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  1. neo158's Avatar
    I am not a fanboy of nokia or windows phone , this is very much true in my country , they are just scamming people here by launching many devices at high price where as other makes like moto g for example launched it for 13999 Indian INR where as same phone by Samsung grand 2 is at 24999 INR , I own an iPad , S3 and Lumia 920 , so I equally enjoy all platform (bb isn't widely used these days )
    But that isn't representative of the rest of the world, it's all about supply and demand and if people are prepared to pay those prices then they will continue to price them that high but it doesn't mean they are scamming people.

    We aren't on here to slate the choice of phone or the manufacturer, this isn't Nokia Central, HTC Central, Samsung Central or Huawai Central it's Windows Phone Central so we all need to hold off on acting like fanboys and focus on what this site is about.

    Just out of interest what does the Samsung ATIV S and Nokia 1520 retail for in India?

    This is taking the thread off topic though.
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    02-17-2014 11:52 AM
  2. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    Lumia 1520 32 GB version with wireless charging built in , no contract :- 45999 INR (744 USD), Samsung ativ series is not available in India , they launched Omnia and didn't supported windows phone in India , nokia is the only maker for wp here ;) more to join in 2014 (micromax an Indian brand tweeted and confirmed they are planning for a wp8.1 device) heheh I wont let this topic go off topic . what's your fav. windows phone 8.1 feature ?
    02-17-2014 12:01 PM
  3. se7en20's Avatar
    Cusomisation of Bing is must... There is one button of three which is almost useless for all outside US and accidental touch can only cause delay...
    Agree!

    I've tapped that button a very few times since I bought my phone... and that's all accidental.
    02-17-2014 12:10 PM
  4. neo158's Avatar
    Lumia 1520 32 GB version with wireless charging built in , no contract :- 45999 INR (744 USD), Samsung ativ series is not available in India , they launched Omnia and didn't supported windows phone in India , nokia is the only maker for wp here ;) more to join in 2014 (micromax an Indian brand tweeted and confirmed they are planning for a wp8.1 device) heheh I wont let this topic go off topic . what's your fav. windows phone 8.1 feature ?
    I don't think I have one particular favourite feature, I think it's a massive update that has something for everyone. I am curious to see how the Social app integration will work though ;-)
    02-17-2014 12:13 PM
  5. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    I don't think I have one particular favourite feature, I think it's a massive update that has something for everyone. I am curious to see how the Social app integration will work though ;-)
    what I think it there will be an official app by Facebook like they did in windows 8.1 which will get regular updates , with many new features like tagging people in comments , etc. and that might be merged with -in people hub just like we have Skype merged in people hub as of now .gosh I need the update , skip march , I want to jump to April from Feb. lol please :D , these teasers make me excited :)
    02-17-2014 12:25 PM
  6. ravi72munde's Avatar
    So music and video will have standalone apps. But these apps are not available in India.
    02-17-2014 02:49 PM
  7. paras chugh's Avatar
    kids corner without password requirement is one feture that u guys missed and i think the windows button notification blink will come after a nokia firmware update for lumias
    Kwanton81 likes this.
    02-17-2014 03:04 PM
  8. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    kids corner without password requirement is one feture that u guys missed and i think the windows button notification blink will come after a nokia firmware update for lumias
    Yup, will add that
    02-17-2014 04:02 PM
  9. ThePKReddy's Avatar
    Is it April yet??
    02-17-2014 04:03 PM
  10. Jaskys's Avatar
    Is it April yet??
    Yes, WP8.1 is coming out in 1 hour or so
    02-17-2014 04:11 PM
  11. meddyrainzo's Avatar
    /*Le rant. Now I really wish this much didn't leak. Build would have been amazing and this would have been one of the biggest mobile OS update I've ever witnessed. I mean, look at the list of things that got leaked man! At first it was fun reading them and yes it did rekindle my interest for wp(was never gonna switch regardless but this did make me really happy) but seriously, I wish not everything got leaked(I know Cortana and the action/notification center didn't get leaked but they can't be that great to top the list of things leaked). Fin*/

