01-09-2015 05:19 PM
58 123
tools
  1. iamakii's Avatar
    Interesting to see which features between the two will be more dominant in the end - current Win RT or WP. Start screen, for example, between these two are very different.
    10-05-2014 07:13 AM
  2. EC Translating Services's Avatar
    I'd be happy and sold if they:
    A) Provide me with the apps i need (also at a price. I am eager to buy from MS. I don't buy from Google)
    B) Fix the UI limitations. IF they transplant the Modern UI of Win 8 onto WP with all the fixes required i'll be extremely happy.
    C) Provide solid encryption of the whole device out of the box for both internal and external storage
    D) Build a solid Office app or let me install good third party ones
    E) Improve sharing functions learning from Android.
    F) Build a solid Mail app or some third party builds one (Testing Maestro at the moment but it's too early to speak about that).
    G) Add proper functionalities for Chinese
    H) Find a way to drag devs onto the platform and make quality apps.
    I am just waiting to see what they do to migrate completely from Android. In lack of that i'll go back to Android or BB.
    Karthik Naik and MDK22 like this.
    10-05-2014 07:15 AM
  3. salmanahmad's Avatar
    In other threads even you accepted that companies like spice, Micromax, karbonn come up with cheap/laggy phones, you said they do not form all of the Android but now as they've got Android one, they've become good? These OEMs still make their own phones. I don't see how they've improved just by reducing it at a more cheaper price. What about the quality, they still use pathetic materials in their phone.


    As far as reducing Prices of WP goes, MS already told, it'll reduce the prices of phones even further in upcoming markets, once they're launched.
    These firms are capable of producing great smart phones but they weren't great before and reflected pretty badly on Android as a whole.

    If you impose a certain kind of quality control on them, like Android One did, they can make some great devices.

    I want Windows to partner up with OEMs to do the same.

    If Microsoft reduces price of their existing devices, i.e. the Nokia ones, they are going to get criticism from other Windows Phone OEMs for setting a standard that others can't meet, another disadvantage.

    Microsoft "needs" to get all the help from OEMs it can get.

    I'd be happy and sold if they:
    A) Provide me with the apps i need (also at a price. I am eager to buy from MS. I don't buy from Google)
    B) Fix the UI limitations. IF they transplant the Modern UI of Win 8 onto WP with all the fixes required i'll be extremely happy.
    C) Provide solid encryption of the whole device out of the box for both internal and external storage
    D) Build a solid Office app or let me install good third party ones
    E) Improve sharing functions learning from Android.
    F) Build a solid Mail app or some third party builds one (Testing Maestro at the moment but it's too early to speak about that).
    G) Add proper functionalities for Chinese
    H) Find a way to drag devs onto the platform and make quality apps.
    I am just waiting to see what they do to migrate completely from Android. In lack of that i'll go back to Android or BB.
    Hey EC I was wondering what benefits out of the box encryptions had and why you want it in Windows Phone?

    Because I hear Android is integrating that in Android L as well for added security.

    I've never been such a huge security freak so I've never thought about it, but it has aroused some curiosity now.
    Last edited by Guytronic; 10-05-2014 at 07:30 AM.
    10-05-2014 07:20 AM
  4. EC Translating Services's Avatar
    Hey EC I was wondering what benefits out of the box encryptions had and why you want it in Windows Phone?

    Because I hear Android is integrating that in Android L as well for added security.
    I am not a security freak but i need security. And when you handle other people's data (My customers and their NDAs) you bear responsibilities for that data. Without going that far though, a few naked pics of your wife in the phone are enough to cause you damages. A few SMS' from your mistress are enough to make you a target for blackmailing (It happens). The idea of losing the phone and having any retard peeping into my mails, data, appointments, deadlines, email accounts, sms', personal chats on any chat program, etc. is not very reassuring.

    Android will do it on Android L, to follow Iphone. Bear in mind people are becoming more and more paranoid and even people like you will reach a point where they will be forced to use some sort of security. It's not a matter of IF you will or not. It's just a matter of WHEN you will need security based on your personal situation. My principle is that any device prone to be taken out for work and carried should come with protections. Tablets, hybrids, etc. not just smartphones and not just Windows. Think how many of those are lost in airports and coffee shops only every year. Imagine anyone using your data, going into your Facebook, scrolling your IDs and Credit card data etc.
    It's just a matter of time before people start screaming for it. As soon as their interests are damaged directly. You don't see a need unless the situation touches you directly. It's very normal among humans.
    salmanahmad and prasath1234 like this.
    10-05-2014 07:50 AM
  5. psoham777's Avatar
    These firms are capable of producing great smart phones but they weren't great before and reflected pretty badly on Android as a whole.

