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  1. psudotechzealot's Avatar
    Wireless charging will not help improve WP sales!
    Yes it will, If it was available for all WP phones. I do not see how you can deny that, Qi wireless charging would be a huge selling point.
    10-19-2013 01:28 AM
  2. marcusasdrubal's Avatar
    A few days ago I complain about GDR3 not offering a easy way to attach files on e-mail. The worst that MS started to target the business, showing diagrams and etc. How target business if you can't even send a reply with an attachment. I don't have to metion the lack VPN.
    That time, fanboys started to complain that I am kind of traitor, just because I said that even Joe Belfiore have an Iphone, otherwise he can't even answer his e-mails properly on his WP phone. Now with the apps releasing for iOS and Android first the things are more clear..

    I don't doubt that Belfiore has an Iphone. Even the guys here in WPcentral, they have an Iphone too (some even android)...

    Why? Because Iphone is light years of WP. They have a Kernel that has been developed more than 21 years. In other hand we restarted our kernel because MS wasn't clever enough to choose NT since the beginner. Now we suffer from the same problem, because MS did not unify the stores when released WP8.

    Do you know the worst? let me tell, I talked to some devs in Brazil, even a MS guy, about merging binaries from different sources. The guy didn't say that, because he can't say with the words, but yes maybe with the merge of binaries, some phones (even high end) will bleed. Forget 36 months of update, because this updates will be more like to fix some bugs and like GDRs...But after 8.1 and the merge, phones will be left. There is no chance to be like Apple, bring updates to a 3GS (even some less capabalities ) and Iphone 4. To merge binaries even the NT Kernel (will be the same), most of actually phones will not get it. I asked him that, because I know from my XDA's days as heavy android user, to trim new kernel capabilities is expensive, takes more than year, specially because the OS miss so many API's. So, forget you 1020 will not be able to look to new store and the way that the apps will be developed. You will have to beg the devs to encode in the way your phone will be until 8.1 . After the merge forget...

    Now I will talk about again the poor job of MS, the GDR3 update was supposed to offer new hardware running WP. lol. Do you know that MS will have to rethink the 8.1? Because even with GDR3 and 8.1, MS didn't think in the next level of processor, the 64 bits architeture. Maybe with the merge the hardware will be enabled, but right now and 2014, forget. They confess it. Google is developing phones with 64 bits already. And all the android partners...Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony...

    We hope, as WP users that MS and specially our OS, with a new policy might get all these things right now. But Until now, have to say, really no clear light on the end of the tunnel.
    PeltFrelken likes this.
    10-20-2013 12:14 AM
  3. djmcfar's Avatar
    There are a lot of nice features on the HTC Trophy running Windows phone 7.5 - except for one very important feature, namely, call blocking.

    All of the other smart phones (except for possibly iPhone which might have to be unlocked) offer this feature as part of the installed software, so I assumed that a huge monopoly like Microsoft would also include this feature (it was available in previous 7.0 OS version as a pay for add-on - since they switched to the app store, there are none available).

    People who live in the real world (i.e. non Microsoft marketing people) know that this feature is highly desirable, particularly in light of the failure of the federal and state "do not call" lists (I am on both lists, and receive a lot of solicitation calls) so I figured that support for this would at least be able to be purchased somewhere. GUESS AGAIN !!!

    I have been a Microsoft fan for 30+ years, and a professional programmer for that same number of years, and although Microsoft has dropped the ball many times over the years, I have always been able to make excuses for them which enabled me to continue to be a user of their products. I have written custom device drivers, and application code on various MS OSes (I am primarily an embedded programmer, but also do web programming).

    I really don't know how this could not have been addressed by MS (one could carry on quite a lot here with angered speculation, but I'm going to skip that) - it has caused me to take a look at other alternatives (i.e. no use of MS stuff at home - can't be helped at work).

