Works just fine on my 928.
Who cares about licensing fees when the platform is locked down and Microsoft is getting the $$$ from all app/content sales, not to mention records of your personal data and activities? The license fee model was just a holdover from the old days of selling Windows and Office. Abandoning the license fee would just mean that Microsoft is finally catching up to Google/Android in another area. One down, a thousand more to go.
I doubt this move is going to make WP/RT any more attractive to OEMs. WP/RT continue to have miniscule market share because consumers choose other platforms that just plain work better: Android, iOS, and to a lesser extent Windows 8. Even Microsoft's own software, Skype, works the worst on Windows Phone out of all the mobile OS's. This kind of crap sends a clear message to consumers, developers, and OEMs that Microsoft is not serious about making a competitive platform. Well, maybe they can make it to 10% market share in another 4 years thanks to cheap products like the Nokia 520/521 ... we'll see!
Ingiomar Martina says:
How would you like it if I come to your house and start talking about how ugly your carpet is or that I don't like the color you painted your walls?.. If you don't have a Windows Phone or aren't even interested in them. Then you have no business here. Especially when you come here just to troll. If you don't have a WP at least converse with constructive comments. This DJCBS guy is not helping at all. All he wants is to see Windows Phone fail after MS bought Nokia.
How did you know!? Buy my iPad looks very similar to a white L920...weird!
Updated my 928 on Verizon yesterday. I'm not going to state whether it seems "faster" or not as that is all subjective. What I WILL say is that the KB seems much more accurate now. Prior, I always had to double check when I typed "t" as it seemed to be hit or miss. Now, it seems very accurate with no misses. That's just my observation.
Also, contrary to some people's observations, I have nad no apps crashing since installing this and I have a ton installed.
Marco Gomes1 says:
I've got something like this in the cocktails app I installed a couple of weeks ago.
He's being facetious, to highly the severity of how slow Microsoft moves at times!
Sim free means you can put any sim card in the bugger. PAYG means your are not beholden to a monthly contract but you have to use a particular companies sim card
Free Licensing is not going to help wee bit against android.
I know too many iPhone users that are hooked on facetime, iChat and airplay. Unfortunatley, WP8 doesn't have acceptable offerings.
I know someone that said goodby to someone on his death bed with facetime (yes, much like the apple commercial). That wouldn't have been easy on skype and would have looked terrible too.
Not a fan. The font/ambience/general feel of the ad is creepy and it is way too long. Plus, kind of kills the argument when you can actually buy an iPhone that comes in a different color.
Build quality, inbuilt memory storage, screen quality(remember 520 doesn't offer vlearblack display), 1/2gb ram, better battery life, better phone deaign(520 feels cheap in hand, 920 1020 are very premium, looks fantastic, bigger screens, much better cameras, lifetime drive plus, but all have same software is and very similar experience. Pl understand the price points of phones and features before making a straight off comment like that :)
I guess you would have to uninstall, then reinstall.
How long until Google changes something to break the tool?
That screen is the reason I haven't replaced my retina iPad mini with an 8 inch Windows tablet yet. The V8P has a nice screen, but I've gotten too used to the high resolution to go back.
Needs streaming support and play from USB. Basic functions.
"we have to admit that once you become a fan of Nokia, it’s hard to go back."
Once you go Lumia Black...
That distinction isn't a big deal for most people on here
Just in case people missed out on the first 20, At&t is having a deal for $19.99 w/ contract over the phone.
They should just drop licence fees now!! No one cares if adverts are in almost all apps. People don't mind paying to remove ads if an app is originally free but ads which take up time will really tick people off so Microsoft need to think carefully about how they implement advertising. Who agrees with me?
I thought the licensing fees worked out better for OEM's to lower the Android royalties?
I'm just saving you the trouble of spamming this article as well. There is no, I repeat NO indication that Xbox integration is dead. Have Microsoft said anything, no they haven't so why not wait for them to say something.
My guess is that Microsoft are looking to make it more like Gamecentre or Play Games in that it will be optional, what I mean is that Xbox integration won't be required for achievements and leaderboards but if you want a unified friends list and multiplayer then you would have to sign into Xbox.
