Windows Phone 8 to get a notification center with GDR3 update?
0. phoneArena 23 Aug 2013, 03:13 posted on
While we do know that Microsoft wants to add a notification center to its Windows Phone OS, there isn't much clarity as to when that might happen. The arrival of the said feature, however, might be closer than we think. According to rumors, the GDR3 software update for Windows Phone 8 is now being tested at Nokia India. A "Notification screen" of some kind is part of that software build, if the claims of a supposed insider are to be trusted...
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1. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
This would be very good!!! i really miss a notification centre on WP!
WP are slowly but surely bringing the feautres they so sourly need! And its good to see MS finally stop lazing around!
3. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1150; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
Yeah, The software giant Microsoft is kinda slow in WP development, Compared to Nokia who's giving everything they got on software and hardware department.
4. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
Yeh however that may be down to the fact that Nokia need WP to be a success more than MS as they are the ones with a long hill to climb so to speak!
35. sgodsell (Posts: 2591; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
Well they could always put android on there smart phones. Yes I know Elop said no android, but it wouldn't hurt to see a couple of android Nokia handsets.
9. timukh (Posts: 286; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
actually MS is not that lazy. They build software in a different approach, unlike google. They build software in a way so that it will run smoothly even on low ram devices! WP 7.5/7.8 even ran on 256mb ram! And that too with no lag! 256mb ram for any android device will be greeted with laughter. I use Xperia E and its really frustrating when i am about to do an imp call or msg and the phone lags!! So MS is actually not lazy, they are building the software with such precision so that it works in all devices equally with least battery drain! So it takes a little time for every feature to get build.
23. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)
I used a Lumia 920 once and it was not smooth, it had scroll lag and the UI was also slow compared to an android flagship. The "lag" people think android has is because google wants you to watch pretty transitions if you go into developer options and set animations to .5 scale all the ui "lag" is gone.
25. UdhaiyaPrasanth (Posts: 76; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)
Lumia 920 lags? That's the funniest thing I've ever heard.
28. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
my HTC 8s does....infact it throughs up error msgs a lot as well....
29. tigermcm (Posts: 834; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)
lets be honest what support is HTC showing WP lately??? last I heard of the 8s was when it first debut
36. sgodsell (Posts: 2591; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
Also don't forget how much money Microsoft was kicking Nokia's way. Like 250 million per quarter. Not to mention Nokia now sells close to 86% of all WP handsets. So basically Nokia is the WP one man show right now.
32. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
ol my lumia800 still dont lag SINGLE CORE
31. shadez10 (Posts: 410; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
i dont believe you, cuz my 520 doesnt even lag...
2. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1150; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
i hope it wont be like the one on iOS and android, a pull down notification centre.
Personally i prefer it to be on the left side of star screen.
i know some may argue that start screen itself is the notification center but as a WP user i prefer a unified notification center,its a must have feature in my wish list.
18. Credo (Posts: 721; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)
You know how we want it !! Yes pkease from the left, i don't want Microsoft to copy iOS and Android's way of notifications, from the left would be another unique and + feature from Windows Phone!
26. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1781; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
On the concept it was actually from right to left.
27. akki20892 (Posts: 3812; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
i knew this, that notification is coming in GDR3 and more features is coming in GDR3......!!!
5. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
It's not a huge issue for me, but adding a unified notification display will be a good thing. WP8 OS is clearly set to evolve into something more robust and mature...
7. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
"clearly set" i think you mean has to!!! WP needs to evolve like every other OS and i just hope MS have learnt there lesson from WP7!!
8. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1150; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
But it's still a con.
Good to hear they are adding one.
24. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)
How many YEARS has android had a notification center (with way more funcitonality than this anyway)
6. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3613; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Notification center would be really great and from the left side would be good to see. Bring it on MS. Lets see it comes with Bandit or will come in 2014 with WBlue. Learning to be mature as a OS which is good.
20. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3613; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Calm down, may be they just listen you and make it on left indeed.
10. gd761 (Posts: 119; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)
The LIVE TILES and the NOTIFICATION CENTER are both Good things to have on Windows Phone.
What should be built into the Notification Center is to Choose what Notifications the USER WANTS!
The live Tiles take up More Room than just what you see without having to scroll through them all, so having the ability to have the Notifications that Matter Most to the Individual User would be the BEST thing that Microsoft Should Do for the Users.
11. gazmatic (Posts: 716; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
the only noteworthy feature missing from wp is usb on the go
all the others are lighting in a bottle
pretty cool to have but...
12. cameogt (Posts: 88; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)
i'm curious to see how they will implement the notification center. will they be using the pull-down just like iOS and Android? or will they be using the left part of the start screen or they will incorporate it in the Me tile.
16. Credo (Posts: 721; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)
Please at the left of the startscreen !!!! We don't need another copycat !!
13. hororohoro (Posts: 4; Member since: 23 Aug 2013)
Where's the file manager ??? MS and bug fix the duplicate file???
19. Credo (Posts: 721; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)
I thought GDR2 fixed the duplicate issue? Correct me if i'm wrong :)
14. clevername (Posts: 1435; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
It should be an evolution of the Me tile. After all, when you swipe to the left in Me, you get notifications. Makes sense to expand upon this. It'll be cleaner too.
15. Credo (Posts: 721; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)
Please Microsoft make the Nofitication Centre at the left of the start screen, then you have again something very unique !!!
21. shnibz (Posts: 210; Member since: 18 Sep 2011)
I just wish I could figure out how to get Facebook notifications on L928
30. bwhiting (Posts: 187; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)
If Windows Phone had a notification center then I wouldn't mind it. Live tiles work but I mean I barely get much notifications at times on certain apps that don't show on my live tiles like feeders, tasks apps, and so forth.
33. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)
If I take every grain of salt PA tells me to, I would retain a lot of liquid ;)
34. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1367; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
I read the Notification center would be in the big Windows blue update that will probably come early next year however if they have it working well right now it is possible Microsoft will add it
in the GDR3 update which is mostly a big Hardware update that allows Windows 8 smartphones OEM's to finally use quad core CPU's, 1080P screens, big 5 to 6 inch screens and other hardware goodies to make Windows 8 smart phones technology wise up to date with all other smart phones