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  1. Jonnie LasVegas's Avatar
    It's a sad day for me really. But I think I have no choice. I've been a Win Phone user since the 900 was released, and i've invested in a 920 and a 1020 and patiently waited for the ecosystem to grow.. I've come to the realization that the platform is stuck and I don't see the light at the end of the tunnel. The balance of my household uses iPhones and every time I pick my wife's phone up and try an app, I'm blown away with how much better it is. It's like driving a ferrari vs. a hyundai. It's not even close. Now I also tried the GS5 this weekend and was nothing but impressed. The sad thing, its not the OS itself that is driving me away, its simply the lack of quality apps. From Uber to American Express, the experience is weak on WP8.1 and I'm no longer confident that it will catch up. It is what it is as they say, but I think its time to make the switch back to an ecosystem that is fully-baked. Am I missing the light here? Would others agree that WP8.1 is - literally - years away from getting the apps needed to being a serious contender?
    As much as I love windows phone 8.1, I agree that we are years, at best, from getting the same or similar app experience as iOS or Android. Which is sad, I love the look of this OS. Sure it lags a lil more than an iPhone, but a lot less than an android. But it still is so unique. Just wish we could get the same level of app support so we could fully enjoy this beautiful looking OS.
    05-27-2014 12:26 PM
  2. Gustavo Pereira's Avatar
    Was considering switching to LG L70, but I see that the new Motorolas are much better. I just need time to decide between the G and X. G is a lower investment for a great device, but the Moto X calls my attention with the excellent camera and high resolution. I'll stick with my 520 for another 2, maybe 3 months while I make my decision. Also waiting for some crazy sale, so I cant get it for a nice price.
    GrandGerminator likes this.
    05-27-2014 06:16 PM
  3. ErR0rPr0n3's Avatar
    "All editions of the GPS tracker app for Windows Phone 8, including the paid edition, cannot set the track interval less than 30 minutes. This is limited by the Windows Phone 8 platform. The platform api does not allow the app to wake up in less than 30 minute interval.
    That was an OS limitation (to conserve battery life I believe) In 8.1 I believe the rate that background apps can run code is down to once per minute.
    Helder Costa1 likes this.
    05-27-2014 06:49 PM
  4. Helder Costa1's Avatar
    i hope MS read this thread. i'm a happy man using WP. had a 610, 520, 720, 920 and now got the 925. i hope they improve WP platform not only with transparent tiles and cortana... they have to do something about apps and stores too. you don't see many WP at the stores if any in many stores. dont see no advertisements on the streets or magazines or newspapers or even on internet... don't see no new phones apart the 630 and 930 anounced months ago and still to come out... what the f****k are they doing???? what are they waiting for??? I'M waiting till the end of the year to see if something changes,if not i'm also moving dispite i like WP A LOT. GET SOME MORE PHONES OUT, ADVERTISE, OPEN OR USE THE NOKIA STORES TO SELL YOUR DEVICES AND OTHERS WITH WP!!!! WHAT DO YOU WANT THE MONEY FOR MS??? CAN DO BETTER THAN THIS!!! ANYWAY I LOVE WP A LOT HOPE THEY READ THIS...
    Byrese likes this.
    05-27-2014 06:50 PM
  5. Nokia Boy's Avatar
    i got tired of wp8.1 lag and battery drain,if not get fixed after official update,im thinking getting back to android with nokia x or xl
    05-28-2014 04:15 PM
  6. Jonnie LasVegas's Avatar
    i got tired of wp8.1 lag and battery drain,if not get fixed after official update,im thinking getting back to android with nokia x or xl
    Yeah, the lag and animation stuttering are annoying. Hopefully they remedy that with the official release. It was bad on my 920, worse on my 1520, but not as bad on my gf's 1020.
    05-28-2014 07:56 PM
  7. DBZo07's Avatar
    I am switching from Windows Phone to an iPhone 5s.

    I have the both device with me now but I want to make a proper transition.
    Guys I need your help,

    I want my transition to be smooth and hazel free. Hence, I will only put my sim into iPhone after I get help from you guys

    Features/Apps I used most,

    Windows mail-Similar experience in iPhone?
    OneNote-How is OneNote on iPhone?
    Pocket recorder-I need a recorder daily.
    Office-Office editors excel words pdf
    OneDrive-I have all data on OneDrive, it doesn't matter if I move to Dropbox or iCloud.
    WhatsApp-Heavy usage but planning to get bbm too on iPhone.
    MyTube/YouTube-Daily usage.

