02-21-2016 05:36 AM
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  1. a5cent's Avatar
    I had notice is that whenever you open an app, the current one your using get top priority and it literally pauses any background app (downloading) to give the current app best performance (priority).
    Now with a download manager that shows download progress that allows to cancel, resume and see progress of all apps that are downloading would actually have all "background apps that are downloading" been given priority.
    In my belief, this will actually slow down the phone, allow background apps to pressure the device (causes overheating), and any other minor issues that will become annoying in the future.
    I am a software engineer and I can assure you that you're unnecessarily concerned.

    First, realize that W10M can technically already download anything in the background. That capability would not exist at all if your concerns were valid.

    It's not that your concerns are purely imaginary or wrong, but that they have long been solved. They are addressed by the OS never downloading more than a few files simultaneously, and by throttling bandwidth if downloading threatens to oversaturate a system that is already too busy handling other foreground tasks. These mechanisms are already in place.

    There are really only two differences between what I proposed and what W10M can already do:

    a) the addition of a central and OS-provided UI, designed to help manage non-streamed file downloads (every app is currently required to roll it's own solution or omit it entirely).

    b) forcing devs towards using the background download capability as the default approach for transferring files.
    Last edited by a5cent; 01-26-2016 at 09:45 AM. Reason: spelling only
    01-25-2016 02:43 AM
  2. Steve Adams's Avatar
    I would word this the opposite way, What windows phone features would you like to see in android.

    1. Smooth OS flow. no jittering, jumping etc.
    2. Overall OS stability
    3. Better devices (NOKIA/Microsoft) phones are way ahead design and build wise compared to Most every android offering.
    4. Very little OS fragmentation. This makes the overall system work much better.
    01-25-2016 04:14 AM
  3. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    I would word this the opposite way, What windows phone features would you like to see in android.

    1. Smooth OS flow. no jittering, jumping etc.
    2. Overall OS stability
    3. Better devices (NOKIA/Microsoft) phones are way ahead design and build wise compared to Most every android offering.
    4. Very little OS fragmentation. This makes the overall system work much better.
    This :)Only nexus devices are smooth but nexus devices are also the most boring of android.
    01-25-2016 04:32 AM
  4. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    What Android feature would I like most in Windows 10 Mobile? App Parity!

    Sorry I just couldn't resist
    01-25-2016 09:33 AM
  5. Poirots Progeny's Avatar
    What Android feature would I like most in Windows 10 Mobile? App Parity!

    Sorry I just couldn't resist
    Quiet time without Cortana - do not disturb functionality.
    .
    Oh, openvpn support too.
    Last edited by Poirots Progeny; 01-25-2016 at 01:44 PM.
    01-25-2016 09:41 AM
  6. cracgor's Avatar
    In response to original post:

    1) ability to do more in the background
    2) better clip board
    3) IR remote
    4) ability of the browser to display all of the internet, not just some parts
    5) unlimited windows (not just 7)
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    01-25-2016 09:59 AM
  7. cracgor's Avatar
    The ability to charge phone without turning it on - something my lowly Android phone from 2011 could do.
    YES! I have a L640 that I won't even plug in that is kind of a back up/work out phone. I don't want it to have alarms go off or alerts when I'm not using it, so I turn it off and switch to my other phone. I can't plug it in, so its battery dies...so now I just don't use it.
    01-25-2016 10:06 AM
  8. v535's Avatar
    I know I am not a programmer, but to me your request would really pressure the OS. Let me see if I can explain.

    We all know Microsoft OS is a very light OS that can easily run smoothly nearly on all low end devices. Now, what I had notice is that whenever you open an app, the current one your using get top priority and it literally pauses any background app (downloading) to give the current app best performance (priority).

    Now with a download manager that shows download progress that allows to cancel, resume and see progress of all apps that are downloading would actually have all "background apps that are downloading" been given priority.

    In my belief, this will actually slow down the phone, allow background apps to pressure the device (causes overheating), and any other minor issues that will become annoying in the future. I agree that I would love to see download progress and notification that download is completed, but I think this one can be overlooked based on the reason why its actually not there.

