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  1. DaveGx's Avatar
    This thread makes me yearn for my Android.
    -The Play Store felt so much better organized and of course has way more options.
    -Both Chrome and the Android browser are actually functional: back and forward buttons, don't have to choose between showing only refresh or only tabs or only bookmarks alongside the address bar.
    -a ton of mobile sites just don't work with IE. Swallow your pride and switch to web kit, Microsoft! (or Google: stop being dbags and make your apps available on WP)
    -No chrome to phone app (not even an IE to phone ability)
    -as mentioned: separate volumes for system and music
    -keyboard isn't so great. I find the autocorrect lags which is REALLY frustrating, I.e. If I type a word too quickly but make an error I'll often be on the next word already with no option to correct the word. Also, no predictive abilities like SwiftKey has.
    -No gesture typing (e.g. Swype). Makes one handed typing actually possible. And now android 4.2 has it built in.
    -no real time battery monitoring or way to look at what is using battery
    -no notification center (yes I know we're promised a fix)
    -no built in quick access to settings
    -no way to download pdfs or other files from email

    The most vexing among these are the sorry state of IE and the subpar keyboard.

    This all upsets me. Before I got my Lumia 920, I was all about touting how WP had finally reached parity with iOS and Android, but I was wrong. Microsoft, please step it up: the Nexus 4 is already on my xmas list...
    I agree highly with the ones in bold. Ive heard many say IE is great, but sorry, it may not be horrible, but its not great. Especially when youve used other mobile browsers on Android.

    A one touch Tile for different settings like Wifi and Brightness would be awesome. I hate having to go to settings to toggle these. Give devs the ability to create a Tile for these settings so you can toggle the options just by tapping the Tile.

    Downloading attachments is another big one. Id really like the ability to download any file attachment no matter the type, and save it to a folder on the phone. That way I can access this when I connect the phone to my computer.
    11-26-2012 10:46 AM
  2. erasure25's Avatar
    Xbox video (streaming and downloading [or sideloading from a PC/Surface])!!!
    11-26-2012 04:22 PM
  3. rafyvilar's Avatar
    Need Panoramic Pictures, Take Pictures from video, save as new picture when doing croping.
    11-26-2012 05:08 PM
  4. rafyvilar's Avatar
    WAV support on attachments
    11-26-2012 05:09 PM
  5. inside man 55's Avatar
    Here is what I have:

    1) Group related apps into custom live tiles, like folders in Android
    2) App store should let you know if something is installed already without clicking app
    3) Ability to add % of battery remaining, like iOS, plus ability of battery status live tiles to update faster than 30 min. Seeing what is eating battery would also be very useful.
    4) Ability to cleanly exit apps, IE is a mess
    5) Comprehensive notification center
    6) Ability to highlight, copy and paste entire sections of text
    7) IE: reworking of tabs to make them easier to access plus support for gestures
    8) A functional alarm clock, the standard Android alarm has way more customization ability than the 920
    9) ability to toggle vibrate using volume keys
    10) better integration of voice
    11) customizable ring tones by person, customizable sound settings by app
    12) arrow pad on keyboard

    More of these are small gripes, I still love the phone and interface. With the above things would be even better.
    11-26-2012 05:49 PM
  6. philpeeps's Avatar
    11) customizable ring tones by person
    Navigate to contact, hit edit, select ringtone.
    inside man 55 likes this.
    11-26-2012 05:59 PM
  7. Casen Densmore's Avatar
    "Need Panoramic Pictures, Take Pictures from video, save as new picture when doing croping."


