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  1. damonator98's Avatar
    Today I was playing with old nexus 4 running android 5.1. While wp 8.1 is still far superior(general experience, not apps) for me I thought for myself that at least few features would look great in my lumia and would make using the phone easier. For example, little download indicator icon on top and download progress bar in action center. Also, maybe I'm sick, but messenger chatheads were acctually useful for me and since wm10 has already adopted circles... Other thing is region/language support, which is well accomplished by google, since there are things like auto correct, flow keyboard and predictions that work with my language (lithuanian) while wp offers nothing similar. One thing that bothers me as a teenager is lack off gif support in messenger, but that's a flaw of an app, not the os, therefore it doesn't count. These are not major things, but nice touches I'd like to see in wm10 after a brief meet with android. These are my thoughts. What about you ? Does wm need anything at all or is it perfect ?
    Last edited by damonator98; 01-26-2016 at 05:07 PM.
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    01-23-2016 04:11 PM
  2. a5cent's Avatar
    Yup, a centralized download manager is something I've wanted/expected for years now.

    Its primary purpose would be to manage downloads on behalf of all installed apps (browser, podcast clients, OS app downloads, everything), so all downloads could occur in the background, while providing us with a single UI (integrated into the action center) from where we could interact with the download queue (check download progress, download order, and allow downloads to be cancelled, paused and resumed). That should also be the only way to download files, so devs can't screw things up or circumvent it.

    That we still haven't got anything like this in W10M is a crying shame.

    I'd also change a couple dozen other things, but that's one of the big ones.
    Last edited by a5cent; 01-24-2016 at 01:54 PM. Reason: formatting
    01-23-2016 04:49 PM
  3. Vic Nair's Avatar
    USB OTG function in WM10 would be a great addition

    Transferring files, audio, movies, pictures, etc from and to the phone would be a breeze if the WM10 had the USB OTG feature.
    01-23-2016 04:58 PM
  4. purefire21's Avatar
    I'm on wp 10 Nokia 1520 and when I download anything from of the web there is a download indicator with % going on in the background
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    01-23-2016 05:03 PM
  5. Nokia5110's Avatar
    USB mobile data tethering

    Contacts - saving and using from the Sim Card or phone

    Date format in emails - should have YEAR!

    Ability to continue downloading after the screen times out.

    USB on the go

    Ability for a browser to transfer a map to navigating app

    Translation in the browser

    ..........
    01-23-2016 05:03 PM
  6. purefire21's Avatar
    And a place where all downloaded contact go
    01-23-2016 05:04 PM
  7. a5cent's Avatar
    I'm on wp 10 Nokia 1520 and when I download anything from of the web there is a download indicator with % going on in the background
    I suspect you're talking about Edge.

    Edge is just one app. Every other app has it's own way of downloading files.

    The fact that every app must reinvent its own download solution, many of which turn out to be fragile without the ability to download in the background, isn't acceptable.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-23-2016 05:19 PM
  8. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    More browser choices such as Firefox and Chrome. Adblock extensions in browsers.
    a5cent, libra89, Guytronic and 7 others like this.
    01-23-2016 05:23 PM
  9. a5cent's Avatar
    ^ Adblock and password managers. I can't do without them anymore. Firefox has now replaced IE and Edge for me as a result... everywhere except on W10M... clock is ticking on that front too.
    01-23-2016 05:43 PM
  10. Guytronic's Avatar
    OTG is a big one for me.
    Deeper file access would be nice too.
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    01-23-2016 05:57 PM
  11. tgp's Avatar
    OTG is a big one for me.
    I'm so used to OTG on Android that I wouldn't know how to operate without it. I take it for granted. Flash drive, mouse/keyboard, USB headset... pretty much anything except printers. Plug it in and it just works.
    01-23-2016 06:11 PM
  12. cristixxxlog's Avatar
    USB OTG work without problems on Lumia 950.

    Windows 10m knows OTG, but that needs to be paired with each device FW since OTG I think has a HW part too.

    So for older phones that are on w10 insider, probably you'll gain access to OtG once the official update comes (together with FW for your device) as long as the device supports it.



