03-01-2014 08:07 PM
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  1. xconomicron's Avatar
    Until I find out whether they keep the name Cortana for the personal assistant and whether Jen Taylor is the voice, I'm still excited for BUILD. Dan, I know you're not into Cortana so it probably has no meaning to you, but until that leaks, I haven't lost any "wow" potential.
    agreed.
    02-15-2014 01:58 PM
  2. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    Yeah, I'm in the same boat. I'd rather see MS take the stage and wow us instead of just cover what has been reported. It's a shame about all the leaks. I mean, I'm all up for teasing, but seeing 90% of the OS before its announce is kind of weak. The modern age of tech reporting.
    Well, things like Cortana, Action Center and this background image feature (which is not yet fully detailed) will hopefully do that. There are a lot of customer-facing features not in the SDK. But really, the majority of it is there, just perhaps not the 'wow' stuff.
    This just broke my heart! :(

    We've seen 90% of new changes already? So the 'wow' bit may only be 10%?
    02-15-2014 02:21 PM
  3. wiggum15's Avatar
    Im glad all this got leaked already...who knows...i was really close from switching to a Moto X...anything was possible.
    02-15-2014 02:30 PM
  4. smoledman's Avatar
    I can already see the diehards claiming we don't need a background, VPN, notification center, Cortana, etc... I guess they're happy belonging to the 4%.
    02-15-2014 03:48 PM
  5. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    This just broke my heart! :(

    We've seen 90% of new changes already? So the 'wow' bit may only be 10%?
    Eh, 90% was pulling out of my rear. Hard to quantify, obviously. But a lot has been revealed. But there are still cool things to come...which will probably also get leaked.
    02-15-2014 04:04 PM
  6. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    Im glad all this got leaked already...who knows...i was really close from switching to a Moto X...anything was possible.
    Really? I have a Moto X. Cute phone, but night/day between it and say a Lumia 925 or Icon. I'd rather grab my iPhone 5S, TBH. It just has some weird things, like ****ty buttons. The camera is crap, so is call quality. Audio speaker is good and the Google stuff, if you're into that, is nice.
    02-15-2014 04:06 PM
  7. Dadstar0410's Avatar
    Cute phone
    This is all that matters to the average consumer these days. This and apps. That's why the iPhones sell so well. Therein lies the problem for Windows Phone. Hopefully it will one day be the trendy and popular choice amongst teens and soccer moms.
    02-15-2014 04:12 PM
  8. GuilhermeManso's Avatar
    Eh, 90% was pulling out of my rear. Hard to quantify, obviously. But a lot has been revealed. But there are still cool things to come...which will probably also get leaked.
    I just need three more confirmations:
    - Quick Responses;
    - Saved Games Backup;
    - More Quick Notifications (more than just 5 in the lockscreen);
    And my wish list for WP8.1 will become complete. :)

    But I still hope to see something trully new in BUILD, something that anyone was hoping for. Can I dream with that Dan??
    02-15-2014 04:24 PM
  9. wiggum15's Avatar
    Oh, The Moto X thing will not happen, not after all the great information we have about 8.1 features !

    ...i will add one thing to the list from GuilhermeManso:
    - Gapless Playback ?
    02-15-2014 04:26 PM
  10. Dadstar0410's Avatar
    Oh, The Moto X thing will not happen, not after all the great information we have about 8.1 features !

    ...i will add one thing to the list from GuilhermeManso:
    - Gapless Playback ?
    Xbox Music for me has had gapless playback since GDR2 . . .
    02-15-2014 04:42 PM
  11. meddyrainzo's Avatar
    I just need three more confirmations:
    - Quick Responses;
    - Saved Games Backup;
    - More Quick Notifications (more than just 5 in the lockscreen);
    And my wish list for WP8.1 will become complete. :)

