When will 8.1 blue update come.............Waiting Waiting and Waiting only........:P
amol, 06 Dec 2013I Want 12key keyboard in my lumia 520 how to get it pls help me !You meant 3 x 4 keypad like in Android smartphone? Windows Phone 8 doesn't support this.
why does my Lumia give me problems every time i try to switch it on and everytime i stop using it why does it switch itself off and then changes the time and the date?
AnonD-100814, 05 Dec 2013I thnk no.. friends I'll decide to buy Nokia lumia 520..
Is it good? somebody told it asks wifi connection for download more than 50 mb it is true or not? otherwise I'll buy Samsung galaxy trend which phone is good please reply me my mail id email@example.com
please help me
What about Lumia 520??
Microsoft announced the new features included in upcoming 3rd update of Windows Phone 8. It features a bigger Start screen for more Live Tiles, a new customizable Driving Mode and better accessibility options. Here are all the improvements that may be available for your Windows Phone 8 device in the upcoming months.
Bigger, higher-resolution screens: Support for devices with 5- and 6-inch touch screens and 1080p HD displays. Start screens with room for six Live Tiles across instead of four.
More powerful hardware: Support for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor.
Driving Mode: Get from point A to point B with fewer distractions. Designed to limit notifications on the lock screen—including texts, calls, and quick status alerts—while driving.
New accessibility features: Suite of apps designed to make Windows Phone easier to see, hear, and use. The apps, which include a screen reader, make it easier for blind and visually impaired users to manage calls and contacts, send texts and emails, browse the web, make Skype and Lync calls, and hear notifications like alarms, calendar events, and low-battery warnings.
Improved Internet Sharing: Easier to use. Just pair the phone and Windows 8.1 PC or tablet over Bluetooth, tap the network name to be connected and ready to go.
More useful ringtones: Use custom ringtones for more things—including instant messages, emails, voicemails, and reminders. Users can also assign custom ringtones to contacts for text messages, so you’ll know who’s texting you without even looking.
Rotation Lock: New rotation lock option to keep screen fixed in place.
Better storage management: New storage settings make it easier to free up space and manage temporary files. A new category view shows what’s taking up space at a glance.
Easily close apps: App switcher to quickly close apps when you’re finished with them.
Wi-Fi access out of the box: Connect to Wi-Fi during phone set up, and start conserving cellular data right out of the box.
Better Bluetooth: Bunch of improvements to improve connection quality for Bluetooth accessories.
AnonD-212757, 06 Dec 2013I bought Lumia 520 1 week back, i'm facing the problem while playing music. Once it started to... moreI also face that issue but occasionally. Either reboot the device or change the song the volume will change. It may be os bug but its not permanent. Do you face this problem everytime you listen a song?
just wondering why there is no call recorder in windows 8, useless phone. recommend never purchase this. nokia is cheating its user and now loosing faith.
I bought Lumia 520 1 week back, i'm facing the problem while playing music. Once it started to play, if i try to reduce or increase the volume, it is not working. It is just playing with the same volume(when it starts to play). Please suggest me is there any setting have to change or phone issue?
NikiDroid, 06 Dec 2013I think that will be implemented later, not today.I Want 12key keyboard in my lumia 520 how to get it pls help me !
AnonD-163096, 05 Dec 2013I have heard about that news but mine is still showing to download over WiFi. Which cellular n... moreMy phone was updated to gdr3 preview for developers.I have downloaded where is my water game from marketplace by cellular network last night.
Microsoft upgrade blunder gives people one more reason
not to buy a Windows Phone
By Preston Gralla
October 30, 2013 2:12 PM EDT
As if people needed one more reason not to buy a
Windows Phone, Microsoft has given them another: A
Windows Phone 8 device you buy today may not be able
to be upgraded to Windows Phone 8.1. Then again,
maybe it can. Either way, Microsoft isn't saying. This is
no way to help a struggling smartphone operating
Computerworld's Matt Hamblen tried to find out from
both Nokia and Microsoft whether existing Windows
Phone 8 devices will be able to be upgraded to Windows
8.1. The bumbling non-answers he was given are
Hamblen got in touch with Nokia and asked whether
Nokia's Windows 8 Phones, including the high-end
Lumia 1020 and the lower-cost Lumia 520 would be
upgradable to Windows 8.1. A Nokia spokeswomen
emailed him this answer:
"We don't comment on future products, but
Microsoft has confirmed that smartphones
running Windows Phone 8 will be upgradeable
to Windows Phone 8.1."
Seems pretty clear, doesn't it? But clarity, apparently,
isn't something that Nokia or Microsoft is interested in.
Two hours later she sent back a non-clarification with
"Microsoft has confirmed that smartphones
running Windows Phone 8 will be upgradeable."
Upgradeable to what? you might wonder. Nokia isn't
saying. Either is Microsoft. The company told Hablen
that the Windows Phone operating system:
"is upgradeable ... If or how individual devices
are upgraded has not been announced."
Thanks, Microsoft. That clears up things.
Jack Gold, an analyst at J. Gold Associates, was harsh
but right on target when he said this to Hamblen about
Microsoft's refusal to provide an answer to whether
Windows Phone 8 devices will be able to be upgraded to
"Of the majors, only Microsoft seems to be hiding
the facts or at least not being straight about
them. Users have a right to expect a yes or no
answer" as to whether their specific devices are
upgradeable. In this case, both Microsoft and
Nokia are at fault for not being straight with
their customers, which seems like a repeat of the
same story we saw the last time Windows Phone
had a major upgrade."
The upgrade he's referring to is Windows Phone 7 to
Windows Phone 8 --- Windows Phone 7 devices couldn't
be upgraded to Windows Phone 8. And Gold was being
gentle with Microsoft here, because he calls the
company one of "the majors" when it comes to a
smartphone operating system. Windows Phone 8 has a
market share of only around 3% . Calling Microsoft a
major is a bit of a stretch.
Microsoft is so far behind in the smartphone market that
it can't afford blunders like this. Any phone you buy
should be able to be upgraded to at least a point release
in the operating system -- from Windows Phone 8 to
Windows Phone 8.1, for example. People expect that,
and justifiably so.
Microsoft should also be honest with people about
whether phones they're considering buying today will be
able to be upgraded to a minor operating system
upgrade in the next several months. Not to do so is
arrogance -- and when you've got a 3% market share
you can't afford to be arrogant.
If I were considering buy a Windows Phone today, I'd
cross it off the list. I'm sure other people feel the same
way. Why buy a phone that may not run the newest
operating system that will be released in a few months?
And why buy from a company that won't answer the
most basic question about a phone's capabilities?
Preston Gralla is a contributing editor for Computerworld
and author of more than 40 books, including "Windows 8
Hacks" and "How the Internet Works" . You can follow him
on Twitter or Google+.
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is there another possible way to upload photos to facebook using explorer? cos it says "web browser is expired" and there isn't an upgrade option/tab