    If you impose a certain kind of quality control on them, like Android One did, they can make some great devices.

    I want Windows to partner up with OEMs to do the same.

    If Microsoft reduces price of their existing devices, i.e. the Nokia ones, they are going to get criticism from other Windows Phone OEMs for setting a standard that others can't meet, another disadvantage.

    Microsoft "needs" to get all the help from OEMs it can get.
    See the problems might be reduced, but still the problems would persist.


    Talking about MS, why can't they can reduce prices of Nokia phones? MS already bought Nokia, it's none of the concern of other OEMs whatever MS does with Nokia. Other OEMs are free to price their phones according to their convenience.
    Karthik Naik likes this.
    10-05-2014 08:02 AM
  6. pedmar007's Avatar
    After all that's said on this topic all 'm looking for in WP10 to be missing is the flash support!! If after WP10 is released and the ONLY FUNCTION not FUNCTIONS not avl on WP10 is flash support then I'LL take it without issue. TBH the only difference between IOS's functionality and ANDROID is ANDROID'S flash support, and if WP10 can offer consumers an experience to rival IOS not so much ANDROID because there will be those who will still want the flash support where there are apps that utilize flash and WP doesn't. Never did understand why MS built XBMC for Android and MS developed WP OS and couldn't find a way to allow it to be put on WP, but if you then say WP has XBM + XBV to those uneducated why would I pay $.01 for any program on XBV when XBMC has it for free. Another thing why can't MS do like Google and offer features that allow their users to be appreciative and NOT want to leave the OS. Google offers a free MOVIE + TV SHOW app in SHOWBOX and yet MS asks us to pay for a season!! Why doesn't MS develop XBMC to show on WP with its own format I'm sure that would make up for the SHOWBOX vs XBV!!
    Things as small as that goes a long way, a co-worker told me had a WP L520, loved the OS but it wasn't as functional as the Android he's currently using as it allowed him to have an app associated directly with his job as he's a pilot and imagine his office functions allowed him to print directly to a wireless printer. I'm not sure if WP has that function as well but from what he's saying it doesn't and imagine that MS is the KING of OFFICE products/features on PCS,TABLETS and believe it or not SMARTPHONES.
    10-05-2014 08:18 AM
  7. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    First of all, I accidentally thanked your post.

    Anyways read my post again, I don't want "another" Android device, I want Microsoft to adopt a strategy where it partners up with OEMs to provide cheap devices for emerging markets that are available, plus partnering up with Indian OEMs will be beneficial to the economy of developing countries as well, another WIN.

    Moto E and G are more expensive than the Android One experience. And Android fragmentation has nothing to do here, Android One devices are guaranteed two years of support.

    Moving on, I never mentioned Linus here. Linus is one of the best reviewers out there, you just don't like him because he doesn't like Windows Phone, but he does thoroughly use all of the products he reviews.
    Linus cant review stuff properly,hes probably paid for it
    his pc stuff is fine,other reviews are very very biased

    as for android one,today we learn maths!! how to compare an expensive 6.9k moto e to a cheap humble 6.5k and 6.3k android one

    Buy Moto E Online at Best Prices In India | Flipkart.com

    Buy Spice Android One Dream UNO Mi-498 Online at Best Prices In India | Flipkart.com

    Micromax Canvas A1 with Android One (Magnetic Black): Buy Micromax Canvas A1 with Android One (Magnetic Black) Online at Low Price in India - Amazon.in

    today we learned that a moto e can be termed expensive but an android one cannot
    ^sarcasm with proof
    they are nearly the same price a $3 difference isnt "expensive"

    microsoft doesnt need to compete with android one,fragmentation isnt a problem ios and wp have
    android one was created to make cheap(and poor quality :P compared to moto e) phones to battle fragmentation

    you obviously havent used a micromax,xiaomi etc product, they are poorly made and not recommended at all
    even the price difference isnt much,you get moto phones for nearly the same price(difference of $3)
    10-05-2014 08:47 AM
  8. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    These firms are capable of producing great smart phones but they weren't great before and reflected pretty badly on Android as a whole.

    If you impose a certain kind of quality control on them, like Android One did, they can make some great devices.

    I want Windows to partner up with OEMs to do the same.

    If Microsoft reduces price of their existing devices, i.e. the Nokia ones, they are going to get criticism from other Windows Phone OEMs for setting a standard that others can't meet, another disadvantage.

    Microsoft "needs" to get all the help from OEMs it can get.



