iron.man.3, 24 Apr 2014Ofcourse,that's why we have so many 512 MB android with kitkat..oh wait..I said "The latest Android update (Android 4.4) works very smooth on low end phones. It was specifically made to run EVEN on devices with low memory (512 mb)." Do you EVEN understand this sentence? Where did I say Android has to start making 512 mb phones?
The review is a bit reserved, but this is just a developer preview so there will probably be more tweaks to come with the official release.
I updated a Lumia 920 with 8.1 and am loving it so far. It's great to see that a lot of the old symbian tech has finally made its way onto Windows phone. It has so much more functionality, and been implemented in a simpler and easy to use style.
Compared against my Nexus 7 running on KitKat 4.4.2, WP8.1 is much so smoother despite similar-age hardware. Not a hint of lag and no restarts. I'll prob change out my work iPhone for a Lumia too when the 930 or 1020 successor is released.
I think I'll be sticking with this for a while longer that I expected to. Surprising!!! Cos I been hating on Microsoft since the late 90's
Question is, will Nokia Lumia 1020 will get this version 8.1 considering the hardware is bit old already.
I ask this important question so that I can decide to move on to Windows Phone. The 41mp and sheer size of the device is the most potent reason to take Lumia 1020.
Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S3, Galaxy S
wp system lack of many things.why Microsoft don't see that. they are the most power full software developer. hopeless
Anonymous, 24 Apr 2014You are not using WP or even read the article are not you? WP doesn't have a pre-installed fil... moreMost of the file mmanagers after the dp of 8.1 are free and can open every single format if you have an app for the format,and some which are not free,like pocket file manager,has an unlimited trial with few options like multi select missing,but it can still open,view and edit .txt files or any other file format if you have an app for that,the free trial even has the advanced functions like sharing files through WiFi,mp3 id3tags editor,playing a folder,pinning a folder to start,etc,again plz don't talk about something you know nothing about.
Going through the review, clearly there is nothing new when compared to iOS and Android users. For example the "link contacts" already existed in Android, in fact most Android phones will link your contacts to their Whatsapp phone numbers without the need for you to edit anything; you could check battery, data usage... WP8.1 is trying to catch-up with the big two, clearly adding the same features. I wonder what was so exciting about WP8 (tiles maybe?), seeing how much was missing... I must say WP is at least going to be a "real" competitor now.
iron.man.3, 23 Apr 2014Wp8 runs smooth on a 512 MB device like 520,but android runs terribly slow on a 512 MB device,... moreObviously you don't know what you're talking about, The latest Android update (Android 4.4) works very smooth on low end phones. It was specifically made to run even on devices with low memory (512 mb).
hi how can i update my 1320 to 8.1 .. im already done updating and downloading the preview for developer up and the phone already restarting but upon downloading the update to SETTING and PHONE updates there is an error prompt. ( Please connect to wifi ) im having my unli data access and already connected to wifi but cant proceed to download the updates on my setting .. error prompt ( occured error vx1 ) can you please help me ? please
Anonymous, 24 Apr 2014You are not using WP or even read the article are not you? WP doesn't have a pre-installed fil... moreThe file manager applications don't cost you money.
At least not the ones I've seen.
Anonymous, 23 Apr 2014File managers already possible. Why people say stuff they have no clue about and never used WP... moreYou are not using WP or even read the article are not you? WP doesn't have a pre-installed file browser.You need to download app from app stores and they COST you money, PLUS you can open only particular types(pdf) of files. Ultimately you need to upload stuff to read even .txt files.
WP isn't a smartphone.
Not enough Android, 23 Apr 2014WP is still playing catch up catch up with Android and catch up with Symbian
The Lumia Blac... moreMate, you've spoken!
I didn't put all those earlier but yeah, it's also a genuine list of concerns too. For me, the non availability of the file size and pixels of the pic was a bewildering matter right on the first day I bought my Lumia because i wanted to see if the 8 mp camera was clicking in full resolution. The disappointment on the first day continues till today whenever I come across those small little issues, which might not be a issue for an other, but surely an issue for me.
But still hanging on to this device because the 1) build of the 920 is second to none, 2) can't live without the free gps and nokia music, 3) integration of office 365 is extremely useful and 4) Samsung or any other manufacturer, IMHO, cannot compete the call quality of a Nokia (except the Note 2, of course). I might be wrong here, but this is my experience with a handful of phones from different manufacturers.
With the build quality of a 920, specs of 1520 and running Android in it, with stock apps of Nokia....... WOW, hahahaha, it would be a perfect world isn't it?
Jujal, 23 Apr 2014Who cares about your personal list :P
Overall, Microsoft has made a good effort in WP 8.1. ... moreI throw a fair, straight and open challenge to you, that you don't use and don't know to use 1/10th of the power of an operating system, be it WP, IOS or Android.
How have I deduced this? Easy, by your simple hearted comment, especially the last line. I remember my grand pop commenting like this on political parties, caring and supporting certain candidates without knowing anything about them.
Of course, my challenge is an educative, informative, probing, fun like challenge, where both of us and the readers learn new tricks within WP, not a barrage of personal insults to massage our own egos.
Anonymous, 23 Apr 2014When did I compare the HTC One to the Lumia 610?? I was replying to some dude complaining that... moreWp8 runs smooth on a 512 MB device like 520,but android runs terribly slow on a 512 MB device,obviously there is no point arguing that android runs as smooth as iOS or wp8.
Windows phone simply sucks...i am getting angry day by day.8.1 bull shit update.notification sucks.shame shame Microsoft
FrozenHertz, 23 Apr 2014Comparing HTC one with lumia 610.??When did I compare the HTC One to the Lumia 610?? I was replying to some dude complaining that Android was buggy, as if WP had always been fast. Android is buggy on low end phones just like WP is slow on slow phones. That's it.
abin, 23 Apr 2014lol, comparing high-end smartphone with low-end smartphone?? try comparing HTC One with L1520 I think you're confused, as I was replying to some dude talking about low end android phones being buggy and unstable. No need to comment if you dont know what the subject originated from.