    Anyways, I just hope devices with 8.1 come sooner than July. I have been hanging on to my Titan waiting for this update
    02-17-2014 04:41 PM
  12. DennisvdG's Avatar
    So is it not possible to add a flashlight toggle to the quicksettings??
    02-17-2014 04:44 PM
  13. Killer BIGxyz's Avatar
    So is it not possible to add a flashlight toggle to the quicksettings??
    yea I want to know that too, putting a camera there seems useless to these generation phones as they all have the dedicated camera button. Maybe new phones won't have it
    02-17-2014 05:12 PM
  14. DennisvdG's Avatar
    yea I want to know that too, putting a camera there seems useless to these generation phones as they all have the dedicated camera button. Maybe new phones won't have it
    I'm sure Nokia will always keep the camera button, scumsung and htc etc. Don't have one though
    02-17-2014 05:17 PM
  15. AnilJassi123's Avatar
    Loving the new features but i cant help but think they're missing a crucial one (for myself at least)....keyboard shortcuts. Do you know how much of a pain it is to keep typing out your email and its not even possible to add it to the dictionary.
    02-17-2014 05:53 PM
  16. frenzyvanrafi's Avatar
    I hope MS allowing phone manufacturers ditching some MS services such Nokia MixRadio to replacing XBOX Music on most Nokia Lumia smartphone, because not all countries gets this services like Indonesia
    02-17-2014 07:12 PM
  17. Nik Rolls's Avatar
    Can we correct or at least discuss a correction to the 'new YouTube player' feature? Going by the screenshots this is incorrect, as it's rather a new HTML5 Video player UI that came with IE11. The fact that the screenshot shows the YouTube mobile website doesn't make it a 'YouTube player' and I worry that people are going to be expecting an actual app.
    02-17-2014 07:25 PM
  18. milanpatel2004's Avatar
    Im still confused about the Quick settings... Will it still take us to toggle screen or we can on/off from home screen only ?
    02-17-2014 07:41 PM
  19. Future Fossil's Avatar
    Hello,
    I have a Nokia 928. The New Features list for 8.1 mentions performing a screen shot by simultaneously holding down the volume key and power button. This is already how you do a soft reset on the 928 if the device freezes. Am I seeing a conflict or did I read something wrong. If that's how you will do a screen shot in the future, how will you do a soft reset
    02-17-2014 09:01 PM
  20. Idiosyncrasy's Avatar
    Screenshots will be done using the Up Volume Key (not the Down Volume Key) and the Power Button.

    Soft reset will still be the Volume Down and Power Button combination as it is now
    02-17-2014 09:21 PM
  21. Gautam Kabiraj's Avatar
    I hope so!
    Chances lies in the ability to store app data in the SD card itself...
    02-18-2014 12:15 AM
  22. percistratus's Avatar
    With this ability to change the default SMS app, what other options are there for handling Smses? Can other apps from the Store handle smses?
    02-18-2014 03:00 AM
  23. biodeena's Avatar
    Changelog (Last Updated: 17 Feb, 2014)


