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  1. bear_lx's Avatar
    also just found that in bing maps, if you zoom in far enough, you can see maps of shopping malls, outlet stores, ect... pretty cool!
    08-16-2011 09:03 AM
  2. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    my "me" tile isnt flipping... im wondering if it has something to do with the fact i dont use facebook or twitter. hmm...
    That's what it will be DizzyMaker, when my me tile flips, it's when someone has commented on either my Facebook or Twitter accounts.
    08-16-2011 09:15 AM
  3. TheDvlsAdvc8's Avatar
    The biggest feature changes I notice are in the me tile and messaging tile. I barely use the facebook app anymore.

    The me tile will show if you have any notifications. They also added the ability to check-in, post and change chat status there.

    In messaging, there is a new pivot that shows who is available on facebook chat and windows live messenger... and of course you can change your own chat status.

    On any contact, they've also added a "history" pivot that shows all interaction you've had with them, whether its email, text, IM, or phone.

    There's not much in the way of "hidden" features anymore. They look to have consciously avoided the old "hold down a finger" to access context menus; in fact moving many of those features to the bottom drawer. If I'm not mistaken, more things are pinable, including "new note" from one note, and playlists.

    You can pin entire albums to the start menu, including facebook albums, but you still can't pin individual pics. Also, the camera roll album has a "delete contents" option available when you long-press it. The date pivot in the picture hub has a jumplist on the month.

    You can now share a webpage to facebook/twitter from ie9, and share a video to facebook.

    Local scout pivots include filters just below the pivot name. Tapping the map at the top shows the local scout results on the map in full screen.

    Probably the most hidden feature was voice texting. Hold the home/windows button and when it beeps, say "text [person]". Works amazingly well. I had no idea about this feature until I was driving along and got a text, and it read it to me over bluetooth. Since discovered there is an option under "speech" in settings that allows you to configure when to read incoming texts to you (mine is "bluetooth only" - so when its hooked up to bluetooth in my car, it reads texts, otherwise it wont - but you can set it to always do this if you want to play with it and don't have bluetooth in your car).
    08-16-2011 12:05 PM
  4. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Best laugh i've had so far when messing about with speech texting, after a few attempts of trying to get her to understand my Scottish accent, i said 'You Are Crap"' back came her reply 'You Are Right!' lol we all nearly wet ourselves. :)
    08-16-2011 12:15 PM
  5. TheDvlsAdvc8's Avatar
    Bing maps will also give you the address of a location that you hold your finger on.
    08-16-2011 12:19 PM
  6. Jake_M's Avatar
    I wish Gtalk was integrated but that's okay. I don't like IM+ too much :P Maybe soon?
    08-16-2011 12:23 PM
  7. TheDvlsAdvc8's Avatar
    Best laugh i've had so far when messing about with speech texting, after a few attempts of trying to get her to understand my Scottish accent, i said 'You Are Crap"' back came her reply 'You Are Right!' lol we all nearly wet ourselves. :)
    My wife has a heavy southern US accent, so I set the phone up to fail by asking her to search for "boiled peanuts" - which, the way she speaks, sounds like "bowl pinits".

    Needless to say we were in tears laughing when it responded: "Searching for "Bull p e n i s". :D

    But overall, if you speak relatively slowly and clear. It gets natural language pretty well. It will even transcribe a lot of abbreviations, like lol.
    08-16-2011 12:23 PM
  8. TheDvlsAdvc8's Avatar
    I wish Gtalk was integrated but that's okay. I don't like IM+ too much :P Maybe soon?
    And Gvoice
    08-16-2011 12:25 PM
  9. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Yeah she can get you into some bother sometimes. :) (She got my boiled peanuts after 4 attempts)

    Embryo Peanuts, Embroiled in Peanuts, Sorry Ddsn't Catch That, Boiled Peanuts Wahay! :)
    08-16-2011 12:28 PM
  10. Jake_M's Avatar
    And Gvoice
    G+ ;P

    I WANT MANGO NOW!!!! I'm thinking at the earliest late August, but most likely September.
    08-16-2011 04:39 PM
  11. DuoWing's Avatar
    Whoa, thanks for the tip on the voice texting. That was pretty nice being able to say it, have it get what I said, and then be able to say Send to finish it. I've used Android's ability to do this, but I still need to look at the phone to finish and Send the message.
    08-16-2011 04:53 PM
  12. GekkoAce's Avatar
    G+ ;P

    I WANT MANGO NOW!!!! I'm thinking at the earliest late August, but most likely September.
    It's pretty easy to get the RTM Mango. Worked first try on my Focus!! It is amazing!!

