This post is about my random thoughts on Windows Phone 8.1 and what it has to offer in no certain order, its quite like a rant, like i’m writing a diary. If you’re into editorial stuffs, you might like this one 😉 Its image heavy, and the comments are at the bottom of the screenshots.
Yeah I know 🙂
No one reads these Microsoft 😀
This sucks dude!
This time you wait, makes you go mad!
This is sweet 🙂
This is very much welcome 🙂
Store gives you notifications :O
S/MIME, because security
Always get full email!
Oh the irony!
SD SD SD
Absorb, you’re my spongebob.
Swipe keyboard is so awesome, it got the world record!
New start logo is kinda neat. Same thing everywhere, unification is nice.
1546 :O I never knew i used so many apps.
Many doesn’t accept the beta, you NEED the official for Cortana for example.
This is the best thing happened to Windows Phone, ever.
Everything has a new splash screen.
Featured Music? Another way to promote who pays? Maybe.
1840 😀 I actually have 2000+
From when Bing weather is having this? :O
2.18 🙂 Thanks 😛
These controls comes handy.
Microsoft and Dev can now reply to you, if you act like a moron.
This works like a charm.
I see what you did there, Cortana.
This is nice, the times.
RT is now here! Yeah for Tweeps.
Mute! Awesome 🙂
I still want Opera with Blink, but IE is no slouch.
Thank you, IE.
Yeah i know, i’m not a gamer.
This should appear inside Games alone.
This clock getting lower is nice.
Headphones and BT has separate controls, 4 controls for audio. And its louder now. And yeah Selena 😉
This looking for music everytime i open the app slows me down, i have more than 2000 songs 🙁
Emoji suggestions is epic, same as the keyboard.
Oh you can now directly put Office files to your phone or SD sans the need to route it via OneDrive!
Thank you, if you came down all this way 🙂 Go enjoy Windows Phone 8.1 now 🙂 And sorry for not getting you these in video walk through, i am having my final year semester exams going on 🙁
So all around the Internet (or at least in the Windows Phone world) people are saying,
If you want Cortana outside of US, change your region to US.
This video suggest the same, and it also has a background audio which was used in the commercials for the Apple iPhone, how ironic.
We had other ideas, we thought of something else that works for now. I had an idea that Cortana might work if you keep your region unchanged as India and you just change all the language settings into US, at least the Bing services works that way now.
But nope, you have to set everything to US to use Cortana. No other way, no other workaround. But we din’t stop there, we tested what we endorse as an alternative idea, but found that it didn’t work that way. They are right, you only can get Cortana if you fully choose US in everything. No playing cheaters with Microsoft 🙁
Sorry if that video kind of turned out to be bad, filmed with a phone while i was trying out things, no script.
And here is a list of things that are coming with the Windows Phone 8.1, for you. You may or may not have seen this already, if you have seen some points already, fine. If something is new to you, viola! A new leak 🙂
A reddit user just discovered while trying the new SDK that Windows Phone 8.1 has now search feature for text message. It’s a very basic feature yet it was dumped in Windows Phone 7 and 8. Search feature in text messages is quite handy while searching for a particular text, let it be related to your registration Id from some service or important texts from your friends/family.
Some users in the comments are also claiming that you will be able to search for text messages using Cortana voice commands, like “Show texts from my wife”.
There are so many little things that keep coming out of Windows Phone 8.1. Let’s see what else Microsoft has packed inside Windows Phone 8.1 for your Lumia. 🙂