    Hey EC I was wondering what benefits out of the box encryptions had and why you want it in Windows Phone?

    Because I hear Android is integrating that in Android L as well for added security.

    I've never been such a huge security freak so I've never thought about it, but it has aroused some curiosity now.
    android?security? nah i dont think android malware will go that easily
    when you have an open source platform with loads of malware about,itll take ages to fix the mess
    10-05-2014 08:52 AM
  9. downup's Avatar
    Real multitasking. Split screen on foot example calculator and excel.
    L525-230 likes this.
    10-05-2014 09:02 AM
  10. spaulagain's Avatar
    Certain apps, no, but what I see is that the normal black background is now blue, which is also the same for the Xbox, and the tiles go from edge to edge instead of the normal space on each side.
    That's just a rendering and certainly provides no specific details to what will actually ship for smaller device. That image was solely for the purpose of showing Windows on ever device size.

    People need to stop reading into things so much. We're still 8 months away from any W10 release. And Joe specifically stated that the consumer side and ARM details wouldn't be announced/shown until early 2015. They probably don't even know themselves what features will be there. But one thing I for sure, they can't remove features that already exist in Windows RT. But they can change how you interact with them.
    10-05-2014 09:20 AM
  11. MDK22's Avatar
    How about some of the housekeeping features people have complained about:
    - being able to address the file system (other folder) with a file explorer. Even if it was read only, that would work, initially. Eventually make this addressable ...
    - a simple way to selectively delete from SMS, email, etc (that works the same across the OS). Allow me to cleanup the sms without deleting one @ a time - select all, then unselect the messages you want to keep (they stopped short of this). While this s/b simple, it's not there. Make it the same across the OS (SMS, email, etc.). I know this exists to some level in some native applications, but ...
    - searchable calendar (backwards & forwards). C'mon this w/b very useful.
    - agree with the Action Center expansion. More actionable icons (cellular data ?), allowing 2 (rows) x 4 (or 5) icons.
    - and, YES, split screen (landscape ?) for larger phones ...
    10-05-2014 09:37 AM
  12. spaulagain's Avatar
    How about some of the housekeeping features people have complained about:
    - a simple way to selectively delete from SMS, email, etc (that works the same across the OS). Allow me to cleanup the sms without deleting one @ a time - select all, then unselect the messages you want to keep (they stopped short of this). While this s/b simple, it's not there. Make it the same across the OS (SMS, email, etc.). I know this exists to some level in some native applications, but ...
    - searchable calendar (backwards & forwards). C'mon this w/b very useful.
    You can already do these things in 8.1/8.1.1

    I can select individual or multiple messages and delete and forward them with the "checkbox" on the left just like you can do in the mail app.

    You can also search your calendar by hitting the search button, enter your search and swipe to the "phone" tab. It lists any calendar event in the results.
    10-05-2014 09:47 AM
  13. MDK22's Avatar
    You can already do these things in 8.1/8.1.1

    I can select individual or multiple messages and delete and forward them with the "checkbox" on the left just like you can do in the mail app. Talking about cleanup, select ALL, then clear checkmarks from msgs you want to keep, consistent across ALL native apps

    You can also search your calendar by hitting the search button, enter your search and swipe to the "phone" tab. It lists any calendar event in the results It doesn't show historical (old) appointments / events, that's what I'm asking for, then be able to go to that appointment. (past Dr appt.) .
    see responses (in RED)

    I know this is minor stuff, but very usable.

    ' ... I ain't asking for much ... ' ZZ Top
    Last edited by MDK22; 10-05-2014 at 05:13 PM. Reason: new info
    10-05-2014 10:43 AM
  14. salmanahmad's Avatar
    I will not argue with you guys on this thread on what the Android One project is made for and defend Android this is because the thread will be closed soon after.

    The reason I mentioned Android One was because it was a step Google took to get to the next billion people to smartphones by offering great phones at around $100.

    I wanted Microsoft to do the same just to gain marketshare and more support of OEMs.
    10-05-2014 11:18 AM
  15. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    I want the ability to choose with 10....

    Do I want another Android os, no but I want the ability to choose what works for me and the apps that I can run on my device.

    Many people don't see the need to be able to have a desktop mode on a mobile phone, but I do provided support is given to make it work seamlessly between the various devices. Wacom pen support, multiple windows is a start. Some programs will be limited to what phone can run them, but with something like the successor to the 1520 there's no reason not to have this available. Then you have the option of docking a phone into a station with a larger screen keyboard and mouse too. As our flagship phones become more powerful each year it's really time Microsoft put this to work for all of us. Cost wise would be great and make chrome books look useless to many. Keep the lower end phones for those not needing this but really make the flagship phones better than anything else available.

