Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Dec 2013 22:57 UTC
Windows

Microsoft is preparing to ship its Windows Phone 8.1 update with two significant changes: a notification center and a Siri-like personal assistant. Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans have revealed to The Verge that the company is currently beta testing copies of Windows Phone 8.1 internally, with plans to fully detail its features at BUILD 2014 in April. A highly requested notification center feature will be added to the software, and we're told it's enabled by swiping down from the top of the screen in a similar way to iOS and Android.

Pretty sure this update will turn it all around.

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RE[2]: gamechanger:)
by MOS6510 on Tue 17th Dec 2013 19:09 UTC in reply to "RE: gamechanger:)"
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

Thom thinks it is not, so he suggests this update may or may not make WP more succesful.

It is indeed moving forward, but at a turtle pace. Microsoft even releases apps on iOS and Android first. With all their recources they should be able to move much faster.

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RE[3]: gamechanger:)
by Kochise on Tue 17th Dec 2013 19:22 in reply to "RE[2]: gamechanger:)"
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2006-03-03

Has fatness ever helped someone to move faster and more gracefully ?

Kochise

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RE[4]: gamechanger:)
by MOS6510 on Tue 17th Dec 2013 19:34 in reply to "RE[3]: gamechanger:)"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

It does help when pushing something I guess.

But if Microsoft is too fat they could set up a slimmer unit that just goes at it.

The battlefield is mobile devices and Microsoft appears not to be fighting. I don't sense any urgency. The Metro interface and Live Tiles made WP different, but then the innovation just stopped.

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