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    01-23-2016 06:38 PM
  13. damonator98's Avatar
    I'm not quite sure if there's task manager in wm10, cause I haven't noticed anything like it when I tried insider preview last time, but such thing would be useful for me.
    01-24-2016 04:56 AM
  14. Krystianpants's Avatar
    I'm not quite sure if there's task manager in wm10, cause I haven't noticed anything like it when I tried insider preview last time, but such thing would be useful for me.
    There's a task manager app which is pretty thorough.
    ven07 likes this.
    01-24-2016 11:09 AM
  15. Jack Neill's Avatar
    Chase Bank.
    Kram Sacul and AV2RY like this.
    01-24-2016 01:00 PM
  16. Zeem Frostmaw's Avatar
    Background downloading is honestly pretty much it.
    Laura Knotek and a5cent like this.
    01-24-2016 01:33 PM
  17. Jazmac's Avatar
    Live images on the home screen.
    01-24-2016 03:04 PM
  18. realwarder's Avatar
    USB OTG function in WM10 would be a great addition

    Transferring files, audio, movies, pictures, etc from and to the phone would be a breeze if the WM10 had the USB OTG feature.
    It does. On devices that have the appropriate hardware. Like the 950.
    Laura Knotek and ashram like this.
    01-24-2016 10:06 PM
  19. realwarder's Avatar
    Date format in emails - should have YEAR!

    USB on the go

    Ability for a browser to transfer a map to navigating app

    ..........
    These are there.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-24-2016 10:10 PM
  20. Prince Pusey's Avatar
    Yup, a centralized download manager is something I've wanted/expected for years now.

    Its primary purpose would be to manage downloads on behalf of all installed apps (browser, podcast clients, OS app downloads, everything), so all downloads could occur in the background, while providing us with a single UI (integrated into the action center) from where we could interact with the download queue (check download progress, download order, and allow downloads to be cancelled, paused and resumed). That should also be the only way to download files, so devs can't screw things up or circumvent it.

    That we still haven't got anything like this in W10M is a crying shame.

    I'd also change a couple dozen other things, but that's one of the big ones.
    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.
    01-24-2016 10:40 PM
  21. Kram Sacul's Avatar
    Pattern/Picture Password - why MS didn't port this feature in 8.1 I'll never know.

    App list filtering - in WP7-8 we had a nice clean app list with no games. They were appropriately in the Games hub. In 8.1 all of our games were dumped into the app list with no ability to filter them out. Same thing with W10. Good job, MS.

    The ability to charge phone without turning it on - something my lowly Android phone from 2011 could do.

    Download manager - sure

    USB OTG - why not

    Animated wallpapers - meh

    Firefox, Chrome - whatever
    01-24-2016 11:16 PM
  22. Prince Pusey's Avatar
    I wish they had password for apps when opening them
    01-25-2016 12:03 AM
  23. Prince Pusey's Avatar
    Pattern/Picture Password - why MS didn't port this feature in 8.1 I'll never know.

    App list filtering - in WP7-8 we had a nice clean app list with no games. They were appropriately in the Games hub. In 8.1 all of our games were dumped into the app list with no ability to filter them out. Same thing with W10. Good job, MS.

    The ability to charge phone without turning it on - something my lowly Android phone from 2011 could do.

    Download manager - sure

    USB OTG - why not

    Animated wallpapers - meh

    Firefox, Chrome - whatever
    The ability to charge phone without turning would be priceless!
    01-25-2016 12:04 AM
  24. AV2RY's Avatar
    - STOP button for music, very simple thing yet it never arrived since WP7 (I'm sure 10 doesn't have it too)

    - Idk if Android has this (never had phone with that OS), but I want to save entire WhatsApp conversation with one person that goes back to 03/2014, but WhatsApp doesn't save "that much" for email. It has 5mb limit on .txt file
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    01-25-2016 12:35 AM
  25. Walid Ali's Avatar
    - Download Manager (download files in background) no worries of quitting an app and it stops downloading

    - Multitasking, browsers loading pages in background while doing something else (connection is slow in my area)

    - save any file received via Bluetooth. (its my phone i decide what file i should receive and keep/not)

    - Password protect apps

    - open with menu
    01-25-2016 01:10 AM
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