03-12-2014 09:36 AM
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  1. ptrkhh's Avatar
    Since Windows Phone 8.1 is just a few months away from us, and some features are already leaked, I would like to ask you guys, what other changes are going to be revealed?

    Whats already revealed (very unlikely to change):
    Quick Settings curtain with notifications on longer swipe
    Cortana (will it be closer to Now or Siri? or a combination?)
    Separate volume controls
    Windows 8.1-like Bing Smart Search
    XBOX Music & XBOX Video as separate apps
    Revamped People hub (how its gonna be?)
    Installation of apps on microSD
    Swipe left to clear live tile
    Ghost notifications (no toast)
    On-screen buttons for some phones?

    I expect a realistic prediction. So, no 'It will be Windows RT' because we already know that its coming with Threshold update.

    From my point of view:
    Windows 8.1-like search button behavior
    Windows 8.1-like start button behavior (press start to open the start screen, and press it again to go back to the app you were using)
    Windows 8.1-like apps drawer (separated by category or frequency)
    Moto X / XBOX One-like voice recognition activation (okay, this is optimistic, but the XBOX One has it, why not on WP?)
    snowmutt likes this.
    12-23-2013 04:21 PM
  2. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    Well, I'd take everything you said (minus the voice part) and add Windows 8-style animation.

    Also, an actual OS-tan. Come on, Microsoft, show some (anime) love for Windows Phone.
    rcazador likes this.
    12-23-2013 05:56 PM
  3. a5cent's Avatar
    Installation of apps on microSD
    I'm doubtful that will come without any caveats. I don't know what MS is expecting to deliver, but I wouldn't be surprised if such an SD card, onto which apps are installed, may not be removed or swapped out at will.

    Windows 8.1-like apps drawer
    Only if you are talking about the app list... on the start screen... nope.

    Moto X / XBOX One-like voice recognition activation (okay, this is optimistic, but the XBOX One has it, why not on WP?)
    Possible, but definitely won't be available for any of the existing devices, including the 1520 and 1320. This feature requires extra hardware that is designed specifically for low-power/standby audio analysis, which none of the current devices include.

    What other changes are going to be revealed?
    VPN
    IE tab sync on WP
    In the task switcher flick down to close app (instead of the 'x')
    Deeper integration of SkyDrive into the OS. The SkyDrive app will include some file management capabilities.
    Ability to dictate anywhere you could write text (system wide)
    12-23-2013 06:03 PM
  4. theefman's Avatar
    Just want to be able to send office docs directly in emails and edit playlists and no, I have no interest in an Xbox music subscription just to do that.
    12-23-2013 06:36 PM
  5. Pacus1x's Avatar
    Every new feature is welcome, even if i don't use it, but i crave for more Bluetooth support like HID profiles for wireless keyboards and maybe USB OTG. I just hope WP 8.1 will get those features.
    12-23-2013 06:43 PM
  6. Ahmed Hassan7's Avatar
    What I would love
    1: SD card can support apps
    2: Downloading songs apps and videos via IE
    3: notification center
    4: Cortana (voice assistant)
    5: less limitations (battery apps) and for apps like TimeMe
    6: more than 15 background app
    7: better notifications
    12-23-2013 07:06 PM
  7. boovish's Avatar
    Since Windows Phone 8.1 is just a few months away from us, and some features are already leaked, I would like to ask you guys, what other changes are going to be revealed?

    Whats already revealed (very unlikely to change):
    Quick Settings curtain with notifications on longer swipe
    Cortana (will it be closer to Now or Siri? or a combination?)
    Separate volume controls
    Windows 8.1-like Bing Smart Search
    XBOX Music & XBOX Video as separate apps
    Revamped People hub (how its gonna be?)
    Installation of apps on microSD
    Swipe left to clear live tile
    Ghost notifications (no toast)
    On-screen buttons for some phones?

    I expect a realistic prediction. So, no 'It will be Windows RT' because we already know that its coming with Threshold update.

    From my point of view:
    Windows 8.1-like search button behavior
    Windows 8.1-like start button behavior (press start to open the start screen, and press it again to go back to the app you were using)
    Windows 8.1-like apps drawer (separated by category or frequency)
    Moto X / XBOX One-like voice recognition activation (okay, this is optimistic, but the XBOX One has it, why not on WP?)
    The thing that I saw in an online banner ad in Hawaii

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    Dave Bhullar likes this.
    12-23-2013 07:11 PM
  8. mriveaa's Avatar
    Individual tile coloring
    jmshub and snowmutt like this.
    12-23-2013 09:24 PM
  9. 5150 Joker's Avatar
    A file manager would be nice.

