Upgrade a Windows Phone 8.1 to Windows 10 Mobile with Mobile Device Management (MDM)

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Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1
The new notifications area's design allows the user to for example change wireless networks, turn Bluetooth and Airplane Mode on or off, and access "Driving Mode" from four customisable boxes at the top of the screen, while beneath these four horizontally placed boxes include recent text messages and social integration. However, the OS update managed to sneak on a few phones due to a bug in the Windows 10 Technical Preview update a week back, including the Lumia Single music track repeat without having to pin it on the start screen. BLU update Windows Phone 8. Firmware over the air and via Windows Phone Store.

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Search icon and quick jump list added to the application list. Support for 16 new languages: East Asian handwriting recognition. Support for new languages and emoticons in on-screen keyboard. Hidden WiFi network support. Programs menu will have alphabetical options similar to the people functionality [26] Power off now requires a swipe down gesture after holding down the power button for a few seconds. Removal of "soft-on" alarm feature [27] Modification of alarm sleep interval [28] Development API changes and additions Third-party application multi-tasking and fast application switching.

Expanded live tiles that can be updated without network connection and can have two sides which flip periodically. Optional 32 bit color support for Silverlight applications with hardware dithering. Raw camera feed access for third-party applications. New sensor API combines compass, gyroscope, and accelerometer.

Improved Listbox control with better scrolling performance. Improved WebBrowser control with IE9 rendering engine and system-wide cookies access. Hardware-accelerated video decoding in the MediaPlayer control. Background file transfer agent. Fixed email issue in Microsoft Exchange Server Fixed voicemail notification issue. Fixes an issue with app purchases in some regions. Changes default sync times for email. New start screen UI with customizable sizes of the tiles, as found in Windows Phone 8 New splash screen at startup, the phone displays the new logo of Windows Phone 8 New logo for basic applications such as Games, Office, Windows Phone Store 20 accent colors one for the manufacturer or the operator , as Windows Phone 8 Improved lock screen similar to Windows Phone 8, presence of dynamic wallpaper Bing notifications and probably third-party applications Volume control problems [37] Data consumption issues with certain apps [37].

Fix for functionality issues with Live Tiles, such as Live Tiles not updating Details of all updates included in this release at http: Messaging improvements - multiple recipients when sending messages, automatically saving unsent drafts, possibility to edit forwarded messages [38] Text replies to incoming calls Internet Explorer improvements - prevent pictures from downloading automatically, possibility to delete selected sites from browsing history Wi-Fi connectivity - option of keeping WiFi alive while screen is off, Wi-Fi network prioritization Other unnamed improvements.

Easier to select, download, and pin music. More accurate metadata and other performance improvements. Not available for all phones. Possible to set a limit based on the data plan already included since initial release for Verizon subscribers Skype.

Better browsing experience with improved HTML 5 compatibility. Set favorite Lens so it opens automatically when pressing the camera button. Includes many other improvements to Windows Phone. Support for large displays and start screen with six tiles across instead of four only for supported devices p screen resolution support Support for Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC Quad-core CPU New Driving Mode feature to ignore texts, calls and quick status alerts, plus auto-reply via SMS to people trying to contact you Accessibility improvements for visually impaired Improved Internet Sharing pair over bluetooth with Windows 8.

User Interface Action Center showing either standard or silent toast notifications, accessed by swiping from top to the bottom Quick settings access in action center with four or five on large screens like 6 inch Nokia Lumia [48] configurable shortcuts to: Developer features Background tasks: Change in Boot Logo Some minor bug fixes Battery improvement.

Apps New country support for Cortana; China, UK, Canada, India and Australia Support for a store live tile when the tile is medium-sized Store tile size has been standardized for all layouts and some tiles have changed places on the Start screen.

Improved Xbox music app and live tile support. Support for app folders. Enable phone cover apps to launch when a phone cover is closed and specify the default setting for the lock screen's auto unlock setting.

Tests Microsoft's ability to distribute a "Critical Update". Note that this update does not actually contain critical fixes - it's just a test. However, due to a widespread bug in the deployment, Cortana is not available for many users Cellular Data Toggle for Quick Settings access in Action Center. Fixes screen issues on the Microsoft Lumia not be solved with the previous update.

