- 06-09-2014, 05:53 AM #1
Is it games and apps that aren't available? Is it the OS itself? The 8.1 dev preview brought a lot of cool features to Windows Phone. I don't own one yet, but I think it's only a matter of time before I try one out. I really just need to see a few of my favorite games show up on the platform, and then my transition would be easier. I could always use it as a second device I suppose, in case I can't function without my Google services(I probably can't).
Tell me what you think!
- 06-09-2014, 06:02 AM #3
Its mostly an app issue for me. I have an iphone 4 and I am currently looking another phone and I had bought a Nokia 521 a few months back just to get a feel of windows and I love the look and and feel of 8 but just need the apps that ios has.
- 06-09-2014, 06:15 AM #7
Call of Duty: Strike Team
Real Racing 3
Dead Trigger 2
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
GT Racing 2
Deus Ex: The Fall
Plus it would be hard to give up VSCO Cam. This is the stuff that's on my phone right now, it's hard to believe none of it's on Windows Phone.
- 06-09-2014, 06:19 AM #8
I'm apple user.
the two main reasons I haven't and don't plan to switch to windows phones are,
1. no must have features exclusive to windows that I care about. (thats not to say there aren't exclusive features others will care about.)
2. the tiles user interface. I don't like it and think it looks gaudy. (others may like it though and thats fine with me)
- 06-09-2014, 06:25 AM #10
For me it's not the games. I am self employed and I have to keep up with my hours and pay and then there are my local news and weather apps. But other than that I like the 8.1 UI, I like the live tile feature, I especially like Cortana. I have been really looking at the nokia 925 since my iphone has started acting up but I am just scared to make that jump I guess.
- 06-09-2014, 08:35 AM #12
The only problem for me when I had my iPhone before getting the 920 is iTunes. As much as people hated it, I LOVED every single bit of that program. I really hate dragging and dropping music from my PC to my phone. It takes up more time. Also with iTunes, I can edit playlists very fast then just sync my phone for like a minute and it's done.
I made a brave move only to know that the Windows Phone app for desktop syncs iTunes to my phone. So win-win for me
- 06-09-2014, 08:40 AM #13
App Sharing (like how iOS and Android has, apps talk to each other)
Intents (if I have more than one browser I can choose what browser I want to use for a link)
Download and Upload in the browser
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- 06-09-2014, 08:43 AM #14
- 06-09-2014, 09:26 AM #16
I would like my phone to power the full (windows in this case) desktop when connected to mouse, keyboard and monitor. Ubuntu is working on this, google and apple are not. And I'm not sure if MS is working on this, looks like they could offer it today if they wanted to. This kind of convergence lowers the need for the cloud... so maybe ubuntu will be the first to offer it since the others seem to love pushing the cloud right now.
- 06-09-2014, 11:30 AM #24
Few medical apps.
No compelling reason to switch.
It isn't that the devices are bad, but Apple rules the medical field, and Android has great features that Apple is about to match.
So there are no benefits to using WP. 41 mp camera is nice, but the industry will catch up.
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