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  1. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Reading through the forums and other blogs or sites, one gets the general feeling that a lot of users and non users of WM10 have issues with WM10 and want new features or capabilities like 10 day battery life or a portable disco in their phone or ability to develop apps from their phone using continuum.

    I'm starting off a list of things I like about WM10 that isn't available in WP8.1 cyan (can't say denim since I didn't get that update )

    • Full action center as opposed to 4 items in WP8.1
    • Enable cellular data from action center
    • Flashlight from action center
    • Disable/enable wifi from action center
    • I can select all kinds of files in photos app, including videos. In WP8.1 I couldn't select multiple video files to delete but now I can
    • Clean and tighter tiles layout- smaller tiles, smaller text
    • Ability to reply to texts from action center
    • Semi- transparent tiles, background image for apps list
    • Cursorin keyboard, nice addition
    • Regular app updates for core apps
    • Great email client experience - reading emails on the phone is now just as great as on pc browser
    • Email client can sync emails on 2G network
    • App folders on start screen
    • Great office mobile experience
    • Better video app
    • Better music app
    • Manually change video recording settings like focus and exposure while recording



    Features mentioned in the posts below, thank you guys for the information

    • Text search in apps list and settings
    • More codecs in video player
    • W10M has voice to text everywhere
    • More keyboards/language support
    • Lumia Selfie and Camera now support selfie sticks
    • Email can now attach different type of files
    • 3 keyboard sizes for large phones
    • swipe emails away to delete them
    • Windows 10 Mobile Device Portal
    • WiFi printing



    I meant this post to compare WM10 and WP8.1 cyan. I did not want this post to be about what the OS is lacking, we have more than enough posts on that. This is about appreciating the actual changes that have happened since WP8.1.

    There are features that have been introduced that some of us don't know about. Let's share them with the rest. But kindly refrain from posting about shortcomings of the OS. They will always be there as one can not satisfy every user 100%.

    Write something that you like or believe is a great feature that has been added, but don't write about what is not there.

    Thank you
    Last edited by Chintan Gohel; 12-30-2015 at 01:01 AM.
    12-19-2015 12:13 AM
  2. Technoloay's Avatar
    This mainly happened because of more open APIs in W10M:
    * Apps like TrueCaller can actually work upon incoming calls (I recently found out).
    DavidinCT and Sumit Aneja like this.
    12-19-2015 12:46 AM
  3. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    Finally a thumbs up weening-free post:

    Text search in apps list and settings; i pushed feedbacks to have the same one on W10 desktop without calling Cortana every time
    12-19-2015 02:32 AM
  4. fahadaslam2000's Avatar
    Enabling Mobile data, app folders, more codecs in video player were available since WP8.1.2 Denim

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    12-20-2015 01:39 PM
  5. fahadaslam2000's Avatar
    Truecaller works properly for all incoming calls on WP8.1.2 Denim too, even on 2G

