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  1. Joe920's Avatar
    If Cortana could be better integrated into Android to the point where it would give me the same kind or reminders and suggestions it does on my Windows 10 computer or on a Windows Phone I could live with Android quite nicely.
    For me another problem is that I can't stop Cortana from yelling reminders at me in Android. MS have it set up such that reminders are spoken out loud, and no option to disable that afaik. At least that's how it works on my Fire Phone (don't laugh) if the media volume is not at zero. That could be embarrassing in meetings..

    The issue is that my wife sent me a text message while I was driving. On my 950 Cortana would read it to me and ask if I want to respond. I'd say yes and she would note what I said, repeat it, and send it upon my request
    That's definitely a nice feature of WP that I forgot about. I've added it to my ever growing list of where WP competes or excels over the other two main players.
    10-28-2016 11:35 AM
  2. tgp's Avatar
    on my Fire Phone (don't laugh)
    I laughed! I actually bought one of these when they were being dumped. I bought it, claimed the one year of Amazon Prime that came with it, and resold the phone. I sold it for almost what I paid for it, and got the Prime which I pay for anyway.

    That's definitely a nice feature of WP that I forgot about. I've added it to my ever growing list of where WP competes or excels over the other two main players.
    I'm not sure what's up with responding to text messages. My Nexus 6P does it just fine. I've used pretty much only Nexus devices for the last several years so I cannot speak for other phones.
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    10-28-2016 12:10 PM
  3. Joe920's Avatar
    I laughed! I actually bought one of these when they were being dumped. I bought it, claimed the one year of Amazon Prime that came with it
    I did the same, but installed Google Play on it and kept it. It's a nice way to keep an eye on what's available and possible on the Android front. The main reason I didn't switch to it is the fact that the camera is so much worse than those of the 1020, 1520, 950XL. That, and because it has 'only' 32GB and no expandable storage.

    I'm not sure what's up with responding to text messages. My Nexus 6P does it just fine. I've used pretty much only Nexus devices for the last several years so I cannot speak for other phones.
    So can you set it up such that you hear the incoming message out loud, and can you then respond to it without touching the phone, and get an audio preview of the response before sending?
    10-28-2016 12:20 PM
  4. tgp's Avatar
    I did the same, but installed Google Play on it and kept it. It's a nice way to keep an eye on what's available and possible on the Android front. The main reason I didn't switch to it is the fact that the camera is so much worse than those of the 1020, 1520, 950XL. That, and because it has 'only' 32GB and no expandable storage.
    I installed the Play Store on mine too in the little bit I had it. It actually turned it into a half decent Android device. I flashed it back to stock though before selling it.

    So can you set it up such that you hear the incoming message out loud, and can you then respond to it without touching the phone, and get an audio preview of the response before sending?
    The only thing it will not do it read the message automatically. But I can say, "OK Google, read my last text message(s)." It will say who it's from, and ask me if I want to hear it or skip it (the options vary based on whether I ask for "last message" or "last messages"). If I ask to hear it, Google Now will read it, and then ask if I want to reply, repeat, or go on to the next one. Again, the options vary based on if any are in the queue. Everything is 100% hands free.

    If I reply, after the text is created it asks if I want to send it or change it. It does not ask for an audio preview. However, I can say "hear it" and it will read it to me.

    Another cool thing is you can ask to hear the last text message, or the last text messages. You can also ask for the last text message from a specific contact. I can say, "Read the last text message from my wife's contact name." Or I can say my wife, even though her contact name is her real name. It will say when it was received, and then read it.
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    10-28-2016 12:53 PM
  5. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    I'm so upset I could squish a grape !!!
    Hmm where I have I heard a similar phrase before?
    10-28-2016 02:27 PM
  6. Shamshi-Adad's Avatar
    Hmm where I have I heard a similar phrase before?
    Only place I've ever heard it was my mom.

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    10-28-2016 02:47 PM
  7. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    Only place I've ever heard it was my mom.

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    I don't know if you're British but there was a comedian in the 80s whose catchphrase was "Ooh! I could crush a grape"
    10-28-2016 03:00 PM
  8. Shamshi-Adad's Avatar
    I don't know if you're British but there was a comedian in the 80s whose catchphrase was "Ooh! I could crush a grape"
    No British, I'm French. Google = Stu Fancis, Game show host; Ooh, I could crush a grape.
    I didn't do tv during 70s and 80s - I was all music.

