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Something "pretty amazing" coming to Windows Phone?

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    Somewhere in USA
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    Something "pretty amazing" coming to Windows Phone?


    We have all seen Windows Phone 8.1 and know what to expect over the coming months, but it seems there is still something exciting to look forward to.

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    Something "pretty amazing" is coming to Windows Phone | WMPoweruser





    I wonder and I can't wait. Hopefully he's referring to the unified WP/RT and the 3D touch we've been hearing about, with Touch Office and inking with SP3's same pen on a Surface Mini.
    Last edited by Brink; 29 Jun 2014 at 13:24. Reason: embedded video, and fixed format to meet news posting guidelines

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    It coo be. Whatever it is it'll be change and change is good. I think MS will continue to create an OS to work across all devices. Who else could possibly pull it off?

    Thanks for posting even though it's not a whole lot of info.
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    I'll be that guy to say something generic about how Windows Phone's tagline should be, "Something cool is coming soon!"

    My bet's on the Nokia McClaren and its crazy awesome hardware capabilities. This is something that's going to upset the Windows Phone world, what else than 3D touch and possibly an even better PureView camera?

    Or maybe something improved 10 fold with Cortana?
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there

    How about a phone that can do 3D printing !! - shouldn't be too difficult to interface a Windows phone to a 3D printer.
    It would have to be proper Windows though -- the quicker they kill off RT the better.

    By using a Meta language there's no reason why Windows (standard) couldn't run on ARM devices. There's plenty of examples where you have a common Source language which creates the appropriate code to Run on totally different devices -- for example one used almost everywhere - even though 90% of people have never heard of it -- SAP ABAP language. How and why RT is still hanging on IMO is a total mystery --if I were a developer I wouldn't be interested at all in RT -- it's going nowhere in the long term and you would be stuck into a TINY community without any sensible prospects of improving your career.

    A Windows phone coupled to a 3D printer -- now that WOULD be something.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    So, did I miss the announcement? Has anything been updated?
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    Well, it doesn't seem like anything has been announced or leaked. The only major WHOA thing recently is Project Adam, basically visual recognition of objects.

    Microsoft Challenges Google?s Artificial Brain With ?Project Adam? | Enterprise | WIRED

    From the main linked article, someone commented that they know a friend at Microsoft that told them the same thing when they asked if they should get the Lumia 930 or wait. So there's a chance it's hardware and software WHOA.

    I place bets on 3D touch. There was a leaked image of a facebook tile on a Start Screen that seemed to display MUCH more than usual...
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    I wish Windows 8.1 would be released for my Nokia Lumia 920!
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    I'll have to find the link to it, but it seems the 3D touch "McClaren" Windows Phone won't be happening...
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    Somewhere in USA
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    Looks like Barnacles, the senior MS engineer in the video is one of the 18,000 who got laid off.

    Sad to hear. Even worse for everyone wondering if WP would truly come out with something amazing. Looks like it won't happen now. At least not anytime soon.
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