We made some changes

Our new forums are here!

Saving money on data

Mint SIM is the perfect way to get cheap data in the U.S.

Don't count Windows Phone out just yet

Dead? Psh. Here are 5 reasons to stick with Windows 10 Mobile

VPN vs. Proxy

The difference between a proxy and a VPN

Latitude attitude

Dell Latitude 7280 is a business laptop with tons of consumer attitude

4K all the way

You probably don't NEED a 4K webcam, but we love Logitech's BRIO 4K anyway

Long live Windows phone

Contrary to popular belief, Windows phone won't die anytime soon

XP-YESSSSSSS

Dell's already awesome XPS 15 gets even better in 2017

Surface Pwn 5

Surface Pro 5, Project NEON details leaked on LinkedIn?

Redefining the PC

Why Microsoft's Surface phone could be MUCH more than a mere 'phone'

Surface table meets Windows 10

Yes, we did put Windows 10 on the original Surface table ... and it rocks

Cream o' the crop

Before buying a Microsoft laptop, check out our pick for the absolute best

Simple and secure, just the way I like it

We think Windows 10 Cloud is a great idea, here's why

uber micro

Halo Wars 2 has something for everyone. Here's our full review.

Oldie but goldie

We reviewed Microsoft's decade-old Surface table

Creators Update comin' at ya

These are the coolest new features in the next big Xbox One update (video)

Buyer's guide

The Razer Blade 14 is the best laptop Razer has to offer

Windows 10 app gems

10 terrific Windows 10 apps you should be using

Tower of power

Here's what we think of Dell's XPS Tower Special Edition

Quite a deal

Grab the complete C# coding bootcamp for $41!

< >
Welcome to the Windows Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. CommonBlob's Avatar
    Developer

    Posts
    160 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
       #1  
    Does anyone else think that file access could be coming in WP8?

    This is my reasoning:

    1) Joe said that the switch to removable storage was a good thing so you can share "Photos, Music and Videos"

    2) Windows 8 RT and Pro have the Share charm that can be used with files.

    Surely it would be pointless to put music/videos/pictures onto your removable SD Card for your phone not to do anything with them.

    This could be my killer feature, and also the biggest hurdle in tech savvy people moving from Android.

    What does everyone think?
  2. CpnNemo's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    2 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #2  
    Quote Originally Posted by CommonBlob View Post
    Does anyone else think that file access could be coming in WP8?

    This is my reasoning:

    1) Joe said that the switch to removable storage was a good thing so you can share "Photos, Music and Videos"

    2) Windows 8 RT and Pro have the Share charm that can be used with files.

    Surely it would be pointless to put music/videos/pictures onto your removable SD Card for your phone not to do anything with them.

    This could be my killer feature, and also the biggest hurdle in tech savvy people moving from Android.

    What does everyone think?
    I thinks so:

    "It means Windows Phone and its bigger sibling will share ... a common file system."

    Source: Announcing Windows Phone 8
  3. johnmcd348's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    233 Posts
    Global Posts
    439 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #3  
    I do hope so. I've adjusted to using Zune to put podcasts ans such onto my phone but I really would like the ability to simply Copy/Paste files over onto a card or into my phone like back in the days of Activesync so I can have them on my phone without jumping through hoops.
  4. eric12341's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    2,635 Posts
    Global Posts
    2,641 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #4  
    Maybe in the pro version,it seems like the file explorer will be closed off in the RT version.
  5. fifthGear's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    125 Posts
    Global Posts
    131 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #5  
    Quote Originally Posted by eric12341 View Post
    Maybe in the pro version,it seems like the file explorer will be closed off in the RT version.
    This is entirely inconsistent. Please provide something supporting this conclusion; otherwise it's pure conjecture.
  6. gwydionjhr's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    242 Posts
    Global Posts
    244 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #6  
    There IS a new syncing feature coming. They touched upon it briefly in the presentation yesterday.

    I'm still using a WM device, and one of the hardest things I'll have to accept when I get my first WP7 device is this lack of functionality.

    I'm really, really, really hoping improved syncing is one of the bones MS throws the WP7 devices with the 7.8upgrade.
  7. gwydionjhr's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    242 Posts
    Global Posts
    244 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #7  
    Oh yeah, now that I know no upgrade path from 7-->8, I've settled on a 710 or 800. Put a bid in on an 800 this morning.
  8. CommonBlob's Avatar
    Developer

    Posts
    160 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
       #8  
    Its still an awesome phone :)

    If anyone has used Windows 8. Im hoping we at least see something like the File Share Charm. It works well and would also work on a phone for opening files or saving.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

";