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  1. Mr Holle's Avatar
    This thread is for you! Please let us know which device you had, which device you are switching to, and why you are switching.
    Got a Lumia 930 as business phone. I decided to report my phone broken so that I get an Samsung Galaxy A3 instead. After updating to WM10 the microphone stops working at the Moment I turn on the Speaker. It's a known Problem which can be solved only by downgrade OS. But if that helps, an update for WM10 would do the same, but Looks like nobody cares at MS.
    But anyway I am happy about the stupid bug, because this way I could get rid of my Lumia.
    Network strength is always worse than my private mobile phone, battery is empty after 1,5 days without doing much with the phone, but the worst Thing about Windows phones is the lack of apps. I was looking for a babyphone app... nope, was looking for a good app to resize pictures... nope. And that's always the same, whatever I am looking for.
    My mum has the Lumia 630, which is actually working better than my Lumia 930 and as she is doing very rudimentary Things with it, it's actually not that bad for her. But for me with it's a nightmare.
    Just tried to send a Picture by mail. Using add Pictures Ends up with a 5 MB photo. Tried to resize it... without success. At the end I send a whatsapp message, added the Picture and afterwards I shared the Picture again - now it's in a good size. But really? Thats the Workaround for a mobile phone in 2017?
    Whatever... just 2-3 weeks and I am finally able to be productive with my phone again.
    03-02-2017 03:11 AM
  2. garak0410's Avatar
    I'll most likely get a Nexus or another Moto next time around.
    I have to say the Moto Phones, even the mid range, are very good phones. Call me impressed.
    03-02-2017 02:00 PM
  3. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    The Nokia 6 Android phone is good. Check that out if you can. However, I will still stay with W10M for now.
    03-03-2017 07:43 AM
  4. Joe920's Avatar
    The Nokia 6 Android phone is good. Check that out if you can. However, I will still stay with W10M for now.
    Yeah, if Nokia makes a slightly higher end model with kick *** camera, stock Android, and regular updates, I might have to switch.. from iOS! :)
    03-03-2017 07:59 AM
  5. libra89's Avatar
    Any thoughts on Google rolling out Google Assistant to phones with 6.0 and 7.0? Does anyone care? Are you going to use it?

    I think it might be nice to try out on my Honor 8 but I hope we can still use Google Now.
    03-03-2017 08:05 AM
  6. Rinsun's Avatar
    Any thoughts on Google rolling out Google Assistant to phones with 6.0 and 7.0? Does anyone care? Are you going to use it?

    I think it might be nice to try out on my Honor 8 but I hope we can still use Google Now.
    Google Assistant is not yet available in my country(India) though my phone is on 7.0 and some other phones of my family members are on 6.0.We have English India as our phone language and region is India. I believe it will be available later in the year.
    I will try it out when it becomes available.
    BTW,have you got back your Android phone ?
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    03-03-2017 09:48 AM
  7. libra89's Avatar
    Google Assistant is not yet available in my country(India) though my phone is on 7.0 and some other phones of my family members are on 6.0.We have English India as our phone language and region is India. I believe it will be available later in the year.
    I will try it out when it becomes available.
    BTW,have you got back your Android phone ?
    Not yet. It has already arrived at the repair center. I'm just waiting now. They originally told me it can take 7-10 business days.
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    03-03-2017 10:16 AM
  8. Woodchuck3400's Avatar
    Any thoughts on Google rolling out Google Assistant to phones with 6.0 and 7.0? Does anyone care? Are you going to use it?

    I think it might be nice to try out on my Honor 8 but I hope we can still use Google Now.
    I use it on my S7 but it's nowhere as good as Cortana. It will interact with most apps, except the Amazon Music app which kills me while driving. Samsung Play wants to show me videos versus songs I own and loaded into my phone. Reminders are terrible and border being imperceptible, especially location based. No snooze or complete, just shows up in notification and don't miss the beep. Works really well for voice dictation while texting and web searches. OK Google doesn't not work all of the time on my phone.

    Hope that helps.
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    03-03-2017 10:38 AM
  9. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I use it on my S7 but it's nowhere as good as Cortana. It will interact with most apps, except the Amazon Music app which kills me while driving. Samsung Play wants to show me videos versus songs I own and loaded into my phone. Reminders are terrible and border being imperceptible, especially location based. No snooze or complete, just shows up in notification and don't miss the beep. Works really well for voice dictation while texting and web searches. OK Google doesn't not work all of the time on my phone.

    Hope that helps.
    Sounds like it doesn't, really.

    03-03-2017 02:23 PM
  10. Woodchuck3400's Avatar
    Sounds like it doesn't, really.

    I really miss Cortana. It's nice having a phone that works though. I may have gotten a lemon with the 950.
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    03-03-2017 03:34 PM
  11. Tode89's Avatar
    Hi guys!
    I daily read this site and I often find interesting articles with listed and explained reasons to continue trusting Windows 10.

