1. jaqueh's Avatar
    Am I missing something completely obvious, but why is there no way to search for things on your phone? Like when I press the dedicated search button, why does it only perform internet searches, and doesn't deal with any aspect related to the phone at all? Why does getting WP8 seem like taking multiple steps back from where I was with iOS 6?
    11-13-2012 10:57 PM
  2. spincel's Avatar
    Am I missing something completely obvious, but why is there no way to search for things on your phone? Like when I press the dedicated search button, why does it only perform internet searches, and doesn't deal with any aspect related to the phone at all? Why does getting WP8 seem like taking multiple steps back from where I was with iOS 6?
    There is no universal search like Windows 8. It has been there since Windows Phone 7. There are too many things that different from iOS and Android. However, since now Windows and Windows Phone share same kernel, maybe the next update will have this feature as well as other features.
    11-13-2012 11:00 PM
  3. jaqueh's Avatar
    I just don't understand why they wouldn't have such an expected feature.
    11-13-2012 11:02 PM
  4. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    I think Apple has a patent on that. Google had to remove that feature from android a few months ago.
    11-13-2012 11:19 PM
  5. jaqueh's Avatar
    I think Apple has a patent on that. Google had to remove that feature from android a few months ago.
    you cannot be serious? that is patentable? that is the most obvious piece of tech there is
    11-14-2012 12:26 AM
  6. awesomeindeed's Avatar
    Just a question, but what exactly are you looking for? There are multiple ways to quickly search for things within their respective areas of the phone. I haven't really missed a universal search coming from Android and iOS because everything seems more organized to me with WP.

    Just curious.
    11-14-2012 12:30 AM
  7. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    you cannot be serious? that is patentable? that is the most obvious piece of tech there is
    Here is an article about it. Galaxy S3 loses universal search: Thanks Apple | Digital Trends
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    11-14-2012 12:33 AM
  8. dkp23's Avatar
    you cannot be serious? that is patentable? that is the most obvious piece of tech there is
    Apple got the patent for rounded corner rectangles, it is serious.
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    11-14-2012 12:36 AM
  9. jaqueh's Avatar
    Just a question, but what exactly are you looking for? There are multiple ways to quickly search for things within their respective areas of the phone. I haven't really missed a universal search coming from Android and iOS because everything seems more organized to me with WP.

    Just curious.
    just because it's well organized doesn't mean that they shouldn't include a feature that is more modern than traditional disjoint ways of going about performing a similar task, but I guess I should blame Apple far more than I can blame Microsoft.
    11-14-2012 12:40 AM
  10. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    Just a question, but what exactly are you looking for? There are multiple ways to quickly search for things within their respective areas of the phone. I haven't really missed a universal search coming from Android and iOS because everything seems more organized to me with WP.

    Just curious.
    It can be helpful to track down that odd bit of information when you don't remember whether you got it in a work email, personal email, or text; or if you might have stuck it in a notes file somewhere.

    I need it much less now on WP8 than I did on iOS. That was how I quickly got to apps on my iPhone. The app list on WP8 largely obviates that.
    12-16-2012 11:14 PM
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