    Guys, suggest me for the above and other important info on switching over.

    Other relevant information ,
    I have to move as my office teammates demanded, we get iPhone from our company. I wasn't moving to iPhone as I love windows phone but due to some reason I lagged in certain areas, I prefer not to make flames here so just need assistance.
    05-30-2014 10:09 AM
  8. nicfromwales's Avatar
    Wouldn't iPhone users be better equipped to deal with your queries?
    DBZo07 likes this.
    05-30-2014 10:12 AM
  9. iamtim's Avatar
    I am switching from Windows Phone to an iPhone 5s.
    I have - and use - both a Lumia 820 and an iPhone 5S.

    Windows mail-Similar experience in iPhone?
    Yes, basically.

    OneNote-How is OneNote on iPhone?
    It's better on iPhone. They recently released an update which makes OneNote way awesome on the iPhone, and it has not been released to Windows Phone yet.

    Pocket recorder-I need a recorder daily.
    There is a built-in recorder, I think, but I've never used it. Can't help you there, although I'm sure you'll be able to find a workable app.

    Office-Office editors excel words pdf
    OneDrive-I have all data on OneDrive, it doesn't matter if I move to Dropbox or iCloud.
    Office Mobile on iPhone is better than on Windows Phone, again thanks to a recent update. It's free on iPhone and allows for full editing and OneNote integration (if you have the OneDrive app). OneDrive works well on iPhone as well.

    WhatsApp-Heavy usage but planning to get bbm too on iPhone.
    MyTube/YouTube-Daily usage.
    I wouldn't use WhatsApp to save my soul, and I don't use Google services so I have no first hand experience with either. I'm sure you'll find the experience pleasing on both, my understanding is that WhatsApp is better on the iPhone. Well, on anything other than Windows Phone, heh.

    Hope that all helps. The iPhone is a good platform. So is Windows Phone. Enjoy!
    DBZo07 likes this.
    05-30-2014 10:21 AM
  10. DBZo07's Avatar
    Wouldn't iPhone users be better equipped to deal with your queries?
    Yeah I know but there is possibility that a person with both devices can have better resolution. I also posted on iMore forum, to get addressed by iPhone users.

    I have - and use - both a Lumia 820 and an iPhone 5S
    ....
    Hope that all helps. The iPhone is a good platform. So is Windows Phone. Enjoy!

    Yes , just one more question- Will it be possible to transfer recorded audio to pc? Cause I think iPhone doesn't allow.
    05-30-2014 11:36 AM
  11. iamtim's Avatar
    Yes , just one more question- Will it be possible to transfer recorded audio to pc? Cause I think iPhone doesn't allow.
    I *think* that if you use the stock Apple app, yes, you can import voice recordings into iTunes on your PC. Not sure of the exact details, but I know that iTunes does allow for that.
    DBZo07 likes this.
    05-30-2014 11:42 AM
  12. Byrese's Avatar
    It's a sad day for me really. But I think I have no choice. I've been a Win Phone user since the 900 was released, and i've invested in a 920 and a 1020 and patiently waited for the ecosystem to grow.. I've come to the realization that the platform is stuck and I don't see the light at the end of the tunnel. The balance of my household uses iPhones and every time I pick my wife's phone up and try an app, I'm blown away with how much better it is. It's like driving a ferrari vs. a hyundai. It's not even close. Now I also tried the GS5 this weekend and was nothing but impressed. The sad thing, its not the OS itself that is driving me away, its simply the lack of quality apps. From Uber to American Express, the experience is weak on WP8.1 and I'm no longer confident that it will catch up. It is what it is as they say, but I think its time to make the switch back to an ecosystem that is fully-baked. Am I missing the light here? Would others agree that WP8.1 is - literally - years away from getting the apps needed to being a serious contender?

    It's true that the app count is on the lower end and I'd another OS fires your needs then more power to you. My only thing would be I'd you really need all those apps but if you do you do. I absolutely love ❤ my WP. Have you tried 8.1? Anyway good luck 🍀
    06-01-2014 12:09 AM
  13. SchlepNT's Avatar
    Agreed with the app situation on Windows Phone. I have an 8X for work, and a Galaxy S4 as my personal phone. Tapatalk now is almost as good as the Android version, and Beats Music is every bit as nice (although a bit laggy). Other apps like IMDB and Slacker Radio are there but awful.

