11-28-2017 04:46 PM
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  1. Mark Kaplan's Avatar
    Cortana bluetooth hands free messaging in the car.

    Heck the entire bluetooth experience in the car tbh.

    Music, messaging, navigation all worked flawless without any special configuration or apps.

    Something my freaking Android phone is unable to do.
    If I turn on bluetooth audio the navigation will stop coming through.
    Messaging wont work period.
    This was exactly my experience. I couldn't take it and moved back to my 950 XL. Sure, having all those apps is nice, but not nice enough where I can live without the core functionality I've become used to depending on.
    11-03-2017 10:20 AM
  2. SunToucher's Avatar
    I miss the win 10 mobile ease of use. I find Android a bit of a mess. I picked up a 8+, after giving my 950XL to my Dad, when his 820 broke.
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    11-03-2017 10:20 AM
  3. Cryio's Avatar
    Dunno about W10M in particular but I'd miss these:

    The WP8.1 keyboard
    The W10M keyboard nudge
    The clean and easy to use Messaging app on W10M.
    The clean Action Center
    Facebook Messenger integration in Messaging in WP8.0
    Edge bottom positioned address bar.
    Edge's awesome browser interface and features. (though I miss tab sync since IE11 had it on WP8.1)
    Groove Music UI and features (Groove is not the same on other platforms)
    The jump list for apps
    The awesome apps for Windows Central, MSPoweruser and AAWP.
    myTube
    Photos app. I liked it
    Camera app. I loved it
    Quick camera button.
    Music controls on lockscreen
    Bing lockscreen
    Quick drop down for controls in Action Center. Dunno if this is in Android now as well.
    Mail app I think?
    Clean Settings menu, haha
    I'd say the clean and easy to use Data Sense functionality
    The Start with Live Tiles.
    The 6 apps multitasking carousel (4 on-screen and 2 previews) found in 5" W10M devices.
    11-03-2017 10:26 AM
  4. uriah shm's Avatar
    You can't reprogram the Bixby button for now.
    11-03-2017 10:28 AM
  5. farhanaxiq's Avatar
    What i loved about the OS

    Live TIles (of course)
    System-wide dark theme! Even for IM app
    The clean UI design (although bastardised in W10M but still look better than other OSses UI)
    The keyboard with the nub thing
    how it handle bluetooth for navigation
    you can hide/dismiss the virtual button (only phone i know in android land that could do that is samsung)
    Third party developer here (reddplanet, mytube and other)
    Calander week view
    Easy to use volume
    11-03-2017 10:31 AM
  6. kennychwk's Avatar
    um... since I use WP on lumia 720 ... about WP, I've most of tings are missing... edge of no "chorem" core, the camer fine tune by nokia(or MS), tile interface, the "take tag share" function.... may be now common in android, but not MS is doing better in some cases as I know..., the securty of the device, now I still pride of that MY phone didn't need to concern the security issuse at all... some times the "one platflom" is an other things I am missing, creative, fixible ,etc, so that, there is many thing I can't leave on this platfrom, if today they stop the support, I don't know witch phone I can use at this moment...
    in clude, if only ONE thing is the most I choose for what I've missing on WP, I thing is full platfrom, no more...
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    11-03-2017 10:33 AM
  7. wpcautobot's Avatar
    I miss the Outlook app. I think it's much better than on android. I also miss the Windows Central app on W10M. Finally, I just don't really care for where back and OK buttons are typically placed on Android apps.
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    11-03-2017 10:34 AM
  8. bobsentell's Avatar
    Dark Theme
    Live tiles
    The design of the Outlook mail and calendar apps
    Native Cortana
    11-03-2017 10:36 AM
  9. dakranii's Avatar
    After using Android now for about 4 weeks, I'm shocked it is the #1 mobile OS. Clearly most haven't tried WM, because it is superior. I am very surprised how poor text message receiving and sending in the car is. The fact that it's just standard on WM, but there is no built-in solution on Android is very inconvenient. It's like buying a different brand of car and discovering that there's no cruise control. I thought that was standard. That's been my biggest disappointment.
    11-03-2017 10:37 AM
  10. Allan Cantillo M's Avatar
    I miss battery life, stability, outlook mail, calendar, live tiles and fluidity of the OS in general. Also the contacts is a big mess in Android if you want to use sync exchange contacts. Only some devices have the active sync (my htc have it, my wife's moto z don't). She is very uncomfortable with Android because of this.
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    11-03-2017 10:42 AM
  11. H Seldon's Avatar
    I agree with BT integration in the car. I'm really missing being able to receive text to voice and voice to text. Plus sound volume is completely off. I have to max the volume from the phone and still have to increase the volume in the car. Then when I switch back to radio volume is way too high. My 950XL never had that issue.

