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Report: Windows Phone 8.1 to be released between July and August; Developer version coming earlier

0. phoneArena 16 Feb 2014, 11:07 posted on

Windows Phone 8.1 is expected to bring plenty of new features with it. On Saturday, we ran down all of these new features for you, and now Windows Phone users can't seem to get this update out of their mind, wondering when all of these new capabilities will be theirs. According to a published report out of China, the Windows Phone 8.1 update will be sent out between July and August of this year...

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posted on 16 Feb 2014, 16:31 1

36. Leonis (Posts: 334; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)


NOTHING exciting here. Once Nokia is done with MS they will start making android phones again. Android phones are becoming better and better every 6 months while windows phones are pretty much the same phone with few new things like better camera but its nothing amazing compared to android flagship phones. This year iphone 6 will be even better too so I have no hope at all for WP. Nokia is so doomed if they stay with WP.

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 16:58

41. TheM16 (Posts: 80; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)


True ...all new Nokia phones are just like my old 920 in many ways and nothin special about them.....Boooooring!
Lets say Bye Bye WP OS ... Google be prepared Nokia is coming to join the rest?

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 17:26 1

43. snowgator (Posts: 3233; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Okay.... REALLY?

Come on, keep up.

Bye-bye Nokia- for the forseeable future. They can't enter the smartphone game again for a while due to the sale agreement with MS. When they can, they will have no engineers, no manufacturing plants, no supply chain, no R&D budget, and no customer base.

Nokia is so doomed... if their mapping/business solutions/software branch does not become succesful, because that is what they are going to be doing. Nothing in the smartphone industry. Except mapping, of course, which will be native on WP devices and available on Android and iOS.

Meanwhile, all of Nokia's current manufacturing plants, supply chains, engineers, support, R&D, techs and software development for smartphones will be a part of Microsoft.

I am going out on a limb... they will not be adopting Android.

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 18:24 1

50. sip1995 (Posts: 851; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


@snowgator Bye...hahaha You make my day.
The future Microsoft phones will the "NOKIA" brand name on.
Mapping ? You don't want me talk about the ios maps fiasco..right? Available on android and ios via the browser not via an app.

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 16:48 1

38. -box- (Posts: 3820; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


This is great news, but I hope it comes earlier. It will be for WP what ICS was for android. Android is stale, and power users are waiting on bated breath for 5.0, in the hopes it gets rid of the JVM to take full advantage of the hardware like WP does. WP clearly has the most innovations possible with it, what with its similarity and development to be as Windows-PC-like as possible, whereas android is still trying to copy wannabe computers from 2005. IOS is still a joke, and declining market share reinforces that.

Glad to know my Lumia 925 is getting 8.1, and that I van JUMP to its successor whenever I want.

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 17:45

45. SAO101789 (Posts: 123; Member since: 10 Feb 2014)


What will be the next nokia lumia 1020? The 1820 or something else and is coming out in July like last year?

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 18:51 1

52. Vanster (Posts: 124; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


yeah hater will be frustating, the only thing andro fans to proud is to showing their booting screen, their launcher, their transition and that was wasting their live, be simple like ios n wp

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 23:37 2

60. joey_sfb (Posts: 3002; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Your posting show how you are limited in your understanding of andriod. Andriod can to burden for the less savvy.

However, over 80% of the mobile user has no such problem. Only 4% does. Lol!

Let me clue you in on why Microsoft is abandoning wp with nomardy x. They finally realize is too late for wp platform to reach critical mass before the next battle ground, the Internet of things. Android with its source code freely available are being integrate to things such as cars, air conditioning, smart home.

A fork android will give them immediate access to all its features without Microsoft spending a dime. They should have done it earlier if they are smart.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 17:07

69. snowgator (Posts: 3233; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


OH, COME ON NOW!!!

Microsoft is "abandoning" WP with the Normandy?? No, NOKIA is releasing the Normandy, as MS has not completed the purchase of Nokia's hardware division. As such, this is a 100% pure Nokia device. It will also see the light of day in a couple of devloping markets and promply be dumped as soon as the sale is completed.

And as for the amazing "Fork Android, all is good!! have access to everything!!" line that Android fans are nuts on, please read the following:

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/02/neither-microsoft-nokia-nor-anyone-else-should-fork-android-its-unforkable/

Anyone who thinks WP is "abondoning" WP is not paying attention to the vision MS is shooting for. The new CEO is onboard with it, the largest shareholders in the company (2 guys you may have heard of- Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer) are onboard with it, and it's marketshare is growing. Period.

There may need to be changes to it, there may need to be development. But MS dropping it to "fork" Android???

Child, please. Read something besides headlines.

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