02-13-2015 01:21 PM
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  1. TLRtheory's Avatar
    A little unrealism about the matter is just fine. So if you were able to make any 5 changes to the platform, what would they be?

    1) Xbox Live Mobile: A massive shift in the way XBL is handled would occur. The restrictions and criteria would be drastically reduced so that most anyone can get into it regardless of whether they're a big name or a struggling indie. Also I'd make it such that mobile XBL games have the ability to be worth 1000GS instead of capping out at 200 (IIRC, Halo's the only one that's even 250). People gotta love the platform before development booms... but people gotta have fun before they love the platform.

    2) Carrier Power Reduction: I understand the need for carriers to get their crapware on a machine so that their partners are happy... but they have too much power; and the end result is extraordinarily disadvantageous to users. While the world would be a better place without AT&T, TMO and VZW carrier crap it could all be offered through a portal that doesn't leave users waiting months/a year for an update that other users already have. These firmware updates come with drivers to accommodate each subset of specific hardware anyway, so it's not like some special piece of hardware means other users should wait longer. Everyone could globally get an update (lets say a hypothetical 10.1) on the same day... but there'd be a ~56MB package of appx installers pushed dedicated to making sure the carrier can get their stuff on your system... then (like we have it now) users could delete it as they please.

    3) Improved MOGA Hero Support: Anyone who's got extensive experience with the NVIDIA Shield has already experienced how awesome it is to be able to universally map screen press areas and gestures to a button, joystick or trigger. There's public APIs that allow a user to manually integrate the MOGA into their game, but the mainstreaming of that is a slow-moving process that users shouldn't have to wait for. I picture an era where someone can install a brand new FPS on their phone (like the newly released Evolution Online) and be able to map controls the way they like if they just so happen to dislike how the onscreen controls feel.

    4) Native NFC Payment: Softcard is nice... and even though I whined and moaned about being forced into American Express Serve, the instant discounts and cash back on purchases with AMEX Serve has definitely been sweet enough to justify the $1/mo charge. But it's limited to only a couple devices... and further limited by who can use it (globally speaking). I decided to go back from my Lumia 830 to my Lumia 820 and despite having both NFC and Cyan... I can no longer use Softcard. That's a bit insane seeing as those are the only two proposed criteria. Google Wallet has nailed this some time ago... even Apple Pay's catching up. Why aren't we able to just tap-to-pay with a first-party option yet?

    5) Hardware Control: We don't need ten 512MB phones to cater to the low end. ONE well-planned 512MB low-range for the people who only have a fifty to their name, ONE midrange phone, ONE high-end 5-incher and ONE powerhouse phablet would be enough. That's just more hardware you have to roll out new firmware to. More parts that your OEM has to manage and replace. Regional barriers could be easily conquered if the phone were loaded with enough antennas to make it a world phone in the first place. Then no "international edition" needs to be made, nor any incremental number change for different carriers. Simplicity is something the entire Windows Phone platform is horribly lacking in... and I don't see anything about this entire experience becoming polished when there's so much the OEM has to focus on.


    That's mine, what are yours. Also feel free to comment on people's recommendations.
    02-11-2015 03:14 PM
  2. someone2639's Avatar
    1. Make it seem faster!
    2. Improved keyboard
    3. Optimization for all phones
    4. A guillotine for those whiny peopleπŸ˜ƒ
    5. Work with MS on development process
    aximtreo likes this.
    02-11-2015 03:28 PM
  3. 3earnhardt3's Avatar
    1. SURFACE PHONE
    2. More Rendering Engine options for third party browsers (ie is terrible on some sites, hopefully Spartan fixes that)
    3 & 4. Bring back bing maps and add automatic voice navigation to bing maps
    5. 100% of games in app store should be xbox live compatible, even if total gamerscore is only 20 points.
    02-11-2015 03:38 PM
  4. ahmad karaki's Avatar
    Make the platform more free stop the restrictions give the developers offer what they want if someone don't like live tiles give him another option or at least give him option to create the home screen like he wants not just rearranged also pick his favorite app to be the default and making android apps run on this platform is a good idea to fix the main thing pushing it away from popularity
    02-11-2015 04:07 PM
  5. tangledW's Avatar
    Make the platform more free stop the restrictions give the developers offer what they want if someone don't like live tiles give him another option or at least give him option to create the home screen like he wants not just rearranged also pick his favorite app to be the default and making android apps run on this platform is a good idea to fix the main thing pushing it away from popularity
    You should just buy an Android.
    aximtreo, rizzo183 and WP8_Lover like this.
    02-11-2015 04:10 PM
  6. ahmad karaki's Avatar
    You should just buy an Android.
    I had an Android it's not a stable OS and I like wp but there a lot of features in Android that makes the phone more easy to use and more powerful and that what I'm asking for.
    02-11-2015 04:30 PM
  7. AV2RY's Avatar
    -I want to save WhatsApp chat history on phone with ability transferring it to PC (if MS responsible for this) Also..
    - edit (personal) keyboard dictionary
    - save all incoming Bluetooth files with one ACCEPTance. Right now we have to accept all files separately

