umi007, 19 Aug 2013..between.... WP8 is loaded with windows NT kernel with DirectX support and based on Windows 8... moreI think you are being too rough with Android.
What's wrong with Linux kernel (albeit stripped down for better performance) and OpenGL? There are an increasing number of tablet/laptop hybrids available on the market. Steam is working hard to bring their games over to Linux, and why should they stop there? Mobile gaming is the future (it already is a reality).
Why do you think iOS is a better platform for gaming? iOS != Mac OS X, if you thought that would make it a better solution.
I am not saying that Android is the best mobile OS there is. I am just saying that Android is a viable competitor and shouldn't be ignored.
GOOD NEWS FOR WP LOVERS HERE IS THE LIST OF EXPECTED WINDOW PHONE 8.1 FEATURES:-
Here's the list of features noted by the developer with Windows Phone 8.1 SDK access:
•NEW Audio/video transcoding, Hardware accelerated
•NEW Media editing: audio and video; Audio effects, video effects; Slow motion video
•NEW Apps can capture audio/video from themselves
•NEW Stereoscopic 3d support
•NEW Wi-Fi Direct, a Wi-Fi standard allowing direct peer-to-peer connections over Wi-Fi without an access point
•NEW Windows Phone 8.1 apps won't run on 8.0 devices until they upgrade
•NEW Documentation confirms ALL current Windows Phone 8 hardware to get 8.1
•NEW Dev tools: SemanticZoom, DatePicker, TimePicker
•NEW PlayTo support
•NEW Single sign-in for apps (like on Windows 8) with Microsoft Account; sign in will persist across devices + apps with permissions prompt
•NEW YouTube Player (see lede image) including HTML5 video support (video playback doesn't have to be full screen) And you get custom UI, so YouTube Closed Captions are in
•NEW File picker (see above image)
•NEW Geofencing API for location-based reminders
•NEW Background tasks: Bluetooth signal strength, Chat message notification, Device connection change, Device use trigger, Gatt characteristic notification, Location, Push notification, Rfcomm connection, System event, Timer
•NEW Slide down to close apps
•NEW Navigation bar color selection
•NEW USB choices
•NEW Updated camera layout, similar to Windows 8.1 (see photo below)
•Back button doesn't terminate the app
•No more XAP, instead APPX
•VPN (Virtual Private Network)
•OneDrive (previously SkyDrive) with integrated file browser (just like Windows 8.1)
•Filter through installed apps by usage/install date
•Select multiple tiles when customising the Start screen [FALSE]
•More efficient multitasking
•Ability to install apps on inserted SD Cards
•Internet Explorer 11 improved with WebGL and Normal mapping support
•Separate volume controls for ringer, media, etc.
•Bing smart search (similar search system as Windows 8.1)
•Xbox Music and Xbox Video as standalone apps instead of the Music + Video Hub (allowing more updates to be pushed)
•Redesigned Xbox Game Hub
•Twitter integrated more deeply into the contacts Hub
•Facebook account option REMOVED (updated)
•Quick settings access (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth) by doing a quick swipe from the top of the screen
•Action Center accessed by doing a full swipe from up to the bottom (separate from the Notification Center)
•Silent notifications which go directly to the Action center
•Possibility to mark a Live Tile as read by swiping from the left of said tile
•Auto-updates for apps (just like Windows 8.1)
•Better backup functionality
•Bluetooth 4.0 LE (to non-Lumia Windows Phones)
•Feature to mirror Windows Phone screens to TVs and/or monitors
i am getting it today, no matter what others say bad things about it.. everyone can buy whatever he or she wants.
This phone is a beast! Great camera, awesome features. Att is the only downfall.
Using lumia 1020 since oct 2013....nothing to complain....best fone out there. Loving it...now waiting for windowsphone 8.1 looks gr8....
ashik far, 09 Feb 2014is that's camera is really 41mp? or not? o.Oread here to learn about the pureview technology
ashik far, 09 Feb 2014is that's camera is really 41mp? or not? o.Othis is a very bad set a fuction of this cell a good but not speed it is a slow function system but camera are good not douet camera may be 20 mega pixal not 42 megapixal
Anonymous, 09 Feb 2014Does the 1020 have predictive texting? I can't seem to find that function.Yes it does
You'll be happy after reading this post about Windows phone 8.1
This Device is a super Device. It has awesome features, it has high magnified Camera. It is really wonderful Comparing to the other phones Like N8, E5, C5 5MP and etc. Nokia now is also introducing Windows8. Friends enjoy with this wonderful technology.
Does the 1020 have predictive texting? I can't seem to find that function.
pple be realistic now,these smart phones these days have similas specs than some laptops. What is the batery life of a laptop if u leave it without connecting to the internet? U mite get 3hours max out of ur laptop. Yes when phones came out u could only phone and maybe send an sms,monophonic ringtone,grey screens,and the batery last 4 days,u cannot expect these smart phones to last 4 days. Switch off every app on ur phone,only use it to send sms and calls,than u'll have a batery that will last weeks
Its awsome than other but when it use feel uncomfortable...................
What are you saying Farhan Hussain
Aadrian, 05 Feb 2014Nice review. Love the 1020 in white despite having the 'safe' black color option here.
I tu... moreTurn off "double tap" function should save energy, it's recommended from the official site - manual although i use the hardware button maybe cause i'm ex N8 user :).
I'm glad you liked the review, a little bit differnt from many others i saw around, 1020 is a piece of art!
Johnny, 06 Feb 2014Isn't this the device that they gave to 50 cents? Correct! :)
Johnny, 06 Feb 2014Isn't this the device that they gave to 50 cents? yes
jbpianist28, 06 Feb 2014I have noticed turning off the double tap feature just saves a little battery, because it wou... moreThanks for the info. I have turned it off for two days now and I do not notice much of a difference. Although I do miss the double-tap-to-wake function so I might enable it soon again.