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  1. rhapdog's Avatar
    New features in the latest build:
    1. Texting from your PC through your phone on the same Microsoft Account.
    2. Missed call notification to your PC (from Cortana on the phone straight to your desktop.)
    3. Map storage on SD card is back and now officially part of the OS!
    Laura Knotek, a5cent and gorantz like this.
    10-20-2015 07:23 PM
  2. a5cent's Avatar
    [NOTE]The first post aggregates everything mentioned up to this point[/NOTE]
    Last edited by a5cent; 10-22-2015 at 10:29 AM. Reason: spelling
    10-20-2015 08:22 PM
  3. emperor_skull's Avatar
    Is there native gif support in Win 10??
    Yea
    10-21-2015 12:14 AM
  4. 10sif's Avatar
    Search engine can be changed. I put it google default search engine
    10-22-2015 02:35 AM
  5. a5cent's Avatar
    Search engine can be changed. I put it google default search engine

    Yeah, that's new for Edge.

    However, in this thread we're talking about things that are new in W10M in comparison to WP8.1. We could already set Google as the default search provider in mobile IE, so that's not really new. It's just catching up to what we already had.
    WesleyBPeres likes this.
    10-22-2015 05:58 AM
  6. txdotjim64's Avatar
    Guys, is it weird that I don't have some of the features. For example, I don't have the brightness slider (I have low,mid,high,auto), I don't have the 'swipe up on a photo to show details', and so on.
    Press and hold on photos to bring up a dialog screen.
    10-22-2015 06:02 AM
  7. David Steadson's Avatar
    running latest windows 10 (10525) and windows 10 mobile builds (10572) but this texting functionality is non-existent. Cortana on the PC just does a search for "text" or "send text". Any clues?

    ETA: hmm, hang on 10525 isn't the latest build, why aren't I getting updates? set to fast ring and all .... investigating ...
    10-22-2015 03:05 PM
  8. b0blight's Avatar
    Noticed something new in the build. In previous builds, the lockscreen follows the same pattern a WP8.1. In the latest build, I noticed that the lock screen has been changed. Instead of swiping up and the whole image goes with it, the time and date goes up with the swipe, with the picture staying still in the background (kind of like a transparent layer over the image). When fully swiped, the image will dissolve into the background. Minor, yes. But I feel the small things are what matters most.
    10-30-2015 02:19 PM
  9. sanu rajan1's Avatar
    i wish we could minimize incoming calls without receiving
    11-07-2015 08:20 PM
  10. Alex Johnston's Avatar
    Any idea if MS are going to bring back the ability to have quiet hours turn on automatically with a busy calendar appointment, like in WP8.1?
    hd256 likes this.
    11-12-2015 05:21 PM
  11. tale 85's Avatar
    Something small I noticed yesterday. When the Store app is in landscape your categories are listed across the top of the screen...no hamburger.
    That's about all you get for my $.02
    11-13-2015 06:27 AM
  12. Prakeern98_lumia520's Avatar
    Can anybody tell how good is the gapless play thing for groove. Is it really gapless now? Or do we still have some lag?
    11-18-2015 09:40 AM
  13. colinkiama's Avatar
    Can anybody tell how good is the gapless play thing for groove. Is it really gapless now? Or do we still have some lag?
    It's gapless. It just 'flows' into the next song. No weird skipping noises
    11-23-2015 03:19 PM
  14. ivan sarmiento's Avatar
    You guys noticed when you long press your Home button, the screen gets half showing only the top portion?

    This is so nice so one can never drop their phone reaching icons on the top of the screen..

    *Oh.. it was listed already.. :D
    11-24-2015 07:06 AM
  15. mjrtoo's Avatar
    Didn't know about pressing and holding the notification center tiles to jump to those settings, nice.
    bogilo likes this.
    11-28-2015 09:07 AM
  16. r2SN's Avatar
    What about the viewing of battery percentage in the top? So we still have to pull the action centre to view it
    12-02-2015 02:28 PM
  17. FAHMI BASSEM's Avatar
    Vibrate when the receiver answers!!