    ARGGGGGG
    10-20-2013 01:29 AM
  4. Psycmeistr's Avatar
    They NEED a Bluetooth HID interface, to allow external Bluetooth keyboard functionality. Essential productivity tool for working with Microsoft Office and other business applications on WP8.
    10-21-2013 12:51 PM
  5. brunoadduarte's Avatar
    Yes it will, If it was available for all WP phones. I do not see how you can deny that, Qi wireless charging would be a huge selling point.
    Not unless wireless chargers came in the box with the phone. If they don't having wireless charging capabilities, it doesn't help in any way. I have an 820 with two wireless charging covers (because Nokia was "smart" enough not to sell the standard covers) and you can bet I won't be coughing up money for a wireless charger.
    10-22-2013 09:22 PM
  6. grbrao's Avatar
    I stay in Gulf, and switched from iphone5 to Lumia1020. Now things have changed drastically for me.... It begin with..
    - how to make a playlist?
    -where to find the downloaded files?
    -how to share files between PC and phone (documents, video files, which is supported by yxplayer).
    -contacts integration with Gmail.
    -single notification sound.
    -above all the worst thing is it doesn't support VPN.....
    No offence... But till now I have faced these problems switching from ios to wp8... Rest is fine..
    10-23-2013 03:32 PM
  7. CamiKitti's Avatar
    Add cut and select all option.
    Cut: could be next to copy button
    Select all: double tap on text or section of text, or a button next to copy
    10-24-2013 12:39 AM
  8. Lumia777's Avatar
    1) WP absolutely needs a brightness toggle. This is a basic requirement for any phone OS. The 'auto' brightness setting is ok, but just isn't enough for varied lighting situations.

    2) This brightness slider needs to be implemented into an overall control centre, much like iOS and Android. It makes sense, is very practical, and is discrete...coming up only when needed. Currently on WP OS you must have buttons pinned to the home screen to access simple controls. For all the time Microsoft had to work on Windows Phone OS, they missed some simple things. I heard this control centre concept is to be released in the next update, is this true? The screen rotation control is another utility that needs to be implemented into the control centre.

    3) The ability to organize the list of apps. Scrolling through the whole list is cumbersome to say the least. There are better ways than a list.
    10-27-2013 07:15 PM
  9. E Lizzle's Avatar
    3) The ability to organize the list of apps. Scrolling through the whole list is cumbersome to say the least. There are better ways than a list.
    You don't have to scroll through the list. You can touch one of the blue letters and you'll get a screen where you can jump direct to another letter. You can also hit the magnifier at the top left to do a substring search.

    -E
    10-28-2013 11:19 AM
  10. FearL0rd's Avatar
    Aoe iii :)
    10-28-2013 07:17 PM
  11. OzRob's Avatar
    You don't have to scroll through the list. You can touch one of the blue letters and you'll get a screen where you can jump direct to another letter. You can also hit the magnifier at the top left to do a substring search.
    ...or Microsoft could implement a way for you to organize the list yourself. That way WP could appeal to people who want to organize their apps as well as those that are happy touching letter lists or searching. The title of this thread is "What WP needs to succeed", and IMO what it needs more than anything else is to appeal to as broad a range of people as possible. So more options = better.
    10-28-2013 10:07 PM
  12. Qtweeder's Avatar
    MS, at least put the settings menu in alphabetical order!
    10-28-2013 10:13 PM
  13. Otar Kantaria's Avatar
    1. Skype: I'm almost unable to use skype (actually almost stopped using it after I bought the windows phone) - if someone tries to call, sometimes it takes a full minute (or little less) the call window to open, until which, the caller drops the call obviously... and messages, or missed calls, I've received some of them with a full week delay, seriously (I have both 3G and wifi 24 hours, high-speed wifi at home and at work, which makes this really really weird and inconvenient, and sad).

    2. Viber: I'm almost unable to use viber, whatsapp or anything similar - same problem here, takes eternity to deliver the messages or missed calls (10-15 minutes late). I understand these are third party products, but skype? isn't it owned by Microsoft? How could an iPhone have a better integration of skype than a windows phone?

    3. Push notifications: I really want to have an option to make them go away instantly. When an sms comes and a notification comes down from top, could I have a button to send it back out (e.g. I'm playing a game, or somebody's staring at my screen)? I know I can switch them off, but that's not what I want. I want to be able to manipulate them as I please, please. They could stay there for a second, or two, but no, they choose to stay there just exactly for very long.

    4.Open apps: it would be such a blast if I could close the 'open app N1', without having to close everything else. After all, after good round of browsing and gaming, closing all applications takes a serious exercise with all the back button-pushing for zillion times.

    5. Games: If I mute the phone (to vibrate only), could the games shut up too? They don't, until I move the voice level from 30 to 0. That's just too inconvenient.

    6. X-box: tried to log in to my x-box account, but not even once was I able to do so... "Uh oh... that shouldn't have happened. It appears you've found a glitch in the system" (I've been saving screenshots just to document this disaster). And if you relate this to how many times my live account has crashed (online outlook), where I tried to move all my e-mail accounts from gmail, all I have to ask is: what are you guys doing there, really?

