Watch some of Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 update in action, Cortana China and Live Folders

Fresh out of China, we are treated to some of the features that are coming with the first major update...
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42 Comments

14. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I would love to see that, their marketing is very awkward at the moment. It is like they went full derp, with weird ads here and there.

20. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

It's refreshing to see someone "admit" that Android and iOS is all about hype; it's just sad that this conclusion doesn't lead to the realization that falling for the hype might also mean being suckered. A world where hype is necessary in order to launch a successful device is a sad place indeed!

27. Damo579

Posts: 264; Member since: May 18, 2013

Microsoft doesn't need even need to try so hard. Take the videos from Nokia's Youtube channel and put them on TV

41. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Some of that might work... But it's not so much what they are displaying as the amount they are displaying it... Those wedding commercials were great, bit they never keep it up!... It has to be year round, 24/7 marketing, that never lets up... Not just for a few months when a new device comes out, then nothing for months... Pathetic MS, and there marketing!!! Lol!... They make me mad with this $hit because I know they have the resources to do better... Or maybe they don't... IDK..

17. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Slow transition animations.

33. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Still faster than anything Android does!

34. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

That's a bit slower then my old N5. So, no it's not faster then anything. Transition animations only fool fans.

36. gazmatic

Posts: 807; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

please... spec for spec android loses

37. rsiders

Posts: 1888; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Live folders FTW! Forget all the WP haters. We support our own and continue an uphill battle for relevancy. Windows Phone is freakin awesome.

42. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Man, seriously!!!.. To tell the truth... Those live folders are seriously awesome, and takes the whole WP start screen to another level higher of functionality, and style... This is one of the best new features of WP8.1.. My start screen is half the size without loosing any "liveliness" like we did with "Nokia app folder".... Extremely good job on MS's part.... I'm just amazed at how fluid the performance is,, similar to how smooth WP7.xx was... I'm just extremely satisfied with WP8.1-1...

38. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

USB Tether is what Windows Phone needs.

39. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

USBOTG is what WP needs!!!
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