What does that Globe icon mean on my Windows Phone?
Every once in a while we like to step back and answer questions you may have about Windows Phone and things about it. Some questions are obvious, but others may leave you scratching your head or maybe you just didn’t feel like asking.
For example, when you swipe to the right to bring up your apps, and you tap on a letter, you get the Roman alphabet jump-list to find something specific.
Question: What is that Globe icon thingamajig at the end?
The answer may be obvious for some of you, but for many, that icon will forever remain unlit by the OS.
Answer: Apps with non-Roman letters!
As an example, I downloaded a non-English (Taiwanese) app to my Windows Phone, and that’s where it goes. Sure, you may not ever use it, but at least now you know why.
How many of you knew this little oddity? How many didn’t? And what else about the OS has you wondering? Comment away!
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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.
Lol. Not trying to be smart ass or mean. Just saying.
Maybe coz in wp8.1 dev preview notification centre is not a standalone function. It probably works ON TOP OF everything and NOT WITH everything
But i don't understand why they chose a globe icon...??
I dont think it is an APP...!!
Maybe anything that does not fit in the library or the list...goes into the globe.
Globe Icon comes in artist tab...MPA Tool automatically replaces the tags of all dummy files.. And they don't have any additional tag like of band/artist
I mean that all the files could also come under artist"MPA Tool Dummy" listed in "M"
MSFT always protects its apps and app data...
So when we copy music..either from win explorer or w8.1 app...to wp, Microsoft automatically writes some SPECIAL TAG with the songs to label it as Windows recognised song(analogous to DRM protection by Nokia)
But MPA Tool might not be able to write exactly the same tag...so the files are not recognised by windows music hub and put aside as unrecognized language...same as korean or Vietnamese language.