Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Jul 2014 11:37 UTC
Windows

I'm lucky. My financial situation allows me to buy several phones and tablets every year to keep up with the goings-on of all the major - and some of the minor - platforms currently competing for prime real estate in your precious pockets. It also means that I am lucky from a psychological point of view - by being able to buy several devices every year, I never fall into the all-too-common trap of choice-supportive bias. I don't have to rationalise my device purchases after the fact, so I won't have to employ all sorts of mental gymnastics to solve any states of cognitive dissonance caused by hardware and software flaws - the number one cause of irrational fanboyism.

And so, I try to rotate my phone of choice around as much as possible. I enjoy jumping from Android to my N9, then onwards to Sailfish, back to Android, and then have some fun with Symbian on my E7 - and beyond. I've got a long list of platforms I want to add to the collection - one white BlackBerry Passport please - but in general, I'm pretty well-rounded.

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What should be improved next?
by avgalen on Fri 25th Jul 2014 15:30 UTC
avgalen
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2010-09-23

I got my first Windows Phone just before the Black Update and that update and 8.1 fixed and added allmost everything I can imagine. So what is actually still missing or broken after getting 8.1?

* Sane ordering in "All Settings". I have no idea why everything in "All Settings" is not searchable or sorted by alphabet or recent use. They should make it just like the app list
* More Cortana! Make it available in Here Drive, then all built in apps, then all languages
* Fingerprintscanner/TouchID (requires hardware, or a major update to "doubletap to unlock")
* Work/Private mode (including selective wipe)
* A better way of managing/sorting the pictures on the phone and OneDrive. I want some way to say "I moved/deleted these 200 pictures on my phone, now do the same online"
* Videopodcast stutter after a while of playback. Other videos are fine and audiopodcasts are also fine
* I am assuming that people still miss a "Folders" feature and some important apps

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