Which new Windows Phone 8 feature tickles your fancy most?
- Which new Windows Phone 8 feature tickles your fancy most?
456 votes (456 votes) Support for top-shelf components like multicore chipsets and HD screens plus expandable storage
364 votes (364 votes) Shared kernel with Windows 8 allows for interoperability, joint apps/games development, secure enterprise management
252 votes (252 votes) Customizable homescreen with free-moving, resizable Live Tiles
83 votes (83 votes) Free offline Maps with voice-guided navigation for every WP8 phone courtesy of Nokia
22 votes (22 votes) The NFC and secure SIM implementation with Wallet Hub, tap to pay and exchange content
47 votes (47 votes) Best in class IE 10 browser
43 votes (43 votes) Apps like integrated VoIP with Skype and Maps navigation can run in the background with managed power consumption
7 votes (7 votes) Improved speech platform for managing apps
18 votes (18 votes) Camera Extras like Smart Group Shot, Panorama and Action Shot
1. hateftotti (Posts: 144; Member since: 03 May 2011)
17. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4179; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
GOOD Answer. It's all preference & that is the bottom line!
& you win a +1! lol
2. Penny (Posts: 1189; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
Option 2 for me. I've spent so much time over the last month evaluating and implementing business solutions for my company this past month that I am truly excited to see if WP8 has features that could make our lives easier.
13. snowgator (Posts: 3233; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Any of the top three choices have me excited, Penny. But, I think you nailed it as for the most important aspect for the future of WP. So many businesses use MS products, I am just not sure why they waited so long. They could truly attack that market with BB on life support. Apple has a bit of a head start, but it is there for the aggressive attack.
18. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4179; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
With all that went down today with Microsoft, I can say that WP8 is more mature than iOS6. You know me I am an Android fan, but this announcement is almost everything that I wanted WP8 to be.
They are really making some strides, WP8 is officially in the big leagues. They have in my opinion a beautiful OS, now it has support for multiple-cores, 720p HD screens, NFC, microSD cards & it should play VERY well with the new Windows 8 tablets.
To me the real kicker will be the type of interaction it will have with the NEW Xbox that is scheduled to be released late 2013.
Again I am VERY impressed on how far WP8 has come. Remember they are the newest kid on the block with 100,000+ apps, you better watch out. Apple I am looking at you!
3. andro. (Posts: 1960; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
Its very much like the old Samsung 360 h1 phones again which isn't a complement unfortunately
6. Mozarrt (Posts: 295; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)
I had the M1, damn that was a crappy phone.
8. andro. (Posts: 1960; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
Ya i hear ya,unfortunately while the hardware is better the ui is the exact same,which isn't popular
11. snowgator (Posts: 3233; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Andro buddy, I respect your posts and opinions when it comes to Android, but it doesn't shock the living crap out of anyone that you are not impressed with WP 8 and it's initial introduction. Just remember: neither Rome nor Android were overnight successes. You may yet be paying bills off the commissions you receive from Microsoft's OS once it is integrated into all platforms and starts selling better....
4. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5620; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
now this is how you upgrade. i'd definitely consider more Windows 8 in my future.
12. snowgator (Posts: 3233; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Boy, how I wish MS would let those multicore beauties from Samsung that drive the Galaxy Series take their WP 8 devices for a spin. Exynos on the Focus series??? I am giggling....
32. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5620; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
yeah, that would be ridiculous. at this point they need to pull an Apple and focus nearly entirely on the GPU. let's get Halo and Gears on WP8! ;D
33. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 803; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
Hey Kurogiii, since they'd be using Qualcomm chips if I'm not mistaken. Any idea if Adreno 3XX would be able to handle the graphics from those bad ass games?
5. Mozarrt (Posts: 295; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)
The fact my phone gets outdated tickles me the most.
9. kamen (Posts: 85; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)
Funny to see that of 155 people no one cares of voice management.