    OS changes & New features:
    • The pull down notification center called Action Center
    • There will be Five Slots found in Quick Settings of Action Center and following apps can be set for quick access: Camera, Wifi, Bluetooth, Airplane Mode, Rotation Lock, Internet Sharing, Brightness, Do Not Disturb, VPN, Location and Mirroring
    • Cortana, the voice-assistant. Tidbits revealed in many screenshots
    • Customizable start screen Background
    • Live Lock-screen
    • Dual-Sim support
    • Social notifications will now show up in action center by swiping from the top of the screen
    • A native Downloads folder
    • Change default SMS app. You can also change which SMS app will show notifications.
    • Back button doesnt terminate the app but suspend it just like WinRT
    • GridView and ListView
    • VPN support confirmed
    • Speed dial confirmed
    • Email notification icon has been added to the top taskbar (when mail arrives)
    • Always download full images in mail
    • Accidental search prevention
    • Separate volume controls for Media+Apps and Ringers+ Notification
    • QHD support
    • Navigation bar with settings to hide or match accent color
    • Facebook app is in-built into Windows Phone 8.1, but other social network user need to install apps
    • Upload status for photos shown
    • Calendar has not only added weekly view but also yearly view
    • Change the size and amount of tiles on your start screen. 3 mid-size tiles in a row for all.
    • Me Tile not excluded from People Hub
    • Swype keyboard input confirmed
    • Document sharing now is not limited and all the apps which have sharing contract will share it. So, NFC, WiFi direct all come into picture.
    • Slide down to close app
    • Pivots, now called Hub, have smaller title. More screen space!
    • File Manager coming. Not activated in the SDK, but mentioned all around.
    • Progress ring from WinRT
    • New YouTube player
    • New USB settings
    • Only one new accent color
    • Windows Phone 8 is known as WinPRT
    • Lock-screen has smaller letters
    • IETileManager come to Windows Phone 8.1
    • Speak button for SkyDrive upload (Cortana)
    • Contact filter settings
    • New thread settings and speak option (Cortana)
    • Along with normal updates, there are now important updates.
    • Encrypted and signed e-mail support
    • Enterprise enrolled phones can have their passwords changed and remotely locked
    • Type as I swipe through letters. This means we will be seeing Swype-like functionality.
    • Geofence monitoring support. Geofence is a boundary around a place of interest to you. Location services can monitor geofences to tell your apps when youre entering and leaving them.
    • Office Lens support
    • The phone will have to update to the latest version before you can restore it to factory settings
    • Option to update store apps automatically
    • Option to update store apps when only on Wi-Fi
    • Video Calling Support? I dont know if we will be given choices of which VOIP provider to use. Maybe Skype video calling will be built-in?
    • Password protected Office document support
    • In-call speech commands. Youll be able to say Call XXXXXX.
    • Double-Tap to unlock your phone (Feature from Lumia devices on Amber Update and newer)
    • Lock Notification ( I was thinking of Glance for some reason. This could also mean notifications of apps on the lock screen. We dont know where these strings are being used in the UI, so this one is a speculation)
    • Quiet Hours to live for some time without notifications
    • Double Tap to Power Off
    • Notification if charger isnt of adequate power
    • Screenshot button combination is now Power + Volume Up (Since the newer phones will have the start button on screen)
    • Voice Narrator for Accessibility
    • The Search button will be the new way to open Speech instead of the Start button
    • New Email sync options with accordance to usage patterns (i.e. If you get a lot of mail on particular days and if you dont check mail every day).
    • Wallet supports tickets and membership cards
    • Backups now include application data
    • Screen Reader functionality (Maybe Text-To-Speech for apps?)
    • Screen Recording functionality
    • Inner Circle of contacts. Up to 40 contacts can be in the inner circle.
    • You can favorite photos by tapping a heart icon
    • Virtual SmartCard support
    • Windows Phone 8.1 comes equipped with Earthquake warning system.


    Browser:
    • Browser upload
    • Browser password manager
    • WebGL support
    • Better HTML5 support


    Storage & MicroSD card:
    • Apps installation on SD Card and installed apps on phone can be moved to SD card
    • Apps installed on SD card leave (get removed) when you remove the SD card
    • Installed apps from phone can be moved to MicroSD card and vice-versa is also true. Also, on resetting the phone MicroSD card data will also get erased.
    • Chkdsk for SD Cards essentially
    • Apps on SD Cards are only allowed from ONE originating phone. If it detects that apps from another phone are installed on the SD Card, then it will ask to delete those first


    Settings changes:
    • Settings for Language, Region, Find my phone have many changes
    • Ease of access has a separate browser settings view now. Can allow zooming on all web content. Speech can be used to access the Phone.
    • NFC can now save Apps that you trust
    • Auto-download MMS
    • Location request indicator
    • Default voice navigation app can be changed in Maps (Cortana)


    New Apps & Apps related changes:
    • App Suggestions by location
    • Apps suggestions based on your Facebook profile
    • Manual App Update checks
    • App Syncing
    • Operators can also install certain applications once a SIM card is detected
    • Wifi sense. Sharing secure WI-Fi Networks with contacts if they have Wi-Fi Sense. They dont get to see the shared password though
    • Camera app has 3 new mode: camera, burst and video and customizable viewfinder. One can choose which buttons to see in the UI
    • Battery sense (see what apps are taking the charge)
    • Data sense, Operators can now control data sense limits remotely
    • Storage sense
    • New podcast app
    • Music & Video apps are exactly like Xbox music and video apps
    • WP8.1 apps not compatible with WP8 devices without running WP8.1 update. WP8.1 devices can run WP8 apps though


    Source: NPU
    02-18-2014 07:17 AM
  24. Iki Taba's Avatar
    Again what's "GridView and ListView". Is it for the app draw, any ideas?
    02-18-2014 07:42 AM
  25. ThePKReddy's Avatar
    Yeah. I would like to see a grid view option for apps list myself.

    Also, i don't think WP will have swype. It'll probably be an MS keyboard with swype like functionality

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    02-18-2014 07:58 AM
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