie likes this.
    09-18-2014 08:53 AM
  25. mms-pc's Avatar
    Wow, I thought it's from some third party developer, but it turned out that Samsung Electronics was the publisher!!
    And by the way, is this app exclusively for ATIV S? Can this app be installed into other WP8.1 handsets?
    Last edited by mms-pc; 09-19-2014 at 02:28 AM.
    09-19-2014 02:06 AM
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