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How do you feel about Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1?

Microsoft revealed what will be included in Update 1 for Windows Phone 8.1 earlier this morning and we're interested to hear your thoughts on features expected to make their way to Windows Phone. We're talking about Live Folders, Xbox Music improvements, Apps Corner and more.

So, what are your thoughts on Update 1 for Windows Phone 8.1? Do note that if you're a Preview user, you'll be able to enjoy this update as early as next week.

Let us know your thoughts in the comments and be sure to actively utilize the UserVoice pages Microsoft has set up – the company is using feedback gathered on these pages to help shape products.

Rich Edmonds is a word conjurer at Windows Central, covering everything related to Windows, gaming, and hardware. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a device chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

655 Comments
  • I just wanted Wi-Fi direct. Please provide it Microsoft.
  • It already has it!!!
  • There is wifi direct in windows phone 8.1. Search for app called 'Easy transfer'. One of the first apps to use that thing.
  • But what is it please explain
  • File transfer using wifi. Its faster a lot faster. *flies away*
  • 9gagger??
  • Hahaha YEP!!!
     
  • oh ok it's exactly what you can do with nfc or bluetooh but much faster. I get it now!
  • is a "direct" connection between two wi-fi devices.. in a normal connection you need a router between the devices.. it's used for example to show the screen of you phone in a TV without a router...
  • Marcelo_M , WP. Central show us a video that the 630 connected to a tv without USB cable does that mean it has Wi-Fi direct ?
  • No, that's display sharing via USB Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • Yes. Miracast is based on Wifi Direct
  • In 8.1 we have just the API. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/windows.devices.wif...
  • Sarthak: Do a Bing Search, it helps. Wifi Direct allows to you communicate directly with another Wifi Direct device. Miracast and NFC could be looked as examples. Bluetooth could be replaced with Wifi Direct.
  • Ok I will try it.
  • What is it ?
  • That's wifi transfer not direct , Wi-Fi direct is when the two devices are connected without a third party Wi-Fi network. Miracast uses Wi-Fi direct technology
  • Michael99UK, pretty sure that the video to which Yahia is referring is the Miracast demonstration by Daniel and maybe Yahia is just anxious to get cyan on their device that will support WiDi (Miracast), such as the 1520/928, that doesn't spread host the Cyan update? That was my read, anyway.
  • Ok but we need Microsoft to implement Wi-Fi direct. I have tweeted jeo belfior like 10 times for it and USB host along with Bluetooth mouse and keyboard.
  • but it requires a wifi hotspot setup....windows phone doesn't allow wifi hotspot without active cellular data connection. That is not the true wifi direct!  
  • Turn it on, enable internet sharing, turn cellular data off again. You can turn on battery saver if you don't want apps to use data for those seconds.
  • Thanx for sharing
  • easy transfer is not literally wifi direct. but serves the purpose to some extent
  • You made my day, thank you so much for app recommendation :)
  • That app is based on wp8 not wp8.1 and that app doesn't uses Wi-Fi direct. And Wi-Fi direct is still not available for WP even after 8.1 , Microsoft dev centre has so many universal apps example on their website which run on both Windows and WP but the Wi-Fi direct code example is only for Windows not WP, clearly indicating that Wi-Fi direct is still not available on WP. There isn't a single app in the store for WP using Wi-Fi direct, consult any developer he'll let you know the difference between what is Wi-Fi direct and what is the thing the app easy transfer is using
  • WiFi Direct is already supported by WP. SmartGlass uses it. It just needs apps to implement it.
  • That's WiFi transfer, not WiFi Direct.
  • Mobile data toggle in quick actions please!!
  • This man ^
  • This too!!
  • +925
  • Heard mobile data toggle is in there.
  • Hell yeah! That is one of the few things I still miss in WP, otherwise for me the OS has pretty much all the basic functionally I really need. Of course I would never say no to more functionality but that's just extra :)
  • Finally, someone that shares the same ideas as me. :)
  • Yes! +620
  • +8X
  • Mobile data option in action centre
  • I'm wishing for manual Wi-Fi configuration. They can't just overlook such basic things!
  • I have manual Wi-Fi on my 1520. Not sure what else is missing. There are settings to put in a static IP and to manually create a connection for use with a hidden SSID.
  • Hmm weird. Probably because it's Nokia. Mine's Ascend W1 and I can only set proxy. The IP address box and other stuff are visible though can't be edited. I do can connect to hidden SSID though.
  • For those who don't know Wi-Fi Direct ,
    1. Two (or more devices) are connected , one creates a network by enabling his Wi-Fi hotspot (called internet sharing in wp) and other devices are connected to the created Wi-Fi network.
    2. Then anyone of them 'pushes' a file others receive them.
    3. Sharing is faster than Bluetooth/NFC (approx 1GB in 5 mins)
    E.g. SOFTWARE DATA CABLE on Android
  • I have WiDi on my Android devices but have never used it. It could be a feature to replace Bluetooth but only it is universally adopted.
  • You've already got it in part in 8.1  MiraCast is a function of WiFi Direct (WiDi), so the new ability to 'project' your display wirelessly is a WiDi capability.  You'll require a new handset to do it though, as it also reilies on the chipset to provide the relevant hardware side of it. Other capabilities of WiDi - like connecting peripherals or transferring files are of course future possibilities, but these kind of functions are generally well served by other means, such as bluetooth sharing (or NFC-assisted bluetooth sharing AKA 'Tap-To-Share', and other such 'sharing' capabilities. I expect the sharing capabilities of WIndows Phone will continue to improve, and if WiDi is really needed then it will come.  In the meantime if you think of a feature you really need, remember to request it or vote for it on windowsphone.uservoice.com ! :)
  • I think the L1520/Icon/930 can do MiraCast. So I'm not sure everyone will need a new device.
  • you can vote for that feature here http://windowsphone.uservoice.com/forums/101801-feature-suggestions/sugg...  
  • Yes please :(
  • Hey, has anyone mentioned WiFi Direct yet?
  • I want it !
  • I want a fix for the hold on the preview for developers! :(
  • Agreed. If you're using BitLocker or not, you signed up for the preview at your own risk.
  • This^^
  • We did but most sites, including this one, claimed there would be no issues with upgrading after signing up to the preview, and encouraged it.  I don't blame MS, they had all the necessary hoops to jump through.  But WPCentral could have been a little more cautious in their optimism.
  • Lol passing on the blame huh? It was worth the risk - no regrets here.
  • <shrug> my criticism is warranted.  And yes it was worth the risk, since the carrier I'm with takes forever and a day to approve WP updates.  In any case WPCentral was clearly incorrect in their early assessment of users upgrading to DP and receiving the Cyan update.  
  • Nothing is wrong with your phone. You'll still be able to upgrade without a problem. I have a 1020 on at&t and their official update release for my phone isn't available yet as far as I know. Their was an unforeseen issue that even Microsoft was caught off guard but doesn't mean that there is something wrong with our phones and a solution will be available next week so we can receive the official update. Majority experienced a delay - that is all. On the next developer preview will you skip it and wait?
  • My carrier takes so long to get to WP upgrades that I'm not overly concerned.  MS will probably have it fixed in the DP side long before Cyan is offically available for me. I have two WP devices, 920 for me, and a 1020 for my wife.  By the time the next preview is out, and if my early upgrade fee isn't too expensive, I'll probably go for it.  I won't on my wife's phone though.
  • How funny. My gf has my old red 920 and I have a white 1020. Almost the same...
  • First Microsoft should sort out releasing the update without carrier or oem, think about feature updates. Customer just can't keep waiting for the update. All in all what's the point of making a software which becomes old by the time it reach the phones.
  • Well to be fair, ever other update worked without any issues on the developer preview (inclusing Nokia additions). So we are talking about Amber, Black and all the minor updates in between them. So they were going off of positive past experience. Furthermore, as far as we know DP users will eventually get Cyan. They never said there wouldn't be a delay. Therefore if the update is ever delivered they would factually be correct that every update is available to the Developer Preview users. Personally to all those of DP 8.1 w/ no Cyan. I would just backup and flash 8.0 -> 8.1 Cyan > Developer Preview ON > 8.1 Update 1. If you have like 5 millions apps or otherwise don't want to downgrade you will unfortunatly have to wait.
  • I can think of one way to help solve that: have the installer check for BitLocker. If no, let the user install. The rest can go through the downgrade-to-upgrade process. Sucks for them, but (1) preview at own risk, and (2) the percentage of BitLocker users can't be that high.
  • This!
  • This
  • Hmm, BitLocker Problem just seen in Locked Devices :), so the unlocked device can have the Lumia Cyan+8.1 full version, but we don't know when, when MS will fix it? :/
  • 100% agree.  I don't even know how to enable BitLocker, I'm pretty sure it hasn't been, is there a way for us to check?
  • You have to belong to a corporate server and an admin has to enable encryption for your device. Can't be done on the phone itself.
  • Oh geez, well that's definitely not me.  Hopefully they'll at least open up the update to anyone not running bitlocker, and fix them at a later date.  I can't imagine there's many who are using this.  I don't know any company that supports WP like this.  All corps in my part of the world are on iPhone's or Blackberry's.
  • I am looking forward for the native app folder in the home screen :)
  • Me too!
  • It's cool. I helped beta test it
  • How?!
  • Probably https://connect.microsoft.com/
  • Apps Corner?
  • Think it's like kids corner
  • It's like what ATT uses at their stores stop you can't access everything, only select apps. It doesn't need a password and you can't see the main phone. However, it's REALLY glitchy.
  • Worth waiting !
  • The update will be released in six months, the firmware to make half of it usable and fix the phones it crashes will come over a year later.
  • Tell me about it. Samsung still haven't released the firmware to support WP8.1 so as it stands right now I'll be putting a DP on top of a DP, not good for stability!!! Lets not turn this into a "Hurdur, should have gone with Nokia" slanging match, you know who you are!!!
  • You should have though... And you know it deep down.
  • That reply button is there and your fingers are itching.. You know u don't have to use it to make a comment that neo specifically said you don't have to make because it helps no one in any way. But still; you do make it. Besides, it's not like every Nokia owner has Cyan already.
  • Neos comment actually served no purpose either. Everyone know going into WP 8 that Samsung would neglect their devices. Android and Tizen are where they are focused. The ativ line was made just BC they could, mot BC they wanted to. I am still waiting on cyan as well.
  • Which put u in the esact same place as Samsung owners, making neo158's post even MORE relevant. OS update after OS update is nice, but not if it introduces all kinds of driver related problems and the OEMs and telcos take their time with driver updates.
  • I've had no major issues. So I can't speak to that.
  • Neither have Nokia on a lot of their handsets. The 920 for example is probably the worst supported Windows phone there is.
  • You haven't met 900 then.
  • care to elaborate??? I have a 920...what has been neglected??
  • Don't let him elaborate. I can smell the troll slobber from here.
  • Are you high? It was released in 2012 and it is still getting latest updates and features. How many phones can you say the same thing about? 
