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#1 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 17:55

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

 

http://blogs.windows...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.




#2 George P

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 18:00

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.



#3 Descartes

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 18:01

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



#4 menifred

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 18:05

:woot:

 

Updated. Definitely faster (so far).



#5 OP Geoffrey B.

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 18:23

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



#6 BajiRav

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 18:39

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



#7 Crimson Rain

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 18:53

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



#8 OP Geoffrey B.

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 18:59

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.



#9 AR556

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 19:20

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



#10 jakem1

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 20:19

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".



#11 Dot Matrix

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 20:29

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.



#12 wv@gt

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 20:31

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. 



#13 Crimson Rain

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 00:02

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 ?



#14 AR556

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 00:50

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.



#15 Crimson Rain

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 01:44

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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