Windows Phone 8.1 reportedly adding a Notification Center and Siri-like personal assistant

By Justin Kahn
Dec 16, 2013
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  1. Microsoft's Windows Phone has met its fair share of criticism since its launch in 2010, along with receiving a number of updates addressing various issues. Today, reports are suggesting that Microsoft has some interesting new features in the works that...

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  2. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,661   +867

    This is great news for WP8. If it becomes free like MS is planning, this could make a huge dent in Android and iOS dominance.
  3. treeski

    treeski TechSpot Guru Posts: 867   +128

    It all sounds good, but MS needs to add innovative features that everybody else isn't already doing. The sometimes-live tiles just aren't cutting it.
  4. Teko03

    Teko03 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 106   +24

    Extremely excited about WP8.1, can't wait to see what it brings along with MSFT officially taking over Nokia's Devices division in 2014.
  5. R3DP3NGUIN

    R3DP3NGUIN TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 154

    I really want VPN support MS.
  6. Read the linked Engadget report...
  7. I prefer performance and stability.
    I don't see what innovative features MS can add to their OS but they can improve what they already have. A file management center is also important and will improve experience. Also more customization possibilities. WP will be able to cut deep into Android market share.
    My Lumia 520 is great for it's price. Browsing is lag free, the area where I saw similar priced Android phones having problems.
    I hope my phone gets this update. At the end it's the best selling WP8 and it would be stupid for MS to skip it with this update.
  8. Windows phones will never be able to compete since they don't have a File Management center. For those that don't know, this is where you're actually able to browse through the different directories on the phone, see all the files.

    A few months ago I actually purchased a Win Phone 8 and after bluethoothing a .zip file into it, I couldn't locate it since there was no File Management system available.

    Also!! you can't sync contacts/outlook files directly from your computer!!!! You HAVE to first sync them with THEIR hotmail.com/outlook.com account THEN it syncs to your phone. B...S..

    I returned the phone after 4-5 days....and was happy to pay the $35 restocking fee.
  9. The Windows Phone 8.1 was confirmed to have a File Management System among other things.
    So the WP will never be able to compete because is way exaggerated.
    WP8 is only one year old and has a lot of growth potential.


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