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  1. Zeem Frostmaw's Avatar
    Just read that week view is now in 8.1's calendar app. That's definitely a massive thumbs up. :)
    02-12-2014 08:22 AM
  2. Sunil Pathak's Avatar
    Grid menu would be nice addition. This current list view is dull and kills the initial feel of live tiles.

    and apart from plain background ( light,dark) an option to put your own image would be great.

    and most importantly its my phone i should have liberty to decide where i want to save/install my apps and game ( read phone mem or sd card)
    abel920 and wbeckle like this.
    02-12-2014 08:56 AM
  3. Suden's Avatar
    would nokia lumia 620 will upgrade to windows phone 8.1 .
    02-12-2014 09:09 AM
  4. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    would nokia lumia 620 will upgrade to windows phone 8.1 .
    YES :D all windows phone 8 devices will get windows phone 8.1 update
    abel920 likes this.
    02-12-2014 09:21 AM
  5. b0blight's Avatar
    Initial thought = blown out of my mind.

    Before the leaks came, I was expecting something awesome from the windows phone division. Judging from the amount of secrecy, I was expecting something awesome. But little did I know that what it actually turned out blew my mind to infinity and beyond. I mean, this really shows that they ARE really listening to the people's request and taking the time to craft it and to implement it. Can't wait for April 2nd, as I expect my mind to be blown over again.
    trandz likes this.
    02-12-2014 09:32 AM
  6. MillerWDJr's Avatar
    So, I definitely think they did a great job of refining the OS, but I'm concerned that they've overlooked some key problems and instead decided they were going to focus on things that just add more new, shiny paint to flaws. After about a month with my Lumia, I came up with a list of missing features or OS omissions and wrote an extensive letter on Microsoft Answers (Open letter to Microsoft regarding Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 - Microsoft Community) hoping that some of the problems would be addressed. A year and a half later, little to none have been addressed. My list still includes things like:
    1. No "cut" or "select all" function
    2. No "undo" or "redo" functions
    3. Glitchy text selection
    4. No "forward" function for browsing
    5. Back, forward, reload, and stop charms should be dedicated browser functions
    6. Back button in WP8 should always perform the same function, inconsistent, cumbersome use when trying to leave certain places like IE or Angry Birds
    7. No audio output selection when connected to Bluetooth
    8. E-mail syncing issue, won't sync without PUSH or by pressing "Sync" button
    9. E-mail doesn't allow for changing reply-from address
    10. E-mail doesn't auto-select appropriate "reply-from" e-mail when available
    11. Message thread reopens when selecting notification banner, duplicate message windows can be opened
    12. No "top of page" button
    13. Status bar isn't reserved consistently, shouldn't hide
    14. No compass, stopwatch, timer, or sound recorder
    15. Can't hold caps button when typing
    16. No complete suite to sync music and pictures from computer to phone, vice versa
    17. Music information doesn't transfer/render properly from computer to phone
    18. No global search
    19. No picture password unlock
    20. Drafts folder doesn't sync
    21. Mail search restricted to only looking in folders
    22. Audio output in MyFord Touch through USB doesn't occur
    23. Scrolling is too slow, inertial scrolling should be faster
    24. Skype nor Outlook/Windows Live messaging not integrated into messaging hub. Should be Microsoft's reply to iMessage.

    Granted, some of these are small fixes, and some may certainly be fixed after BUILD, but the media management on WP8 is rather terrible. iPhone has this wonderful infrastructure in iTunes, while WP has a hacked-together desktop app that half the time adds songs I don't want, not to mention for whatever reason almost always failing to render album art (despite my ensuring that the album artwork is embedded in the MP3s), resulting in a drab gray lock screen every time I'm listening to music.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm excited, but before you paint a car, you need to get rid of the imperfections in the body, and I feel like Microsoft is still leaving a lot of dings and dents unadressed.
    vw1610 and wbeckle like this.
    02-12-2014 10:27 AM
  7. Christopher Senn's Avatar
    how is WP8.1 closing the gap and building a stronger eco system with the one on your computer?
    02-12-2014 10:36 AM
  8. neo158's Avatar
    Remove from OS like a rollback...
    that's a unique feature of WP...
    I'm more inclined to believe that Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn/Sina Weibo integration has just changed to how Skype integration works, a separate app that can hook into the OS i.e. Skype calls through the calling UI.
    02-12-2014 10:49 AM
  9. DennisvdG's Avatar
    Not anymore, the other is changed to temporary files in update 3 which can be rapidly removed by following the above procedure.
    didn't do anything for me
    02-12-2014 11:25 AM
  10. Nibin Yohannan's Avatar
    Yahooo !! At last Microsoft has given some importance to the views of the critics & the users.....i assure u guys, windows 8.1 will b an epic upgrade to the windows platform.
    Last edited by Nibin Yohannan; 02-12-2014 at 02:15 PM.
    02-12-2014 11:39 AM
  11. rhamblet's Avatar
    I really wanted color backgrounds :(