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    Last edited by Shamshi-Adad; 10-28-2016 at 03:23 PM.
    10-28-2016 03:12 PM
  9. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    No British, I'm French. Google = Stu Fancis, Game show host; Ooh, I could crush a grape.
    I didn't do tv during 70s and 80s - I was all music.

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    Just that I've never heard anyone else use that term before and hence wondered if there was a connection. Obviously not though

    Anyway back to usual programming on this channel as they say...
    10-28-2016 03:28 PM
  10. libra89's Avatar
    Just watched a follow up video of a certain guy on YouTube who spent 2k for his Apple Experiment, and that video went viral, which was how I found him originally. Anyway, so he got the iPhone 7 and the comments are nuts. The strong loyalty that a good amount of people have towards one or the other is kind of disturbing since they are bashing his review, and the general platform with so much hate.

    Why are some of us like this? It's one thing if it is a joke, but another to just completely bash like Google and/or Apple is paying you to bash the competition. I just don't get it. I was a hard core Windows loyalist, yes, but I can't recall if I was so mean about someone's choice to use a platform. All have pros and cons, it's just a matter of what the individual is OK with.
    10-29-2016 12:26 AM
  11. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    Just watched a follow up video of a certain guy on YouTube who spent 2k for his Apple Experiment, and that video went viral, which was how I found him originally. Anyway, so he got the iPhone 7 and the comments are nuts. The strong loyalty that a good amount of people have towards one or the other is kind of disturbing since they are bashing his review, and the general platform with so much hate.

    Why are some of us like this? It's one thing if it is a joke, but another to just completely bash like Google and/or Apple is paying you to bash the competition. I just don't get it. I was a hard core Windows loyalist, yes, but I can't recall if I was so mean about someone's choice to use a platform. All have pros and cons, it's just a matter of what the individual is OK with.
    To be fair I have seen this kind of irrational loyalty with other companies. I have seen this behavior with T-Mobile for instance. I say this as a long time T-Mobile user who has been with them since they were Voicestream. I don't disparage someone who goes with Verizon etc. for instance. Everyone has their reasons. I think it's an innate tribal thing in that we are all guilty of it to some degree but as you say, it should never get to cult level.
    10-29-2016 10:56 AM
  12. anon(6038817)'s Avatar
    To be fair I have seen this kind of irrational loyalty with other companies. I have seen this behavior with T-Mobile for instance. I say this as a long time T-Mobile user who has been with them since they were Voicestream. I don't disparage someone who goes with Verizon etc. for instance. Everyone has their reasons. I think it's an innate tribal thing in that we are all guilty of it to some degree but as you say, it should never get to cult level.
    It's called self-deception, and yes, we all do it to some degree. It's our way of trying to justify our decisions, thoughts, and actions.

    I've tried all the major mobile platforms (and continue to switch around between them) and happen to be a fan of whichever one I'm using at the time. But I have never gone out of my way to bash other platforms or the people who use them.

    I always say each platform has its own unique strengths and weaknesses. For each of us it comes down to which strengths we want and which weaknesses we are willing to live with.

    Just get what you want and be happy. And it's okay to let others get what they want and be happy, even if they choose differently than you.
    10-29-2016 12:01 PM
  13. Shamshi-Adad's Avatar
    It's called self-deception, and yes, we all do it to some degree. It's our way of trying to justify our decisions, thoughts, and actions.

    I've tried all the major mobile platforms (and continue to switch around between them) and happen to be a fan of whichever one I'm using at the time. But I have never gone out of my way to bash other platforms or the people who use them.

    I always say each platform has its own unique strengths and weaknesses. For each of us it comes down to which strengths we want and which weaknesses we are willing to live with.

    Just get what you want and be happy. And it's okay to let others get what they want and be happy, even if they choose differently than you.
    All this common sense comin' outta the walls here; I don't know if I can absorb it all. Actually it does the heart good to be reassured once in a while that there's people like y'all.