  • Excuse me? As Lumia 920 owner, I totally beg to differ.
  • Compare the 920 support to the 810? Lol. The 920 has been good for support and I'm sure it will get 8.1 soon enough (I can't say the same about the 810).
  • Coming from an HTC Titan owner on AT&T... no you are wrong. I have yet to receive a single update firmware or OS. I am still sitting on the original WP7.5... didn't even get the disappearing keyboard fix in Tango
  • Search for seveneighter on bing and you can update to 7.8. I did that to my att htc surround and it worked great, until the screen broke. It downloads and installs any update needed to bring it up to 7.8. :)
  • As a Lumia 920 user, I beg to differ.
  • Yeah ur right.
  • Neo>LOL!!! Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • Even a lot of us Nokia users are stuck on Lumia Black with the 8.1 DP, still (im)patiently waiting for Cyan.
  • +925
  • Why not just use the Nokia tool to go back to original and get the update. It took me like 35 min.
  • I might eventually, but I have the Icon on Verizon, so Cyan isn't even available to me yet. Downgrading wouldn't be worth it right now.
  • People are hesitant in losing all their stuff.  I have all my pictures backed up and most of my music is through my Xbox Music subscription, but that doesn't mean I wanna roll the dice with this when MS could next week release an DP patch.
  • It's being released on Dev Preview next week... They rarely launch features that require additional firmware updates and crash phones even more rarely.
  • Such OS, Much connected. WOW.
  • Don't even.
  • AMAZE
  • Nice! lol
  • Can barely wait. Next week..wohoo get hands on Cortana in Alpha. Was thinking I'll wait firmware this time, but sounds damn appealing can't wait.
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  • I started loving windows phone because every 2nd or 3rd week a new update with cool features. But in the case of Android any new update= nothing new
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  • Seems faster,NOT A JOKE,ONLY USED BY PEOPLE WHO DONT READ.....
    BAAAAAM!
  • Well it is bringing us at par with iOS and Droid..New features=New OEMs making WP=Increased market-share!!
  • Soon WP will have 50% of the features of iOS and Android!! Can't wait for 2018!
  • Enlighten the rest of us on what IOS has that WP doesn't.
  • kunalnanda , its just WP store lacks some important apps , no nothing else
  • Wrong. iOS provides better (more types) VPN support. I am happy we are catching up though. Finally backing up and restoring to a phone is getting closer, but I still think iOS has the edge on that one. And with iOS you can backup locally too including backing up apps, with WP you have to download again which sucks because if an app isn't published anymore no way to get it (like the free Sonic CD I picked up ages ago)
  • Sonic isn't published anymore?!
  • 1 - A powerful control center. 2 - A better notification center. 3 - Support for custom keyboards. 4 - You can reply to text messages from the pop up notification itself. Since I have never owned an iPhone I can't come up with more at the moment... But that's not the point, WP is still years behind Android and MediocreSoft seems to have only 5 people working on WP.
  • So go buy an iPhone?
  • No? Why would I? I like WP better for different reasons. One is that I get to buy a phone like the 1520. Apparently Apple is going to release the next iPhone in 3 different sizes. So that will be interesting and I will check the phone out when it's out in stores. It's just that MediocreSoft is so slow with updating the phone. Too few features for each update. But we're getting there eventually. Some changes are also just bad. I miss the picture and game hubs. Being able to easily find all apps that deal with images by just going to pictures was great. The games apps is very slow and bad at refreshing, but I guess that one can get fixed with updates. But why not list the picture apps on pictures? That was one feature WP had that was great. Soon they might remove "What's new?" from the people's hub. But I'm still happy with WP. Is just that Microsoft could do much better. If it wasn't for Nokia that added stuff that WP lacked with their firmware updates like Amber, Black and now Cyan I don't think I could have been much happy about my WP. But MediocreSoft seems to be trying harder now than before.  
  • WIndows Phone 8.1 was an huge update, and they seem to be moving along nicely with releasing Update 1 before 8.1 is even widely available.
  • Microsoft will grow eventually!!
  • That is why I'm staying on WP. They seem to be addind the missing necessary features (like a file manager) and cool things. They need to add USB OTG, HDMI output (using MHL probably but hopefully with dedicated mini-HDMI) and better support for apps to work on the background (still restricted as it is now but somehow they need to fix for certain apps that really need to work for long periods and under the lockscreen, for example there are apps that can download from torrents, I'd like those to be able to work under the lockscreen or when I use a different app). Oh! I almost forgot. They need to add the speech recognition to the keyboard. Right now only the sms keyboard (and maybe some other thing) can write using speech. If it was integrated to the keyboard then any app could use it. I'd love to not have to type when using for instance the Facebook Messenger.   If they add these things I think WP would be as close to perfect as it can get. Then there would still be improvements to be made, but those are some of the things I'm still missing. 
  • I do own an Iphone. There isn't a need for many of the things built into android for average smartphone users. No need at all. Which is why IOS don't build that stuff in. You only want that level of complexity to feel smart but that doesn't make you smart.
  • I'm not talking about dumb features. I'm talking about important features that Android phones have that should be in WP. Like USB OTG and many others. WP is now much better than what it was before so my list of important stuff lacking is decreasing. For instance the lack of a file manager was really bad, but now we have it. We're soon getting Miracast with Cyan which will enable me to easily show movies, presentations and so on on any screen by just bringing a small dongle (pretty much the same size as a chromecast). Many of the features we got in WP 8.1, that we will get in Cyan and the 8.1 update 1 are not dumb features are they? Having Live Folders for instance is not a feature to "make me smart". It's a great feature to put Kik, Whatsapp, Messenger and other messaging apps in one place so that I get the Tile counter for messages without caring from which app it came and saving space. I'm talking about features, boy, not gimmicks. 
  • "Like USB OTG and many others."   Define many others?
  • Well there is a lot left to be done on WP. Many of the features it has are half done, that's why I call MS for MediocreSoft. Always close to being great, but never is. I want to first make clear that I'm happy about the progress of WP. Before my list used to be very long, but now we are getting things like Miracast and a file manager, but the system is still lacking. Please, since you asked, don't just say that because one thing in my list is something you don't need that then it's wrong, I'll just list some of my opinions and then opinions of many people: HDMI support. The inbuilt mail app is lacking when it comes to mail attachments. You should be able to attach any file that you have in the phone. The Start background for the tiles is something I really liked, but why not give mroe options like having a set of images that could be shuffled so that the image changes say twice a day or twice an hour.  Also, check this out: http://xum.ir/images/2014/05/18/wp.jpg
    From: https://windowsphone.uservoice.com/forums/101801-feature-suggestions/sug...
    Also similar: https://windowsphone.uservoice.com/forums/101801-feature-suggestions/sug...
    The point is that just the OPTION to have it makes the system more complete. The settings is not really a feature but boy... it needs fixing. The settings "page" could be revamped to be easier to use. Here's an example: http://windowsphone.uservoice.com/forums/101801-feature-suggestions/sugg... The notification center has 4 (5 in my case, 1520) quick buttons for settings. They are dumb at the moment. Pressing the Wi-Fi one won't simply turn it on/off instead takes you to Wi-Fi settings. These buttons need quick and long press support. Many settings are missing to be added to those quick buttons. The notification center should have more than 4-5 quick options. Here's an example: https://windowsphone.uservoice.com/forums/101801-feature-suggestions/sug... The pictures hub no longer shows apps that handle images. That's one feature that existed before that needs to come back. It was one of the things that I really liked about WP, the hubs. Since it's now an app and the games app can list game apps I hope they will update the picture hub soon. Support more languages for Speech. Right now very few languages are supported which is a shame seeing how WP is actually quite widespread. I understand though that by supporting English, Spanish and Chinese you have covered pretty much half the world, but still... One feature I would LOVE is interactive live tiles. I found one example: https://windowsphone.uservoice.com/forums/101801-feature-suggestions/sug... The apps list is a mess, we should be able to sort apps depending on the type of apps they are. That way we wouldn't need to have the imaging apps in the pictures hub like I suggested earlier. Instead of having all games on the apps list why not swipe again to get to the games list? Microsoft owns Xbox so why not let WP use an xbox controller? Microsoft needs to develop an SDK for on-screen game controller. What I mean by this is that it lets the developer add say one or two thumbsticks or a D-pad and then just buttons. The thumbsticks can work on different ways, but the idea here is that once a game is made with that sdk, lets say a racing game where there isn't an actual thumbstick on the screen but instead the gyro/accelerometer has been used for it, and then it has some buttons for say nitro or something else, you can then plug a controller to the phone and the phone will understand this and switch the gyro/accelerometer for a thumbstick, the on screen buttons for buttons on the controller. So when you press A for instance, it matches nitro. The triggers are transformed into the acceleration and braking buttons. Maybe the game auto-accelerates but the developer could simply have assigned that it only happens when no gamepad is attached. If WP supported HDMI imagine how great this would be. I know I have more issues but can't remember all of them now, meanwhile take a look here instead: https://windowsphone.uservoice.com/forums/101801-feature-suggestions/fil...  
  • +925
  • I remembered a feature that WP should have and I don't get why it doesn't. The messaging app (for sending text messages) can use speech recognition to write text. Why isn't this integrated to the keyboard so that any app can use it? This is another thing that should be included to WP. It is not a gimmick. It is not useless. It is not "bloatware". It would be very, very nice to have. I can't see why anyone would complain about it.
  • You are talking about gimmicks Paco. If you want that shit, stick with android.
  • Paco? Seriously? You just showed the low level type of person you are. And tell me more about how HDMI output is a "gimmick".
  • Also, Paco, how about having a functional Phone (app). Right now on WP you need 3rd party apps to solve simple things like being able dial someone from the number keys just typing in the letters of their name.  Is that just a gimmick, would you say?
  • Average smartphone user, they don't bother posting on forums brother, I know a lot of users who don't even updated once and still using the stock OS which they got with purchase...
  • Simple is powerfull. Otherwise it will just lag and lag... and get messy...
  • That is true. That's why I don't want dumb stuff added in. But there is still quite a lot of stuff that is still missing.
  • Totally agree, but here in WPCentral you won't find a lot of parcial users. 99% of WPCentral users are just Windows Fan Boys, who will not see anything beyond their beloved windows phone, just like iOS users.  I like all Mobile OS and non is perfect.  That's why I have all 3 (and a playbook).  We android users are more parcial to any OS than iOS and WP users so we get to enjoy mobile phones a lot more than the iSheeps and WinSheeps.  
  • Sorry to say this but you sound like an android fanboy yourself by saying stuff about android users. Maybe you are a fanboy of android users. The reason I say that is because the people who bash WP the most are android users on pretty much every video about WP out there.
  • 1.  wp has a powerful control center 2. wp has a better notification system/center 3. ios doesnt have this yet either.  ios 8 isn't out 4 ios doesn't have this yet either.
