Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL were one of the best devices Microsoft ever built, sadly they were also the last phone. I had used it for many builds, and it stood well except for the app gap issue that had always haunted Windows Phone since launch. It is a surprise to know that both the devices were expected to get some really useful gestures but never made it to the device. Two Microsoft enthusiasts, @tfwboredom, and @gus33000 show us what Windows Mobile users missed big time. Below is the list of gestures:
Wake up the Phone
- When I double tap on the screen.
Screen and Keyboard:
- Keep the screen on when I am holding the phone.
- Lock the screen orientation until I change how I am holding the phone.
- Change the keyboard position when I double tap on the side of the phone.
- Adapt the keyboard position to how I hold the phone.
- Answer the incoming calls when I raise the phone to my ear.
- End the call when I place the phone face down on s surface.
- End the call when I put the phone in my pocket.
- Turn speaker mode on when I place the phone face up, and turn it off when I raise the phone back to my ear.
- Turn on speaker mode when I answer a call while the phone isn’t in my hand.
Ringtone and Alerts:
- Silence the incoming call when I place the phone face down on any surface.
- Silence the incoming call when I take the phone in my hand.
- Silence Alarms and reminders when I place the phone face down on any surface.
- Silence Alarms and reminders when I take the phone in my hand.
If you read them carefully, everyone would have loved these feature on their 950 and 950 XL. They have practical use cases, and nobody had to depend on third-party apps to get all these.
Interesting to note that some of the features are actually available with the device right now, some feature where there on previous devices, but they never made it as a pack to the Windows 10 Mobile and on these devices.