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  1. vikrant6's Avatar
    Now that BUILD is just days away, I am surprised leaks of WP8.1 have stopped coming.. Or we have seen all of it already?
    03-23-2014 09:34 AM
  2. three_thoughts'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.
    03-23-2014 09:40 AM
  3. smoheath'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.
    That may be true for some. But for me the leaks have made me super excited for the event. The real cortana reveal is going to be stellar. I love new product demos and I love WP!
    03-23-2014 09:48 AM
  4. vikrant6's Avatar
    I kinda agree with both :) But still I am hoping for few surprises.. N yeah can't wait for another week!!
    03-23-2014 10:32 AM
  5. FAHMI BASSEM's Avatar
    I'm sure that all the leaks are from MS, and MS wants some surprises to be shown on build
    Hoss98 likes this.
    03-23-2014 10:36 AM
  6. EchoOne30's Avatar
    Everything has been leaked, and what we will see on Apr 2 will be less than what we've seen. To top it off, dev "preview" won't roll out most likely till late summer.

    If that's not the case then I'll gladly eat my words, but that's the Microsoft way: Add just enough, but not too much, and take 75% longer than everyone else to get there.
    wapoz likes this.
    03-23-2014 10:50 AM
  7. Ezhik's Avatar
    Most of the leaks have come from the leaked developer preview, which mostly featured the under-the-hood changes and not the obvious changes like Action Center or Cortana. Then there obviously were leaks of those two. I imagine there might be more changes (for the love of god an updated Office!!), but the leakers just did not think they were interesting enough or they just aren't ready yet.
    03-23-2014 03:15 PM
  8. Jupast's Avatar
    I stopped reading them anyway.

    It was getting a bit like peeking at a Christmas Present before the big day.
    03-23-2014 08:35 PM
  9. eruptflail's Avatar
    I'd argue that all the "leaks" were buzz leaks planted by microsoft. I say this because the guy who showed off cortana could have been tracked down by microsoft so easily that he wouldn't have ever leaked again.
    Fiann likes this.
    03-23-2014 09:29 PM
  10. Jas00555's Avatar
    Well, it still hasn't leaked if Cortana will be the final name, so that's really the only surprise left for me.
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    03-23-2014 09:33 PM
  11. psgenious's Avatar
    You guys must have heard that the yet-to-be-unveiled Lumia 630 was caught by Sofica Camspeed to be running Windows Phone 8.1 with OS version of 8.10.12324.0 .

    Now, that is a lot of change because, the OS version in the Developer SDK was 8.10.12298.77 .

    So, you can expect much more than features that leaked at #Build2014.
    03-24-2014 08:17 AM
  12. amrut_m's Avatar
    If you all know who is Tom Warren he himself agreed that 8.1 has alot more to come from what we have seen.
    What we have seen are some of the most wanted features which have changed,we'l see under the hood changes too.
    Also,developer preview will be available.
    03-24-2014 08:29 AM
  13. Chris_Germany's Avatar
    Amrut is right! That's what they said! But even if we don't see more things coming, its still a huge update and I'm happy to get it.
    03-24-2014 08:44 AM
  14. hermantj's Avatar
    I am worried for MS if they DON'T release the Dev Preview at the Build (2nd of april).
    If they don't, I can see a lot of poeple getting tired about the waiting time and leaving WP.

    Which makes me think that MS will release the dev preview the 2nd of april.
    03-24-2014 08:54 AM
  15. Kage Maru'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.
    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.
    Last edited by Kage Maru; 03-24-2014 at 01:59 PM.
    03-24-2014 09:05 AM
  16. Kaushik Dash's Avatar
    I personally want to use the dev preview programme to get the latest update as soon as possible but I can't risk losing my warranty. You may argue that my warranty will not be void but I have contacted nokia care support and they confirmed that it "may" void my warranty. May. But still I can't risk it. Besides, we are just a small percentage of wp users who have the idea of dev preview programme. All of the wp users I know irl have no idea of the dev preview programme.

    Nokia devices being bought by Microsoft thereby making all the present nokia devices Microsoft branded (even though there's a nokia name up top) will also make it what nexus is like to Google, that puts us in a situation where we most likely receive the update when Microsoft makes it available for consumers.

