03-26-2014 08:17 PM
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  1. anon(8150199)'s Avatar
    C'mon, it's only a week away, keep calm and just hold our breath! lol
    03-25-2014 02:09 AM
  2. taymur's Avatar
    We've probably seen almost everything. Which is why leaks are rubbish and I wish people would be more selective with what they leak.

    The announcement is going to seem like a disappointment to many people now that we've know what's in it for the last month.
    I hope you realize that we are a group of nerdy people that follow tech news very closely, and that we barely represent 3 - 5% of the population, trust me the news will amaze the next 40%, and then they will have to carry on the wave of amazingness to others. lol
    arifdanials and vikrant6 like this.
    03-25-2014 02:35 AM
  3. bayanii's Avatar
    While leaks are usually a bad thing, I think it worked to Microsoft's benefit with WP8.1. It has kept WP in the spotlight over the last month or so during a time where the platform would usually be entirely overlooked from post MWC news. I thought this article summed it up pretty good:

    Leaks are a good thing for Microsoft and Windows Phone 8.1 | PhoneDog

    I think it's safe to say there will be more in the official 8.1 update than what has leaked so far. Like the WPcentral team said in the last podcast, it's going to be the little changes that add up to the overall experience, more so than any one key feature.

    Besides, we may know about Cortana, Action center, etc. but we don't really have a good idea how they actually work on our phones. This is what I'm most excited to see at BUILD. Knowing about Cortana and seeing a 2 minute video is one thing, but to see it demoed live on an existing WP should still be cool.
    Yup.
    03-25-2014 02:56 AM
  4. Chregu's Avatar
    I'm sure that all the leaks are from MS, and MS wants some surprises to be shown on build
    That's what people always say before something is officially presented, and it never ever happens.
    03-25-2014 04:15 AM
  5. Mohak Adav's Avatar
    Now enough with leaks,
    Everyone is waiting for installing it on their devices
    03-25-2014 04:17 AM
  6. anon(8150199)'s Avatar
    Now enough with leaks,
    Everyone is waiting for installing it on their devices
    Someone may have pee-ed or pooed in their pants already XD
    03-25-2014 04:22 AM
  7. bsayegh's Avatar
    I HOPE there is more to it than what has been revealed. I haven't seen anything groundbreaking. Big jumps for the OS, but still behind the competition. I don't care if they are first to allowing you to record farts and set them as your ring tone, they just need to be first.
    03-25-2014 08:28 AM
  8. MrWhiteman's Avatar
    I HOPE there is more to it than what has been revealed. I haven't seen anything groundbreaking. Big jumps for the OS, but still behind the competition. I don't care if they are first to allowing you to record farts and set them as your ring tone, they just need to be first.
    They're not the first, I'm pretty sure all the others can do that already.
    03-26-2014 08:15 AM
  9. narv's Avatar
    I HOPE there is more to it than what has been revealed. I haven't seen anything groundbreaking. Big jumps for the OS, but still behind the competition. I don't care if they are first to allowing you to record farts and set them as your ring tone, they just need to be first.
    I keep seeing this "i don't see anything groundbreaking and we're still behind the competition".. I don't see it the same way I guess.. We are behind the competition now and we are taking a HUGE step forward. Leaps forward really. While people see it as "we are still missing this feature or that feature" are not seeing it as "it took apple HOW many years to get all its features, and it took WP8 (since it was rewritten from ground up so basically new OS, can't count WP7) only 2 years to get to the same point"

    I would love to see a solid piece by WPC of a full feature compare (after WP8.1 is announced and we have all the facts about WP8.1 from MS direct and not rumor mills and leaks) between WP8.1, iOS 7 and Android 4.4 Not counting rumors of upcoming iOS8 or whatever candy Google finds laying around in a drawer somewhere. Maybe this could be a mobile nations get together all around.. Compare BB10, WP8.1, iOS7 and Android 4.4 and list all the features one OS has that the others do or don't have.. and then do a comparison of, is this a feature for the sake of a feature, or is it a valid, real necessity feature. Then we can get a real grasp of how far behind we really are, or aren't.

    I did a search for "iOS 7 feature list" and got one that says 200+ new features in iOS 7: iOS 7: Complete List Of 200+ New Features
    The first 20 are "new look / feel / etc" so I wouldn't even count these as WP has it's own look and feel and these can't be compared.
    Then some are Mac specific, and iTunes radio, things that Nokia or MS provide already (Nokia Mix Radio? Xbox Music.. etc)
    The control center was added in iOS7.. and we are getting the same thing... only missing (or so we think right now) a slider for brightness controls.
    AirDrop is new? that's basically NFC... already have it.
    Updated Siri... have to wait on Cortana but we should have all that and more.
    TouchID... ehh.. not really a needed phone feature...

    I could go on.
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    03-26-2014 07:25 PM
  10. DennisvdG's Avatar
    I keep seeing this "i don't see anything groundbreaking and we're still behind the competition".. I don't see it the same way I guess.. We are behind the competition now and we are taking a HUGE step forward. Leaps forward really. While people see it as "we are still missing this feature or that feature" are not seeing it as "it took apple HOW many years to get all its features, and it took WP8 (since it was rewritten from ground up so basically new OS, can't count WP7) only 2 years to get to the same point"

    I would love to see a solid piece by WPC of a full feature compare (after WP8.1 is announced and we have all the facts about WP8.1 from MS direct and not rumor mills and leaks) between WP8.1, iOS 7 and Android 4.4 Not counting rumors of upcoming iOS8 or whatever candy Google finds laying around in a drawer somewhere. Maybe this could be a mobile nations get together all around.. Compare BB10, WP8.1, iOS7 and Android 4.4 and list all the features one OS has that the others do or don't have.. and then do a comparison of, is this a feature for the sake of a feature, or is it a valid, real necessity feature. Then we can get a real grasp of how far behind we really are, or aren't.

    I did a search for "iOS 7 feature list" and got one that says 200+ new features in iOS 7: iOS 7: Complete List Of 200+ New Features
    The first 20 are "new look / feel / etc" so I wouldn't even count these as WP has it's own look and feel and these can't be compared.
    Then some are Mac specific, and iTunes radio, things that Nokia or MS provide already (Nokia Mix Radio? Xbox Music.. etc)
    The control center was added in iOS7.. and we are getting the same thing... only missing (or so we think right now) a slider for brightness controls.
    AirDrop is new? that's basically NFC... already have it.
    Updated Siri... have to wait on Cortana but we should have all that and more.
    TouchID... ehh.. not really a needed phone feature...

    I could go on.
    I'd like to see a comparison video like that from mobile nation!
    03-26-2014 07:48 PM
  11. anon(8150199)'s Avatar
    AirDrop is new? that's basically NFC... already have it.
    Updated Siri... have to wait on Cortana but we should have all that and more.
    AirDrop doesn't work between an iDevice and a Mac (drove me up the wall)
    Siri couldn't find the weather in my town (doesn't it use Bing? Bing Weather on both Windows 8 and Windows Phone work here!)
    03-26-2014 07:54 PM
  12. GrandGerminator's Avatar
    Well, at least we were the first to get wifi sync between Zune and our WP7 device 3 years ago... And we lost it with WP8
    03-26-2014 08:17 PM
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