- 05-25-2012, 01:51 PM #27
There was another thing that was annoying about WP. There are no separate volume controls. You get one volume level and it will be Tue same for media, ringtones, notifications, etc. It was annoying when I would be listening to music at a higher volume, then later I would forget the volume was still high and a call would come in and ring super loud. Or I would forget I turned the volume down and my alarm wouldn't wake me up.
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- 05-25-2012, 01:58 PM #28
- 05-26-2012, 02:04 AM #30
If you enjoy Google services and rely on them heavily, you either go with Android or switch to Microsoft stuff. There's no reason why someone who uses Google Docs, Drive, Calendar, Search, Maps & Mail should leave Android unless you are fine with switching or for some reason consider those to be insignificant when compared to the advantages.
Goddamn I miss Backstage.
Last edited by AngryNil; 05-26-2012 at 06:18 AM.
- 05-27-2012, 04:16 PM #31
hey guys, quick update. Got the Lumia. I just couldn't wait.
Anyways, I love it so far. The phone is built great and WP7.5 has most of what I need. There are two things that I don't like so far.
1. I dropped an excel file into skydrive that i formerly kept on Google Docs. I went to edit it from the skydrive app on my phone and it wouldn't let me. What am I doing wrong?
2. The Facebook apps is terrible at providing notifications and clearing them once I check them.
- 05-27-2012, 10:52 PM #32
--Open the document on your PC
--Go to Options..Trust Center
--Select Privacy Options
--Uncheck the "Remove personal information from file properties on save" option
Hopefully WP8 will fix this and some other limitations that WP7 has.
- 05-27-2012, 11:08 PM #33
2) yea they take awhile to clear but they eventually do. You can also turn them off entirely and just use the Me tile for notifications, its what I do.
- 05-28-2012, 01:29 AM #34
Congratulations on your purchase.
Let me say, I am confident you will enjoy an upgraded experience this fall on your Lumia 900.
As a Google user (Gmail, etc). I can say Windows Phone has the integration I need to run my life, I hope you get the same experience.
Nokia will take care of you in a fashion no other OEM can do. Support - Nokia - USA is your friend for anything you wish to tell them about.
Enjoy your Lumia!
- 05-28-2012, 03:57 AM #35
I switched from android to WP. Over time I have moved most of my stuff from Google to Microsoft. I stil have my gmail, but now hotmail is my primary account. Using hotmail, bing and skydrive I find I don't really miss google at all.
- 05-30-2012, 12:13 AM #37
It depends on what your requirements are. If you don't require more than what a WP7 device can offer, then why not take the plunge?
I'm getting the Vivid moving on from an HD7. It meets all my requirements (ICS, 1080p + 720p in 60FPS + Slow Motion Mode on a really good camera, Dual Core + HSPA+/LTE, qHD resolution screen, 16GB + SD Slot, FFC for Skype, Sense has all the Social Integration I used on WP7 and more).
The 60 FPS recording is clutch. I need that for video analysis and it will let me drop one more device I carry with me. I took some samples and emailed them to myself, the quality was very good in dubious lighting.
P.S. Microsoft collects as much data as Google, and if you don't think they monetize it then you don't have a clue how that all works. You think they're in the business of throwing money down the toilet, since otherwise that is exactly what they would be doing providing free service with literally no revenue stream.
Microsoft is in the Ad and Search market, just like Google. They are just the underdogs. Everyone always loves the underdogs :P
- 05-30-2012, 01:08 AM #39
- 05-30-2012, 01:39 AM #40
- 05-30-2012, 12:22 PM #44
- 05-30-2012, 12:39 PM #45
its a HUGE problem and every single gadget website talks about it, lol
Windows® Phone Privacy Statement
compare Google's NEW policies:
ether way its all evil .. big brother any one?? .. 5 more years and you wont be able to take a **** with out every one knowing about it half way across the world.
Last edited by Se1fcr3ation; 05-30-2012 at 03:36 PM.
- 05-30-2012, 02:15 PM #46
As far as Google and Microsoft sharing data, both are evil, I just think Microsoft is less evil. I have quite a number of apps on my phone that ask for access to my location. Some of this is unavoidable with a smartphone. I stopped using android because my motorola droid was junk and I didn't like the android phones that were out at that time, not because I was concerned about Google spying on me.
- 05-30-2012, 03:42 PM #48
1. yes there is! like 20apps you can get that does this. PIN to start and activate. 2 steps instead of 4 and scrolling around the menus
2) if your downloading or connected via AC/USB wire it wont disconnect. (this is done on purposes so you dont kill your battery.same thing with WIFI sync you need to be connected)
3) use your finger to slide down from top it comes back!! and if your in a APP, MOST APPS allows you to keep the BAR active in their settings!!!
- 05-30-2012, 05:27 PM #49
not to create more useless post so please do not reply to this , keep it on topic.
Quote from out FEARLESS LEADER regarding the rules!!
There I posted them no one ever ask me to do it again anywhere else on these forums... I hate Rules... Now to the Forums Rules blatantly copied from the Android Central Forums.
1. we support arguments , actually we encourage it!!! as long as its civil.
2. we might sound strict , but when people start name calling instead of of a CONSTRUCTIVE argument , that's where we draw the line.
3. if you swear or insult some one and you get reported, YOU WILL get an INFRACTION! unless its not really that bad.
4. like EVERY SINGLE mobile forum , duplicated threads are NOT tolerated and will be MERGE or DELETED! that's just common sense.people that post on forums 99% of the time dont search or read before posting! and Do you want 100threads with the same topic and have to read over 300pages to find one answer? dint think so.
5: this is a FAMILY web site, , so please keep it civil! (swearing and personal insults) we have kids on the site! if thats to much to ask then expect to get a infraction and possibly banned.. ( PS mods dont report , members do )
:happy: :excl: Civil , Clean and Fun!! :excl::happy:
thanks , and enjoy! :happy:
- 05-30-2012, 06:26 PM #50
Windows Phone is like the zen rock garden of smartphone OS's.
Sure, it doesn't have bumper cars and cotton candy, but it's far more picturesque and serene than the tacky theme park of Android could ever be. It's more than the sum of it's parts.
I have literally noticed I am calmer and less agitated using this phone than any other I've owned. I'd be willing to bet if they did some hidden camera study of people using Androids and people using Windows Phones, you would see most of the people on Android knitting their brows and spending far more time squinting at the screen and knitting their brows while the Windows Phone users do a few calm swipes, glance and get on with their lives. It all depends on what kind of experience you want to have.