    I'd like instead to open a thread and list some reasons that are pushing me to leave. After three years dedicated following every single development of Windows and with the idea to buy a Lumia and complete my personal ecosystem (I have a W10 pc, a surface, an android phone and I use all microsoft's services), now I need a new phone and I'm probably going to buy an iPhone...

    Why?? Here are my reasons:

    1- APP GAP there are articles and articles trying to convince people that there is no app gap, but if I'll go with W10 I can't have an app to use with my MTB, with my bank, at my cinema, a good travel guide. I'm not searching superfluous servicies, but also the essential ones are missing, or their quality is so bad.

    2 - NEVER COMPLETE W8.1 should have been the solution to a not yet mature system like W8. It wasn't.. so W10 should complete the path.. but no, only a work in progress. So, waited for redstone1 to found all solutions, again not everything was implemented. Waiting the next spring update, or redstone2, 3, n... it seems an infinite work in progress, I could accept it but every good idea is implemented always too late or we Always need to wait an addition function that should complete it

    3 - BAD QUALITY This is the most disappointing reason. When I use an app or a service on Windows it always seems not well finished, designed, functional. I'm thinking of basic included apps (mail, pictures, maps, edge, notification center, cortana, live Tiles...), I can find for every service a better one on the competitor side

    3- USE IN THE CAR Clear, in a new car I can use just Android or iOS..

    4 - BEAUTIFUL DEVICES This point is so subjective I know, but in terms of design I prefer a lot Apple products. In my opinion is not just an aesthetics matter but also an usability one.

    So, this is a rough summary of my thinking by now.
    I regret it because I really trust in the unique ecosystem that Microsoft is trying to build.
    But now, buying a Windows' phone (especially out of US) could be a suicide for the use I need.

    Thanks for reading and, please, tell me your opinion or experience.
    Regards.

    Stefano
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    03-03-2017 06:21 PM
  12. HeyCori's Avatar
    Not a good week for syncing contacts on Android. Yesterday I added a new contact and less than an hour later my contact magically disappeared. That was nothing compared to today. All of my girl's contacts disappeared this morning. We both sync contacts using our Outlook accounts. Never had a problem when using a WP but Android constantly gives us problems. Grrr. I can put up with it because I'm a big boy but I was legit tempted to replace her Android with an iPhone. We fixed the problem by removing the account and adding it back.
    03-03-2017 10:46 PM
  13. libra89's Avatar
    Not a good week for syncing contacts on Android. Yesterday I added a new contact and less than an hour later my contact magically disappeared. That was nothing compared to today. All of my girl's contacts disappeared this morning. We both sync contacts using our Outlook accounts. Never had a problem when using a WP but Android constantly gives us problems. Grrr. I can put up with it because I'm a big boy but I was legit tempted to replace her Android with an iPhone. We fixed the problem by removing the account and adding it back.
    That sounds so annoying! Glad to hear that it worked out.
    03-04-2017 12:30 AM
  14. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Not a good week for syncing contacts on Android. Yesterday I added a new contact and less than an hour later my contact magically disappeared. That was nothing compared to today. All of my girl's contacts disappeared this morning. We both sync contacts using our Outlook accounts. Never had a problem when using a WP but Android constantly gives us problems. Grrr. I can put up with it because I'm a big boy but I was legit tempted to replace her Android with an iPhone. We fixed the problem by removing the account and adding it back.
    I just can't do Android anymore because of this very reason. You're right, iOS and Microsoft have no problem with PIM but Android would test Mother Teresa.
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    03-04-2017 12:37 PM
  15. libra89's Avatar
    I just can't do Android anymore because of this very reason. You're right, iOS and Microsoft have no problem with PIM but Android would test Mother Teresa.
    Yeah I hate that it is this way. Kind of annoying to go from all to none when it comes to this. I don't think I would ever sell my SE...unless I am getting another smaller iPhone haha.

    It's in the same way how I doubt that I can ever go without a Windows phone as an option.
    03-04-2017 02:21 PM
  16. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    I've come to the conclusion that it would take something special from either iOS or Android to make me switch to them. And no, it won't be due to a missing app either.
    03-05-2017 05:29 AM
  17. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    Hi guys!
    I daily read this site and I often find interesting articles with listed and explained reasons to continue trusting Windows 10.

    I'd like instead to open a thread and list some reasons that are pushing me to leave. After three years dedicated following every single development of Windows and with the idea to buy a Lumia and complete my personal ecosystem (I have a W10 pc, a surface, an android phone and I use all microsoft's services), now I need a new phone and I'm probably going to buy an iPhone...

    Why?? Here are my reasons:

    1- APP GAP there are articles and articles trying to convince people that there is no app gap, but if I'll go with W10 I can't have an app to use with my MTB, with my bank, at my cinema, a good travel guide. I'm not searching superfluous servicies, but also the essential ones are missing, or their quality is so bad.

