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My first days with a Windows 8 phone

  1. #131


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Email is fine. But I have some an old aunt and cousins that don't know how to deal with that, LOL.

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  2. #132


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    Win 8.1 Pro


    WP8.1 will release Thursday April 10 to Dev Preview
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  3. #133


    Thanks, Tepid.

    When do you think final release will be?
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  4. #134


    Germany/Florida
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    I only hope it will not mess things up. My W8P is so nicely setup. Is there a way to wait with the updare so that I can first see how you guys are doing.
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  5. #135


    Yes. You can deny the update, whs, but you may not want to, for if I read it correctly there's some kind of file manager with it. Don't quote me on that, though.
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  6. #136


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    Win 8.1 Pro


    You can go to this site

    Windows Phone Dev Center

    Click on the link for Register as a developer with App Studio Free, and create apps to run on your own Windows Phones

    Then install the Preview for Developers App for your phone

    Preview for Developers | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)

    What is released here is the final bits that will be pushed out by Service Providers later this year (Summer probably)
    Unless they get on the ball and release for OTA Update around May.

    If you have a Lumia, Nokia will be releasing whatever they will call it when released (Bitter Sweet Shimmer) Cherry Sunday,, who knows
    That will be later this summer or sooner maybe. Unknown.
    This is Firmware updates and Features.

    Not having that should not affect WP8.1 from running properly.

    But again,, the Dev Preview is the exact same WP8.1 Update that will go out when SP's decide to release it.
    Just like GDR3.

    There will be no difference between the 2.

    It is already RTM, so new phones are slated for end of April into May.
    We will know more this week from the Build Conference.
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  7. #137


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Thanks guys for the info. There is no rush for me and as far as the file manager goes, I am happy with the Pocket File Manager.
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  8. #138


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    There is a ton more to the update beyond that
    This is a huge update.
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  9. #139


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    You get me all excited. My requirements are pretty modest. I am happy if the thing works as is. But I am always happy to learn new stuff. Else I would not have 7 operating systems.
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  10. #140


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Yep, you can check for updates and it will say there is a new one available and tell it to sod off for the time being. I wouldn't expect it to have any upgrade issues since we're dealing with through and through WinRT (or at least WinPRT) and won't be afflicted by things that Win32 does.

    But as someone that has used Windows Phone since 7.1, this is a lot of wow.

    I'm still not sure about the image backgrounds, but I'll get used to it.

    Also, the developer preview of it is RUMORED to be released April 10th, this is not very certain but very certain. The official release of 8.1 will come most likely the end of April/beginning of May to coincide with the 8.1 handsets being released by Nokia and probably Samsung along with everyone else. As usual, carriers will be the pain the crotch (looking at you att) for the upgrade. Nokia's firmware update (no one knows the name of it yet) will also be released with the official update.

    I'm glad, however, that you're glad with Windows Phone. It's truly its own experience and one that I find is superior and well executed compared to Windows. It's drop dead easy and simple to learn especially for first timers. And with more handsets like the Lumia 520 to be released with 8.1, more people will get that message and that to me is why I'm so stoked for it!
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