Notification centers on smartphones have become rather commonplace in most of today’s mobile operating systems.

Unfortunately, with Windows Phone 8 you might get amazing live tiles but there is no one collective place to go when notifications disappear in order to re-read them and react to them.

In iOS and Android, a pull-down menu services as the gathering ground for all notifications that popped up.

While live tiles make the need for a similar service less important, there have still been many Windows Phone users in the past that have called for Microsoft to add a feature like this somewhere on their phones.

According to Microsoft’s Thomas Fennel, Microsoft understands that this a feature that many users would like to see and he basically said that they were working on the possibility of such an option but simply “ran out of time”.

Fennel says that this is something that they are thinking very hard on going forward and could find its way into a future Windows Phone 8 update.

Let’s put this question out to our readers– could Windows Phone benefit from such a feature or do you feel that it is largely unnecessary as long as you have live tiles enabled for all your most important apps?

Are there any other features found in competing platforms that you wish would come to Windows Phone or do you like the OS as it currently stands?

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  • Stefan Holder

    No. I think the very nature of WP live tiles, makes a notification centre redundant.

    • Harman Manchanda

      I second that

  • Norman Anding

    I like the whole turning feel of new windows 8 live tiles, but though too they have provided tiles which wipes out the need of notification area, but once you are notified about the happening is better than looking out the phone whole day long for the new events. No offense. But their are major draw backs for Windows Phone 8.

  • Gladys Deforest

    Windows 8 is perfect with its new tiles feature, keeps me updated with whether and Bing finance really helps me to keep my eyes towards stock rates. Moreover it would have been great if they have would have added a feature that notifies users about the changes happened in the last hour.