    fingers crossed
    02-12-2014 07:28 PM
  12. Boris Lozac's Avatar
    Any word on some new accent colors? :/ 95% of these are dreadfull..
    02-12-2014 07:30 PM
  13. abel920's Avatar
    no, just no, seriously go to android if you want to change the menus every day
    Adding more customizations to WP does not make it Android, geez. So you can customize your Windows 8 device, does that mean it is exactly like Android? If anything, Windows is more and should be more customizable than Android and iOS.
    02-12-2014 08:04 PM
  14. abel920's Avatar
    Any word on some new accent colors? :/ 95% of these are dreadfull..
    I agree. 90% of the accent colours are way too saturated and has way too much contrast. It's literally painful in the eyes sometimes. I think there shouldn't be any accent themes, so each tiles can get their own designs and colours. And I want the tiles to have gradient too.
    02-12-2014 08:05 PM
  15. abel920's Avatar
    I really wanted color backgrounds :(

    fingers crossed
    Me too :(
    02-12-2014 08:06 PM
  16. vw1610's Avatar
    8.1 might finally be good enough to get me off this iphone once and for all. I have a nokia620,surface rt,PC and would love to switch to a 1520 or maybe even the next gen 8.1 devices.


    Sent from my iPhone using WPCentral Forums
    02-12-2014 08:10 PM
  17. Chregu's Avatar
    I agree. 90% of the accent colours are way too saturated and has way too much contrast. It's literally painful in the eyes sometimes. I think there shouldn't be any accent themes, so each tiles can get their own designs and colours. And I want the tiles to have gradient too.
    I felt the same about oversaturation when I owned an AMOLED phone. Now with the LCD screen of my 8X some of the colors feel washed out. I think it's not only the color selection but also how they are displayed. What of course means that I agree, there should be more selections available.

    For a general judgement, I'll wait and see. I don't care too much about leaks and rumors, let's see how the OS performs on a phone.
    02-13-2014 06:20 AM
  18. Macco26's Avatar
    15. Can't hold caps button when typing
    What the heck are you saying? ;) Did you ever try holding SHIFT button pressed? There are so many shortcuts in the keyboard that I wouldn't be surprised that the majority of us don't know them (double space do punctuation, pressing . opens many punctuation, etc.)
    02-13-2014 09:12 AM
  19. MillerWDJr's Avatar
    What the heck are you saying? ;) Did you ever try holding SHIFT button pressed? There are so many shortcuts in the keyboard that I wouldn't be surprised that the majority of us don't know them (double space do punctuation, pressing . opens many punctuation, etc.)
    So, I get this a lot. I type a lot of acronyms, and I got very used to being able to hold down the SHIFT button (with the left thumb) and typing the letters I needed to with the right thumb when I had my iPhone. The behavior of the SHIFT key on WP8 should mimic that of any keyboard. For example, on a PC or Mac, when the SHIFT key is held down, all of the letters types while that key is held down are capitalized. But on WP8 (and Android), even if you hold the SHIFT key down, it will only capitalize the first letter you type. Yes, I realize that you can double-tap the SHIFT button to turn the CAPS LOCK on, but that's a different functionality.
    02-13-2014 11:33 AM
  20. radmanvr's Avatar
    The menu should be improved from list view to a very nice, well designed grid view.
    Are you serious? Put your apps on the main page if you want a grid

    Edit: I do not use my app list at all, all my apps are on the main page.
    Zeem Frostmaw and Manu Tyagi like this.
    02-13-2014 12:11 PM
  21. Manu Tyagi's Avatar
    So, I get this a lot. I type a lot of acronyms, and I got very used to being able to hold down the SHIFT button (with the left thumb) and typing the letters I needed to with the right thumb when I had my iPhone. The behavior of the SHIFT key on WP8 should mimic that of any keyboard. For example, on a PC or Mac, when the SHIFT key is held down, all of the letters types while that key is held down are capitalized. But on WP8 (and Android), even if you hold the SHIFT key down, it will only capitalize the first letter you type. Yes, I realize that you can double-tap the SHIFT button to turn the CAPS LOCK on, but that's a different functionality.
    so what's the difference I like to use my left thumb to type than to keep pressing shift key. the key just need to be pressed for 2 secs and voila caps is on..and just one more touch and its off..i do a lot of typing on my 820, and really love this simple WP8 keyboard easy and swift..but its just personal choice..
    02-14-2014 03:13 AM
  22. ohgood's Avatar
    none of the things I wanted happened, so its just a .1 bump yawner
    lippidp likes this.
    02-14-2014 04:37 AM
  23. rikipy's Avatar
    From recent leak, this is a feature the password reminder
    Last edited by rikipy; 02-14-2014 at 08:07 AM.
    02-14-2014 05:59 AM
  24. etad putta's Avatar
    YES :D all windows phone 8 devices will get windows phone 8.1 update
    Or maybe not. If the 822 and 810 don't get black, will they get 8.1? The trail of broken promises begins....http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...mia-black.html
    02-14-2014 06:47 AM
  25. MoggSquad's Avatar
    Picture password lock would thrill me!
    02-14-2014 10:21 PM
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