    I'd like to make the switch to just having one phone, but it's a bit impossible for me at the moment. Supposedly the company may offer a choice when we upgrade in February. It'd be great to see the app choice pick up in the next few months to solidify a WP choice instead of Android.
    06-01-2014 03:01 AM
  14. HAMEDACC's Avatar
    First Thanks to @a5cent who Closed my Thread
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...1-dev-prv.html
    any way

    Why I chose WP8:
    - Its Unique UI
    - Tired of iOS UI and iOS limitations(like: music downloading and syncing and ...)

    and Why Leave WP8.1 and Give iOS 8 another chance:
    - WP lag
    - WP frustrating Resuming
    - WP app gap
    - WP app last updated gap (look at Line, Viber, Instagram, facebook apps and its deference on WP and iOS and Android)
    - WP leaves First Priorities and focuses on Second
    06-04-2014 06:52 PM
  15. Flagz's Avatar
    Well as I said it was inevitable. I'm finally in the Market for an Android. I've been a Windows Phone user since the day one HTC HD7, and I'm finally jumping ship.

    First of all, I'm NOT unhappy with my phone, more just unsatisfied. My phone (8X & ATIV S) works flawlessly and I'll likely still use them, the only difference is the G3 will be my daily driver.

    I AM however unhappy with T-Mobile's windows phones selection. Honestly, Windows Phone IS behind in Apps, but I'm ready to accept that. The only real problem is I want a LARGE HD screen with a great design, and this is exactly it. I never liked the look of the Galaxy Series, and the Xperia series has boring designs. The build quality is great, actually it matches up to the M8, but that phones camera is subpar.

    The G3 would be my dream phone if it ran WP8.1, even if Windows Phone doesn't take full advantage of the screen real estate. I'm HUGE on Movies, Videos and Games so it only makes perfect sense.

    As for the AppGap and Feature Gap it is real. Believe it or not. Universal MOGA support, Full IR Blaster support are welcomed features. An app for my local news company, current bank, employee portal, DirecTV (that works well and has full features), and ALOT of games are also welcomed.

    The hardware of the G3 is top of the line, and I'm not talking about just the screen. The back buttons leave much to be desired, but the build quality is noted for being excellent despite being plastic with a removable back. Wireless Charging, current Bluetooth standards, NFC, and the camera are all appreciated, and the screen (while niche) at least has that pop features since its not AMOLED. The battery (though will be drained faster than usual) is a good size. Battery life shouldn't be any less than my Lumia 925 as I usually am lucky to get 7 hours. I carry a charger anyway so it wont make a difference. The one things that caught my mind is LACK OF BEZEL! Thank god some company did our right. This is the only phone that's made me content with bezel. Even my Fiances GS5 doesn't please me in this aspect.

    Now the gripes.. First, I'm gonna have to use a GOOGLE product, secondly I'm losing Cortana, and last but not least Im losing all the Xbox Games.

    Sorry Windows Phone/T-Mobile but if you don't have a flagship 5"+ Windows Phone by the end of the month, I'm gone.
    06-04-2014 08:04 PM
  16. TheMightyCraken's Avatar
    Well isn't HTC coming out with the HTC W8? The new flagship?
    06-04-2014 08:07 PM
  17. Flagz's Avatar
    Before people hop in and complain telling me to buy an off contract because it's cheaper, here's a breakdown of frequent upgrades (every 6 months) on T-Mobile's Jump.

    Pay Day One $40 average tax. Pay every month for 6 months $20 average.

    6mo x $20 = $120 + $40 = $160.

    On average Tmobile customers are only paying $160 for the phone for a total "leasing" of 6 months, not bad if you always want the latest and greatest without caring for an "Extra" phone. It makes sense to us, you don't understand then tough luck.

    *Some Phones cost more, but I haven't seen on with more than $50 tax and $30 a month
    06-04-2014 08:13 PM
  18. Flagz's Avatar
    Well isn't HTC coming out with the HTC W8? The new flagship?
    Rumored for only VZW
    06-04-2014 08:13 PM
  19. Gustavo Pereira's Avatar
    Just bought a Moto G, should arrive by tuesday. I managed to sell my Lumia 520 for a reasonable price. Thanks Nokia, Microsoft, despite some failures, i had good 7 months with my device.

