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  1. anandkumar44's Avatar
    The App Store needs more real life apps. For example just to mention a few are Banking, Navigation, Browsers, Sports, Air Lines, Career Related, Medical, Math, Lottery, and so on. WP8 and the Windows OS specifics are remarkable but that's not enough. I believe that the iOS and Android store are the reason for their success. The WP8 store is flat compare to the other 2 OSESS I speak from experience. On the other hand I like Microsoft products and made the switch to WP8 from IOS recently. I'm going to stick around. I believe that the Window Store team will have a mile stone of accomplishments in 2014.
    Excellent explanation mate.......+1
    01-21-2014 10:55 AM
  2. Lukas Lukas2's Avatar
    I got for Christmas my memory card i wanted that my games and apps would be there but as i started looking true the websites i saw that memory cards only alowed videos and photos and I'm going to say that's is really stupid and i really hate this. My opinion that they should make that you can store apps and games. Now i have ps 1 games and i don't have enough space and its really annoying.
    I wanna discuss about this what is your opinion on this? And they just should make that you can store games and apps in to the memory card
    01-22-2014 02:14 AM
  3. QwarkDreams's Avatar
    I got for Christmas my memory card i wanted that my games and apps would be there but as i started looking true the websites i saw that memory cards only alowed videos and photos and I'm going to say that's is really stupid and i really hate this. My opinion that they should make that you can store apps and games. Now i have ps 1 games and i don't have enough space and its really annoying.
    I wanna discuss about this what is your opinion on this? And they just should make that you can store games and apps in to the memory card
    It's not that you can't save other files than videos and music on a microSD card. The problem is that we can't access them with our WP devices. MS has to give access to certain APIs so we can save/use different file types. Also a file explorer/manager would be needed.

    If you have experience with Android you might remember that it took quite a while too till it was possible to save apps/games to the SD card (I think it was somwhere in version 2.x where this option was introduced).
    From what I'm observing with WP, Microsoft is kinda going the same way in the evolution of their mobile OS like Android (step by step introducing features and taking their time) instead of implementing those features in short time to get on the same level (iOS isn't included for discussion because the iPhone doesn't support microSD cards at all).

    Edit: But resign just now, there may be a solution coming with WP 8.1 (WP Central has an article on this -> here)
    01-22-2014 04:10 AM
  4. sergeten's Avatar
    Tiles of all battery apps do not show actual battery status, unless you start the application itself. I understand from the pages of publishers that this is due to OS restrictions (the update can take place only once in 30 minutes). Something should be done with this. Microsoft's own application perhaps?
    01-22-2014 07:33 AM
  5. Boris Lozac's Avatar
    A shortcut to battery saver screen, which has percentage, would do fine. Same goes for Brightness setting, just a shortcut, like we have for wifi, bluetooth, mobile data etc..
    01-22-2014 07:54 PM
  6. hope4wp's Avatar
    toggle switches for settings :/ too much of a trouble to enter settings and then select wifi and then switch it off.
    01-23-2014 12:32 AM
  7. Boris Lozac's Avatar
    toggle switches for settings :/ too much of a trouble to enter settings and then select wifi and then switch it off.
    Tried connectivity tiles? It does just that.
    01-23-2014 08:29 AM
  8. broar94's Avatar
    Tried connectivity tiles? It does just that.
    Yes---
    01-23-2014 08:39 AM
  9. deecoop0351's Avatar
    A decent browser wouldn't hurt.

    Notification center wouldn't hurt

    Get half the terrible apps out the store wouldn't hurt.

    Why do we keep talking about this Microsoft already knows what they need to do.
    01-23-2014 08:42 AM
  10. phasar's Avatar
    Can't save numbers to contacts. Can't save apps to SD cards. Can't mass delete emails. Can't turn off music player volume controls without 3rd party apps.Can't save attachments in emails. Can't save all videos in one place, videos are all over the place. Can't select multiple pictures for mms sending.
    01-24-2014 05:14 AM
  11. mpt15's Avatar
    Can't save numbers to contacts. Can't save apps to SD cards. Can't mass delete emails. Can't turn off music player volume controls without 3rd party apps.Can't save attachments in emails. Can't save all videos in one place, videos are all over the place. Can't select multiple pictures for mms sending.
    can't save numbers to contacts? Care to elaborate?