    There are many things I wish Microsoft OS have, just as the other OS, but I also have to admit that its not there for a reason some plausible reason. I just wish they hurry up with getting more apps.
    Why not have a centralized background manager that can go into background like store app displayed in battery saver app.
    01-25-2016 10:23 AM
  9. Bokisa4444's Avatar
    Swiftkey definitely. Nothing can compare to swiftkey. I dont care how good is wm 10 keyborad, this one is far better. Allows more customatization, and better prediction.
    01-25-2016 10:31 AM
  10. Joshwin's Avatar
    OS wide draggable scroll bar. on android you can simply drag the scroll bar to scroll down or up quickly. but there is no easy way to do so on windows phone except flicking the finger like a mad especially on a long webpage or onenote pages.
    01-25-2016 01:19 PM
  11. ordivergens's Avatar
    Proper rendering of HTML emails in Mail app!!!!!!

    Ability to dismiss an upcoming alarm. In Android (at least in stock Android), I can dismiss a upcoming instance of a repeating alarm without having to go into the alarm settings and turning the whole alarm off. It shows up as a notification where I can easily dismiss it. In Windows, I have to turn off the whole alarm, wait until the set alarm time passes, and go back turn it on again for the next day...

    Some sort of ad blocking for the browser. Seriously... I use firefox with ublock origin on Android. Most websites don't even load properly because some stupid ad is hogging all the bandwidth... or it is some obnoxious ad that blocks out the page until you scroll it away...

    An equivalent of the s pen, s note and the other awesome s pen related features that Samsung packs into the Note would be wonderful. Being able to hand write messages, annotate/sketch things, smart select, screen off memo (especially this!!! I use it all the time!), action notes, scroll capture, sign pdfs, photo notes, etc.

    Ability to peek into notifications and dismiss them without waking device. Like Motorola's Moto Display, NOT stock Android's ambient display.

    Multitasking with multi window similar to what Samsung has implemented. Pretty useful sometimes.

    Since there are no widgets, larger tile sizes. I could use a larger tile for the calendar app so that I can see more of my upcoming meetings.

    Something like Motorola's chop to flash would be cool so that you don't have to wake the phone and pull down the notification to turn on the flashlight. Just activate with a gesture, even with the phone in deep sleep.

    I like the V10's camera UI and manual controls better than the Microsoft Camera app.

    I don't know if this is software related or hardware related. Every windows phone I have used (635, 640, 640 XL, 950 XL), it feels like the interface is located farther back from the physical screen. Every time I press something with the same amount of force I use on all of my Android devices, it usually doesn't register. I have to press again, harder than I am used to. Slows things down for me.

    Some smartwatch stuff:

    An actual smartwatch equivalent, NOT a fitness focused band with a few bare bones notifications thrown in...

    Better smartwatch feature support. For instance, on my Huawei watch, when I watch a video or listen to a song on my phone, I see media controls that pop up automatically on my watch. I can control it easily. When my phone goes into do not disturb mode, my watch also goes into do not disturb mode. Dismissing notifications on the watch will dismiss notifications on the phone. Automatic voice search. On Android wear, when the watch is activated by simply tilting it to your face, you can immediately initiate a voice command with Google Now, no need to press any buttons. Makes it feel a bit more natural.
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    01-25-2016 04:00 PM
  12. dkediger's Avatar
    Ability to extract/export *both* sides of SMS conversations. It's been a while since I last checked (moved on Android:Vzw user) but you could only pull out your side of the conversation using some tricks with OneDrive. And that was even hit or miss.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    01-25-2016 06:48 PM
  13. Prince Pusey's Avatar
    I am a software engineer and I can assure you that you're unnecessarily concerned.
    thanks for the clarification, but as I said before... "I know I am not a programmer, but to me your request would really pressure the OS. Let me see if I can explain."

    I should have started my explanation with "I believe", but thanks anyways...
    01-25-2016 08:50 PM
  14. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    So basically you guys want windows phone to be android.
    01-25-2016 09:14 PM
  15. JRDEMASKUS's Avatar
    So basically you guys want windows phone to be android.
    There is very little difference between the 2 anymore, they both have their frustrating quirks, functionality has nearly leveled out for me.
    I expect Win 10 (950XL) will smooth out soon and my early adoption headaches will go away.

