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  1. chmun77's Avatar
    Audible works fine on my 8.1 phone. It is available for download in the store and was last updated April 14, 2016. I'm listening to it now.

    Windows 8.1 mobile OS works fine.
    I understand that Windows 10 Mobile, is improving and getting better. You purchased a lower priced lower spec'ed phone designed for Windows Phone 8.1 OS. I would be happy and enjoy it or spend some money and buy a newer phone with better spec's.
    Meanwhile, Microsoft decided to release a SnapDragon 212 powered phone in the year 2016 that cost even much more than the Xiaomi Note 3 which is powered by SD650, 3GM of ram, with Fingerprint sensor and metal build! Is Microsoft nuts?!
    04-25-2016 08:18 PM
  2. chmun77's Avatar
    As polished as it has gotten, its still Android.
    I guess you are just not into Android. And that 's fine. Nothing much to lose except that you are missing lots of games and apps. And if you are fine with that, sure. But it appears that you have gotten a lemon set with wifi issue. Why not exchange for another set and try? Also, perhaps you should have gotten the regular S7 instead of Edge instead? Didn't you try holding the phone before you made the purchase? Sounds to me is more like a user problem here.
    04-25-2016 08:24 PM
  3. Kevin Rush's Avatar
    Meanwhile, Microsoft decided to release a SnapDragon 212 powered phone in the year 2016 that cost even much more than the Xiaomi Note 3 which is powered by SD650, 3GM of ram, with Fingerprint sensor and metal build! Is Microsoft nuts?!
    May I ask, what exactly you are talking about? Please "enlightened" us with some facts. I honestly can't make sense of it. Are you talking about the 10s of millions of less than smart phones Microsoft sold? So what is the point? Is it that some low spec'ed low cost phone, costs less in comparison to some other Microsoft low spec'ed phone?

    I stick to the statement that I made. Audible works.

    That was the point I was making, and you responded to.
    Last edited by Kevin Rush; 04-25-2016 at 09:17 PM.
    04-25-2016 08:34 PM
  4. Misayuki's Avatar
    I guess you are just not into Android. And that 's fine. Nothing much to lose except that you are missing lots of games and apps. And if you are fine with that, sure. But it appears that you have gotten a lemon set with wifi issue. Why not exchange for another set and try? Also, perhaps you should have gotten the regular S7 instead of Edge instead? Didn't you try holding the phone before you made the purchase? Sounds to me is more like a user problem here.
    You seem to be annoyed. Perhaps it os a user issue. Or perhaps it simply doesn't work for him or her. No need to tell them what you think they did wrong :)

    Iam coming from android and couldn't be more happier with my 950 xl. With that said, I haven't dropped the platform entirely. I still use android in a secondary device as well as my ipad. So im not limiting myself or my choice. I think more users should do that instead of picking an allegiance to One and hating the others
    04-25-2016 08:34 PM
  5. BerryZerkov's Avatar
    Folks in Canada can get an unlocked 950 for free when buying a 950XL.
    Rare offer in the Canadian Microsoft store. Microsoft Store Online - Shopping Cart
    Does anyone know of other countries with such a -buy 1 XL and get the regular 950 for 0[insert currency]- offer?
    04-25-2016 09:53 PM
  6. Attic Muse's Avatar
    I think more users should do that instead of picking an allegiance to One and hating the others
    While hating the others is definitely superfluous, I think a lot of people pick just one platform because that's what most companies make the most enticing option. You look at how nicely things flow when you have a MacBook, iPad and iPhone, or a Lumia, Surface and Windows PC, and it makes you want to unify rather than fragment your devices. And while it is ******* off so many people that Microsoft is supporting Android and iOS, even bringing over features like Cortana, I think it's really great that they're not forcing you to conform to one OS. I'll probably be jumping ship to a Nexus 6P in a few weeks, but I'm looking forward to knowing I'll still have Outlook, OneDrive, Cortana, Groove, etc.

    Windows Mobile isn't dead, and I have faith that Satya has big plans for it, but I'm glad he also sees the big picture and realizes that to really achieve mobility with Windows they need to be on every platform, not just their own.
    04-25-2016 10:01 PM
  7. casab1anca's Avatar
    Get Here maps. It is still supported on iOS / Android, unlike on Windows phone.
    I know there are alternatives. However, for being a brand whose products "just work", Apple has some pretty crappy built-in apps. WP on the other hand is a lot easier to work with out of the box.

    User problem it seems to be here.
    (This was about keyboards.) User problem, really? That's a typical Apple answer. It is well known that WP has one of the best stock keyboards out there. Also it says a lot when a bunch of my anti-Microsoft friends just downloaded Word Flow for iOS today.

