The new Windows Phone that is all set to be unveiled soon closely resembles the Windows 8 OS for computers as it uses the same metro style designing. While the design for the mobile OS was developed first and the design used in the PC and tablet OS, there are some features in the latter that could be implemented in Windows Phone 8 to make the experience more enriching on the whole. Back in June, Microsoft had revealed several features of the new mobile OS but it chose not to disclose a few and experts believe that there are some that could make the platform more attractive than the others.
The first point has to do with the browser, Internet Explorer 10. IE is bound to be on all devices and synchronizing it between the three variants will do good to users who use the same platform on computers, tablets and mobile phones. In fact, a single username and password to use all the contacts and other data will be greatly helpful. Moreover, since logging in to the phone is automatic, this feature might just be embedded. In addition to syncing data over IE, Microsoft should work to sync the applications across all the devices, especially social networks such as facebook and twitter. Applications too could work the same way with photos and music on one device being shared with the other almost immediately.
The next point deals with security while logging in and this feature is already available in Android 4.0. The face log in feature which allows access only when a matching photo or face is presented will be a good idea for a security feature. Perhaps, having the photo as the log in screen background and having the user swipe the finger across it will be a better option than typing a password.
Finally, the Windows Phone 7 lacks a file explorer and this makes navigating for generic files rather difficult. The newer version should include this or at least offer an application that performs the same job. Moreover, using a universal search the way Apple does in its devices will make user interface much smoother. All these features are already available on Windows 8 and since the source code is quite similar to that of the mobile operating system, we can expect the same features to be available.