Video shows Windows Phone 8.1 running on the Nokia Lumia 920
Also seen on the video is the calendar, which will now have week and year views. And you can micromanage the battery on your Windows Phone 8.1 powered handset using Battery Sense. Similar to other power saving apps that you might have seen on Android phones, it appears that you can arrnge to have certain background apps shut down when battery life remaining drops under a certain pre-determined threshold.
Storage Sense lets you switch where you want your photos and music, apps and videos stored. You can choose between your phone's internal storage and a microSD card. And Windows Phone now has its own podcast app. You can choose from a list of podcasts provided by Bing, the app supports music and video. And Project My Screen allows you to wirelessly transmit what is on your screen to a television or a monitor using USB connectivity or a wireless device.
We are warned that this is not yet the final version of the update, but Windows Phone fans should surely be smiling now, anticipating another huge step up in the capability of not just their phone, but the entire platform.
source: YashMaheshwari, UnleashthePhones via WPCentral
1. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3267; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
I will be updating my 920 early, in April, with WP8.1... Just thought that would easy everyone's mind to know that...
3. Skoms (Posts: 118; Member since: 03 Feb 2014)
Is this the OS that killed nokia ?
nokia Android coming tomorow
Save nokia from microsoft.
6. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3267; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Yes, it is the OS that killed Nokia... What do you think? Why are you asking me as if I care?..
................. I just want to know why you attached that stupid question to my comment.. ????
18. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1130; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
He's not worth responding, trust me. I've seen his comments on here before.
9. Liveitup (Posts: 909; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Nokia is not dead, its very much alive, WP OS saved Nokia.
More individuals needs to be educated about what actually happened cause frankly as a reader its gets pretty annoying reading the same misinformation time and time again, people should just post links like this to differentiate facts from fiction.
11. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3267; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Just let the trolls believe what they want.. Logic, and reasoning, isn't going to help them... They have issues that extend way further than smartphones.. This is just one of their outlets to heal what's really wrong with them on the inside.... Some of these guys could be even murderers... IOW,, they have issues, and it's quite obvious..
19. nokia12 (Posts: 280; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)
copy pasting it from other thread
ok First that link clearly shows (or you can google nokia q4 2010 report ) in q4 symbian sales increased from both Q3 2010 and Q3 2009..
First some few things before Flop
Nokia's share was declining due to android and ios
Nokia's management was slow ,political and had too much pride..
Nokia was still top manufacturer and had majority share.. samsung was small then only starting with galaxy S series..
Elop came good things
Management became fast, and they were very fast in bringing WP phones to market and poiltics got way too lesss.
but now he issued Burning platform memo this resulted in all symbian Sales to decline.. and there were no new wp phones for almost 8-10 months and adopted a only WP exclusivity strategy.. and cancelled Meego OS.. so all symbian , Meego fans were disappointed
1) first why did he choose WP Exclusivity and that too for whole fkinggg 5 years..
WP was new had no apps, lacked all the basic features , had a ton of problems why would anyone pick an unproven , untested OS to compete against already Mature OS and that too !!! Exclusively !! your answer would be
1)Microsoft - They were hardly a success with windows mobile. good market share but not good enough
2)1 billion payment a year.. now this is the most funny part you will say they needed cash support.. but good thing WP costed them 20-30$ per handset licencing fees .. whereas android was free.. so that 1 billion payment was just a bogus journal entry no money was exchanged. and if WP had become succesful then Nokia would have ended up paying more to MS than Receiving 1 billion payment a year... what a logic..
Regarding development for WP or android.. - Nokia engineer said it to elop porting to android is very easy and can be done in very less time, they did not have to worry about apps and anything else only a custom UI which wasn't difficult at all.. and Android could run on any ARM based configuration rather than WP which could only work with some 2-3 fixed chipsets..
And in practically what happened Nokia ended up paying more to EA, Instagram,Vine , and other developers to get Exclusive apps for nokia windows phone.. android already had everything...
ok now tell me is Elop a Clairvoyant or a pyschic ?
then why did He kept parroting there is no Plan B .. only WP .. no backup Plan.. who does that ? even a child/normal person has at least 2-3 plans . if 1st plan doesn't work out.. but no Mr flop had no plan B if WP failed and he ensured that there never can be a Plan B by signing 5 year contract( in case he was fired also ).. How can a sane person Be so sure of unproven,untested,limited,Immature OS ?
then they had the no Upgradability for WP 7.5 to windows 8.. so those who bought nokia 900 (600 $ ) 3-4 months ago were not eligible for wp 8..