    Not planing to come back, but i'll keep cheering, hoping that Windows Phone can have the respect that it deserves.
    06-06-2014 11:17 AM
  20. DBZo07's Avatar
    I *think* that if you use the stock Apple app, yes, you can import voice recordings into iTunes on your PC. Not sure of the exact details, but I know that iTunes does allow for that.
    Successfully moved from windows phone to iOS. Life is so simple Man. Thanks bro for your help.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    06-06-2014 12:36 PM
  21. guillams's Avatar
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    No good apps are on this phone and I have had it for over a year. It seems every commercial, every company gives the same old pitch Now available on Android and iPhone but never mentions Windows.

    The one app, the one feature I want most, Windows can never deliver and it is because Windows phones are programmed a certain way. All I want is an app that I can track my children when they go to school IN REAL TIME and Windows phones no matter what app you use will not allow updating in less than 30 minute intervals. What good is tracking my kids every 30 minutes? Windows phones are really nothing more than nice looking phones that cant do anything. I will switch to Android or iPhone in 8 months. Cant wait
    this is the app you were looking for Check out "Life360 Family Loc..." for Windows Phone http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=...2-9984b6aaaf9c
    TheMightyCraken likes this.
    06-06-2014 12:38 PM
  22. Phone Enthusiast's Avatar
    Agreed with the app situation on Windows Phone. I have an 8X for work, and a Galaxy S4 as my personal phone. Tapatalk now is almost as good as the Android version, and Beats Music is every bit as nice (although a bit laggy). Other apps like IMDB and Slacker Radio are there but awful.

    I'd like to make the switch to just having one phone, but it's a bit impossible for me at the moment. Supposedly the company may offer a choice when we upgrade in February. It'd be great to see the app choice pick up in the next few months to solidify a WP choice instead of Android.
    I'm in the same boat. Have a Note 2 and a 8x, which I really want to enjoy as my primary device, but the apps just aren't there. The Facebook one is downright awful, and now that I've went to 8.1 dev preview, don't even have the people hub integration. That and hardware wise, my 8x just doesn't hold a candle to a quad core Android with 2GB ram. I know some say Android is inefficient, and I agree with it, but it seems Android OEMs have simply added more horsepower under the hood to power through it. The 8x has little lag under 8.1, and neither does the Note 2 under Android 4.3, soon to get KitKat. And going from a 5.5 inch to a 4.3 inch screen is very difficult as well. I'm sure maybe if I had a 1020 or 1520 I'd feel differently.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk
    06-06-2014 07:30 PM
  23. maj71303's Avatar
    Well I have again left Windows Phone and this time it might be the last switch. I tried my hardest to not switch but the app situation and the late to the game updates are indeed starting to wear on me. Microsoft moves a bit to slow to get themselves in the game IMO. Also the facts that Microsoft own apps are better on other platforms than it's own makes windows phone look bad. Their priorities seem to be to just give us the bare basics and that just won't do anymore. I have a Lumia 1520, 820, & 520 that are now being cast off to other relatives to use that are just beginning to enter the smartphone market.

    I myself now have a Sony Xperia Z2 and I must say it is indeed stunning device and I feel that I won't be going back to Windows Phone ever again. What a waste Microsoft has made a platform with great promise. The fact that the next big Windows Phone release isn't going to happen until sometime down in November just makes the decision easier. Microsoft needs to wake up and see that their competitors are going to roll over them. IMO I think Microsoft is just trying to hold on to a piece of the mobile market and tablets since they were late to the game.
    06-08-2014 10:42 PM
  24. IceCrush's Avatar
    Windows phone 8.1 music app sync problems is the nail in the coffin for me..
    06-12-2014 06:54 AM
  25. dov1978's Avatar
    bear with WP a little longer. I know WP user say it all the time, but the WP 8.1 will change ALOT of things. Also regarding support, You picked wrong manufacturer, not OS :)
    I've been "bearing with WP a little longer" since I first got my Lumia 800 on WP7.5. Jumped between IOS and Android in between Lumia's 920, 925, 1020 and now 1520. Things have really come on in 8.1 but there's nothing more frustrating or disheartening than trying to get a new or even semi new app because realistically it will be old by the time it comes to WP. Add the fact the apps we do have are so poor quality and feature lacking to those on iOS or Android. I love Lumia phones and I'll keep coming back everytime I forget about the frustrations I have with the platform like I have this week. The rumour of an iPhone 'phablet' as well as the release of the Galaxy Note 4 will be hard to resist in September so time will tell.


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    06-12-2014 07:33 AM
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