Windows Phone 8.1 to support 10 inch slate
0. phoneArena 09 Oct 2013, 23:28 posted on
A published report on Wednesday says that Microsoft is planning on updating Windows Phone 8 to Windows Phone 8.1; we have seen previous references made to such a build and back in May, information from mobile ad site AdDuplex said that Windows Phone 8.1 was being tested. Back in June, the Windows Phone 8.1 name appeared in a manifest file and was spotted once again in August with word that Microsoft was testing the mobile OS...
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2. cc3493 (Posts: 158; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Whats the need of WP supporting 7-10 inch devices? Doubt anyone would use a 7-10 inch phone and wouldnt they just use RT or win8/pro? And if they are merging WP and RT they should drop WP and call it RT - sounds nicer.
and @microsoft: DO NOT REMOVE THE BACK BUTTON. WE MIGHT NOT USE IT TO EXIT THE APP BUT IT LETS US GO A PAGE BACK IN THE APP + if you do remove it, swipe gestures will then need to be a must!
9. snowgator (Posts: 3558; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Yes, the back buttons most useful part is holding it to open the last few apps/webpages/emails you had open. I am not sure who is yelling for the removal of the back button, but it is stupid.
I have heard the "melding " of WinRT and WP for a while. It is the long term goal, but it is a few cycles away. Smartphones are close to low end tablets, but just not quite where they need to be to produce a WP device that doesn't lag and sputter running the more complicated RT. I like the idea though.
4. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 382; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
I think so there should be no touch buttons on windows phone devices.The whole WP should be control by gestures like ubuntu touch OS & bb10.WP 8 & Windows 8.1 RT should be merged in each other & brought as WP 8.1 in 1st quarter of next year.
5. tadaa (Posts: 267; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)
no back button? wtf. they should remove the search button instead
7. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2075; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
That's what I've been wanting them to do but they are making it even worse!
6. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Remove buttons? Why? I use the back button very frequently in-app, regular navigating, and multitasking; the Start button is used sometimes, and the search button rarely (sometimes opting for holding the Start button to laugh voice search). Hope that's not true, as it makes the system more intuitive.
8. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2075; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
I knew the damn search button was useless; should have gone for the menu key, instead.
10. snowgator (Posts: 3558; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
+1 to you both, Box and XperiaFanZone. The loss of the search button would be missed a ton less then the back button. From any other source, I say wait and see, this is just rumor. But Paul Thurott has this annoying way of being correct.....