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  1. Airanp's Avatar
    * Text limit still 160; After that, it says, "message too long"

    I can type as long as I want and it automatically breaks it up into separate text messages for me. Three is the most I have actually had one broken up into though.

    * When typing/texting, the first letter doesn't automatically capitalize.

    Starts out with capitals for me. I had that issue with the beta though but not now.

    * Under "Albums", when you go to "People", you should be able to comment on those photos, just as if you were to open up a contact individually. This has to be seamless.

    I don't have that issue, I can comment on any photo on anyone of my contacts through this path. Just tried that out of curiosity too.

    I have a Focus so maybe these are issues with your type of phone. Idk

    * IE9 tabbed browsing sucks. I like opening up multiple tabs when surfing so that I can go back to where I was initially. I hate not having the "tabs" button anymore. It is a pain going into the options.

    Is it really that big of a pain? One extra button push? Not trying to knock you but I find it to be a minor thing at best.

    My big problem is with YouTube videos. They don't seem to play worth a crap until they are fully finished buffering. Maybe it's HTML5 videos in general but Netflix and other video sources play flawlessly. YouTube videos make me wanna permanently implant my phone into the wall at times. I have tried clearing the cache and nothing helps. It does this on 3G or WiFi. If anyone has a solution, please let me know as I love to watch me some YouTube videos.
    09-30-2011 06:06 PM
  2. jake69's Avatar
    when I'm in Zune and want to add the song to a playlist...it doesn't give me an option to add to the existing list.
    09-30-2011 10:14 PM
  3. jfa1's Avatar
    I liked the fact that originally you didn't have to include all of your Facebook contacts. I am just not about having 300-400 people in my phone book. While you still have that option now not to have Facebook contacts included in your phone book, if you don't include them your People tile ceases to stop displaying and cycling through pictures.

    Guess you can't have your Mango and eat it too :-(
    Aha thats why I dont have pictures displayed in my people tile I was wondering about that just having orange and light oranges tiles moving around in random order. Well thats the price I'll have to pay for not including facebook contacts in the phone book. And why I left out a bunch of contacts from outlook when I switched to the focus and then even more reduced when I got my new laptop for my main office computer
    09-30-2011 10:59 PM
  4. TaliZorah's Avatar
    My battery life seems to be worse on Mango. And trust me, I am smart enough to turn off all the connections I don't use. I use my phone almost exactly the same as pre-mango. I don't facebook or twitter so I don't have those constantly connecting. Email is set to manual update, I have location turned off... etc.
    10-01-2011 12:50 AM
  5. lumic's Avatar
    I recommend they bring back the Windows Mobile layout. Have something like 4-5 buttons at the bottom. The URL bar is actually NOT such a priority. I would suggest either of these two:

    - Refresh, URL, Tabs, Favourites
    - Refresh, URL, Tabs, Home

    A speed dial should be incorporated as the home / new tab page. The second option above is geared towards this option, making favourites slightly more obsolete.

    There should be an option to open new tabs in the background. I often want to open links in articles that provide further reading, but I want to finish the original article first.
    Last edited by lumic; 10-01-2011 at 01:12 AM.
    10-01-2011 01:05 AM
  6. cdook's Avatar
    I've got my Samsung Focus paired with my car via Bluetooth. It worked awesome on NoDo, but I have an interesting problem in Mango. The voice prompt lady is practically inaudible now. I'm not able to hear text messages being read back or the confirmation I'm calling someone. The volume for my calls is fine though. Anyone else having this problem?
    Curtieson likes this.
    10-01-2011 02:07 AM
  7. KingCrimson's Avatar
    Is anyone disappointed by the lack of speech interface to Zune? Seems like a pretty severe omission!
    10-01-2011 02:09 AM
  8. brew1985's Avatar
    I like what I'm reading here. It seems to me that MOST of the problems everyone is experiencing can be fixed with a fairly small (and quick to build for MS) update!

    My only complaint so far is that when my Focus starts getting warm after MUCH extended use (nowhere near regular use, I'm talking a few Netflix movies back to back, nonstop browsing and music playback) when the phone/battery start to warm up (considerably warm, almost hot) the phone will start doing random reboots. No harm done, all is well after the reboot, but the phone/battery need a cool down period. My theory is that it is Samsung's or Microsoft's way of preventing you from destroying your own phone/battery through over usage. Personally I find it only annoying at worst, but it also seems like a nice fail safe on my device! Any input?
    10-01-2011 01:04 PM
  9. GekkoAce's Avatar
    You will have to ask MS why they did that.

    Personally I like it. It allows me to see the picture I choose for the lock screen.
    On m yOmnia 7 the picture and time both show up instantly when I hit the power button.
    10-01-2011 01:18 PM
  10. jfa1's Avatar
    My focus was loud even before mango its still quite loud even the vibrate is quite audible with the sound totally off. Its almost too loud. I like the new volume display in numbers and also the two color display in messages between the sender and myself Thats very helpful to me.
    10-01-2011 03:26 PM
  11. dukrem's Avatar
    1. I'd really like to see the tabs button back in ie9 instead of refresh - seriously how often do you need to refresh a page, they should be swapped.

