Sure all are excited.But when I see at how Android with Lollipop has improved since I last got my Nexus 10 in Feb 2013 I feel MS is still far behind in race.They need to bring features that make Android/iOS users pull towards to them.In Android you have access to all things in a fast way the way you want it and more natural way,user friendly.Just a small example:In my Nokia Lumia 820 (WP 8.1) when I press wifi toggle button on newly pull down notification center I get access to already known and available network.But when I press it again to turn it off it instead of turning off would take you to actual wifi settings menu in the main menu where you will see the actual wifi toggle on/off button to switch it off and then you must press again back button to reach home screen.I think developers and designers should stop "drinking" while they work on their desks.
I started using windows phone because I've always liked nokia, but I have to admit that wp is really interesting now.
SohailZafar, 04 Nov 2014~MY THOUGHTS WINDOWS PHONE 8.1~ Having using using Microsoft ecosystem since last May on my s... moreMicrosoft cant do anything regarding the Google Apps. Its Google who has to produce those like the same way Microsoft publishes apps in Google Play Store. Microsoft even produced a Youtube app, which has to be taken down because of Google's protest. Google doesn't want its apps on Windows as they knew it can become a threat to Android.
SohailZafar, 04 Nov 2014~MY THOUGHTS WINDOWS PHONE 8.1~ Having using using Microsoft ecosystem since last May on my s... morei also noted a rather complex settings system on WP. i thought they solved that already coz that settings setup is a mess honestly. but above that the sandboxing methodology of data processing and app management is unrivaled. Microsoft can make their platform the best for the next 50yrs and with thier already well founded pc market it should be a peace of cake rolling out the mobiles. the lumia i had was a dream when i used it with my pc all was just handled no need fir me to crack my skull with trashy software patches they just clicked like a plug and socket no geeky configs and stuff.
They could bring Xbox music hub back, bacause the lagging on nokia music app, is disgusting...
~MY THOUGHTS WINDOWS PHONE 8.1~
Having using using Microsoft ecosystem since last May on my secondary NL720 device. Although it has some cons. but overall configuration of OS is really sleek and stylish. It will take a while for familiar.
No doubt Microsoft done a superb job to established its mobile OS to give customers another option in very competitive smartphone market where Android is the king.The good which i like is u can control your background running apps, in result of this OS battery last a long, although live tiles are also a unique idea to stay updated but tiles updates info only for some period of the day.
1. SETTINGS: 1st major cons. of this OS is its settings menu which is really confusing it should be determined in a different category wise tabs or groups for easy and user friendly access. But Microsoft throw all controling components of OS and settings here and there. Suppose if you are looking for hard reset option or mobile data option or even you want to copy your contacts from sim to phone then it will definitely make you annoy to find all this in emergency.
2. CONTACTS: If you store two different numbers with same name in your contact list and u want to make call one of them well no you press one name and it will automatically make call without showing number which is obviously irritating. Even if you want to copy your contacts from sim to phone then its really hard to find where the hell this option us exist specialy if u r new user even it took 2 to 3 days for me to find out this which is located in people hub option. Finally whenever u want to store or create any new contact it didn't display the storage location like sim, email or phone.
3. ACTON CENTRE TOGGLES: In action centre there is only 6 toggles u can add it should have more option for new toggles to add specialy heavily used mobile data option which didn't exist in action centre.
Above all cons are only my thoughts and observation and they are the minor issues which will definatly solve in near future updates.
Most of commonly used apps are there in store but majority of those apps are still in beta phase and functionality wise they are 2 years behind specialy social apps (like FB, WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram,Viber etc) then Google and Apple apps library.
THE MOST concerning thing is that windows phone didn't have any Google & Apple apps in its store . Which is really sad and main problem for its downfall.Majority of the customers in globe are using google apps to meet their daily demands specialy google maps for navigation and entertaining youtube app . Although Here maps are good option but this application have some issues in some regions like in my country Pakistan . Microsoft should sort out what matter they have had with Google on urgent basis to brings there apps in WP store. If it happens then it will be a huge bonus for this OS . Even Google and Apple have each other apps in their respective stores including Microsoft apps as well, then why windows phone dont have all this stuff in its store . Microsoft become so lazy to sort out these issues with other vendors otherwise they will lose the battle and majority of their customers will shift to other OS.Even i am also shifted to Andriod although i like windowsphone so much and functionality and smoothness wise i rated it above on andriod and iOS.
These are the genuine issues which i found during my experience and then describe here to share with all of you . Microsoft has to address all these matters on war footing basis to stay alive in competition.
Thanks and Waiting For Your Thought's ..
AnonD-327468, 04 Nov 2014I don't see why Microsoft can't just say that the update will come in December instead of sayi... moreMicrosoft want you to think about the functionality of their product other than decive you with adverts. MS is growing veryfast at every update. This type of update are not skin update like android. Be wise
Still WP8.1 is very short in terms of features compared to Android. Please Microsoft provide the features available in Android in WP8.1 or WP9 if you want to survive and keep growing the market share of WP OS.
MS is on a wrong way with WP. They should completely rethink the whole WP concept to make it successful.
first they say the last week in oct, then their saying at the end of the year, i guess we just have to wait until it shows up on our phones, im tired of tracking it
AnonD-327468, 04 Nov 2014I don't see why Microsoft can't just say that the update will come in December instead of sayi... moreYou aren't, Android is a fragmented and buggy mess of features in various stages of implementation and competing OEMs with their own idea of how things should work. iOS is a fanatically anti-consumer option that encourages you to feel good about paying more to get less and punishes you if you ever decide to switch.
Windows Phone is in its 'ramping up' phase, distinct from the infancy of previous years. In about two years we'll know for certain whether Microsoft has what it takes.
Well done microsoft. Waiting for rollout. Best ever os is windows.
Try to add open application install(i.e-not directly from sore,like android) and a flash transfer. Then windows phone will be completely against android. Hope this is not so far because team is working hard..
I look on youtube ti fiind that speed , fast start up on Lumia 730 or 830 phones with denim on bord butvi see same dots same slow resuming.