    7. Charging: charges too slow. If you let the battery drain out before you plug the charger in, you have no phone for 40 minutes average (and not even with USB, it just won't start even if connected to the wall charge).

    and many other little things like that.

    I understand these have been discussed quite a few times on different threads, but I needed to write these down. Please do the update and do it right this time :)
    10-29-2013 09:21 AM
  14. Kavu2's Avatar
    I stay in Gulf, and switched from iphone5 to Lumia1020. Now things have changed drastically for me.... It begin with..
    - how to make a playlist?
    -where to find the downloaded files?
    -how to share files between PC and phone (documents, video files, which is supported by yxplayer).
    -contacts integration with Gmail.
    -single notification sound.
    -above all the worst thing is it doesn't support VPN.....
    No offence... But till now I have faced these problems switching from ios to wp8... Rest is fine..
    Joe Belfiore on Twitter....
    "VPN support was announced as part of enterprise feature pack coming in 2014"
    10-29-2013 01:54 PM
  15. rntlkn's Avatar
    I switched from Android to WP newly. I liked it generally but some issues made me uncomfortable.

    - Firstly i am surprised that i can't charge my Lumia 925 when it is closed, did not like it.
    - As i see there is not Firefox app, there is an enforcement to make users use ie.
    -There is no T9 which i was using on my androd.
    10-29-2013 06:51 PM
  16. Selfdestructo Bust's Avatar
    3. Push notifications: I really want to have an option to make them go away instantly. When an sms comes and a notification comes down from top, could I have a button to send it back out (e.g. I'm playing a game, or somebody's staring at my screen)? I know I can switch them off, but that's not what I want. I want to be able to manipulate them as I please, please. They could stay there for a second, or two, but no, they choose to stay there just exactly for very long.

    4.Open apps: it would be such a blast if I could close the 'open app N1', without having to close everything else. After all, after good round of browsing and gaming, closing all applications takes a serious exercise with all the back button-pushing for zillion times.
    3: You can swipe the notification off the screen. Just put your finger on top of the notification and slide it to the side.

    4: I don't know what's an "open app N1" but you can close a specific app by going to it through the multitasking feature (holding the Back button). Then you can press Back to close the app. With update GDR3 you'll be able to close apps while in the multitasking screen.
    11-02-2013 02:48 AM
  17. isnayuha's Avatar
    What i think WP must have:
    1. Notification Center
    I know, that MS planned this on WP 8.1, but i'm just curious why they didn't put it, maybe, in GDR3 update. Since, in my opinion, this feature is absolutely a must for a smartphone nowadays.

    2. Better App Store
    MORE APP! MS needs to make WP more interesting for app dev. And the store itself need to be enchanced to make user easily find apps that they want. It's very difficult when users want to find similar app with the one they currently have, related apps section seems suggesting apps that totally different. I don't know what algorithm MS used, but they need to enchance it ASAP.

    3. OS Customization
    In this part, as i'm an ex-Android user, WP is an easy OS to use but it lack customization. The only thing that can be change is just that live tiles, lockscreen wallpaper and ringtones. Even themes colour option is limited to some colour. And i still can't believe they remove the capability to lock network mode on 3G in GDR2 uppdate. I hope MS will add more customizeable options into the user interface and settings.

    Many more to add, but that what i think most important.
    11-03-2013 06:53 AM
  18. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    Why does this say 1999? Lol. imageuploadedbywpcentral-forums1383513847.772314.jpg
    11-03-2013 04:24 PM
  19. tofu.'s Avatar
    They NEED a Bluetooth HID interface, to allow external Bluetooth keyboard functionality. Essential productivity tool for working with Microsoft Office and other business applications on WP8.
    they need bluetooth tethering (less power consumption)
    they need aptx support
    11-06-2013 06:24 PM
  20. tofu.'s Avatar
    3. OS Customization
    In this part, as i'm an ex-Android user, WP is an easy OS to use but it lack customization. The only thing that can be change is just that live tiles, lockscreen wallpaper and ringtones. Even themes colour option is limited to some colour. And i still can't believe they remove the capability to lock network mode on 3G in GDR2 uppdate. I hope MS will add more customizeable options into the user interface and settings.

    Many more to add, but that what i think most important.
    OS customization like android would come from 3rd party hacking

    WP isn't popular enough to have good 3rd party development.
    11-06-2013 06:26 PM
  21. anon(6183039)'s Avatar
    MS, at least put the settings menu in alphabetical order!
    Im kinda lost in trying to understand the principle MS used to organized the settings menu....
    Qtweeder likes this.
    11-07-2013 01:04 PM
  22. anon(6183039)'s Avatar
    I know the features I will list below were already listed by other in this forum, but let's say it again. Maybe if we repeat ourselves, MS can finally listen to us.