    Build 7720 - Now updated with keeping chevron and how to add more languages - xda-developers
    08-16-2011 06:20 PM
  13. chnkfc's Avatar
    i don't know what you would need this for,but i pushed the bing music button while playing music on my phone and it actually recognized the song. i remember reading somewhere on here that someone else tried it and it didn't work.
    08-16-2011 06:27 PM
  14. bear_lx's Avatar
    still learning new things everyday with this mango... i must say though, i am dissapointed that there are some key features missing. for example, why cant we long press a number from a text or on the web, and save it to contacts? or why cant we change custom ringtones, alerts, or alarms directly from our phones? why cant we customize our tiles, more colors, maybe make them translucent, backgrounds? the idea of quick toggles for wifi, bluetooth, ect ... in the dark black area to the right side, easily implemented!!! and i could have swore i heard someone say that the wallpaper displayed a zune like appearance of the current song playing? mine doesnt, just added buttons for fast forward, rewind and pause.... any insight on this???
    08-16-2011 09:27 PM
  15. sandmanfvr's Avatar
    I rarely used the facebook app, now 0% I will use it with the features of mango.

    To get custom ringtones, you need Zune 4.8 beta installed and then get an mp3, 39 seconds OR LESS and add it to your collection. Then change the Genre to Ringtone and sync to the phone.
    08-16-2011 10:43 PM
  16. VernonEL's Avatar
    Umm, did everyone forget about the fast app switching?

    Another thing: Mango itself is great, no doubt, but once the Mango-updated apps come out, we will see a bigger difference in how our devices work.
    08-17-2011 01:04 AM
  17. swanny78's Avatar
    does anyone know if transparent wallpapers work, I know they stopped after the Beta version of Mango? Also how do you read or submit reviews on establishements that appear under Bing scout. It tells me it has 2 reviews but no way to see them
    08-17-2011 05:40 AM
  18. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    does anyone know if transparent wallpapers work, I know they stopped after the Beta version of Mango? Also how do you read or submit reviews on establishements that appear under Bing scout. It tells me it has 2 reviews but no way to see them
    No, there's still problems with transparent wallpapers Swanny78, they still show corrupt until you unlock the lock screen.

    Can't help you on the Local Scout reviews as I can't find a single restaurant or shop with a review here in the UK. Perhaps it's not implimented here yet. Not sure.

    I can't even find a review in New York. You just drag your map to any country and zoom in and hit local scout. No luck so far LOL :)
    swanny78 likes this.
    08-17-2011 06:18 AM
  19. Luisraul924's Avatar
    This isn't really entirely relevant to this thread but it is about Mango... I found a little bug but it's very very likely just a driver/firmware issue. My (stock HTC) headphones' remote control will no longer control my HD7 lol. So just a small heads up to anybody who might think their headsets might've messed up because that's what I thought at first but then I remembered the warning that the instructions gave about it being a "clean" build.
    08-17-2011 02:37 PM
  20. mikaelto's Avatar
    still learning new things everyday with this mango... i must say though, i am dissapointed that there are some key features missing. for example, why cant we long press a number from a text or on the web, and save it to contacts? or why cant we change custom ringtones, alerts, or alarms directly from our phones? why cant we customize our tiles, more colors, maybe make them translucent, backgrounds? the idea of quick toggles for wifi, bluetooth, ect ... in the dark black area to the right side, easily implemented!!! and i could have swore i heard someone say that the wallpaper displayed a zune like appearance of the current song playing? mine doesnt, just added buttons for fast forward, rewind and pause.... any insight on this???
    Settings --> lock+wallpaper --> Show artist when playing music = on --> will give you a zune like effect on you lock screen.
    08-17-2011 04:36 PM
  21. bear_lx's Avatar
    anyone been able to use the internet sharing yet? i know the titan has it.... or the wifi toggle tiles? that is a very sweet add on imo!!! much needed, neet to see it in an app...
    09-08-2011 01:51 PM
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