1. hopmedic's Avatar
    I've been using Microsoft phones for probably fifteen years - Windows CE (if I remember right), Windows Mobile, and Windows Phone. Last night I got tired of waiting. My nearly 4 year old Lumia Icon (wow, just looked up the launch date - the day I got it - and I didn't realize I was THAT close to 4 years!) has served me well. Since Microsoft is giving up, though, and hasn't let me get the latest insider builds on it, I finally decided that after two batteries have gone through it, I need a new phone. I decided on the Pixel 2.

    I saw this thread (https://forums.windowscentral.com/an...-new-post.html), but since it is from last summer, and Microsoft has only improved their support of Android, I thought I'd ask the question.

    I've got the Microsoft Launcher, and like it. I've got Cortana (I'm one of the people who talks to her - and has an Invoke in the living room as well), and of course the Office apps. Outlook is my mail app, Edge is my browser, OneDrive will have my pictures covered (I haven't taken any yet, though, so it's untested).

    One issue is that I have the tap/hold home button set to Cortana, and if I say "Text my wife blah blah blah," it doesn't know who my wife is like my phone, or even my PC does. How do I fix that? Also, she says she'll send the text, but then when I look in the Messages app, it says the text didn't send, and I have to tap it to retry. How do I fix that?

    Here's to venturing into a world where there are actually apps. I've been looking forward to PWAs, and I really didn't miss apps since I never had them, but there's the occasional place where they say to download their app to get a discount, so then I do miss out. This is going to take some getting used to, but I'm looking forward to it. I want to get rid of as many of Google's services as I can, though.
    Aden Rossinni likes this.
    02-06-2018 11:29 PM
  2. aximtreo's Avatar
    Hey Hop. Glad to see you post again. I think you will like the Pixel 2; had the original Pixel XL and loved it. Went with IOS for the solid OS and the ease of use. By the way, still have the cap I bought from you a few years ago. Hope you are doing well.
    hopmedic and Guytronic like this.
    02-07-2018 07:48 AM
  3. Old_Mil's Avatar
    Having used both, Launcher 10 is a better representation of the W10m user interface than the Microsoft launcher. I think you will find outlook on android/iOS on to be somewhat lacking and eventually move on to other email handling clients.
    02-07-2018 08:59 AM
  4. hopmedic's Avatar
    I'm doing well, thanks. Glad you like the hat! ;)
    aximtreo likes this.
    02-07-2018 12:39 PM
  5. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    How do I best Microsoftize my new Pixel 2?
    Only thing that comes to mind would be to convince Google to abandon phones
    Guytronic likes this.
    02-08-2018 07:04 PM
  6. hopmedic's Avatar
    Only thing that comes to mind would be to convince Google to abandon phones
    Thanks for being so helpful.
    agmsr and anon(10324754) like this.
    02-09-2018 08:01 PM
  7. -dunn's Avatar
    When I had my Pixel 2 I actually didn't care for MS Launcher, but preferred Launcher10. Thought it gave a pretty good look and feel of W10M with only a few shortcomings (live tile experience wasn't completely ideal)
    However I ended up returning the Pixel 2 because well...I'm an ***** and keep going back to W10M like a bad ex-gf.
    etphoto and Aden Rossinni like this.
    02-15-2018 10:55 AM
  8. Grungni's Avatar
    I've been using Microsoft phones for probably fifteen years - Windows CE (if I remember right), Windows Mobile, and Windows Phone. Last night I got tired of waiting. My nearly 4 year old Lumia Icon (wow, just looked up the launch date - the day I got it - and I didn't realize I was THAT close to 4 years!) has served me well. Since Microsoft is giving up, though, and hasn't let me get the latest insider builds on it, I finally decided that after two batteries have gone through it, I need a new phone. I decided on the Pixel 2.

    I saw this thread (https://forums.windowscentral.com/an...-new-post.html), but since it is from last summer, and Microsoft has only improved their support of Android, I thought I'd ask the question.

    I've got the Microsoft Launcher, and like it. I've got Cortana (I'm one of the people who talks to her - and has an Invoke in the living room as well), and of course the Office apps. Outlook is my mail app, Edge is my browser, OneDrive will have my pictures covered (I haven't taken any yet, though, so it's untested).

