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  1. mozman68's Avatar
    Can someone tell me if battery % can be set on status bar in windows phone 8.1
    If it can, I can't find it...so I'm guessing "no."

    Store updates that were automatic on my 1520 include: Games, Calendar (weekly view is awesome...now my default calendar), HERE Drive+, Video, HERE Transit, Podcasts, HERE Maps, and Facebook.

    All my personal email accounts (i.e. Gmail) needed to be re-synched. Was nice that the notification center made me aware of that.
    04-14-2014 08:37 AM
  2. radmanvr'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.
    Find a color you like set as background image for live tiles. profit.
    04-14-2014 08:41 AM
  3. hysonmb's Avatar
    FINALLY, Data Sense on AT&T!
    I hope they don't strip it out of the actual update...
    04-14-2014 08:45 AM
  4. PipoDj's Avatar
    I love it!
    04-14-2014 08:45 AM
  5. Akash Patel's Avatar
    initially on my lumia 520 8.1 was bit laggy so i did a hard reset now it works perfectly.
    i like the new store look,notification centre.
    hope to see new lock screen theme soon.
    04-14-2014 08:45 AM
  6. radmanvr's Avatar
    too bad they're removing social networking integration from the hubs. :(
    At least we'd have something they dont. And it was useful, of course.
    Its still integrated and its separate at the same time
    04-14-2014 08:46 AM
  7. Live2Deliver's Avatar
    Go to Glance settings ppl, you will be asked to restart your phone for update reconfiguration
    So far the changes i noticed is the new lock screen font used in Glance

    Phones without glance, nothing to see here
    Suedezu likes this.
    04-14-2014 08:59 AM
  8. mozman68's Avatar
    XBox music will need to update your music...not sure what it is actually doing, but initially looked like I lost all of my music. Must be synching, checking album art...something.
    04-14-2014 09:01 AM
  9. The Skizzle's Avatar
    Initial thoughts:

    1. Update process took FOREVER! Over an hour on my HTC 8xt
    2. Facebook didn't work. Said I needed to purchase the app from the store, which obviously didn't work or uninstall and reinstall. Since I was planning to anyway, I did a complete reset of the phone.
    3. Before resetting, I did notice that many of my apps needed to be reinstalled.
    4. After a reset, the setup screen has a newer, nicer look. White background, different font, but overall similar setup experience (Note: HTC has their own part of the setup with instructions on how to secure your phone. This switches back to the old screen and font. I wonder if this will get fixed in a firmware update.)
    5. Tried out the swype feature when typing "outlook" for my email address, got "Olympic" in return Epic fail on HTC 8xt. Hoping this will get better with use or an HTC firmware update. Probably better on Nokia phones. Just my guess though.

    Update: Before the reset, when I went to change my background image, my only Online folder was Facebook. Onedrive is now showing after the reset.
    04-14-2014 09:02 AM
  10. mozman68's Avatar
    Not sure what was actually updated in Facebook....still have to tap on comments to see them in a post. Was hoping they would actually show them below the posy like in every other platform. Still can't see pics posted within comments....
    04-14-2014 09:08 AM
  11. Carlos M Duarte's Avatar
    Disappointed, to be honest.

    I couldn't care less about Cortana (and NOT being in the US and NOT using English as my primary language, even more so), so I'll just skip this part.
    Calendar looks nicer (good), live tile still doesn't do what it should: show upcoming appointments AND tasks (3 of each would be fine). It will only show ONE upcoming appointment TODAY. So, back to Simple Calendar...
    Email is the same (which is good), haven't tested attachments yet.
    No more extra languages on TTS. Yes, would very much like continental (i.e. non-Brazilian) Portuguese.

    So. much ado about nothing, IMO.
    04-14-2014 09:14 AM
  12. MazoMark's Avatar
    First impressions.

    A very solid update that fixes almost all previous hesitations I had to making WP my full time daily driver.
    New Swype style keyboard is fantastic. I've always preferred this type of entry and this one works great on my Icon.
    Cortana really looks promising on first test. I really relied on Google Now on Android and Cortana looks to be strong competitor for it.
    New calendar app looks great.
    So glad we finally have option of VPN. Something I use a lot for business and has been missing for too long.
    Notification center is fantastic! One of my most used features on Android and so glad to see this come to WP.