  • That's the point. WP needs to catch up yesterday, because otherwise WP will always be behind. iOS is doing catch up with android now and I hope we will soon have caught up with iOS and left them on third place when it comes to features at least so that then we will soon get second place on shares also.
  • More features != better. If they wanted to cram in a ton of features you don't think they could? They are the largest software company in the world. MS has said all along they want to make a consumer phone OS that is suitable for the average user. It is not for power users. They don't need to catchup and they don't need to surpass anyone. They need to do exactly what they are doing, which is make an OS with mass appeal for feature phone -> smartphone upgrade users. They should try to compete with iOS features wise but not Android.
  • TL;DR: Can't be done, if you think you don't want to read it then don't. Otherwise you have to. Wall of text: "More features != better." It's not about the ammount of features. It's about the lack of important necessary, practical features. For instance HDMI output, could be done with MHL support. Another example is a file manager. Before microsoft added this support the phone was useless in many areas, before you couldn't even open a pdf file from your phone. I remember how much it bothered me that there was a Documents folder on the phone but you couldn't simply move office or pdf documents from you pc to the phone to easily open them later from the phone. You HAD to use onedrive or mail them in order to access them from your phone. There are TONS of examples of features that the phone definitely needs in order to be deserving of the "smartphone" name. I'm really happy to see many of the basic features missing on WP since WP7 finally getting here at a fast pace which is why I'm staying in hope of more progress. "If they wanted to cram in a ton of features you don't think they could?" No, I do not think they could. Many features that got people into WP were even initially from Nokia, like city lens and even storage manager. Many of the features that have arrived and still haven't were announced a long time ago and were delivered over several updates and with bugs. For instance on WP8.1 Internet sharing no longer works, at least not on 1520. And many (or some) of the features are half-features, meaning they could have been done well and complete but instead lacked. For instance now we have sort of USB support but still not OTG. I cannot remember what other examples which is most likely due to the fact that Microsoft has finally completed most of my complaints. Either way, I do not think Microsoft can do it because they have been very slow, but that was before, they seem to be faster now.  "They are the largest software company in the world." Yet it feels like they have only 5 people working on WP. "They don't need to catchup and they don't need to surpass anyone." Wrong. There would be no reason to switch to WP which has a lot less apps if they do not offer more than other systems. To give up the ability to have a large app store with the important apps in it which update quite often on other systems but are many times almost forgotten on WP you need something more. For many of us using WP we have found our reasons why we love WP, but for other people they just don't find it interesting. When it comes to hardware it is like Linux and Windows. Windows gets supported with good drivers while linux most of the times lacks the support. WP is the same, you will often find that you buy a new router or w/e and it says it supports Android and iOS but practically never WP. Featurewise WP is getting finally complete, but since third parties are not supporting WP that much due to lack of people on WP Microsoft needs to either add new features that will be practical but also blow people's mind in order for them to give up android or iPhone and come here. With more people more third parties will support the system and eventually WP will leave either Android or iPhone on second place. Otherwise Microsoft will need to work with a lot of companies to make them release support for WP.   Remember that I'm not talking about gimmicks. Samsung phones have a lot of gimmicks and I couldn't care less about them, like scrolling with your eyes. I seriously couldn't care less about that. But some features are just really important and help the system. Some really neat features, like said before were even from Nokia, for instance City lens was something that I could show to people and they would really like it.   Overall WP has come a long way. I looked at some blog posts of clear android fanboys dissing WP with titles like "what android users will miss if they switch to WP". They had lists of features that are obviously basic that would make people want to go back to android. I was pleased to see how those lists are outdated. The app Files works as a proper file manager, we have a notification center, Cortana has arrived and so on. Some things are still true, app developers don't support WP as well as they do for other platforms. But WP is getting closer and closer, and like I explained before, in order for WP to give the same experience as other platforms they need to surpass them. This is possible with better and deeper integration of Windows pc, windows phone and xbox and other Microsoft systems. Which they are trying to do. This is for instance one area that would give WP a "feature" that is much better than on other platforms. For instance, if you get an app like whatsapp on WP and you were able to use it also from your computer so that you don't have to pick up your phone when you are at your pc with a better keyboard availabl it would be really nice. Remote controlling your PC from your phone is also great. This can already be done by third party apps and also somsewhat by a not so optimized app from Microsoft already, but Microsoft could offer and support this in a much better way. There are more things that could be done that would be great.   But for now, the things that I'm really missing is for WP to get better multitasking support and let apps work in the background with more "power". This is really not easy because I don't want it to be like android in this area. I think WP is much better than android as it is now in this area but some apps that need for isntance to download some stuff or do things that take a long time require that you do not lock your phone for a long time, so this needs to be fixed somehow, I don't know how, I just hope it can be done. The other thing I really, really miss is HDMI support. I have a phone with a great camera and I want to be able to show videos and pictures anywhere. If I go to a friend's house I want to be able to show videos without the use of a PC. I sometimes have needed to watch a movie at someone's house, this would have been great. There are more reasons why I want it but this post is already too long.
  • Well WP lacks App quality along with a lot of apps!! Pop-Up messages..
  • its called Android NOT Droid,  geez,,, educate before talking.
  • OPEN VPN. Please just get that support onto this platform and it'll be so much better, and more secure.
  • I read in another website that there is VPN for everyone, not just for business now.
  • Only the msft protocols - not pptp, l2tp and openvpn. You know, the readily available commercial protocols!!!! :/ Unless I'm wrong - and I'd be so happy to be wrong but I don't think I am... At this point it's practically a racer between wp and bb10 on which begins to take CONSUMER privacy seriously...
  • Unexpected for me. I'm excited with the dynamic folder. No Header tiles anymore.
  • Nice update speed. I hope they make it right.
  • Pumped! :D
  • Wifi direct must and should
  • READ replies to 1st comment.
  • I'd love to see the old metro styled photo app back with custom background option.
  • Totally agree
  • +1
  • Agreed... And where's our Color Pop in Creative Studio?! (coming soon?)
  • It's there! Expand the menu by tapping on the three dots, and it should be the 2nd option. Edit: Oh, oops. I just tried it, and now your "coming soon" makes more sense to me. haha, sorry!
  • I know!  I can get Color Pop if I took the picture with Refocus, but would be nice to have in the studio for regular pics.
  • Would be good if we could choose a few background photos that it could change every hour or so
  • 1320+
  • +1
  • I don't get MS's reason for removing it. The photo hub had great design, allowed you to see photos from social networks at a glance and consolidated photo apps together much like the games hub. We wouldn't even need folders if MS stuck to hubs and expanded on them instead of turning tail and making WP more like what the competition has.
  • Research on user behaviour showed hardly any users used the hub for anything more than viewing camera roll.
  • Still, removing things because few peoples are using it doesn't make sense. These hubs were my very first attraction to WP.
  • The removal of People Hub brought the worst effect. Now we have to open the laggy Facebook app only to update our status, while in the past Microsoft bragged their WP7 ability to instantly upload their photos straight from Photos app to Facebook. How ironic.
  • +820
  • They should bring back the pinch gesture inside any photo which allowed you to quick scroll.
  • I saw that a job post was listed in order to redesign the photos hub entirely since it was skimmed down in 8.1
  • I feel different.
  • Why so?
  • Just kidding here Akhilesh :p I love live folders :)
  • Hahaha..that and Cortana best news I've heard today :D
  • :)
  • Different... Maybe faster? *runs away*
  • agree))
  • Nothing special to me, still waiting for useful features like attaching office docs to emails.
  • You can already do this. Using OneDrive or many other methods. Multiple docs attached to emails. Did you miss that?
  • "Using OneDrive or many other methods". Apart from the one method that should work, directly from an email. Did YOU miss that?
  • Did you ever try to attach a document when replying to email? Or attaching a picture along with a document? You can't do that.
  • I also want attaching docs while replying.... btw you can attach multiple files.... just need a work around..... create a Folder, Copy the files you want in there, Select them and then select Share (email)
  • I think you lack the understanding that using the cloud isn't an option in a lot of situations. Many many businesses do not let you access the cloud. So this feature is probably number 1 for many business users. Considering that MS has one of the most popular Office programs and email clients in the world, it's rather sad to see such poor thinking with the email client on the phone. This is my number one feature I'd like to see. Was noted in GDR3 and then vanished. I wonder how many updates I'll need to get it. Well I still need Cyan so might be a while... :P Yes I know this is an OS update.  
  • You can share it to email via MS app "Files"
  • Or editing previous messages when replying to email.
  • Lol i hate it when people do that.  It turns into a huge mess after the 2nd+ person does the same thing.  I much prefer the copy paste it into your email and quote it and then change what you need.  
  • ahahah you're funny! It's possible to do that. http://hpics.li/a99d7bf
  • You can attach them. I do it for sending invoices and quotes all the time...
  • Tell us how, then. And we're not talking about workarounds or using other apps, tell us how you open the email client and attach those invoices and quotes.
  • I get the file and share via email.
    I've read other comments saying that you can't reply with an attachment. To be honest, I've never had to do that, I've always initiated the email conversation.
    So it's fair enough to be frustrated not being able to do that, it's just never been an issue for me.
  • Sure it's a pain but that's what I do also - use the share option in the files app, and send multiple docs. It's so odd that actually replying to an email doesn't allow for multiple docs.
  • It is odd. And now that I know of the problem, I'm sure I'll have the need to do it any day now.
  • Hate it when that happens lol
  • This^^.I`d like  to see mobile data toggle in the action center,Wi-fi Direct and USB OTG,which are useful but this should have been there from the start (WP8). About the announced features,i am looking forward to using them especially the app folders and a better music app ,but not exciting enough to make me want to go back to the Developer Preview after having to go back through the downgrade process which was a hassle. A return of the photos hub would also be much appreciated.Miss the old panoramic experience.
  • I feel stupid considering that so far I have not got cyan on my phone. How slow can Microsoft get ????????
  • Cyan is a firmware update where as windows phone 8.1 and this GDR1 update are OS updates. Dont bother about cyan , you can easily grab this update with developer preview program.
  • It's not Microsoft's fault here, its the carriers. They have the final say if they release cyan or not and how fast.
  • Nonsense, since the Country Variants for the majority of models still hasn't been released yet.  That's nothing to do with carriers.
  • It is partly Microsoft's fault, otherwise the SIM free country variants would have all been updated, as carrier testing is not necessary. Some network locked lumias have ben updated before the carrier free versions!
  • O2 UK has said that Cyan has been approved by them for all their models. Its in Microsoft's hands (for them at least) 1020/720/1520/520/920/925(?)
  • I already have 8.1 with the Developer Preview. I don't care about Cyan.
  • No reason to, Windows Phone 8.1 is now in stable stage, you are angry at Microsoft for not sending out test versions of software to the mass?
  • they just lapped themself....so there are 2 possibilities - they actually dont move - they are faster than light and you just dont realize it i set a bet on the first one
  • Love it!.... I'll admit that I'm willing to accept any WP update MS has to offer!....
    .................
