- 05-03-2013, 04:29 PM #1
I know this has been brought up before, but I'd like to start a real discussion about what we can expect to see in GDR2. Obviously, things like a notification center and other dramatic changes won't be part of it. But there are small features and bug fixes that could perhaps be implemented.
-Orientation lock. I'm not sure where they would stick the toggle for this, but I hope such a tiny feature could come sooner than later.
-"Reader" function in Internet Explorer to convert non-mobile sites into a phone-friendly format. iOS has had this for some time now, and the HTC One I was checking out the other day has it too. It's enormously useful for sites that need it.
-Music controls via voice. This may be just me, but it could be nice.
-Do Not Disturb setting. Doesn't bother me personally, but many people have requested this.
-Weekly view for Calendar
-Music starts to play sometimes after initiating a command via Bluetooth.
Again, I'm trying to keep this list as realistic as possible. It just seems funny to me that there has been virtually no talk of this coming update.
- 05-04-2013, 01:49 AM #6
A fully featured hardware search button would be my biggest whish, so one can search the (whole) phone's content.
Also some profile settings for connections and sounds would be awesome.
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05-04-2013, 02:00 AM #7
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Details — important ones — like these are really annoying, and they can grow on some people over time and make 'em leave the platform.
- 05-04-2013, 03:35 AM #9
Other phones heading the same way with memory, so we won't see changes and it made me kinda sad cause i own 8S aswell.
But we can hope for bug fixes and skype contacts appear in your chat hub instead of windows live friends.
05-04-2013, 04:15 AM #10
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"Tap - Tap" on screen to wake up phone.
Silence phone when turning screen downwards.
Some kind of indication on the phone when the screen is black, on unanswared call's. Maybe blinking Windows logo on the phone.
Possible to group tiles on screen.
Uha, forgot to mention a very importenting thing.:
Enable the FM radio reciver & transmitter function on Lumia 920 if it is possible. It would really be a good thing.
A very happy Nokia Lumia 920 owner. :-)
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- 05-04-2013, 07:49 AM #12
Gdr 2 wat will we get :d
When is next GDR2?
Any news on gdr 2 arrival and what we'll get
New Updates from Microsoft and Nokia GDR2
The last one is still an open thread with a lot more info in it.
- 05-05-2013, 02:30 AM #15
- 05-05-2013, 10:37 AM #18
A notification center is something you NEED for Android or iOS but, not WP8, I don't see the need and don't think you will ever see a Notification System.
If we get anything out of the update, I want a FM radio that Microsoft has said it was coming... Baseball games are free over FM but, to stream them it costs $40 a year from MLB. That is just wrong.. I see this as a major step backwards from WP7
- 05-05-2013, 10:57 AM #19
- 05-05-2013, 11:09 AM #20
Have they fixed the problem of being able to send text to only one number of any contact from the people hub? And not being able to search within messages? Can we now search for songs already in the device in the music hub? Or make playlists while having songs already playing in the device i.e., not from now playing list; or save webpages in IE;Or the auto-disappearance of status indicators at the top of the screen? If not it would be a good time to add these few small features now.
- 05-05-2013, 11:22 AM #21
05-05-2013, 11:53 AM #22
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05-05-2013, 12:05 PM #23
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Two things I am really hoping for:
-Separate volume controls (How this hasn't already been implemented baffles me. When I told my brother he didn't believe me and thought I couldn't find the separate volume controls.)
-Fix Xbox Music (Especially the lag, I once passed my phone to my friend who was looking for music, and her first reaction was "This is a nightmare to use". The delay between tapping and the song actually playing is outrageous).
Other nice things would be:
-Weekly view in calendar.
-Lock screen orientation and better camera software (though rumors suggest Nokia might be working on this on their own, but for those HTC and Samsung owners out there, it could still be nice)
- 05-05-2013, 12:26 PM #24
What I dont get is use of the calendar tile... Are you kidding me here MS? You have this great thing of displaying information and you stick 1 upcoming appointment on it, really? How about having 4 upcoming appointments on one side and number of open to-dos on the other? How hard something like this could be?
Edit: I just didnt bring up many obvious things like editing forwarded email, closing running apps directly from running apps list and many others, but Im sure others will bring these up here...
I personally would like to also see little more function on the integrated Facebook (offline messages, groups etc), because we still need the app now and does it really make sense to have this stuff in 2 places?
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