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    #326  
    I suffer from no missing apps and I came over from android and the google ecosystem. Its better over here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dano 32 View Post
    2. I would like to be able to edit emails before I forward them. Not all previous information in some email is pertinent to the people I forward to... ie. bad jokes, people's contact info.in.
    That's a big one for me. Should be basic. But overall I am very happy with my 8X.
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    #328  
    Zune-esque software to manage music. Other than that, pretty happy.
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    Make with the WP purchase already one time why dontcha for pete's sake. Honestly.....
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    A big thing for me is how alot of things are so basic. Too basic. Calendar and email give very basic functionality and nothing more. The worst part is MS locks apps lock things down.
    I can't save any email attachment file except for pic, PDF, doc, exel file. In my line of work, I sometimes need several types of files while working out and about. I rarely get WiFi and refuse to pay more to Tether. So in these instances in screwed. On Android, I could download any type of file and save it, and then access it via my laptop when I connect my phone to it.

    I love the 920, and like the look of WP8, but unfortunately, there is alot I miss from Android. Hate it or not, there is next to nothing you couldn't do with Android and it had a very, very great dev community.

    I have little faith in MS opening up things and ever allowing me yo save any file type for example. So I'm now seriously contemplating selling my 920 and getting an Android again.
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    @DaveGx you do realize that WP is 2 years old and android is like more than 4 years old and still runs like crap, laggy as **** (no wonder they created project butter). And you do realize that you need to have patience and faith. If the people that are working on WP sees your pessimistic attitude they will ignore your post and move on.
    Stop harassing and hope for the best, it serves you no good to be angry on them.

    If you are eager to use file manager go android.
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    #331  
    I guess we could all list dozens of small tweaks (and maybe quite a few major changes) that we'd like to see to WP8...it'd be great if Microsoft could focus on a few of the most frequently complained issues and send an update out. Imagine if they:

    - Separated the media and ringtone volume
    - Gave us custom SMS notifications with ability to assign them to specific contacts
    - Let us close apps from multi-task screen

    A lot of people would be very happy!

    Other things I wish we had, but aren't dealbreakers for me:

    - File manager
    - Easier way to attach documents to emails
    - Put actual calendar entries into the monthly view
    - Better toast notification options e.g. option to turn on toast notifications for emails
    - Battery percentage next to indicator icon
    - Notification centre - with options of what goes into it
    - Ability for keyboard to store my email address (found this useful on my previous Android phone)
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    #332  
    I'm part of that apparent 1% too. Personally I believe its rude to forsake the person who wants to be with you in the flesh for the dozens who text you and rather keep it that way. IMO.
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    #333  
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    It isn't possible. Hopefully if someone needs you they will call you and you'll wake up. And if you don't, they will continue to call you
    The problem with this, and it just happened to me, is we have a system that alerts if a server goes down, on-call person gets a text. The client is paying us to get that fixed 24/7 but they won't know till 8 am, so no one will call. thankfully, the other on-call person saw the alerts I slept through and called me, but I wasn't feeling well and slept through both the first and second alerts.

    I've had palm, WM, webOS and android has been the first phone that hasn't had options for repeat notifications and it seems to be going backwards with this option. I set my phone down and play with my kids. I'll check if I think about it, but setting a beeb or led blink shouldn't be hard. the only notifications I have are text and VM. I just check email manually (I get too much and it's not a critically support contact method).

    just seems like basic features from 5 years ago are going away, like custom alert tones, repeat notification, led notifications.. etc.
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    #334  
    They don't care, the Xbox game post here proves that. If halo can so easily be ported to WP, WHY NOT? I might get the iPhone when it comes out on T-Mobile, and the only reason is that there are no games to play. If halo or something was released on WP, I would stick to them without even thinking. Sadly, I love the UI...
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    #335  
    You are the most bi-polar forum poster I've ever seen.
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    #336  
    Get rid of your WP and get one that have the games then?
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    My god man! The charging cord wouldn't support the juice needed to run halo in all its glory! And who the crap wants to play halo on a 4" screen?!?! My 42" screen is starting to look too small for gaming!
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    #338  
    Quote Originally Posted by jgraves4480 View Post
    My god man! The charging cord wouldn't support the juice needed to run halo in all its glory! And who the crap wants to play halo on a 4" screen?!?! My 42" screen is starting to look too small for gaming!
    I wouldn't mind a mobile optimised version of Halo tbh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgraves4480 View Post
    My god man! The charging cord wouldn't support the juice needed to run halo in all its glory! And who the crap wants to play halo on a 4" screen?!?! My 42" screen is starting to look too small for gaming!
    Jump higher then 47" when you upgrade... That's what I'm currently on and I think that's starting to get small myself.... NEED MOAR SCREEN!
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    #340  
    Ah well, i thought you probably going to talk about the bugs in WP! I agree that WP doesnt have good games, especially if your coming from Iphone or Andriod. Yeah i would like to test the graphic on my Nokia 920 with games from Gameloft as: Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour and from GLU mobile as: Eternity Warriors2 and of course Electronics Art: Need for Speed™ Most Wanted. And it would be cool if Halo is also available on WP. But dude games are not everything, and by time im hoping everything will be available.

