On 10/29 the Cyan update became available for T-Mobile users owning the Lumia 925, which included me. I am impressed with the update and am happy with the changes. I mentioned in the last post the 3 things I was most looking forward to, and I’m happy with all 3 changes:
- A notification center. Consolidates your notifications into one place (texts, updates, news(?)).
- Easy to access. A simple swipe from top of screen to bottom and you’re there.
- From the center you can easily switch on or off certain features such as Wi-Fi, GPS, or screen brightness.
- Have not seen news come through it, but it’s nice to have a place where you see your texts, calls, e-mails, and phone updates so you don’t miss anything.
- Windows Store updates will auto-update over Wifi. It is a pain to manually update your apps and features all the time.
*It is now awesome now to have to manually update my apps. Battery life has not seemed to suffer significantly from this either.
- Another 2 columns for your live tiles so that you can fit more tiles onto your screen. I think this will come in handy as there are several useful tiles.
*This is my favorite change. I am a bit OCD about organizing, and now I can fit just about everything I use regularly onto the front screen. I was originally concerned about the small tiles being too small in that I might inadvertently touch the wrong tiles from time to time and it be frustrating, but this hasn’t been the case. Below are 2 screenshots representing the difference (right screen has 14 apps, while the left screen is capable of showing 25):
Windows has made some great strides with this phone, I am very impressed. I don’t have any major beefs. If there were a few minor things remaining, it would be
- Still no turn by turn once Navigation/GPS is undergone. You can see it before you start navigating, but not after.
- Cannot create a homepage on Internet Explorer. If you open it up, it opens your latest webpage, which could be taxing on your data, something you’re not remotely interested in, and could take a while to load. I’ve pinned a shortcut to Google and use that instead to launch IE, but the tile looks tacky and out of place. Aesthetics matter when you pay $600 for a phone.
That’s really it. Other than that I love it.