09-19-2013 07:11 AM
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  1. gsquared's Avatar
    I agree with rdubmu. I as little to do with GOOG as possible. I use GOOG Talk for work because that is what our customer uses and GOOG Finance to keep track of my investment holdings but thats it. I have acceptable alternatives on my phone and like it that way.
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    09-18-2013 07:37 AM
  2. envio's Avatar
    Please support, we feel left out!!!

    http://thndr.it/187xtLm
    Er, no. The examples given are the wrong answer to the wrong question. We don't need or want horrible looking iOS ports on WP. We want native Windows Phone apps on WP. That's why apps like 6tag and 6sec are so successful because they are beautifully designed and oriented for WP from the ground up. And they take advantage of why WP, IMHO, is a far superior OS than iOS or Android.

    Secondly, your choice of apps is unfortunate at best. Are you really waiting for Google to develop Google Apps on WP when you have Office and Skydrive right now? When you buy a Windows Phone, you buy into, to some degree, the Microsoft ecosystem. I don't miss or need any Google services on my phone, none. I only use YouTube from time to time and there are plenty of alternatives, equally capable, if not better.
    09-18-2013 07:58 AM
  3. WinFan1's Avatar
    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?
    sorry this is a little off topic but your avatar, what anime is it from?
    09-18-2013 08:01 AM
  4. Flavio Lopes's Avatar
    Windows phone 8 IE is faster than windows 8 IE 10 for pc lol!
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    09-18-2013 08:16 AM
  5. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    The spouse unit constantly complains about lack of a full Pinterest app. I wish this one would be soon.
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    09-18-2013 02:03 PM
  6. iamtim's Avatar
    This is really dumb.

    Software developers aren't going to start developing apps for WP because of some petition or online thingy. They're going to develop WP apps because of market share, a metric which developers can check without online petitions. If you want more apps in the Store, get more people using the platform.

    Further, of those apps listed, three of them exist for WP and one is currently undergoing development... that's over half. It blows my mind that people are still asking for Instagram when WP has MORE INSTAGRAM SUPPORT THAN ANY OTHER MOBILE PLATFORM.
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    09-18-2013 02:27 PM
  7. MDak280's Avatar
    Why are people so against Google apps on WP? I don't like Google but you can't deny that there are lots of people who rely on Google's services instead of Microsoft's. There are probably tons of people who would come to WP if it had the apps they needed, so I'm all for Google apps on WP. The only one I would use is YouTube but I know people want gmail, hangouts, etc.

    It looks like WP is growing quickly, though! I'm noticing more and more people at school with a Windows Phone (just saw an 8X today, and noticed that my one classmate upgraded his Lumia 900 to a 920) and there is data that shows WP is growing. Hopefully it gets to a point where developers have no choice but to provide us with their apps.
    09-18-2013 02:43 PM
  8. stalemate1's Avatar
    Does an ios client for Windows phone exist ?
    09-18-2013 05:12 PM
  9. pankaj981's Avatar
    Does an ios client for Windows phone exist ?
    nope and i don't see a reason why it should
    09-18-2013 05:17 PM
  10. nohra's Avatar
    We want chrome! The IE is fslow.
    To quote someone else on another thread...

    hahahahahaha, oh wait, you're serious?

    Let me laugh harder

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    On WP7 I would agree that IE is slow, but on WP8 I rarely have to wait more than a couple seconds on pages to load.
    09-18-2013 06:11 PM
  11. Junaid96's Avatar
    Sometimes it irritates me a little how you guys act like huge MS fanboys.

    Chrome is without a doubt better than IE and there is nothing wrong with Google apps. Coming from someone who is more heavily invested into MS products.
    09-18-2013 06:39 PM
  12. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Sometimes it irritates me a little how you guys act like huge MS fanboys.

    Chrome is without a doubt better than IE and there is nothing wrong with Google apps. Coming from someone who is more heavily invested into MS products.
    Chrome being better tHan IE is subjective as well as google apps being right or wrong.

    The only reason why i am so fine-tuned with google products is because that's what has been shoved down my throat by school.

    I am 18 and it wasnt until i was 15 that i discovered Bing lol. That has worked out decently for me even though I still use google more because I am wired to always go to google first. Though I am fixing that.

    For me and many others, IE is excellent at what it does and I have no issues or complaints with IE. Again, I was hardwired into thinking chrome as the only browser worth downloading and have always used it exclusively up until last year.

    I strongly prefer the look and feel of outlook.com over Gmail because unlike Gmail, I am not forced to sign up for some irrelevant social network eveytime I make an account with outlook.

    Gmail is a great email provider yet they are doing too much with it to the point it is getting annoying to use and I prefer the minimalist look of outlook.

    There is nothing wrong with google products and by someone saying IE is better than chrome doesn't make them a fan boy.

