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  1. hack14u's Avatar
    I love the trend towards no more app drawer on Android. It's going to drive those people with a thousand apps installed crazy.
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    03-02-2016 09:41 PM
  2. Marius Edoardo's Avatar
    Yeah, I can relate and agree. Especially on the eBook readers whoa. I was trying out a 5x that I had one installed on, and now I'm trying out iOS. I was shocked to open up the reader and have it ask me if I want to continue where I left off on another device! I have never seen that option in my life on wp. I always had to manually find where I left off and that's very annoying when you are reading a long book (never mind the fact that it crashes too, and sometimes hitting the back button, makes me go way back in the book, welp). Weirdly enough, I don't miss live tiles. It's been almost a month since I used them. I miss the weather on the lock screen though. I like how easy it is to move between apps as well too.


    It's funny that you say this, because I feel the same way. I also miss the UI of Windows but I kind of like the simplicity of iOS honestly. I miss the way how Cortana can see into everything like she does on 8.1, but regardless I still have her anyway.
    Did you used bookviser? It's synchro trough my phone and PC the same way you said... But I don't know if work when you change devices
    03-02-2016 09:55 PM
  3. libra89's Avatar
    I love the trend towards no more app drawer on Android. It's going to drive those people with a thousand apps installed crazy.
    lol, if anything, switching platforms (in my case, trying out both Android and iOS) has made me realize the apps that I do actually use on a regular basis. When you have to keep setting up a new platform each time, you start to grow tired of downloading all the apps you don't use.

    Did you used bookviser? It's synchro trough my phone and PC the same way you said... But I don't know if work when you change devices
    I can't use that because I use apps that allow me to borrow ebooks from my local library, so that can't work out. If it was any old books, I might have considered that but thanks for the suggestion though. Also the Kindle app on Windows Phone is very disappointing.
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    03-02-2016 10:03 PM
  4. cmucodemonkey's Avatar
    I'm currently using the Lumia 735 through Verizon Wireless in the US. I would love one of the new Lumia's but my wife is under a device contract for her iPhone with Verizon. So rather than pay two cell phone bills I'm sticking with my 735 for now and hoping that Verizon will get a new Windows Phone device eventually. I don't really like iOS or Android, but iOS is the lesser of two evils in my book, so my backup plan is to upgrade my 735 to an iPhone.
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    03-03-2016 03:19 PM
  5. robert peake's Avatar
    ive just ordered my S7 edge for delivery next week. I havent been this excited since i ordered my 950. Sold my 950 but i reckon i'll be back in a year when hopefully windows 10 is rocking it will miss my windows phone, also liked the fact that not every one had one. but the 950 was unreliable and battery was useless
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    03-03-2016 04:16 PM
  6. savagelizards's Avatar
    Will anyone try the HP Elite X3 when it comes out? Will it have support for Verizon?
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-03-2016 06:03 PM
  7. chmun77's Avatar
    Will anyone try the HP Elite X3 when it comes out? Will it have support for Verizon?
    I heard that it is only available for enterprises?? I might be wrong about that.
    03-03-2016 07:21 PM
  8. JimmyShoes's Avatar
    Anyone moving back to Lumia because of "great battery life" should be warned that Windows 10 Mobile (at least on the preview) has been a battery killer.

    I litterally need to charge my phone at 7pm everyday, with 8.1 it gets my battery until noon on the next day.
    03-03-2016 08:39 PM
  9. kimigayo's Avatar
    930 here and battery is great on windows 10 preview. Light user, but can easily get two days before having to recharge.

    Anyone moving back to Lumia because of "great battery life" should be warned that Windows 10 Mobile (at least on the preview) has been a battery killer.

    So you haven't been this excited in what, five months?

    ive just ordered my S7 edge for delivery next week. I havent been this excited since i ordered my 950. Sold my 950 but i reckon i'll be back in a year when hopefully windows 10 is rocking it will miss my windows phone, also liked the fact that not every one had one. but the 950 was unreliable and battery was useless
    03-03-2016 10:17 PM
  10. xandros9's Avatar
    On the other hand, I ditched windows phone and now on iPhone. Man..... It's really an eye opener after staying with windows phone for so long. Facebook (with new emoticons Likes options), Messenger, Whatsapp, Flipboard, Instagram, official Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, MS office apps, Google apps, Manga rock, Overcast podcast player, Drama players, eBook readers, etc etc... I can go on and on. Every single app is working so much better and smoother than on windows phone! In addition to the vast selection of apps, they are also updated regularly! Unlike apps are like totally dead or even abandoned on windows phone. And most importantly, there is no longer Resuming / Reloading nonsense for me when switching apps! Moving between apps on iPhone just work in split seconds!

