- 11-20-2012, 02:47 PM #1
So, I've been using Windows 8 for months, between my non-touchscreen laptop and my wife's touchscreen laptop).
I really like it on her touchscreen laptop.
I'm surprised at how many native functions of Windows 8 AREN'T included in Windows Phone 8.
For instance, why can't I swipe from left to right in Internet Explorer to go back a page?
I can in Windows 8 Internet Explorer.
There are multiple bits of functionality that I am now accustomed to and I keep doing them, habitually, and they keep not working.
I was expecting the experience to be much more similar than it ended up being.
11-20-2012, 02:53 PM #2
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What else do you wish to see in Windows Phone 8? I'd also like to see some functionality present to navigate the web easily, what Internet Explorer on Windows 8 has is a perfect concept. Windows Phone 8 is a huge update for the platform, we can't expect Microsoft to bundle absolutely everything together with a massive backend overhaul :)
- 11-20-2012, 04:35 PM #4
You can't add favorites in the metro version of IE10.
That's quite a pain in the ****.
I understand that it was a huge update.
I was just surprised that a lot of the touchscreen functionality didn't transition over.
I was expecting it to be much more similar.
11-20-2012, 10:24 PM #8
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I love the native travel, news, sports, bing... etc. "apps" on the Windows 8 start menu. I love how they live-tile and they are just really good at functionality. I think if WP8 was basically the Windows 8 start screen it would be a serious step in the right direction!
I love WP8 now but it would be great if it was quite literally a mobile OS.
- 11-28-2012, 03:39 PM #13
So, I just opened Minesweeper (the Windows Phone 8 versions and Windows 8 versions are both XBOX titles), on my phone, and was surprised that none of my achievements were there.
I played a game and it looked totally different than the Windows 8 version.
There are now powerups and tokens.
Why are they different?
It keeps surprising me how little cross-platform integration there really is.
I figured that Microsoft software, more than anything, would be very consistent.
That doesn't seem to be the case, though.
To me, it just isn't enough to have the same named program available.
I want the same program.
I want my settings to translate from one to the other.
I want to be able to start something on my home laptop, continue it on my phone, and finish it on my work desktop.
I thought that was the whole point.
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