Windows Phone 8.1 Coming April 10th 2014 for Devs
In episode 10 Frank and Alfred take a departure from normal show format to talk about the awesome new features in Windows Phone 8.1. Tune in to this episode to find out what’s new, what’s exciting and how to get it! There are just a few of the features listed here.
Windows Phone 8.1 Features
Joe Belfiore wrote a great blog post talking about the key investments Microsoft made and all the new features announced. Take a few minutes to read it, watch the videos and see a fantastic demo.
Here is the video of Joe Belfiore introducing the new Windows Phone 8.1
Internet Explorer 11
Synced favourites and tabs from other computers, InPrivate browsing, password caching, and a reading mode.
The new universal app development platform lets you purchase an app once and use it on both your phone and PC. A new Skype app, split Music, Video and Podcast apps. Data Sense, Wi-Fi-Sense, Storage Sense and Battery Saver join the line up too.
The first truly personal digital assistant, she aims to please! Cortana learns about your interests and habits and then brings information to you as you need it. Using the power of Bing, you can interact via voice or typing. You can talk to Cortana through your voice or your keyboard, and when she replies you’ll notice she has a real personality!
Enhanced Start screen
Customize your Start background with a photo and the option for a third row of tiles on all phones, and theme color changes that follow you across all your Windows devices!
Built in VPN and S/MIME support and customizable Mobile Device Management (MDM) enrolment. Windows Phone 8.1 is THE phone choice for Enterprise.
The Action Center lets you see notifications from any app, and puts important toggles at your fingertips like Wi-Fi, Flight Mode, Bluetooth and Rotation Lock.
Word Flow keyboard
Glide your finger quickly over the keys to type. Word Flow learns your writing style to make typing easier, and oh yea, is now the Guinness World record holder for fastest typing smartphone!
In the podcast Frank and Alfred talk about the amazing drag and drop Appstudio, which you can check out here for free! It’s what THE Device Pros used to create their app.
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