WP 8 Doesn’t Have a Notification Center Because Microsoft “Ran Out of Time”

One of the more obvious things missing from Windows Phone 8 is a notification center. When something happens to trigger a notification, up it pops for a second or two, only to disappear into the OS ether and never be seen again. Turns out, Microsoft simply ran out of time to code up a solution.

The Verge reports from the Build conference that Microsoft's Thomas Fennel isn't happy about it. Speaking to an audience member who asked why WinPho 8 didn't have a notification center, he said:

"Because we ran out of time… It's very very important to me… we get tons of feedback from developers that they want something like that as well. I promise we're thinking very very hard on that one."

The problem perhaps seems no biggy, but it can prove infuriating: if there's no live tile set up for the app providing the notification, it is literally impossible to find out what it said. That sucks. Sounds like Microsoft might fix it before too long, though. [Verge]