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  1. Vietnamese support for Cortana

    Please add Vietnamese to Cortana, Google Now already have it.

    7,277 votes
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      926 comments  ·  Speech  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add Cortana Russian language

      It would be nice if Cortana understand Russian language

      5,658 votes
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        513 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Mobile Data On/Off Option to Quick Settings!

        According to the WP8.1 Beta SDK leaks, It seems there is no Mobile Data on/off option in quick settings. It's really unbelievable how would Microsoft forget to add that option! It's a really huge missing for the system and the coming update. Many people need that option. It's really interesting that Microsoft limits celluar download, brings DataSense to protect their wallet but doesn't let them to control their mobile data themselves!. Please fix this situation in the final build!

        12,690 votes
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          353 comments  ·  Connectivity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Remove games from the apps list

          Remove the games from the apps list. In Wp 8 they are in Games Hub but in WP8.1 is in the apps list and make a really confusion. Please games only in Games Hub.

          5,031 votes
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            124 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Start screen background, with tiles grouping and Semantic Zoom

            Please give us this instead of skinned-tiles. People are getting sick of the black and white backgrounds.

            And please, no one gives me the "you can't see the background" excuse, YES you can, when you have grouped tiles and gaps in between (just like Windows 8).

            Mockups:

            1- Start Experience (background + tiles grouping).
            http://s13.postimg.org/gpk5hk39z/Start_mockup.jpg

            2- Semantic Zoom. (when pinching out).
            http://s29.postimg.org/6p9xucn4n/Start_mockup_2.jpg

            Please make this happen, NO SKINNED TILES!

            7,482 votes
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              209 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Keep Cortana as the Name of the Personal Assistant - and Make Sure She Understands My Language

              I think its a very good idea to keep Cortana as the official name of the personal assistant that Microsoft is working on. I have seen a lot of positive comments around gaming news sites and tech news sites. People are actually willing to buy a Windows Phone if the Personal Assistant is named Cortana. Its a great marketing strategy.

              http://n4g.com/news/1352732/microsofts-own-next-generation-version-of-apples-siri-is-called-cortana

              Just look at all the positive reaction, People are getting excited about Windows Phone just because of this!

              This will be great for Windows Phone.

              86,201 votes
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                8595 comments  ·  Speech  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Adding Iran to supported countries

                Iran is not supported by many Windows Phone 8 Feature and service, so please vote to add Iran and remove any service blocked for Iranian IP Address

                25,413 votes
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                  3181 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Cortana in Polish language. Cortana dla języka Polskiego

                  Please do Polsih Cortna faster. WindowsPhone have in Poland around 30%(!) of smartphones's market. Many peple here very wonts Cortana in Polish language. Prosimy o zrobienie Cortany dla Polski szybciej. WP ma w Polsce około 30%(!) rynku smartfonów. Wielu ludzi tutaj bardzo chce Cortany po Polsku. Please vote :). Proszę o głosy :)

                  2,503 votes
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                    71 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • please, add cortana in language indonesian. please vote

                    We help cortana in indonesian language.
                    because we people can't understand speaking English.

                    please cortana supoort in language indonesian.

                    3,836 votes
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                      386 comments  ·  Update  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Please add Background theme in Windows Phone.

                      Please add background theme on next generation Of Windows Phone update..
                      Windows Phone 8.1 update is a major update for Windows Phone OS update.
                      We known in Windows Phone 8.1 is available a Start screen Background..

                      Please add background Theme in all place in Windows Phone OS next update..

                      Like this example Background Theme..

                      https://scontent-a-kul.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1.0-0/10154288_550992691686802_8904829801216252018_n.jpg

                      https://scontent-a-kul.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1.0-0/10153750_550992735020131_7856544037476688124_n.jpg

                      https://scontent-b-kul.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1.0-0/10170770_550992801686791_3073321493318596527_n.jpg

                      Please Microsoft...

                      PLEASE VOTE ALL !!!
                      PLEASE 3 VOTE EVERYONE....!

                      2,034 votes
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                        64 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Thai Language Dictionary integrated

                        Please integrated Thai language dictionary for Thai keyboard in Windows Phone 8.x

                        Please make it like in the MS Office, it is very good.

                        Android and iOS can do this well but only Windows Phone that cannot do.

                        1,783 votes
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                          89 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Field Test Net Monitoring

                          We want a Field Test ( Net monitor ) for engineers & windows phone users with this feature:
                          - All Information & channels towers
                          - Manually selecting our favorite channels(ARFCN) towers option
                          - Manually changing 2G, 3G & 4G option
                          - & ...

                          7,049 votes
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                            76 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • We do NOT want Android apps on WP

                            Really a horrible idea just to think about putting Android apps on the UI of Windows Phone. The UI is unique, and the apps should be as well.
                            The person(s) at MS coming up with this idea should be ashamed of themselves!!

                            3,484 votes
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                              138 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 4,129 votes
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                              • Cortana in Portuguese

                                Please, it would be very kind and more efficient if Cortana had Portuguese language speak recognition. (Brazil) Thank you so much and keep up the good work!

                                1,177 votes
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                                  113 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Cortana virtual assistant worldwide release

                                  There have been some rumors going around that Cortana will be released in the US only in April when 8.1 is unveiled.

                                  Please consider releasing worldwide, rather than exclusive to the US.

                                  You have many more customers worldwide than in the US alone. Us as users would really like to be able to tinker as soon as we can, mainly because we're all geeks.

                                  There are some benefits for you as a company, as it allows for greater data collection about how users are using it, and more data = ability to create a greater product.

                                  Collecting data from US…

                                  2,268 votes
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                                    133 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 1,543 votes
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                                      218 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • call waiting message please

                                      , if i call someone who is having a call, must get a message saying "other party is on waiting .. Why windows phone missing this feature .. Please all middle east need this feature

                                      944 votes
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                                        74 comments  ·  Connectivity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Do not change Photos Hub style in Windows Phone 8.1

                                        Please do not remove the panorama style of the photos hub currently implemented on Windows Phone 8. This is one of the few things which distinguishes the Windows Phone platform from other OS's. The new pictures app in 8.1 is just a pivot app and is disappointedly lacking in design, compared to what we have currently. At least include an option to add a background picture.

                                        1,143 votes
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                                          35 comments  ·  Pictures  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 956 votes
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                                            74 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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