10-24-2012 07:22 AM
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  1. calvininmotion1's Avatar
    So, apparently Microsoft still had alot in it sleeve but not this time >:}
    I've seen the video from test-mobile.com about the Lumia 920. Its a great proof that the OS is stable and bla bla bla but what's interesting is the fact there are minor yet great features they uncovered.
    1. Multitask now has more than 5 or 8(rumored) limit....almost limitless!!
    2. New tile animation. The music tile didn't flip to show the Xbox logo, actually it swiped right and left. Its only on the large tile though which means each size will have its own animation style.
    3. Everytime he presses start, Windows shows the app list first then the Start screen. Dunno if it's important though!!



    That's it -_-
    10-06-2012 08:53 AM
  2. Blackwood504's Avatar
    So, apparently Microsoft still had alot in it sleeve but not this time >:}
    I've seen the video from test-mobile.com about the Lumia 920. Its a great proof that the OS is stable and bla bla bla but what's interesting is the fact there are minor yet great features they uncovered.
    1. Multitask now has more than 5 or 8(rumored) limit....almost limitless!!
    2. New tile animation. The music tile didn't flip to show the Xbox logo, actually it swiped right and left. Its only on the large tile though which means each size will have its own animation style.
    3. Everytime he presses start, Windows shows the app list first then the Start screen. Dunno if it's important though!!



    That's it -_-

    I saw that video also...I'll post some screen shots of things i saw that looked new or I had questions about. But you are correct he had 8 apps (Start, People, Nokia City Lens, Nokia Maps, Accessories, Music + Video [playing an album], Music +Videos [view of albums], and Bloomberg) open at the same time.
    Last edited by Blackwood504; 10-06-2012 at 02:31 PM.
    10-06-2012 01:23 PM
  3. Blackwood504's Avatar
    These are the things I noticed when I saw that video.




    Apps for Accessories?

    The Nokia Wireless Charging stand has NFC built into the base. When he taped the base this popped up. Maybe you can associate an App with the charging stand or have an app launch when your phone is using the stand.




    Accessory Setup.
    This was in the multi task screen (which showed 8 different apps open). Seems to be a setup for the charging stand.

    1. "Tap to open"
    2. "Open application by tapping the NFC tag on your phone against the stand"
    3. "Accessory Set up mode"???



    Changes in the Bing App

    1. It only came up when on this screen then went away. (sliding up) I have no idea what that is.
    2. The Microphone has been moved back to the search box and out of the app bar.



    Search results

    1. "Web", "Local", "Media???" It no longer says "images" but instead "media" now. Could this mean you can search for music there and have albums show or movies and tv shows and have them show there? Maybe youtube video will show there?



    Handle change

    the copy/paste handles have changed.



    Multi select for pictures/videos

    1. Multi select button. Maybe to select multiple things to delete, copy, email, etc.



    Looks like Extras have been fully intergrated into the games hub now as seen by the avatar marketplace and achievement icons in the hub now.
    10-06-2012 02:20 PM
  4. eric12341's Avatar
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    Looks like some great new features are coming, I can't wait to get my hands on either of these.
    10-06-2012 02:55 PM
  5. Mystictrust's Avatar
    The Nokia Wireless Charging stand has NFC built into the base. When he taped the base this popped up. Maybe you can associate an App with the charging stand or have an app launch when your phone is using the stand.
    That's correct. When you place your phone in the stand, it will activate a pre-specified application via NFC while charging. Nokia Wireless Charging Stand - Nokia
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    10-06-2012 03:55 PM
  6. Blackwood504's Avatar
    That's correct. When you place your phone in the stand, it will activate a pre-specified application via NFC while charging. Nokia Wireless Charging Stand - Nokia
    LOL I didn't even remember that. Thanks.
    10-06-2012 04:09 PM
  7. jdevenberg's Avatar
    I hope there is a notification center that MS is going to announce!
    10-06-2012 04:21 PM
  8. AngryNil's Avatar
    For those interested:

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    10-06-2012 09:48 PM
  9. robinleck's Avatar
    Just a wild thought
    ... I hope that when you hold your WP phone in landscape mode, the start screen live tiles will also re-orientate themselves in landscape mode ala-Win8 style. ;)
    10-07-2012 01:21 AM
  10. freestaterocker's Avatar
    That's correct. When you place your phone in the stand, it will activate a pre-specified application via NFC while charging. Nokia Wireless Charging Stand - Nokia
    Hello, fullscreen alarm clock mode...
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    10-07-2012 08:05 AM
  11. GoodThings2Life's Avatar
    These are the things I noticed when I saw that video.


    Click to view quoted image


    Apps for Accessories?

    The Nokia Wireless Charging stand has NFC built into the base. When he taped the base this popped up. Maybe you can associate an App with the charging stand or have an app launch when your phone is using the stand.


    Click to view quoted image


    Search results

    1. "Web", "Local", "Media???" It no longer says "images" but instead "media" now. Could this mean you can search for music there and have albums show or movies and tv shows and have them show there? Maybe youtube video will show there?