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    10-29-2016 12:27 PM
  14. steven girdham's Avatar
    Well I gone and done it upgraded from my Lumia 950xl after having Windows phones since the day's of Pda have I done the right thing don't know Will go back if there ever is a surface phone 📞 or something like bit of a sad 😢 day
    10-30-2016 12:23 PM
  15. mark233's Avatar
    ...I've got an itch. I've diagnosed it as Pixel Rash and boy does it itch. I'm tempted to scratch it for relief but I'm not willing to part with the $$$ just yet.
    10-30-2016 04:25 PM
  16. libra89's Avatar
    ...I've got an itch. I've diagnosed it as Pixel Rash and boy does it itch. I'm tempted to scratch it for relief but I'm not willing to part with the $$$ just yet.
    Haha yeah! All of these videos and articles about the Pixel being amazing, makes it so hard but as you said, that money though
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    10-30-2016 04:53 PM
  17. anon(6038817)'s Avatar
    ...I've got an itch. I've diagnosed it as Pixel Rash and boy does it itch. I'm tempted to scratch it for relief but I'm not willing to part with the $$$ just yet.
    It's a nice phone, for sure. But I think it's a bit over-hyped like the iPhone.
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    10-30-2016 04:54 PM
  18. libra89's Avatar
    It's a nice phone, for sure. But I think it's a bit over-hyped like the iPhone.
    From what I'm seeing, it's somewhat justified. If the Pixel only came in the XL size, I would write it off instantly but since it also comes in 5", it's not helping me.
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    10-30-2016 04:58 PM
  19. Joe920's Avatar
    It's a nice phone, for sure. But I think it's a bit over-hyped like the iPhone.
    Agreed. I keep having trouble remembering what was so great about it. Good camera, pure Android experience, and Project Fi compatible. And apps. I think that's it. Nothing to get too excited about compared to my 950XL. Well, those apps maybe.
    10-30-2016 05:03 PM
  20. mark233's Avatar
    Yesterday I sold my Moto X Pure Edition to a coworker. His first (and only smartphone he's ever had) was the Lumia 925. He's had it for 3 years. The earpiece speaker went bad and when he was on the phone he had to use speaker phone.

    He mentioned going Android but couldn't afford a high end one that he was interested in so I offered to let him test drive my Moto X. Long story short he loved the Moto X Pure so I sold it to him at an affordable price for him.

    Now I'm hankering for another android device. That is the reason for my Pixel Rash itch ... but dang that's a lot of $$$. The other $$$ device I'm interested in is the LG V20.

    However I'm just trying to resist these wants at the moment. Still happy with the remaining phones I have.
    10-30-2016 06:31 PM
  21. Joe920's Avatar
    Now I'm hankering for another android device. That is the reason for my Pixel Rash itch ... but dang that's a lot of $$$. The other $$$ device I'm interested in is the LG V20.
    The LG looks very good as well, but personally I can't bring myself to buy another 'skinned Android' phone after my Fire Phone (in my defense, it was effectively $80).

    As for the Pixel, there's reason to believe that the next Pixel iteration will be a lot better since the current one seems to have been kind of rushed. But by the time that the next Pixel rolls around your Android itch might have turned terminal.
    10-30-2016 07:12 PM
  22. mary beth hale's Avatar
    ...I've got an itch. I've diagnosed it as Pixel Rash and boy does it itch. I'm tempted to scratch it for relief but I'm not willing to part with the $$$ just yet.
    Soooo much $$$$$$! I just have to figure out how to convince my company let me trade in my work Note 4 and have them purchase the Pixel for me... Fat chance.
    10-30-2016 07:46 PM
  23. mary beth hale's Avatar
    From what I'm seeing, it's somewhat justified. If the Pixel only came in the XL size, I would write it off instantly but since it also comes in 5", it's not helping me.
    For me it would have to be the XL. Love my two big screen phones.
    10-30-2016 08:06 PM
  24. libra89's Avatar
    For me it would have to be the XL. Love my two big screen phones.
    Yeah that makes sense since you have a note phone and the 950xl, right?

    OMG, had a birthday thing tonight with friends and one of them had a Pixel. It's so nice looking in real life. He said that he liked it mostly.
    10-30-2016 08:32 PM
  25. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Yeah that makes sense since you have a note phone and the 950xl, right?

    OMG, had a birthday thing tonight with friends and one of them had a Pixel. It's so nice looking in real life. He said that he liked it mostly.
    I'm just a phone nut. I'd have a bunch of them if I had the money. They're both fun and useful. Can't say that about many things. Haven't tried iPhone though. Been using both WP and Android for about 5 years.
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    10-30-2016 08:58 PM
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