    Start screen in wp? Having only a few lines of text on the email tile is NOT informative at all. Not missing any of it. I can always go into the apps if I ever need any information, instead of waiting for the tiles to be updates / flipped. Static icons? No issue at all! Even Android is removing its app drawer to suit more like iOS home screen. Live tiles is over-rated.
    I agree on the eye opening part.
    The live tile layout though, I miss that and think its informative enough. Widgets are OK but a bit inconsistent, the badges of iOS apps are meh.

    I love the trend towards no more app drawer on Android. It's going to drive those people with a thousand apps installed crazy.
    Pretty sure Google came out and said the image without the drawer was simply artisticness and not reflective of N's nature.

    I heard that it is only available for enterprises?? I might be wrong about that.
    I thought so too!

    Anyone moving back to Lumia because of "great battery life" should be warned that Windows 10 Mobile (at least on the preview) has been a battery killer.

    I litterally need to charge my phone at 7pm everyday, with 8.1 it gets my battery until noon on the next day.
    I think hardware is still the deciding factor depending. My Galaxy Alpha with Android and a 1850 mAh pack matches my 920 when it was new at 2000 mAh. The Droid Maxx steamrolls some phones, same with the 1520. WP is no longer the most efficient. It's just mediocre at everything now.
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    03-04-2016 01:34 AM
  11. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Pretty sure Google came out and said the image without the drawer was simply artisticness and not reflective of N's nature.
    That wouldn't really matter, since Android users could always install an alternative launcher, such as Nova, to customize the device and include the app drawer.
    libra89, wgs84 and Guytronic like this.
    03-04-2016 02:17 AM
  12. Nucleotides Assembled's Avatar
    Android leads, Windows phones fade further in Gartner's smartphone sales report | PCWorld
    Month in, month out, I get news about how windows phone market share is free falling like nobody's business. Initially, I was attracted to windows phone instead of iphone and android because they are either too expensive, fragmented, or both etc. So, I bought a 930 (thinking that WP will have a fighting chance and rise up). Now, I am not so sure. I keep having the thought of going with the masses and re join the Android masses. I don't want to be the odd sheep still using WP while others are rip roaring with Android.
    Do you feel the same?
    03-04-2016 04:27 AM
  13. Timbre70's Avatar
    It's inevitable.
    03-04-2016 04:33 AM
  14. Nucleotides Assembled's Avatar
    What is inevitable?
    03-04-2016 05:02 AM
  15. AndyCalling's Avatar
    What is inevitable?
    Fate.
    libra89, xandros9 and Timbre70 like this.
    03-04-2016 05:26 AM
  16. libra89's Avatar
    I guess I already "jumped off", and it's surely not because that's what the masses appear to be doing. The numbers were enough for me to decide that it's time to try out one of the other two platforms.

    I started my trial to basically decide if I will ride along with Windows Phone/Mobile until wherever it gets to, but I couldn't decide that blindly. If you are able to, I recommend it. As far back as I can remember, I was the only person in my friend group using WP and that didn't bother me. Not in the least. I didn't care that my friends are a good mix of iPhone and Android, and the one person who doesn't use a smartphone.

    Do what is best for you and your life. I tried Android because it was cheaper than iOS, and while it was nice, it is too complex for my liking so iOS is winning right now. For me, I found myself missing the simplicity of Windows Phone while on Android, so at least on iOS, the simplicity is there. I recommend xandros9's great thread : http://forums.windowscentral.com/pho...adventure.html
    It's worth the read.
    Last edited by libra89; 03-04-2016 at 08:20 AM.
    03-04-2016 08:05 AM
  17. savagelizards's Avatar
    I heard that it is only available for enterprises?? I might be wrong about that.
    That would be a shame, but it might make some sense. That would be a channel that HP would understand.

    I am just frustrated that my Icon is over 2 years old now and there is no WP flagship for me to move to. To make things worse, I dropped my phone last month and the screen cracked. I want to hang in until the Surface Phone comes out, but I might not make it. I would love it if SOMEONE would come out with a 6-inch phone, atom processor, running the full windows 10 in tablet mode, with a 4k screen, good cameras and long battery life.

