Windows Phone 8.1 gesture keyboard shown on video
1. -box- (Posts: 3746; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
I haven't missed Swype since switching to WP, since it was most useful on the much smaller screens of my Nokia 701, C7 Astound, and 5230 Nuron. I won't mind its inclusion but I doubt I'll have much need for it.
2. akki20892 (Posts: 3304; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
can't wait for 8.1. Announce quickly ms.
8.1 looks promising, have a lot improvement and of course a lot features.
4. Deaconclgi (Posts: 229; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Same here, I haven't used swipe since my N8 and 808 PureView and I don't miss it on Windows Phone. I used it a little on my Android devices but even then, I don't miss it or just have to have it. I don't miss it on iOS.
I will give credit though, it makes one handed typing and typing without paying full attention much easier as we can remember the general area of the keys and the swipe software takes care of the rest.
Swipe style keyboards have their place and I am sure I will use it from time to time, I just hope that it doesn't slow down the keyboard when I am not swiping.
11. Dastrix (Posts: 576; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)
Agreed. Last time I used it was on my N8. I gotta admit that the keyboard on WP is one of the best, if not the best keyboard on any OS. I don`t think Swype would change that.
3. lalalaman (Posts: 298; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)
Cool!!!.....I don't know why but I get so much excited when there is a wp article even I have both android and wp but still....does this happen to anyone else too???
I'm sooo in for this update....finally my wish came true for swipe keyboard....
5. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 847; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
Ever since switching to a swipe keyboard its hard to go back to any other ecosystem that doesn't have it. A simple but much needed update. They should simply allow changing the default keyboard to get swiftkey on board but that just might be wishful thinking.
6. lucid.brat (Posts: 84; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)
The best thing about this update is MS taken everything into consideration..not neglected. Anything...wheter its music,keyboard,video etc etc list is to long to write
12. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3519; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Yes, exactly... They are basically doing a overhaul of the OS, without actually overhauling the OS... This is like going from WP7.0 to WaP8.0 in one update, skipping 7.5.
7. Credo (Posts: 692; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)
I don't get it, why does nobody see in the beginning of the video that you can sort apps by group now and give the group a name? I love to get the swype feature but i'm more excited about the first thing you see in this video lol :)
9. hurrycanger (Posts: 969; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)
I was so into the keyboard I didn't notice anything else. XD
10. Cyberchum (Posts: 266; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
I don't need to flash ROMs if the phone runs great out of the box same way I don't need third party launchers if the stock one is feature rich.
I'm one that likes to change the look of my home screen from time to time and from experience, live tiles can get pretty boring with time.
I understand that Microsoft wants uniformity, it's great actually but they can still have that while still giving users tons of options. For example, they can incorporate multiple home screen support and still make live tiles the default or primary one. They should give options to make the live tiles transparent, semi transparent or opaque or simply provide transparency slider. Home screen wallpaper support, actionable tiles like widgets, list or grid app drawer that can be categorized, theme support (I want themes that can change my app icons, I won't want to be staring at that icon all tho time ), feature rich file browser that can handle most of the popular file formats, a capable video player like MX Player, capable audio player like Poweramp, ability to transfer any of my files without restriction, WiFi share (WiFi direct) support.
If they can bring these features while still keeping the UI's slickness, I'll jump right back in.
P.S, a recovery mode like TWRP will be a great match with WP.
15. sefadziprince (Posts: 5; Member since: 04 Oct 2013)
they should work on picture password too as well. that feature is a beast.