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  1. Store apps & attachments on external storage and improve/provide micro SD support

    Allow users to store apps & files (mail attachments, internet explorer downloaded files, etc.) on external storage such as microSD.

    69,740 votes
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      1574 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        441 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thanks for your notifications suggestion. Always great to see such great feedback and suggestions. While we can’t promise to ship every suggestion that gets submitted, we will be sure that our product development team receives your feedback. What’s another great idea? Keep those votes coming!

      • 21,805 votes
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          644 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Third party alarm app enhancements (custom sound & snooze time)

          In Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango), Microsoft gives developers the ability to create reliable alarms (Microsoft.Phone.Scheduler.Alarm) that always work regardless whether the app is active or not.

          However, there are a couple of major drawbacks.

          First, you can’t select stock ringtones or songs from your own music library for this alarm sound.

          Second, you can't change the duration of the snooze time.

          Sadly these problems remain in Windows Phone 8 (Apollo).

          Can we please have these fixed in the next phone update?

          14,577 votes
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            1132 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Windows Phone's background can be replaced with a picture

            If used only black and white, can now be replaced with an image at will. Can be arranged in a way to settings > theme > change background > choose a picture

            Example :

            https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/977583_275021132643751_1358369890_o.jpg?dl=1

            13,386 votes
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              248 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Bengali/Bangla Language Support

              Bangla despite of being sixth most spoken & native language of 250 million isn't supported by windows phone. We want full Bangla support on WP.

              9,240 votes
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                1723 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Pashto language support on Windows Phone

                Since Windows has Pashto language support it would be great if Windows Phone also had support for Pashto. There are more than 60 million people in the world speaking Pashto. Mainly in Afghanistan and in Pakistan.

                8,523 votes
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                  1443 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  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 →
                  • Don't lose the Back Button in Windows Phone 8.1

                    I get that some people don't get how to use the Back Button. Don't disable it though. It'll look awkward for those of us who have older models to have a non functioning button. Make it an option to disable it in the settings ! Please don't make it a mandatory feature!

                    6,161 votes
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                      246 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Manage "Other storage" on internal storage, install apps and save files on SD cards

                      - Please let us manage the 'other storage' category on the internal storage - view it, move, and delete files. I've got an 820 with 8gb internal storage.... The "other storage" is filling up at an alarming rate.
                      - Please allow users to install apps and save files to external SD cards.

                      5,261 votes
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                        174 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • New Thai Font Please

                        I'm agent of Thai wp User .Nokia lumia can make Thai user satisfy. Example Nokia lumia 520 Is The best seller In Thailand and In the world. But We want to improve experience with new font because Tahoma Font is not cool for us and in Thai We avoid to use it (It is not formal) .Therefore We want to have New Font . Please please

                        From All Thailand user

                        link Font
                        http://www.sadung.com/?p=3552

                        4,629 votes
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                          143 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Support Swype for alternate keyboard entry

                          I'd like the keyboard to support the SWYPE input model.

                          3,380 votes
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                            167 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • NFC tagg system changes

                            Add NFC options to change many settings at once when you tap nfc tags. E.x. At office nfc tag (data off, wi-fi on, volume 5, brightness high...), at bedroom tag (data off,wi-fi on, vibration, brightness low,...)..

                            3,298 votes
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                              112 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • webOS style notification light

                              A few weeks ago I tweeted about the idea of a webOS style notification light for Windows Phone, I received a few tweets back from my followers saying that they like the idea, so I figured I would write up this post explaining the idea.

                              Inspiration

                              Everyone has been talking about the idea of Windows Phone having a notification centre, some like the idea, some hate it, I'm not here to voice my opinions on that, but if it does happen, then people will likely want a notification light to go with it. A standard red/green/blue/etc circle of light at…

                              2,786 votes
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                                41 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Alarm can wake phone up from being switched off

                                If the phone is switched off, the alarm will still sound. Why its not already possible I have no idea.

                                2,565 votes
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                                  104 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Georgian (ka-ge) language and keyboard support

                                  There is nothing special to be done technically, Windows Phone has already support UNICODE character set, please add missing font to OS

                                  2,270 votes
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                                    164 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 →
                                    • 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 →
                                      • Tamil Language support

                                        Please support tamil and additional south indian languages (Telgu/Malayalam/Hindi etc) support on WP7

                                        1,491 votes
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                                          299 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Windows Phone 8.1 / 9.0 Concept UI

                                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRVC4BKWaP8

                                          I have seen many concepts like this, but this one is the best I have ever seen. It's really beautiful.
                                          This concept was designed by Christian Del Rosario.

                                          These are the features in the concept UI:

                                          Flexible OS - this concept introduces a flexible OS, wherein it fashions itself according to hardware present. For example, if the OS detects a dual core processor, it will prevent itself from operating more than 10 apps simultaneously in the background. If the OS detect a screen resolution of less than 720p, it will show maximum of 4 columns in the startscreen and…

                                          1,406 votes
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