Swype styled typing, Large Live Tile coming to Windows Phone 8.1?

Swype styled typing, Large Live Tile coming to Windows Phone 8.1?
Larger Live Tile seen in 2011 concept slide

Larger Live Tile seen in 2011 concept slide

In addition to the new notifications center we detailed earlier today, a couple of  interesting new features are coming to your Windows Phone via the update to Windows Phone 8.1. The first report says that a Swype-styled keyboard is heading to the platform. For some strange reason, if you haven't heard of Swype, it is an alternative input to typing or using voice. Your finger swipes over the letters that spell out a word, without lifting your finger from the keyboard.

After some time, Swype begins to learn which words you use often, so you don't have to be so precise. In fact, as long as you're in the neighborhood of a specific letter, the word will come out correctly. Many people swear by Swype, while some swear at it.

The other bit o' good news for Windows Phone fans is that it seems likely that the Large Live Tile recently introduced in Windows 8.1, will be available on Windows Phone 8.1. Certainly Windows Phone users will think of something worthy to pin to that tile.

source: Reddit, WMPoweruser (1), (2)

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43 Comments

1. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I hope that screenshot isn't supposed to be the actual screenshot, because this is obviously a shot of WP7.5.... When will PA learn.... ..................... Nevertheless, I could find a use for a large tile, and this would be just another feature to refine the already great WP OS.. I can't wait till WP8.1-0xxxx is released for my 1520...

2. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

It's just a "Larger Live Tile seen in 2011 concept slide", can you see the sentence below the pic?

6. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

No, I guess I can't read.. I scanned the article for this kind of information, but I didn't check the actual image.. My bad❕

3. Vanster

Posts: 124; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

read properly guys that concept from 2011

4. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

'Large tile' seems like a ripoff from Samsung recent Magazine UX interface. Can't Microsoft come up with any thing original? Rip off Google notification center now this? Copying from Samsung! That's lowest of the low which fits M$ market position right now!

5. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

What about the large tile in Windows 8.1? That's been around for months.. ................. You sound stressed out..

12. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Can't you read the heading? Its say "Large Live Tile coming to Windows Phone 8.1?" means it not on the original metro interface which consist of huge ugly icons. The ? in the statement shows that they might not be here. Maybe they are afraid of getting sue by flip board. Microsoft always steal other companies design and make it their own unlike Samsung they license it from flip board. Wp fans has no ethnic what so ever just like their convicted monopolistic M$ master.

17. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

The large tile in Windows 8.1 is a large live tile!.. All tiles in Windows8, and WP8, are live.. What are you smoking?.. .................. Please share!

23. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

And its kinda funny how someone who hates WP reads so closely about it... What are you scared of??? LMFAO!!!!

7. Rydsmith unregistered

Can't joey_sfb read anything simple? "Larger Live Tile seen in 2011 concept slide" 2011 is earlier than 2014 last I checked.....

11. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Even though we should be ignoring these petty haters... You do raise a good point..

19. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

"2011 is earlier than 2014 last I checked....." Unless you are partaking of a controlled substance....

8. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Please tell me that what you stated is sarcasm, you do realise that Samsung UX is only in existence now because of Windows Phone Live Tiles and is widely seen as a knockoff. http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57617551-1/samsung-galaxy-s5-could-have-the-look-of-windows-phone/ Google including Android at its core is influenced by Windows phone the same goes for Apple and iOS all their products and services have gone flat, Windows Phone design language is being used by everyone. I can name many features that Android and many of it's OEM's has copied from Windows Phone and you have the nerve to talk about a rumored notification center or swype. You accusing WP of copying is like me taking a piece of food off your plate, while you devour my plate and run away with it. Such ignorance Your comment must be the dumbest comment in the history of the internet.

10. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

We have nothing to prove.. All we have to do is sit back enjoy the new Lumia, or any WP, devices that are to come out, and any new features we get.. ................. We'll let the hatters deal with their problems on their own.. It's not our insecurities,,, it's theirs, so f### em...

13. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

I'm definitely looking forward to the new Lumia's, Nokia has such a great team and with them now working closer than ever with the WP team as they are now one company I hope to see some fantastic devices like concept below. http://www.hashslush.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/nokia_phablet2.jpg

21. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Yes!!! This is awesome!!!!

15. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Putting metro ugly interface next to beautiful Samsung UX or iOS 7. Only WP fans can find similarities. Weird.

14. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

The entire Magazine UX seems a ripoff from WP. Whats your comment on that sir?

16. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

WP is so late in the game they practical have to ripoff every single features from their competitors. Don't you ever forget about that! Lol!

18. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

LMFAOSHTIATPIMP!!!!!...... PLEASE STOP!! You're killing me... LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

20. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Practically all of this was in WinMo 6.3... So, I guess Microsoft should sue Microsoft?... LOL.. OK...

22. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I use WinMo phone as well. The only thing original from there is the blue screen of death! That much I agree!

24. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I'm 36.. Really! Born 6/9/1977... ................... You?

27. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I use the first ms dos v1 and their rom basic. I have been their customers ever since. They have a long history of overcharging their customers and anti trust worthy method to removing their competitors. Their current position is nothing more than the causes and effects of their karma.

29. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

you used ms dos v1 LOL from the way you talk nintendo ds clearly was the first device you ever touched ! now go back to your PS game please

35. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I asked, how old are you?

41. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I highly doubt you used dos v1.28, you could have but i doubt it. More than likely you were running the DOS that was compiled with windows 3.1 and then windows 95. Over charging? by whos standards? Your wallet vs mine? You talk about stealing but have no idea how MS brokered the deals of license or buyouts or well anything for that matter. All you can point to is 'but but but wiki says its true'. In the meantime. Android has many features that were 'copied' from windows and windows mobile. Yet here you are claiming fowl. That is like a child wearing dads pants, then when another wears pants they claim they invented the pants and forget that it was their dads pants. (sorry buying pants right now). Please your posts reek of desperation, i am glad the droid fans i know in person are no where near you're level.

31. sbw44

Posts: 433; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

Android was so late to the game the basically had to ripoff Symbian and Maemo 5 and WebOS!

34. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

And IOS, and WinMo...

9. hurrycanger

Posts: 1756; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Great! Things are getting better the way I like. I love Swype-like keyboard both in Symbian and in Android. Now on WP!!! Large tiles are pretty nice to have, too. Well, actually I want to be able to change size of the tiles the way I want. But anyway, that would only put more stress on app developers.

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