    Also, the changes are big. Without getting the update you wont be able to use all the new features (such as using appx apps, as many developers will probably update their apps to new extension). That's why I hope Microsoft pushes this one update from their servers
    Last edited by Kaushik Dash; 03-24-2014 at 10:15 AM.
    03-24-2014 10:00 AM
  17. Hoss98's Avatar
    I'm glad because I'm not the only one who thinks that
    03-24-2014 10:04 AM
  18. Hoss98's Avatar
    Well, it still hasn't leaked if Cortana will be the final name, so that's really the only surprise left for me.
    I don't agree. There was cortana name at the bottom of its tile in the leak
    03-24-2014 10:07 AM
  19. amrut_m's Avatar
    I am worried for MS if they DON'T release the Dev Preview at the Build (2nd of april).
    If they don't, I can see a lot of poeple getting tired about the waiting time and leaving WP.

    Which makes me think that MS will release the dev preview the 2nd of april.
    I dont agree with you,
    their are many people who are not aware about the leaks and their are people who dont care about the leaks or updates.
    Its we who follow the sites related to windows phones know about the leaks and updates and what is in store for us ahead,
    while I am writing this post their are many people who are making a swtich from WP to other platforms, also many are switching to WP now.

    the good thing about developer build will be we'l get to see new phones with windows 8.1 from many OEM, in coming months or days,
    they get the OS so that they can build the phone according to it.
    the software and OS will be par with the HEAVY WEIGHTS. Which were the complaints now.
    Many people wont hesitate to make the switch and try out WP.

    Lets get this straight Dev Preview program is for the developers, to make new apps and stuff.
    Its also a step for the OEMs how they can differ it from rest of the crowd. ( remember initial WP8 launch HTC vs Nokia )
    Dev Preview will be released but they release it on 2nd April or in a few days is a mystery.
    03-24-2014 10:28 AM
  20. wuiyang's Avatar
    for dev, it is a pain for waiting, wp8.1 SDK (software development kit) was only about 1-3 things leaked, the "ghost notification" and some i dont know...
    03-24-2014 11:03 AM
  21. eruptflail's Avatar
    While leaks are usually a bad thing, I think it worked to Microsoft's benefit with WP8.1.
    Leaks are hardly ever a bad thing. Leaks are all about generating buzz and nearly all leaks are controlled, apple, google, and MS understand the concept, all press is good press.
    03-24-2014 05:50 PM
  22. narv's Avatar
    Well, it still hasn't leaked if Cortana will be the final name, so that's really the only surprise left for me.
    while nothing is official, the name Cortana has been in too many leaks, and even hit prime-time like Jimmy Fallon, which is most likely a promotion from MS. For them to call it Cortana on national television, I doubt MS will change it to "Bing Now" or whatever. Though stranger things have happened, I would assume it would be Cortana... and if it's not I will rage like no other :)

    Tom Warren did say "we haven't seen everything from WP8.1 yet! much much more to come!" or something along the lines of 2x "much much more". however again this was BEFORE some of the other leaks like the "background images" and such. We can really only hope there is more but even if there isn't, I am very happy with what is coming. I know a lot of people will complain that it is only catch up but no one can deny that there is a LOT of catching up in this update and puts the OS on par with Android and iOS... now if we can just get all those silly little apps everyone is always going on about!

    I am hoping there will be more but I doubt too much more will be leaked prior to build in, what? 10 days?
    03-24-2014 07:55 PM
  23. final_fantasy781's Avatar
    We still don't know how the changes will be distributed through the phones. I'm sure the update will have to reset the phone at one point. When you turn it back on, will my Personal AI (a.k.a., Cortana) automatically start, or will I have to look in the Apps list to find and pin it to the Start screen? We may know a lot, most, or possibly just half of what's coming in 8.1 (truthfully it doesn't seem like a lot of changes for this large of a change, to me). Will I have to turn some option(s) on to make multiple volume levels available?

    I don't expect anyone to know these answers, but I'm sure there are tons of information we don't know yet to come in the Windows Phone 8.1 update. I'm happy, and excited, to know valuable information that is expected to be available in the next update.
    03-24-2014 11:00 PM
  24. Yonic Boom's Avatar
    Everything has been leaked, and what we will see on Apr 2 will be less than what we've seen. To top it off, dev "preview" won't roll out most likely till late summer.
    Kubiubo and SpaceyO like this.
    03-25-2014 12:08 AM
  25. anon(8150199)'s Avatar
    Leaks are hardly ever a bad thing. Leaks are all about generating buzz and nearly all leaks are controlled, apple, google, and MS understand the concept, all press is good press.
    Remember a Microsoft employee who was arrested for leaking Windows 8?
    Kashan Osama likes this.
    03-25-2014 02:05 AM
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