    I'm proud to say that I haven't rejected an update in 8 years!!!! ....... Including WinMo, of course :-o
  • It's ok, but I'd like to see more Live Tile size option (big) and improvements on Outlook / mail app (allowing attach files)... Update 2... 3 or WP9 I supose...
  • You can attach files to email. I do it for sending invoices and quotes all the time...
  • Only pics... for Office or other documents you need to go to Files app :(
  • Ya, custom tile size feature will be great ...
  • hell yeah, bring it on. Love all the new features.
  • Can I hide my apps in GDR1???
  • No, you can't.
  • Yes. Called app corner
  • Yes u Can make it SandBoxed
  • Yes, you can add apps to Apps Corner to Sandbox them, but you can't hide apps in the main apps list, for example, if you wanted to hide Games that are in the Games hub or native but infrequently used apps.
  • Definitely native app folder..plus a disadvantage for PFD users is suppose a cyan update comes they anyhow have to downgrade..unless there isn't a fix for bitlock!! Hope we get a fix asap!!
  • I want the old music and video hub
  • Yes Bring back Zune with its Live Tiles. Microsoft should just ditch XBox Music as a sad joke.
    And bring back Games Hub, along with Media Hub to return to user integrated experience like WP7
  • +920 !!
  • Its cool I just hope some of the more need features or fixes are also addressed
  • Last week I got put off Dev preview due to the Cyan/roll back issue. However, seeing this new list of features has got me excited again. Looking forward to the live folders feature
  • I'm so exited.. And aliviated too .. So.. Happy International #Friendshipday to everyone :3 http://www.un.org/es/events/friendshipday/
  • The notification center needs word wrap. Most of my notifications from ESPN and CNN are useless because I can't read the entire message.
  • Great shout
  • Not metro lol. But I hear you though
  • +1020
  • Yes! I was excited for the notification center because the Delta notifications always cut off the gate number in the message for gate changes. Then found out useless in notification center because it was cut off there too. As a result I hardly use NC.
  • Totally agree
  • +620!!
  • +920
  • Plz Microsoft provide usb otg feature at least in next update.
  • want otg real bad
  • Is anyone still using Developer Preview after the Cyan fiasco?
  • Put me on a list.
  • Of course. The Cyan update was a problem mainly for people using bitlocker. I'd hardly call it a fiasco given the number of people using bitlocker versus the average Joe.
  • Joe Belfiore? Just kidding. & spellcheck on a Microsoft phone & OS doesn't recognise Belfiore
  • Disabled it already.
  • Maybe developers?!
  • Am using it..Who cares about firmware Let it be rolled when its want too
  • I have (just got) a new 1520 and have a fresh Cyan/8.1 installed. Signed right back into the DP program. LOVE the dev previews!!
  • Of course. I love the preview. This firmware update (Cyan) eventually comes out, no big deal. The main functions of WP8.1 I already have it months ago thanks to the Preview for Developers.
  • I'm using Developers Preview cause I have a HTC 8X, don't know when HTC will release official 8.1 firmware.
  • I decided not to ever.
     
  • I find it kind of amusing to get the 8.1 GDR1 even before the official 8.1 Cyan by MS+NOKIA (German 920) :)
    Nevertheless I'm happy to see a steadily and fast update cycle!
    Really looking forward to the 2(!?) GDRs to come this year.
  • You're not the only one. Those of us on Verizon in the US are still waiting for the official release of Cyan, too. Oh, and my Lumia 520 (3 of them) on AT&T, as well.
  • I think it will be a great update, but it will continue to suffer the same issue that all previous versions have. The method of distribution to the public. Microsoft needs to take control of the update process and update directly to the user. If Apple can do it, I know that MSFT can do it as well. Heck, they started doing this with Windows on PC's a very long time ago.
  • Apple don't go direct to consumers, the carriers still have to test and approve the updates. It's just that 1) carriers will do anything to stay on the good side of Apple out of fear being left out and not being able to sell Apple device 2) they have less devices to test
  • Yes they do go directly to the consumer. When Apple releases a new version of iOS, it goes to all iOS devices. Whether they are iPads, iPhones, or iPod Touches. Also, the updates come directly from apple. That is why there I no carrier specific software on the device. Now, the carriers can and do send carrier specific configuration information to iPhones and some iPads. That would be expected. But the iOS and firmware updates come directly from Apple. I think it is time for MSFT to do the same. At least for Nokia devices.
  • I think this specific update comes out direct to the public. The only problem is with Cyan.
  • While I hope you are right, I fear that this update will be subjected to the same delays and tampering that all previous updates have been. I would love to hope that Windows Phone 8.1 or even a future release would switch this behavior. But, I am not going to hold my breath.
  • Ugly interface on GDR 1 i dont like it, just make the interface like the past (wp 8.1 normally)
  • Based on what? The interface doesn't change at all. Live Folders only appear if you choose to create them, and the only interface change then is when you choose to expand one.
  • What is ugly about it? Are you a troll?
  • I want to return my phone (L1520) because the update did not fix the phantom touch, as they call it.
    Though i find 8.1 really great!
  • I put my touch sensitivity to normal and it greatly reduced the phantom touch after cyan update.
  • Are you saying there is a g-g-g-g-g-ghost?!!!
  • Live folder lo mejor para aprovechar al máximo la pantalla y no tener listas tan largas de iconos
  • Ja, ach, met mijn Ativ s zit ik ook nog steeds te wachten op het driver package vanuit Samsung welke maar niet uitkomt, komt Microsoft ondertussen hier mee aan.   My point: Kinda difficult engaging in a conversation if you post in a different language then the one used in EVERY OTHER COMMENT on the same page, isn't it..?
  • Bing translator....
  • Yeah. Or not. Or u could use Bing translate to try to post in English. Why should 99% of people adapt to 1%? Kinda anti-social of u, isn't it?
  • Or just ignore the comment, you don't need "engaged a conversation" with everyone.
  • Asi es
  • Yeah, well, since this is a website that has a comment section, which actually tries to make people converse about the subject, i think the least amount of effort would be for people enganing in the conversation to speak the same langue. Ergo; u got it the wrong way around. English isn't my native language either but still, i'm making an effort because i WANT to be part of an active conversation on an internationally oriented board. If i wanted discuss topics in my own language, i wouldn't be going to an internationnaly oriented board where people speak a different language and expect other people to adjust or effectively single myself out speaking a different launguage than anyone else does, i would go to a board where people of my own nationality speak my native language. My 2 cents.
  • Exacto
  • What would be nice is if they'd finish getting 8.1 out before worrying about 8.1 update.
  • It's a Developer Preview. Ofcourse we're ahead of the regular schedule and 8.1 *is* rolling out in stages. Can't expect everything to be released in a single push. Remember the chaos when the Developer Preview went live? Servers got hammered for several days, no Store available, etc.
  • They haven't updated L920 yet, so I can't have feelings about this update, really. Sorry, couldn't help myself :D
  • Haven't got it yet! Lol... Gotta get CYAN first :D
  • I think I am going to wait this time. Just updated my 1520. Downgrade then update....
  • LOL! I gonna have GDR1 before Lumia Cyan!
    If they enable Bluetooth 4.0LE for dev preview, I'll stop waiting for Nokia's update.
  • Hopefully
  • Oh man.. Here comes Dev Preview again.
  • Everytime WP Central ask us about something that was announced by MS I think that actually MS asked WP Central to do that, to retrieve feedback.
  • That's my thinking too, so I post here and on their user voice site... Just in case ;)
  • I don't think they're related, but wouldn't that be a good thing if they were? People have complained for years that MS doesn't listen to its users. Now they have multiple ways for users to provide feedback, and people still don't give them credit.
    Edit - that last part wasn't directed at you, by the way.
  • I think the moderators here have good ties/connections with people inside of MS and share them the feedback we provide to them. At least, that seems to be the case. This is one of the biggest Windows Phone forums after all!
  • Great update but still missing long waited features which is a better looking app list with many options to sort and order and change the list view.
  • Agree with you.
  • Yes! Need this. It's already there in Win8.1, so why don't we have this already?
  • Just get me 730.
  • Waiting for 8.1 for 525 phone????
  • I liked the new things specially sms selection one
  • It would be great to have Bing daily wallpaper automatically (and without delay) to lock screen (new one!) AND home screen tiles. I do this manually each day as it looks great, maybe Cortana can do it for me?!
  • I want to install preview again..and never uninstall it..
  • As I suspected, I haven't even gotten cyan yet and update 1 next week!? What happens when I get preview update 1 next week and Verizon decides torelease cyan?
  • I think the best idea would be to make it this way: Get gdr1, as Cyan appears, you downgrade to WP8, install Cyan, then you install PFD and GDR1 on top of Cyan.
    This seem to be the safest way to avoid bricking the phone.
  • You wont get cyan until MS releases a fix for the PFD. You will get the firmware even if you update to gdr1 8.1
  • Bluetooth updates are a must.... Ability to choose connection for headset (voice) and connection for music separately would be nice... Does it by itself occasionally but not always
  • This is what I'm also waiting for. With the Bluetooth adapter in my car I'd really need to be able to disable phone audio from it as it's inconveniently placed for picking up phone audio anyway and having both of the profiles active makes connecting to it much more troublesome and slow.
  • Same problem here, also its not always possible to take a call from some devices i.e. a Bluetooth speaker with no mic... I have voted for it over on user voice... Fingers crossed we get heard by someone important lol :D
  • Official 8.1 is phucking amazing.
  • Really hope they bring back Facebook integration with messaging hub
  • My only bad feel about it, is that I'll need to wait for it again for many weeks-months because of the carriers.
  • I hope Microsoft gave me the option to change the background color with other than black and white.
  • Loved the Xbox Music live tile, been waiting for that. Folders, not so much, at least I'm not going to use them. IE improvements on mobile websites awesome! Can't wait to get that update...
  • I'd feel much better about it if the One W8 was coming to AT&T. But I am excited for it, especially how fast the team is pushing it out!
  • All I care about is: storage, storage..... STORAGE!!!!! Pfffft
  • I think MS needs to nail the basic functionalities right. I still do not understand why one has to hassle just to attach a file to an email.
    Calendar has to be first class ,multimedia experience has to be first to non. If they have acquired Nokia how long will lt take them to port at least some of the very best Nokia applications to WP? MS must understand that majority of WP users are long term Nokia users. At least I have followed Nokia since pre - 6600 days.
    My how I enjoyed that phone.
  • Totall agree.
  • Excited for this. Honestly, all we need now is a faster pace of app development and updates. Even that I think has picked up over the last year. As they begin to sell more in places like India and China,,, app development will pick up. Those are the markets that are going to provide the "new" smartphone users and as a result devs will look to serve ppl from those markets next.
  • Waiting for the update now itself
  • Need wifi direct in windows phone.
  • Already there, but it depends on what you want to do with it.  For WiFi Direct (WiDi) to work, the chipset needs to support it.  Newer Windows Phone handsets can, and as such with WP 8.1 you get the capability to wirelessly project your screen using Miracast.
