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  1. Demian Mioc's Avatar
    It feels strange to see features in Windows 10 mobile removed, maybe I'm wrong but I think that upgrading should add new features along keeping the existent ones. There are nice new features present in mobile redstone builds, but I still find stuff removed really bad decision. I miss the most FM radio, which was great and have never encountered any bug with that app. People integration for apps like Twitter I also miss to much. There are lots of other stuff that got removed without any clear explanations, yes there are workarounds like using Tunein in case of FM radio, etc. Features like swipe left/right in browser got added just recently while not being present from the start. So what's your opinion of that? Does the introduction of new/old feature really improve the OS while removing old features? What do you miss the most?
    06-17-2016 01:05 AM
  2. Pete's Avatar
    I don't miss the removal of underused features.

    I don't miss the removal of features that required an OS update to make changes.

    Change is good.
    06-17-2016 02:39 AM
  3. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    People blame everyday app gap, but there are 3rd part apps for using features, that's easy.
    It's like disappointing because phone first got a ruler inside and then removed
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    06-17-2016 02:42 AM
  4. ttsoldier's Avatar
    I miss tab syncing that IE had... opening a link on your pc and being able to access it on your phone or vice versa.
    06-17-2016 03:16 AM
  5. jeffchapik's Avatar
    I miss being able to browse my music library in Groove from my car's headunit like I could with Xbox Music.
    Last edited by jeffchapik; 06-17-2016 at 09:03 AM.
    06-17-2016 08:30 AM
  6. Chad Barnett's Avatar
    I miss the ability to send a text or email by using a group name.
    06-17-2016 09:20 AM
  7. Guzzler3's Avatar
    Proper Bluetooth functionality with Groove music. I can't get all my Bluetooth devices to start playing music properly when they connect. I have to open Groove music, wait, and wait, for it remember where it left off in the Now Playing, then press play.

    I never had this issue with WP8.1 and the music app.
    06-17-2016 12:21 PM
  8. Nagesh Boppana's Avatar
    I miss the Photos app from windows phone 7. It had nice background with photos from albums.
    06-17-2016 02:30 PM
  9. Krystianpants's Avatar
    My guess is that they are removing features from mobile because their team needs to focus on desktop. By having as many similar features between desktop/mobile they don't need to spend extra time coding. They simply do desktop and update mobile with it. Unique features need that extra time and if they did merge their developers to do both desktop/mobile then it is slowing down progress on the Desktop side. So they are finding as many features that people are not using much and scalping them out. Problem is that with a tiny market share, you are also likely to get less usage on unique features as well. Hopefully the features they add on Redstone 2 will make up for some of the ones that they have been removing.

    Something like "Apps corner" can merge kids corner type features and add even more. This could also work well even on desktop. Say you have a 2-in-1 and you just want to let your kid play with it. You can just enable the feature instead of creating a unique account for your kid and then logging him in. So these features can span across the entire OS.

    I'm really hoping they add interactive tiles sometime. At least on some stuff. IOS 10 is already getting to that point with force touch.
    06-17-2016 02:37 PM
  10. Fire 29's Avatar
    I miss the Photos app from windows phone 7. It had nice background with photos from albums.

    I miss that too. I don't know why they removed that. :(
    06-17-2016 02:50 PM
  11. mtf1380's Avatar
    I see the Call Recorder come and go, depending on the build, I would really hate to see that go for good.
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    06-17-2016 03:58 PM
  12. Nagesh Boppana's Avatar
    I miss that too. I don't know why they removed that. :(
    I understand that removing unused/appreciated features, but why do they remove such a wonderful photos app. Looks like they have developed new app from scratch. Wish they have brought some old goodness to this app. By the way I like the new photos app too :)
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    06-17-2016 04:19 PM
  13. TechFreak1's Avatar
    I understand that removing unused/appreciated features, but why do they remove such a wonderful photos app. Looks like they have developed new app from scratch. Wish they have brought some old goodness to this app. By the way I like the new photos app too :)
    They use telemetry data to put the grid view of the camera roll at start up as this way photos are a one touch away. They noticed pretty much everyone was going to camera roll first. But unfortunately telemetry data does not include the delight and smiles on peoples faces when they see their favourite moments and memories.
    06-17-2016 08:15 PM
  14. Kram Sacul's Avatar
    I don't miss the removal of underused features.

