1. tysun's Avatar
    It is almost an year since the launch of Lumia 1520. We all know that some of the third party apps (like Windows Central and recently WhatsApp just to name a few) are optimized to take take advantage of the huge screen. I would like to see how far Microsoft has gone to update their Apps. I personally hate to use zoomed or stretched out versions of Apps. They make the text look bigger and apps looks ugly.So I am gonna list all (I mean all the apps that I use. Please feel free to let me know about other apps, so that I can include them too) the Microsoft Apps along with the status.


    • Bing Translator - YES
    • Channel 9 - NO
    • Facebook - NO
    • GroupMe - NO
    • Files - YES
    • Fresh Paint - NO
    • Games - NO
    • Health & Fitness - NO
    • Lync 2013 - NO
    • Maps - YES
    • Money - NO
    • Music - NO
    • News - NO
    • Office Lens - YES
    • OneDrive - YES
    • OneNote - YES
    • PDF Reader - NO
    • Podcasts - YES
    • Reading List - YES
    • Skype - NO
    • Sports - NO
    • Travel - NO
    • Video - NO
    • Wallet - YES
    • Weather - NO


    Please feel free to add more apps and also correct me if there are any mistakes. But you know how it feels like to wait for almost an year. This is just a scream for support.
    Last edited by tysun; 11-07-2014 at 03:07 PM.
    11-07-2014 12:51 PM
  2. awilliams1701's Avatar
    My only complaint with facebook from a screen standpoint is that the blue area at the top is bigger than it needs to be. Other than that everything looks fine.

    I'm more concerned over the fact that you can't reply to comments on posts or see replies to comments on posts. If you get a notification it just launches the mobile website since the app can't do it. I don't see why it would be hard to add that. I work with websites and databases myself. It would be trivial to add that.
    11-07-2014 01:24 PM
  3. tysun's Avatar
    I agree with you. I don't like switching between the app and mobile website.
    My main problem is that, they started the new Music app form scratch for wp8.1 but they still didn't bother to make sure it is optimized for larger screens. I can see at most 5 to 6 songs at time. That makes me scroll a lot since I have a lot of music in my collection and what pisses me more is that I'm paying for it (I have a xbox music subscription).
    11-07-2014 03:24 PM
  4. awilliams1701's Avatar
    There is a button that will let you see your playlist. I can see 9 songs in that list without scrolling.

    I agree with you. I don't like switching between the app and mobile website.
    My main problem is that, they started the new Music app form scratch for wp8.1 but they still didn't bother to make sure it is optimized for larger screens. I can see at most 5 to 6 songs at time. That makes me scroll a lot since I have a lot of music in my collection and what pisses me more is that I'm paying for it (I have a xbox music subscription).
    11-07-2014 04:31 PM
  5. awilliams1701's Avatar
    Actually my complaint with Xbox Music is that it doesn't play in the Album order anymore. The 8.0 version did that just fine as did the 7.x versions.
    11-07-2014 04:32 PM
  6. tysun's Avatar
    There is a button that will let you see your playlist. I can see 9 songs in that list without scrolling.
    I'm sorry for not making it clear. But I wasn't referring to Now Playing list. I was talking about the all songs page where you see all your songs.
    11-07-2014 05:59 PM
  7. WP7Nettwerk's Avatar
    Lloyds TSB Bank app - NO
    Paypal - NO (PIN login not supported)
    11-08-2014 08:49 PM
  8. jonahtrav's Avatar
    Again... I keep looking at the 1520 but there are two things that keep me from switching from my 920... The touch screen problems and how there aren't many apps setup to use the large screen.. I've never had an android phone before, but I went to a Samsung store and played with the Note 4 and it's a really nice phone that makes use of the large screen size... The os seems little messy, but is tempting .
    11-08-2014 09:10 PM
  9. awilliams1701's Avatar
    I have the tap/scroll issue on mine. At least on mine its not that bad. Its only semi anoying. Maybe its worse on other phones, but its relatively infrequent.

    Again... I keep looking at the 1520 but there are two things that keep me from switching from my 920... The touch screen problems and how there aren't many apps setup to use the large screen.. I've never had an android phone before, but I went to a Samsung store and played with the Note 4 and it's a really nice phone that makes use of the large screen size... The os seems little messy, but is tempting .
    11-10-2014 11:31 AM

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