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  1. red grenadine's Avatar
    This is so annoying. Just so so annoying
    11-08-2012 11:40 AM
  2. electricbopeep's Avatar
    - universal search (calendar included, of course)
    - separate volume control
    - automatically send text messages when signal is available (I don't even think of this as a feature, really. For as long as I can remember, most of the phones that I had would keep attempting to send a message until it went through rather than requiring the user to manually initiate re-send. This might seem like a quibble but it's a nuisance in daily life, when you might not realize that a message hasn't gone through and is sitting there waiting for you to resend. Worse, in emergency/disaster situations where service is spotty and texting is an energy-efficient way to communicate, auto resend is vital)
    - text message drafts (is wp 8 has this, please ignore)
    - separate volume control
    - customized text message tones by contacts
    - customized tones/toggles for different email accounts (this might be a stretch, not even sure if android natively has it but it would be so very helpful)
    - the elephant in the room: notification center
    -Xbox videos (if wp 8 has this, please ignore. It would be great to if I could stream/download content ota w/o a PC)

    Eta:
    -toggle for settings/connections. The smaller tile size certainly helps with this situation but IMO I shouldn't have to devote any start screen space to this
    - I also agree with profiles. This is such an ancient, but useful concept and should be implemented in a modern way based on location or other relevant variables. Microsoft doesn't necessarily have to bake this into the os, I'd be happy if they made the APIs available for devs to provide 3rd party solutions (if this is already the case in wp8, please correct me)
    Last edited by electricbopeep; 11-08-2012 at 12:00 PM.
    lordofthereef likes this.
    11-08-2012 11:51 AM
  3. lordofthereef's Avatar
    Adding another:

    Streaming audio/video/controlability via micro usb.
    11-10-2012 01:47 AM
  4. bscott1204's Avatar
    -Internet explorer needs to cache websites better, so when you hit the back button you don't have to wait for the previous page to reload from scratch.
    -Separate volume control is a huge missing piece, same with silent all.
    -A more intuitive way to close background apps. The swipe down to close feature in the full Windows 8 comes to mind here.
    -The option to always display the clock would be nice. I hate how Internet Explorer hides the clock and prevents accessing it by swiping down from the top.
    -Ability to change icon color independently. This would be slick for making the home screen look better as well as categorizing certain tiles by function (communication, games, utilities, music, etc).
    -Voice command to have a text message read aloud. Ie, say to the phone "read text message" and have it do so.

    That's my short list for now. Beautiful interface and awesome to use, but man it has a lot of gaps in basic functionality when compared to iOS and Android from even a couple years ago.
    11-10-2012 08:11 PM
  5. eurovisionacts's Avatar
    Let you get rid of rooms if you dont need it. (Single guy here...)
    Michael Weisberg and xH4RRYx like this.
    11-10-2012 08:21 PM
  6. garak0410's Avatar
    A clear way to sync music...I've resorted to using Windows Media Player again...
    11-10-2012 08:28 PM
  7. bryan_05's Avatar
    1. A way to stream .m3u files
    2. Pushing "delete" goes to the next email
    3. A way to print (PDF or Office) from the phone
    11-10-2012 08:42 PM
  8. goldencrater's Avatar
    Our phone system runs Asterisk. Voice mail comes with a .wav attachment (PCM and GSM encoding available and tried ) I could play them on WP7 but not WP8.
    11-13-2012 07:58 PM
  9. goldencrater's Avatar
    I found that on Windows8 the phone mounts as a drive. Copy music to:
    Computer\MyLumia920\Phone\Music\{artist}\{album}

    Drop a jpg in there too (folder.jpg seems to work) to get album art.

    Not sure if it does that also in Windows7.
    11-13-2012 08:02 PM
  10. Panu16's Avatar
    I dislike the space between the top system status area (cell connection, wifi, Bluetooth and clock) and the top tiles. It makes the home screen looks unbalance (to me).
    andrelamont and jlzimmerman like this.
    11-13-2012 10:33 PM
  11. jmeveere007's Avatar
    I have had my Lumina 920. Great hardware, easy visibility outside. The single most devastating thing to me right now, is not the lack of apps, but the complete lack of effort to make transitioning from Zune/WP7 to WP8. I use Windows 8, and the xBox Music App, basically plays none of my music, shows half of my playlists, and most are empty. That app doesn't sync with you phone. You have to get the Windows Phone App, which is useless in itself. No difference between Podcasts and Music. And no ability to download Podcasts and Sync with that App either. MS, truly am disappointed. I know many weren't to fond of Zune, but at least it worked. Their should have been a seamless transition from WP7 to WP8, or at least allowing us to continue the use of Zune to sync Media. I have 32 GBs of useless storage until this is fixed. Very very disappointing.
    11-14-2012 01:12 AM
  12. theeboredone's Avatar
    Another question about playing music on WP8. I haven't gotten a phone yet, but judging from the Xbox Music samples I've played, can you not skip to a certain point in a song? All I could get was holding the forward button down to skip. I mean, being able to skip via touching the song bar is basic stuff.
    11-14-2012 01:31 AM
  13. j9fo's Avatar
    Hi,

    I can confirm that there is no gapless playback.
    Tried it yesterday on my new Lumia 920 with a gapless live Album.

    Greetings,
    Andre
    Have you tried the nokia music app? Is that gapless?
    11-14-2012 06:32 AM
  14. davide445's Avatar
    A generic SIP client for VoIP calls.

    All the mobile OS platforms have some really good SIP client that allow the use of any SIP compliant service, some of them such as my Symbian phone have one already integrated off-the-shelf.