    This update really shows that WP is maturing. I am very impressed by what I see so far.
    04-14-2014 09:18 AM
  13. hysonmb's Avatar
    I do not like that they've untied the ability to post to multiple social networks at once from "post and update" on the Me tile.
    04-14-2014 09:24 AM
  14. mozman68's Avatar
    Yeah...I forgot to mention the word flow feature....I was on iOS since iPhone1 before switching to WP and my 1520 at the beginning of this year. Never understood why Android folks were always chiming in about lack of Swype on iOS. Now that I've tried it this morning...whoa...fast, accurate, easy...
    04-14-2014 09:25 AM
  15. yuvalnyk's Avatar
    Music app is really bad! Slow and not comfortable to use.
    Beside that and the panoramic photo on the gallery that Microsoft deleted from the os everything is great!
    04-14-2014 09:26 AM
  16. Destructobrat's Avatar
    Here's where we still haven't caught up to Android yet - emailing an attachment. The only available options are to send pictures and files on OneDrive. What if you needed to send files off your sdcard?? You can't.



    That's pretty lame.


    Sent from my Lumia 1520 using Tapatalk
    04-14-2014 09:27 AM
  17. Pavan_95's Avatar
    I'm not able to access the store... Is anyone facing this same problem??
    04-14-2014 09:29 AM
  18. alpha beta gaga's Avatar
    Windows Phone 8.1 review: A magnificent smartphone platform | Ars Technica

    At the start of this, I said that Windows Phone needed to do a few things: enable OEMs to go after the growth markets and growth price points in emerging markets, do more to appeal to high-end buyers, give developers a better platform, and get people talking.

    I think Windows Phone 8.1 delivers on all these fronts. With Cortana, it has a splashy, highly demonstrable featurethough one I hope will deliver genuine value too. With the new hardware support, we should see more phones at more price points in more markets than ever before. With Universal Apps, we have a platform that can (almost) seamlessly span the phone, the tablet, the PC, and before too long, the console/TV, too.

    The result feels a whole lot more mature and a whole lot more capable than its predecessor. The 0.1 version bump, chosen to align the phone platform with its desktop sibling, belies the true nature of this upgrade. It is substantial, and makes Windows Phone tremendously better.

    We might still wish that there were a few more apps, and that developers spoke of the platform in the same breath as iOS and Android, but even in spite of this, Windows Phone 8.1 is a polished, fun, clever, and personal smartphone platform that's just about everyone can enjoy. It's a magnificent smartphone platform.
    04-14-2014 09:31 AM
  19. captainnalgas's Avatar
    Pretty damn cool!

    Sent from my RM-820_nam_att_100 using Tapatalk
    04-14-2014 09:39 AM
  20. Reaper7's Avatar
    Hi
    question.

    can block the background applications and WP8?

    someone can tell me how?

    thank you!
    04-14-2014 09:44 AM
  21. akifreestyle7's Avatar
    Just to be sure i have done everything correctly could anyone help me out with their firmware and OS version no. please
    04-14-2014 09:45 AM
  22. bemiquel's Avatar
    I'm not sure the word flow keyboard is working in my 1020… I can't write more than one word, no matter what I do
    04-14-2014 09:47 AM
  23. k00ksta's Avatar
    I seriously have to applaud them on this update .. The Highlighting of Text alone does not "WORD JUMP!" as in you can highlight text any which way you want for copying. Swipe keyboard is badass, Notification center was seriously needed and works nicely. VPN works great. I actually like the new photo's hub that it shows "ALL" photo's instead of making me drill into the album for a screen shot I just took, ect. On my 1520 it seems snappier between applications not sure if its just me or if they changed the animation speed on the xaml page transitions. Only question I have is .. it is now showing all my "GAMES" in the app list is this how it is supposed to work now?

    And not to mention .. ALL MY FAVORITES FROM IE ARE NOW ON MY PHONE THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!
    04-14-2014 09:49 AM
  24. flyingsolid's Avatar
    I really like the swiping keyboard that it just might make me drop my Bold 9650. I'll say it, "This is the keyboard and ecosystem combination I was waiting for." The notification drawer is also a very needed and very welcome addition to the operating system which will greatly improve my efficiency. Hopefully apps use it often. The live tile backgrounds and third row is just what was missing to make the device feel right. Now I feel like it is my personalized phone. Having Data Sense and Wi-Fi sense is an added bonus although I have unlimited data. I am not too thrilled about VPN being limited to IKEv2 and many other of the system-wide restrictions on options and customization still in play (why can't I set a typed password still?) but Windows Phone has reach a level of usability and presentation that I am now comfortable with it over OS8.0 and the competition. This is in reference to the changes in calendar, etc. Lastly, Cortana is not as robust as I was hoping out of the gate which is a bummer but I am happy to see it improve over time.
    04-14-2014 09:58 AM
  25. rAj06's Avatar
    Sorry for going off topic... The Store has been down for last 30 minutes or so... both my 920 with 8.1 and 620 with 8 have same issue.. Even the Website shows the same! :(
    04-14-2014 10:00 AM
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