    Click to view quoted image


    Multi select for pictures/videos

    1. Multi select button. Maybe to select multiple things to delete, copy, email, etc.
    Yes, I got to see the NFC pairing / app-launch during the Nokia launch event. It's a configurable option that when you pair up with a device it will launch a specific application (of your choice). Like pairing with a speaker launches music or touching a credit card processor launches Wallet, etc.

    Media is a nice little change in Search... it would be really cool to find music and videos as well as images this way.

    Lastly, multi-select for pictures... hallelujah!
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    10-07-2012 08:48 AM
  12. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    Just a wild thought
    ... I hope that when you hold your WP phone in landscape mode, the start screen live tiles will also re-orientate themselves in landscape mode ala-Win8 style. ;)
    I see no reason why this cannot be true!
    10-07-2012 10:37 AM
  13. palandri's Avatar
    For those interested:

    Je parle franais, but I only know a few others here that do. :D
    10-07-2012 10:48 AM
  14. GoodThings2Life's Avatar
    Je parle franais, but I only know a few others here that do. :D
    I do as well and Spanish too, but why do I find myself wanting to quote Pulp Fiction? (which I fear would be a detrimental action towards a moderator, lol)
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    10-07-2012 11:11 AM
  15. johnmcd348's Avatar
    I do as well and Spanish too, but why do I find myself wanting to quote Pulp Fiction? (which I fear would be a detrimental action towards a moderator, lol)
    Ha! That's funny. When people ask me if I know Spanish, I tell them: "I can order a beer and say mean things about your Mother. Other than that! Nothin."
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    10-07-2012 01:24 PM
  16. jabtano's Avatar
    Just a wild thought
    ... I hope that when you hold your WP phone in landscape mode, the start screen live tiles will also re-orientate themselves in landscape mode ala-Win8 style. ;)
    Funny that you said that because if the start screen did it would look like a small tablet running win8 =) But I agree I always wanted to see the start screen work in landscape.
    10-07-2012 04:32 PM
  17. GoodThings2Life's Avatar
    If they enable landscape start screen, I damn well better have an orientation lock option, because that would drive me insane. It already annoys me I can't lock orientation in certain places, lol. Call me crazy if it suits you, it's just my preference.
    10-07-2012 05:19 PM
  18. Aykazu's Avatar
    If they enable landscape start screen, I damn well better have an orientation lock option, because that would drive me insane. It already annoys me I can't lock orientation in certain places, lol. Call me crazy if it suits you, it's just my preference.
    Hmm, Nokia could propably help with this, they had landscape capapility on N9, it was through an app, but I see no reason why it could not be done in WP8
    10-08-2012 07:48 AM
  19. robinleck's Avatar
    Funny that you said that because if the start screen did it would look like a small tablet running win8 =) But I agree I always wanted to see the start screen work in landscape.
    Well, it was a teasing thought but on hindsight, b/c of the resizable nature of WP8 tiles, it maybe a little messy & disruptive to the minimalism & simplicity of WP's UI if the landscape feature is enabled. Like you, at times I do prefer the start screen in landscape while fiddling with my precious 900 but not always.
    Loving My 900, Lusting The 920 ;) has become my personal anthem :D
    10-08-2012 10:01 AM
  20. Jay Bennett's Avatar
    Good thread this thanks Calvin! liking the look of some of these cherries on top of the Lumia cake...
    Did that metaphor work? No? Ah **** with it...
    10-08-2012 10:53 AM
  21. turbulent's Avatar
    multi select! please !!

    (damn...i sound like an iphone fan asking for cut and paste)
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    10-08-2012 12:33 PM
  22. tk-093's Avatar
    multi select! please !!

    (damn...i sound like an iphone fan asking for cut and paste)
    Are you talking about multiselecting photos? Their Skydrive app for iOS and Android does it so they better bring that to WP8. :)
    10-08-2012 02:03 PM
  23. jmerrey's Avatar
    When he went to the people hub, I almost shouted out "click the family room!" but he didn't click it anyways
    10-08-2012 03:15 PM
  24. johnmcd348's Avatar
    Funny that you said that because if the start screen did it would look like a small tablet running win8 =) But I agree I always wanted to see the start screen work in landscape.
    If they enable landscape start screen, I damn well better have an orientation lock option, because that would drive me insane. It already annoys me I can't lock orientation in certain places, lol. Call me crazy if it suits you, it's just my preference.
    I agree with both of these. There have been many a time, I wished that when I turned the phone, or in my case, slide the device open for the keyboard, that it would reorient the screen. I could also see, many times, when watching something, that the ever so slightest touch or turn causes the screen to flip or shrink going out of landscape. I would really like to see, perhaps, a software option in Settings that would prevent the screen from flipping or to lock the screen in one position or another.
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    10-08-2012 05:12 PM
  25. Lastnv's Avatar
    Can we get a source link, surprised I even need to ask.
    10-08-2012 05:35 PM
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