1. power5's Avatar
    Has anyone found a list of the features that we lack with wp7.8 compared to wp8?

    From what I can tell-

    Do not have:
    No high contrast in settings
    No Kids Corner
    No groups
    No Screen Shots
    No battery level apps
    No rooms ;)
    Bluetooth file transfer
    USB mass storage
    lockscreen notifications
    Data sense
    offline maps
    persistent Wifi
    Camera lenses

    Do have:
    Start screen
    New theme colors



    Anyone else? I have only been on 7.8 for a few hours.
    Last edited by power5; 02-12-2013 at 08:12 PM.
    mcivor88 likes this.
    02-10-2013 12:10 PM
  2. luk3ja's Avatar
    you should have the rooms feature
    02-10-2013 04:17 PM
  3. power5's Avatar
    How do I get the rooms? I cannot find it.
    02-12-2013 08:55 AM
  4. masaga91's Avatar
    No no no, you should have rooms in the list, 7.8 doesn't have rooms
    power5 likes this.
    02-12-2013 09:21 AM
  5. thed's Avatar
    I can think of a few more off the top of my head (though I don't have a WP8):
    Bluetooth file transfer
    USB mass storage
    lockscreen notifications
    Data sense (I know, Verizon only at this point anyway)
    offline maps
    persistent Wifi
    Camera lenses

    Not really an overwhelming list IMO.
    02-12-2013 12:43 PM
  6. power5's Avatar
    No no no, you should have rooms in the list, 7.8 doesn't have rooms
    Der :)

    I can think of a few more off the top of my head (though I don't have a WP8):
    Bluetooth file transfer
    USB mass storage
    lockscreen notifications
    Data sense (I know, Verizon only at this point anyway)
    offline maps
    persistent Wifi
    Camera lenses

    Not really an overwhelming list IMO.
    I think I am missing the rooms and lock screen notifications the most.

    How does the USB work? I did not hear of that feature of WP8.
    02-12-2013 08:14 PM
  7. WPmunkey's Avatar
    Der :)

    I think I am missing the rooms and lock screen notifications the most.

    How does the USB work? I did not hear of that feature of WP8.
    USB is back how it was in good old Windows Mobile days. It shows as a removable drive in Windows. This allows you to see a limited folder hierarchy which allows for drag and drop of files like music, pictures, and ringtones.
    02-12-2013 08:28 PM
  8. AngryNil's Avatar
    Windows Phone 8 uses MTP instead of USB mass storage, with the two primary benefits being 1) no terrible partitioning and 2) storage doesn't have to be "mounted" while connected, so both the phone and the device it is connected to can access the storage. Not supported in older versions of Windows (XP without SPs and older, I believe) and OS X.
    02-12-2013 09:40 PM
  9. vineethkmmtr's Avatar
    In windows 7.8, there is no option to select multiple pictures or songs for sending/deleting. You can only select a single file at a time to perform any action. I heard in windows 8 , it is possible.
    Very bad that it is not there in windows 7 devices even after updating to 7.8.
    02-13-2013 07:18 AM
  10. thed's Avatar
    Why is rooms not available on 7.8?
    For the same reason that most of the other features didn't make it: MS didn't want to spend the effort on it.
    mcivor88 likes this.
    02-13-2013 08:52 PM
  11. power5's Avatar
    An easy way to push the features of rooms would have been to add the feature to wp7 devices. But MSFT decided that ONLY people with WP8 could use rooms natively. Everyone else needs to just share one note and skydrive files. Yes, even us faithful windows users. MSFT is not going to even include us in this nice feature. Seems so simple too. It just collects things from a calendar and a few select contacts and places them into a "group". I mean seriously, how hard could it have been? Its almost identical to the people hub, but only has a few select contacts in it.
    02-14-2013 08:15 PM

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