    2 - NEVER COMPLETE W8.1 should have been the solution to a not yet mature system like W8. It wasn't.. so W10 should complete the path.. but no, only a work in progress. So, waited for redstone1 to found all solutions, again not everything was implemented. Waiting the next spring update, or redstone2, 3, n... it seems an infinite work in progress, I could accept it but every good idea is implemented always too late or we Always need to wait an addition function that should complete it

    3 - BAD QUALITY This is the most disappointing reason. When I use an app or a service on Windows it always seems not well finished, designed, functional. I'm thinking of basic included apps (mail, pictures, maps, edge, notification center, cortana, live Tiles...), I can find for every service a better one on the competitor side

    3- USE IN THE CAR Clear, in a new car I can use just Android or iOS..

    4 - BEAUTIFUL DEVICES This point is so subjective I know, but in terms of design I prefer a lot Apple products. In my opinion is not just an aesthetics matter but also an usability one.

    So, this is a rough summary of my thinking by now.
    I regret it because I really trust in the unique ecosystem that Microsoft is trying to build.
    But now, buying a Windows' phone (especially out of US) could be a suicide for the use I need.

    Thanks for reading and, please, tell me your opinion or experience.
    Regards.

    Stefano
    After using my Android phone for a while, I have to admit I no longer miss Windows Phone. I haven't used my Lumia 640 for a while now. I have a feeling future developments from Microsoft are going to be highend specialist devices catering to a niche, being enterprise or non mainstream consumers. At this point in time I feel like I am not adding anything to this forums anymore so am literally on the verge of just cancelling my account here and finally wondering off into the sunset so to spreak .

    I tried Windows phone twice as I always believe in giving everything a second chance but I guess I'm just not a hardcore Windows 10 Mobile fan at the end of the day.

    Like many though I am still curious as to where Microsoft's strategy (if they ever really had one!) is going to end up.
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    03-06-2017 11:55 AM
  18. RumoredNow's Avatar
    At this point in time I feel like I am not adding anything to this forums anymore so am literally on the verge of just cancelling my account here and finally wondering off into the sunset so to spreak .
    Ummm... Cancelling the account is not necessary. Just wander away if that is what you want.

    Your Passport which logs you into Windows Central also logs you into all of these Blogs and forums:
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    + whatever the Evil Geniuses at Mobile Nations devise in future...

    When you log in to any of those, your Global Post Count and Likes total follow you. Instant street cred.

    I mean if you don't want to chat about any tech ever, then I guess you could "cancel" the account. Here is what the Community Rules say:
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    If you wish to disable your account for any reason at any time, please contact accounts at mobilenations dot com.
    03-06-2017 12:28 PM
  19. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    Ummm... Cancelling the account is not necessary. Just wander away if that is what you want.

    Your Passport which logs you into Windows Central also logs you into all of these Blogs and forums:
    Android Forums at AndroidCentral.com
    Connectedly Forum
    BlackBerry Forums at CrackBerry.com
    iPhone, iPad, iPod Forums at iMore.com
    TeslaCentral Forum
    VRHeads Forum
    webOS Nation Forums
    + whatever the Evil Geniuses at Mobile Nations devise in future...

    When you log in to any of those, your Global Post Count and Likes total follow you. Instant street cred.

    I mean if you don't want to chat about any tech ever, then I guess you could "cancel" the account. Here is what the Community Rules say:
    I guess you have a point. Perhaps I just need to go on an extended sabbatical for a bit lol
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    03-06-2017 02:18 PM
  20. libra89's Avatar
    I guess you have a point. Perhaps I just need to go on an extended sabbatical for a bit lol
    Or you could just go to the forum of the phone you are currently using. A number of us do that too with other phones/tablets that we might be using at the moment.
    03-06-2017 02:23 PM
  21. libra89's Avatar
    For anyone else curious about my broken phone, I got it back and all is good!

    I think I'm fine being a rebel and not updating my iPhone se and my Honor 8. Call me silly but I don't care for the changes. There are very few apps on iOS that don't work on version 9.

    Edit: Thank you Laura for your amazing suggestion of the Android outlook app called Nine! Finally tried it and I love it. It's so good.
    Last edited by libra89; 03-06-2017 at 06:27 PM.
    03-06-2017 04:54 PM
  22. tgp's Avatar
    Edit: Thank you Laura for your amazing suggestion of the Android outlook app called Nine! Finally tried it and I love it. It's so good.
    Maybe Microsoft should have bought Nine instead of Sunrise.
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    03-06-2017 09:18 PM
  23. libra89's Avatar
    Maybe Microsoft should have bought Nine instead of Sunrise.
    Haha true! I would have never thought that I could have my outlook contacts and calendar on my phone that easily.
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    03-06-2017 09:53 PM
  24. Rinsun's Avatar
    For anyone else curious about my broken phone, I got it back and all is good!
    Glad that it is fine and not a $300 paperweight to you .
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    03-07-2017 07:56 AM
  25. libra89's Avatar
    Glad that it is fine and not a $300 paperweight to you .
    Thank you. Me too. Back to using it as a phone for now.

    Edit: I got my Honor 8 back and it's been an adjustment to go back to shuffling my phone in my hand again so I may or may not try a X Compact again to settle this.
    Last edited by libra89; 03-07-2017 at 02:39 PM.
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    03-07-2017 08:16 AM
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