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    Please support, we feel left out!!!
    Last edited by HeyCori; 09-19-2013 at 08:11 AM. Reason: mystery link removed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xxpatrioticxx View Post
    Please support, we feel left out!!!
    I don't want anything google on my phone including chrome. Probably the only exception is the once a year time I want to see a video on Youtube via Windows Phone.
    Last edited by HeyCori; 09-19-2013 at 08:11 AM.
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    It's funny when people complain of the lack of apps and then I click on the link provided:

    Instagram - available
    Path - no idea what this is and I probably couldn't care less
    Vine - available
    Google apps - wtf
    YouTube - I very rarely have an issue playing YouTube videos
    iFunny - iNo
    Google Chrome - fNo

    Don't get me wrong, the more apps the better but if WP just continuously chases has-been apps then it's never going to be taken seriously.
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    6tag is better than the first party Instagram on iOS and Android.
    6sec is a great Vine app
    Path: Never really cared
    Google Apps: do you mean like Google Docs, Gmail..ect, then Fno
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    Leafsnap... and more educational apps. One of my favs in the education category on WP so far is Wordbook - excellent dictionary with extensive etymologies.
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    We want chrome! The IE is fslow.
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    I am very happy with 6tagram, 6sec etc....but don't fool yourself. These apps can not be marketed by Microsoft, Phone Companies, Nokia, etc as they are unofficial. As that they are unofficial, they can have access revoked at anytime. I use 6tagram, and have since beta. So my hashtags are not usable which is not the biggest deal t me, but that would harm many users. I love third party developers, but you can only market the official apps....so we need to see more and see them yesterday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xumit View Post
    We want chrome! The IE is fslow.
    ie is just as fast if not faster than any other browsers I've used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xumit View Post
    We want chrome! The IE is fslow.
    Chrome is bloated, buggy, and proprietary... On any platform.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ordeith View Post
    Chrome is bloated, buggy, and proprietary... On any platform.
    at lleast it is faster and has better features. It gives many more features than IE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FinsUpDNC View Post
    I am very happy with 6tagram, 6sec etc....but don't fool yourself. These apps can not be marketed by Microsoft, Phone Companies, Nokia, etc as they are unofficial. As that they are unofficial, they can have access revoked at anytime. I use 6tagram, and have since beta. So my hashtags are not usable which is not the biggest deal t me, but that would harm many users. I love third party developers, but you can only market the official apps....so we need to see more and see them yesterday.
    I understand the mentality, I just don't agree with it. I think it's apparent that the WP platform is going to have to differentiate itself from the pack instead of following and copying. Once Nokia realized this and ran with it, things started looking up. Concentrating on imaging is more important than getting 4 old apps that the iOS has and I think the market is responding.

    I'd rather have frequent updates, Halo, achievements, great imaging, etc. and we are on our way.
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    minion rush!!!...but it's already coming so I'm happy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tjalsma View Post
    I understand the mentality, I just don't agree with it. I think it's apparent that the WP platform is going to have to differentiate itself from the pack instead of following and copying. Once Nokia realized this and ran with it, things started looking up. Concentrating on imaging is more important than getting 4 old apps that the iOS has and I think the market is responding.

    I'd rather have frequent updates, Halo, achievements, great imaging, etc. and we are on our way.
    Great, well I pay my cable company how much a month? Part of that includes access to apps such as Watch ESPN, HBO Go, Showtime, Starz, Time Warner, etc. So missing apps like these for example actually cost me money. These are apps that everyone I know actually use, so when I show them my phone...even if they are impressed not ONE person would ever consider getting a Windows Phone. I love my Nokia hardware, I like the Windows Phone 8 platform as it does more out of the box before you install one app than the others. However, the hole WP is in is very very very deep, especially in the US. WP is making great in roads in some markets which is great, but GDR2, 3, or 8.1 won't get my friends to convert. We were even promised Path, Flipboard, etc at an actual event...and still nothing.
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    Path and Vine are coming to Lumias (at least) as per Nokia's announcement. So we are getting most of apps , just give it time!
    About the browsers, one can not create their own engine and run it on WP/WinRT. So we can only have skins for IE with "those features". Well UCBrowser has them and does a great job. And we can obviously expect IE11 WP to get better with WP8.1. Opera too has plans to create their own app (just bing for sources, too lazy :P )

    And for iFunny, umm just pin it's site ? http://ifunny.mobi/f Or even better , switch to 9gag! http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/st...5-7609d91057ef Or imgur ? http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/st...9-59ce7abf35e8
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    I believe there's already one iFunny unofficial client. And you forgot Baconit for the Redditors out there
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    I don't want to crash myself on a pole in the middle of a roadway or drive all the way to a dead end, Here Maps assures that doesn't happen.

    Psst - I don't know how to drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xumit View Post
    at lleast it is faster and has better features. It gives many more features than IE.
    You use that word and yet I'm quite certain you have no idea what you're talking about.
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    I don't really care for ANY of those apps. But I know some pals that didn't switch to a WP just because of Chrome or Path.

    Also I think that we must push for some first party apps, so more developers may be interested in the platform.

    Finally, I don't want any Googleish stuff in my phone.
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    have you got the gdr2 installed and if you have a lumia device do you have amber installed? cause its like 100 times faster, not even slightly exaggerating on this,
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    Not everyone ditched google just because they moved to windows phone I still use my Gmail account. I wouldn't mind some google apps, but I don't need chrome, I like UC browser and maybe Microsoft could sometime soon windows 8 the internet explorer on phone, tablet, and computer. They should make it like UC browser and take advantage of the tiles. And I won't more apps period, I want some games too, but Microsoft cares more about volume, and you can't get volume without apps so they aren't making much progress.
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    IE is not slow, if you just know how to use its functionality. Honestly, If I know, you're just used to Chrome than using IE, Am i right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by eroselim View Post
    IE is not slow, if you just know how to use its functionality. Honestly, If I know, you're just used to Chrome than using IE, Am i right?
    Not entirely true, but to some extent, yes. I used android for nearly 3 years and although default browser is a lot slower, chrome is a different thing. Also on every new release of IE, im the one who downloads it first to see what improvements it brings, but IE never disappointed me in failing compared to chrome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by z33dev33l View Post
    You use that word and yet I'm quite certain you have no idea what you're talking about.
    What do you even want to say? I Don't know what im talking about? Mind to explain?
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    If you want Chrome on WP please star this issue. You need to be logged in to star it. They may never do it, but at least we can get this among the most requested features and have the developers notice. I think it's in the top 30 by now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ordeith View Post
    Chrome is bloated, buggy, and proprietary... On any platform.
    IE on my Win8 Ultrabook is all of these things. On my Lumia, IE is slower than Chrome on my Nexus.
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