One fine day I discovered the dictation is not working on my Lumia phone. Then I started finding some information about how to activate. I found out that it had something to do with keyboard settings and speech language. When I tried to more things. My Cortana, setting was to use English language for India and location was India. Earlier, I tried many more settings, but nothing worked. My default keyboard language was USA English. The microphone was appearing but it was not accepting my dictation. Then I change my keyboard language to English, India, and tried dictation. To my surprise it started working. It had nothing to do with Phone settings. The key to solve this problem was to use same language for keyboard and for dictation which should be same as Cortana settings.
Finally I upgraded my Lumia 640 XL OS to Windows 10 and I am loving it. Somehow I hate Android for many reason. That apart, I was eagerly waiting for this update/upgrade.
I read that it needed Update Adviser app on Lumia, hence I installed it. it checked for space and other prerequisites and started downloading update. I removed some apps, deleted maps and I was quickly ready for update.
Update went very smooth than expected. new experience is really very nice. Overall user interface, MS Apps and many more are new and exciting. I got many things which I wished for. Flashlight was one of them. Now I plan explore and write it here.
Recently I bought Lumia 640 XL. I am just loving it. It has got all the features those I wished for. Bigger screen, front camera, Windows OS, flash, MS Office and Cortana.
It will be upgraded to Windows 10 by next weekend. I use it mainly for accessing my emails, reading and editing Office documents. I enjoy setting up reminders using Cortana. I use time as well as location based reminders.
Another feature I enjoy is offline maps and navigation. I use Hindi voice navigation and it is really nice.
Now I am little excited to explore Windows 10 features. Once I upgrade my phone and laptop to Windows 10. I will be just synching settings between these devices. Also want to try screen projection features on TV or monitor screens.
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Last week my Lumia 520 was upgraded to Windows 8.1. I was very happy to see better features. Though they are minor in terms of implementation, but they are very much useful from functionality point of view. Now, I am going to monitor performance.