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12-30-2011 07:56 PM
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  1. Matthew Mazzenga's Avatar
    yeah that's fine that's your choice. Do you not understand that other people may want things in a phone that you don't necessarily need or want?????!!
    Lol! Get your panties outta your crack and settle down, son. I can have an opinion just as much as you can. No need for all the extra punctuation.
    12-24-2011 01:23 PM
  2. mkr10001's Avatar
    Lol! Get your panties outta your crack and settle down, son. I can have an opinion just as much as you can. No need for all the extra punctuation.
    your post came across rather uppity, so I replied in a manner I saw fit. Fair enough if you weren't being uppity.

    btw I like my panties up my crack
    12-24-2011 01:33 PM
  3. mkr10001's Avatar
    I think that says a lot about Androids implementation.
    is it just be or does a lot if android seem a bit half arsed and haphazard?
    Last edited by mkr10001; 12-24-2011 at 01:52 PM.
    12-24-2011 01:35 PM
  4. Matthew Mazzenga's Avatar
    your post came across rather uppity, so I replied in a manner I saw fit. Fair enough if you weren't being uppity.

    btw I like my panties up my crack
    Lol. Nice.

    No, I wasn't being uppity in my post. Just making an observation. Everyone has their own wants/needs for their smartphones. Unfortunately, most people will never get everything they want.
    12-24-2011 01:40 PM
  5. koolkid09's Avatar
    Hiding pictures, just email them to yourself. It's what I do all the time. As for folders, I really don't see the necessity other then hiding your pictures.. which there are always alternatives. Which if you don't want people going through your email I'm sure you could easily find a application locker, and just lock up your gmail.
    It just makes everything so much easier having a file system. These things are smartphones for a reason.

    I find it weird that people find it acceptable not having a file system on their phone coming from Microsoft.


    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
    12-24-2011 01:43 PM
  6. Matthew Mazzenga's Avatar
    It just makes everything so much easier having a file system. These things are smartphones for a reason.

    I find it weird that people find it acceptable not having a file system on their phone coming from Microsoft.


    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
    I don't find it weird at all. As I said, everyone has different uses for their phones. I've had my Focus for almost a year now, and I haven't seen a need for a file system yet. I certainly wouldn't be upset if they added that funcionality, but it isn't something I'm missing.

    Of all the uses for a file system I've seen listed in this thread so far, none of them are anything I see a need for (for my own personal usage).

    Different strokes and what not...
    12-24-2011 01:57 PM
  7. Speebs's Avatar
    I would love the ability to natively print to a shared networked printer when on wifi.
    12-24-2011 05:45 PM
  8. snowmutt's Avatar
    The first thing is: The comparisons to the iPhone are silly. There are a dozen reasons why the iPhone is what it is, and none of them can be recreated. I still believe if you look at the lack of development of the iPhone and iPad over the last 18 months, you can make the argument that Apple may have peaked. That may be more evident if the iPad 3 continues to be pushed back and than is just a slight improvement on the iPad 2. That is for a different thread, and I will happily make that argument and get beat up for it than. :-)

    As for the Windows Phones improvments, there are some basics, most of which are coming: continued app development, high def screens with better res, LTE, better intergration with Windows PCs. I am taking a more general route: Why is Android so freaking big, and Blackberry shrinking so fast? The answer: Android has so many options, while Blackberry is basically the same phone over and over.

    Windows needs diversity. They need to have a set of devices just aimed at buisness. They need these WP's to be tightly intergrated into Word, Excel, Power Point, and all the security that any professional could ask for. They also need gaming centered devices- basically, XBOX's in the palm of your hand. They need a line of Zune music players cleverly disguised as Windows Phones. For those two lines, they better have large storage options if expandable memory isn't an option (most gossip I hear is that it is never going to be. I am have no firm references for that).

    More or less, I am worried Windows Phones will try to be a jack of all trades while mastering none, and then only be in a position to fight for third, never first. Microsoft has got all the software experience since software basically began. These are not too large of hurdles here. I think manufacturers would be all in if Microsoft launched this type of attack on the mobile world.

    As for me? I am fairly easy. I just want all my screens to work in landscape, and a couple of physical keyboard options in two years. That's all. Is that too much to ask, Microsoft?
    Last edited by snowmutt; 12-24-2011 at 07:26 PM.
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    12-24-2011 07:21 PM
  9. InfectedPhreak's Avatar
    SMARTphone. Considering I was unzipping on my old nokias 3/4 years ago.....its not as if what I'm asking is a brand new never done before inconceivable feature. If all you want in a phone is a phone then get yourself a 10 Samsung.


    Technoogy is meant to be going forward. You clearly don't understand what a smartphone is all about if you don't understand that to some extent they are here so you can do things on the go that you would usually need a pc for
    I understand completely what a smart phone is for, in my perspective. We all have different views on what technology is used for. I have a computer to do computer tasks, I don't need a cell phone to replace and or do jobs that I can easily do on my computer.