    This exists, its a nokia app, free
    11-26-2012 06:49 PM
  8. Casen Densmore's Avatar
    Here is what I have:

    1) Group related apps into custom live tiles, like folders in Android
    2) App store should let you know if something is installed already without clicking app
    3) Ability to add % of battery remaining, like iOS, plus ability of battery status live tiles to update faster than 30 min. Seeing what is eating battery would also be very useful.
    4) Ability to cleanly exit apps, IE is a mess
    5) Comprehensive notification center
    6) Ability to highlight, copy and paste entire sections of text
    7) IE: reworking of tabs to make them easier to access plus support for gestures
    8) A functional alarm clock, the standard Android alarm has way more customization ability than the 920
    9) ability to toggle vibrate using volume keys
    10) better integration of voice
    11) customizable ring tones by person, customizable sound settings by app
    12) arrow pad on keyboard

    More of these are small gripes, I still love the phone and interface. With the above things would be even better.
    I agree with all of these. While small gripes individually, if they fixed all these issues, it would be huge.

    I would also like to add:
    1) A better music app. I am trying to get used to Xbox Music (tried it free for 30 days) but I am just not getting used to it. I need my spotify back.
    2) Vibration intensity option. It is so loud at night it scares the **** out of me, but would like to still hear it in case someone calls.
    3) To add to voice integration - this would be incredibly useful for nokia drive
    4) Better universal search - I want to be able to type the beginning of a song or app and have it immediately listed and matched instead of having to hit search first. Autocompete
    5) Better way to manage open apps.
    11-26-2012 07:01 PM
  9. lancguy's Avatar
    Oh it does do that in messages! I knew that it worked in email (thanks to the usage tip W8 gave me), but I didn't know it worked in messages. Thanks for the tip.
    11-26-2012 07:01 PM
  10. lancguy's Avatar
    I've been using my 920 for a couple of weeks and I have a few (some have already been posted)

    1. An easier way to migrate google contacts to Hotmail! I gave up and had to enter them all manually again
    2. Universal search - search emails, calendars, messages, me app (facebook), open aps, and web
    3. DNLA server support in the music ap - why should I have to copy all my music to my phone when I'm home when I can stream it from my NAS?
    4. An actual voice assistant that is smart - though I know it'd probably be a data hog.
    5. Exiting out is such a pain! The only way to do it is the endless back button, and that sucks if you have ie up and went to a lot of pages. I like the way W8 does it on desktop, just pull down from the top....
    6. Which brings me to my final wish, parity across the platforms! Like my last example, I can swipe down from the top to close an ap, but in wp8 I have to hit the back key. I know some features aren't applicable...like charms or task switching (I like the way WP8 does it better for the form factor) but they can make all the devices behave similarly with similar gestures.
    11-26-2012 07:11 PM
  11. Mohanad11's Avatar
    #Some Backgrounds for the start screen

    #Making the logos colored such as the Calls or Messaging , not only white or black

    #Trying to add a small Desktop that can hold your apps better than it's in the List

    Thanks
    11-27-2012 01:02 AM
  12. inside man 55's Avatar
    Navigate to contact, hit edit, select ringtone.
    I would have thanked you in the post but the app force closed. So thanks, learned something new!
    11-27-2012 10:47 AM
  13. inside man 55's Avatar
    The question now becomes who is going to compile this list and send it Microsoft and Nokia? Otherwise, to expect someone in a position of power to follow this thread would be asking too much. If no one else volunteers I do after a day.
    11-27-2012 11:04 AM
  14. inside man 55's Avatar
    I agree with all of these. While small gripes individually, if they fixed all these issues, it would be huge.

    I would also like to add:
    1) A better music app. I am trying to get used to Xbox Music (tried it free for 30 days) but I am just not getting used to it. I need my spotify back.
    2) Vibration intensity option. It is so loud at night it scares the **** out of me, but would like to still hear it in case someone calls.
    3) To add to voice integration - this would be incredibly useful for nokia drive
    4) Better universal search - I want to be able to type the beginning of a song or app and have it immediately listed and matched instead of having to hit search first. Autocompete
    5) Better way to manage open apps.
    Agree with 2-5, I don't use #1 so I can't comment.
    cuzincurly likes this.
    11-27-2012 11:07 AM
  15. Mark Szymanski's Avatar
    It's hard to look at your phone when you're asleep. We need sms text alerts that will wake you up especially when you are on-call !
    11-27-2012 07:14 PM
  16. SofaTester's Avatar
    Further volume control is a must.

