Windows & Windows Phone 8.1 – Better Together Updated on May 24, 2014 By Windows Guy 25 Comments See how we’ve reinvented the Windows experience across all your screens so you can shoot, share, work and play while on the go. Related Windows 8.1 Printing Articles By Windows Guy 25 Comments We Don't Know Who May 24, 2014 I WANNA SEE CORTANA !!!!!!! Kufre Udobong May 24, 2014 IE is Still crap, Bing is getting hopeless by the day. Apps don’t even make sense. Photos takes too long to load, Bing Translate makes me look and sound like a fool. There’s so much work to be done and why can’t skydrive work properly? Windows is still good anyways R3M1X D3ATH May 24, 2014 Idk why people hate windows 8 its not half bad if you get the hang of it Mohamed Magdy May 24, 2014 it’s here syncing between the Microsoft accounts not the two devices ! i mean i want to be able to control the PC from my mobile or open it from my mobile, something like this not just changing the color and the same bookmarks ! if this is a big deal so Android is so much better if it’s about INTERNET and ACCOUNT settings ! Heel Guy May 24, 2014 Man you guys are barley catching up to Apple. But good to see Microsoft finally grow. I might upgrade to Win.8.1 UltraKryptonian May 24, 2014 Windows Phone 8 is MUCH BETTER than iOS 7. When 8.1 gets released, my Lumia 1520 will crush the iPhone even more. LOL at iPhoneys/hipsters! TK Group May 25, 2014 Soooooo great!!! :))) Marin Marić May 25, 2014 *Microsoft News:* – *Cortana* – new voice search tool for Windows Phone *( anwser to Siri, Google Now)* – *Windows Phone 8.1* – new mobile OS – *Windows 8.1 Update* – *Windows will be free* for hardware makers – on phones, tablets with screens under 9″ and *Internet of Things* devices #Microsoft +Windows Phone #Cortana Isimorn GK GS ACZ May 25, 2014 Where is She ??? Sam Nudge May 25, 2014 Ya know what? Chrome should be the pre-installed Web browser! Nicholas Nara May 25, 2014 I updated to 8.1 long ago and still doesnt have that features? ROSPOWER May 25, 2014 You should like make “SmartGlass” for Windows 8. Like you can controll your pc with your Smartphone :D Brandon Cook May 25, 2014 All we need now is apps!!! PeteRoy May 25, 2014 IE and Bing are getting worse and worse Daigtas.lt May 25, 2014 Reinvented? The whole metro thing is ok on the tablets and phones but not on the desktop. Charms do interrupt normal work very often so disabling them is recommended. After using third party apps to add functions that was there in windows 7 it is usable. For a casual user it is fun to play on metro and do minor thigns taht doesnt need any of the normal user knowledge, but for the power user the start screen is useless, all the full screen app thing just gets anoying in time. I do strip start screen of replace it with StartIsBack app, disable all the charms and that gets windows more functional. Why can’t it be taht way by default? Make a special version or something. I know you invested lots in the metro development and it has to pay off but please, do not force all users to use that isntead of traditional start menu.Make it an option how the user wants to use his desktop, make some kind of statistics tracking and you will see how many will choose normal start menu instead of that screen. Flying Spaghetti Monster May 25, 2014 Yeah well I already foresee some problems with this whole “theme” sharing thing. Windows has LOTS of background and accent colour choices, however Windows Phone only has 2 (Black & White) background colours and a few accent colours. So what happens If I pick colours on my Windows that do not exist in Windows Phone? Aaron Cameron May 25, 2014 sooooo….when am i getting this phone update? haha Jorg D May 25, 2014 Wish they are going to update windowsphone 7.8 with some of the windows 8.1 features. I know it is not possible to update a 7.8 to windowsphone 8.1 but it would be great if 7.8 gets updated to stay fresh… MrDJ1178 May 25, 2014 Can there be pattern/face unlocks? dava4444 May 25, 2014 Hi. I can’t stop thinking about how much Win8 is a near-miss on excellent. The Zune interface (renamed Metro) is NOT awful, combining two operating systems is handwork, but that’s the problem that Microsoft has failed to see.. we (consumers) didn’t need these two operating systems combined into a unified system.. I have a HTC Zune phone, my touch devices are few, I never want to own a tablet, the things dissatisfy me. but you really caught me with surprise in the Zune phone user experience.. Having a ‘satellite device’ is the next step forward for Windows, you were very correct on this, However mashing these systems together in this fashion has so far failed. .. What do *I* want from an Windows 8 experience etal~ I want two user experiences that aren’t trying to be one.. I want a very light version of Windows 7, built from the kernel to the reg to the gui, all designed as lightweight as possible, but still retaining the compatibility and functionality Windows 7 and Vista have afforded us, .. why I do I want it so featherweight?? .. for Gaming, for everyday tasks.. I realize you have done some of this already, file moving is now is almost a pleasure, thank you! .. some of my games benefit from Win8.. But there is so much more that can be done! lighten the bloat. If the kernel is smaller, then the reg is smaller..if the Wine team can make a windows emulator run on top of Linux, then there is much fat to be cut. .. and in regard to the ‘Desktop Zune Experience’ that is Metro.. I just want my desktop as a second monitor for my Zune phone, I want to run apps on desktop should I like to, arrange my cloud files, music and pictures and videos and movies,.. but.. do I want to use a mouse and keyboard for something so obviously designed for another style of user interaction?? NO.. and you are forcing us to do awkward things with a keyboard and mouse they were never designed for. .. it is a mash sir.. a mash. You should have had an ‘opt out’ of Metro for users without Zune Devices..that would have been the adult and responsible thing to do. .. refocus on lightness of OS, on poise balance and performance. Why is there such a big reaction to such a little things as the missing start menu? because it destroyed our productivity flow.. something your company amongst other things was founded on, enabling workflow… more clicks to use an interface designed with another device in mind. .. the idea is less clicks, you can’t switch middle tool interface (keyboard and mouse) to touch based tool and expect the same or less result. touch based on keyboard and mouse will always mean more clicks.. and as we know the more times you have to click the slower the WHOLE work task is.. why? because each click can be a new window or new data load from the drive, each click increases work time by a factor of x1 then x2 etc. The above video show great promise. I hope it works out. really,. I like my phone. its .. intuitive. peace Dava Kevin Ping May 25, 2014 That is it? My Nexus 5 and Chrome browser can do the same thing if not better than Micro$oft. Delilah HD May 25, 2014 So glad that I have both! David Nutter May 25, 2014 Does anyone know what computer Joe is working with there? niteflash06 May 25, 2014 That is one sweet monitor back there. Other than that, pretty meh. Favorites and recent tabs? So revolutionary. Andy S. Evers May 25, 2014 Comments are closed.