    These tasks work for some, and don't work for others. It's all opinion, and view/perspective. You have your needs/wants out of a device, and I have mine. Devices are to the public, and have the needs of many people overall not with one or two people in mind. Thus we have things like Androids which are completely open to the user. Average users don't zip/unzip things on their phone, or even think about doing that. So I don't think that's something WP7 needs to "improve" on, or make happen because more then likely there is a very small percentage of people that care for this.
    12-24-2011 09:34 PM
  10. JoeScuba's Avatar
    A couple of things I would like to see Windows Phone improve on:

    (Maybe you heard these already)

    I would like to be able to attach and send videos to email and/or SMS directly from my phone.

    I would like to be able to create/add/assign custom alert tones to things like emails and text messages. (Ringtones are great, and easy to do, but that's just a start)

    I would like to like to be able to change/edit names of pictures directly on the phone. (I know, even my camera doesn't do that, but still...)

    I'd like a fast way to close open apps.


    Other than those things there, and possibly a minor thing or two that I may be missing, I have to say that this is a very solid and easy to use phone with a lot of potential. For a system that's only a year on the market, they're doing rather well with it.
    12-25-2011 05:45 PM
  11. lumic's Avatar
    a usb thumb drive won't help me save files to my phone. I would love to (once again ) be able to download a zip file on my phone, unzip and listen to music inside it. Surely the point if a smartphone is to be able to do stuff you can do on a computer bur on your phone
    And you store your music in ZIP files why?

    A point of a smartphone is not to do everything a computer does. If that is your use for a phone, go buy an Android. With Windows 8, Microsoft is even trying to minimise what a computer does (less micro-management, face it).
    12-25-2011 09:10 PM
  12. InfectedPhreak's Avatar
    And you store your music in ZIP files why?

    A point of a smartphone is not to do everything a computer does. If that is your use for a phone, go buy an Android. With Windows 8, Microsoft is even trying to minimise what a computer does (less micro-management, face it).
    Yeah, I run the Windows 8 developer preview and with the Metro UI overlay it definitely minimizes micro-management and stuff. The Xbox dashboard is basically the same way, categorized information for easy access. The WP is doing exactly that, minimizing the clutter to get right to your information.
    12-25-2011 09:44 PM
  13. Mahesha999's Avatar
    Ok Microsoft, you cannot sell windows phone 7.5 OS in India, if you cannot improve on these deficiencies. Let me tell you, I was even not aware of these limitations (since WP7.5 bags so many features I thought these are obvious), but when Indian TV channel showed these limitations I was shocked and quickly googled and remained shocked

    A Hindi TV show reviewing Lumia 800 on youtube:

    If MS needs to sell WP to one sixth of the worlds population - the Indians, it should allow media (photo, song, video) transfer over bluetooth and default search engine setting in IE (to set it to Google, Bing is simply unknown here)
    12-26-2011 01:29 AM
  14. Big Supes's Avatar
    A UK (instead of US) calender is kinda key, here in the UK. Also, Bing Vision isn't catering for the UK setting very well at all....
    12-26-2011 05:41 AM
  15. mkr10001's Avatar
    And you store your music in ZIP files why?

    A point of a smartphone is not to do everything a computer does. If that is your use for a phone, go buy an Android. With Windows 8, Microsoft is even trying to minimise what a computer does (less micro-management, face it).
    why don't you read the whole thread and see that I don't store my music in zip files............
    12-26-2011 07:59 AM
  16. firepromaster's Avatar
    What about the app remote drive. I've tried it and it works. Transfers any type file to your phone and back again to your PC. Software is required for PC too but that's free and easy to setup.
    12-26-2011 08:03 AM
  17. omi205's Avatar
    I don't really care much for the file explorer although I guess it would be a nice addition. But its never going to happen, at least not on WP. The one main thing I would like to improve on is the multi tasking. In particular the killing/closing of open apps. Is hitting the back button until you arrive at the home screen really the only way to close all your running apps. The first time I did this I had to hit my back button 50 times before all the apps were closed. There should be an easier way to do this (maybe I just don't know what it is, something in settings?). If not I was thinking a small "x" on the top corner of each open app (when in the multi-tasking screen). That would make it fast and simple. Just something other then the back button.
    12-26-2011 01:38 PM
  18. jfa1's Avatar
    Sounds like windws mobile and good luck with getting MS to go back to that You can suggest on the new suggestion app and see where it goes.
    12-26-2011 09:05 PM
  19. N8ter's Avatar
    Yeah, I run the Windows 8 developer preview and with the Metro UI overlay it definitely minimizes micro-management and stuff. The Xbox dashboard is basically the same way, categorized information for easy access. The WP is doing exactly that, minimizing the clutter to get right to your information.
    The new XBox dashboard is ad-ware. I'm seriously considering getting a PS3 because it's insulting what they did with that. Everything must be a hub now, or an app with factorable load times to boot, I guess...

    Also, Windows 8 Metro is designed for Touchscreen use. It's HORRIBLE with a keyboard and mouse. That's not Microsoft minimizing anything. It's just them basically porting over the XB Dashboard and WP7 UI elements to the tablet/touchscreen formfactor so it will not suck as much as Windows 7 does there at the moment.