    Well, you can always get MS Outlook if it is a more familiar product for you. And it is so much better than on the windows phone version. iOS apps are much much more polished.
    Outlook for iOS/Android is blocked at my workplace (and many others). For reference: Outlook for iOS app "breaks" corporate security, developer says | ZDNet

    I did use Outlook on iOS for my personal email and I have to disagree that it is better than the WP version. Yes, iOS apps "look" more polished but they lack functionality. Since iOS apps can have only one icon on the home screen, there's no way to get individual badges for different inboxes.

    Google, Microsoft and Apple will encourage you to use cloud to share stuffs since it is already 2016.
    Yes, but no. I shouldn't have to go through the cloud when I'm holding both phones in my hands. Actually Apple does let you share stuff through AirDrop but it only works if you're talking to another iDevice.
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    04-25-2016 10:07 PM
  8. wgs84's Avatar
    Been on android for the past 2 weeks (Moto X Pure -- VERY nice device) .... and --- I don't know. My dilemma seems to be that I like all of the mobile OS. Just windows UI is my favorite. I really can't choose between them all. I fire up my iPhone --- I'm happy, fire up my Moto X --- I'm happy, fire up my Windows device ... yep, happy camper ..... lordy lol :-/
    Last week, we had an e-waste recycling event at work, and I parted with - among other things - six cellphones, two cameras, two GPS receivers, two tape recorders, a video camera, three Pocket PCs (those were pretty hard to let go), a MiniDisc player, two CD players, and an AM/FM radio. Why? Because I realized that my $30 Lumia 640 replaces ALL of those things. Digging through a box of my old electronics and seeing what technology was like 10-15 years ago really put into perspective just how dumb these phone wars really are. The modern smartphone - no matter if it's Android, iOS, or Windows - is an amazing piece of technology! I mean, it wasn't really all that long ago that, when you went on vacation, you brought your camera, your video camera, your phone, your GPS, your mp3 player, and all of its little chargers, and you had to lug all that stuff around in a bag. Now you just bring ONE thing. Crazy.
    04-25-2016 10:23 PM
  9. Darkgift's Avatar
    Have you thought of just buying an icon from eBay to hold you off?
    Thought about it. But the Icon (cant say all, but all the ones I had anyway) suffer from over heating batteries with rapid drain as they get older. That's pretty much where I'm at now. Would hate to buy one and it be the same.
    04-25-2016 10:43 PM
  10. Darkgift's Avatar
    It took me a month to get over what I called the "Android Stink"...still feels messy to me but I've gotten used to it and am living with it and making the best I can of it. Former ICON user here...
    Every few years I give it a whirl, but always return it within 2 weeks. After I upgraded my Palm Pre (Sprint) to the Evo, I brought it back and got my HTC Arrive...first foray into Windows Phone. I just don't like the "bulkiness" of Android .
    Kevin Rush likes this.
    04-25-2016 10:48 PM
  11. Darkgift's Avatar
    I guess you are just not into Android. And that 's fine. Nothing much to lose except that you are missing lots of games and apps. And if you are fine with that, sure. But it appears that you have gotten a lemon set with wifi issue. Why not exchange for another set and try? Also, perhaps you should have gotten the regular S7 instead of Edge instead? Didn't you try holding the phone before you made the purchase? Sounds to me is more like a user problem here.
    Yes I held the phone, but the issues weren't so obvious right away. For all the apps I need, I have on WP, and I don't play games on my phone. The Edge had a bigger screen, which is why I chose it over the core model. Based on all the other problems, it wasn't worth trying out another set to see if the WiFi was an isolated incident. And my original statement about being polished and it still being Android pretty much articulated the fact, that yes, I am just not into Android. And for the record I never stated that the situation wad a problem. Just an incident I experienced, so no...not a "user problem". Just sharing my experience.
    Kevin Rush likes this.
    04-25-2016 10:58 PM
  12. Darkgift's Avatar
    You seem to be annoyed. Perhaps it os a user issue. Or perhaps it simply doesn't work for him or her. No need to tell them what you think they did wrong :)