  • I'm somewhere between first and second answer. Good that MS brought groups and folders (although I already purchased Group tiles :/ ) but so far I don't see much use for it except for one off use for roadtrip (I pinned all the destinations for navigation and separated them by locations). But who knows, maybe I'll find a way to use it.
  • Though classified as a small update, I sure like the Folders and Xbox Music improvements (albeit wait and see what improvements...)
  • Do preview for dev can get this update
  • An update to Office is long overdue.
  • Yes , I find it awkward that I have a better user experience using office like apps on android than the ms office on WP. Some times I feel that quick office on my Old N8 provides a better user experience.
  • If we didnt have to wait on carrier to turn bluetooth LE on, I would be loving all the updates
  • Yes, FitBit would be working great. Hope they turn Bluetooth 4 back on.
  • I havnt even got update for 8.1 in my lumia 920.... :(
  • The catch up game seems to end... :)
  • Better when I actually get it
  • Waiting for the update now itself
  • What? This is so ridiculous. Why, instead of distribute again this new Update, does Microsoft create efforts to deliver more effective and quickly Official 8.1 and Cyan? I do not want to wait so much for an update that was to be deliverd at least 2 months ago for all... It is tearfull
  • Actually it wasn't supposed to be delivered 2 months ago.  What we got 'months ago' (after the 'Build' conference, was a developer preview program that users could opt-in to.  If you did not, then you've been waiting yes, but with good reason - Microsoft have been working behind the scenes to make sure it's well integrated with the various handsets out, there, and of course to make sure that mobile networks would actually roll the thing out! Without that hard work, the chances are you'd end up waiting for your updates for a LOT longer, and it could of course even be possible that you wouldn't get the update at all!! As it stands, I'm actualyl hugely impressed by Microsoft's rollout of Windows Phone 8.1, as it's fairly clear that virtually everone with a current 8.0 handset will get the 8.1 update in a timely manner. The update program will likely accelerate through August.
  • Preview sucks and always causes problems. For me final version is far better :-)
  • I'm excited about the possibility of having live folders on my home screen. Also looking forward to any improvements to IE.
    What I would like to see implemented in GDR2:
    - attaching files from email app
    - data toggle present in action center
    - settings options sorted alphabetically
    - merge Nokia Camera with default camera app
    - links to Facebook from IE should open by default in the Facebook app and NOT as a separate tab in IE
    - Quiet Hours separated from Cortana. Maybe I don't use Cortana but would love to mute any notification sounds during the night
  • +925
  • Need a fix for heating issue and battery issue for my lumia 925
  • GREAT
  • I think it's rolling out way too slow, i've changed phones waiting on this update Microsoft put some pep in y'all step
  • This is 8.1 Update.
    It's 8.1 that they can't seem to deploy.
    So announcing the subsequent update kinda confirms the big two fingers they are giving customers.
  • Or maybe it shows you that MS is actually working hard to push updates, and just how much dealing with OEMs and carriers slows their process down.
  • +1520 on slowness of carriers
  • Folder !
  • I want the folders so badly.
  • Still there is no way to attach files to an email cleanly and without frustration. I would want to reply to an email and attach a file stored on my phone. Very simple scenario extremely difficult to achieve on a windows phone.
  • Right now if your using Wp8.1 your best option is metro mail otherwise OneDrive or the other cloud storage options if your on 8.0..
  • Please... Missing features
    1. Double tap to off
    2. Live screen
  • Bad idea because double tap also means zoom
  • Live Screen?? Care to elaborate? :P
  • What about wifi direct just like android app (flash transfer)....
  • I'm still waiting for Lumia Cyan due to stopping rollout for DP users
  • Haven't got it yet...Icon*sobs silently*
  • Don't know cause I don't have it yet.
  • What I'm looking forward to most is the improvements in music. I was hoping for such basic things as being able to attach documents directly in email and capacity to send an sms to several recepients. Maybe wp 9
  • What you mean send an SMS to multiple? You can do that since windows phone 7.5 if not 7
  • The option is there, but I'm not sure if it works. I've tried it several times but the message doesn't get sent. I tried on Samsung Focus with 7.5 and Lumia 920 with 8 & 8.1 DP. Now I'm using 1520 with Cyan and never bothered to try
  • Super strange. Must be a carrier specific thing. Never heard anybody complain of it not working
  • I like it.
  • I did not get official 8.1 yet in India for Lumia 820 . Then also will I b able to use 8.1 upgrade 1 ?
  • Nope
  • One little feature that I'm gonna find most useful in the Update 1 is the ability to select messages inside a message thread to forward or delete.
    The biggest disappointments yet are no Quick setting toggle for Data, and the inability to attach files other than jpegs directly from inside mail.
  • Metro Mail has that functionality so I wonder why it hasn't been addressed already lol. I got around that using OneDrive and sharing links, worked out better especially for collaboration on projects.
  • Workaround might work for us -the WP fans. But for the general consumer, it is such a pain. :/
  • So can we update if we are running cyan???
  • So far so good, still running it through it's paces.
  • They should improve the notification centre.... Its still very basic.... Still have to open the settings menu to switch on the cellular data...
  • Pin a data settings tile for the time being?
  • Hot!!!
  • I feel..Great!
  • Now we need apps and settings sortings. It's a mess, there are 48 elements under "System"!
    But it's a huge update anyway.
  • Remove the "resuming" thing please...
  • This "Resuming..." thing is really very much irritating
  • Yeah that's annoying.
  • Quick charge sounds interesting (guess its version 1.0 on the 2520). Will we need new chargers though or do the Nokia chargers supply "high voltage"?
  • I just want my WP8.1 first. :( #1020problems
  • I'm still waiting for wp 8.1 dont want to know about another update. It is the end of July we still dont have any updates for Lumia 720 in India. When it will come???????
  • I just want the audio fault fixed. It's been there since wp8.0. I rebooted my phone 3 times today so I could get stereo sound back.
  • It's great to have these updates my problem is the delay between announcements and delivery. I would prefer an announcement then immediate option to download.
    Anyway I'm looking forward to getting Cortana in the UK and her maturing...
  • I want a full accessible file manager, where i can delete unnecessary files... Something like in Android!!!!
  • There is one look at the Microsoft apps its called file Check out "Files" for Windows Phone http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=762e837f-461d-4847-8399-3526f54fc25e
  • Look up pocket explorer.
  • You won't get something like that on Windows Phone due to the sandboxed environment.
  • Windows phone 8.1 and windows RT both sandboxed and both have it
  • I Want a mobile data toggle in action center!!!
  • I want a mobile data toggle too.
  • We need "quiet hours" and "inner circle" separated from Cortana! I don't see any reasons why they are available only bundled together??? There are no apps in store which can replace those features for WP8.1? And wait for ~5 years when small language groups get possibility to put phone at night automatically in quiet mode is not acceptable...
  • The only thing I don't like is what happened to the podcasts? And the music part it doesn't say new or history play
  • Ok nevermind on the podcast I just found it lol but the music hub should be fixed to show new albums downloaded so when I download my music off torrent sites then I can find them
  • Dunno, haven't got it yet.
  • Common MS give us data toggle in the action centre.
  • Anyone notice the SMS select boxes were in facebook chat....is this feature coming back??? Would love if it would!!
  • Indeed I did. Odd how nobody is mentioning it
  • Mobile data toggle,wifi direct missing....all others pretty cool... Xbox music should be back with a bang...
  • Interactive live tiles would be a boon
  • Coming 2016!!
  • I wonder what the o/s build number is for update 1, I'm on build 12400 - one of the first few who jumped on the update before it was halted.
  • I'm really excited about the fast charging support, SMS features, and Live Tile for Music. This is a bigger update for me than 8.1.
  • Does the GDR1 include all the cyan features?
  • Happy to see Xbox music update......
  • Yes!
  • I really want the settings page reorganised. Joe recognised this before but no mention of it in GDR1. Hopefully it follows in GDR2
  • Especially a search box would be nice to find settings faster! :)
  • Yes even that would suffice until a permanent fix is in place.
  • You can search for settings in cortana just slide over to phone tab after you do.
  • Oh cool! Didn't know that! Though Id still welcome a search box in settings itself :)
    Especially when there's no internet around ...
  • Any date for preview session....
  • I would like to see the old games hub.
    The new one doesn't open fast, and if it does it crashes.
  • Good to see new updates coming faster! I hope they'll keep their momentum! I'm curious how they implemented app folders and that app corner thingy sounds interesting, too. Though I would like to see things, like a better integration of the new lock screen app in the OS (especially the settings page). Sadly I ran out of votes on UserVoice :/
  • updates are always welcome , but  the data toggle in the quick settings is what i need :)
  • I will certainly feel something only after getting the update and using it!! If it makes my phone more unstable then no point in getting all those features...
  • IMO before this update MS need to work on their services e.g OneDrive and OneNote to make it better on WP than on android. There's no progress update in action center when uploading files to OneDrive and the note list in OneNote take much time to update on WP to the point I rather use both of these apps on my Moto G than my Lumia 920.
  • I don't know, I have a Lumia 925 on t-mobile USA and have not got the update yet! It is still " under testing". Grrrr.
  • Glad it's coming out so fast! But hope update 2 will have more consumer features instead of having so many features for manufacturers
  • I don't even have the official 8.1 for my icon and they're already pushing update 1 out, WTF?
  • OTG pleeeeeees
  • Store Live tile should be like the People hub live tile
  • How the hell would in know...still haven't got the 8.1 update yet. All these 8.1 related articles starting to irritate me. No point in reading if I can't experience it. And no...i don't want the dp.
  • Live lock screen is just a crap for those who are using kids corner coz both the apps not works together...
    Uninstalled
  • The Xbox music is not so good and attractive. It's good to hear that live tile is updated for Xbox music. Hope it runs fast and doesn't crashes.
  • Very much looking forward to it. And I'm welcoming the changes to Messaging app, it looks like a small change but it will really make me happy. Plus, I can't wait to try out those Live Folders!
  • I feel good. Folders look good. Hopefully the animation of the folder opening is something to smile about.
  • Guys, it's awesome that there is DevPreview at all :)
  • What is the difference between Alpha & Beta Cortana !
  • Feeling a bit annoyed as i downgraded my L1520 in expectation for Cyan (not yet received)!! However if it hasn't got 2G/3G data toggle i will be furious!!
  • Are you on att? I also downgraded my L1520 and got the update to cyan now I'm back waiting for the next PFD...i don't see a data toggle
  • Ability to select only 3G/4G networks WiFi toggle is still bad and can be made better USB tethering won't hurt either.  