    But if im losing Faith in WP, it would be because of the bugs in it and also the lack of Applications. Yes there is a huge difference between application in WP and iOS or Andriod, but not all application are gr8 there too. I just wish for WP8 to get Viber supporting Voice, Adobe reader, Notification center and also some enhancement to other important Apps available now. The bugs in WP 8 such as in memory and the brightness makes you lose faith but im sure all of these will fixed... So dude have same faith and if you want to play games on your phone, then buy your self an Xbox or ps3 or something and enjoy your time.
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    #341  
    I agree. he should buy an xbox to let him have some fun as games
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    #342  
    Halo on a 4" screen? Is that a serious suggestion? **** that.
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    I would like to see some controller peripherals come out for WP, if I had the ability to add some buttons I would actually consider a smartphone a gaming device. I don't understand why there isn't a Bluetooth standard for gaming controllers. I don't want to carry around a ds or a vita, but I'm also not gonna try to play a real game with touch controls, they just don't work that well. I would love to have a little controller to just use with my smartphone, then you would start to see big game devs look at bringing big games to smartphones.
    Sorry for the thread jack, just wanted to say that.
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    Rather than starting a new thread I'll add my complaints here. Don't worry none of these will cause me to leave WP8. I'm dedicated and loyal to the OS now.
    • Music: BUG: Loses place in song list after leaving the screen
    • Music: Feature Request: Time elapsed and album art in music player dropdown
    • Music: Feature Request: Album art in lock screen when music playing if no artist image or option to use album art instead of artist image
    • Music: Feature Request: Usable scrubbing bar in music player
    • Music: Feature Request: Highlight currently playing track in songs list
    • Music: Feature Request: Now playing shortcut from songs list
    • Music: Feature Request: Ability to edit playlists
    • Music: BUG?: Playlist becomes unpinned after overwriting with same name (adding playlist editing would take care of this)
    • Status Bar: Feature Request: WiFi status bar symbol needs signal strength
    • Sound: BUG: Screenshot sound effect fires even when volume is 0 and with camera shutter sound disabled
    • Sound: BUG: Sound effects interrupt music playback
    • Sound: Feature Request: Silent/mute option
    • Games: Feature Request: Identify trial vs. full versions
    • Notifications:Feature Request: Optional email toast notifications
    • Video:Feature Request: YouTube/Video player scrubbing bar
    • General: Feature Request: Optional Battery percentage in status bar + graphing like battery level + battery usage on per app basis
    • General: Feature Request: List of what apps recently accessed location
    • General: Feature Request: Add Undo & Select All capability
    • General: BUG: Fix the OTHER storage hogging up all our space and not making room for new stuff or allow us to empty the temp files
    • Calendar: Feature Request: Ability for past appointments to go back further than 3 months
    • Calendar: Feature Request: Weekly calendar view
    • Calendar: Feature Request: Appointments readable/colored in monthly view
    • Phone: Feature Request: Call duration in history
    • Store: Feature Request: My apps page or check for updates page
    • APP: BUG: Bing Translator word of the day live tile doesn't update automatically
    • APP: BUG: Windows Phone Insider live tile doesn't update automatically
    • IE: Feature Request: Favorites should be sortable/ability to create folders
    • IE: Feature Request: Soft back/forward button option
    • IE: Feature Request: Status bar always shown option
    • IE: Feature Request: Open new tab in background option
    • IE: Feature Request: Private browsing option
    • IE: Feature Request: Pin page to start screen using favicon for site
    • IE: Feature Request: Allow deletion of temp files but keep saved passwords & cookies
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    #345  
    Folks,

    Gapless music playback with inline controls support is provided by the app 'Subsonic Music Streamer':

    Subsonic music streamer | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (Australia)

    You need the paid version to establish your own local streaming server and use it to download albums that require gapless playback (most don't).

    Once streamed (downloaded) to your phone they then play off-line from the server.

    The player is fully integrated with the standard music player and, when using the headset provided by Nokia with my 820, the inline controls worked fine.