    I don't miss the removal of features that required an OS update to make changes.

    Change is good.
    Change is only good if it's for the better. Some things in W10M are an improvement over previous versions but a whole lot are beyond stupid (UI, circle profile pictures, etc).

    Stuff I miss from WP:

    People/Games/Pictures/Me hubs

    Bright accent colors (the accent colors in W10M are so drab)

    No games in the app list (we don't even get an option to filter them out)

    Auto-hiding system tray

    Swipe right to access camera roll

    Smooth turnstile animations (now it looks like Android)

    A well designed UI (no clunky hamburger menus)
    06-17-2016 08:49 PM
  15. Fire 29's Avatar
    I understand that removing unused/appreciated features, but why do they remove such a wonderful photos app. Looks like they have developed new app from scratch. Wish they have brought some old goodness to this app. By the way I like the new photos app too :)

    The new photos app is okay too. I just feel that it seems kinda blank when you start it up.
    Nagesh Boppana likes this.
    06-18-2016 04:29 AM
  16. Deepak's Avatar
    I really miss the Me Tile. It was genuinely great!

    You can still save your own number as "Me" and then pin it to the start screen but the square photo with push down animation is what I actually miss.
    06-18-2016 04:42 AM
  17. Daniel Gilbert M's Avatar
    The built in QR code scanner.
    06-18-2016 10:17 AM
  18. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    The built in QR code scanner.
    There's a nice free and fast QR scanner in store
    06-18-2016 10:27 AM
  19. Daniel Gilbert M's Avatar
    There's a nice free and fast QR scanner in store
    Err.. I know of alternatives.

    I thought this thread was titled "Removed features : what do you miss the most ?" and not "Removed features : what do you miss the most and alternatives ?"

    I was wondering why a good part of the OS was removed. What good is an OS if we need to depend on third party apps for the most basic features ?
    They removed the FM radio app, now those who want to listen to FM have to depend on third party apps ??

    WTF MSFT ?

    Remove the phone and messaging apps as well. Let us depend on third party to provide apps for this crappy OS.

    I love Windows 10.
    06-18-2016 04:08 PM
  20. P1ng0fDeath's Avatar
    The old Bing News app. Much better, never crashed randomly for me

    Native QR code scanner... Why the f* remove this?

    Solid black color on the UI, not this weird grey like in the settings menu - feels like I'm using a cheap LCD display. I wish no app would follow this "trend". Black not only look better, it helps save some battery on phones with Oled displays.

    Square pictures on contacts and album art. No need to go full iOS on those.
    06-18-2016 06:44 PM
  21. cracgor's Avatar
    I miss the integrated people hub.
    06-18-2016 06:46 PM
  22. Nagesh Boppana's Avatar
    The built in QR code scanner.
    I do miss this one :(
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    06-18-2016 08:18 PM
  23. Nagesh Boppana's Avatar
    I miss the integrated people hub.
    I believe they had opened APIs to developers to do the integration with people hub. It looks like only facebook app has this integration now.
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    06-18-2016 08:19 PM
  24. Nagesh Boppana's Avatar
    They use telemetry data to put the grid view of the camera roll at start up as this way photos are a one touch away. They noticed pretty much everyone was going to camera roll first. But unfortunately telemetry data does not include the delight and smiles on peoples faces when they see their favourite moments and memories.
    I do not remember if they had Feedback hub when they replaced this photos app. If they did, I am sure lot of people like me would have shown angry faces :)
    TechFreak1 likes this.
    06-18-2016 08:20 PM
  25. Nagesh Boppana's Avatar
    For all who miss old photos app :)

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    06-18-2016 08:31 PM
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