will this update improve the Bluetooth oonnectivity..?
after the official 8.1 update sometimes my Bluetooth devices does not work anymore ....they work only for some time after a factory reset.......and then the problem returns
I dont mind the lack of app. The only lack of it are popular games. Im using it as well to practice my programming skill.
windows phone 8.1 does lag too, stop pretending that the os wont lagging. some apps were crashing as well even it was made by microsoft (this is part of the app developer). my primary smartphone is lumia 1520. why im using it? because i like the ui design and frequenty using office 365.
Here are some of the features in WP8.1 GDR1
•Support for 1280 x 800 WXGA resolution
•Diagonal screen sizes of 6.01" to 7" are now supported for the 1280 x 768 WXGA resolution
•540 x 960 native qHD resolution is now supported in addition to the ability to scale from HD or WVGA resolution to qHD
•Diagonal screen sizes up to 6" and on phones that use the MSM8x12 applications processor now support 540 x 960 qHD resolution
•Dual SIM – C + G radio type is now supported for dual SIM phones
•Bluetooth – PAN (personal area network) 1.0 profile, aptX codec support for A2DP, and browsing support for AVRCP are now supported
•Support for a Store live tile when the tile is medium-sized
•The size of the Store tile has been standardized for all layouts and some tiles have changed places on the Start screen.
•Support for folders.
•Enable a phone cover app to launch when the phone cover is closed and specify the default setting for the lock screen's auto unlock setting.
•Cortana – Add a phone book entry for Cortana to allow users to initiate speech from a car that doesn't have support for activating speech on the phone that is connected over Bluetooth.
•Network Time Protocol support – Automatically set the time, using an NTP client, in a Windows Phone device that doesn't support NITZ or when cellular data is not available.
•Voice over LTE (VoLTE) support
•OEMs can implement a custom lock screen
•OEMs can preload the Files app
•Added a note that all Wi-Fi Sense settings must be on unless Microsoft executive approval has been granted for specific mobile operator requests.
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will people by a low end windows device over xiaomi?
ans: Yes and No. No because people who go for android would prefer xiaomi phone for better features and price point (is better than Samsung too) they wont be able to get a android nokia! :D
Yes because WP isnt resource hungry like android and Nokia is worth it. The nokia name is legendary in India. Nokia killed Motorola in India. Indians aren't fools. they are the most demanding customers but they also understand quality. Toyota have been quite famous in India even thou Volkswagen offers very cheaper cars like Skoda rapid etc. Toyota in India come with just adequate number of features and it more expensive. My dads landcruiser came with a 7 CD changer in the (year 2008 i guess). Luckily the Prius came with an MP3 player but not with touch screen. :D but all Toyotas have the lowest maintainence cost including the landcruiser prado. Raliability has been fantastic. Innova cost 4k (routine service) to repair while hyundai Verna never cost below 15k (figures taken from customer complaints) LOL. Xiaomi is Chinese...that Chinese word is quite important there so xiaomi sales will not be spectacular forever. India and china has good relationship with each other :D till date no Chinese product have done well without a foreign brand name. Even when device failures ...they said "Made in China. what do you except". micromax is a hit in India why? it Indian company which markets Chinese phones
Kopi-O-Siew-Dai, 28 Jul 2014Well, exactly! Xiaomi is also selling in India now too! But do you think people will rather th... moreIndia Wp has more than 7% market share FYI. that quite huge achievement considering all devices sold were WP 8 and not WP 8.1. WP is the 3rd largest ecosystem in mobile industry. and that wont change because Microsoft has lots of money. have you seen how many patent MS has added in last few months. most of them related to wearable devices
Kopi-O-Siew-Dai, 28 Jul 2014"Lagdriod"? That's old... c'mon.... Just like when people say Windows Phone has no a... moreandroid do lag. There is a reason why Asus Zenphone, Nokia X2 and Moto E come with minimum 1 GB ram and quad core processor. Nokia XL lags with Go Launcher installed. had to uninstall it.
Kopi-O-Siew-Dai, 28 Jul 2014Please note. I did not say tiles are ugly. But they are just messy as compared to icons. "... moretiles inside folders? There are no tiles inside folders. i guess you don't even own an Samsung android device. heard of app drawers??? icons get saved inside folders. same with windows tiles. it displays as folder with icons like native Windows (folders have thumbnails on it) and the folder is link to an app like Nokia folders. what Microsoft is doing is making this a os feature rather than an app because apps have loading time.
DannyC1982, 28 Jul 2014Ugly tiles. really? Have you used WP 8.1? most apps have transparent tiles theses days. and yo... morePlease note. I did not say tiles are ugly. But they are just messy as compared to icons. "Those who don't like WP 8 shouldn't buy it." Exactly! That's why Windows 8 sales is a flop! Look at how MS is trying to bring the good old start menu back and the iconic desktop! Tiles UI is just bad! "BIG ULGY tiles save u trouble of having to be accurately when tapping the screen." You have butter fingers? For how long you have been tapping on icons all these years till Windows Phone existed? Really? FYI, Windows 7 is a more welcome Windows than Win8. Just go ask around. Google it etc. "10x10 pixel icons"? Guess how the Start screen will look like when we are going to have tiles inside folder. Thats just so messy!
Anonymous, 28 Jul 2014Lagdroid and different, both r opposite words."Lagdriod"? That's old... c'mon.... Just like when people say Windows Phone has no apps. Please. Android is already coming to L. Do you think lags still apply? Seriously?
DannyC1982, 28 Jul 2014compare prices of Xiomi vs Nokia Lumia 1520. Bring the price of xiomi devices to the level of ... moreWell, exactly! Xiaomi is also selling in India now too! But do you think people will rather than the low end Windows Phone than Xiaomi? I will tell you no! Even with low end budgeted phones, people just don't like Windows Phone, especially with Nokia a goner now. They have no confident with tiles at all. Strongest market in india? But yet market shares will merely 4%? Do you actually believe that??
Kopi-O-Siew-Dai, 28 Jul 2014How so? Any distinctive tiles looking differently from other tiles? Perhaps triangle tiles? Or... moreFrom ur comment, it is proved u dnt knw nothing abt wp. All r colorful tile, nw we have transparent tiles. But troll like u dnt understand it.
Anonymous, 28 Jul 2014Already nokia made their lumia series different from other wp. Other OEM also can do it if the... moreHow so? Any distinctive tiles looking differently from other tiles? Perhaps triangle tiles? Or circles? Tiles are tiles. And as a matter of facts, the only popular Windows Phones are from Nokia. Customers are just tired of seeing the same lumia in different sizes. See how different Androids are with Sony, HTC, Samsung, LG, Huawei, etc etc.
Kopi-O-Siew-Dai, 28 Jul 2014I think you need to check your eyes actually, if tiles is the reason you buying windows phone.First check my post, ur comment proves u need to check ur eye. I said tile is the 1st reason, tile adicted me to the beautiful os wp. Nokia and microsoft is another reason.
Kopi-O-Siew-Dai, 28 Jul 2014Icons are icons and elegant. How exciting do you want?? On the other hands, tiles are just too... moreOh really, thats ur opinion. For me icons are messy and boring. Tiles are beautiful, easy to use.