    I also want other ui changability features for the metro look. I want full transparency of the tile frames, the ability to change the notification center looks and what is shown and the ability to choose what browser and search engine is on my phone. Cortana should be able to see and utilize what browser is available across all devices used and not just be a ie spin off I also would like the ability to use other music and video players besides xbox. There are far more available

    I don't think this will happen but it is what I would like to see then there would be no reason to use anything else.

    Posted via Windows Phone Central App
    10-05-2014 12:33 PM
  16. Rishicash's Avatar
    I think the best thing MS could do is to allocate a large amount of their advertising and marketing budget to provide great financial incentives for retailers, especially salespeople, to sell their phone products.
    10-19-2014 04:11 PM
  17. kpulak's Avatar
    I think MS should provide these following features in WP10:
    1. USB On the Go (Otg) support.
    2. HDMI port support.
    3. File explorer should be able to access files, which are present in the native apps.

    These features are desperately needed in Windows phone.
    Karthik Naik and L525-230 like this.
    10-20-2014 02:43 AM
  18. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    I think MS should provide these following features in WP10:
    1. USB On the Go (Otg) support.
    2. HDMI port support.
    3. File explorer should be able to access files, which are present in the native apps.

    These features are desperately needed in Windows phone.
    +10000000
    hope they come to older devices
    L525-230 likes this.
    10-20-2014 10:39 PM
  19. AGVideos's Avatar
    I want to share my concept Windows 10 on smartphones :
    10-24-2014 04:39 PM
  20. MDK22's Avatar
    I think MS should provide these following features in WP10:
    1. USB On the Go (Otg) support.
    2. HDMI port support.
    3. File explorer should be able to access files, which are present in the native apps.

    These features are desperately needed in Windows phone.
    Bolded #3 - be careful what you wish for, you might get Android.
    Right now, Windows Phone is reasonably secure - break out of the sandbox ... who knows.
    Karthik Naik and L525-230 like this.
    10-24-2014 07:09 PM
  21. Akssingh's Avatar
    Bolded #3 - be careful what you wish for, you might get Android.
    Right now, Windows Phone is reasonably secure - break out of the sandbox ... who knows.
    Exactly my thoughts.
    11-17-2014 07:33 PM
  22. ngoclien0811's Avatar
    actually you do not see all sections of their advertising images in the media
    11-18-2014 12:35 AM
  23. PratikMade's Avatar
    What I expect from Windows 10 for phone is:
    1.Better multitasking, fast switching between apps without resume screen.
    2.Sort setting page on firm of groups.
    3.( I know some people wont like this but its my personal opinion) android app compatibility
    4. Keyboard skins, themes
    5. Better notification action centre
    6. Live tiles should be more live like we should be able to control music app actions like play/pause/forward/backward from tiles itself.
    7. Background colour should be able to change apart from black and white.
    8. Enhanced graphic drivers:DirectX12 should be able to handle graphic intensive games smoothly on low memory devices.
    9. It should be more open for developers like it's Windows PC counterpart
    10. Finally I would like live wallpapers and also more stable live lock screen
    L525-230 likes this.
    11-18-2014 08:58 AM
  24. L525-230's Avatar
    may be he wants more than just the dark and lght background themes on the start screen and elsewhere..
    11-30-2014 06:36 AM
  25. L525-230's Avatar
    i used android for 3 yrs. im using WP for past 9 months.i dont use many apps i manage when i dont find some.its not an issue for me
    but my main complaint is the app has to run in the foreground limitation. i use torrents or download on my phone via uc browser.but if i have to reply to a message when the torent app is downloading the app is suspended . i hate this. please provide better multitasking .or atleast give an option to let 2 or 3 apps run (i mean function totally,not just opened and sitting idle)
    sinime likes this.
    11-30-2014 06:51 AM
58 123

Similar Threads

  1. Which is the latest software version for Lumia 520?
    By WPCentral Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-08-2014, 07:33 AM
  2. Is Auto-Upload for pictures to OneDrive worth it?
    By crisdiaz01 in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-03-2014, 01:07 PM
  3. What is Glance and which phones support it?
    By mpin67 in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-03-2014, 12:00 PM
  4. Swarm app for Windows Phone makes enormous strides in the latest update with new features
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-03-2014, 11:30 AM
  5. Why is my Lumia 620 going to sleep/flight mode?
    By srivatsrini in forum Windows Phone 8.1
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-03-2014, 11:10 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD