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Microsoft considered notifications in Windows Phone 8 but "ran out of time"


News by Andrew Kameka on Friday November 02, 2012.

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At its Build developer conference in Redmond, Wash., Microsoft admitted that it considered including a dedicated notification center in Windows Phone 8 but abandoned the efforts because of time constraints. The Verge reports that Microsoft's Thomas Fennel said, "It's very, very important to me... we get tons of feedback from developers that they want something like that as well. I promise we're thinking very, very hard on that one."

Microsoft currently relies on Live Tiles and lock screen notifications to alert users about changes or updates from apps, but Windows Phone 8 lacks a central location that displays all notifications. Google's Android and Apple's iOS both have such a notification feature, which provides a log of all text messages, missed calls, and app notifications in a dedicated area, something Microsoft may implement in the future.

source: The Verge

 
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