    I listen to my phone as I go to sleep, I have numerous "sleep" playlists. Turning my volume down to about 15 or so, makes it to where I don't hear any phone calls or texts in the morning. I can't wake up hours later and turn the volume back up so I hear notifications, that's ridiculous. I'd like my ringtone/notification volumes to stay at a set volume, and the music/playback to what I set it at, not effecting my notifications.

    I also hate that there is no on screen volume for videos, watch a youtube video, have to use the side volume keys. Same with fast forwarding, why is there no fast forward in videos? You've got a button that skips forward a set chunk of time, but you can't pinpoint the time? Wtf?

    You've gotta hit the FFW button like 7 times to get to the middle of a song or video, then rewind to get to a part you wanted if just before that. I think it skips in 30 second chunks? Ridiculous.
    11-27-2012 10:16 PM
  17. tom braman's Avatar
    Here's my scenario, as a 24x7 on-call person: What if i accidentally sleep through that first alert? I want a sonic reminder to get myself outta my bed and respond to the situation. Any ideas?
    11-28-2012 01:20 PM
  18. PG2G's Avatar
    Here's my scenario, as a 24x7 on-call person: What if i accidentally sleep through that first alert? I want a sonic reminder to get myself outta my bed and respond to the situation. Any ideas?
    It isn't possible. Hopefully if someone needs you they will call you and you'll wake up. And if you don't, they will continue to call you
    11-28-2012 01:28 PM
  19. tk-093's Avatar
    Here's my scenario, as a 24x7 on-call person: What if i accidentally sleep through that first alert? I want a sonic reminder to get myself outta my bed and respond to the situation. Any ideas?
    Yeah, nothing yet on WP8. I know this might be getting off topic a bit, but I would argue they need a better alerting system instead of having us poor support staff scrambling for apps to make up for lack of proper notification. An automated system that keeps calling you until you answer is always the best way to go. We ahve people that have land lines, blackberry's, iphones, WPs, dumb phones, Androids..... you name it. If I don't answer, it calls the next person in line, if they don't answer it calls me.. and keeps going until somebody answers and accepts the call. Straying off topic.. I know....
    11-28-2012 04:25 PM
  20. dallasblue's Avatar
    any workaround for repeat notifications in wp8?
    11-29-2012 12:12 AM
  21. GreenScrew's Avatar
    I've had the same mentality about reminders and am very (scarily) similar to the OP..
    but after having a Windows phone for a bit over 6 months now I adapted long ago and just take a quick look when I get back to my phone. Never thought I'd say it, but reminders are no longer important to me. Wouldn't use them anymore. And have actually been annoyed by someones reminder going off constantly and thought to myself 'that used to be me'. In the end I think the LED light could make a perfect compromise for such a reminder.
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    11-29-2012 01:05 AM
  22. dallasblue's Avatar
    not all people are alike , not all situations are alike, everyone is unique. some need this feature, it may be annoying to others at times but this repeat notification could be life and business-continuity saver for oncall guys. Interstingly , the alaram was going on for a long time , till i hit the snooze or dismiss button on the phone , can we set up something similar for the unread sms ?
    11-29-2012 09:00 AM
  23. surfriders's Avatar
    Wow, I'm amazed that Nokia 920 Windows Phones do NOT have this essential function!! This is a requirement for nearly every single person who goes oncall during the evening shift!

    To respond to the person who's idea was 'someone will call you if you don't respond'. For most technical people that person is either 1) Your boss or 2) Your bosses boss. And NEITHER of them are happy calling you to wake you up at 3am because your phone doesn't have this BASIC function!

    Comon guys get this fixed ASAP! Else you will have millions of technical folks getting upset.
    11-29-2012 09:53 PM
  24. PG2G's Avatar
    An essential function... that came in iOS 5
    11-30-2012 12:34 AM
  25. fardream's Avatar
    An essential function... that came in iOS 5
    no, iPhone has it long before that
    11-30-2012 12:37 AM
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