As I already mentioned, Microsoft haven't confirmed or denied anything so lets wait and see.
Euell Gibbons says:
Android has the market share it does because it was the only real "reasonably-priced" competition to Apple, and offered device customization that was unavailable on iOS. Had WP8 come along a couple of years sooner, then it may well be in the 30-40% range instead of where it is now. Like a lot of successful products, Android is as much a result of good timing as anything else.
Walmart has the 520 for $60 as well.
Its Nokia, not Microsoft. Get your **** together.
Dave Myers1 says:
yea, you're right, im getting my DTS and dolby digital confused.... me smart
My copy of BF4 wouldn't even launch until the update.
I've had a very nice experience with the Xbox One to date minus the "Xbox On", the rest of the speech works pretty good as long as other people are not talking at the same time.
One thing I find they really should address is the wait time on the green screen when you do an update. It's like the darn thing is frozen, at least that's the feeling you get. They should write a "Updating, xx% completed" message on the screen or a progress bar or something. The the first update I did, I almost reset the thing because I thought It hung. Alternatively, a "Please wait" message would be nice.
Fascinating, perhaps I'll finally finish transferring to Outlook. I hate still having a few tethers to Google, I want to be free!!!
We gave a few employees 822s - each one is a piece of ****...nothing but problems and each has already been replaced, some more than once. The 928s, however, have been great and will be replacing the 822s as soon as possible.
you have the option to have an @outlook.com, @hotmail.com, or an @live.com
just make an alias reflecting outlook should you wish
I like the summary text on the update. The data also seems to load slightly faster on my 520. The only thing keeping me from using this exclusively is Bing's extended forecast on the live tile. I use both side-by-side. Accuweather for current temp and windchill. Bing for extended forecast. Aesthetically, I like Bing better as it aligns well with the metro design. However, it doesn't have the "real feel". That's a deal breaker since I'm in WI and have to know the wind chill.
I've been saying this for OVER A YEAR now. For MS to pick up more OEM support and enthusiam, they need to seriously reduce or kill the licensing fee.
Killing the fee outright would pretty much send HTC full time to WP. Why keep paying those Android royalties to MS AND the Google services fee to Google when you can just go WP and only pay MS the developer license fee to upload apps to the WP store? It's a win-winfor MS & the OEMs.
This is news to me since I don't really follow android all that much. Some ppl have very little to contribute so they make comments like that...
Hey Jealousy says:
There's no such thing as uncompressed Dolby digital
My sides XD
Peter Durnell says:
How do you find the battery life compares. That's my one small gripe with my 520. Then again, I barely leave it alone ;)
You touch yourself at night
that's a problem with the output conversion or the receiver hardware, not the spec. Uncompressed Dolby Digital blows the doors off PCM.
You give up because you can't counter
I feel like Nokia would've pulled the same stunt had it been a Lumia device that caught fire, but a nice gesture nonetheless. I hope this guy enjoys his free Lumia 1020, he lucky duck.
Hah... Great, i upadated, now app craches after accuweather screen apears .
I liked Samsung until my friend got a problem with his Samsung Galaxy S4 last week and I had to help him out dealing with it.
1. Samsung knows about the battery issues.
2. They have only ONE place where they fix they phones (not replace) and it's in TX. We are from NYC - and the is NO places around here to fix Samsung phone without voiding warranty.
3. My friends phone had the same issue - he charged his phone and it died to the point that it won't turn on, black, nothing is happening. We called Samsung - first reaction - they are trying to blame us, like we did something wrong, like we don't know how to stick 1 wire and charge the phone. Pfff.
4. Fixing process would take about 10 days, what are they expecting people to sit around without a phone for 10 days? Nicely don'e guys!
After all that - boohoo to Samsung. And btw I'm loving my Lumias - and prev 920 and current 1020 with a camera grip!!! 2 days ago ordered Dell Venue 8 Pro! Windows rulz
Awesome. My fav and goto weather app. Has every functionality I need already, nice to see them making it better. Alerts seem to be unavailable, perhaps due to my location?
You sir, have just won the internet for today. My hat off to you. That was ULTRAAAAAAA awesome.
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