11-01-2012, 08:07 PM #1
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I'm currently on Android at the moment with my Galaxy Nexus, but I have been wanting to switch to a more fluid platform, hesitant to switch from my investment in the app ecosystem but I need a change. Since I am going to be completely new, I was wondering if the Lumia had any of these features, whether downloading an app or otherwise. Here's a list of critical and then favorable things I'd need/like respectively.
>Live Messenger, especially multiple accounts (Given but couldnt hurt to ask...)
>News apps, flipboard/pulse etc
If most/all of these are available, I'd be set and going to buy a Lumia when it comes out!
11-01-2012, 08:13 PM #2
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Yes. To most.
I have my Gmail setup through the mail app so that works.
Skype is integrated into the OS (not trying to be snarky, but this has been mentioned A LOT since Microsoft bought Skype some time ago).
Don't use Live Messenger, but I believe its there - lots of chat/messenger programs integrated into the OS
Viber is there for Nokia phones.
Visual Voicemail is available depending on your wireless provider
DLNA Client(s) - not sure, I don't use them.
Plenty of news apps. No flipboard, but Pulse is there and the WP exclusive app Weave.
There are quite a few good YouTube apps.
- 11-01-2012, 09:23 PM #4
I have a question myself. For the most part, G-Mail is simple for me in terms of reading and deleting emails. However, important emails, I like to move to my "Important" folder. I noticed I had trouble accessing this on my outlook.com account. I can get g-mail, but I don't get access to those other folders I've made.
On top of that, when I do delete them from Outlook.com, they don't delete on my g-mail.
- 11-01-2012, 10:19 PM #8
Skype - integrated via app
Live Messenger - integrated into messaging app
Viber - Nokia has it, apparently it was broken recently but a fix has since been released
Visual Voicemail - Integrated into the Phone app - Only on supported carriers (those punks at Rogers STILL dont have it yet, but AT&T does)
DLNA - Nokia PlayTo works well on my Sony Bravia
News apps - plenty, not sure about the specific ones there but there are also very good RSS feed apps
Youtube - yes, official app and MetroTube / Supertube.
Your gold if you get a Nokia device son. Celebrate :D:D:D
- 11-02-2012, 11:26 AM #10
Granted, it works GREAT for viewing and browsing...but some people really like their YouTube and spend hours and hours exploring and searching and finding... The Mobile site doesn't work as well as an App might work for stuff like that.