12-27-2013 02:22 PM
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  1. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    Coming in Window 8.1, being tested right now. According to their sources. Windows Phone 8.1 includes notification center and Siri-like personal assistant | The Verge
    12-16-2013 10:45 AM
  2. Jazmac's Avatar
    Oh snap! But just as I expected. Good news just the same. Now all I need is to figure out what WP 8.1 handset I want to replace my Lumia 920.
    12-16-2013 10:47 AM
  3. MikeSo's Avatar
    This is the most exciting part of that article: " In keeping with plans to update the video and music parts of Windows Phone more regularly, Microsoft is also separating out the built-in music hub in Windows Phone 8.1. Xbox Music and Xbox Video will ship as separate apps for 8.1"

    YES! Would be nice to know that the Xbox media team can get us updates without having to incorporate that into system updates.
    jojoe42, a5cent and b23h like this.
    12-16-2013 10:52 AM
  4. Sport Driver's Avatar
    YES !!!! :D Quick settings are comming that is the thing i wanted the most :). Separate volume controls are great to. Nice to hear for Xbox music to. I looks a bit outdated right now. All i need now is just a Windows logo working as notification light.
    b23h likes this.
    12-16-2013 11:16 AM
  5. mike13ftw's Avatar
    Do we know when it will be released and which phones will get it ?


    Sent from my Lumia 820 using Tapatalk
    12-16-2013 02:45 PM
  6. 12Danny123's Avatar
    Do we know when it will be released and which phones will get it ?


    Sent from my Lumia 820 using Tapatalk
    ALL WP8 devices are getting it.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
    jojoe42, mike13ftw, b23h and 1 others like this.
    12-16-2013 02:55 PM
  7. xchange's Avatar
    Great news for you guys! I'm an avid android user but I look at any improvements that will make a stronger 3rd option for people as a very good thing. I hope improvements like this will encourage stronger developer support for a healthier app store. If there's just one more thing I'd like to see added it would be wider carrier adoption for Nokia phones. Right now trying to get any Nokia WP where I live is a royal PITA
    12-16-2013 03:14 PM
  8. dc9super80's Avatar
    I think its great. I thought it weird that many WP users said a notifications center is unnecessary, you'll see how useful it really is.


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    Last edited by dc9super80; 12-16-2013 at 05:26 PM.
    12-16-2013 03:31 PM
  9. vakama94's Avatar
    I'm very excited about the new phones with on-screen buttons. I guess I'll wait to get a handset running the new updated OS. I really wanted to give the HTC 8X a try.


    Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk 2
    12-16-2013 11:41 PM
  10. Loco5150's Avatar
    12-17-2013 10:51 AM
  11. gfunk84's Avatar
    Some weird things about that notification settings image:
    1. It's actually a screenshot instead of the actual "live" app.
    2. The icon glyphs are black instead of white (I hope they aren't planing to link the glyph color to the background color on the Start screen).
    3. Email+accounts grouped together instead of a separate setting for each email account and for "People", etc. I can see a definite use for independent notification settings per account.
    MikeSo likes this.
    12-17-2013 11:01 AM
  12. Agent-P's Avatar
    I was hoping the notification center would be unique and be accessed somehow other than a swipe from the top. But I guess MS must've chose this so it's familiar to people coming from other platforms. At the very least I hope they do the animation correctly: instead of the notification center covering the current screen (the way it does on Android/iOS) it should push the current screen down and out of the way (like the animation of swiping from the start screen to the app list). At least this way it'll seem a bit unique.
    MikeSo and 1jaxstate1 like this.
    12-17-2013 11:11 AM
  13. MikeSo's Avatar
    My main concern about that image (if it's real, which it might very well not be) is that the 4 setting icons appear to be only shortcuts, since it says something about "access settings". It should be a direct toggle, otherwise we end up with the same situation where you have to leave the app you're using in order to, for example, turn off auto rotate. I'll be very disappointed if it's just shortcuts to access the settings rather than quick toggles, like we have with the volume control.
    12-17-2013 11:28 AM
  14. Alienhead95's Avatar
    Same here. I desperately wanted the quick settings.
    12-17-2013 12:54 PM
  15. Moiz Mian's Avatar
    Any word about the active notifications? There was a leak earlier that showed if you get a text/facebook message/etc... you could reply to it without having to go to the app. You could drag the notification down and quick respond. I hope that's real too!
    12-17-2013 05:13 PM
  16. Garneth's Avatar
    I love how it's named Cortana, referencing Halo. Just seems like the PERFECT name for it! :)
    froi francisco likes this.
    12-17-2013 06:45 PM
  17. link68759's Avatar
    I hope that the VPN can be jerryrigged to work with OpenVPN. Unlikely though.
    12-17-2013 07:46 PM
  18. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Don't know if it was patented but I used to love the notifications on my late, lamented Pre3. An unobtrusive message at the BOTTOM of the screen which could easily be swiped away. If the screen was off, the gesture area would glow intermittently to quietly alert you of a notification. Can't we at least get a blinking LED like the old Palm Treos?
    Kubiubo and Ek-Balam like this.
    12-17-2013 08:09 PM
  19. Kubiubo's Avatar
    Don't know if it was patented but I used to love the notifications on my late, lamented Pre3. An unobtrusive message at the BOTTOM of the screen which could easily be swiped away. If the screen was off, the gesture area would glow intermittently to quietly alert you of a notification. Can't we at least get a blinking LED like the old Palm Treos?
    I agree! I miss my Palm Pixi. Not necessarily the state of the ecosystem, but specific parts (like the notification center) were really great at the time.
    12-17-2013 11:22 PM
  20. cckgz4's Avatar
    I'm ready for the next gen devices
    12-17-2013 11:26 PM
  21. 5150 Joker's Avatar
    Sweet can't wait, now we just need Swype support and I'll never look at Android again.

    Sent from my RM-937_apac_hong_kong_222 using Tapatalk
    12-18-2013 12:25 AM
  22. JCtheGreat's Avatar
    File manager, anyone?
    12-18-2013 12:38 AM
  23. link68759's Avatar
    File manager, anyone?
    Oh shut up, there are plenty of other threads for you to whine about that in.
    N_LaRUE and ArthJar like this.
    12-18-2013 12:49 AM
  24. Zulfigar's Avatar
    File manager, anyone?
    Naa, would use up even more space for such a program that isn't useful to begin with. :) Please think of the 520 series with its lack of hard drive room (if we did get a file viewer, it would be a separate app, which means the OS would take up more).
    Mavee Shah likes this.
    12-18-2013 12:57 AM
  25. taymur's Avatar
    My main concern about that image (if it's real, which it might very well not be) is that the 4 setting icons appear to be only shortcuts, since it says something about "access settings". It should be a direct toggle, otherwise we end up with the same situation where you have to leave the app you're using in order to, for example, turn off auto rotate. I'll be very disappointed if it's just shortcuts to access the settings rather than quick toggles, like we have with the volume control.
    Your main concern isnt justified, just look at the (vibrate/ Vibrate+ring) (backward, play, forward) they are all made the same way, although weirdly they are all squares rather than circles.
    12-18-2013 02:15 AM
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