22. akki20892 (Posts: 3270; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
U r truly right. I 100% agree. And that's a true fact.
20. nokia12 (Posts: 280; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)
He said his answer( came out in 2013) is Because he feared samsung would dominate android because they produces ram,screen,chips themselves .. first back then Htc was a major player samsung rise was beginning but still not tooo big...second samsung was also on symbian and couldn't touch nokia at all back then and then Mr. Flop himself invited samsung to make windows phone.. and btw samsung was also on wp also if WP had gotten successful then they would still need to compete with samsung what happened to the fear of samsung, ..what a logic hahaha..
maority of the smartphone users are unaware or uneductaed about smartphones.. Android and symbian were alike whereas WP was almost completely different this meant old customers had trouble adjjusting to wp and most of them don't want to change so they left WP because it was confusing.. so most of their old User fan base had trouble with new nokia...hence failure for WP
also don't forget if Nokia were to be sold to microsoft Flop was to receive 25 million $.. and if it had succeded the gain would have been in 1-2 million $ only... who wouldn't work for who ?
then secondly if Flop was CEO of Nokia then why did he leave Nokia for Microsoft after the sale ? and there are so many more points i can write but now i think you got the point why we think like that
and go and search Internet for nokia android there are 1000s of articles stating nokia made mistake by not choosing android, 100000 of comments saying we want nokia android .. all 100000 of fans social media requests for a nokia Android mobile.. which company won't want to capture these potential sales if the internet is demanding it ?
14. Biell_Gates (Posts: 2; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)
you soon of bitch. Nokia and Microsoft will return as the king and fackkkk Apple and Google understand stupid mother fackkker ,don't let me full ur sister mouth with my cum
15. aksa123 (Posts: 165; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)
Not necessarily killed Nokia, since Nokia 'killed' itself by killing meego.
26. Alex123 (Posts: 192; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
and hope Nokia brings WP users an option to switch to android (if they want) so that i will surely my L925 to android :) However, i love my L925 so much
2. UglyFrank (Posts: 335; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)
There is no point in adding on screen buttons to phone which already have buttons, they should just save it for new devices
7. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3267; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Specific builds are just for new devices.. This 920 obviously is a prototype device... But, the buttons can be turned on or off.. That is the beauty of WP8.1-0xxxx,,, options!
5. checkmymike (Posts: 81; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)
Watching this video made me even more that wp is more like ios than android. The coherence, the consistency are there.
It made me realize too that android is way way ahead when it comes to customization options.
8. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3267; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
When are you going to realize that nobody, who this article was intended for, should care about what Android has?
........... What are you hoping to prove here? What's your point?
10. Liveitup (Posts: 909; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Its competition, a lot of the hating against WP is out of fear unfortunately, options are a good thing, wish some would see that, not everyone needs Android or iOS or WP for that matter but having the choice to choose should be welcomed.
13. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 832; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
Windows will start to make a big come back soon enough. I am a pure Android fan but my desktop is Windows because of the flexibility of expansion and upgrades of motherboards, video, and sound cards.
17. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3267; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Lets just be honest here.. In a little over three years from now W8.xxx will have over 50% of the PC market.. This is almost inevitable..
23. LuckyS (Posts: 42; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)
Ability to change background color? Why these controls are so cluttered and unorganised? Why no compact control center, kinda hard to find everything? Live tiles alternative?
I'll pass, waiting for wp 9, if MS still would wanting to lose money on wp.
25. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3267; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Why don't you just wait for WP 15 so that we don't have to hear your childish complaining for a very, very long time....
28. LuckyS (Posts: 42; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)
Why are you insulting me? I just asked some questions.
Is it that you don't have answers, or truth hurts you?
24. jibraihimi (Posts: 660; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
That moment when you realize, that some comments are longer than the article.........
29. nightfury (Posts: 53; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)
*scene in 2016 * # no buyers for wp phones except Rodney.....Rodney thinks thinks...."WTF lemme buy an android phone"
next big thing deletes phonearena account and makes a new one called " android fan"