    I dislike google because their operating system annoys me and it is pathetic that they are blocking Microsoft from their apps and citing low market share as a reasoning.
    09-18-2013 06:55 PM
  13. iamtim's Avatar
    Sometimes it irritates me a little how you guys act like huge MS fanboys.
    Why are they MS fanboys for expressing distaste for Google, but you are not a Google fanboy for expressing appreciation for Google?
    09-18-2013 07:06 PM
  14. chezm's Avatar
    There's no way chrome is better than IE...even on the PC chrome crashes constantly
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    09-18-2013 07:07 PM
  15. rdubmu's Avatar
    Why are people so against Google apps on WP? I don't like Google but you can't deny that there are lots of people who rely on Google's services instead of Microsoft's...
    I am not against it, if Google actually supported this platform sure. But because of this, I don't use google at all. They are actually at war with this platform, they took away support for EAS, and IMAP. Since they took it away, I have logged into my outlook.com account and added gmail to it. I now never log into my gmail account. They were trying to cripple windows phone and I think what will happen instead is they will end up hurting themselves. I now use my hotmail (@outlook.com) account instead of gmail. I still get an occasional email from my google account.

    Google Apps are very poor in my opinion. I have to use them for school, with google apps thou, you still get EAS support. Google Docs are horrible, and many other google services are now defunct. Google reader anybody. I will not invest in any platform Google controls because they have a bad reputation with taking a long term approach. I do think there are two products that Google does really well. Google Hangouts, Calendar, and Youtube, but I still try to avoid them.Basically google is just trying to get more information about us so that they can sell ads. They are an advertising company that makes software and other things.

    Microsoft makes software on every platform. iOS, Android... and I believe you can port the Onenote app to your blackberry from Android.

    This is why I don't want any google products on my phone. I can find great alterinatives. There is nothing that compares to Office, xbox and outlook.com
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    09-18-2013 07:56 PM
  16. M_VwithDVP's Avatar
    Why are they MS fanboys for expressing distaste for Google, but you are not a Google fanboy for expressing appreciation for Google?
    Because this is an MS forum, and because Google has been the biggest collection of assholes to our platform. They do make some good stuff (please don't fight me on this, don't want to make this a thing) but they are douches.
    nohra likes this.
    09-18-2013 08:07 PM
  17. xumit's Avatar
    There's no way chrome is better than IE...even on the PC chrome crashes constantly
    At least it works and loads all sites properly with good speed. It is off topic anyways.
    09-19-2013 12:48 AM
  18. m3kk's Avatar
    To quote someone else on another thread...

    hahahahahaha, oh wait, you're serious?

    Let me laugh harder

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    On WP7 I would agree that IE is slow, but on WP8 I rarely have to wait more than a couple seconds on pages to load.
    This kind of extreme detailed benchmarking is what we need!

    "rarely have to wait more than a couple seconds on pages to load"

    That is obviously a statement from someone that has been doing this for a while and is a little more pro than casual people. Epic quote
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    09-19-2013 12:57 AM
  19. xumit's Avatar
    To quote someone else on another thread...

    hahahahahaha, oh wait, you're serious?

    Let me laugh harder

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    On WP7 I would agree that IE is slow, but on WP8 I rarely have to wait more than a couple seconds on pages to load.
    couple of seconds? Are you serious? Everybody in world uses your network?

    Based on my comparison of chrome on a nexus 4 and ie on wp8 on same network chrome loaded slowly.

    P.s. I use edge network most of the times as im on move. And no page loads in "2 seconds" for me. Neither on chrome nor on IE.
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    09-19-2013 12:58 AM
  20. Ordeith's Avatar
    How do you have to use Google products in your school? In the US at least it could be a FERPA violation to require the use of Google in education. You could raise some very legitimate objections on those grounds.
    09-19-2013 12:59 AM
  21. cckgz4's Avatar
    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.



    6tag lets you use hash tags





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    09-19-2013 01:55 AM
  22. Junaid96's Avatar
    Why are they MS fanboys for expressing distaste for Google, but you are not a Google fanboy for expressing appreciation for Google?
    Like I said in my post, I am more heavily invested into MS products. And I think the plain fact that I'm on a MS-oriented forum rules out the possibilty of me being a Google fanboy.

    But really, the reason I'm not a fanboy of any sort is because I am completely impartial and unbiased with my opinion. I judge tech products simply for what they are, regardless of whether it was Apple, Google, Microsoft or whatever that put it out. A lot of people here seem to judge products purely on which company put it out. Just because it's made by Google it's instantly terrible.
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    09-19-2013 02:24 AM
  23. Ian Too's Avatar
    at lleast it is faster and has better features. It gives many more features than IE.
    Including feeding Google all your web movements and who knows, your login IDs and passwords? We already know that Android passes on Wi-Fi logins and passwords to Google, so they've already crossed that line. So what else? All stored away for what? Exactly.

    Be smart, dump Google all together.
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    09-19-2013 02:52 AM
  24. afgzee's Avatar
    at lleast it is faster and has better features. It gives many more features than IE.
    which feature are you so desperate for in chrome mobile that isn't in IE? maybe you should get an iphone or android handset and go there, I think you belong there.

    IE is faster than chrome at least in Windows
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    09-19-2013 05:38 AM
  25. xumit's Avatar
    if I was you I would switch to a network with faster internet. which country are you in? India? maybe that explains it.
    what speed of IE has to do with my country and network? Is this thread aabout networks and proving that India is behind in technology or something? I will use whatever i want it has got nothing to do with my country or network.
    09-19-2013 06:22 AM
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