    One issue is that I have the tap/hold home button set to Cortana, and if I say "Text my wife blah blah blah," it doesn't know who my wife is like my phone, or even my PC does. How do I fix that? Also, she says she'll send the text, but then when I look in the Messages app, it says the text didn't send, and I have to tap it to retry. How do I fix that?

    Here's to venturing into a world where there are actually apps. I've been looking forward to PWAs, and I really didn't miss apps since I never had them, but there's the occasional place where they say to download their app to get a discount, so then I do miss out. This is going to take some getting used to, but I'm looking forward to it. I want to get rid of as many of Google's services as I can, though.
    Download 'Microsoft Apps' from the Play Store, run it and choose the apps you want... The go to settings and change your default apps to Microsoft ones like Edge for browser and Cortana for your ai assistant...
    02-15-2018 01:34 PM
  9. Aden Rossinni's Avatar
    Use double sided tape or gaffer tape to connect a HP Elite X3 to the front, that way it is cushioned from breaking at the back. Only thing is the camera at the rear, hmmmmm??
    02-15-2018 04:37 PM
  10. Aden Rossinni's Avatar
    When I had my Pixel 2 I actually didn't care for MS Launcher, but preferred Launcher10. Thought it gave a pretty good look and feel of W10M with only a few shortcomings (live tile experience wasn't completely ideal)
    However I ended up returning the Pixel 2 because well...I'm an ***** and keep going back to W10M like a bad ex-gf.
    That's because WM rules. X3, 950/xl, 640xl forever baby!
    02-15-2018 04:38 PM
  11. Aden Rossinni's Avatar
    I've been using Microsoft phones for probably fifteen years - Windows CE (if I remember right), Windows Mobile, and Windows Phone. Last night I got tired of waiting. My nearly 4 year old Lumia Icon (wow, just looked up the launch date - the day I got it - and I didn't realize I was THAT close to 4 years!) has served me well. Since Microsoft is giving up, though, and hasn't let me get the latest insider builds on it, I finally decided that after two batteries have gone through it, I need a new phone. I decided on the Pixel 2.

    I saw this thread (https://forums.windowscentral.com/an...-new-post.html), but since it is from last summer, and Microsoft has only improved their support of Android, I thought I'd ask the question.

    I've got the Microsoft Launcher, and like it. I've got Cortana (I'm one of the people who talks to her - and has an Invoke in the living room as well), and of course the Office apps. Outlook is my mail app, Edge is my browser, OneDrive will have my pictures covered (I haven't taken any yet, though, so it's untested).

    One issue is that I have the tap/hold home button set to Cortana, and if I say "Text my wife blah blah blah," it doesn't know who my wife is like my phone, or even my PC does. How do I fix that? Also, she says she'll send the text, but then when I look in the Messages app, it says the text didn't send, and I have to tap it to retry. How do I fix that?

    Here's to venturing into a world where there are actually apps. I've been looking forward to PWAs, and I really didn't miss apps since I never had them, but there's the occasional place where they say to download their app to get a discount, so then I do miss out. This is going to take some getting used to, but I'm looking forward to it. I want to get rid of as many of Google's services as I can, though.
    HP Elite X3 best device.
    02-15-2018 04:41 PM
  12. hopmedic's Avatar
    HP Elite X3 best device.
    Perhaps. But not available on Verizon, so it's a brick to me. 😉
    02-15-2018 06:41 PM
  13. TechFreak1's Avatar
    @hopmedic
    With a steel toe capped boot , joking aside you may have to root the darn device to replace the services completely not to sure don't have much experience the Pixel 2.

    In the address book, you may have to set up an alias or nickname for contacts and in regards to the text messages it may be an APN issue?

    Also there is an Elite x3 Verizon variant now ... albeit very, very late...

    www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/d/hp-elite-x3-bundle/8wr4klx6m5gt/GQTF?activetab=pivot%3aoverviewtab
    02-16-2018 07:01 AM
  14. txo's Avatar
    SquareHome 2
    screenshot_20180209-174057.jpg

    "Dark mode" with substratum
    Can't download MS Edge because it's not available in my country (WTF?) - so at least moved chrome address bar to the bottom https://android.gadgethacks.com/how-...droid-0176946/
    Last edited by txo; 02-16-2018 at 07:46 AM.
    02-16-2018 07:29 AM

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