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Windows Phone 8.1 SDK reveals new features

0. phoneArena 14 Feb 2014, 16:11 posted on

Windows Phone developers working with the Windows Phone 8.1 SDK are releasing some more information about new features they've spotted on Microsoft's mobile OS. One new feature is the burst camera mode that apparently will be available to Windows Phone owners in 8.1. Part of the feature will give users the ability to select when the pictures will be removed from your handset...

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posted on 14 Feb 2014, 16:14 14

1. Kishin (Posts: 705; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Soon u will even be able to put wallpaper in the background.

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 17:03 2

11. JDeus01 (Posts: 45; Member since: 07 May 2013)


why would you even want that? LT are fine

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 23:43 4

21. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


adding transparency effect to tiles and putting background is a good reason maybe

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 16:35

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


Or just create and app that cuts up your pictures, and set custom tiles to launch those apps with the picture as the tile.

I seriously question people that stare at their start screen and not what the phone is doing.

Most the time you cant even see the background with widgets and tiles ruining the pictures. I laugh when people show me that awesome background picture in their gallery because their home screen and icons ruin it.

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 18:30 2

14. hurrycanger (Posts: 1572; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Even though I think WP looks best with no wallpaper (because I've had tiles and wallpaper in a third party launcher... and that was pretty bad), I would love to see the ability to do that officially. It would be even better if the OS gives some twists to the wallpaper, like blur and stuff.

posted on 15 Feb 2014, 01:18 3

31. sbw44 (Posts: 433; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)


Wallpapers are so 2000! but you know what my old Nokia 3250 also has wallpapers and icons! So what makes that so specials?

posted on 15 Feb 2014, 03:09 3

36. SleepingOz (unregistered)


You're right , it's a shame that a supposedly modern OS doesn't have it, while 10+ years old dumbphones had it back then.

posted on 15 Feb 2014, 07:51

42. papss (unregistered)


Its a shame that you are so pathetic that you feel the need to spew tour negutive comments all over WP articles

posted on 15 Feb 2014, 08:15 2

48. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Here comes the ad hominem user! I love when fanboys like you have got nothing more than personal attacks as reply. This proves how sore their butt must be. =]

posted on 15 Feb 2014, 09:21 1

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


Leave this trolls. Let them hate on WP, when there is full proof evidence of WP's growth in front of their eyes. :)

posted on 15 Feb 2014, 11:33 1

56. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Gotta give you that.
2.5% to 3.2% in 1year. Not even 1%. LMAO!

posted on 15 Feb 2014, 08:14 2

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


dumbphones? Oh OK.
You forget that, that old phones were hit.

posted on 15 Feb 2014, 08:20 3

49. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Feature phones are usually called dumbphones, bro.. By no means, am I saying that it's dumb. Indeed, it was one of the best in its era. So chill..

posted on 15 Feb 2014, 08:54 3

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


I was saying calmly. Buddy. So chill..lol

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 16:16 3

2. ZeroCide (Posts: 777; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


Love the calendar layout. it even has weather info in it.

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 16:17 5

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


Wp is growing, let's wait and see what they can do in next year. Next year will be exciting for sure.

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 16:19 4

5. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Why next year? 2013 was a great year for WP, and this year is going to be even better..

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 16:20 4

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


Next year we will see more customize features.

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 16:31 5

8. werthedroids (Posts: 60; Member since: 15 Sep 2013)


That's what Android is for. DUH!

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 17:49 3

13. williamdroid (Posts: 125; Member since: 19 Jan 2014)


Yes but WP is much more smoother than Android.
So i do hope WP becomes much more customizable.
Customization is the main thing i love about Android

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 23:48 1

22. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


i think if you creative enough you can spend lot of time creating titles wallpapers which are way more better then android

posted on 15 Feb 2014, 15:13

78. Cicero (Posts: 889; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


I'm agree with you. WP is looking for it's adult time. Is growing step by step. BUT, if you look at this time at what they are 'improving' and comparing with droid it make WP looks like a dumb os.

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 16:18 3

4. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Windows Phone is awesome!

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 16:20 2

6. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Agree,
I'm considering it as the OS of my next phone.

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 20:38 6

17. fireblade (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


yuks, ugly & boring. How can someone live with this horrible OS?

posted on 15 Feb 2014, 02:19 4

34. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


One word: Nokia. I actually can't think any other reason. I actually used to be Nokia user and fan, and even if I tried, I just can't like or live with WP. I found user experience so restricted, unenjoyable and poor. But everybody has own opinion, and you have to respect them

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 16:33 11

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


Wait, these features still aren't on WP?

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 18:39 2

15. hurrycanger (Posts: 1572; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Surprise!!!

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 21:17 1

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


Hahahaha nice troll comment!!

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 23:55 5

23. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2227; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Since when is the truth trolling? WP is like the carrion feeder of phone OSes, picking up the scraps of the trailblazers, and usually doing it poorly.

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