- 02-21-2013, 04:04 PM #26
Battery life is not an issue that either the 920 or 8x can brag about being glitch free. 8 hours on her older HTC you say? My 2 year old Motorola Atrix 4G gets more than that, with the widgets above running and background services as well. We can go back and forth like this all day if you like.
- 02-21-2013, 04:28 PM #27
It is an amazing idea, but it will be an information overload for users. Plus I am not sure why none of the Android OEMs get the animations right. Doesn't anyone see the animation between screens as well as Blinkfeed a little jerky? Going microseconds back and forth type feeling? With WP everything when works, it just flooooooooooooows.
However, I can think of at least 20 friends who will be amazed as soon as they see this HTC phone and buy it instead of a Lumia 920. Why? Same old, it has apps, that doesn't. It has "new" blinkfeed, this doesn't and I will react, wtflower are you talking about, this whole thing is freaking "NEW" every morning I wake up, SMH.
02-21-2013, 05:43 PM #28
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- 02-21-2013, 10:10 PM #32
The UI looks great IMHO. Jerky or not, it is bound to catch eye. And the availability... Its just announced and we know it's already coming all around the world.
So... lot of things matter if u ask me..
Sent from my Π Σ Χ U S 4.
- 02-21-2013, 11:35 PM #33
I don't think so, seems like an RSS feeder with pictures. Nothing like live tiles, plus I don't think HTC would compete with MS like that. They want as many people as possible to buy their phones whether it's WP or android. The boomsound seems impressive but I would rather see OEMS start transitioning from a 3.5mm analog jack to a hybrid mini-TOSLINK/3.5mm jack, that way we can have true digital headphones. If HTC made a WP like the 8X but with that I would easily shell out $600 for it.
- 02-22-2013, 12:41 AM #34
- 02-22-2013, 02:24 AM #35
The strength of Live Tiles is that you have standardised widgets for all apps. Standardised in their design, standardised in their size, standardised in their availability. On iOS, there's a counter at best; on Android, there's far less guarantee that you're going to get one with a certain app, let alone one that fits with the interface your device has. That's really what sparked those two platforms to move towards notification centres - because it provides a standardised system that apps can plug into.
Windows Phone doesn't need a full-blown notification centre. Take weather - on iOS, you can get the current weather by getting notifications from a weather app. Therefore, you'll see it as a notification on the lock screen, and in the notification centre. On Windows Phone, you have an app with a Live Tile and lock screen background - no notification centre needed, no real downside. Communication services and social updates do need priority though, and that's where the notification centre comes in. Texts, calls, emails, Skype, WhatsApp, IRC.
As for the rest of the apps, two things need to happen - 1) less restrictions on the periodic background agent (option to change refresh time from ten minutes to several hours, increase memory limit) and 2) an affordable or free push system for notifications that indie developers can use, especially for games. Game Center on iOS has really good push, Windows Phone needs the same.
- 02-22-2013, 10:05 AM #38
- 02-22-2013, 10:35 AM #42
I know there are major differences between Blinkfeed & Live Tiles ...but the general public dont ...
Just an off the air comparison ...
Blinkfeed content providers : see link
HTC Launches Blinkfeed with the new HTC One — HTC Blog
HOW MANY ACTUAL WORKING LIVE TILES app does WP have ? - can anyone give a rough estimate?
I think definitely way more than HTC "associated partners" ...
like what AngryNil commented I hope Microsoft is very happy with their signature partner.... (now we know the TRUE REASON why HTC wont make a REAL FLAGSHIP for Windows)
this is where i strongly believe NOKIA & Windows should STEP UP THEIR GAME & Continue to make more "EXCLUSIVE & USEFUL Apps TOGETHER" & Improve the overall Windows Phone experience. (includes improving LIVE Tiles)
Plus Point: After a while when you get sick of BLINKFEED => Due to extreme battery requirements ... - guess what you cant REMOVE THEM! - WOOOHOOO !!!http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/articl...r_home_screen/
HTC has confirmed its new BlinkFeed home screen can't be completely removed from the flagship One Android smartphone.
Last edited by Rickosw; 02-22-2013 at 11:02 AM.
- 02-22-2013, 11:29 AM #45
A. Its too expensive here.
B. Though I liked the HTC 8S the most, its hardware lacked severely.
C. Other phones looked strictly average to me (design wise).
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- 02-22-2013, 11:54 AM #46
So in android everything can now be standardized using an app? All my widgets, no matter what app I install before or after standardization will automatically have themed widget? Yes, thankfully I don't own an Android, even £200 of Nexus didn't tempt me because investing double the price in Nokia's camera made more sense than buying an average spec phone that needs huge processor to run the OS and in turn a huge battery to keep up with processor! But, let's learn a little about android on WPCentral if that's how it is.
02-22-2013, 12:18 PM #48
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