    So since many wanted to use the phone to call using any available service (cellular, VoIP) any network (cellular, wifi) and any account (private, public, corporate) this is definitively a feature useful for private and business users.
    11-14-2012 10:36 AM
  15. lordofthereef's Avatar
    Another question about playing music on WP8. I haven't gotten a phone yet, but judging from the Xbox Music samples I've played, can you not skip to a certain point in a song? All I could get was holding the forward button down to skip. I mean, being able to skip via touching the song bar is basic stuff.
    no you can't. I am not sure if this wad a patent issue or not on terms of "scrubbing". Slightly annoying, I agree.
    11-14-2012 11:25 AM
  16. Dethzilla's Avatar
    No... you don't get it. I am on call for my job 24 hours a day. Whenever there is an issue with the environment i support (the 2nd largest private network in the United States), I get a message... each message is sent with a unique ID. I get lots and lots of messages... lots and lots of new threads. I can't delete them immediately... but when I can... it's usually about 2-300 messages... sometimes from a single problem. So... no. I will not get over it. It's a simple feature... they need to add it.

    And for the record... my wife knows my passcode to my phone and we both have each others emails as live tiles on our lumias. I've been married for 12 years. ;)
    So I've been meaning to come back.. yeah... Microsoft totally has that functionality in Windows 8... so multiple thread deletion is no longer a problem. Simple click to the left of a message and it opens up check boxes to select multiple threads. Works in email and messaging and all in all it's pretty slick. Good Job Microsoft.
    11-14-2012 10:08 PM
  17. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    May be I didn't understand the OP's question but do you mean feature wise or overall?

    Feature-wise I can't say much as I don't have a WP8.
    But overall this:
    Aggressive marketing of key features.
    Brand visibility everywhere
    Make your product synonymous to ONE, just ONE word (I would say Simplicity, if that's not already taken.)
    Specs. Good specs. Latest specs. Specs specs.


    Sent from my RaZr HD.
    11-14-2012 10:42 PM
  18. lordofthereef's Avatar
    May be I didn't understand the OP's question but do you mean feature wise or overall?

    Feature-wise I can't say much as I don't have a WP8.
    But overall this:
    Aggressive marketing of key features.
    Brand visibility everywhere
    Make your product synonymous to ONE, just ONE word (I would say Simplicity, if that's not already taken.)
    Specs. Good specs. Latest specs. Specs specs.


    Sent from my RaZr HD.
    I was referring to features. If features are there, users will come. But those are some good points nonetheless. :)
    11-14-2012 11:52 PM
  19. rolphus's Avatar
    Have you tried the nokia music app? Is that gapless?
    I've just tried this. The Nokia music app on my Lumia 920 also doesn't do gapless. It also doesn't have any facility to "fast forward", either by scrubbing through the track (also not in music+videos), or by holding the "next track" button (which works in music+videos).

    I've had my Lumia 920 for a total of an hour, and I'm already considering taking it back. 80% of the music I listen to is "seamless", from DJ mixes to film scores to live albums. I will not put up with losing a basic music playback facility I've had since my Rio Karma MP3 player in 2005.
    petteriusa likes this.
    11-15-2012 07:23 AM
  20. addicusbrown's Avatar
    I have gapless music playback on my hacked HD2 and stock HD7. The same for podcasts. I use stereo Bluetooth headphones that control the rewind, fast forward, pause perfectly and stop the music when a call comes in and restarts it when the call is completed. Yes I converse through the headphones also.
    11-15-2012 08:20 AM
  21. shinygerbil's Avatar
    You have gapless playback on your stock HD7? I would love to see some evidence for this...in nearly 2 years of using my HD7 I never found a way to activate/achieve gapless playback.

    I'm looking at getting some Bluetooth stereo headphones - but I find it hard to believe that these would magically solve playback issues.
    11-15-2012 08:34 AM
  22. rolphus's Avatar
    You have gapless playback on your stock HD7? I would love to see some evidence for this...in nearly 2 years of using my HD7 I never found a way to activate/achieve gapless playback.

    I'm looking at getting some Bluetooth stereo headphones - but I find it hard to believe that these would magically solve playback issues.
    I had a go at this, playing over Bluetooth to my car. iPhone is fine, plays gaplessly. Lumia 920 has gaps.
    11-16-2012 07:28 AM
  23. shinygerbil's Avatar
    Well, exactly as expected then! I'm tempted to see if I can get a response out of Belfiore on Twitter; he seems to be receiving and replying to a lot of feature requests/bugs being tweeted at him.
    11-16-2012 07:33 AM
  24. benryder's Avatar
    Sorry to throw a little spanner in here, but on my 8X using Xbox Music I have had gapless playback. I was streaming the American ***** album by Greenday and it plays through without pauses/gaps/silence.

    Ben.
    11-16-2012 08:10 AM
  25. HerronScott's Avatar
    So I've been meaning to come back.. yeah... Microsoft totally has that functionality in Windows 8... so multiple thread deletion is no longer a problem. Simple click to the left of a message and it opens up check boxes to select multiple threads. Works in email and messaging and all in all it's pretty slick. Good Job Microsoft.
    Great as I have the same issue when we get alerting storms. Doesn't happen often but a real pain to delete 100+ text alerts. Now my biggest gripe is apparently they did not include customizable notification tones in WP8? I really want to use an alarm tone for text messages when I'm on call to be sure it wakes me.

    Scott
    11-17-2012 12:36 PM
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