01-04-2014 08:16 PM
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  1. broar94's Avatar
    While a notification screen may be nice I don't understand the absolute need for it. I keep my messaging, room, and group tiles pinned towards the top of my start screen. At a glance I can see if I have a message/update. Depending on which tile has a number, I know if it's just a message from someone, a message from a close friend or a message from family. Quick, simple and just one gesture.
    Yes but when you have multiple notifications from different people, the app tile(ex: facebook,call,messaging) will show only the last one whereas on Android notification center, you'll truely see all notifications, including multiple facebook notifications, whatsapp messages real time, etc. It's a whole different thing. . Also for calls, you get to see a different section (as Call History) including duration time for dialed numbers, received calls, etc. Also it can display individual number- call history so you can keep track of all the information.

    Its just how you want it on your mobile - what works best for you. Functionality wise, there's nothing to beat Android period. I really hope a notification center amongst other missing things will come to WP hopefully by next year so that it will keep pace with Droid and iOS.
    08-21-2013 10:18 AM
  2. MyNL822's Avatar
    Alright reading these comments I'm seeing mixed views. Now I let me say when Apple provides Apple PROVIDES. Each OS update they do is something big. Windows phone on the other hand has kinda disappointed me(still love it) because they do not provide like apple does. iOS7 definitely doesn't seem boring like that quick settings option that is amazing, but I can't do amazing things like that. Also Apple is kinda of Put up or shut up too, but Apple works all year on a big update that jumps a while number in OS. I was waiting for this windows update that added some little changes, I would've been incredibly happy if they provided like apple does. Compare our update to iOS7. There whole layout changed and if we look at the update by just seeing non amber features there was nothing big about this update. My previous post made it seemed like I disliked Apple, but apple knows how to give consumers features that they want. A notification center would be great, but we have neither, something simple like being able to change lock screen to show that my phone is actually charging instead of thinking I saw the small little plug in the corner. Other things even simpler like being able to see my battery percentage in the top corner without having to pin a tile to the screen that won't update for 30mins. I see why people aren't throwing their iPhones in the trash and jumping on a windows phone. Microsoft has to provide for people to migrate to their OS. Windows Phone feels like the first iPhone with its little apps and lack of simple features. I didn't realize how upset these little things made me until after the GDR2 update and how they still haven't added simple features and how I might have to wait another year to get these extra features. How they want to make space for more tiles, but not add these features(I would rather prefer a new tile size like a medium wide tile. Where it is like a banner.) Now do you all see why there are so few people coming to our OS? We all keep believing and saying the apps are steadily growing, and crap like that, but what exactly does that do? Windows Phone needs to catch up or they will be left behind.
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    08-22-2013 07:21 PM
  3. broar94's Avatar
    For a BIG OS Update, wait for 8.1... It should be out by next year and as screenshots indicated will come with notification center. But I am not sure about the quick toggles or settings.
    08-23-2013 03:18 AM
  4. cckgz4's Avatar
    I think there should be more personal opinions vs. opinions coming off as facts such as "Android is laggy & buggy" and "Windows Phone doesn't have the functionality of iOS & Android" since those two are due to user experience

    Anyhow, for me, I love Windows Phone for these reasons (over the competition):

    1. Social media. I can create contact groups and pin them as live tiles. For example, I can have a family tile, add the family members in there, and I can keep up with their activity. I find this to work better than scrolling through the news feeds on the social sites

    2. Live tiles. They work better than widgets, for me. They're not as up to the minute, but they also don't drain my battery like I've experienced with Android widgets. I like that they work as a notification center as well as a news feed

    3. Xbox Music. I feel Spotify comes close in functionality, but I love how Xbox Music works. I HATE how I have to trick it into making playlists (lol) but I love what Xbox Music brings. Being able to download songs and not use data, and listen to all the songs I want.

    4. Metro UI. The experience makes the device for me. I can customize my homescreen natively without having to spend a long time on it (like Android), everything is uniform with the design of Metro, and it's refreshing.

    5. Nokia. I haven't owned a Nokia phone since 2007. My following Nokia was the Lumia 900. I've always loved Nokias so I was glad to finally be able to use them in a more current fashion
    08-23-2013 04:04 AM
  5. MyNL822's Avatar
    I think there should be more personal opinions vs. opinions coming off as facts such as "Android is laggy & buggy" and "Windows Phone doesn't have the functionality of iOS & Android" since those two are due to user experience

    Anyhow, for me, I love Windows Phone for these reasons (over the competition):

    1. Social media. I can create contact groups and pin them as live tiles. For example, I can have a family tile, add the family members in there, and I can keep up with their activity. I find this to work better than scrolling through the news feeds on the social sites

    2. Live tiles. They work better than widgets, for me. They're not as up to the minute, but they also don't drain my battery like I've experienced with Android widgets. I like that they work as a notification center as well as a news feed

    3. Xbox Music. I feel Spotify comes close in functionality, but I love how Xbox Music works. I HATE how I have to trick it into making playlists (lol) but I love what Xbox Music brings. Being able to download songs and not use data, and listen to all the songs I want.

    4. Metro UI. The experience makes the device for me. I can customize my homescreen natively without having to spend a long time on it (like Android), everything is uniform with the design of Metro, and it's refreshing.

    5. Nokia. I haven't owned a Nokia phone since 2007. My following Nokia was the Lumia 900. I've always loved Nokias so I was glad to finally be able to use them in a more current fashion
    Exactly...these are my favorite features of the phone. I would like to see more features, I will still be windows phone because I was hooked when I saw the live tiles, but a lot people aren't gonna be like me and fall in love. I do actually like Xbox music then IOS music. I was just kinda expecting more from a big computer company. Luckily, I have an iPod touch 4g(unfortunately won't be getting iOS7) to compliment my needs.
    08-23-2013 04:53 AM
  6. enik's Avatar
    The main advantage is the simplicity and in the case of Nokia devices the cameras. Its a great platform but if you are tied into googles services you will be pretty underwhelmed. The same goes for apps. Most of the ones I need are there but a lot are missing. If your looking for an OS besides Android or iOS I'd recommend taking a look at bb OS10. It ties in better with services other than Microsoft, the hub is the best notification center I've ever seen, and while the app situation is on par with windows phone you can use a computer program to install Android apps. This is coming from someone who sells phones and owns the flagships of every major phone OS. The best total package is still Android but if you want something refreshing I think BB OS 10 is a better option than windows phone.

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    01-04-2014 08:16 PM
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