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Windows Phone 8.1 Dev Preview Updated

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I am not sure how many people saw this but it looks like the Dev Preview is getting an update today.

 

http://blogs.windows.com/windows_phone/b/windowsphone/archive/2014/05/14/update-to-windows-phone-8-1-preview-for-developers.aspx

 

 

We?ve had an amazing response to the Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers we began delivering one month ago today. Developers (and enthusiasts) have been putting the software through its paces and giving us great feedback. People are loving the new features like Cortana, Action Center, and the Word Flow keyboard with shape writing. We?ve managed to make the world?s most personal smartphone even better, and folks are pretty stoked. Thanks to all of you who have been participating in the preview and telling us about your experience.

One of the cool things about the Preview for Developers is the direct feedback loop it creates among the savviest of user communities. We?ve received a ton of great feedback so far on what people like about Windows Phone 8.1, and some things we can improve. To that end, we?re happy to announce that starting today we?re delivering an update to the Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers (build number 8.10.12382.878). This update includes several improvements based on the feedback we?ve received, and we?re happy to be rolling it out after just one month.

If you are on the Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers and want to get the update, go to Settings then Phone Update and click ?check for updates?.

Thanks again for your interest in Windows Phone, and as always ? let us know what you think!

 

I am downloading and installing it right now.

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Nice, I expected them to do an update or two before this started going out in June to people.  Hope this helps battery life and any other issues.

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Apparently Huawei Ascend W* owners are now able to update to 8.1 to begin with.

 

I'm getting my hands on it as I write this oh godddddd

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:woot:

 

Updated. Definitely faster (so far).

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Update is installed, i do not notice anything different so far.

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Updating...I wish they did a change log. :/

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Microsoft encouraging everyone to post changelogs while they forget to post their own. ######.

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Microsoft encouraging everyone to post changelogs while they forget to post their own. ########.

 

they do that with most of their updates not just with this one. It is rather sad that they wouldn't let us know what changed though. I have been looking around and have not seen a single difference so far.

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Probably under the hood optimizations, nothing more. I wish the heck they would disable the double tap spacebar = "." I get tired of that one.

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I wish the heck they would disable the double tap spacebar = "." I get tired of that one.

 

That's an option.  Go into Settings>Keyboard and tap on your keyboard's language.  You can then untick the option to "Insert a full stop after I double-tap the Spacebar".

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they do that with most of their updates not just with this one. It is rather sad that they wouldn't let us know what changed though. I have been looking around and have not seen a single difference so far.

Bug fixes and code optimization. Joe B. also mentioned battery life improvements. Don't need much of a changelog for these.

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Ill have to wait and see about battery improvements. But, I will say my wifi is now showing the correct reception and general wifi speeds are better. 

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Probably under the hood optimizations, nothing more. I wish the heck they would disable the double tap spacebar = "." I get tired of that one.

This needs to have an option. There are three punctuation marks that you really need: . , ?

. is there by default.

you can put , in there from options.

but ? is a pain to use.

 

Since first two are available in the keyboard directly, I wish I could configure double tab space to ?

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This needs to have an option. There are three punctuation marks that you really need: . , ?

. is there by default.

you can put , in there from options.

but ? is a pain to use.

 

Since first two are available in the keyboard directly, I wish I could configure double tab space to ?

Its less of an issue for me since I started using Wordflow, but I accidentally put periods in sentences constantly before.  I agree though, more options for this function are needed.

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Its less of an issue for me since I started using Wordflow, but I accidentally put periods in sentences constantly before.  I agree though, more options for this function are needed.

Wordflow has another major issue: you cant write a sentence in a go. I don't see why you cant swipe to space between words and write full sentence in one go...

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Wordflow has another major issue: you cant write a sentence in a go. I don't see why you cant swipe to space between words and write full sentence in one go...

Really? They already broke the world record. Don't you think they did usability testing? I can't imagine swiping constantly without lifting my finger. Even on glass my fingertip would start to get warm and sore.

How fast do you shape-write anyway?

-Forjo

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Hard to say with only a day later but I think my 8X is back to the battery levels it was with 8.0 after this update.  I'll have to keep track though.  I also wouldn't be surprised if we see one more update right before or once they finally sign off on it and it starts going out to everyone, I don't think this will be the final build everyone sees rolling out in June.

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Really? They already broke the world record. Don't you think they did usability testing? I can't imagine swiping constantly without lifting my finger. Even on glass my fingertip would start to get warm and sore.

How fast do you shape-write anyway?

-Forjo

It is not about speed. it is about convenience.

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Really? They already broke the world record. Don't you think they did usability testing? I can't imagine swiping constantly without lifting my finger. Even on glass my fingertip would start to get warm and sore.

How fast do you shape-write anyway?

-Forjo

Also http://www.neowin.net/news/microsofts-fastest-typing-record-on-windows-phone-beaten-on-android

 

So don't post senseless comments.

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no reason to get snippy, please keep the conversation cival.

May be notice who started it?

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Going to take a wild guess that there is still zero support for Microsoft VPN's correct ?

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Going to take a wild guess that there is still zero support for Microsoft VPN's correct ?

What do you mean by this?

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What do you mean by this?

SSTP primarily or DirectAccess. Vendors are allready deploying applications to support their remote access but Microsoft seems to be desperate to drive customers away from Windows Server 2012 remote access by refusing to support SSTP or DirectAccess (Who else is meant to) on WP.

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