Video: WP 8.1 Running on Lumia 520 With Three Columns of Medium Tiles

| February 23, 2014 | 19 Replies

e25a914d3d8b6bba13bf165793efc121Even with plenty of new features for WP 8.1 leaked, we still haven’t seen an actual video of it running on a device… until now. Here’s a first look at 8.1 on the Lumia 520, showing off the separate volume toggles, three columns of  medium tiles and more.


Worryingly the phone seems quite slow, in contrast to the 520’s performance on WP8 which is fluid and snappy, but hopefully that’s related to an early build and will be ironed out before launch.


Category: Lumia, Nokia, Video, Windows Phone

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  • xAle33x

    Oh god! Windowslagphone! Seems a lot laggy. Ok, it’s a beta, but the performance are horrible!

    • jiipee

      True, one More reason to have android as backup plan.

      The three column tiles look more and more like a app grip.

      • Viipottaja

        Why would a faked video imply Nokia needs Android as a back up plan? Lol.

      • Bloob

        The three columns in a choice.

        Assuming this is not a fake video, this could be a debug -build, which would explain the slowness.

    • Viipottaja

      It’s not beta, it’s faked.

  • Sallu

    This clearly looks FAKE. Don’t fall over it.

    • ushoda

      Agree. You can see how the phone reacts before he touch the screen, pretty noticeable when closing the app at the end

      • vignesh

        Its fake notice NFC in settings ..wen did Lumia 520 get NFC…

    • ushoda

      And that lag is pretty consistent with the lag on some SDK emulator videos

    • ushoda

      Aaaaaand you can see how the video doesn’t full fit the screen at the side

  • Alex

    Fake, only big screens are getting 3 columns,

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  • reker

    Are you kidding????? I’ll eat SHlT if it’s true.
    Can’t you see FAKE GSM NETWORK under celluar? That’s a presentation WP8 Emulator via remote desktop

  • manu

    lags like hell . remembers me of old s60v5 handsets

  • grazy

    Transitions seem a bit odd?

  • allawi

    There is a video on that’s show lumia 920 with win 8.1

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  • Systematic Systematic

    After Human kind has invented a wheel somewhere in Mesopotamia, now Nokia has made epic invention of THREE ROWS – that must be what Mayan prophecy of about end of days in 2012 was meaning: they started to think in 2012 and has ended in 2014 – so the end of the World was delayed also…. Only Nokia delay was able to delay end of the World… And thanks to Mr. E. efficiency also this aspect has failed – human kind ought to thank him, perhaps?