    I'm using a Samsung s7 that work purchased for me.
    11-03-2017 10:42 AM
  12. YKinase's Avatar
    I'm still holding out with my 950. The main reason I'm switching to another device is the death of Groove. I would even reconsider if Spotify worked on my phone - I suppose if a UWP comes out before the end of the year, I may stay a bit longer.

    On the topic of Bluetooth in a car - can iOS read and allow you to use voice-to-text to respond to text messages? I am stunned to learn this functionality isn't even present in Android! It's one of my favorite features on W10M.
    11-03-2017 10:51 AM
  13. Sim_James's Avatar
    What specifically do you miss most about your Windows phone? And do you regret switching? I have a feeling that the Live tile interface is probably going to come up in the responses quite often ...
    I switch to a Nokia 8 Android about 2 months ago from my Nokia Lumia 930 running Win10 pre-release and the things I miss are ...

    Streamlined integration of Windows Services
    The live tiles on my home screen, especially Messaging, Email & Calender (widgets look aweful on Android)
    The keyboard (and that little bitty for moving the cursor around)
    Believe it or not the Edge browser, despite the regular "not comparable" messages from websites
    11-03-2017 10:59 AM
  14. ham gau's Avatar
    Im not going back to android crap windows phone 8.1 is very satisfying to me and im not ios fan also.
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    11-03-2017 11:00 AM
  15. rharrison75's Avatar
    So, lots of folks are switching from Windows 10 Mobile to Android or iOS, for obvious reasons. Even the most diehard Windows phone fans have to at least be considering a switch. But this question is for people who have already made the jump to another mobile platform.

    What specifically do you miss most about your Windows phone? And do you regret switching? I have a feeling that the Live tile interface is probably going to come up in the responses quite often ...
    Sticking with my 950XL for now. Not sure where to go next tbh, especially with this list of missing functionality on iOS and Android.
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    11-03-2017 11:14 AM
  16. ocdtrekkie's Avatar
    Just bought a new Windows Mobile device yesterday and it's arriving today. Why is Windows Central so obsessed with promoting Android?
    11-03-2017 11:14 AM
  17. ocdtrekkie's Avatar
    After using Android now for about 4 weeks, I'm shocked it is the #1 mobile OS. Clearly most haven't tried WM, because it is superior. I am very surprised how poor text message receiving and sending in the car is. The fact that it's just standard on WM, but there is no built-in solution on Android is very inconvenient. It's like buying a different brand of car and discovering that there's no cruise control. I thought that was standard. That's been my biggest disappointment.
    Android is the number one mobile OS because Google is more or less engaged in operating a criminal cartel controlling the entire mobile industry, and paying off our government to look the other way.
    11-03-2017 11:17 AM
  18. Jace Nelson's Avatar
    While this was technically a Windows Phone feature and not a Windows Mobile feature, I miss the Zune software for media management. I can to Windows Phone from my Zune and that software is still freakin' fantastic. It's easy, it's clean, and here's a novel notion. You can actually RIP A CD!

    Once that was done away with all we have left to rip an album is Windows Media Player, which is......archaic at best and clunky and clumsy at worst, which is always.

    I'm seriously struggling trying to find a method to be able to sync my music collection and have a functional music player with my S8, and similarly had to do it manually with my Windows Mobile Devices. Spotify has NO reasonable method to sync and use your own music and I cannot find another service that does what I want it to do.

    I miss the simplicity of setup. I could reset my phone and have all of my settings, contacts and preferences back to the way it was before the reset in about 15 minutes. With my S8 I dread the day I have to replace it on warranty or get a new phone. It took me FOREVER to get the preferences the way I want.

