08-02-2013, 04:50 PM #1
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Managed to delete the thread by mistake, but will try ti write it again.
windows phone and mainly Nokia, is focusing on expanding their consumer numbers by producing more products with different price ranges, rather than focusing on satisfying their current consumers with more software improvement. Satisfied Windows phone users is the best way to spread the word about windows phone.
There is no special features in this platform except the UI, which is pretty unique and easy to use and what happens to be the reason for my windows phone choice. But sooner or later the consumer will start getting bored of looking at the same majestic UI and changing tile sizes, and start demanding a phone that satisfies his everyday needs. Microsofts delivery of software improvement is going way too slow compared to nokias phone production. With that being said, windows phone does not even have a "back" button on its ie. It simply lacks alot of simple standards that every other phone platform should and would have managed to fix after several years of first platform release.
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- 08-02-2013, 05:16 PM #2
Edit: the original post was completely rewritten. The current second iteration is infinitaly more reasonable, specific and informed. As a result, my response seems "out of place", but I am leaving it unchanged:
Somewhat weird post, OP.
Nokia doesn't make the OS, Microsoft does. Where Nokia is involved they add a lot of great software improvements: great camera apps, Nokia glance, live sight, etc.
While I can understand your disappointment, Nokia is the last company you should be looking to blame.
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08-02-2013, 05:20 PM #5
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Nokia has been releasing phone models to hit all the price points from bottom to top, there have been improvements and WP8 is still only about 8 months old so you should start seeing many improvements once the GDRs start rolling out and a huge upgrade when Blue (8.1) lands near the new year or whatever it is."Bro, you know I lift cause I use a Lumia 920..."
08-02-2013, 05:23 PM #6
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The back button that is next to my home screen will stop working as a back button if I open any other app, and then return to my internet session. What it does after you return to your internett session is close the internett app and return you back to your home screen.
- 08-02-2013, 05:52 PM #9
OP is right about the IE back-button. That MS placed app-navigation and web-page-navigation on the same button leads to all kinds of chaos.
For example, if you switch to IE using the task switcher, using the hardware back button takes you back to the previous app, when you might have wanted to move to the previous web page, which is no longer possible.
The two concepts need to be separated. Software based forward and backward buttons for web page navigation, and the hardware button for navigation between apps (which is what it is used for everywhere else). This would also allow us to close IE with a single tap of the hardware back button, instead of requiring us to spam it.
I consider this one of WP's worst design flaws.
- 08-02-2013, 06:13 PM #10
- 08-03-2013, 01:48 AM #12
I'd want this and more from WP 8.1.
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08-03-2013, 04:07 AM #16
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08-03-2013, 04:32 AM #17
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agree with the OP that MS is slow in delivering much needed features, the much touted GDR2/GDR3 are now only expected to be upgrades to OS to support newer devices but hardly any improvements to existing customers, WP8.1 is further pushed from its original intended date, I agree that they require time to do this and prioritize as per their business model, but atleast they should be vocal in informing customers what they should expect, afterall we are not asking for an y killer features but basic smartphone features that the competition already has.
08-03-2013, 05:51 AM #18
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Just sayin. That's how I use my phone..From the CO and my 8X
08-03-2013, 06:15 AM #19
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Do you think they'll improve volume control and put a stop button on the music? Make Groups easier to access in the People Hub? (The Groups layout in Mango was less convoluted!) There are many little odd things about the OS. But this is my second Nokia WP. I'm a happy camper. Oh yeah! Voice typing input system wide... make that happen.
08-03-2013, 06:20 AM #20
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I am using the awesome lumia 925 windows phone, apart from some basic apps missing, (ability to make and use own sounds for sms messaging, no call and text blocking features, Come on Microsoft get it sorted!), I am impressed with how smooth it runs with no signs of lag,(subject to good signal obviously) and the fact it syncs seamlessly with my home windows network, I have to say, in my humble opinion, Apple products whilst being classed as premium products, are overrated, and overpriced, especially the I phone, my friend uses an Iphone 5, and my lumia beats it hands down, I do think Nokia got a little confused along the way, with multiple os, Symbian 60, Meego, Meamo (remember that? n900), but with the widows operating system are maybe getting back on track, I must admit though,that I am a big Nokia fan
- 08-03-2013, 08:16 AM #21
It is okay that there are threads like this. It is not news we are a little behind other OS's. I still feel that for the age of the OS, WP is about where Android and iOS were at the same stage of development. Problem is there are 2 established and mature OS" to judge it against. If MS started pumping out fixes at a rate of 3-5 a year and everyone starting getting their device bricked because of it, guess what our forums would be filled with? Yep, unhappy posters with unusable devices.
The pace is slow, but MS updates their devices better then Google. They have more choices in devices and price points then Apple. Nokia is very dependable in updates and fixes. I will even give a slight tip of the cap to Samsung, who has been pretty decent in getting updates out. Are we missing tools of the trade? Yep. But I am more worried about what 8.1 brings then where we are now.
As for some of the other complaints- I agree with above posters: If the consumers are blindly okay with grid UI, live tiles will not get boring. I also will go one step farther. Most consumers do not mess with their cell phones much after the first few months. They get them set up, and stay with that set up for the life of the device. Live tiles are way more suited for that then icons, in my humble unimportant opinion.Before posting anything, please be sure to get the facts straight. You can always distort them to your liking later.
- 08-03-2013, 09:22 AM #22I have a Nexus 4, an iPhone 5, and a Lumia 520, and I like them all. Is something wrong with me? (I really should edit my signature sometime. I have only 1 of these 3 phones anymore, and even that one is mostly unused because it's been superseded by its big brother!)
- 08-03-2013, 12:12 PM #23
This right here is pretty much my gripe on what is happening with WIndows Phone 8. I don't want to hear either of it's where the others were when they got released because it should be where the market is now. It should have been released with the features for the year it came out.
08-03-2013, 01:48 PM #25
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Got to light a match under the WP team's feet! I think they're slow to make changes in some instances because it may affect the cosmetics of the design, but seriously, why is vibrate on a separate switch? Off, on, vibrate, and vibrate plus sound should all be available equally. It's the dozens of little extra hurdles that they need to refine and simplify.
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