    Small but useful!!
    colinkiama likes this.
    12-13-2015 06:37 PM
  18. colinkiama's Avatar
    What about the viewing of battery percentage in the top? So we still have to pull the action centre to view it
    Yup, you don't have to pull it all the way down though. You can just have a peek them pull it back down
    12-22-2015 06:44 AM
  19. andraeseus's Avatar
    First off... I know this line of questioning will lead to some very subjective responses and I take that with a grain of salt and absolutely appreciate anyone who contributes.
    Can someone help me understand some of the less subjective "features" of the new mobile os? I just bought my wife a brand new Lumia 950 (upgrade from the Lumia 925). I am having a hard time helping her see the "NEW" features. Keep in mind she is a typical user, fairly techy but not so concerned with novelty fly-by "all the rage" features like androids screen noticing you are drifting off. Doesn’t even need a lot of Apps… just the common most popular ones. On that note of really cool stuff that techy folks can appreciate, she could care less about things like continuum or extra font editing options when in outlook. She has a tablet and there is no reason to go upstairs, dock her phone, and sit stationary to do anything productive or fun when she can move about the house with her tablet.
    She wants to know about things that are above what she already had from a non-techy perspective. She wants to feel like she got a new phone and not just a new skin, or theme, wrapped around the same OS. If that's what we wanted we would have bought an iPhone. But we like NOKIA for their innovation and design and consistency. Microsoft is the next best thing for us. Only natural to migrate that direction now that Nokia mobile is prob all but dead.
    I understand that better hardware is a plus to some of the more techy of us however, it means didily squat to someone who never thought there phone was "slow" in the first place. I get that the camera kicks *** but again... a novelty. She was fine with her previous camera. The mobile pics she takes and sends to say... hmmm, asking Mom "should I get this for Dad for Christmas or that" simply do not require a "great camera" Same thing with battery life. She was not upset about the batt. Life of her old of phone. She is super down in the dumps about the App Gap, especially when she can't download the dunkin doughnut app that gets you the free coffee. Or the latest app from her favorite retail store. Even the APP from our internet service provider will nto work for the lonely wp OS. It sucks. All of that on top of not being able to walk into almost any store and KNOW they will have every accessory cute, ugly, and in between, known to man for her device. We windows lovers walk a road less traveled and it is starting to wear my wife's feet down. All these things and more have brought me here. I know the WPCentral community can help me out. I have been tasked to buy her a new Samsung galaxy device this weekend and this is my last shot! I don’t want the android device because I love windows but I realize now, it may be the best thing for her.

    Anywhoo, So far I have found 3 useful additions that can be considered to improve one’s experience either via functionality, visual aesthetics (maybe more approachable? intuitive?), and added features. I found 3 !!!! Sadly I have searched the internet and couldn’t find much ( I also didn’t receive my 950 XL YET !! haha so I can’t tell her from experience)

    1. Respond to text without leaving an app
    2. Customize what the swipe gestures do to emails
    3. Seems like you can resume EVEN apps you have "backed" out of using the soft key. I don't believe we could do that on 8.1

    Thanks in advance for reading and or commenting.
    Captain_Eric and Clinton_O like this.
    12-22-2015 09:39 AM
  20. speccy's Avatar
    It's mostly just improvements on what went before rather all that many new additions, It's less about there being more, more about it being better. I'll take the live-tiles over the dead icons of Android and IOS any day of the week. For those that care, the start screen is way more customisable than before, so people can personalise it in whatever way they see fit, more so than Android and IOS in some respects. A better option for you might have been to just upgrade the 925 to Win10M perhaps... The 925 was a very nice handset, I wish they had stuck with that styling and used it for more models.
    andraeseus and aldridhl like this.
    12-22-2015 09:57 AM
  21. andraeseus's Avatar
    Thanks Speccy I appreciate your input. I believe you're right. I feel like after I get the android device the wife will miss all the little nuances about windows phone. The simplicity and convenience. The customization and the individuality. She prides her self on not following the herds so. I don't think that getting the Dunkin Doughnuts app will take the place of all of that. I give it a few months before I am back at the store for another windows device.
    It's mostly just improvements on what went before rather all that many new additions, It's less about there being more, more about it being better. I'll take the live-tiles over the dead icons of Android and IOS any day of the week. For those that care, the start screen is way more customisable than before, so people can personalise it in whatever way they see fit, more so than Android and IOS in some respects. A better option for you might have been to just upgrade the 925 to Win10M perhaps... The 925 was a very nice handset, I wish they had stuck with that styling and used it for more models.
    12-22-2015 02:11 PM
  22. cracgor's Avatar
    You want just what was added from WP8 and not what is different that available in the Android competition, so I will limit it to that.

    1) Move the keyboard to half the screen for one handed typing.
    2) Better Alarms/Clocks/Timers
    3) Continuum -- higher end phones only
    andraeseus and Bobcat665 like this.
    12-22-2015 04:59 PM
  23. look4wd's Avatar
    Word flow available for other language.

    Thank you.
    andraeseus and Alfa Kapa like this.
    12-22-2015 07:01 PM
  24. speccy's Avatar
    Wordflow is a bit crappy under Win10M compared to 8.1, I don't know what they've done, but it is a bit less accurate than before , still good, but not as good as it was.
    12-23-2015 03:40 AM
  25. andraeseus's Avatar
    Thx Cracgor... question though:

    for someone that has a surface 3 and a desktop can you imagine why anyone would ever sit down stationary at a keyboard, mouse, and monitor to do stuff on a phone when they can be mobile with there tablet w/ attached keyboard?

    would you do it?

    You want just what was added from WP8 and not what is different that available in the Android competition, so I will limit it to that.

    1) Move the keyboard to half the screen for one handed typing.
    2) Better Alarms/Clocks/Timers
    3) Continuum -- higher end phones only
    12-23-2015 08:06 AM
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