I’ve been using Windows Phone 8 for a while now. Here are a few of my favorite features that didn’t get announced yesterday.
By swiping left will cause Bing to show “Local Events”, “Local Deals”, “In Theaters”, “Top Videos” & “Top Headlines”.
Windows Phone 8 will automatically backup photos, text messages and settings to SkyDrive.
SEND VOICE AND CONTACTS VIA TEXT MESSAGE
Windows Phone can now send and receive voice and contact attachments via text message.
LOCK SCREEN NOTIFICATIONS AND WALLPAPER
Windows Phone 8 now allows app developers to access the lock screen (notifications and wallpaper). Here is an example of an email and text message shown on the lock screen with Bing set as the lock screen wallpaper. Bing will automatically refresh the wallpaper as Bing.com changes
WINDOWS PHONE STORE SUPPORTS CATEGORIES e.g. NEW AND RISING, NEW RELEASE, ETC.
Windows Phone Store now supports categories such as NEW + RISING, PICKS FOR YOU and more.
STORE SUPPORTS APP SUGGESTIONS/RECOMMENDATIONS VIA FACEBOOK
Windows Phone Store will recommend apps based upon your Facebook data.
TAP + SEND e.g. BUMPING PHONE TOGETHER TO TRANSFER PICTURES, CONTACTS, ETC.
Windows Phone 8 allows users to bump their phones together to transfer contacts, pictures, websites and more.
WINDOWS PHONE 8 WALLET
The Windows Phone 8 integrated Wallet app supports coupons, credit cards, memberships and more.
INTEGRATED SPEECH RECOGNITION NOW SUPPORTS ONENOTE
Windows Phone 8 not only allows users to send text messages via voice but now users can dictate to OneNote with a touch of a button.
COMPANY APP SUPPORT
Windows Phone 8 now supports Company Apps
AUTO UPLOAD APPS
Windows Phone 8 now has an auto upload feature. Users can approve apps to auto upload their data.
UPLOAD FULL RESOLUTION PHOTOS TO SKYDRIVE
Windows Phone 8 now provides an option to have full resolution photos automatically uploaded to SkyDrive
MICROSOFT ACCOUNTS NOT WINDOWS LIVE
Windows Phone 8 has a new start up process and now uses the term Microsoft Accounts instead of Windows Live