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Video confirms some of the new features coming to WhatsApp

0. phoneArena posted on 16 Mar 2014, 18:18

All eyes have been on WhatsApp following Facebook's proposed acquisition of the messaging app for $19 billion. The Windows Phone version of WhatsApp is in the process of being beta tested prior to an update that will eventually hit the Windows Phone Store. According to a video out of Brazil that shows some of the new features of the update, Windows Phone users of the app will have chat backgrounds, custom notification sounds, privacy controls and other new features...

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posted on 16 Mar 2014, 18:27 10

1. maherk (Posts: 4850; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

3 seconds to open the whatsapp app? talking about how fast is WP.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 18:56

3. clodderes (Posts: 27; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)

and in other platform? do you have any idea how long it takes to launch the apps?

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 19:35 8

4. maherk (Posts: 4850; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

on my note 3 it takes less than half a second, same as the lg g2 and note 2 my wife had before. It is not like it is a 2gb HD game!

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 20:50 3

5. Credo (Posts: 749; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)

Lol, first of all, i don't hate the platform you're using, weither that is iOS or Android or Blackberry 10 or whatever. But before posting something like that you should keep in mind that that is a Lumia 820 right there, with the old Snapdragon S4 Soc. The Note 3, the Note 2 and the LG G2 comes with HIGH END specs. You should know that the Snapdragon S4 isn't a high end Soc. Whatsapp is just lazy to write good code for the platform. Back in those days of the S4 previous year my 920, and yeah it comes with the same specs as the 820 except a higher resolution screen etc, it loaded Facebook 'Beta' faster then the S4 of my father. Yes i am a Windows Phone fanboy, and again, i don't hate other OS's, just stop the typical fanboyism. I hate to see every time negative comments about this, about that. I'm sure you are a full grown man/women, just don't act like a child who says this is better and can't agree that other things are good too!


posted on 16 Mar 2014, 22:41 1

6. timukh (Posts: 295; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)

The reason is due to wp's multitasking processes. In android when u press the home button the app doesnt close and runs in the background and when u click on the app again it resumes immediately unlike windows phone (8.1 will bring the feature of apps running in backgrnd like android). So as a result the app loads all the data it has saved in the storage (chats, pics etc) and that is why it takes so long to load. Wp 8.1 is reported to change the way apps interact, so we may be able to see apps load faster now.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 05:42

10. wildhammer (Posts: 56; Member since: 16 Mar 2014)


posted on 17 Mar 2014, 02:16 1

9. farlaks (Posts: 10; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)

i don't understand why people criticize tech growth, let it grow and mature options/competition is always better for the consumer end.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 18:45 2

2. sonisoe (Posts: 435; Member since: 06 May 2009)

wa performance still hasnt imprvd, takes a bit while to load.. i used to have a wp handset

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 00:42

7. medicci37 (Posts: 1335; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)

It's 2014 I think it's ridiculous to still be waiting for basic features like real multitasking

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 01:22

8. kevinhope5 (Posts: 53; Member since: 06 Feb 2014)

Well Credo it took a second on my Galaxy Ace.... And half a sec on my Note 2

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 07:59 1

11. sbw44 (Posts: 433; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)

Don't talk crap my colleague has a Ace and 90% of the time it takes longer than the half a sec you talking about. Plus why do you think its still called whatsapp beta??? stop being a biased troll or stop being stupid!

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 16:28

15. TheGenius (Posts: 339; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)

You ignorant moron.. he said 1 sec on ACE
You stop being idiotic and learn to read

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 09:13

12. sergiobr (Posts: 713; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)

WP is hell !

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 11:49

13. kevinhope5 (Posts: 53; Member since: 06 Feb 2014)

Hey dummy am the one holding my phone and i said a second... not half a second.... You are the troll here, stop being a hater. Howlong has he had the phone by the way

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 11:52

14. kevinhope5 (Posts: 53; Member since: 06 Feb 2014)

Mine since December 22...

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