    I want my Android to have Glance screen, and take photo quality pictures.
    I want my Windows Phone to use "Live wallpaper"

    I prefer the way Google Play store is laid out vs MS store. (Not talking app gap, though that is an issue too)

    I can control my Android volume while streaming music over BT, without waking the device. I want to control my WP volume without having to press the power button first.
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    01-25-2016 11:30 PM
  16. Jeremy McKay's Avatar
    What android feature would I like to see in WM10?

    Stability of the OS

    Wait,
    that wasn't in android.

    I can still dream. It might make it to WM10.
    01-26-2016 12:06 AM
  17. dajma00's Avatar
    There are small things MS can do in W10 mobile and it just beats me why those are not done. For example, long pressing a contact should give me an option send contact info to recently used contacts. Is that difficult to do? Android had this years ago.
    01-26-2016 12:53 AM
  18. dakken's Avatar
    3rd party text messanger apps would be great.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
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    01-26-2016 03:05 AM
  19. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    There is very little difference between the 2 anymore, they both have their frustrating quirks, functionality has nearly leveled out for me.
    I expect Win 10 (950XL) will smooth out soon and my early adoption headaches will go away.

    I want my Android to have Glance screen, and take photo quality pictures.
    I want my Windows Phone to use "Live wallpaper"

    I prefer the way Google Play store is laid out vs MS store. (Not talking app gap, though that is an issue too)

    I can control my Android volume while streaming music over BT, without waking the device. I want to control my WP volume without having to press the power button first.
    I see a big difference. My phone actually gets updated and it's not google.

    All these ssuggestions literally are trying to take whatever is still unique that is windows 10 and making it into the mess that is android OS.
    01-26-2016 04:20 AM
  20. Axeelant's Avatar
    - STOP button for music, very simple thing yet it never arrived since WP7 (I'm sure 10 doesn't have it too)
    I have used this since 8.1. There is an app called System Tiles, hope it still works on w10m, but it allows you to make new live tiles on the start menu, STOP all music is one of them. You simply color it as you want, pin in to start and it works. I mainly used it in 8.1 because the music didn't always stop in the background when you closed an app, same with internet radio.

    Hope this helps
    01-26-2016 06:22 AM
  21. a5cent's Avatar
    I see a big difference. My phone actually gets updated and it's not google.
    All these suggestions literally are trying to take whatever is still unique that is windows 10 and making it into the mess that is android OS.
    IMHO not a single one of these suggestions would make WM devices harder to update, or result in Google "taking over", so which suggestions do you see that would make WM more like Android?

    I'd say many of the changes MS could have made to make WM more like Android have already been made. Sacrificing some of the things that were good about WP's UI (which was a real differentiator), is an example of how WP became more like Android. It must impact a differentiator to have that affect however. Just adding features doesn't have that affect, or at least not necessarily.

    WM still has a few remaining differentiators, but they are under-the-hood things most consumers either don't care about or don't understand (updatability, unrestricted multitasking, security, privacy, average cost of ownership). None of the suggestions here impact any of those remaining differentiators. As long as those differentiators remain, adopting features doesn't necessarily make WM more like Android.
    Last edited by a5cent; 01-26-2016 at 09:03 AM. Reason: formatting
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    01-26-2016 07:53 AM
  22. damonator98's Avatar
    All these ssuggestions literally are trying to take whatever is still unique that is windows 10 and making it into the mess that is android OS.
    I don't agree with you. Lack of specific features and apps doesn't make os unique, it makes os deterring. However design of UI may change a lot, worst thing is that MS acctually took this step and made me think about android... In my opinion UI mainly has to be left alone and features have to be added, a lot of them, we have waited for too long.
    01-26-2016 08:56 AM
  23. damonator98's Avatar
    Also, that thing about mess... WM10 already IS a mess, just look at that squares+circles thing. Circles are Android stuff. And those circles with letters in contacts app are just *sigh*... I was used to write a message and the press a button below, now that's not possible also, I have to use arrow stolen from android.
    01-26-2016 09:26 AM
  24. salazka's Avatar
    Absolutely no Android feature. I'd like to have the old Windows Phone 8.0 features back.
    01-26-2016 01:24 PM
  25. mattypaul's Avatar
    Mainly apps. Snapchat, HSBC, Sky Go, updated LinkedIn, Instagram, etc.

    And never thought I'd be saying this but also stability and speed.
    01-26-2016 03:46 PM
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