    2. Please please please add an option for bing navigation for automated voice navigation (so you don't have to touch the screen) - I'm pretty sure the reason voice navigation is disabled in australia is that we are not allowed to touch our phones while driving. There are 3rd party apps available but none look as nice as the bing one

    3. Something is reducing battery life in mango, it seems to be associated with having more apps 'running', which is odd because despite appearing in multitasking as open, they aren't technically running when not maximised.
    10-01-2011 06:03 PM
  12. MichaelBanning's Avatar
    I have several feature requests, but for the purposes of this thread here is one CHANGE made in Mango that I'd like them to CHANGE BACK:

    Before Mango, the zune drop down menu (the thing that comes down when you press the volume button including when looking at the lockscreen) showed the song timer (or whatever you call it - the thing that shows how long the song is playing for). Now, the only way you can see where in the song you are, or if you're forwarding/rewinding the only way you can do so to a specific time in the song without guessing is by going into Zune and seeing it in there.

    Call me quirky, but as someone who rewinds and forwards to certain parts of certain songs quite a bit, this is EXTREMELY ANNOYING. I LOVE the other changes they made to the drop down menu - bigger buttons, the new Lockscreen interface, etc. - but they really need to go back and re-add the song timer back to the drop down menu at least, if not the lockscreen UI as well.
    10-01-2011 08:12 PM
  13. Clow's Avatar
    Call me crazy, but I came from a long ride with many android phones on vzw. I call these minor gripes. At least the phone is actually working...be thankful
    10-01-2011 08:55 PM
  14. jswantek's Avatar
    Do NOT like the new IE, give me the old one back! The address bar belongs back on the top, with an option to hide it if I need more space. I want my favorites and tabs buttons back where they belong.

    I want customizable alert tones, not ringtones, alert tones.

    I want to be able to create custom hubs so I can have all of my news apps (CNN, FoxNews, Weather Channel, etc) all tucked into one little hub on the start screen. If I can change the color of it, or even add a custom picture, EVEN BETTER.

    For all the stuff we got that is kinda cool, Microsoft only went half way, then really, really dropped the ball.

    Once it's time for contract renewal, if this OS isn't working the way I would like it to work, I'll have no problems exploring other options.

    Also, why do I have to link all of my accounts (LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.) to Windows Live in order to access them now?
    Aeon2k likes this.
    10-02-2011 01:41 PM
  15. Kweezy157's Avatar
    On my HTC Arrive after I updated to Mango (forced update, if that matters) now whenever I have my headphones plugged in and music is playing WHENEVER I slide the keyboard in or out the music will pause. Every time I open the keyboard to text while playing music I have to hit the volume rocker to play the music again and vice-versa when I close the keyboard.
    10-02-2011 04:00 PM
  16. jadediris73's Avatar
    My voice to text feature only works when my Samsung Focus v.1.3 is connected to wifi. I have constantly browsed Google on how to solve this,but I wasn't able to find any solution. I hope you guys can advise me on what to do. Thank you, and hope you all have a great day :-)
    10-02-2011 04:21 PM
  17. supercain's Avatar
    I used to love WP 6.5 I used to be able to create things with it and change it the way I like. I know ms could make it possible for everyone. If they wanted to. But they are taking all the fun out of the os. Why the lock down. This is ms down fall. The os is ok. But it could be great. It should be easy to put custom ring tones. And it should be easy to change your start screen or home screen. Ms is always going to be 2nd or 3rd best as long as they keep these features. From the os. And android and I phone will always win. Yes mango did some good . But not great. Work on it MS.
    10-02-2011 06:49 PM
  18. KingCrimson's Avatar
    I used to love WP 6.5 I used to be able to create things with it and change it the way I like. I know ms could make it possible for everyone. If they wanted to. But they are taking all the fun out of the os. Why the lock down. This is ms down fall. The os is ok. But it could be great. It should be easy to put custom ring tones. And it should be easy to change your start screen or home screen. Ms is always going to be 2nd or 3rd best as long as they keep these features. From the os. And android and I phone will always win. Yes mango did some good . But not great. Work on it MS.
    As long as Microsoft left the hooks in, it should be not difficult to add the "Alert Tones" section to the Settings. At least I hope they had enough forethought to do that.
    10-02-2011 07:14 PM
  19. Aeon2k's Avatar
    Do NOT like the new IE, give me the old one back! The address bar belongs back on the top, with an option to hide it if I need more space. I want my favorites and tabs buttons back where they belong.
    I spend lots of time in the browser so it's imo a key features.
    I had the same feeling regarding the adress bar at the bottom, but I've gotten used to it by now. What I however still find annoying is the missing tabs and favorites buttons as well as the search on page function. In NoDo working with tabs and favorites was a lot more pleasant for me.
    Also in landscape mode the permanent presence of the adress bar is awfull, just awfull. I loved the large screen estate that was possible in landscape and now a good portion of the bottom screen is filled with an unnecessary web adress.