Today, Microsoft has begun pushing out Windows Phone 8. Update 2 brings many new but smaller features to current Windows Phones and we'll tell you what is new. Here is what you need to know! The budget smartphone Yezz Billy 4. The update adds a number of small but useful features, such as revamped Settings and MKV video support. The update comes preinstalled on the new Lumia and Lumia XL. However, the OS update managed to sneak on a few phones due to a bug in the Windows 10 Technical Preview update a week back, including the Lumia Over the weekend, we dived deeper into some of the new features of Update 2, but Let's take a quick look at all the new features that this update brings and a video tour as well.

At the moment, Windows Phone 8. Although the Lumia was excluded from the Windows 10 preview today due to a scaling issue, users can get Windows Phone 8. Earlier, we reported that some users are seeing Update 2 on their phones and not getting Windows Microsoft has started a thread in their support forums to try and figure out why.

However, for Lumia users, it looks like you can just upgrade to Alongside today's Windows 10 preview for phones release, it seems as though some devices are actually receiving Windows Phone 8. The Windows Central tip box is getting filled with reports from community members who have gone through the process to install Windows 10 and ended up with Update 2 arriving first.

Media editing tools have also been refined: Microsoft currently provides bi-weekly updates i. The stock camera app has been updated with a more minimalist design similar to that of the camera app on Windows 8. Building on improvements made in the third update to its predecessor, Windows Phone 8. Pressing the back button now suspends an app in the multitasking view instead of closing it.

A third column of live tiles, which was previously available only to Windows Phones with p and select phones with p screens, is now an option for all Windows Phone 8. Microsoft has also added the ability for users to skin live tiles with a background image. With the inclusion of Update 1, WP8.

Each individual app within the folder can still appear as a Live Tile, and opening the folder simply expands it on the Start Screen so the user can rearrange and open apps. The "Me" hub in Windows Phone 8. When users click on a Facebook post, for example, they are instantly redirected to the Facebook app, instead of being allowed to like or comment on that post in the "Me" hub itself, a feature available in previous versions of Windows Phone.

The Me hub's notification center for social networks has also been removed, as this feature is now integrated into Windows Phone 8. Other changes to the messaging app include the ability to select multiple text messages for forwarding or deletion. A new notifications center known as "Action Center" has been added, and allows for the ability to change simple settings such as volume controls.

The new notifications area's design allows the user to for example change wireless networks, turn Bluetooth and Airplane Mode on or off, and access "Driving Mode" from four customisable boxes at the top of the screen, while beneath these four horizontally placed boxes include recent text messages and social integration.

Apps can also send users location-specific notifications with the addition of a new geofencing API. Microsoft has added a Word Flow keyboard in Windows Phone 8. As the user swipes, the keyboard generates space automatically for the next word to be entered. The keyboard was touted for its speed and accuracy, and brought fame to Microsoft's research division when fifteen-year-old Lakeside School student Gaurav Sharma, using a Nokia Lumia equipped with Windows Phone 8. As a result of this change, multiple file explorer apps have been released on the Windows Phone Store since the operating system's debut.

Microsoft released its own file explorer app on May 30, In addition to these changes, SkyDrive has been completely rebranded to OneDrive across the operating system after Microsoft's settlement of a dispute over the "Sky" trademark with BSkyB. Users are also presented with multiple options when a Windows Phone 8. Apps Corner is a kiosk mode that allows users to restrict usage to a select group of applications and boot straight into a specific app. Sony under the Xperia or Vaio brand has also stated its intention to produce Windows Phone devices in the near future, but this has not materialized.

Starting with Windows Phone 8. WP now supports on-screen buttons that OEMs can use to replace the capacitive "back, "Windows", and "search" buttons that have been required for devices running the OS since The new on-screen buttons can be hidden by swiping them to the side of the screen. Windows Phone device manufacturers are also no longer required to include a physical camera button on the side of the phone.

Although the Windows Phone store has many apps, there are still less than the Android and iOS stores, and the Windows Phone apps equivalents are severely lacking.

However, he commends Windows Phone for its ability to run smoothly across a wide variety of hardware and the thoughtful addition of features. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. List of Windows Phone 8. Microsoft portal Information technology portal. Retrieved December 25, Retrieved January 12, Retrieved April 14, Microsoft exec seems to say yes".

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