Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




58 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


Topic # 148576 23-Jun-2014 23:39
Send private message

I have a samsung ATIV S windows 8 phone and it is fast and not laggy like an android phone.
Cant wait for 8.1 to arrive
Does anyone know when

Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
4123 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 842
Inactive user


  Reply # 1073048 24-Jun-2014 06:05
Send private message

Yeah I do.

2090 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 848


  Reply # 1073051 24-Jun-2014 06:23
Send private message

This thread is amazing.

Also - release date is apparently today? http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/mobile-phone/3510108/windows-phone-81-cortanan-release-date-new-features/

H
owever the actual date/time it is released to your phone depends on your phone manufacturer and telco I believe.

Update: Lumia updates look to be hitting mid/late July. Samsung may be similar.

 
 
 
 


BDFL - Memuneh
59434 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10647

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1073099 24-Jun-2014 08:59
Send private message

If you register as a developer you can have Windows Phone 8.1 installed now.





2090 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 848


  Reply # 1073119 24-Jun-2014 09:29
Send private message

freitasm: If you register as a developer you can have Windows Phone 8.1 installed now.



if you don't mind little bugs/using pre release software.

My 1020 occasionally hangs the wifi connection when trying to use internet sharing - suspect Cyan update will fix that.

xpd

The Overrated Raccoons
8455 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1148

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1073137 24-Jun-2014 09:43
Send private message

Ive been on the 8.1 preview for about a month now, no issues. Had Cortana running as well, but for me, I dont see the point of it really apart from as a party trick, asking it stupid questions.





XPD / Gavin / DemiseNZ

 

For Free Games, Geekiness and Reviews, visit :

 

Home Of The Overrated Raccoons

 

 


1749 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 916


  Reply # 1073152 24-Jun-2014 09:51
Send private message

xpd: Ive been on the 8.1 preview for about a month now, no issues. Had Cortana running as well, but for me, I dont see the point of it really apart from as a party trick, asking it stupid questions.


I find speaking my search terms is significantly faster than typing them. 




Location: Dunedin

125 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 39


  Reply # 1073311 24-Jun-2014 11:39
Send private message

xpd: Ive been on the 8.1 preview for about a month now, no issues. Had Cortana running as well, but for me, I dont see the point of it really apart from as a party trick, asking it stupid questions.


Best thing about Cortana is being able to set geographical reminders - eg Remind me at Home/Work/Location about XYZ

4937 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1314

Trusted
Microsoft

  Reply # 1073343 24-Jun-2014 12:13
One person supports this post
Send private message

We are working on bringing Bing properly to NZ right now

3082 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 846

Trusted

  Reply # 1073350 24-Jun-2014 12:25
Send private message

bigreddog:
Best thing about Cortana is being able to set geographical reminders - eg Remind me at Home/Work/Location about XYZ


Not sure if it was Cortana or not, but the other day I had a meeting appointment setup across town. Around 25 minutes before the appointment my phone suddenly chimed up that "based on current traffic conditions you should leave now for your meeting XYZ" - I thought that was quite cool. 

4937 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1314

Trusted
Microsoft

  Reply # 1073352 24-Jun-2014 12:27
Send private message

sidefx:
bigreddog:
Best thing about Cortana is being able to set geographical reminders - eg Remind me at Home/Work/Location about XYZ


Not sure if it was Cortana or not, but the other day I had a meeting appointment setup across town. Around 25 minutes before the appointment my phone suddenly chimed up that "based on current traffic conditions you should leave now for your meeting XYZ" - I thought that was quite cool. 


Yes that's Cortana

9 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 1073708 24-Jun-2014 21:13
Send private message

Read on the Windows Phone website that Cortana is only available in the US at this time. You can apparently change your phone's region settings, or something, but personally I'd prefer to keep my phone set to home.

Anyway, can't wait for 8.1, looks really good. going to wait for the official release from 2degrees :-)

1320 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 451

Trusted

  Reply # 1074111 25-Jun-2014 11:53

xpd: Ive been on the 8.1 preview for about a month now, no issues. Had Cortana running as well, but for me, I dont see the point of it really apart from as a party trick, asking it stupid questions.



