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    I have had Windows Phone since pre-NoDo and have had an HD7 on T-Mobile and a Lumia 900 on AT&T. I love the OS, but I'm tired of not being able to get all the good apps. The tipping point was getting a new car. It is a Chevy Spark and has Chevy's highly reviewed MyLink infotainment system. This system allows voice control through your car, the use of apps (including Pandora and offline navigation) though your smartphone (its a "dumb" screen that uses your smartphone as its brain). There is an app that lets you monitor everything about your car, oil, fuel level, fuel economy, tire pressure, etc. remotely from your phone. This app also lets you start your car remotely or unlock your doors remotely. All very cool. However, the app integration only works with iPhone and Android, and the remote app is only for iPhone, Android, AND BLACKBERRY (like old blackberry, not just the new BB10). I'm tired of not getting access to first class apps and services like this. Every update has been "the big one" that's going to push Windows Phone over the edge. They said it for NoDo, they said it for Mango, and now we are all saying it for WP8. I'm done hanging on and waiting. I'm getting a used Android cheap to get me by till my July upgrade at which point I'll get either an iPhone, Android, or maybe BB10 (if they have the apps I'm complaining about WP not having, and it is looking like RIM is doing a better job of attracting them than Microsoft did).

    My rant is done.



    EDIT: Also, how does an iPod support DRM'd WMA audio books from my library but my WINDOWS phone doesn't support WMA? Another big frustration.
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    #127  
    I can see your frustration (long time BB user), but I would give the phone a few months before you decide to jump ship. From what I've read WP8 is doing fairly well, meaning the apps will come, you just gotta be patient ;)
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    #128  
    Buh bye
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    #129  
    Ok.........
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    The real sad part is how LONG it took you to jump ship, seeing as how you've been "waiting" for so long to get first class apps. Lets just be realistic here, if you are buying a Windows phone you KNOW you are not getting first-class apps, and that it will be a LONG SHOT/miracle to ever get there. If you have a Windows phone, it is because you want to have something different, "unique", and maybe you like the design of the OS or the hardware appeals to you. It will very likely NEVER become as big as Android or IOS, to think so would be overly optimistic - we are destined to have the second tier, third tier or even lower quality apps (for quite some time, if not forever). App wise, sometimes we may luck out and get some good ones, but generally that is not why we have the phone, and I am perfectly happy with my L920.
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    I love it when individuals voice valid complaints about WP and they get "fanboy" responses such as, "buh bye", " see ya", etc.

    Nothing the OP said was invalid and his/her history with WP does not make their decision a knee-jerk reaction.

    Some of you guys have a strange loyalty/obsession with WP. I'm starting to think a lot of the posters here work for Microsoft. Sheesh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by strokee View Post
    I love it when individuals voice valid complaints about WP and they get "fanboy" responses such as, "buh bye", " see ya", etc.

    Nothing the OP said was invalid and his/her history with WP does not make their decision a knee-jerk reaction.

    Some of you guys have a strange loyalty/obsession with WP. I'm starting to think a lot of the posters here work for Microsoft. Sheesh.
    Yeah, pretty sad. If they worked for Microsoft I doubt they would say stuff like that though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by strokee View Post
    I love it when individuals voice valid complaints about WP and they get "fanboy" responses such as, "buh bye", " see ya", etc.

    Nothing the OP said was invalid and his/her history with WP does not make their decision a knee-jerk reaction.

    Some of you guys have a strange loyalty/obsession with WP. I'm starting to think a lot of the posters here work for Microsoft. Sheesh.
    I agree, a lot of hostility over here, the op has a longer history then all these newbies, yet they make him look like the inexperienced new guy lmao
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    #134  
    Considering the fragmentation of Android, I would ensure the phone you get, is actually compatible with your car. Other than that, I can't offer any sympathy, sorry. I could care less about the "big apps". I like the OS for what it does now, not what it MAY have in the future. But, I know some people such as yourself are dependant on seeing these apps on the OS. To me, it seems a little petty to be worring about apps. But hey, I think most things people worry about are petty.

    Good luck in your endevor.
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    #135  
    That was my tipping point when I went to iOS from webOS 2 years ago. When WP8 came out, it had 55 of my 62 most used apps available, so I made the switch from iOS.
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    Hey Guys.

    I'm considering leaving Windows phone for a while. Since I'm getting a brand new Galaxy Nexus or a HTC DNA. I'm not leaving because of any of it's issues. I'm considering because I want to try Android. I likely gonna come back for the Nokia Lumia EOS. and the tiles always get ya. lol. :-D. Gonna be one **** of a awesome phone by the way :-). I love Windows phone. bottom of my heart. But I love to try something new sometimes. I'll always have Windows 8. Which I love :-). But I do agree. with people. the tiles always leaves a mark on you. So I'm doing what my heart is doing. not my brain. and coming back soon. I promise :-).


    So Guys. I will still love to follow Windows phone news. aka WPcentral, Wmpoweruser. But leaving Windows phone for a while.