36. Femto (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)
I looking to forward to seeing how the this platform compares to Siri's and google's offerings. Count me in. Love the voice to text apps WHEN they work. For now, I'd say straight-up google voice actions (not to be confused with s voice) is the most reliable, then Siri (who has enhanced capabilities), then s voice, and finally the voice software on current wp7.5 is just too slow and inaccurate. good ole Vlingo is decent in a pinch, too. I'm high on ambien. Thanks.
10. Allen3697 (Posts: 86; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)
A mix between options 1 and 3. I would consider getting a WP 8 handset now.
14. jove39 (Posts: 1302; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
None of those mentioned features are new to Android user (except shared kernel)...so If I am going to try WP8...then its just for windows experience not features it has :)
19. good2great (Posts: 1039; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
this comment is pretty damn real...lol
to be honest... in my opinion as well...
i believe "android" was the alternative to "windows mobile 6.x" horrible fall... now that windows seems to have got it together... we'll be back! lol
15. akita256 (Posts: 80; Member since: 26 Jan 2012)
The only other thing they should do is add a replaceable battery.
20. mas11 (Posts: 1030; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
I think WP8 will allow Microsoft's mobile OS to finally be on par with Android and iOS
28. bayusuputra (Posts: 941; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)
yes, it will be on par with android, but iOS? nope.. there's no way iOS can come close to this.. granted iOS will still be on top 3 for the sake of followers, but if you are looking at innovations and advancements of the OSes themselves, iOS can be grouped with BB OS, and Android, WP8, MeeGo, Symbian still coming out higher, with the first two at the top..
38. mas11 (Posts: 1030; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
BTW I'm not saying that WP 7.5 bad it just seemed to be missing something. WP8 has that something and should become a strong competitor in the smartphone market. I really think this OS has the potential to gain at least 20% market share. Since I have a PC and an Xbox 360 I'll definitely look at the WP 8 devices when I'm eligible for an upgrade.
21. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
Apple, THIS is how you upgrade an OS. None of that pussy iOS 6 bulls**t.
22. mas11 (Posts: 1030; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
I completely agree WP8 is a huge upgrade. I like how they changed around the UI a bit, but they were able to keep the Metro theme. Apple didn't change the UI at all. Seriously, how is a grid of apps a good idea for home screen?
29. bayusuputra (Posts: 941; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)
dude, in iOS, there is no home screen.. it's just a glorified app drawer.. :)
WP8 has already surpasses iOS 6 in many ways.. It is the next big OS after android..
simply put: iOS is a toy, WP8 is for serious time (biz, with a little bit of play time), and android is for you to go NUTS over customisations and tweaks..
34. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 803; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
There was an upgrade from iOS5 to iOS6?
23. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
Actually I welcome all these new features. I'd vote all of them.
24. zackh121556 (Posts: 100; Member since: 01 Feb 2012)
Give them something Android does not already have and maybe I will vote lol
25. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
I think with wp8 we aren't there yet but a big 3 is starting to appear in the phone landscape. Android, ios, and wp8. LET THE FUN BEGIN!!!!
26. md227a (Posts: 126; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)
I might use one of my two upgrades this fall for a wp8 device , sad that my Titan that's not even a year old will be a legacy device
30. emitchell4luv (Posts: 7; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)
well i'll kudo to nokia, and they should try and add great spec to these new develop. In d case of samsung and android, i remembered something lyk dis wen samsung avail their D500 1st smart phone, and nokia 6600 or so, it same case play but in different magnitude, hence nokia will still impote their young OS with tym
31. maverick786us (Posts: 126; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)
Will it only have support for Dual core or multi-cores? Now a days all smartphones have moved into Quad core. Will WP8 have smart dialing?
39. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
"Best in class IE10 browser"
..... oh microsoft....
40. SmartPhoneStream (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)
I think all these features are great but If I had to pick one it would be the shared Kernel because WP7 ran great without Dual Core processors and one of the main problems with WP7 was there lack of apps with this they should be able to catch up to iOS and Android much quicker then if WP8 and Windows 8 didn't share the same Kernel