    First of all, I will not compare WP8 with iOS or Android because I think it is not the point. Many people say that we cannot compare a 1 year old or so WP8 OS with a 6 year old iOS,for example. Ok I agree but thinking in comparison, back in 2007 when the first iOS was released (called iPhone OS) no one before (except some trying by RIM) had an complete smartphone, so iPhone OS was revolutionary. Based on that, why couldn't WP8 simply borrow those great features all older OS like Android and iOS already implemented? It could have been done and yet be the unique OS like we know WP8 is. There is no excuse for the lack of some BASIC features in WP8.

    Top five must-have features in my opinion (in order of importance):
    - A fix for an issue (at least on Lumia 920) that makes the phone start heating like hell just from nowhere (even in stand by) and drains the battery in just few hours- Some people say that it is a process that could randomly get stuck and so your phone's processor starting acting like you are playing Halo! A soft reset is required. In my case I have to do it in a weekly basis.
    - Most reliable Toast Notification System - Who doesn't have experienced delayed notifications form some apps like WhatsApp or Skype? Most of the time the delay is just few minutes but some other time it could be hours.
    - Gapeless audio playback - I want to listen those live albums without being interrupted between tracks.
    - Notification Center - Yes, we know Live Tiles and counters are cool and all but we just don't want to have tiles for all installed app and yet be notified when something comes in.
    - An usable Skype app - The app as it is at this point is near useless because it is painfull slow and drains your battery in matter of few hours. My 920 start heating itself the moment I start Skype even if I'm not in a video call or sending text. It seems like hard processing is required just to show the app in the screen. WTF MS is thinking neglecting its OWN Messaging app in WP8!
    11-07-2013 02:43 PM
  23. Potami's Avatar
    DISCLAIMER : Im new to the platform so if there is a way to fix/change this in settings, let me know.

    Is anyone else bothered by the fact that battery level and time are not always visable? And to top that off, in certain situations you can't drag that information down. So you have to actually exit whatever your doing just to see what your battery level is at or what time it is.
    They need to change this IMO.
    Its a dumb move to have essential/basic information like that constantly being hidden from the user for the sake of (I'm guessing) having a purely full screen OS.
    11-07-2013 02:56 PM
  24. lumiadeb's Avatar
    I don't know what is meant by 'succeed' here.Success in commercial terms?Well,wp8,is walking on the way to success through the increasing adoption of Lumia phones.But it certainly needs some more things to reach a respectable two digit percentage in the world of smartphones.Here are a few of them:
    1.Rigidity is written all over the os.The background colour of the UI is limited to only 2,black or white.Why not dark blue or dark green if the user likes it so?White Font against dark background.That is the point that the UI chose.But white font against dark blue background is very prominent as well.So give us flexibility.
    2.The theme colours are too limited and ill-chosen.Some theme colours are so unsuitable that they hamper the legibility.Theme colours should be given more thought as that surfaces on tiles.
    3.The vertical measurement of The pull-down status bar(showing signals,battery status etc) should be increased and it should show Network Signal,Data Connection Signal,Remaining Battery Charge percentage.And it should house the digital clock with bigger fonts,replacing the too tiny,ever-present clock on the top right corner.One doesn't need to stare at the clock all the time.
    4.The screen refresh time MUST be decreased at any cost.Too many developers keep complaining about this big limitation of the OS.If this can be done many apps can be implemented.For example,a clock tile or a weather app.
    5.If a file manager seems too insecure to MS,at least the flexibility to create folders within the hubs should be allowed.But a file manager with no access to system files would be best.
    6.Unsupported files,even if they come through Bluetooth transfer,at least should be made visible so that user can delete them.

    I don't know if our wishes would get any audience at all.So i made the list small.Thank you.

    Sent from my RM-914_im_india_269 using Tapatalk
    11-07-2013 09:13 PM
  25. justSomeGuyOnWPcentral's Avatar
    WP needs --> this <--.
    I get that about half the people who go on these forums dont like the wallpaper idea on windows phone, but you don't have to put a picture there, it's just an option. Or you could put a picture thats just a plain color so you have more options then just black or white.
    The other this show in this little concept demo is the ability to change the accent to any color. If we could just get that I'd be happy.
    Laura Knotek and teckris like this.
    11-07-2013 11:26 PM
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