    You can select multiple emails, and empty the deleted items folder

    Pausing the music works just fine. Any particular reason to want to stop the music?

    Email attachments can be saved if the file type is supported on the phone. Saving unsupported good types is a waste of space.

    im not much of a video person and dont send mms so I can't answer those questions.
    QwarkDreams likes this.
    01-24-2014 05:39 AM
  12. Kashan Osama's Avatar
    To have the basics correct,and weird immaturities of the OS (already mentioned multiple times in almost every forum),to provide a solid platform,and this is not restricted to just maturity

    of apps,but the maturity of the OS aswell,Some reliable and well-defined toast notifications,Notification center are the Singlemost important things for me,As I plan to switch from iOS

    to Wp8,though you would laugh at it,iOS still do have OS immaturities (UNABLE to copy a part of text from the text bubble in messages/apps,WTF and etc) but still there are solid

    alternatives like JB,and overall the system is extremely efficient and matured,the apps are mind blowing...MS can't have the excuse of being a young OS anymore,otherwise it will be lost in the dust
    01-24-2014 07:58 AM
  13. Nick_1020's Avatar
    USB-OTG would be a great start. Especially for devices that don't have expandable memory support.

    IE needs major improvements in terms of features. It's generally stable enough but missing so many basic things.

    A user friendly music player is a must.

    Improved Bluetooth.

    More apps....ok so this is down to third party development as well as MS/Nokia but if the features on the phones were improved, more people would make the switch to Windows Phone and the knock on effect is more apps will be made.
    01-25-2014 06:31 AM
  14. maclancer's Avatar
    IE needs an updated HTML5 engine, the current one is awful.
    01-26-2014 01:14 AM
  15. MikeSo's Avatar
    Only apps will bring market share, at this point. I am convinced of it. And not "get the same apps iOS and Android have" but NEW apps. A killer app that only WP has. I believe it's the ONLY way. I don't know how to get there, but I can't see any other way.

    Why? Because WP8 is EVERYWHERE in ads and movies/TV. I mean, they're freaking everywhere, like in the new "Jack Ryan" movie I saw the other day for example, my girlfriend whispered "Hey, he has the same phone you do!". I said "Hey, yeah at least there's two of us!" Of course, I wish they had shown something cool the phone did (real or not), instead of him just sending texts. LOL.

    For all the massive advertising and product placement WP makes, there seems to be very little movement in the market. Clearly, that is not the way to go.
    01-27-2014 11:14 AM
  16. jamesbond69's Avatar
    hey guys, ive switched over from android a couple months back and i must admit i love windows phone 8 alot more, it does not have all the customization abilities or the app selection but it is perfect for me in every way.

    My issue is the following: due to the phone having software buttons rather than hardware ones i sometimes find it very annoying to how sensitive they are and not being able to lock them. For example, if i decide to watch a movie or a video on my 1020 and i am re-positioning the phone i always end up pressing one of the software keys by accident because they are ultra sensitive and this usually results in some sort of annoyance, what i liked about the androids was that once the movie or video starts playing you can lock the phone and it will continue playing thus preventing any accidental pressing of software or hardware keys. if microsoft was to release such a feature in the upcoming wp8.1 o/s this would make alot of people lives way easier. This is the one thing i find to be seriously annoying with the windows phone software. Such an easy but life saving feature to have i don't understand why they haven't implemented it.

    Another quick one i would have to say is being able to check call duration of previous calls.... like seriously this is a feature that for the past 15 years i have never seen a phone go without, so i dont understand how we are in 2014 but i am not able to go back and check how long the call duration was. the only way to check this is when you are on the actual call but once that call is done there is no other way to go back and see.
    MikeSo likes this.
    01-28-2014 02:16 AM
  17. MikeSo's Avatar
    Both of those things are omissions that really make me scratch my head too. I've learned to hold the phone right, but every time I give the phone to someone to check a picture or video, they invariably end up hitting the Search button... and why call duration isn't in there? No clue. I do check it on my bill if I need to know, but it should be on the phone.
    Kashan Osama likes this.
    01-28-2014 09:41 AM
  18. Phone Guy 4567's Avatar
    After reading what people want in threads like this I've come to the conclusion that the majority of market share WP has is due to what it's not. People want what Android already has but don't like it because Google is evil. They want a unified message centre, the ability to side load apps, unlocked/rooted devices so they can load custom ROMS and the ability to use the SD card as an external drive an install apps onto it. All these features are already available on Android today, and many of them contribute to possible security issues with Android.

