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Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 preview due week of August 4

  1. #21


    Posts : 20
    windows 8.1


    Hi. I did a full reset as I has to chnge my Microsoft account alias. No update to 8.1 when I restarted. Boo.

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  2. #22


    Quote Originally Posted by stupops View Post
    Hi. I did a full reset as I has to chnge my Microsoft account alias. No update to 8.1 when I restarted. Boo.
    Thanks for that, stupops.

    And it's a qualifying phone?
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  3. #23


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    So, GDR1, not a huge update in terms of a ton of stuff
    But what is there, is HUGE.


    -Live Folders are fantastic. Love them.
    -Adjustable Snooze time set per alarm (not Global)
    -Select individual messages from a single thread to delete or forward
    -Apps Corner could come in very handy in some situations...
    -xBox Music is actually improved a bit, but then, I never really had any issues with
    how it worked to begin with. Does seem smoother though with getting in and scrolling around.

    -LIVE FOLDERS

    -IE i am still on the fence about.
    They kinda seem to have cheated it a bit, but I don't thing there is any other way.
    Need to force people to stop using Chrome, it's trashing the net.
    I have seen it reported that some people are getting pop-ups now to install Andriod garbage.
    Luckily, the way WP is designed, it can't trash the Phone or the OS. Still, it sucks to see this.

    -Store Live Tile, don't really care.

    -This here I need to research, interesting though.
    Enhanced privacy and security:

    We’ve made some improvements in the Windows Phone 8.1 Update to keep your data and identity more protected on public networks. For example, we have added the ability for you to send and receive data through a virtual private network (VPN) when connecting to Wi-Fi hotspots giving you another layer of protection. If you’re on your home wireless, creating a VPN provides anonymity to help shield your device from being identified by other devices on the network.
    -Since I do not have an Interactive Case I can't try one.
    Here are some ideas of what that is. Not sure which ones would work, or if they all would.
    LG G3 QuickCircle Case unveiled ahead of May 27 event | PhoneDog
    Amazon.com: Interactive case
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  4. #24


    Thanks for that info, Tepid! Yes, it looks as though what is there, is HUGE.

    Wow! MS is moving quite quickly on WP development. Quite honestly this is the first I've heard of GDR1. As you may know, recently I upgraded my Lumia 1520 from 8.1 DP to official 8.1 release. Just noticed the other day that I have the "Preview for Developers" app that I didn't notice was automatically installed during the upgrade. Is this the sequence of updating you performed?

    I'll have to find the time to open the app and install GDR1. It's getting difficult for this old dude to keep up with all this new tech! It seems to come exponentially quicker as time goes on!
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  5. #25


    UK
    Posts : 283
    Windows 8.1


    Just to add for those of us outside the US, a big new feature

    China and UK now have Cortana Beta, same as US
    Canada, India & Australia have the Alpha version of Cortana

    Never tried tricking it before to give me access, but it is working very nicely in the UK now
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  6. #26


    Very cool and thanks for the info, paulsalter.

    Could you explain how you did that?
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  7. #27


    UK
    Posts : 283
    Windows 8.1


    For China and UK it is now there as default with this version, just leave region settings as own location and Beta version is there (exactly like the US)

    Not 100% on Canada, India & Australia, but I think you leave the language/region setting as your location and change the speech settings, these need to be set for English UK
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  8. #28


    Thanks.
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  9. #29


    UK
    Posts : 283
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Thanks.
    You're Welcome

    For me, Windows phone 8.1 and now Update 1 is making the phone very nice, little changes for some things but the experience is getting very good now
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  10. #30


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    Preview for Developers (aka DP) is not auto installed, unless they did,, but I doubt that,, it's an Opt in App
    You have to install it. I would be surprised if DP was installed automatically.

    You can only get WP8.1 through your carrier, or by installing DP.
    So the only way you had WP8.1 before official was with DP installed and enabled.
    If you reset your Phone back to 8 and did the OTA Update,, it's possible that DP was reinstalled from backup.

    GDR1 (aka Windows Phone 8.1 Update aka Update 1) is also only available through DP for the majority of users.
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