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    12-20-2015 01:41 PM
  6. thomasOmorrell's Avatar
    Don't forget that W10M also has voice to text everywhere!
    12-20-2015 01:46 PM
  7. Harrie-S's Avatar
    Stock apps like Calculator and Alarm & Clocks with these there is less (no) need to get a 3th party app.
    More API which make it possible to get apps like "Wifi Analyzer".
    Much more keyboards/language support.
    12-20-2015 02:14 PM
  8. DavidinCT's Avatar
    This mainly happened because of more open APIs in W10M:
    * Apps like TrueCaller can actually work upon incoming calls (I recently found out).
    Oh, that's what that is.... I had it installed...forgot I installed it... When a call came it showed CID info even if it was not in my contacts.... I hard reset and I didn't reinstall it, thought it was a 10 feature...going to re-install that right now...Thx :)
    Technoloay likes this.
    12-20-2015 03:19 PM
  9. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Keep these posts flowing in, thank you all
    anon(3463402) likes this.
    12-21-2015 09:03 AM
  10. nailzer's Avatar
    Lumia Selfie and Camera now support selfie sticks
    12-23-2015 02:23 AM
  11. teckris's Avatar
    Keep these posts flowing in, thank you all
    Update the Original post with the features which will make thread useful at a glance.
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    12-23-2015 04:49 AM
  12. teckris's Avatar
    Email can now attach different type of files
    12-23-2015 04:50 AM
  13. Paolo Ferrazza's Avatar
    3 keyboard sizes (medium is perfect of rmy hand on 950)
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    12-23-2015 06:12 AM
  14. Davey123's Avatar
    I like that I can now swipe emails away to delete them.
    12-23-2015 06:28 AM
  15. raycpl's Avatar
    Renaming my phone for Bluetooth or mobile hotspot sharing.. previously everything was "Windows Phone"
    12-23-2015 06:34 AM
  16. Joe920's Avatar
    I started the Windows 10 mobile features list a while back (and then deleted it and then it got reinstated, long story..), so have a look at that one for a near complete list of all little changes.
    Last edited by Joe920; 12-23-2015 at 05:26 PM.
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    12-23-2015 06:38 AM
  17. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    12-23-2015 10:36 AM
  18. amitnahar's Avatar
    Here is one which very few people know:
    Press Volume up and down simultaneously for three times and it will force close the app. But it works only when an app has been crashed so that you don't have to soft reset.
    12-23-2015 10:49 AM
  19. theefman's Avatar
    If it wasn't for Microsoft's signature incompetence, all the so called "new" features in W10M would have been added to WP8.1. Remember they actually started the decoupling of core features into standalone apps there (Xbox Music, Video) but due to their laziness never actually followed through on the promise they made of making them good apps, abandoning them after a while to work on Windows 10.

    The only true feature W10M has over its predecessors is the true shared core with the desktop OS, everything else could (and should) have been added to WP. If it had Microsoft's mobile platform wouldn't be languishing with less than 3% marketshare....

    And sorry, adding the Flashlight to the action center is truly not a feature to brag about.
    12-23-2015 11:01 AM
  20. amitnahar's Avatar
    If it wasn't for Microsoft's signature incompetence, all the so called "new" features in W10M would have been added to WP8.1. Remember they actually started the decoupling of core features into standalone apps there (Xbox Music, Video) but due to their laziness never actually followed through on the promise they made of making them good apps, abandoning them after a while to work on Windows 10.

    The only true feature W10M has over its predecessors is the true shared core with the desktop OS, everything else could (and should) have been added to WP. If it had Microsoft's mobile platform wouldn't be languishing with less than 3% marketshare....

    And sorry, adding the Flashlight to the action center is truly not a feature to brag about.

    That's right. Fanboys will still argue though.
    Jonnie LasVegas likes this.
    12-23-2015 11:08 AM
  21. Harrie-S's Avatar
    If it ..
    .
    IF my uncle would have had a womb it would have be my aunt.
    anon(3463402) and LeFreak like this.
    12-23-2015 04:50 PM
  22. LeFreak's Avatar
    Still, Windows 10 Mobile falls far behind competing OSes in many departments.

    Feels amateurish / incomplete.
    Massive inconsistencies between apps that are supposed to be from the same team.
    Animations are inconsistent.

    In whole, still feels like an alpha OS.
    12-23-2015 05:40 PM
  23. LeFreak's Avatar
    IF my uncle would have had a womb it would have be my aunt.
    And if sh*t was sugar, we would all be rich.
    Kartik 10 likes this.
    12-23-2015 05:41 PM
  24. EspHack's Avatar
    maps apps is finally feature complete I think, not smooth as here drive or as reliable as the old maps, but that's the default system wide for everything windows 10

    similar with the new camera, lumia features but loses the rock solid stability and swype back to see last shoot-cameraroll, I've got a feeling that groove app is good, but the OS itself is dragging it down

    Cortana now fully syncs with pc version, at the cost of everything else it had going for it on 8.1, its just a bing.com wrapper now

    cant think of anything else now, other than i'd love my action center to sync between w10 devices, if I could see some derp texting me on wasap on my pc and reply to it right there, that would be great, and instead of a funky onedrive app the file manager app should act as the w10 pc explorer, so I can browse my files + onedrive files seamlessly
    wpn00b likes this.
    12-23-2015 06:01 PM
  25. anon(3463402)'s Avatar
    One-handed mode is also useful.

    In whole, still feels like an alpha OS.
    Funny.

    In whole, still feels like an excellent OS.
    nuknuke, Ptpe, libra89 and 3 others like this.
    12-23-2015 10:02 PM
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