  • ^^ this ... :)
  • - What about fixing my biggest annoyance : open twitter links in twitter app, open linkedin links in linkedin app... Android and iOS have that for years. Instead I'm redirected in the browser where I have to use the mobile website and enter my login details again. - What about video group calling for Skype? - What about an improved mail client for outlook.com? Can't mark email as spam, I have to move them to "Junk" folder (much more pain than one click). Allow editing forwarded messages or replies, for example inline. What about supporting the tags/categories of outlook.com inside the mail client. CEO claims that they need to be the best in productivity for users but clearly mail application of Windows Phone is bad. - What about improving notifications center for example tweaking the design to avoid huge margins and pack a bit more the notifications - What about not forcing Region for using Cortana but just the language of the phone? This will avoid me to change the region (and restart the phone) everytime I want to purchase something in the store (because otherwise it asks for a US credit card) - What about improving the PDF reader to be able to share other than with One Drive (e.g. Facebook messenger)
  • so i cant understand still this... Im with NL920 AT&T with location in Bulgaria... Im with DP...so this Update 1 will be Prew. Again or offi. 8.1 so
  • This is the dev preview version
  • Damn it ... Anyway...for offi, i have to looking at ATT North America availability right?
  • This would only be the Dev Preview version, you haven't even received the official firmware yet, once att releases the official cyan update and then this version after a few months you'll get the official update, till then you can update using the preview for developers like now
  • For official you will need to watch what ever country you got your phone from as that is where the update will need to come from
  • Lol.. So on dev preview I won't be getting the Cyan update anytime soon but I'll get update 1 next week? Interesting.
  • I feel faster.
  • It's good but wait and see
  • and one more thing that everybody not have wifi connection so please give us a option to update through mobile network!!!!
  • Firstly, I'd love to get the 8.1 update period for my Lumia 520 for AT&T.
  • Yep! This is like saying there will be a delicious dessert, without telling you how many weeks you'll have to wait for the first course!
  • Tbh there are only a few users available and maybe backend fixes but its good that the updates are coming fast, still haven't got Cyan as yet. Xbox Music fixes are a hit and miss more needs to be done and one has to wonder if MS are listening to their customers.
  • Anyone else having issues with one drive? Since the update its not showing up in my photos folder and I see the app but I can't open it.
  • Mobile data on/off switch in action center, as well as Wi-Fi toggle on/off and Wi-Fi options when holding the button.
    In IE videos scroll option, Wi-Fi direct, more info about the notifications in the action center etc
  • Yeah Wi-Fi toggle would be sweet
  • Not even got 8.1 update
  • In one word. EXCITED!
  • I am STILL wanting Repeating notifications, doesnt anyone else see the value in such a simple thing? I dont always have my phone with me, If a message comes in I miss it If I dont turn screen on...please Microsoft...
  • They should embed live lock screen app as a native shit..
  • Will wait for it, quite exciting! Im not that excited for Cyan anymore. Its the Update 1 which excites me more.
  • I swear to all that is holy MICROSOFT, GIVE ME MY GOOGLE OPTION BACK FOR WEB BROWSING! I have 1520 and I'm sorry Bing as my only option is not cool. No offense but Bing sucks rocks guys. I don't have to use Cortana if that's the case. I need my web browser to be google. Its more device friendly and you guys know this! Please tell me this is just a slip up?!
  • I've no troubles with using Google..
  • But Bluetooth LE is only in Cyan...
  • need a smart dailer
  • Ya that's definitely a missing feature....
  • Facing charging problem
  • And I would love to see audiophile options, such as flac playback enabled and a decent dac in the phone (no thanks beats audio)
  • What about an equaliser function? Or a nice line out using USB OTG..? We have the hardware for it. Just not the software/drivers. I would love to use an USB DAC for example. But given the lovely treatment xbox music has been getting, i'm thinking WP users who are also music enthusiasts/audiophile are ,well, screwed.
  • There is an EQ go to settings and look under audio
  • Yeah, and if u want haptic feedback, go under extra settings and enable haptic feedback. Oh wait, that's an exclusive Samsung Ativ feature, just like the equaliser is a Nokia exclusive feature. On some Nokia's. Not even all of em. MS could sell these things off as exclusive to some models or whatever, but they seem to be forgetting that the competition has this already. On every model. By software. Built in the OS. Seriously though; we need stuff like this built in the OS by default. Or MS should at least make some (low level) API's for em so devs can implement these in their software mediaplayers.
  • Plus they should put an alpha preview of Cortana in every country, at leat they will be notified when there's trouble in the translation ... (I bet Rudy Huyn already have it in French ^^)
  • Still can't get Cyan....Does WP8.1 with update include Cyan??
  • Updated mail app with a option to attach docs and files rather than just images
  • Just one thing: I don't want do downgrade my phone to update to Lumia Cyan. If I install the Update 1, later when there'll be a fix for those with preview for developers, will I be able to install the new firmware? (I know that software and firmware are separate, just want to make sure)
  • That is how it should work
  • Mobile data toggle in Action Centre..
  • I want LUMIA CYAN before this update
  • Wi fi
    Without changing IP address I can't use WiFi
    Please solve this only one problem with windows phone
    Else every thing I like
    But without static IP
    Its sucks my money
  • Well the option is enabled on certain ROMs
  • I just can't wait.
  • I thought they'll bring the big square tile as in W8.1 too.. maybe GDR2 then
  • I really want this. How beautiful would Bing Weather, Cortana, or Xbox Music look like that? Too nice
  • My data sense not working since morning, showing Wi-Fi: 0mb, cellular: 0mb.... While I have used more than 2gb.
    Why it's not working. Please suggest me. I'm new to windows family.
    Vineet.vpns@live.com
  • Post in the forums, this is not the place to ask irrelevant questions
  • I'm very excited. I feel like there's always something to look forward to on this phone. I must say that I am very satisfied with my Lumia 1520.
  • Toggle for data-most of all . Then arranging stuff under settings section by some criterion. Also, the possibility to get rid of the games from the app list and include them under games hub ONLY.
  • Microsoft needs to work on update rollout mechanism so that it reaches to all phone models within 2-3 days.. Currently it takes a month.. Frustrating...
  • Is this update will be available in next week for developers ?? Can any one tell ?? #previewfordevelepors
  • It's good to hear Microsoft is nurturing and growing tho OS.
  • I need it! Please give it to me!
  • No... You NEED food and air. This is only an update for a dumb piece of technology. In the scheme of things, it is very, very low in priority!!!!
  • Well said. :P
  • windows 8.1 cyan now is avilable in The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for lumia 1520 .
  • Ms ki maa ki chute
  • I'm just waiting for the firmware update to see if the over processing of images that gives them that yellow tint is gone. L520
  • Bring a lovable and likeable SKYPE with this update as well
  • In the voting you need an option that says "Meh, I don't need any of those features".  I didn't like having to choose "they're cool features and all, but I won't be using any of them" as the only alternative.  Windows Phone is just becoming far too much like iPhone and Android, and that angers me.
  • Bluetooth Keyboard????
  • Please give 8.1 cyan update quickly, then ask about feedback
  • This too ^
  • I have a Samsung Ativ S Neo and as soon "if ever" im able to get the update then ill give you my thoughts.
  • You should add a selection to the poll that says "I really like to comment but I'm waiting for my stupid carrier to release WP 8.1 so I really cant say"
  • This ^
  • I love my Xbox Music and want to see how much improvement they have done because it needs help. Besides the live tile image, i have to use it first then decide. Live folder about time. What about the just release live lock screen they just release. Finally also interesting to see how new covers would interact with live lock screen or any app you set as lock screen. WP fan day 1
  • I wish I had Windows Phone 8.1 before I get Update 1. Someone is taking there sweet time
  • This also ^
  • It seems we will never run proper firmware update. Its a life ahead with DP :D
  • Definitely excited for the update and the xbox music improvements ! They are finally bringing the Live Tile back! Hope they also introduce the option to choose between a transparent or a green tile when music is not playing.
  • I feel Microsoft is now working fast with there updates and also I feel USB host , Bluetooth mouse and keyboard and Wifi direct are missing not cool.
  • MS is surely doing its very best in making WP better. very excited to see that in jyst a couple of weeks we have another update.. if MS stays to this course, no doubt they will have more users to gain..   PS. personal request is still email attachement and static ip :) 
  • I need more apps and games in the store just like ios and android. Also i want WP8 root tools to install xap directly from phone (xap handler)
  • So excited, this should run smooth on my brand new Lumia 930
  • Yeah :)
  • Do somebody know xap handler to be installed on wp8?
  • To me the "Call Cortana" feature is a huge deal. No need for anyone to integrate a specific button to access you personal assistant like Apple is trying to get car manufacturers to do. Brilliant move by Microsoft and a kick in the gut to Apple.
  • Yeah i love microsoft more as time and days pass!! :)
  • What's so special about App's Corner over Kid's Corner?
  • I jizzed in my pants when I saw the post
  • I would be excited if I could expect this update anytime soon. As it is, my phone hasn't worked well since I installed the preview, so I won't be doing that again. So, as an ordinary consumer, I can expect to see this update in a year or so?
  • I am waiting for it. Finally we will get well designed folders.
  • Meh... nothing impressive about update 1
  • I want TOAST NOTIFICATION MESSAGE QUICK REPLY. It leaked before the WP8.1 launch.
  • I can't wait for this updated...
    I'm gonna lose my mind once I get it lol
  • When it ill be out globally? Dont want it for preview developer...!!!
  • What I'm wondering is what this means for those who are also waiting for the Lumia Cyan update? Would that be completely bypassed by moving to update 1? Or will Cyan be applied in the process... Kind of a bit confusing.
  • The "Live Folders" sounds impressive. Don't know if it will work perfectly though.
  • Improvements and new features are always welcome, but Microsoft needs to do something about the naming schemes.  "Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1" just doesn't have a nice ring to it.  It should have been 8.1.1 or even 8.2.    
  • I'm on Verizon in US and don't even have 8.1 yet. Already an update. I wish MS and carriers coordinated rollouts more closely.
  • Nice features.  Home VPN, great!, Folders, great! I want to know how we get it AND Cyan. Do we have to downgrade to 8.0, update Cyan/8.1 when that is available for phone and then get back on the Dev track, or will they push Cyan through the Dev channel? I suspect downgrade, get 8.1 and then upgrade to this... (And yes, I suspect you can directly upgrade from DP to this without Cyan, but that was not the question...;)
  • Seeing how such a high percentage of people had 8.1 before it officially started rolling out, I'm positive they will fix the issue that's making DP users downgrade first to get the official 8.1 with cyan. I doubt they are going to leave it be, a lot of people might not even downgrade so I'm pretty sure they will fix it so that DP users can upgrade to the official with cyan and then continue on to GDR 1. At least I very much hope so, I'm going to wait a while before i decide what to do as I'd rather not have to wipe all my data.
  • I have found something I would like to see fixed. The "Games" tile used to be a Live tile that moved around and would show the head of my avatar. Now it just sits there with an icon of a game controller. If they don't want to make it a Live tile anymore, fine, but at least make it transparent then.
  • Xbox music back in Kids Corner FTW!!!!
  • All that really interests me is the live folder capabilities. I'm glad to have a steady update, feels so soon which is great, would like to see at least one more really welcomed feature besides kids stuff like the app thing or whatever. I will most likely never ever use the kid features so I hope MSFT doesn't invest too much into those features, would rather see other features.
