Windows Phone 8.1 Brings Popular Android And iOS Features To The Platform

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  1. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    Excerpt from Darrell Etherington article on The Verge. Full article link below.

    http://techcrunch.com/2013/12/16/wi...atures-to-the-emerging-third-mobile-platform/
     

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  2. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    I used WP for a while back on 7.0 and 7.5, really liked the overall design and implementation. The app quality/quantity was pretty poor back then and while it's improved, still not quite at a competitive level with iOS and Android, IMO.

    For all the improvements that Microsoft is making with 8.1, I won't go try another WP until Google supports it's services on the platform--rely on them far too much.
     
  3. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    I think the voice feature right now works nice as it is. I like the built-in music ID feature too.

    I've always preferred badges to notifications, so not too excited about that. For me, the live tiles take care of that.
     
  4. b166er macrumors 68020

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    While I do think the notifications on WP8 could be improved, I don't know that it needs a dedicated pull down notification center. Why not let us pin the notifications from the "me" tile and dump them all in there? I like tile/toast notifications but the problem now is that if you don't have the specific app pinned you'll likely miss the notification.

    Since there is already a notifications place for messages/facebook/twitter/etc, I don't see why they couldn't just expand on that.

    I am really looking forward to 8.1 though. Even more so, next summer's flagships. I'd love to see the next gen 1020 and 1520 from Nokia. And a more Siri like assistant will be nice, as will the pull down toggles and swipe right to clear notifications that are rumored at the moment.
     
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