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Old 7th January 2013, 15:27   #736
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Windows puts apps in the background into sleep mode after a while to conserve battery and this messes up a lot of the apps. This sleep mode is what causes Skype to go offline.
I realise that. Do you know if we could have it to remain online ? Whatsapp continues to run and sync while locked.
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I realise that. Do you know if we could have it to remain online ? Whatsapp continues to run and sync while locked.
That's because Whatsapp has what I call a keep alive feature. If you notice even after you exit Whatsapp, when you press the volume up or down buttons there is a play menu with a radio tower sort of symbol. That is the Whatsapp keep alive mode which runs in the background. Skype doesn't have that feature as yet. So as of now you cannot keep Skype alive in the background.
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Old 7th January 2013, 15:35   #738
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That's because Whatsapp has what I call a keep alive feature. If you notice even after you exit Whatsapp, when you press the volume up or down buttons there is a play menu with a radio tower sort of symbol. That is the Whatsapp keep alive mode which runs in the background. Skype doesn't have that feature as yet. So as of now you cannot keep Skype alive in the background.
Thank you. This phone will primarily be used for voice chat over the internet. Gtalk/Skype and the like. Can you suggest an app that will remain online and can serve my purpose.
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Thank you. This phone will primarily be used for voice chat over the internet. Gtalk/Skype and the like. Can you suggest an app that will remain online and can serve my purpose.
I'm not really sure as I don't do voice chat over internet. And if I have to then I just use Skype. But most of my chat times are pre-determined.
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Thank you. This phone will primarily be used for voice chat over the internet. Gtalk/Skype and the like. Can you suggest an app that will remain online and can serve my purpose.
You can use IM+ for gtalk and some other IM messengers. IM+ works well in the background (phone locked) about 80% of the time.
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Those who are having WP8 and WP7.8, is Zune still required to copy media files on phone? I was hearing that Zune will be no longer required.
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I'm not really sure as I don't do voice chat over internet. And if I have to then I just use Skype. But most of my chat times are pre-determined.
An interesting article about the working of WP 7.5's background tasks.

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Twitter, Rowi, and Whatsapp use MPNS, which is why you will get an instant notification when someone contacts you. Conversely, Skype does not receive push notifications in the background (but it could!) which is why you can only receive messages and calls while it is running and on screen
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You can use IM+ for gtalk and some other IM messengers. IM+ works well in the background (phone locked) about 80% of the time.
Thank you. Will give that one a try.

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Those who are having WP8 and WP7.8, is Zune still required to copy media files on phone? I was hearing that Zune will be no longer required.
Zune is not needed for WP8, but it is needed for WP7.8. In WP8 you can copy files using windows explorer also.
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Any news on when 7.8 will be rolled out?
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Any news on when 7.8 will be rolled out?
Last update I had heard of was January last week. Don't know if this still holds good.
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Nokia Lumia in India will be launched for approx 40k as per http://www.priceindia.in/mobiles/nokia-lumia-920-price/
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Any news on when 7.8 will be rolled out?
Its available through nokia care. Not sure if other devices have got their updates.

But my question:
How is it that Nokia care has the 7.8 version for upgrade, whereas nowhere else, people are reporting updates or official launches? Even the nokia website does not mention about the latest software release. They state that the latest version for the lumia is ****.12121 However, I have 8858.12460 installed in my phone.

Another thing is that, I expected more functional upgrades rather than just a new home screen and bluetooth share app. Guess I have to upgrade to a WP8 phone.
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Samsung Galaxy S3 is now selling for 30k with bill. iPhone 5 at 45k. Xperia Z is coming next month end.

At 40k it will become a sales dud. Even at 30k it will still have to struggle to get good sales.But might manage.
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Nokia Lumia in India will be launched for approx 40k as per http://www.priceindia.in/mobiles/nokia-lumia-920-price/
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At 40k it will become a sales dud. Even at 30k it will still have to struggle to get good sales.But might manage.
Price as per Mobile Store:
Nokia Lumia 920: Rs 36,759
Nokia Lumia 820: Rs 26,519

920: http://www.themobilestore.in/mobiles...03-43857315454
820: http://www.themobilestore.in/mobiles...03-36600147049
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Finally Lumia is here!

Lumia lights up India

"The Nokia Lumia 920 will cost around INR 38199, while the Lumia 820 will retail at around INR 27559. The price of the Lumia 620 will be announced when it goes on sale."

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