Poll: Windows Phone 8.1 is here, are YOU excited?

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, developers and non-developers, Windows Phone 8.1 is here! Microsoft opened up its bag of tricks and introduced a sizeable list of new additions. And, while most of them aren't exactly fresh and hip, we reckon each and every one of them is very welcome. The increased personalization abilities, the formal introduction of Cortana, and the long-awaited Action Center are worthy updates that bring Windows Phone up to speed, while many secondary additions and tweaks are waiting to be discovered.

So, are you satisfied with what you saw unveiled at Build? Did you have any strong expectations and anticipated features that you felt Microsoft forgot to include? Was there any functionality that really stood out for you? Vote in our poll and voice your opinion in the comments. We're looking forward to hearing from you, and finally grabbing Windows Phone 8.1 for a spin soon.

Are you excited about the new Windows Phone?

Yes, Windows Phone 8.1 rocks!
72.6%
No, I definitely expected more.
8.54%
Windows Phone 8.1 has done nothing to change my opinion of the platform.
18.86%

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46 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Not really since everything that was part of the update is available on another platform, but I want to tryout WP8.1 as my main driver soon.

3. papss unregistered

Say what?? Bookmarked this one lol.. I'm pretty freaking excited for most of the update.

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I've been really curious to try the 1520. Only thing that's stopping me is Wifi calling with T-Mobile. If T-Mo can offer a flagship WP8.1 phone, I'll test it out without a doubt.

19. lucid.brat unregistered

No company other than Samsung will ever satisfy u...so ur comment is obvious and xpected

25. Sauce unregistered

Just because he opposed WP 8.1? obviousfanboyisobvious

29. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I think you need to re-read comment #1 and #6 before you spam a troll comment.

39. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

+ 1 lol!

22. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Well there is the Lumia 925... It was beyond amazing for my work, home and social use! I am using a Nexus 5 now and I am regretting the switch. HSN has Lumia 925 for $200!

2. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

What's you opinion about WP8.1 Luis?

4. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

your*

15. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

I am happy to see Microsoft actively work on making the platform better and more attractive, while staying true to an original vision and simultaneously catering to developers. Although Windows Phone moves forward slowly compared to the competition, it's definitely evolving in the right aspects!

26. AppleHateBoy unregistered

Yes. Because of Action Center and Master Chief's girlfriend. I still need a File Manager and the ability to turn off Auto Rotate (I guess it's there, I don't remember). Only then will I consider WP to be up to date.

33. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

You use the file manager that much huh? I use note 3 and previous Droids and used it once... I guess if you absolutely need to move files, it is just not a zomg for me. Yes auto rotate can be turned off, since the day it was released to developer preview.

45. utg001 unregistered

File manager is sure a nice feature where you can open or delete any/all files in one go. But I definitely find it better to use the specific app to open or delete something, its actually faster to open a mp3 file using Xbox music than trying to locate it through file manager. I believe the file manager WILL come but MS is focusing on other more important features since you do have a better alternative to it right now.

5. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

Pretty excited. I really like that animation lock screen. In hoping that's open to the general public. Like gifs, etc.

7. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

the options are so extreme.... I think I'll wait for more details and hands on review before deciding

8. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Yes..

27. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Not yes. Oh hell yes.

9. KenAdams

Posts: 55; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

WP8.1 definitely looks very exciting. Waiting to pick up a Lumia 930!

28. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

930 beauty and 8.1 beauty combine = masterpiece.

10. lucid.brat unregistered

Its damn good

11. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Yes I am! If I had more money I would use both WP and Android. Now only Android! I know that what I'm going to say now is pretty weird: I prefer Windows 8.1 on PC than WP 8.1 on mobile. Yeah I know you guys must think I'm crazy but that's what I think lol

34. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Not weird I love my note 3, but I am tired of babysitting my Droid, especially the lower end ones. I recommend the note 3 daily especially for the stylus. But my 925 sees more use.

35. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

You're not weird for that at all. I prefer Windows 8.1 on a PC / tablet as opposed to WP 8.1 mobile as well. Still, I'm stoked about it and can't wait to update my Lumia 925.

12. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I am stoked and I hope they continue to integrate the NSA into the OS...

23. papss unregistered

You mean from Google?

13. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

It's still playing catch up ... And Nokia is dominating the wp .. and in recent years it has such a bad rep everyone smiles when they see one :/

14. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Windows phone 8.1 FTW!!!!!!!!!!!

16. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I am.

17. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I will appreciate the competition is improving. Wp 8.1 has got a nice major update. But its not convincing yet for me. Its still no match for android imo.

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