“Have you used this feature on competing devices?”

  Windows 10 feature feedback request

Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 for phones build 10051 to Windows Insiders on Friday, so the company is now getting ready to receive a new avalanche of suggestions and feedback from those who install this version and want certain things to be improved in the future.

Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 for phones build 10051 to Windows Insiders on Friday, so the company is now getting ready to receive a new avalanche of suggestions and feedback from those who install this version and want certain things to be improved in the future.

But the company itself is also considering some improvements and in order to make some features better, it wants to know how Windows 10 actually performs against iOS and Android in certain regards.

The screenshot you see here is a feedback request from Microsoft that was displayed to us while using the notification center. As you can see, Redmond is asking how we consider the notification center and the quick settings toggles on Windows 10 for phones when having in mind similar features on rival platforms, such as Android and iOS.

This approach is not new and obviously makes sense when taking into account that Microsoft is looking into ways to make its mobile OS better, but looking at Android and iOS might or might not be the best method to improve Windows Phone right now. But why is Microsoft comparing Windows 10 with Android and iOS?

Similar or different features?

Even though it’s looking at Android and iOS to improve Windows 10 for phones, this doesn’t mean that Microsoft plans to make its features similar to those on rival platforms.

In fact, the company could try to find a way to make its own operating system better in a way that would better address user feedback and which is not yet available on iOS and Android, so the feedback request we see here doesn’t necessarily mean that Microsoft is copying its rivals.

Windows 10 for phones is still in its early development stages right now, so every piece of feedback that Redmond receives could help them determine the best option for a specific feature, so make sure you send your opinions when asked to. This time, the notification system is actually better than the one on Android, but there’s still plenty of room for improvements.

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