    Settings are a freaking disaster! There's setting for syncing contacts in 4. Count 'em. 4 different places on my S8!

    I miss having my Onedrive pictures directly in my Pictures app. Effectively, I now have two photo apps. One for the pics on my phone, "Gallery", and my Onedrive app.

    I miss being able to delete emails straight from the notification center.

    I miss not having all of that bloatware.

    Definitely miss the camera shutter button.

    I miss the simple file structure of my Windows Phone. I swear, I plug in my SD card from my S8 and there's more arbitrary random folders than ones I actually use. What a mess.

    By FAR the feature I miss most from Windows Mobile is the keyboard. SwiftKey doesn't hold a candle.
    11-03-2017 11:19 AM
  19. mutant 9's Avatar
    Have a Nokia 6 and after these issues still use my elite X3 as my daily:

    - lack of ability to read and reply to texts and automatically announce navigation instructions over Bluetooth. (had no idea this would not be standard functionality in Android WtF)

    - easy contact management. Seem to have issues adding contacts on the phone and having them save to my online account.

    Dialer with visual voicemail built in. How to download voicemail app from ATT.

    Off line maps of all states I travel in. Had to use here maps for this.

    No ability to save music to the SD card in groove.

    No dark mode (the 2000s called and want all the white backgrounds back)

    Lastly design esthetic is bland as heck. And no notification badges by default. As a result notification shade is very busy.

    The main benefit is the apps. Other than that w10m is a better experience.

    I keep the Nokia 6 on my desk for access to apps like eBay and mobile banking when I need them.

    My elite X3 (best WP ever) rides with me.
    11-03-2017 11:20 AM
  20. MsWinafan's Avatar
    I'll miss when it goes Android. "The wolf came and ate the sheep".
    11-03-2017 11:21 AM
  21. celticmagick's Avatar
    While I have gained device build quality and access to apps that I haven't been able to use on W10m, I don't feel as though my device is my own. I feel as though I'm just borrowing space to access Microsoft/Windows services and features. Cortana, for example, is just a bolt on feature rather than an integrated part of the experience. Yes, some of the apps are Microsoft branded but I'm using them through another OS - one that I don't trust at all. Thank you for letting us down, Microsoft.
    11-03-2017 11:22 AM
  22. jblanken64's Avatar
    I miss the tiled UI and the BT interoperability in the car or on my motorcycle (via a headset). I was able to add Launcher 10 to satisfy my need for the UI, but I'm not sure the BT will ever approach what Cortana was able to do.
    And IOS was not much better than Android when it comes to the BT integration.
    11-03-2017 11:24 AM
  23. bjones0821's Avatar
    So, lots of folks are switching from Windows 10 Mobile to Android or iOS, for obvious reasons. Even the most diehard Windows phone fans have to at least be considering a switch. But this question is for people who have already made the jump to another mobile platform.

    What specifically do you miss most about your Windows phone? And do you regret switching? I have a feeling that the Live tile interface is probably going to come up in the responses quite often ...
    Leaving Windows 10 Mobile?? I'm just coming back.
    11-03-2017 11:28 AM
  24. hnikesch's Avatar
    Sticking with my 950, Have an Android tablet with all MS apps and it still sucks. Miss glance, the lock screen and all build in functionality in window 10. Might pick up a elite X3 for when the 950 fails or get a spare new 950
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    11-03-2017 11:31 AM
  25. mrclpz's Avatar
    So, lots of folks are switching from Windows 10 Mobile to Android or iOS, for obvious reasons. Even the most diehard Windows phone fans have to at least be considering a switch. But this question is for people who have already made the jump to another mobile platform.

    What specifically do you miss most about your Windows phone? And do you regret switching? I have a feeling that the Live tile interface is probably going to come up in the responses quite often ...
    I miss the extremely easy way that W10 mobile and Windows Phone manage the SD card space. I love to move all Apps to this space simply selecting it in system configuration.
    In Android this point is a nightmare, specially in earlier versions.
    11-03-2017 11:43 AM
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