Windows Phone 8: what to expect
0. phoneArena 20 Jun 2012, 06:00 posted on
Okay, people, today is the big day. Windows Phone 8 is expected to be officially unveiled at the 2012 Microsoft Developer Summit. Hype is high about this new major version of Microsoft's mobile platform for it is likely to be radically different from Windows Phone 7.5 that we know today – different on the outside, and even more on the inside...
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1. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
mass storage support please and a way to sideload apps.
a less closed system than mango please.
25. PhoneLuver (Posts: 474; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)
Something we seem to be forgetting is the total cost of ownership.
How much does it cost to own an Android handset vs Apple and Microsoft.
The Microsoft apps are expensive! If the devices are as expensive as the Windows Surface then this is a still born baby!
2. mrfalure (Posts: 3; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)
I expect failure...
seeing how badly Microsoft treat their WM 6+ user
and then how badly WP 7+
the user will have a big anti reaction to any Microsoft product.
not to mention how microsoft play rough in this field
(see Nokia, Sendo)
13. snowgator (Posts: 3346; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Always makes me smile to see you post, J....
14. tigermcm (Posts: 822; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)
so i guess i must be the only one the understands that as time goes on microsoft needed to change their OS. unfortunately you will always have those that complain complain complain. if apple had a previous mobile os before iOS would you complain when they changed and left theat behind? how about android? does anyone realize windows seemed to be the first in the mobile os game here in the states??? apple and google forced microsoft to change now go cry in a corner
3. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2018; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
We want BADA OS!!!!! Please!!! Haha...jk (again) .. I'm looking forward too a W8 phone...
6. Anthony_Gonzalves (Posts: 46; Member since: 11 May 2012)
If peter knows this...he will kill ya...arrghhh...
4. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 359; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)
All i want is that my Lumia 710 gets the wp8 update :)
5. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 365; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
whatever the features it may launch.but it cant be better than Linaro android ice-cream sandwich.MS is a year behind android
10. JSern (Posts: 282; Member since: 22 May 2011)
You must be a professional marketing researcher, please tell me more.
26. indigo87 (Posts: 40; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)
lmao that one almost made me cry, your a awesome troll JSern keep up the great good sir
8. Suts_97 (Posts: 124; Member since: 05 May 2012)
I would like to know when WP8 devices will make it to the market. Im looking forward to buy a Lumia 800, so I hope it gets the software update! But is it worth it to buy a Lumia 800 now?
11. ajoshi06 (Posts: 20; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)
home screen personalization.... of some sort....ehhh!!! well at least to replace ugly tiles with icons... or slide it down or side on home screen???. microsoft, you figure its out somethings... its your job.. my job is to get excited everymonth when apple, android or microsoft announces some mundane or useless updates and pay $$$ for new gadgets that can be replaced with new ones every month
21. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
i dont understand why everyone wants other OS's to have personalization or customizations like android. if you want to change your home screen get an android phone...
it seems like its hard for us to accept a product from a company "just the way it is". i could understand hardware/software enhancements but changing tiles is just stupid...
27. indigo87 (Posts: 40; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)
I love tiles I don't know what ajoshi06 problems is.
dude try it out tiles are awesome cause doesn't ask you do you want to put a file, folder, or a widget(like some OS's), I'm sorry phone I ask you too much to pin a app to my start page see what I did there it takes me seconds to pin a app to my start page where other OS asks you are sure ? and what way do you want to pin it to your start page? minutes laters.....ok
people like ajoshi06 needs to leave my tiles alone, I don't want a clone os of another os so stop your suggections and leave it to your os please and thank you
12. snowgator (Posts: 3346; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Especially after Mondays announcement went so well and how much Microsoft emphasized compatibility across the whole ecosystem. Will wait and see. ICS is a fantastic OS, well rounded and easily the most optimized version of Android yet. Apple has shown their hand, and it is more or less a touch up and daring other mobile systems to catch them when they launch the iPhone5 (ride the horse until it's dead mentality!!). BB10 is in the wings, with RIM all in on a do or die for their core professionals and CrackBerry addicts future business.
Microsoft is not in a position of power. There are truly only a handful of us WP Geeks. They cannot afford a "preview" that doesn't answer questions or gives HUGE excitement to their community, and produces HUGE interest. WP 8 must put them in the big arena with the big players.
I am jazzed!!!
16. fongy (Posts: 41; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)
I think they need to get the basics right...
Which to me is all about giving the user choice and the ability to customise.
For example, using your own mp3 as a ringtone...
USB file transfer..
Grouping things, sorting things, organising things, all to your own INDIVIDUAL taste...
I like metro on phones it gives it a clarity and ease of use that iOS and Android lack...
But it's so underdeveloped at the moment, I wouldn't touch it with Elop's...
It needs to open up a bit more and become more flexible before people start adopting it...
They also need to reduce the cost of apps - sometimes charging 3x and over for the same app on a different system might make sense to M$, but consumers will vote with their wallets... and not pick Lumia...
17. omacmagics (Posts: 42; Member since: 27 Dec 2011)
Bluetooth file transfer, customization, added home screens, SD card, ability to set mp3 as ringtones and notifications, true multitasking...
18. sbr999 (Posts: 79; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)
They should also enable developer-made themes. If user X wants to use theme 1 made by developer Y, I don't see why a WP7 user couldn't do this. If user X wants customization, give him what he wants! Even a little bit, such as custom ringtones, custom lock screen, custom themes, custom mp3 players, etc etc
19. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 399; Member since: 07 May 2012)
a must is, usb mass storage,bluetooth file transfers & micro sd card support. Upgrading at least the 2nd gen handsets to windows phone 8(imagine you jst bought lumia 900 and no upgrade to wp8,microsoft would loose alot of customers.
after a wow experience with the surface tablet, microsoft BETTER Keep the good news coming!!!!!
28. indigo87 (Posts: 40; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)
wp 7.8 for phones that is not compatable with wp 8.0
23. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 556; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)
WP8 needs either higher capacity phones and/or sd card support.
29. indigo87 (Posts: 40; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)
wp 8.0 is going to have sd support watch the videos
24. dax0330 (Posts: 23; Member since: 01 Jun 2012)
wish wp8 could be more akin to windows RT for tablets.. how about running desktop grade programs with phone functionality right in your pocket!? should be awesome..