    Well the rest works good for me
    ahmad karaki likes this.
    02-11-2015 04:33 PM
  8. hugo alberto's Avatar
    Option to lock on 3g/4g only.
    Real multitask (like my old N9/N900)
    Better battery life
    With this I'm just fine.
    02-11-2015 04:37 PM
  9. anon5658834's Avatar
    I would overhaul the music player it's crap. It's slow and need a UI refresh and also needs better album art implementation. HTC music player on Android is amazing. I'd also change the keyboard in landscape,why oh why doesn't Microsoft use the full length of the screen in landscape for typing?? Much more I could not think of right now
    ahmad karaki likes this.
    02-11-2015 04:49 PM
  10. someone2639's Avatar
    1. Windows Central built in
    2. 1.
    3. 2
    4. 3
    5. 4
    02-12-2015 09:16 AM
  11. someone2639's Avatar
    1. Windows Central built in
    2. 1.
    3. 2
    4. 3
    5. 4
    TLRtheory likes this.
    02-12-2015 09:16 AM
  12. karan madhyani1's Avatar
    1)lockscreen overhaul or wud just develop live lockscreen beta to full potential.
    2)music app overhaul
    3)bring the tile explosive feature that was supposed to come with windows 10
    4)make a flagship & redefine midrange with a lumia 830 dat has full hd amoled screen at same price point.
    5)close app gap.

    P.S-windows phone 8 was perfect
    Windowsphone 8.1 screwd few bits..
    Windows 10 will screw all..i hate the way start screen looks now. :/
    ahmad karaki likes this.
    02-12-2015 09:26 AM
  13. initram5's Avatar
    1) voice recognition everywhere
    2) better support for embedded videos
    3) enable editing numbers in the dial pad
    4) stick to the Metro design
    5) keep up the good work :)
    ahmad karaki likes this.
    02-12-2015 10:32 AM
  14. someone2639's Avatar
    1. Seems faster
    2. Seems faster
    3. Seems faster
    4. Seems faster
    5. Seems faster
    AhmadSorour likes this.
    02-12-2015 05:03 PM
  15. AhmadSorour's Avatar
    1. Seems faster
    2. Seems faster
    3. Seems faster
    4. Seems faster
    5. Seems faster
    give that man a damn cookie!
    someone2639 likes this.
    02-12-2015 05:07 PM
  16. someone2639's Avatar
    give that man a damn cookie!
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    02-12-2015 06:55 PM
  17. EspHack's Avatar
    -stick to metro design
    -kick out low quality apps, like skype, until they make it worth the 16mb it downloads
    -NEVER remove or change features/functions, add more and keep the rest for the ones who liked it
    -DONT LISTEN TO OS NEWCOMERS
    -fire the skype dev team

    **STICK TO METRO DESIGN, SERIOUSLY
    the whole taco likes this.
    02-12-2015 09:53 PM
  18. the whole taco's Avatar
    1 flagship universal apps
    2-5 as per 1

    Could start with Calendar. What a piece of under functioning rubbish is that.
    And if you thought the phone app was not much chop, the Modern is even worse.

    Yes. I know there are third party apps but I haven't found one that is Modern as well.
    02-13-2015 02:41 AM
  19. P1ng0fDeath's Avatar
    1- one new flagship (935) along the new 1030
    2- end production of carrier exclusive phones
    3- persuade Snapchat to make an app, and Instagram and others to improve theirs
    4- fix Games hub. Seriously, that thing still sucks
    5- more marketing, ffs
    Last edited by P1ng0fDeath; 02-13-2015 at 10:11 AM.
    02-13-2015 02:57 AM
  20. someone2639's Avatar
    Make it dispense food
    Make it print money
    Make it your friends
    Make it smarter
    Make it bring world peace
    02-13-2015 10:03 AM
  21. Pete's Avatar
    1) Get Gabe to do half the work
    2) Get Joe to do the other half
    3) Buy them pizza on Fridays

    I'm not sure much more is needed.
    someone2639 likes this.
    02-13-2015 10:07 AM
  22. matt john2's Avatar
    I wish I could run PC and console games on my windows phone.
    02-13-2015 10:12 AM
  23. lkcbharath's Avatar
    1) USB OTG
    2) Clash of Clans and Real Racing 3 to WP/W10
    3) Almost like 1, Xbox controller support (see the Z3, you can do remote play with it and a ps4 controller) and some xbox games to go with it
    4) Make it easier for xbox certification
    5) Landscape across the OS, starting with the home screen (idk how the wide tiles will play with this, guess its what comes with live tiles)

    And a few more ones

    6) Invert colors
    7) BETTER MARKETING (seriously, the 730 could have screw the Moto G2 in India if it was advertised properly)
    8) Only three or four phones like Motorola or the iPhone e.g. 5xx 7xx 9xx and a 15xx. Idk about India, but should be available to all carriers in carrier locked regions like USA, and have clear differentiating factors.
    9) Snap chat, Instagram, and Google apps to WP/W10
    10) STICK TO METRO/MODERN
    02-13-2015 10:16 AM
  24. mrruz's Avatar
    Understanding a little about hardware limitations and project management, I'd make no changes. I think Microsoft is doing an excellent job. Part of the reason I'm investing more heavily in their stock and products.
    02-13-2015 10:17 AM
  25. someone2639's Avatar
    1) Get Gabe to do half the work
    2) Get Joe to do the other half
    3) Buy them pizza on Fridays

    I'm not sure much more is needed.
    What about the rest of the dev team? That means more pizza, right?
    02-13-2015 10:17 AM
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