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Microsoft thinking "very hard" on creating a Windows Phone 8 notification center

0. phoneArena 02 Nov 2012, 05:30 posted on

Asked about the lack of a notification center in Windows Phone at the BUILD developers conference, Microsoft's program manager Thomas Fennel, directly said that they didn't have enough time to implement the rumored Notification Center in the WP8 RTM release...

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posted on 02 Nov 2012, 05:46

6. valapsp (Posts: 558; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


it'll sure come as an OTA update or (Oh no) with WP 8.5.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 07:52

27. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Or, WP9.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 06:48

16. mydi.maus (unregistered)


live tiles are visualitation ok, tap twice and notification yay!

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 07:21

18. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Thinking very hard?!?
Gosh that is some mind blowing irony right there.

ALL THAT HARD THINKING FOR THE LAST TWO AND A HALF YEARS, AND THERE'S STILL NO SIMPLE SWIPE TO THE LEFT FROM THE TILE SCREEN

There is just so much room for basic improvement in WP interface that it really is unfathomable how they aren't implemented.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 07:35 1

22. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


I think there is a reason for that, SIMPLICITY. That's how/why you get the buttery smoothness and fast on WP despite single core. As more features are added, more cores are needed. With wp8 supporting up to 64cores, MS and owns shouldn't have problems adding any features needed.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 07:47

24. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


In tile videos, music, and animation would be awesome. Be great for YouTube and Xbox music.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 09:22

35. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


You gotta be kidding me..there is a world of difference between simplicity and unprecedented level of forced limitation..
There is no excuse for deliberately leaving out one most basic gesture..just imagine as elementary basic, logical and simple concept as free dashboard surface on the left, which could be given to user - leaving the usability And customization options up to you.
Doesn't consumer deserve that much?
Doesn't it hold the right to it?

Similarly, not giving the wallpaper background option is a complete insult to the user if you ask me.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 13:17

41. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Oh the surprise, thumbing me down without any sort of counter argument to my factual observations.

What to say, it all makes sense actually - OS that is treating you like an idiot is met by the right people obviously.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 14:52

42. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


I didn't thumb u down unless u want me too. Pay attention. WP is in its infancy. You wait until 2nd, 3 rd, 4th, major updates. We'll see for sure what's missing and what's not.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 07:32

20. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Notification tile or on lock screen, scroll left for kids corner and right for notifications. All in all still alot of stuff missing from wp8 but wp8 is only the first major update while others are in their 6th or more. So I'll give MS some slack.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 08:21 1

30. cdgoin (Posts: 561; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)


OK You need notification of these things..

PHONE CALLS - TEXT MESSAGES - EMAIL

Since you can now use smaller tiles.. just use three smaller tiles under your date/time tile.. and use the 4th for the twitter / facebook / address book..

Whats so hard about that..? Why the need for a "Notification center" with live tiles the whole phone is a notification center.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 08:41

31. PM8888 (Posts: 10; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


And yet Belfiore thinks WP8 is the best mobile OS. What a joke. Enjoy your less than 10% market share, despite having spent Billions over the last couple of years on WP.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 08:44

33. ahhxd717 (Posts: 332; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)


A notification center in WP is the main thing i find lacking, so if they include one in a future update that would be awesome. Maybe swipe right or something for a notification pane.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 10:56

38. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


The three largest complaints of WP:

1) Not enough apps- by the middle or end of 2013, hopefully that is a dead issue. 1800,000 -200,000 apps should be available.

2) Not enough customization- Once people see Windows 8 in action, this will go away I hope as well. It is different and not as open as Android- but understanding that tiles are yours to adjust and will show your pictures, your posts, and your order of importance will open up the potential of WP.

3) Notifications. It is still not addressed. You see how many of something you missed, but most users want more information. The live lock screen is a nice step, but it will not solve the issue. This is a good sign- next phase of upgrades are already being planned on. Better be, because Android isn't resting on Jelly Bean, that is for sure.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 23:31

45. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


I personally think that MS should stay away from a notification center. Why do what android has already done? I think the live tiles do a good enough job of staying up to date.

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