I always avoided the Bing button on previous releases of Windows Phone. It was my least favourite dedicated hardware key on any platform, hearkening back to the Internet Explorer and Mobile Outlook buttons on Windows Mobile Pocket PCs. I'd press it by accident, & hastily hammer the back key to get away. Were it a contextual search, e.g. tap it in the store to search apps, it would have been much more useful - when Android had a hardware search key (It was standard in the US until 2012), this was how it behaved, and I used it a lot.

With Cortana, I gladly open it up on a regular basis, it's a welcoming, useful utility, where the Bing page was an irrelevant image and text field that didn't give me what I wanted when I wanted it. While I don't enjoy Bing as a direct Google competitor, I find it useful as a backbone for other services such as this. Cortana is fantastic, has oodles of personality, is clear-cut in terms of what information is and isn't provided to it, and really is the most exciting feature ever to come to Windows Phone IMO. So glad they called it Cortana, it leverages Microsoft's pop culture strengths in positive ways, and adds an engaging identity to the platform that has been lacking up until now.

I find Cortana much more fun & welcoming than Siri (Or dare I say it, S Voice), although I think Google Now is more useful at this point as there are more features available in more regions.

moosh101: Read on the Windows Phone website that Cortana is only available in the US at this time. You can apparently change your phone's region settings, or something, but personally I'd prefer to keep my phone set to home.

Anyway, can't wait for 8.1, looks really good. going to wait for the official release from 2degrees :-)


Change the language & region to English US, turn on location services, & boom, there it is. You can change those back just as easily. Well worth having a tinker with.




Product Manager @ PB Tech

https://pbtech.co.nz/smartphones


7703 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 748

Subscriber

  Reply # 1074184 25-Jun-2014 12:43
Send private message

kiwibro111: I have a samsung ATIV S windows 8 phone and it is fast and not laggy like an android phone.
Cant wait for 8.1 to arrive
Does anyone know when


What type of Android fone are you comparing it to?  Non of my current Android fones are slow..




Regards,

Old3eyes


2090 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 848


  Reply # 1074236 25-Jun-2014 13:17
6 people support this post
Send private message

old3eyes:
kiwibro111: I have a samsung ATIV S windows 8 phone and it is fast and not laggy like an android phone.
Cant wait for 8.1 to arrive
Does anyone know when


What type of Android fone are you comparing it to?  Non of my current Android fones are slow..


I doubt we really need to have this conversation again.

More than likely a bargain basement junker android. 

Android on a decent handset is great and runs smooth.

Windows Phone runs smooth on low spec hardware.

Android is a lot more configurable and has a significantly larger app selection

Everyone is entitled to have a favourite and we are all beautiful unique snowflakes.

See? Saved 8 pages of comments.



Infrastructure Geek
4043 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 193

Trusted
Microsoft NZ
Subscriber

Reply # 1074248 25-Jun-2014 13:39
Send private message

wasabi2k:

See? Saved 8 pages of comments.



:P




Technical Evangelist
Microsoft NZ
about.me/nzregs
Twitter: @nzregs


 1 | 2
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

New Zealand's IT industry in 2018 and beyond
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:50


Introducing your new workplace headache: Gen Z
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:45


Jucy set to introduce electric campervan fleet
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:41


Hawaiki cable system will be ready for service in June 2018
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:32


New Zealand hits peak broadband data
Posted 18-Jan-2018 12:21


Amazon Echo devices coming to New Zealand early February 2018
Posted 18-Jan-2018 10:53


$3.74 million for new electric vehicles in New Zealand
Posted 17-Jan-2018 11:27


Nova 2i: Value, not excitement from Huawei
Posted 17-Jan-2018 09:02


Less news in Facebook News Feed revamp
Posted 15-Jan-2018 13:15


Australian Government contract awarded to Datacom Connect
Posted 11-Jan-2018 08:37


Why New Zealand needs a chief technology officer
Posted 6-Jan-2018 13:59


Amazon release Silk Browser and Firefox for Fire TV
Posted 21-Dec-2017 13:42


New Chief Technology Officer role created
Posted 19-Dec-2017 22:18


All I want for Christmas is a new EV
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:54


How clever is this: AI will create 2.3 million jobs by 2020
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:52



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.