Nokia Lumia and other Windows Phone devices get notifications that appear on top, but if you miss them, they’re gone. There’s no way to see a list of all previous notifications. It can be argued that live tiles on the home screen *is* the notification center, but I think there’s room for improvement. I hope Windows Phone 8 brings an improved notification experience on the Nokia Lumia 920 and 820.
Android 4.1 notifications
With Android, users swipe down to access the notification tray. The latest version, 4.1 Jelly Bean, goes even further by giving users an even deeper look. Android users with 4.1 now have the ability to act directly from the notifications shade like replying to emails or calling missed calls.
With iOS, you can access the notification center by swiping down from the menu bar at the top of your screen. Past notifications are grouped by app which can be sorted by time or manually.
Verge user jrtorrents posted this concept for Windows Phone which I thought was cool.
Notification Center Concept
I was hoping to learn more about Windows Phone 8 notifications during a recent Q&A session with Nokia Lumia product managers, but my question was answered with, “What would you like to see?” I think we’ll know soon enough when Microsoft officially reveals all the new features on Windows Phone 8.
Do you want a central notification center on the upcoming Nokia Lumia devices or are the live tiles in the home screen enough for you? Let us know in the comments below.