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Poll: Windows Phone 8.1 is here, are YOU excited?

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Poll: Windows Phone 8.1 is here, are YOU excited?
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, developers and non-developers, Windows Phone 8.1 is here! Microsoft opened up its bag of tricks and introduced a sizeable list of new additions. And, while most of them aren't exactly fresh and hip, we reckon each and every one of them is very welcome. The increased personalization abilities, the formal introduction of Cortana, and the long-awaited Action Center are worthy updates that bring Windows Phone up to speed, while many secondary additions and tweaks are waiting to be discovered.

So, are you satisfied with what you saw unveiled at Build? Did you have any strong expectations and anticipated features that you felt Microsoft forgot to include? Was there any functionality that really stood out for you? Vote in our poll and voice your opinion in the comments. We're looking forward to hearing from you, and finally grabbing Windows Phone 8.1 for a spin soon.

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Are you excited about the new Windows Phone?
72.6%
1794 votes
(1794 votes) Yes, Windows Phone 8.1 rocks!
8.54%
211 votes
(211 votes) No, I definitely expected more.
18.86%
466 votes
(466 votes) Windows Phone 8.1 has done nothing to change my opinion of the platform.

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posted on 02 Apr 2014, 12:20 12

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Not really since everything that was part of the update is available on another platform, but I want to tryout WP8.1 as my main driver soon.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 12:22 5

3. papss (unregistered)


Say what?? Bookmarked this one lol..
I'm pretty freaking excited for most of the update.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 12:24 3

6. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I've been really curious to try the 1520. Only thing that's stopping me is Wifi calling with T-Mobile. If T-Mo can offer a flagship WP8.1 phone, I'll test it out without a doubt.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:14 1

19. lucid.brat (unregistered)


No company other than Samsung will ever satisfy u...so ur comment is obvious and xpected

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:37 3

25. Sauce (unregistered)


Just because he opposed WP 8.1? obviousfanboyisobvious

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 14:12 3

29. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I think you need to re-read comment #1 and #6 before you spam a troll comment.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 03:24 1

39. Odiin (Posts: 342; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


+ 1 lol!

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:29 1

22. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 944; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


Well there is the Lumia 925... It was beyond amazing for my work, home and social use! I am using a Nexus 5 now and I am regretting the switch. HSN has Lumia 925 for $200!

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 12:21 2

2. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


What's you opinion about WP8.1 Luis?

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 12:22

4. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


your*

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 12:42 16

15. luis.d (Posts: 329; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


I am happy to see Microsoft actively work on making the platform better and more attractive, while staying true to an original vision and simultaneously catering to developers. Although Windows Phone moves forward slowly compared to the competition, it's definitely evolving in the right aspects!

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:38

26. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


Yes. Because of Action Center and Master Chief's girlfriend. I still need a File Manager and the ability to turn off Auto Rotate (I guess it's there, I don't remember). Only then will I consider WP to be up to date.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 18:32 1

33. elitewolverine (Posts: 5188; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


You use the file manager that much huh? I use note 3 and previous Droids and used it once...

I guess if you absolutely need to move files, it is just not a zomg for me.

Yes auto rotate can be turned off, since the day it was released to developer preview.

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 03:01

45. utg001 (unregistered)


File manager is sure a nice feature where you can open or delete any/all files in one go. But I definitely find it better to use the specific app to open or delete something, its actually faster to open a mp3 file using Xbox music than trying to locate it through file manager.
I believe the file manager WILL come but MS is focusing on other more important features since you do have a better alternative to it right now.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 12:23 5

5. pookiewood (Posts: 631; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


Pretty excited. I really like that animation lock screen. In hoping that's open to the general public. Like gifs, etc.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 12:25 2

7. Anshulonweb (Posts: 430; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


the options are so extreme.... I think I'll wait for more details and hands on review before deciding

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 12:26 4

8. Lt.Green (Posts: 397; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Yes..

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:41 2

27. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Not yes. Oh hell yes.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 12:27 3

9. KenAdams (Posts: 55; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


WP8.1 definitely looks very exciting. Waiting to pick up a Lumia 930!

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:42 3

28. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


930 beauty and 8.1 beauty combine = masterpiece.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 12:28 4

10. lucid.brat (unregistered)


Its damn good

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 12:32 1

11. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Yes I am! If I had more money I would use both WP and Android. Now only Android! I know that what I'm going to say now is pretty weird: I prefer Windows 8.1 on PC than WP 8.1 on mobile. Yeah I know you guys must think I'm crazy but that's what I think lol

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 18:35

34. elitewolverine (Posts: 5188; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Not weird I love my note 3, but I am tired of babysitting my Droid, especially the lower end ones. I recommend the note 3 daily especially for the stylus. But my 925 sees more use.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 20:06

35. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


You're not weird for that at all. I prefer Windows 8.1 on a PC / tablet as opposed to WP 8.1 mobile as well. Still, I'm stoked about it and can't wait to update my Lumia 925.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 12:34 1

12. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I am stoked and I hope they continue to integrate the NSA into the OS...

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:29 3

23. papss (unregistered)


You mean from Google?

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 12:35 2

13. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


It's still playing catch up ... And Nokia is dominating the wp .. and in recent years it has such a bad rep everyone smiles when they see one :/

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 12:40 4

14. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2283; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Windows phone 8.1 FTW!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 12:44 3

16. hurrycanger (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


I am.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 12:55

17. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


I will appreciate the competition is improving. Wp 8.1 has got a nice major update. But its not convincing yet for me. Its still no match for android imo.

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