About a week ago, we asked you a simple question: out of all the leaked features from the Windows Phone 8 SDK, which ones are you most excited about?
We received an overwhelming response from our community, including a lot of folks from the Windows Phone subreddit, with 749 total votes as of this writing. Granted, we let people choose up to three features to vote on but still this was easily our biggest poll yet.
As seen in the scrumptious pie chart above, the five most anticipated features as decided by you, our readers, were the following:
- 130 votes - Cloud Backup features (Apps, Texts, Settings, etc.)
- 121 votes - Lock Screen Notifications (for third-party apps)
- 75 votes - Screenshots
- 73 votes - Nokia Maps with 3D imaging
- 70 votes - Peer-to-Peer Bluetooth file sharing
It's no surprise that a lot of the most popular features were ones missing from the platform for so long. The comprehensive new cloud backup features really struck a cord with readers who want to make sure they can move to a new or reset phone more conveniently than the headache it is now. Meanwhile the promise of any improvement to notifications was sure to get people excited, and as such Lock Screen Notifications rocketed to the second position. Native screenshots is one that's been requested for a long time now, but we never thought it would be such an in-demand feature. Finally, improvements to Nokia Maps is already something every Windows Phone user looks forward to while Bluetooth file sharing should finally satisfy the Windows Mobile and Symbian cynics.
Thanks for making this poll such a smash success, beloved WPD readers!