    That would be nirvana.
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    03-04-2016 04:18 PM
  18. Captpt's Avatar
    I really enjoyed my 1520, best of the 3 Windows Phones I've had but looks like I'm leaving it/WP soon. Really surprised and disappointed it's not getting the W10 update, it's much more worthy then say the 640/640XL but MS in it infinite wisdom feels different. The 950XL was a bigger disappointment, this 1520 still outclasses it in looks and feel years before the 950/950XL's release. I was going to hang in anticipation of the semi-mythical Surface Phone but after seeing and playing with the S7 Edge I just couldn't resist Pre-Ordering it and looks like it will arrive next week.
    It isn't this phone that has me leaving rather the company(Microsoft), **** poor release of a so called flagship(950XL) and half ready OS at its release but now I see why they pushed it out no where near ready, they had to get it out before the Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge was unveiled last month. A new version of the 1520 had a good chance of holding up against them but not the plastic backed flagship 950/950XL
    Thanks to all here for your help and comradeship, it's been a true pleasure... :)
    03-05-2016 02:31 AM
  19. Muessig's Avatar
    I really enjoyed my 1520, best of the 3 Windows Phones I've had but looks like I'm leaving it/WP soon. Really surprised and disappointed it's not getting the W10 update, it's much more worthy then say the 640/640XL but MS in it infinite wisdom feels different. The 950XL was a bigger disappointment, this 1520 still outclasses it in looks and feel years before the 950/950XL's release. I was going to hang in anticipation of the semi-mythical Surface Phone but after seeing and playing with the S7 Edge I just couldn't resist Pre-Ordering it and looks like it will arrive next week.
    It isn't this phone that has me leaving rather the company(Microsoft), **** poor release of a so called flagship(950XL) and half ready OS at its release but now I see why they pushed it out no where near ready, they had to get it out before the Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge was unveiled last month. A new version of the 1520 had a good chance of holding up against them but not the plastic backed flagship 950/950XL
    Thanks to all here for your help and comradeship, it's been a true pleasure... :)
    Best of luck in your phone future! I hope you feel you can stick around as part of this community in one way or another.
    03-05-2016 02:38 AM
  20. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I really enjoyed my 1520, best of the 3 Windows Phones I've had but looks like I'm leaving it/WP soon. Really surprised and disappointed it's not getting the W10 update, it's much more worthy then say the 640/640XL but MS in it infinite wisdom feels different. The 950XL was a bigger disappointment, this 1520 still outclasses it in looks and feel years before the 950/950XL's release. I was going to hang in anticipation of the semi-mythical Surface Phone but after seeing and playing with the S7 Edge I just couldn't resist Pre-Ordering it and looks like it will arrive next week.
    It isn't this phone that has me leaving rather the company(Microsoft), **** poor release of a so called flagship(950XL) and half ready OS at its release but now I see why they pushed it out no where near ready, they had to get it out before the Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge was unveiled last month. A new version of the 1520 had a good chance of holding up against them but not the plastic backed flagship 950/950XL
    Thanks to all here for your help and comradeship, it's been a true pleasure... :)
    Thanks for all your contributions to Windows Central.

    Don't be a stranger. We welcome everyone, no matter what you happen to use, and we have other forums not related to phones (such as Windows 10 desktop and Xbox).

    I hope you like whatever new device you get, and there's nothing wrong with trying a different mobile platform.
    libra89, mary beth hale and Captpt like this.
    03-05-2016 02:40 AM
  21. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    I really enjoyed my 1520, best of the 3 Windows Phones I've had but looks like I'm leaving it/WP soon. Really surprised and disappointed it's not getting the W10 update, it's much more worthy then say the 640/640XL but MS in it infinite wisdom feels different. The 950XL was a bigger disappointment, this 1520 still outclasses it in looks and feel years before the 950/950XL's release. I was going to hang in anticipation of the semi-mythical Surface Phone but after seeing and playing with the S7 Edge I just couldn't resist Pre-Ordering it and looks like it will arrive next week.
    It isn't this phone that has me leaving rather the company(Microsoft), **** poor release of a so called flagship(950XL) and half ready OS at its release but now I see why they pushed it out no where near ready, they had to get it out before the Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge was unveiled last month. A new version of the 1520 had a good chance of holding up against them but not the plastic backed flagship 950/950XL
    Thanks to all here for your help and comradeship, it's been a true pleasure... :)
    Idk why you think it isn't getting windows 10. I own a 640 xl and it, like the 1520, hasn't gotten any official update but I have been using windows 10 on it for months and will load the 1520 I brought with it when it arrives today. Its official update will come eventually. (sounds more like a reason to leave the platform lol)

