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Windows Phone 8 lockscreen gets 3rd party notifications

0. phoneArena 17 Sep 2012, 11:57 posted on

Windows Phone 8 has been released to manufacturers and should be released to the public in the next couple months, and so the steady stream of little tweaks and features that we didn't know about are starting to come through. The latest is the addition of social networking notifications on the lockscreen...

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posted on 17 Sep 2012, 12:04 10

1. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


Seems legit.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 12:21 5

5. nicholassss (Posts: 351; Member since: 10 May 2012)


A no nonsense answer.

+1 for not misleading us.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 12:08 2

2. -box- (Posts: 3823; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


That's neat. It already displays messages from some apps (i.e. one of my games will let me know when it's my turn on the lock screen), but this seems to offer more functionality.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 13:09 1

17. -box- (Posts: 3823; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


^By "it" I mean Windows Phone 7, as experienced on my Lumia 900

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 12:15 3

3. Nahomjms (Posts: 4; Member since: 17 Sep 2012)


Cool! Now that's some good news for Nokia fans!

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 12:44

11. savezo007 (Posts: 41; Member since: 12 Aug 2012)


i like gaming and facebooking on my phone and i am looking a at buying the Nokia lumia 920 or galaxy note 2 or galaxy s3 or Iphone 5

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 13:07 3

16. koolkat-uk (Posts: 10; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


for gaming and facebook the 920 is the best. Windows Phone 8 has a shared core with Windows 8 meaning you will get DirectX support so the graphics will be outstanding. Facebook, twitter linkedin is integrated fully in the OS so your basically getting the best phone for social networking.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 13:21 2

18. savezo007 (Posts: 41; Member since: 12 Aug 2012)


but do windows market have lots of cool games?

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 19:57

21. drman7 (Posts: 2; Member since: 17 Sep 2012)


You can't be serious. Let me give you a hint...X

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 01:15

24. savezo007 (Posts: 41; Member since: 12 Aug 2012)


how do u pay for the games?

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 12:48 1

12. savezo007 (Posts: 41; Member since: 12 Aug 2012)


oh oh wait can someone tell me if u can facebook chat on a windows phone?

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 13:02 3

14. koolkat-uk (Posts: 10; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Yes it's integrated in the messaging hub

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 13:06 1

15. jbitounis (Posts: 54; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


Notifications of 3d party and native apps have long been available on the *stand-by* screen of Symbian and, more recently, Meego (I don't know about iOS and BB cause I've only used them scarcely). Now that Microsoft introduced notifications on the *lock-screen* people rejoiced. It's definitely a nice addition, although you still need to grab the phone and press the unlock button to turn on the screen. My main gripe is that acclaimed journalists from respected sites such as this don't inform their readers about what has already been available on other platforms in the context of good journalism. Only this way could be created pressure on big companies like Microsoft to make their products even better.
Peace.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 13:27 1

19. chocolatebear76 (Posts: 121; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


but notifications on the lockscreen are something new for the social networks. Apparently, Windows Phone 8 also has a new API which will allow other 3rd party apps to display notifications on the lockscreen, with room for up to 5 different app notifications.
Wait a minute! I thought Nokia N9 Meego flagship had this feature on board?

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 13:34

20. jbitounis (Posts: 54; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


Actually, Nokia N9 offers notifications of 3rd party and native apps on both the stand-by and lock screens. You only have to take a glance at the phone to check for emails, fb, tweets, battery, weather, messages, calls etc etc. You don't even need to unlock it. Why isn't this available on other OSs? It's so insanely useful!

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 20:00

22. drman7 (Posts: 2; Member since: 17 Sep 2012)


What MSFT will do is integrate Xbox720 with Windows 8. It will be like the WiiU, fully integrating with your console, TV and cellphone or tablet running Win8. This is where Apple will get crushed. MSFT will fuse together Console, OS, Smartdevices (phones, tablets, receivers, homt appliances, etc).

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