  • My 920 does internet sharing.. i used it with my tablet.
  • Microsoft should structure The Settings menu logically,
  • I would love to see some of the OneNote enhancements Microsoft is continuously throwing out to other mobile platforms
  • Sounds like a fucked up mess for those without cyan. Hopefully they think things thru & only update those that get the fw as if devices that dont have it are still messed up
  • I really like what's included in the update and also the speed at which Microsoft is planning to release it. Just the news I like to hear.
  • What is app corner???
  • No, no feelings, prevention is better than cure, paraphrased not waiting is better than waiting, when it comes, it comes, I'll just pretend that I never heard about 8.1 update, or else I'll be heart broken just like in case of CYAN UPDATE.
  • I will install asap. I'd like to see the attachment handling in the email client be more fulsome so that you can work from directly through email. Also, enhancements to Bluetooth hand-offs, as is the different programs that utilize BT tend to interrupt one another and vie for control. I would also like more powerful backup and restore so you can rollback or forward on demand without having to reset the phone.
  • Us huawei ascend w1 users will sadly never get past wp8.0
  • Expecting OTG feature, when connected to my car which has blue&me technology by Microsoft, should play my songs over Bluetooth or when connected via USB cable, then also should play my songs.. My E6-00 could do that, but Lumia couldn't.
  • I'm a little gunshy about installing the update sinca I had to hard reset my AT&T 1520 to get the Cyan update.
  • Should I get the update 1 Beta. I really can't wait
  • Extremely excited for this update!
  • Waiting waiting waiting to update my 1520 running DP 8.1..........
    How long could it take
  • I need more VPN protocols and USB OTG!
  • Alarm volume level and optional vibration are more important than snooze time. Small steps by MS... not enough
  • Enable bluetooth for keyboard and mouse use already - dang WP has been around for almost 4 years and they still don't have features that WM did. Unbelieveable.
  • Adblock/ghostery style filters on the brower Delete cookies on exit on selected sites to defeat paywalls Video app to automatically process the frames to keep horizontal like 'Horizon' app does on iOS Setting in alphabetic order and/or sub-groups  
  • "Bring in R kelly...and tell him to stay away from my eyes"...can't wait
  • I'm still bummed that there's no way to speak the most common punctuation....period, comma, exclamation point, question mark. I speak my texts and emails a lot for hands free driving, and to just plain be faster. What's the point if I have to pick up my phone, look at it, hit backspace, then enter my correct punctuation? Unless of course all I need is a period. It's such a simple feature that both IOS and Android have....I miss it. I'm boggled as to the reason Microsoft wouldn't implement that in the new update.
  • The action centre needs so many features to fight against ios/ Android like widgets, download/ transfer status, actionable notifications from apps, right now we can't even read the full text of the notification
  • Love it the new features are excellent, Cortana rocks.
  • I just want them to push for better optimization and more APIs. The is looks good but apps are a bit a clunky. Also new fonts in the ui would be cool. Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • BLUETOOTH EQUALIZER?????????? It's never going to happen. 
  • Windows phone its being proved like a great OS with unique features either iOS or Android doesn't have, but still a considerably big gap when we talk about apps and apps features. Besides that I love the WP OS and I am not an app junkie so it's not a big deal for me. #Icon.
  • I REALLY would like to see the OS more polished - when I compare it to iOS, it feels much less refined. The animations, transitions, overall wow factor is missing..
    Other than that, WP for life!
  • This is ridiculous, only 12% of WP users have 8.1 and they are already talking about an update for it. Also releasing to higher end phones when 520s/521s have the most market share therefore the most users, but will be weeks before they get it. Idk WTH is going on with Microsoft but they need to get their crap together and get all WP 8.0 users onto 8.1 before the GDR1 update is released officially.
  • Nice, but I want more. All the more reason for folks to visit the uservoice site and provide their input & votes. I'm pulling for full landscape view in all apps including start screen.
  • Wish MS would address adding location based appointments to Quiet Hours.
  • Any idea if the Windows 8.1 update 1 rolls out it will take my 1520 to the full Cyan update? Or do I need to turn off developer preview, roll back to 8.0, update to full 8.1 with Cyan, then turn developer preview back on?
  • I'm waiting for it,but still waiting for cyan
  • The fix for the hold on the Dev Preview is coming soon. I am happier that the value of having the Dev Preview hasn't been lost. With this update coming to all 8.1 users, including the preview, people would be foolish to roll back now, unless you are having big issues. Think about it. Even if you roll back it may be weeks or months before 8.1 is available for your handset. In that time, you will have missed out on folders and other upgrades. Hang tight. Next week is going to be interesting, ands a patch will be issued soon.
  • Live tiles; nice, Xbox music; nice too. However I hope the SD card patch not being available when inserted into the phone bug is fixed, I only hope.
  • Ask when we all got cyan
  • Excited
  • I know this isn't a big deal to most people, but I'm still holding out hope that one day we'll finally get GIF messaging support.
  • I just hate windows phone app menu sooooo much
  • Just wished they could include interactive toast and notifications
  • Absolutely!
  • I'm on WP8.1 DP.
    I haven't rolled back to WP8 or got Cyan on my 920.
    Am I right in assuming i'll get this update? 
  • Looks nice. Maybe At&t will push it out before next summer. Still hoping to get 8.1 before Easter.
  • I'm most excited for aptX Bluetooth audio. I've been wanting that since I first heard of it. That and the Music update. Thank you MS!
  • Same here, I'd been considering carrying a second device for music because of this. I hope it starts working right away with the update.
  • I'm glad to see the progress but I still think alot of things are missing for the business/productivity-minded among us: -email editing and attachments -Bluetooth for keyboards and other devices -printing -calendar improvements (more time options, third-party access, better repeat event options, import .ics files) -Options to make Metro more readable--word wrap, smaller fonts, etc.
  • I feel great about Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1
  • I'd like to applaud WP Central for articles like this. It is quite clearly a honeypot for ridiculous OT comments in an attempt to sequester nonsense in one place. I used to enjoy reading the sometimes insightful and entertaining comment sections here. Unfortunately as of late, these engaging comments have been only sprinkled as glitter on a steaming pile. Perhaps as further measure, WPC can implement a reading comprehension test, or even an intelligent comment filter. Perhaps the staff can have a database of comment keywords that will disallow stupidity? Hypothetical article title: 'Cortana now available in xxxxx, no word on any other localizations'. Geat that's good news. Hypothetical attempted comment: 'when will it come to yyyyyy????!!! Obviously MS is run by monkeys'. While the last portion of the comment cannot be falsafied, the first portion is clearly a lack of reading comprehension issue of the commented. Further, please label all such honeypots with (duche trap) in the title so I know not to bother -thanks!
  • I lolled whilst reading your comment, but have to say.. So true. Unfortunately.
  • Am I the only one that doesn't have a complaint of the current wp 8.1? I mean it misses some features as some say, but I can get along just fine. A tap here, a tap there and you're done. ;)
  • While Microsoft continue to improve the UX of the platform, they tend to forget other important things such as built in apps, Microsoft apps. These apps at times are frustrating to use and the more frustrating part about it is that they work great on rival platforms
  • Excited about Cortana in India
  • Anyone have any thoughts of the Windows 8.1 update 1 having all the updated drivers and full features of Cyan? Or will I have to downgrade back to 8.0 then upgrade to 8.1 Cyan then turn Developer Preview back on??
  • Where is cyan for 520? Come on get us on it First please..
  • i dont even know what else i want on my wp, no loading screens? fingerprint/retina scan? i would be pleased to see image pw on wp like we have on w8
  • 1 Be allowed to clear/delete chat history on skype. 2 On battery saver, able to reset usage so that i know the period of shown consuption,  3 WI-FI must be able to automatically switch to an access point with stronger signal, (we have several access points in the building to cover a larger area) 4 Need an FM transmitter. 5 Given choice to either access OneDrive on phone after entering a password or not, right now its not password protected, anyone who get hold of your phone can access it.  
  • Despite the slow roll out of cyan bt I must say Microsoft has come a long way to this day there is so much improvement yesterday no gave a damn about Nokia Lumia...even my friends ask me questions about Nokia Lumia and want to know... I'm happy about the coming features with the update 1
  • Y'all need to updated the people who have P.D. So we can move with on
  • Still not able to attach files (pdf,zip) and forward message with attachment. Rest I love 8.1
  • I wish there was a another button on live tile ,other than resize and unpin, to refresh the live tile for latest info... So that I can refresh the app without actually going into the app...
  • Forget what we feel about 8.1 gdr 1, first let us recieve cyan update. We are loosing our patience, i own a lumia 820
  • Still waiting for 8.1. And Microsoft is doing it slow for Asia-Pacific.
  • I am looking for the ability to Attach FILES (not just pictures) while replying or forwarding to an email. This is a very basic feature for me that is lacking in the WP OS. I use my phone to communicate via email a lot for work. And I just cannot attach a document or a PDF when I have to reply all or Forward it to aother person. 
  • WE WANT CELLULAR DATA TOGGLE IN ACTION CENTER!!
  • How is the battery life improving with the updates? My 520 went strewn to 14 hours when updating to 8.1, at it is practically not useable anymore.
  • Mobile data toggle for Action Center!!!
  • I'm really excited about Quick Charge support, there wasn't much information on it (like whether it's in use already or whether this activates it) but sounds good either way. Plus the myriad of other features are all a step in the right direction.
  • I really wish they bring back background streaming to IE11... I have no idea why they thought removing this feature should be part of an "upgrade" with IE11... usually great/useful features get added, not removed    Excited for faster charging though it should have been there since day 1!
  • Not get yet for 920:'(
  • Live folders is a good addition..!! Speaking of Xbox music improvements who doesn't love it??!! And the best part is we are getting it next week!! Seems faster indeed !!!
  • I just want printer support and the ability to attach files to emails other than pictures.
  • Not so great features.
  • I really want the password restrictions removed during the driving mode. It's annoying having to punch in the password when I'm driving and I ask Cortana to call a contact or look up directions, etc.
  • Wooooow, I really want a faster music app, new theme colors, and faster switching between apps :)
  • Ever since the update, the volume on the turn by turn Nokia Drive is severely reduced whenever I connect to Bluetooth. It's so low I can barely hear it. As a matter of fact, even Cortana's spoken volume is super low when connected to Bluetooth. Does anyone else have this problem? I have the Lumia 1520.
  • I'll be happy if it brings better battery life.
  • According to me the update is good, but what I actually need is best background running and best multitasking and WiFi file transfer from one wo to another
  • Live Folders & SMS Merge... can't wait to use the live folders feature!!
  • Will this app bring the wp8.1 preview for developers to cyan official?
  • I dunno about other features but it
    Seems faster...
  • Why did they not include mobile data on/off button in action centre in this update? This is the most required feature for action centre in India.