    So goodbye Windows phone. for a while
    Last edited by 12Danny123; 01-29-2013 at 06:37 PM.
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    #137  
    Quote Originally Posted by wbdillworth View Post
    Considering the fragmentation of Android, I would ensure the phone you get, is actually compatible with your car. Other than that, I can't offer any sympathy, sorry. I could care less about the "big apps". I like the OS for what it does now, not what it MAY have in the future. But, I know some people such as yourself are dependant on seeing these apps on the OS. To me, it seems a little petty to be worring about apps. But hey, I think most things people worry about are petty.

    Good luck in your endevor.
    Quote Originally Posted by ninnnnnja View Post
    The real sad part is how LONG it took you to jump ship, seeing as how you've been "waiting" for so long to get first class apps. Lets just be realistic here, if you are buying a Windows phone you KNOW you are not getting first-class apps, and that it will be a LONG SHOT/miracle to ever get there. If you have a Windows phone, it is because you want to have something different, "unique", and maybe you like the design of the OS or the hardware appeals to you. It will very likely NEVER become as big as Android or IOS, to think so would be overly optimistic - we are destined to have the second tier, third tier or even lower quality apps (for quite some time, if not forever). App wise, sometimes we may luck out and get some good ones, but generally that is not why we have the phone, and I am perfectly happy with my L920.

    The app thing didn't used to bother me so much. I love the OS and the uniqueness it offers. I love the visual style, and I love live tiles. And back when I got my first Windows Phone, few of my friends/relatives had smartphones. Now most of them do and it kinda sucks to not be able to play the games they are all playing with each other or to take part in their group chats (for some reason my battery drains super fast if I have WhatsApp installed). As much as I like the look and feel of the OS, when every day I'm thinking "Oh, it sucks my phone can't do this thing or run this app that all my friends have or would be really handy", its time for a new phone. Or when I leave for work at 2:30 in the morning to an icy, freezing car and think "Wow, if I had a iPhone, Android, or ancient Blackberry, I could be an a warm, toasty, defrosted car right now", its time for a new phone. Now, if Windows Phone does catch on and start attracting big name apps and being compatible with things like my car, I will gladly come back.

    As far as getting an Android phone, I wouldn't get anything not running 4.0 or higher.
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    #138  
    Based on your original post I say get an iPhone 5 or GS3 and rock on. Both are great devices. Don't worry about the few tools on this sight that can't seem to appreciate more than one phone OS at a time.
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    #139  
    Its a good idea to try all os's before making up ones mind on sticking with one for a while, good idea op (although imo wp is more functional and work efficient than android)
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    You might want to consider the Nexus 4 over the Galaxy Nexus. It's a better handset overall, although I'm not sure what the availability is like in NZ.
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    Mm? Go get XboxMusic on Android in the mean time, tell us how it goes! ~ I'm sure looking forward to what Nokia cranks out this year. Maybe it'll actually get to OTHER carriers, time..
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    #142  
    yes. you can buy it in NZ. but the Nexus 4 is $800!!!!


    House prices are rising up fast in NZ. my $700,000 house is now $1.5 million
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    Quote Originally Posted by 12Danny123 View Post
    yes. you can buy it in NZ. but the Nexus 4 is $800!!!!


    House prices are rising up fast in NZ. my $700,000 house is now $1.5 million
    $800..Ouch!!

    It's back on sale in the states today on the Play Store. Is there anyone over there that can buy it for you and pop it in the post to NZ?
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    unfortunately. the NZ government won't let NZders. if you do it legally. you'll have to pay $1000 extra to ship. if illegally........$10,000 - $50,000 depending on the size. if worse. 12 months in Jail
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    #145  
    I don't blame ya. The app situation is pretty frustrating, but it's not enough for me to change since I really don't like both Apple and Google. Though the app situation on WP should only get better in the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 12Danny123 View Post
    unfortunately. the NZ government won't let NZders. if you do it legally. you'll have to pay $1000 extra to ship. if illegally........$10,000
    That's madness. The N4 is really an incremental upgrade over the GNex, so if you can snag a Galaxy Nexus at a good price it's still well worth it. I would always recommend a Nexus device over any other type of Android handset. Functionally there is little difference between the GNex and the N4 and both run Android 4.2.1
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    yep. I But I have to follow the rules. no matter what :-(
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    Governments always want their slice of the action. I got hit when I imported a Corvette from the States to the UK
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazeee View Post
    Governments always want their slice of the action. I got hit when I imported a Corvette from the States to the UK
    I agree. I'm a teen. And who on earth wants to pay so much :-(
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazeee View Post
    Governments always want their slice of the action. I got hit when I imported a Corvette from the States to the UK
    Well I mean it is a corvette... Haha. I didn't know they didn't sell them in the UK but I plan on moving there when im older.

    I don't think it matters which nexus you get because they all get the same updates and as updates come they will need less hardware power.
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