    Improvement suggestions (in normal mode):
    - bring favorites and tabs buttons back
    - re-introduce search in page (gotta admit I didn't use it frequently, but when I did it was a huge timesaver)

    In landscape mode:
    - hide the adress bar again, I want my large screen space back!

    Another idea would be to have the adress bar in landscape mode disappear after a couple of seconds and being able to bring it back by tapping the bottom 1 pixel line area, but I'd prefer it being gone all the time as it was in NoDo.

    Other than these (imo relatively easy to fix) issues the update was great. Improved speed and even smoother UI interaction (in almost all apps as well!) is great and I get a GPS fix much much faster now. This update is amazing.
    Last edited by Aeon2k; 10-03-2011 at 09:16 AM.
    10-03-2011 05:12 AM
  20. lumic's Avatar
    On my HTC Arrive after I updated to Mango (forced update, if that matters) now whenever I have my headphones plugged in and music is playing WHENEVER I slide the keyboard in or out the music will pause. Every time I open the keyboard to text while playing music I have to hit the volume rocker to play the music again and vice-versa when I close the keyboard.
    I would assume that the issue is that you haven't got the relevant drivers from HTC. I believe this was noted as a consequence of forcing the update.

    On m yOmnia 7 the picture and time both show up instantly when I hit the power button.
    Same thing here. It's possible that Samsung fixed it in their update.
    10-03-2011 07:07 AM
  21. david111's Avatar
    After the Mango update, opening an email causes distortion in the layout of the page.
    While everything looks as it used to do in NoDo, there's now seemingly a programming bug somewhere in the code of that module. The layout distortion is such that the control arrows to move between the emails along with the letters from the keyboard get shadowed in the header area of the email. Sometimes it is even the body of the email (esp. with emails containing graphics, where it is clearly visible) that gets a shadowy reflection there.

    To sum it up, everything works and looks the same as previously, except that now there is this shadow reflected in the upper part of the screen. Scrolling the screen just a little makes it disappear. It can then show up at particular intervals as your scroll down the page. The impression you have of the bug is that of text coming through the other side of the page in a double sided document. It is awful.

    I HAVE tried rolling back NoDo and reinstalling.
    Hard reset too to no avail.
    ---------------
    I have the HTC HD7 running at O2 UK.
    OS version: 7.10.7720.68
    FW rev no:2250.21.40502.401
    HW rev no: 0002
    Radio SW ver: 5.69.09.29a_22.50.50.21U
    Radio HW ver: A.102.0.D4
    Bootloader ver: 4.5.2250.0(129185)
    Chip SOC ver: 2.2.5.0
    ---------------

    Has anyone had the same issue? It is not so clearly visible at first.

    David
    10-03-2011 04:49 PM
  22. Jake_M's Avatar
    The messaging app not capitalizing/VKB popping up when I slide open the physical keyboard bug is getting REALLY annoying really fast. That and the time not displaying instantly are my 2 biggest gripes. Not worth going back to NoDo though.
    10-04-2011 06:46 PM
  23. Baka's Avatar
    Mango has killed the battery life on both my wife's and my Arrives.

    But I LOVE the update, so...off to buy 2 1900mAh batteries and hope for an update that will fix this.
    10-04-2011 06:58 PM
  24. selfcreation's Avatar
    Mango has killed the battery life on both my wife's and my Arrives.

    But I LOVE the update, so...off to buy 2 1900mAh batteries and hope for an update that will fix this.

    No updates cant fix your battery..

    i dont get how somany people hjave battery life problems... MANGO BOOSTED MINE!!! :D:D hehe last an extra 3-4 hours now
    10-05-2011 08:08 AM
  25. selfcreation's Avatar
    I used to love WP 6.5 I used to be able to create things with it and change it the way I like. I know ms could make it possible for everyone. If they wanted to. But they are taking all the fun out of the os. Why the lock down. This is ms down fall. The os is ok. But it could be great. It should be easy to put custom ring tones. And it should be easy to change your start screen or home screen. Ms is always going to be 2nd or 3rd best as long as they keep these features. From the os. And android and I phone will always win. Yes mango did some good . But not great. Work on it MS.

    they are going for the SAME approached as Apple with a SIMPLE to use Smartphone.
    and to be honest 80% of the people are happy with the METRO UI. last time we tried to change things up with CONCEPTS* people bashed the **** out of all fo them.

    its funny how u say because of does lock downs they will never be more then 4-3 .. Iphone does it and they are Number 1/2... lol

    We do have custom ringtones..you can make your own... get the app for it.

    And as for MANGO nnot being great! lol you obviously missed a phew steps. we are not evan exploiting 20% of mangos Potential ( that 20% being new live tiles and 500 features .. and 80% related to new api access and silver light ect.. that we haven’t even seen yet!! waiting on DEVs to implement it......)

    its like digging for GOLD and giving up after a 1 foot deep hole. LOL ;)

    If you LOVED wm 6.5 you best bet would be to go with Android... Android is basicly becoming like WM or is liek WM ( customise , not user friendly , buggy )thats what Wm and android are.
    Last edited by Se1fcr3ation; 10-05-2011 at 08:20 AM.
    10-05-2011 08:15 AM
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