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 (opens in new tab) Microsoft has set up – the company is using feedback gathered on these pages to help shape products.
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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
Ya 3amee el malkawiyah men yoom yoomhom wa9leen ;D
*Bas mesh Wa9el ;( ;( ;( :C
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...
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.
I'm proud to say that I haven't rejected an update in 8 years!!!! ....... Including WinMo, of course :-o
And bring back Games Hub, along with Media Hub to return to user integrated experience like WP7
Nevertheless I'm happy to see a steadily and fast update cycle!
Really looking forward to the 2(!?) GDRs to come this year.
Though i find 8.1 really great!
If they enable Bluetooth 4.0LE for dev preview, I'll stop waiting for Nokia's update.
Edit - that last part wasn't directed at you, by the way.
This seem to be the safest way to avoid bricking the phone.
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.
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
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.
1. Double tap to off
2. Live screen
The biggest disappointments yet are no Quick setting toggle for Data, and the inability to attach files other than jpegs directly from inside mail.
But it's a huge update anyway.
Anyway I'm looking forward to getting Cortana in the UK and her maturing...
Especially when there's no internet around ...
The new one doesn't open fast, and if it does it crashes.
In IE videos scroll option, Wi-Fi direct, more info about the notifications in the action center etc
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
Why it's not working. Please suggest me. I'm new to windows family.
I'm gonna lose my mind once I get it lol
How long could it take
Other than that, WP for life!
I haven't rolled back to WP8 or got Cyan on my 920.
Am I right in assuming i'll get this update?
First all the rich countries like America will get and Pakistan will get it at least 3 months later
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.