    Sent from my RM-937_apac_hong_kong_222 using Tapatalk
    12-24-2013 01:18 AM
  10. birgs's Avatar
    Keep us busy like curtain notifications swiping.
    File manger,,, download videos that can save directly to sd card..
    12-24-2013 01:58 AM
  11. John20212's Avatar
    Full Phone backup [i.e. create a phone image that can be loaded back in case of hard reset or device replacement due to defect or damage]; MS will probably screw this up somehow and it will be only half as effective, but it would be great to have an easy backup and restore and WITHOUT the use of the damn cloud, I have plenty of local storage, thanks MS.
    File Explorer
    Native support for more file types [hopefully inc. flac]
    Ek-Balam likes this.
    12-24-2013 02:14 AM
  12. Cryio's Avatar
    Individual tile coloring
    No need. There are apps for this.
    12-24-2013 06:21 PM
  13. Rem97's Avatar
    Refreshed animations!
    12-24-2013 06:43 PM
  14. colinkiama's Avatar
    More features in general
    12-24-2013 06:46 PM
  15. tungha's Avatar
    Swipe left to clear live tile
    curious, what's it?
    12-24-2013 09:54 PM
  16. darth_furious's Avatar
    Since Windows Phone 8.1 is just a few months away from us, and some features are already leaked, I would like to ask you guys, what other changes are going to be revealed?
    From my point of view:
    Windows 8.1-like start button behavior (press start to open the start screen, and press it again to go back to the app you were using)
    this sounds really nice after using my surface but when I thought about it, doesn't the back button do that already? i'm using an app, hit start, then back button to return to the app. my surface lacks a back button so it works for that device.


    I emailed elop about expanding nfc support on the lumias and working with MS. I'd like an NFC ring that would unlock my phone when I pick it up automatically but the nfc implementation isn't there yet (notification everytime you have nfc work). Elop responded saying he forwarded my request to the appropriate dept.

    I think smartwatch support may be added with more functionality. I read that a lot of the functions that would work on a smartwatch are locked down on the os
    12-25-2013 01:29 AM
  17. crystal_planet's Avatar
    It doesn't really matter. MS could address every single deficiency on the o/s except one, and you know some folks will cry like little girls about how "Microsoft has given up".
    snowmutt likes this.
    12-25-2013 08:52 AM
  18. snowmutt's Avatar
    It doesn't really matter. MS could address every single deficiency on the o/s except one, and you know some folks will cry like little girls about how "Microsoft has given up".
    Yeah, but sales will continue to improve and these people are lost in a round room anyways.
    12-25-2013 10:09 AM
  19. snowmutt's Avatar
    Improved XBOX music playlist and easier controls- first and most important. This shortcoming has kept me on WP7 for this long. Don't let me down, MS...

    Better tile controls including changing colors of each one native to the OS. Sure, apps can do it, from what I hear. Why would I want to waste memory downloading something to make an option happen that is a simple fix in the code?? Also like the idea of a few different tile sizes, especially with big screened devices with 5" screens and larger.

    Love the idea of more native Skydrive intergration. Amazing tool only scratching the surface of what it can mean to this ecosystem.

    I am excited for 8.1. Really, truly excited.
    12-25-2013 10:14 AM
  20. JCtheGreat's Avatar
    Real-time live tile update would be nice.
    12-25-2013 10:19 AM
  21. chenhogi's Avatar
    Notification centre
    Quick settings
    Separate ringtone and media volume
    Battery percentage display
    Week view in calendar
    Vibrate and ring rather than vibrate then ring
    Sending full resolution pictures via email
    Favourite numbers
    Full phone backup
    Attaching documents in email
    greedypnguin and 01111994 like this.
    12-25-2013 10:41 AM
  22. Akash Patel's Avatar
    All the features you listed and file manager.
    hope they will make XBox music available in every region.
    as I am from India and it is not available in India :(
    12-25-2013 11:05 AM
  23. a5cent's Avatar
    This thread has mutated from a 'what do you think is realistically comming' to the millionth 'what do you want' thread.
    rmeigs likes this.
    12-25-2013 12:00 PM
  24. greedypnguin's Avatar
    Realistic Prediction? A brilliant update, brought down to a crappy one because of carriers. That is if I even get the update which probably wont happen within a year of release because that seems to be the theme so far.
    12-25-2013 12:21 PM
  25. docsp2's Avatar
    Not so much as everybody wants as Windows Phone stands for "less is more"
    12-25-2013 12:46 PM
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