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Windows Phone 8 to get mass storage and screenshot support

17 July, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Windows Phone 8 to get mass storage and screenshot support  - read the full textWe are hearing reports of two often requested features on Windows Phone making their way in Windows Phone 8. The first is mass storage mode. When Microsoft announced that they were adding support for microSD cards in Windows Phone 8, it was unclear whether they would go with the popular...

 

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Finally!

The only reason I didn't get the Omnia W was the absence of mass storage, Micro SD card support. And having to use Zune to transcode videos.

Yuck.

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  • 2012-08-17 17:10
  • utkC

good

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  • 2012-08-13 23:57
  • fBhn

I have a Samsung Focus running Windows Phone 7.5 and it plays Angry Birds and all games with high frame rate and very smooth graphics. Also, never had any crashes. I don't know what kind of make of phone your using but from what I've experienced, we have three Windows Phone 7.5's and no gaming problems.

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  • 2012-07-25 07:49
  • qKd$

> In reply to DAN13L @ 2012-07-20 19:28 from kxIs - click to readI play Angry Birds with a Samsung Focus running Windows Phone 7.5 and the frame rate is fast and the game plays without ever a crash. Your phone must be defective.

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  • 2012-07-25 07:44
  • qKd$

> In reply to WIndows Fan Boy @ 2012-07-18 12:21 from bEPC - click to readYou make a good point except for the games part. I played angry birds on a WP7 and it lagged so much that it was unplayable. Worked much better on an old school android phone running 2.1. Loaded much slower but at least it was playable

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  • 2012-07-20 19:28
  • kxIs

> In reply to ayush @ 2012-07-18 22:50 from HsE6 - click to readI just bought a Lumix 800 knowing I won't be able to upgrade to the New windows 8. There is 3 main reason, First It was a cheap deal with such a Hugh screen and amazing form factors compare to the same price of other phones. Second it was a very stable and fun OS. Third Music player and Camera was excellent for a Smart phone as I mainly use it to make call, take pics and listen to music. I leave my web browsing to my ipad.

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  • 2012-07-20 11:13
  • HxcL

> In reply to ayush @ 2012-07-18 22:50 from HsE6 - click to readYou bought a WP7 phone....Riiiiiiiight.

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  • 2012-07-20 08:17
  • mc6Y

> In reply to Geekarch @ 2012-07-18 20:05 from tA$7 - click to readHahaha I agree! When you switch to Windows Phone 8, it's like time travelling... I do believe that WinPho 8 will be a huge failure...

They have a bunch of loyal WinPho users that they screwed up...

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  • 2012-07-19 08:00
  • vLxj

never gonna buy a microsoft product again . they are all about money. bought omnia 6.xx ...they came up with windows 7 and abandonedthier old customers as they dont make bucks eggs. then i bought a lumia.....again!! this time wp8 .. again abandoned....apple is the best product..having ipad 1, still not outdated in the interfacen options. bang for buck !!
going to buy iphone 5 , whatever it'll be i'll buy with my eyes closed . apple never ever disappoint thier customers. which company honestly think about thier old customers??? just apple .
it's just 2 months lumia900 was out n guess what it's outdated .
i don't care if windows give mass storage option. and screenshot support , lol lol lol. ..rofl....apple came up with this when windows phone was a child.

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  • 2012-07-18 22:50
  • HsE6

Wowww..Greattt newsssss..now i can save pictures in something called microSD and capture my own screen..heloo, excuse mee, what year is this?

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  • 2012-07-18 20:05
  • tA$7

Having used iOS 5, ICS and Windows Phone 7.5, I can safely say WP has best interface and user experience.
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/...02202,00.asp

Windows Phone 7.5 with Windows CE kernel upgrade to Windows Phone 8 with the almighty Windows NT kernel is too much, it would require full erase on the phones and the carriers won't do all the testing on it, not to mention it could brick your phones. Hopefully the XDA people could figure it out. Back to WP8 and why it will be success. It's future proofed with support processor up to 64 cores. Guaranteed at least 18 months of software updates. Developers can now create native code DirectX games and port apps between desktops, laptops, tablets and phones easily. WP8 is also made for businesses as it requires a built-in hardware security chip. Features like Bitlocker encryption and Secure Boot could help too.

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  • 2012-07-18 19:52
  • kg3x

Having used iOS 5, ICS and Windows Phone 7.5, I can safely say WP has best interface and user experience.
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/...02202,00.asp

Windows Phone 7.5 with Windows CE kernel upgrade to Windows Phone 8 with the almighty Windows NT kernel is too much, it would require full erase on the phones and the carriers won't do all the testing on it, not to mention it could brick your phones. Hopefully the XDA people could figure it out. Back to WP8 and why it will be success. It's future proofed with support processor up to 64 cores. Guaranteed at least 18 months of software updates. Developers can now create native code DirectX games and port apps between desktops, laptops, tablets and phones easily.

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  • 2012-07-18 19:42
  • kg3x

> In reply to Fongy @ 2012-07-18 14:57 from GjjS - click to readUnfortunately, SMS notifications don´t work in the same way :-(

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  • 2012-07-18 18:02
  • H5xJ

yeah, and lumia 900 is already obsolete before it was even released. 7.8 is merely a scapegoat for microsoft's fault for releasing a new smartphone that will be obsolete later on...

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  • 2012-07-18 17:40
  • vj1k

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-07-18 14:09 from nTpT - click to readDon't know about Galaxy S (exept SGS2 and SGS3).
But for X10 and Desire even 2.3 was conseder to much for these 2010 years model.

Apparently ISC/4.x is way more than those oldies can handle. Besides CPU mostly their limited RAM prohibit the ICS

Just like WP7. phones can't run WP8 but you have had your Androids with the top of the line OS for more than 2 years. WinPhone owners can be glad if their phones isn't obsolete within less than a year.

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  • 2012-07-18 15:10
  • TuhJ

> In reply to WP Tangoman @ 2012-07-18 13:17 from H5xJ - click to readReally good to know, that's one of my real issues (nothing worse than an army of iphone users with the same text notification, etc.)

Can you change text notifications to make them different to ringer tones, etc.?

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  • 2012-07-18 14:57
  • GjjS

too much wait for W8 will soon end my patience. until iphone5 will steal my interest!

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  • 2012-07-18 14:48
  • K7gT

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-07-18 12:36 from vLxj - click to readand at least MS has legitimate reason why the current pones wont receive WP8 unlike Samsung with my S1 they gave it the cold shoulder on ICS and the excuse is the hardware and if u check the GSM blog U will find S1 with JB on it, i understand it all marketing but MS gave good reason


http://www.gsmarena.com/heres_...ews-4442.php

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  • 2012-07-18 14:14
  • nTpT

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-07-18 12:36 from vLxj - click to readi have SE Xperia X10/Samsung Galaxy S/HTC Desire and im stuck with 2.3

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  • 2012-07-18 14:09
  • nTpT

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-07-18 12:36 from vLxj - click to readi was refering to the phone which will not get the upgrade, if Ur phone will receive official update then UR phone is not one of them

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  • 2012-07-18 13:59
  • nTpT

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