    That being said, enjoy your galaxy and your new venture with android :) I personally think there are much better designed and full featured android phones and the galaxy looks like a suppository. LOL. Shame it will sell more than the 950s.smh.
    Captpt likes this.
    03-05-2016 04:19 AM
  22. savagelizards's Avatar
    I really enjoyed my 1520, best of the 3 Windows Phones I've had but looks like I'm leaving it/WP soon. Really surprised and disappointed it's not getting the W10 update, it's much more worthy then say the 640/640XL but MS in it infinite wisdom feels different. The 950XL was a bigger disappointment, this 1520 still outclasses it in looks and feel years before the 950/950XL's release. I was going to hang in anticipation of the semi-mythical Surface Phone but after seeing and playing with the S7 Edge I just couldn't resist Pre-Ordering it and looks like it will arrive next week.
    It isn't this phone that has me leaving rather the company(Microsoft), **** poor release of a so called flagship(950XL) and half ready OS at its release but now I see why they pushed it out no where near ready, they had to get it out before the Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge was unveiled last month. A new version of the 1520 had a good chance of holding up against them but not the plastic backed flagship 950/950XL
    Thanks to all here for your help and comradeship, it's been a true pleasure... :)
    ^Wish you the best with your new purchase.

    It always comes down to grow or die. Love my WP8.1, and would love for a new Verizon W10M flagship, but nothing has been in the offing for a while now, and so...
    Captpt likes this.
    03-05-2016 10:21 AM
  23. mattmers's Avatar
    I just jumped on so I don't plan jump off yet. I come from Blackberry 10 where we saw little sign that BB would keep supporting the platform, after the cuts to hardware and bb10 staff and that Whatsapp would be dropping BB10 come 2017. I saw there it was clearly the end. I am use to this cycle. Before BB10 I was using webOS and before that it was Symbian S60. I love all these platforms (especially webOS) but when the company drops support for the platform I move on. I stuck with webOS the longest after loss of support and it gets hard. Everything quickly becomes outdated and APIs break. I knew that was coming quick with BB10 so I picked up a 640 for $30 bucks. I don't regret the purchase, best $30 I probably spent. But I certainly have my gripes about WP8.1 since I come from platforms that are very notification and multitasking centric. Something I feel WP8.1 isn't.

    Microsoft has had a commitment to mobile and they keep botching it up. Launch of WP7, then they relaunch with WP8 and now they are moving to 10. These changes have certainly destroyed developer confidence. And clearly are not making the consumers happy with new phones to constantly buy with unknown lifespan. I think this may have contributed to Nokia selling off their phone division, They moved from a "burning platform" to a self destructing one.

    Microsoft is moving forward and is continuing to invest in mobile so I'm more than happy to hang around to see where it goes.

    Oh I forgot about the Kin.
    Windows Mobile->Microsoft Kin->Windows Phone 7->Windows Phone 8->Windows 10 mobile
    03-05-2016 04:39 PM
  24. Kevin Rush's Avatar
    Re: Nucleotides Assembled,
    No, I don't feel the same. I'm sticking with Windows Phone. It's what I like. It does everything I need. It's easy to use and it looks great. I'm thinking I may get the new HP Elite x3 Windows Phone when it's released. I don't need to follow anyone else.
    Last edited by Kevin Rush; 03-05-2016 at 09:54 PM.
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    03-05-2016 06:29 PM
  25. oviedofreak82's Avatar
    Re: Nucleotides Assembled,
    No I don't feel the same. I'm sticking with Windows Phone. It's what I like. It does everything I need. It's easy to use and it looks great. I'm thinking I may get the new HP Elite x3 Windows Phone when it's released. I don't need to follow anyone else.
    I guess you and I will be the last two people on earth to use a Windows Phone!! LOL!!!
    Kevin Rush, r_garciab and JD 96 like this.
    03-05-2016 06:46 PM
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