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  1. 9 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • More colours for home screen

      seen the same old colors for home screen tiles, add a color selector for more variety of colors?

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        0 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Windows Phone 8 does not handle the video files similar to image files. Make file handling uniform across all supported file types.

        First of all would like to thank Microsoft team for listening to the users and fixing some major issues like file duplicating (the ghost has not appeared after the update ... fingers crossed) and missing radio feature in the Amber update.

        Windows Phone 8 does not handle the video files similar to image files. Following things can be achieved before the next update release for WP 8.0 :

        1. allow video files that can be played by the device to be downloaded (from applications such as WhatsApp, or any other website) and saved to a separate folder/label under Music+Videos just…

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          0 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Why not have supercell game on windows phone 8.1?

          The game from Supercell are key apps for me, please add them on Windows phone, if without having these app, I will give up the existing windows phone 8.1.

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            1 comment  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • ESPN Fantasy Baseball app

            I noticed on my ESPN Fantasy Baseball league that for the past 2 years apps for android and iOS have been available, but not WinPhone 7. During the baseball season I would use this app daily. Would really love to see its inclusion.

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              1 comment  ·  Marketplace  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • USB-Thetering

              Windows Phone needs the possibility to share it's internet connection over USB. It saves energy compared to a wifi hotspot and qcan't be seen by everybody..

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                0 comments  ·  Connectivity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • lumia 1520 to run windows8/8.1 RT!

                Since lumia 1520 packs a powerful hardware, and can be considered a semi-tablet, i would suggest the 1520 OS tu run windows8.1 RT (or full OS if possible) instead of windowsphone8. Or maybe make them bootable on both OS.. This feature can really enforce the term "Phablet"! instead of the term is just used to describe bigger phones than normal.. I use the phablet for about a month now, and its amaaazing. but if the OS is upgraded to windowsRT or full OS, then i could even say u guys just produced the best phone in the world! LOL!

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                  0 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • After failing to download! Carry on! Do not restart

                  Unfortunately, Windows Phone at fault for the download starts downloading again from zero!!! :(
                  While the downloading from the Android or ios bug continues...

                  It is very bad and difficult to update firmware update will receive 94% of them (more than 400 MB), and because of disconnections WiFi or internet , we had to start updated again from 10% or less!!!
                  its so bad

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                    0 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • MDM: Require pin-code to confirm manual unenrollment

                    Users must have the ability to unenroll their phone which I can be done via an MDM user portal but this should also be possible directly on the device. However, it is too easy to unenroll now. To unenroll from an MDM (Workplace), the user must be forced to put their pincode before allowing the unenrollment to complete. This is required for both security and to avoid unintentional unenrollment. This same common sense check is done on iOS and Android already.

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                      0 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Improve Notifications and remove background restrictions

                      Notifications on Windows Phone are terrible. The don't always arrive on time and even when they do, sometimes they can be missed. Also, when you have a notification on a live tile and you open the app, you should be taken directly to notification instead of having to look for the notification in the app.

                      There needs to be better support for third party apps. Because Windows Phone currently lacks some major apps (like Instagram and Snapchat) we have to use third party alternatives, which are forced to update once every 30 minutes. Remove this restriction please.

                      Facebook notifications are…

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                        0 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • voice recognition while the phone ring

                        When the Phone ring, could be nice if voice recognition start to listen. So, if you are making the shower, or if you are in the bed and the Phone is near but not enough, or if you are cooking and your hands are dirty you can say "answer" or "who is calling? [...] answer" or "ignore".
                        If you decide to answer, the call start whith speaker.
                        Obviously all of it can be enabled from an option in settings.

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                          0 comments  ·  Making and Receiving Calls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • i need whatsapp back for my Nokia Lumia 520 immediately!

                          Make whatsapp available in the windows store immediately!

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                            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Bluestack Sandbox for Android Apps

                            Microsoft should allow bluestacks to arrive on windows phone just as it did on a tablet pc, this way we can emulate android apps

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                            • Add search functionality to location field for new appointments.

                              Add a search function to the location field in the calendar so when you create an appointment, you can look up and select the location from Bing search. It should also include the addresses of the meeting invitees in the search results.

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                                0 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Independent volume control for music, ringtone, alarm

                                It is very useful to have independent control of volume for the ringer, music and alarm. Currently, the volume control is common i.e. if reduce the volume down to zero while listening to music, the ringer volume too is reduced to zero.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 9 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Email  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Fix Email Server Search on Gmail/Google Apps

                                    When I attempt to search for email on the server for both my Gmail account and my Google Apps account, my WP7 gives an error

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                                    • Default Video Player Should Have Video Stretch Option (I Am Not Talking About Zoom Option) With MKV Support!!!

                                      Videos Should Stretch To Full Screen From Video Player,Not Zoom As Its Already Available & Also Add Video Player MKV File Support!!!

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                                        0 comments  ·  Music + Videos  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • The phone is your pc

                                        This idea isn't really new and it is not mine. I read about it at Ubuntu's site and I think it is a great idea. As they say: "In every dual-core phone, there’s a PC trying to get out."

                                        Basically, the idea is: if you dock your phone, you get a desktop system. You don't need to have a pc and a phone because your phone is your pc.

                                        See: http://www.ubuntu.com/phone/ubuntu-for-android

                                        Think about possibilities:
                                        1. Employees do not have to turn on a computer, only dock their phones and start working;
                                        2. No need to waste time syncing pc and…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Secured Kids Corner and Add Detailed Call Log including: Call Duration, Calls Time etc.

                                          If I don't share Photos, but camera in Kids Corner, I could see previously clicked photos by swiping left in the camera screen.
                                          Also, Detailed Call log.

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