- 11-26-2012, 07:00 AM #1
I recently switched to Windows Phone 8 OS from an Android phone. I am currently using a Nokia Lumia 920 and have been happy with it so far. However, there is one feature which I used frequently on my old phone that appears to be disabled (or maybe unavailable) in this phone. I need your help to figure out how to get it back, please....
In all the mobile browsers I have used in the past, whenever I searched for any term on google.com, I was always able to filter the search results by clicking on "Videos" or "Images" or "Flights", etc... one of the most important filters for me personally was "Discussions" and it used to be accessible by clicking on the "More" button after searching for a term on google.com. For some reason, I can NOT find "Google Discussions" on Windows Phone 8/ IE10..... I tried the HTC phone and the Nokia phone with no luck what so ever. Am I missing something or maybe doing something wrong? Is Google Discussions just not available? Please help...
Last edited by Mobile User 1; 11-28-2012 at 11:50 PM.
- 11-26-2012, 07:34 AM #2
If you want filtering in your searches, Bing does that for us but forget anything that is made by Google. They don't like us so have not made any official app (youtube, google+ etc) for us. I for one has written to them many times including reaching to a couple of their bid dudes in the developing team and nothing! So it's up to us on Windows Phone to have our own way of carrying out Google stuff on our phones.
- 11-26-2012, 07:37 AM #3
This is a google issue - not IE10/WP8 issue. I'd suggest emailing google and asking them when they are going to update their support for IE 10.... Google controls the display of content and are probably disabling for some weird reason.
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- 11-26-2012, 11:44 PM #13
And just to update everyone on this issue, downloading the Google Search app worked for this purpose just as kenzibit suggested.
Also, when I posted this problem in the google newsgroups as suggested here, I got the same response I expected: "the problem is IE not google". I am not a "techie" so I don't know which side is correct or how to investigate the details. However, they did bring up an interesting point.... if google wanted to block it for windows users, they would've blocked it for all IE versions. However, this feature works in IE desktop version but not the mobile version. Also, they said it works in ALL other mobile browsers with no issues. If Google wanted to block some of their features, they would've blocked it for many of their competitors not just one. At this point, I don't care about the details as I found my work around. I just wanted to update everyone on the situation and hope this thread helps others experiencing the same problem.
- 11-27-2012, 12:21 AM #14
Google doesn't care about desktop users, they have no products deployed there that they actually care about and develop (Other then that science experiment called ChromeOS). On the other hand, they see WP8+ as the demise of android for them, now that the 920 is actually selling.
11-28-2012, 06:15 PM #15
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My browsing experience has been pretty bad on my lumia 920 as I can't sort/filter anything I search using bing or google. On my desktop on both I get an option to sort by Anytime, Past 24hrs, Past week and Past month. I also have noticed a significant lag on some websites, one that comes to mind is The Verge, the visual marquee that you can swipe through on the homepage lags but on my iPhone it moves quick. I'm pretty sure that it's mobile IE10 causing the problem.
- 11-28-2012, 09:34 PM #19
I've not been a fan of google, and since Bing started offering rewards, I've not had anything to do with google for a while now... Except YouTube... Anyhow, noticed there was a google + app in the store (didn't DL) does it maybe give access to the blocked features, or is there maybe an app available that does?
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