Microsoft asks you to suggest Windows Phone 7.8 features

Microsoft asks you to suggest Windows Phone 7.8 features
It wasn't completely a surprise, but it was a bit disappointing when Microsoft announced that Windows Phone 8 wouldn't be coming to existing hardware, and that it would have Windows Phone 7.8 as the compromise for current smartphones. Now, it seems that Microsoft wants to try to bridge the gap, and has reached out to users for ideas on what features should be brought back to WP7.8. 

As is Windows Phone 7.8 is known to have the new start screen, and is expected to have some camera improvements, and maybe a couple other small improvements. But, in a new forum post, Microsoft has asked users to post "specifically what features you would like to see on 7.8 and vote individually for the one that you want most." 

The original post has suggestions to add "screenshots, Internet Explorer 10, new dictation, over-the-air updates, new languages, Office 2013, Skype VoIP and datasmart" to Windows Phone 7.8, and as of this writing, the thread had received almost 54,000 votes. There are also suggestions to add more languages, SMS backup, transferring files via Bluetooth, and of course, OTA updates. 

If you want to get in your suggestions and vote on features, just head to the source.

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52 Comments

1. dangchitrung

Posts: 89; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

I want iSmash game and Androidscam please

46. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Must be able to intall Android OS because WP7.8 can't be upgrade to WP8. I has very bad experience with WP6.5 couldn't be upgrade to WP7, now I have Galaxy S3 is the smoothest phone ever. No more WP in my life.

52. indigo87

Posts: 40; Member since: Dec 09, 2011

Are you kidding me or are you a retard ? there is a problem with your complaint so your arguement is invalid, let me point something out to you are mad cause you can not upgrade window mobile 6.5 to window phone 7 two different platforms. There is one windows mobile 6.5 device that i know of that can be rom flashed to have windows phone 7 on it and that is the HTC HD2.

2. TheDude13

Posts: 12; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

i hope they add Arabic language support

27. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

They already have that with the Tango update a long time back.

30. AhmadAlsayegh

Posts: 326; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

nope, they haven't. I am running 7.10.8773.98, and arabic is not there...the only way to get arabic is through native keyboard V2 (check out xda), but you have to "introp unlock" you phone first. still though you won't have the full arabic support, for example in SMS typing

34. TheDude13

Posts: 12; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

i mean officially by Microsoft not alternative by independent developer

3. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

A much welcome step from MS.... Will get them nice PR

44. rsxl5

Posts: 65; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Only if they listen to suggestions :)

4. Jasonhunterx

Posts: 111; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

Ability to install Jellybean

5. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

dream on.

8. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Hoping they'll add a "shut your hole" feature.

23. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

if android is the greatest phone OS why would you need to be able to load JB on WP8? You fandroids are ridiculous, stick with your android and leave wp8 alone

31. rainyday

Posts: 44; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

so funny! +1

38. tarozeero

Posts: 16; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

Why would one install crap like jellybean on an awesome OS?

39. JoeBelfiore

Posts: 79; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

obviousl;y no

45. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

what for?

6. tunisien14

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

nice step, but 10 votes only !!!

7. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

I suggested these: If anyone wants more let me know. 1. Option to keep WiFi alive when in stand-by mode. 2. Screen rotation lock 3. Screenshot 4. Skype integration 5. Bluetooth file transfer 6. Windows Phone 8 IE 7. Black and white accent colors 8. Option to set different colors to each single tile 9. Remote desktop client 10. VPN support 11. Farsi language support (Which I think is coming) 12. Add GIFT CARD option for purchasing from Marketplace like iTunes/Play Store gift cards. 13. Show battery percentage at the top. 14. Differentiate system volume and ringer volume. 15. Start button as notification LED. 16. Close apps/games through Multitask screen. 17. Save camera settings upon exit. 18. Picture password (Like the one in Windows 8) and/or Face unlock. 19. Full Windows phone 8-like backup + Games data backup (So that after hard resetting you don't need to replay the game) 20. Data sense app

9. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

I forgot OTA updates. 21. OTA updates

12. Arix01

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

hey dude i'm 100% agree with number 11

14. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

1, 2 and 3 is enough for me

15. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

So buy an Android and you have it :)

18. JoeBelfiore

Posts: 79; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

have more lags, crashes and malware rather.

25. Savage unregistered

Keep posting such baseless comments here and you'll be limited soon.

37. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

The entire AV industry evolved and revolved around M$ windows. Rebooting phone once a day it's good for eveyrthing ... I have seen firefox crash on windows desktop. Who do i blame? M$ or Firefox? Same applies on any OS :)

24. Savage unregistered

Dude, this is a Windows article. If people like using Windows, why do you have a problem with that? Granted, android is the most feature-rich OS there is, but why is it necessary for everyone to use it?

28. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

i dont want android.... ugly interface

32. JoeBelfiore

Posts: 79; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Agree

21. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

All I want is Flash integration!!!!!

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