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Windows Phone 9 Preview to Launch in January 2015

Journeyman

Windows Phone 9 Preview to Launch in January 2015

Yes very exciting news. Can't wait to update my WP 8.1

Windows Phone 9 Preview to Launch in January 2015

Windows Phone 9 preview will come with a lot of new features, but there’s no doubt that many will get tweaked or even removed before the final product sees daylight.


The aforementioned source claims that split-screen multitasking, working in the same way as Windows 8’s snap view mode does, could also be implemented in order to help those with large displays perform a number of tasks simultaneously.

Such a feature would actually make sense given the fact that Microsoft is working to merge Windows Phone with Windows RT, so side-by-side app multitasking would really come in handy if the resulting platform were installed on large screen devices.

According to the same source, this split-screen multitasking option might actually be available on devices with screens of at least 4.9 inches, so a lot of Lumias on the market won’t actually get it.


Windows Phone 9 preview offered to all WP8 devices

One of the most important aspects of the Windows Phone 9 preview launch is the support for all devices running WP8, which means that pretty much every single device out there, including the very affordable Lumia 520, should be able to cope with its requirements.

One important mention, however, is that not all devices would come with the same amount of features. Low-endphones, for example, might lack the aforementioned multitasking option, but also other features designed specifically for high-end devices.

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Journeyman

Re: Windows Phone 9 Preview to Launch in January 2015

I think you posted to the wrong carriers forum. This is sprint "the home of 1 windows phone that does not even have timetable to get WP8.1 on that device. If windows 9 does have curtailed features for lower end phones, than Sprints only WP phone option certainly will miss out being that it is a fairly old device.

Master

Re: Windows Phone 9 Preview to Launch in January 2015

Generaltso78, Thanks for posting. We understand your concern about us getting the Windows Phone. We don't have any information as of yet. For new releases and launches on new devices please visit newsroom.sprint.com for updates.​ - Kimberly
Sprint Social Care
Journeyman

Re: Windows Phone 9 Preview to Launch in January 2015

Cool. So that means I'll have to stay with my crappy IPhone until my contract runs out, then go find this. Likely AT&T.

Sprint- not all of us are children!! Give us a few real phones that adults might like!

Journeyman

Re: Windows Phone 9 Preview to Launch in January 2015

I didn't post wrong forum. I posted it right since I can't wait get it. I already been using WP  8.1 since April and read from Microsoft blog that anyone with WP 8.1 will get wp9 preview for free. So no need get a new phone even if sprint don't have update. lol..    all you people waiting for update from sprint good luck lol

Journeyman

Re: Windows Phone 9 Preview to Launch in January 2015

I spoke to a customer care rep yesterday. The 8.1 update is due Feb or March 2015. So, I've signed up with T-Mobile with the Lumia 635.

Journeyman

Re: Windows Phone 9 Preview to Launch in January 2015

Who cares go to a service which they can't even get a signal in las vegas casinos lol... Adios bye bye...

Master

Re: Windows Phone 9 Preview to Launch in January 2015

Hello thenet95,

I'm glad to hear it is working for you outside. The structure of the building can block the signal. The casino would need a booster in the building.

Thanks, Sharon Sprint Social Care
Journeyman

Re: Windows Phone 9 Preview to Launch in January 2015

you says i was outside? I get great signals on every casino when im inside. I have a friend who has tmobile and he gets no signals when inside any casinos in las vegas. that's why he uses my phone if he needs to call. lol... also i get great signal outside too.

Master

Re: Windows Phone 9 Preview to Launch in January 2015

​thenet95- That's awesome to hear! Let us know if we can help in the future! - Steph
Sprint Social Care
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