    Iam coming from android and couldn't be more happier with my 950 xl. With that said, I haven't dropped the platform entirely. I still use android in a secondary device as well as my ipad. So im not limiting myself or my choice. I think more users should do that instead of picking an allegiance to One and hating the others
    Thank you. I do try them all from time to time. I just happen to be all-in with Windows at the moment. But if I found an OS to be to my liking I would us it. I can say I haven't tried BB10. But Apple, Android, webOS, Windows...I've used/tried them all. And I will always continue to try them from time to time.
    04-25-2016 11:03 PM
  13. Institutionalist's Avatar
    Hi folks. After being a loyal WM user since lumia 710 and experiencing the evolution of the platform with WM8.1 on my lumia 925, 635 and WM10 on my lumia 830 and 640, I finally made the switch. I got a Sony Xperia Z3 and İ am digging it so far. Marshmallow Android with a very clean skin from Sony is the way to go. But again, this is the first time I am using android and can't vouch for another brand. Having access to a plethora of apps is a major change from WM. Being a former flagship, Z3 is much snappier. Finally I can browse the net with my phone without the browser crashing! (Seriously though, edge browser is a disaster)
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    04-26-2016 12:55 AM
  14. Misayuki's Avatar
    While hating the others is definitely superfluous, I think a lot of people pick just one platform because that's what most companies make the most enticing option. You look at how nicely things flow when you have a MacBook, iPad and iPhone, or a Lumia, Surface and Windows PC, and it makes you want to unify rather than fragment your devices. And while it is ******* off so many people that Microsoft is supporting Android and iOS, even bringing over features like Cortana, I think it's really great that they're not forcing you to conform to one OS. I'll probably be jumping ship to a Nexus 6P in a few weeks, but I'm looking forward to knowing I'll still have Outlook, OneDrive, Cortana, Groove, etc.

    Windows Mobile isn't dead, and I have faith that Satya has big plans for it, but I'm glad he also sees the big picture and realizes that to really achieve mobility with Windows they need to be on every platform, not just their own.
    Id rather trap myself to anyone os. As you said Microsoft gives you a choice,so that's why windows is my mobile, android is my media and tablet, ios a well for my iPad and my computer is mac.

    This puts me ina diverse setting instead of abandoning all platforms and confirming to one.

    I find it humorous when people claim to love all tech and yet lack any diversity in their active devices.
    04-26-2016 03:43 AM
  15. kaktus1389's Avatar
    I find it humorous when people claim to love all tech and yet lack any diversity in their active devices.
    I had an android phone for like 2 years and it was terrible, lots of crashes, lots of display bugs, no updates for the OS = disaster. Then I bought my first Lumia 630 and it was a solid phone for beginning, but we all know it was not near the middle or high specs class at all. I own a Lumia 640 XL now and I am very satisfied with it, though the main reason I didn't buy the 950 XL was because I am currently low on the budget.

    My point is, that some people did try other platforms but they figured out they are just not into that platform. That's my case. Since my android phone (which was btw samsung) I never intend switching to android on any device group (I also own an Asus Windows 10 2 in 1 device besides my PC).
    04-26-2016 07:36 AM
  16. libra89's Avatar
    I had an android phone for like 2 years and it was terrible, lots of crashes, lots of display bugs, no updates for the OS = disaster. Then I bought my first Lumia 630 and it was a solid phone for beginning, but we all know it was not near the middle or high specs class at all. I own a Lumia 640 XL now and I am very satisfied with it, though the main reason I didn't buy the 950 XL was because I am currently low on the budget.

    My point is, that some people did try other platforms but they figured out they are just not into that platform. That's my case. Since my android phone (which was btw samsung) I never intend switching to android on any device group (I also own an Asus Windows 10 2 in 1 device besides my PC).
    Well said.

    Aside from BB10 (can't get down with the physical keyboard), I have tried Android, iOS and of course Windows Phone/Mobile. You can still be into tech and not have diversity. I see myself always having a Windows computer, but as of now I have a Lumia 640 without a sim (I still think it's a cool phone though, it's one of my favs) and an iPhone SE. I don't see a tablet as something that would be useful in my life at this time. I have nothing against Android, but it's a bit much for me. However, it would be cool to try the Nextbit Robin. I read Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore on a daily basis, and I'm also in the forums there too. I'll admit that I'm weak in Android Central though, but anyway my point is that I agree with what was said by kaktus.
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    04-26-2016 08:09 AM
  17. Darkgift's Avatar
    I find it humorous when people claim to love all tech and yet lack any diversity in their active devices.
    Why? Maybe those are the devices that suit hem at the moment. I have had diverse devices in the past, but now have all Windows. Why would that be humorous? Seems a little short sighted to me. Unless I misunderstood.
    libra89 likes this.
    04-26-2016 09:08 AM
  18. Rich215's Avatar
    I always cringe when I read or hear about faithful or consistent windows phone users that venture out to an android device....then happen to pick a touch wiz or other skinned android phone. I think if they tried a nexus device.....their stories about trying android in the past couple years would most likely be different. I think Samsung is responsible for 80% of the fail that windows users who try android for the first time. lol 8-P

    That said....being a windows and android fan......The Nexus 7 2013 I have is so very solid still to this day running M. The Nexus 6 is a great phone for those that want a massive screen and you can now get them pretty cheap. Try the Nexus 6P and your idea of android may be much different than that of say....a Samsung device or other skinned phones running Kitkat on up.