    But I still hope to see something trully new in BUILD, something that anyone was hoping for. Can I dream with that Dan??
    My wish: ability to instantly switch between most used apps. Similar to Cover app on Andriod but I know that's asking for too much
    Start at 3:34
    02-15-2014 05:13 PM
  12. onysi's Avatar
    these guys know many things we don't. they should go rogue and spill the beans for this years plans of microsoft. Do it, Rubino.
    02-15-2014 11:27 PM
  13. taymur's Avatar
    Ben Stellar: Do it, do it...
    02-16-2014 12:55 AM
  14. wiggum15's Avatar
    Xbox Music for me has had gapless playback since GDR2 . . .
    Really, but thats the app you need a subscription for isnt it ?
    But then again, does the gapless playback only work for streaming (because the webplayer also has it) or for your local music too ?
    02-16-2014 03:26 AM
  15. Gautam Kabiraj's Avatar
    Btw, he says there is still more features, like a lot more. How can all of this fit in an update lol. I think my phone will explode after the update.
    It's going to be a big update, unlike the previous ones. You do realize it's an OS upgrade not firmware or general distributions (I wonder how big this update will be! )
    But yet, I've to say WP8.1 looks more like WP9 expected. While we didn't see much changes in W8.1 from W8 update.
    02-16-2014 05:00 AM
  16. PureView's Avatar
    You wouldn't say this if you've read all the media coverage after the launch event of WP7, WP7.5 and WP8.
    Even with all the leaks, we don't know ANYTHING about WP8.1. All we have are a few pieces of a very big puzzle. There is ZERO information about how all this will come together. And most importantly, how are the new apps going to be for WP8.1.
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    02-16-2014 10:08 AM
  17. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    - Saved Games Backup;
    I don't wanna get into answer specific questions, but yes, along with app data backup is game data backup. The larger story: any dev can use these tools to put this feature in their app or game.
    02-16-2014 10:55 AM
  18. Dadstar0410's Avatar
    Really, but thats the app you need a subscription for isnt it ?
    But then again, does the gapless playback only work for streaming (because the webplayer also has it) or for your local music too ?
    The built-in music + videos hub has given me gapless playback for all my music. Unless I'm not understanding what "gapless" playback is.
    02-16-2014 11:39 AM
  19. wiggum15's Avatar
    The built-in music + videos hub has given me gapless playback for all my music. Unless I'm not understanding what "gapless" playback is.
    oh,ok.
    Then you most likely dont know what gapless playback is. Its no gap between two song, its a smooth transision like in wmp.
    02-16-2014 02:50 PM
  20. Localhorst86's Avatar
    oh,ok.
    Then you most likely dont know what gapless playback is. Its no gap between two song, its a smooth transision like in wmp.
    are you talking about gapeless playback or crossfading?
    Sent from my Lumia 920 using Tapatalk Beta
    02-16-2014 04:39 PM
  21. Dadstar0410's Avatar
    oh,ok.
    Then you most likely dont know what gapless playback is. Its no gap between two song, its a smooth transision like in wmp.
    Oh. That would be nice. Sorry for the misunderstanding!
    02-16-2014 07:57 PM
  22. wiggum15's Avatar
    are you talking about gapeless playback or crossfading?
    Sent from my Lumia 920 using Tapatalk Beta
    Actually i dont know, all i want is a smooth transition between songs like in wmp, Xbox music webplayer or every other audio player out there !
    Not that Song -> 1 sec of silence -> Next song stuff.
    abel920 likes this.
    02-17-2014 03:40 AM
  23. GuilhermeManso's Avatar
    I don't wanna get into answer specific questions, but yes, along with app data backup is game data backup. The larger story: any dev can use these tools to put this feature in their app or game.
    Great Daniel!!! Thanks!!
    Now I can say that my wish list is complete. :)
    Dadstar0410 likes this.
    02-17-2014 08:08 AM
  24. meddyrainzo's Avatar
    I think this would work well with the white background if true...
    https://twitter.com/tomwarren/status/436593946030903296/photo/1

    EDIT: Just eager to see how this would work out in the end
    02-20-2014 02:50 PM
  25. Bruno Arphenia1's Avatar
    Im very sad, its ugly with app that do not change accent color it will turn an ugly riot :( Why not backgroud animated to your father windows 8.1? Why?
    Moiz Mian likes this.
    02-20-2014 02:53 PM
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