    Windows 8 can still function pretty much just like Windows 7 on a desktop or laptop, for the most part. I for one will not be using that UI on a desktop PC or laptop. It makes absolutely no sense on those formfactors. New and refreshing != good and efficient in all use cases.
    12-26-2011 09:34 PM
  20. The Liaison's Avatar
    The file system thing is not legitimate as that ability does not exist on either iOS or non-rooted Android. The whole point of a mobile phone is ease of use. Fiddling around with the file system goes against that philosophy.

    Flash is no good. Even though my Kindle Fire comes with it, I tried it on a web site for streaming video and it was choppy and awful. Just not enough processing power on mobile devices to support Flash.

    Why should iOS developers bother with a non-existent platform? I know iOS developers making loads of money off that alone and they dislike Microsoft too.

    I've seen plenty of WP7 demos on Youtube, it is impressive but overall the ecosystem is lacking. Not just lack of quality apps, but lack of hardware accessories. Where are the docks?
    not true - BlackBerrys have a legitimate file system - easily download files/create folders even have .zip openers
    12-26-2011 10:15 PM
  21. N8ter's Avatar
    Android has file system access as well. Not sure what that person is talking about. Android 4.0 even has native MTP support so it synce pictures video music etc directly to and from windows media player.


    Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk
    12-27-2011 03:28 AM
  22. jd914's Avatar
    Things that WP7 lacks or should improve on:

    Separate media, ringtone and main volume controls.

    wifi sleepy policy

    ability to disable camera button or assign app of choice.

    ability to display cellular and WiFi signal always.

    night mode on maps.

    keyboard should extend entire screen on landscape.

    Ability to properly end or quit apps, I don't like pausing music apps and still having them on my lock screen.

    slider for display brightness.

    Ability to kill apps on multi tasking mode like WebOS.

    Full screen mode on Internet Explorer.

    Unified mail inbox so we don't have multiple tiles to access multiple email accounts.

    LED notifications.
    Last edited by JD914; 12-27-2011 at 09:45 AM.
    12-27-2011 07:34 AM
  23. mkr10001's Avatar
    Unified mail inbox so we don't have multiple tiles to access multiple email accounts.
    You can link email inboxes
    12-27-2011 09:07 AM
  24. jd914's Avatar
    You can link email inboxes
    wow thanks! I'm pretty much a WP7 n00b so I didn't realize you can do that.
    12-27-2011 09:24 AM
  25. Roadkillin's Avatar
    I'd very nearly consider giving up my Android phones if Microsoft allows, or implements a few things.

    1. Battery status icons - I'd prefer percentage left on the status bar from all screens and information about what has been draining my battery.

    2. Cellular Data usage live tile - In an age where carriers keep trying to limit the data you're able to use, it's crucial to be able to easily monitor what you're using so you can easily take measures to resolve issues.

    3. Centralized notification screen - It doesn't have to be a drop down window like Android and iOS, but there needs to be a notification center so users are not required to use all their home screen for tiles strictly to tell them how many emails, social media notifications, or calls they've missed. The benefit of the drop down status bar is it is available wherever you are in the OS.

    4. I also fully enjoy having file - system access like I do right of the bat with my unrooted android phones. It isn't always necessary, but gives me a piece of mind that I can find any file on my phone without relying on an office hub to get access to any file I need. I can plug my phone into my computer and have every file I have within easy reach through the file explorer as opposed to separated and compartmentalized within the Office Hub, Media Hub, Game Hub, Gallery and more...

    5. Choice of keyboards - I have loathed pecking on tiny keyboards ever since I received my first smartphone (iPhone 3G). I adore Swype, and feel that it is the most fun and easiest to use keyboard I have tried. Most of the other keyboards also have various things they bring to bear for individuals so have their place in the world as well, but as with iOS, having the option of one crappy keyboard is a deal-breaker for me.

    6. Ability to resize screen tiles - It's annoying to me to have a completely uniform icon grid, and want the rectangle double tiles to break things up, specifically the Zune tile which is what I will be primarily using my HTC Surround for.

    7. Quick control to connection settings - I hate having my Bluetooth/GPS/WiFi/Airplane mode setting on constantly, but will often have to toggle them on or off and access them. I really would like buttons where I can change settings with one tap.

    8. Ability to launch a selection of apps from anywhere within the OS without being forced to go to the homescreen first. I use SwipePad for this constantly on my Android (unrooted again), and am continuously annoyed with the WP7's inability to launch apps (without using voice commands)

    Edit:
    9. I also really wish there was a menu button, or consistent method to access application settings from within the app. This was my biggest pet peeve with iOS, and I am pissed off that it looks like Android 4.0 will begin a process of doing away with menu buttons and chewing into my precious app window real estate with unnecessary software settings buttons (but it is necessary for me within apps)
    Last edited by Roadkillin; 12-28-2011 at 05:01 PM.
    12-28-2011 04:40 PM
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