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 hope one day nokia will come out with android operation system.....
I purchased 1520 red and I got a problem , when I trying to add a russian ceyboard and to download dictionary I got a message that it's not supported . They exchangid my phone and same problem. With 925 and 1020 it's working perfect .
Did someone got same or similar problem ?
AnonD-215305, 08 Jan 2014Let me be fair, without a doubt, The Samsung note 3 is agood phone but with the reasons you ju... moreI am considering buying a Nokia 1520 , I did own a Nokia 5800 several years ago, it run well, it was symbian in those days. Smart phones were picking in big numbers . I also did own an HTC with Windows 6.5 > It was not friendly to use. Years went by, not long ago I bought (2) galaxy note , one for my wife and one myself. But I have an issue (Complaint) with android , even the Galaxy note has 2GB internal memory and I added an SD memory with 64 GB , android keeps fooling around doing updates filling my internal memory with apps that I am not interest and that I do not need . I tried to transfer android programs to the Sd card memory, but it does not allow me to do that. This complicates things since my memory is full , I reset it in a few days is full again.
So I went an bought a new Galaxy note 3 , with 32GB internal and add 64GB SD memory card. But now, I got another problem with the Galaxy Note 3 using android. Samsung put a Regional lock on the Galaxy note 3 , so my phone does not work in certain regions. This in not good. I called Samsung locally to get it unlock , but their respond was -no- . So, I just sold the Galaxy note 3 to my sister who travels very little and she seems to be happy with it ( the note3 phone I bought could only be use in the Americas).
I need a new Smartphone for myself and my wife that works world wide with no issues and without any extra costs. I am reading about the latest smart phones reviews and the Nokia Lumia 1520 looks very promising. Besides the specs look great. I am not a great fan of Windows but Galaxy Note with Android is not doing the job I want. I hope to be able share my new experience with you all sometime soon. Smartphone fans.
Enjoyed your smartphones regardless. it is an interest world being able to share thoughts respectfully.
Best regards. Manuel
Prasad Bhai, 10 Feb 2014I have 3.2 megapixel secondary camera.does in lumia 1520
secondary is 3.2 mp camera?
Earl, 09 Feb 2014this is the best smart phone, i love it. i wish there is smaller version of this.We must set our hopes on MWC '14.
AnonD-232212, 10 Feb 2014Dear all, Kindly help; I have a 1520 and I love it a lot excpet for the screen blinks all t... moreIt has probably something to do with the auto brightness. I sometimes experience it on my 1020, but very rarely. If it happens often you can try to turn off the auto brightness. And after another update look if the problem still occurs once you turned the auto brightness on again.
AnonD-232212, 10 Feb 2014Dear all, Kindly help; I have a 1520 and I love it a lot excpet for the screen blinks all t... moreScreen Blinks? OK, Now that's new. No such issue here. Your sensor must be over-responding or you must be using it without a cover i guess. Turn off the auto brightness and auto lock, I guess all would be fine then.
the skype here at nokia Lumia 1520 are working...pls. tell me if have skype i want buy too....pls reply me. thanks...
I love the nokia lumia 1520 i sleep with it underneath my pillow......
Kindly help; I have a 1520 and I love it a lot excpet for the screen blinks all the time which is very annoying........ any suggestions?
Otg support and proper file manager would be available then it would be great for windows.
I bought one 2 months ago.i can say windows ui is the best.android phones are power packs (more than necessary) and ui are all the same as I have used note and note2 already.i am fed up With the android ui in 3 years.although android app support is vast but kind of boring.
AnonD-40272, 09 Feb 2014most apps are java programed,lumia is not supportive,you cant tranfer via bluetooth,unfriendly... moreHeavy Troll alert. Hater Alert WOOOOOO, Hater Alert WOOOOOO,
I am using Lumia 1520 and the UI is far far better than Andriod and iOS and read my previous posts as i have mentioned the other flagships i am using as well, So think and keep thinking but never dare to reply or argue in this matter. Regarding Bluetooth transfer, You are posting basically in hatism, You haven't even seen the handset as per my experience else you would have kept that mouth window shut for good.
most apps are java programed,lumia is not supportive,you cant tranfer via bluetooth,unfriendly poor user interface.waste of hard earned money.
AnonD-26322, 05 Feb 2014Well, Nokia isn't gonna pay me anything for posting positive about their product. And neither ... moreWell said, I couldn't have said it better.. Well, to me, windows has all the popluar important apps so even though it doesn't have as many as android and ios, I can live with it, this phone is a must have especially for me..
this is the best smart phone, i love it. i wish there is smaller version of this.