    Have a look at Subsonic Free Music Streamer for more information on the full subsonic facility - I also got the web based client working on my son's Surface (required a hack to the allowed flash site list ...).

    Cheers, Muzza.
  21. #346  
    @SaucePolicy •Sound: Feature Request: Silent/mute option = WP8 already has that.
    Some of the bugs or more like requests are just so and so, but they can be do-able in short time.
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    #347  
    Quote Originally Posted by tk-093 View Post
    Jump higher then 47" when you upgrade... That's what I'm currently on and I think that's starting to get small myself.... NEED MOAR SCREEN!
    No matter what size screen you have, you want bigger. I have a 65" plasma and want bigger. When im able to buy a new house im doing at least a 100" screen and projector.

    Shawn
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    (What WP needs to succeed)

    On this part ^

    Microsoft needs to do a better job developing/supporting/marketing the platform. WP continues to face an uphill battle, not only because it's new, but also because the collective mindset of the smartphone public don't like WP. ****, I had to order mine over the phone with Verizon because the store I went to didn't have any, nor did the salesman seem to give a crap about WP. I called my local BJ's and the guy said they didn't have any and didn't have one on display. I happen to go there the very next day and not only did they have them but they had a red 8x on display. In my experience, sales folks just don't care about anything that isn't Android or iCrap. I've heard similar stories from others. It’s a huge battle to gain market share when the very folks who are supposed to be selling these things are biased against them.

    The same sentiment can be seen on countless reviews, blogs, and articles. Yet when you look at user reviews and scores, WP has some of the highest marks of all platforms. In fact, the HTC Trophy, a dinosaur now, consistently stayed as one of the top user- rated phones for VZ for well over a year. It's still in the top 10 (rated) of the 36 smartphones offered by Verizon. The other two WP's offered are rated 4th and 7th. Pretty damn good. So the end users get it. But the real convincing comes from the aforementioned sales folks, tech sites, and iSheep. How does Microsoft do this?
    • They need to stomp out the bugs/errors/hindrances that turn people off to WP.
    • They need to keep touting the benefits and features.
    • They need to advertise smarter.
    • They need to take greater advantage of their strengths.


    Another uphill climb for WP: Windows 8. It needs tweaks and sales are poor. IMO, Microsoft is spending attention on W8 that it should be spending on WP.

    In the whole scope of things, we WP users are really just early adopters. We are finding bugs that weren't caught in alpha or beta testing and it should be communicated to Microsoft. If you feel some additions should be made, make them with Microsoft. If you have suggestions, make them with Microsoft. I would not hold my breath that Microsoft is going to peruse WPCentral and look for user feedback. With that said, they need to LISTEN to WP user requests. I’ve read replies here such as “well, go back to [android/iOS]” or “This isn’t [android/iOS/blackberry] so oh well” when a user complains about a feature or function that their old phone had that WP doesn’t. I pray that Microsoft management doesn’t share that same attitude! If there’s a small feature or tweak that seen by a majority of iOS/BB/Android users as being beneficial, Microsoft should listen and look into filling that void within WP. If WP is going to grow it needs to do what other phones do and then some.

    WP now has five percent market share and while this is good it still falls short of WP (windows mobile also) overall high. RIM still owns double the market share and is about to release the BB10. This will hinder the growth of WP. RIM has loyalty on its side. Microsoft needs to continue their aggressive campaign to grow. With growth come apps. Many developers aren’t going to bat an eye at WP until market share gets up around ten percent AND shows continued growth.

    And speaking of apps, the weakness isn’t the lack of apps, it’s the quality of apps. Even many of the good apps are buggy or missing features. It’s evident that Microsoft threw developers an inventive for developing and app for WP, and then throwing something together that’s half-*** just to collect their reward. Let’s hope this is being addressed also.


    I’m not a fan boy of Microsoft, but I do want WP to be successful. I’m happy to show my family and friends my 8x. I encourage them to try it out, because up until me, they’ve had zero exposure to it, and they are impressed. I hope the same goes for the general public. Competition is a benefit to the consumer.
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    #349  
    Quote Originally Posted by Kinalyx View Post
    No matter what size screen you have, you want bigger. I have a 65" plasma and want bigger. When im able to buy a new house im doing at least a 100" screen and projector.

    Shawn
    **** that. 1'000'000'000'000'000'000 inch TV!

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    I only have vibrate or ring + vibrate on my 8X. There are some sounds that ignore the vibrate setting. Missed call notification and screenshot sound effect are two I can think of. This may be a device problem though. Also some people would like a true silent option that disables the vibrator. Sure they could go in settings and manually disable each sound one by one but that's not very convenient.

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