  • I think Microsoft should focus on making the phone usable by business ... Have u tried tried to reply an email and tried to attach a PDF while doing so?? Microsoft has the worst email management system on its windows phone ever!
  • I want to create collages in Creative Studio
  • We 1020 owners haven't even got 8.1 Cyan yet, nevermind update 1. So im not holding my breath for this
  • Waiting.....
  • Will there be racism like always
    First all the rich countries like America will get and Pakistan will get it at least 3 months later
  • OK, this is a first, playing a racism card on a website complaining about updates. U must have truely no comprehension of how the world actually works.
  • Cool this will close the gap for sure on windows vs android features that's for sure..
  • I'm give up for waiting cyan update....
  • All I want are features from Android. Assitant Menu/Assistant Touch, negative colors, custom keyboards, microphone on keyboard, cut/copy/paste/share/define/translate with cut and copy in different clipboards, clipboard manager, waterproof, temp sensor, heartbeat detector, humidity sensor, fingerprint reader, Led indicator, pin cortana commands to start, more device unlock options like captcha or dot pattern, and more. Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • Looking forward for the update...:)
  • Since my 810 went EOL 30-days after T-Mobile carried, I'm guessing I'll be stuck with the developers preview because tmobile won't approve the firmware. I keep waiting to see if the 1525 rumor is true before I switch to Verizon for the icon.
  • Why xbox music improvements? Certainly welcome but it's decoupled from the firmware.
  • No word until it has 1: USB OTG 2: WiFi Direct 3: Make own albums in gallery itself instead of some stupid long long steps. Ohh I miss my good old n8 so much. It had FM transmitter too along with 16 GB internal memory and 32 GB expandable. L925 seems so handicapped and crippled. Hopw atleast those three come with the new GDR soon.  
  • A better music & video app, Wi-Fi direct, customized live lock screen & start screen, live app folders, Google Hangout app is all what I wish to see in WP although soon. C'mon MS I've been loyal to WP since HTC HD7 days. & I definitely wish to see something similar to what I'd read on Neowin abt the WP8 concept article last year. Go for a kill MS
  • So iam getting the gdr1 update next week with dp...but I even didn't get cyan on my 1020...so when cyan maybe available before the gdr1 update I must first go back on wp8 update to 8.1 cyan officially and the enable dp so that I get the gdr1? Wtf...come on ms release a fix for all dp useres
  • I like everything about WP 8.1 Update 1/Cyan.  I just wish application support was more widely accepted.  I am still using my work Android Samsung S4 to use my Nest, Rachio, TCP Lighting, and XFinity X1 Remote apps because they are not available for Windows Phone.  MS can update the OS they want, but if developers don't create apps for other products that I buy, then I can see this application gap getting wider and wider.
  • I think WP is starting to lose its simplicity
  • Live folders is where my interest it... looking forward to it Posted via the WPC App for Android!
  • Any word on the data toggle in the action center?
  • I hope that they can actually get interactive covers. I rock 1520 with no case so a flip that has notification would be sweet.
  • Can't wait for VPN!
  • Get it out. The update 1 for dev preview. Thats what I think
  • Not happy they didn't fix the Kid's Corner bug!
  • Waiting for the update on Lumia 520 developers preview
  • I just like updating stuff, don't really care as long I can press "Install update".
  • I think it's awesome. Great they're finally stepping up the update cycles (as confusing as it may b for some...). Really glad they're gonna fix cyan for DP preview too, doubt I'll get cyan before they do anyway...
  • Do you think you'll need the firmware to be able to download this or can you use it with just 8.1 (no firmware)?
  • Where is our Cellular Data toggle?
  • Would've expected another new feature?
  • Personally I am excited with the Cortana in contacts so I can use my phone truly hands free in the car. Improved performance will be nice to
  • Looking forward to app corner. Always good to have more ways to show off your windows phone without compromising privacy.
    Personally, I don't see the needs of folders. And, I place them on my start screen depending on how often I use apps and I don't think the way they implemented folders is not intuitive when it comes to that. But no worries. The more the tiles, the merrier the start screen looks.
    About the features I want, well I want Microsoft to take a leaf out of LG G3's books. I know most of them maybe use but I like to play with customizations and there is something so beautiful about discovering some new feature after months. I know it is never gonna happen but one can dream.
  • They talk about 8.1 since april.... They talk now about 8.1 update 1.... Most people didnt receive 8.1 until now, lumia owner see slow progress, htc and samsung owners see no progress....oh theres huawei, too....no progress Overall, yea you want new os? go for new smartphone like on android? This is not what ms promised! and i blame them for this. The "cool" updates doesnt have any effect cause they dont reach to the people....so any wp update is anoying cause you know about the cool features but cant use them cause the official update isnt there, regardless which features ms has build   Just a big fail microsoft, a big fail!     And no developer preview changes nothing, throwing away gurantee isnt an option to use promises which were given in the past
  • Good thing I didn't downgrade .. I'm dieing to get live folders .
  • OTG Please
  • Why does a live tile for Xbox music require a whole OS update? Doesn't mix radio, Pandora have live tile while playing music??
  • My z30 has miracast & WiDi even though I rarely use it. I don't think it's that important as long as we can share files through Bluetooth or tm the NFC
  • We need more customization.
  • Update 1 ? When do we in Europe finally get the damn 8.1 first?! ( not talking about the developer version) I am reading about the cyan update for months already and checking ff*ing Lumia 920 Daily manually (just to be shure) and I am getting damn tired about this slow-ass enrollment of this cyan update here in Belgium (am I the only one...?) if this shit keeps up maybe I'll just switch to the new iPhone.
  • Try to flash a German ROM CV. As I know in Germany CV models have the 8.1 Cyan available.
  • Uff! Can any one tell if we can expect Wi-Fi direct or similar in near future?
  • Update 1? I haven't even received the 8.1 cyan update over here.. I don't understand why it takes so long for Microsoft to get the enrollment out for everybody around the same time.. I am reading about this 8.1 and all it's cool new features for months now and I an getting tired if it.. Lumia 920 here in Belgium (am I the only one being annoyed at this type if enrollment?)
  • Microsoft has alienatenated a great deal of Windows phone users with the early announcements and late delevery of software updates. It has been months since 8.1 was announced and now they announce 8.1 update 1 when 85% of users don't have 8.1. I would prefer they don't announce updates until they are ready to distribute them to their customers. Not saying I am ready to change to a different OS (I already use Android tablets) but it would not bother me to have to because of lack of direction of Microsoft. A lot of customers feel like the horse that has the carrot dangled in front of it on a string. Going to come a time when we just won't GO anymore.
  • Test.
  • In the past Nokia's updates were the more exciting ones, but Cyan is pretty Meh. So for a change Microsoft is providing the more interesting update. I do wish they'd give us some options regards lock-screen and music controls time-outs though. Those things fade out and disappear so damn quick.
  • I don't understand y the developers preview preview pple who provide all the feedback n real life beta testing get rewarded with being the last to get cyan. Although I m not a tech person but how can the whole DP rollout b stymied by one app (bit locker)?
  • Really, I'd like to see picture password.
  • i want volume control in notification area first
  • need wifi direct & OTG support.
  • Test2
  • Plz update xbox videos
  • 630 will have conrtana
  • I don't care teh missing new costumer-faced features, JUST MAKE IT FASTER (and lighter), every update is heavier and with a little lag in 512mb devices
  • Well the thing missing in windows phone to be the best is the PATTERN LOCK ! I'M TOTALLY TIRED OF THE NUMBER LOCK SHIT & FORGET MY PASSWORD ALL TIME ! Get it done Microsoft so that u'll have millions of people own it ! Only Cortana isn't enough
  • Anyone know if the 8.1 is changing anything with photo like adding a folder option to organize photos better?
  • First item 8.1 update 1 should have is a fix for the silly 'bitlocker' bug preventing 8.1 Dev Prev users from getting Lumia Cyan firmware update (unless they are prepared/able to downgrade to v 8.0 first of course). 
  • Can't agree more with that! First fix what is broken before rolling out new features. Why don't they leave the decision with us whether we try to upgrade to Cyan or not from Developer Preview. Most of us won't have any problem because we have no BitLocker installed. And when the phone is bricked you can always downgrade at that moment, no?
  • I hope in the next update/s they make 'real' multitasking possible.
  • Anyone got the cyan update on Nokia Lumia 1520 at Netherlands ?????
  • Right, got the 8.1 dev prev update1 - not Cyan - on my Lumia 620 in UK. In no particular order: 'improved' IE rendering seems slower - on this site anyway. Xbox Music still not showing Artwork - old hub version works fine. Still no Mobile Data switch in Notification area - multiple requests for this. Cortana now in UK - minor feature not used it yet. Folders replacement for Nokia's App Follders - err why? Backup still shows errors. So new 'features' not requested but many bugs & missing features wanted ignored. Some update!
  • How to disable apps corner please help
  • My microphone doesn't work properly anymore.  Cortana can't hear me.  No one can hear me when I speak on speakerphone and voicenotes in OneNote doesn't hear me.  That sucks.
  • Help? Still aint able to install Update 1.. Error code - 8007000d
  • Hi This is sreenivas  I have updated my phone yesterday and found several testing issues that have not been solved . I have syncronized contacts with my facebook and whenever I try calling, the photos would appear clear.but after the updates have been made the contact photos dont appear clear . instead they seem like have attacked with some virus . please look into this issue as soon as possible . I am using a lumia 520.
  • Lumia 930: when cell signal is low: 1 bar and I have the option: use cell data when wifi signal is low activated, and I open Facebook app the phone switches to airplane mode and restarts. So no, don't update to GDR1.
  • The Laaaaaast update for 8.1 gets stuck on rolling gears .... doesnt show any warnings or ...about storage and all... just gets stuck for days on the DAMN GEARS.....
  • friends can u tell me what is the next up comming os after windows 8.1  
  • My group messaging has gone bonkers since the update.  It keeps sending me a copy of the text i send to the group.smh how do i revert back. I send a lot of group messages.
  • Please enable us to use bluetooth keyboard :(
  • did 8.1 update1 fix the slower slowing 1020 problem?? please help, or should i just downgrade it back to wp8 ?? POOR 1020 of mine =(
  • does it resolve the battery draining problem? on Nokia Lumia 930
  • im really disapointed by microsoft and there phone updates now i cant wait till nokia takes there name back this year i checked my phone for updates becuase i had a wireless issue over the holidays to find major update need was the word for wifi to find out it had nothing to do with wireless update it was to shove throw this stupid cortana witch is still in beta mode after all this time i contacted microsoft support to have it removed they said just switch it off ? but that like the other live tiles on windows phones turning anything off never allways compelete turns them of becuase most apps work hand in hand with the other windows 8 these's days so i have had lies from microsoft a few times now 1 more really anoning is that we have microsft devices with skype on then u explan that ever update of skype since been addded to all the phones u dont get a incoming call sound but it flashes u still get told from the skype team u shoodnt really be useing it on ur phone its for desktop useage but ios and android have ringtones for there option why cant windowsphones have then ?
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