    So if WP is a OS for people who don't trust/like Google or Apple as I suspect then what is its long term viability? The number of consumers that fit the dislike and don't trust Google/Apple is small IMO, and the original vision of using live tiles and hubs to quickly get the info you need instead of going in and out of apps is fading fast.
    01-28-2014 03:17 PM
  19. wiggum15's Avatar
    • More build in customization (accent colors/wallpapers) and transparent tiles (if you use a wallpaper)
    • Quick settings/notification centre
    • A second start-screen (swipe to the right)
    • Seperate volume control for alarms/media
    • Gapeless Playback for audio
    • A single unified video hub for all your videos
    • improvement of build in apps like the ie or the game hub (which looks ugly at the moment)
    • More and better apps
    01-29-2014 04:35 AM
  20. Cryio's Avatar
    A decent browser wouldn't hurt.
    IE10 is more than a decent browser.

    Even so, if you find it too simplistic, there is always UC browser. Soon even Maxthon, after they add some more settings to the WP version. So what's your point?
    01-29-2014 10:28 AM
  21. jgraves1107's Avatar
    Haven't even had my 928 a month and Microsoft has done more for ios and android than their own WP. This is what ticks me off. I mean they want to sell us on the whole one device for everything and they go and add more to the competitions belt. Now I am seriously thinking of going to the galaxy note 3. Even Microsoft doesn't care if the WP platform succeeds. What a crock!
    01-29-2014 05:14 PM
  22. Zaki Smile's Avatar
    Aside from the things that probably are included in wp 8.1 like
    Notification Center
    Voice Assistant
    Separate Volume Levels

    I would happy if they added support for
    Screen mirroring to computer and tv
    Official remote desktop
    Ability to turn on and off many thing things with NFC. Just accept and then all settings are configured as you like.
    See one week at the time in the calendar
    Built-in stopwatch/timer
    Built-in flashlight
    (Last two so I can remove third party apps)

    Things that would be cool if they included
    Ability to send and answer sms from computer
    Connect bluetooth keyboards
    Add support to toggle on/download other calendars like name-days or national days or things like that
    LABrooks likes this.
    01-30-2014 08:55 AM
  23. himmatsj's Avatar
    I kinda like the "multi-tasking" function of WP8, which allows you to see full pages of running apps. Handy for quick comparisons for example.

    However, I find it kinda lame having to hit X to close them. Why can't we just swipe to dismiss as well? Instead of swiping sideways like Android, here it can be swiping vertically.

    Also, with regards to flipping live tiles manually, why can't we swipe LEFT on the live tiles to make this happen? Anyone thinks this might be a good idea?
    01-31-2014 01:18 AM
  24. Kaushik Dash's Avatar
    I kinda like the "multi-tasking" function of WP8, which allows you to see full pages of running apps. Handy for quick comparisons for example.

    However, I find it kinda lame having to hit X to close them. Why can't we just swipe to dismiss as well? Instead of swiping sideways like Android, here it can be swiping vertically.

    Also, with regards to flipping live tiles manually, why can't we swipe LEFT on the live tiles to make this happen? Anyone thinks this might be a good idea?
    I stopped reading where you said "like android", it's windows phone, not android. If its any exciting, Microsoft accidentally accepted an idea of swiping down to close apps for wp8 just like in w8. It may really be an accident or it could just be available in a future update. (It was accidentally accepted at the same time when they accidentally the idea to install apps on sd card.)

    EDIT: Should have read your complete post, my bad. But yeah they did accept the swipe down feature.
    01-31-2014 01:39 AM
  25. Vlad Ciprian's Avatar
    They required a lot of functions that must be improved and implemented, are too many to write them, that are just too many and unfortunately it msic hard with their implementation. Besides reading nobody mentioned videocall function network, I know that can be done via Skype or other applications, I am interested in network video call, nokia 925 and I really needed this service and I I could not use because it does not exist. I hope that those in WP not come with excuses can not be implemented in software as a service and the Nokia 925 among others who have secondary camera can not be implemented. Video call plzz Network is the only feature that is missing from other OS's
    01-31-2014 05:40 AM
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