Sign Up Now FAQ
Signup Now
In order to make a post or to start a new thread and or to interact with other
members of this board, you wil need to create an account first.
If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ. You have to register before you can post. If you have any problems, please contact us.
Flash a phone to Cricket Wireless Become a supporting member of Cricket Users Forum

 
Welcome to Cricket Users!



Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Member
    Points: 2,317, Level: 29
    Overall activity: 12.0%

    Reputation
    Reputation 18
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Tempe
    Posts
    141



    Finally Windows 8.1 .... kind of!

    So as we wait for the official update to 8.1 we can still install the developers preview for this which is almost the same as what will be released and we can use apps designed specifically for 8.1

    1) register as developer at
    Windows App Studio - Microsoft


    .
    2) goto the app store and install Preview for Developers.
    3) once installed got the Preview for Developers and run it.
    4) goto Settings on your phone and run the Phone Update.

    (word of caution, make sure you back everything up)

    ---------- Post added at 09:06 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:32 PM ----------

    So yes this will contain everything 8.1 which includes Cortana and an FM radio �� (headset is needed for antenna ��) I hope this will calm some of you who want 8.1. Just waiting for Nokia to release Windows 8.1 for our phones and figured this will help ease the wait.

    Last edited by Raymond Leonard-Chip; 08-18-2014 at 10:35 PM.

  2. Remove this advertisement.
  3. #2
    Member
    Points: 2,317, Level: 29
    Overall activity: 12.0%

    Reputation
    Reputation 18
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Tempe
    Posts
    141



    wp_ss_20140819_0003.pngwp_ss_20140819_0002.png

    Just a quick screen shoot showing the phone running Window's 8.1 and a screen shoot showing the FM Radio app

  4. #3
    Senior Member
    Points: 21,620, Level: 92
    Overall activity: 46.0%
    indica's Avatar
    Reputation
    Reputation 63
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Customer Since
    jan 2011
    Location
    chicago, IL
    Posts
    1,317
    Phone
    samsung Chrono



    nice info. thanks!

  5. #4
    Junior Member
    Points: 855, Level: 15
    Overall activity: 2.0%

    Reputation
    Reputation 10
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Customer Since
    july 2012
    Location
    albuquerque nm
    Posts
    2



    How is your 1320 running with the dev. preview version of 8.1

  6. #5
    Junior Member
    Points: 1,601, Level: 23
    Overall activity: 5.0%

    Reputation
    Reputation 20
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Customer Since
    June 2011
    Location
    Katy, TX
    Posts
    20
    Phone
    Nokia Lumia 1320



    Cool

    @rixx...I finally did get the 1320 ...and loving it! Being the tweaker and geek that I am I couldn't resist...I installed the developer's preview only a few days after I got the phone. WOW! It is NICE! The phone is just as fast. The keyboard is easier to use thanks to swype (kinda like Android). The coolest thing....Cortana. You can activate her via a live tile or pressing the search button in the lower right corner of the phone. I use her all the time for making calls and checking the weather. I've also tried using her to play my music but for the most part she misunderstands what I said. ...so all in all...not perfect but pretty darn good. Definitely better than "OK Google". No comments about Siri b/c I never dealt with iPhone. Overall...Windows Phone 8.1 ROCKS! I can't wait for the official update (which includes Cyan) which will make it even better. Right now I've got 8.1 sitting on top of the "Black" update which comes stock on the 1320. "Cyan" isn't available for the 1320 yet. Don't ask because I'm not too clear on what "Cyan" really is. ..but I don't think it is the actual OS. All in all...I don't think I'll ever go back to using Android on my phones. I enjoyed Android but it wasn't as rock stable as Windows Phone. So far my Windows Phone experience is exactly what I remember from Windows Mobile 5 from so long ago....good performance with solid stability. I haven't had to reboot my 1320 at all except for the updates to the developer preview. I almost forgot....the already amazing battery life only improved. I can go run errands + shopping in my car...usually gone for no less than 2 hours (I live near Houston, TX). I use my phone in the car to play music (bye bye ipod...tired of that *&@&* cable constantly losing connection to my car stereo) and in the store to read the shopping list (Smart Shopping app is great!) By the time I get home the phone might have about 75% power remaining. If this was my old S4...it would be dead before I ever got home unless I put it on the charger in the car.

 

 

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Advertise With Us?
Advertise with us? (Position 1 - Advertise with Us) Small Banner