Windows Phone 8.1 "developer" rush takes down App Studio
0. phoneArena 14 Apr 2014, 11:11 posted on
Today has been a big day for Windows Phone. The developer preview of Windows Phone 8.1 has been released, and Microsoft has made it quite easy for non-developers to get their hands on the software, if they want. Unfortunately, the ease of getting Windows Phone 8.1 has caused a rush which has taken down Microsoft's App Studio...
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1. papss (unregistered)
I've been trying this morning too.. I'll keep plugging away at it
2. tigermcm (Posts: 851; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)
this update........AWESOME I feel it should be wp8.5 or wp9 but I understand why its called 8.1
3. elitewolverine (Posts: 5085; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
Swipe left and right is nice for is
4. pookiewood (Posts: 631; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)
You mean for IE11 right? So glad they added that!! Ever since I got my DV8P I've been mistakenly doing that on my phone with nothing happening. HAHA! Great addition!
10. elitewolverine (Posts: 5085; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
yup meant IE. Also the new reading mode is awesome for ie. Basically when you are on a webpage and you are having a hard time, and the book is next to the refresh circle, press the book it gives a text readout for easier view.
7. papss (unregistered)
The gears scare me because I've had many bricked wp in the past
9. Penny (Posts: 1647; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
Was at gears for 20-30 minutes. Just be patient and give it time to work, it is something like a 500mb OS update.
8. pookiewood (Posts: 631; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)
Just hold and cross your fingers. My 620 went faster than my 920 but I think that's because I have more stored on my 920.
11. Penny (Posts: 1647; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
Glad I happened to be up at 4:00 am PST when this preview launched. Was able to download at 4:01 am before the rush came in.
Everything is working well. Cortana is better than I expected, and more improvements have been made than I expected. Nobody really spent much time talking about all the small changes that make an actual difference in every day use prior to this release, so there is a lot I am pleased about with this update.
12. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
More developers then users on WP, yeah lol ok.
14. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1524; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
Looks like Windows phone fans and users are not going to nice and wait for the update. I might take the plunge myself because of all the good reviews thibes update brings to Windows smart phones and guess what more are on the way. That the way to go Microsoft keep those updates coming. I think Microsoft should do it like they did Windows 7 and windows 8 which was set up some servers and just offer the Developers preview to all unless you cannot upgrade to the final version when it's available.
15. MrSilver (Posts: 2; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)
I'm sure Microsoft practices setting limits on VMs & Servers, but this issue specifically hung up on the App Studio / MS Acct login portal. Seems GTG now!
This was absolutely worth the effort, and has surprised me in how noticable a change the updates have brought to WP.
Windows Phone is now ready for primetime! FTW!
17. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
I couldn't have said it better myself... My 1520 is now benching 2nd to the highest on Benchmark OS. My 1520 has received the silver medal with a overall score of 1100.. Only the Z2 beats the 1520.. The GS3 is way, way behind.... I can honesty say that the 1520 is now the best phone on the market... Credit hasn't been given to all of the performance optimizations done underhood to WP8.1.. What a surprise!... But, I'm not really surprised.
21. express77 (unregistered)
sounds great but you could have just edited your comment. and is there any restrictions left which were in wp8. waiting to get a new midrange wp8.1 phone soon as i cant afford flagship. btw why are you appearing so less on PA?
22. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2071; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
The Lumia 630/635 will suit you well. :D
24. wolfsaviorzx (unregistered)
Only thing missing is non-signed apps and I'll switch over without hestitation. Waiting on the new 64 bit chips so hoping MS changes their policy in time for me to switch.
23. sbw44 (Posts: 433; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)
Why is it that everytime I ask Cortana something she brings up a bing search instead of talking? When I ask her the stuff I saw on videos like “Tell me a joke” Instead of telling me one she brings up a bing search?
25. wolfsaviorzx (unregistered)
Cortana is a corny geek in the games too.
26. SIGPRO (Posts: 1377; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)
Yes got the update yesterday on my 1020, tonight i am going to update my 1520 :)