    I am running a LG G4 and could not be more happy for now. I found the size phone I like... 5 to 5.5 max....and I can do so much more with my G4 than my 2 Icons on 8.1 and 10. Though I use my Icons for camera/video purposes quite a lot. The app gap definitely ruined it for me.
    04-26-2016 09:22 AM
  19. garak0410's Avatar
    I always cringe when I read or hear about faithful or consistent windows phone users that venture out to an android device....then happen to pick a touch wiz or other skinned android phone. I think if they tried a nexus device.....their stories about trying android in the past couple years would most likely be different. I think Samsung is responsible for 80% of the fail that windows users who try android for the first time. lol 8-P

    That said....being a windows and android fan......The Nexus 7 2013 I have is so very solid still to this day running M. The Nexus 6 is a great phone for those that want a massive screen and you can now get them pretty cheap. Try the Nexus 6P and your idea of android may be much different than that of say....a Samsung device or other skinned phones running Kitkat on up.

    I am running a LG G4 and could not be more happy for now. I found the size phone I like... 5 to 5.5 max....and I can do so much more with my G4 than my 2 Icons on 8.1 and 10. Though I use my Icons for camera/video purposes quite a lot. The app gap definitely ruined it for me.
    Some truth to this...I have a Note 5 and I totally love it (though yes, miss Windows Phone)...and yeah, I'd rather not have skins and would prefer a Nexus phone. But TouchWiz and Android 6.01 isn't too bad and I've resigned myself to just use it. I did try Google Now launcher on my Note 5 but TouchWiz has a way of reminding you it is still there. :)
    04-26-2016 09:31 AM
  20. Attic Muse's Avatar
    I find it humorous when people claim to love all tech and yet lack any diversity in their active devices.
    But you're missing what I said. It's possible for people to love all tech and be interested in it, but stick to one platform to get the most out of the experience. I've never used Android, but I still take interest when new phones come out, or my friends upgrade their devices. Same with Apple, even though I think their stuff is vastly overpriced and often laughable. But so far I've conformed to all Microsoft because I wanted a consistent experience across my devices. It's not really humorous, it's just what I've chosen to do. And conversely, I don't think what you're doing is humorous, I think it's great that you've got a variety of platforms and devices, whatever floats your goat.
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    04-26-2016 12:49 PM
  21. michail71's Avatar
    But you're missing what I said. It's possible for people to love all tech and be interested in it, but stick to one platform to get the most out of the experience. I've never used Android, but I still take interest when new phones come out, or my friends upgrade their devices. Same with Apple, even though I think their stuff is vastly overpriced and often laughable. But so far I've conformed to all Microsoft because I wanted a consistent experience across my devices. It's not really humorous, it's just what I've chosen to do. And conversely, I don't think what you're doing is humorous, I think it's great that you've got a variety of platforms and devices, whatever floats your goat.
    I'm starting to feel like the Microsoft experience is better on the other platforms. Right out the box I can cast media from an Android device directly to my xbox one. Trying to stream/push content in a pure MS ecosystem becomes a frustrating exercise in futility. Connect used to work in Windows 8.1 to a degree. Also, I use both the Microsoft launcher and lock screen on my Note 4.
    04-26-2016 12:57 PM
  22. noperfectmobile's Avatar
    Still al lot critical bugs in W10M - and nothing about fixing these bugs in new releases.
    Instead new features like messaging everywhere - so poor! Who is using sms/mms anymore? Since everybody is using whatsapp sms is dead - so for what the new feature should be?
    Bought my 830 one year ago - and today there is nobody who is interested to buy this phone. After one year the hardware is woth nothing! And so is the whole WM system - worth nothing. No apps - no bugfixing - new features nobody needs - and microsoft will not focus the WM platform in 2016.

    It is no question if WM is dead - its a fact!
    04-26-2016 02:13 PM
  23. Attic Muse's Avatar
    I'm starting to feel like the Microsoft experience is better on the other platforms. Right out the box I can cast media from an Android device directly to my xbox one. Trying to stream/push content in a pure MS ecosystem becomes a frustrating exercise in futility. Connect used to work in Windows 8.1 to a degree. Also, I use both the Microsoft launcher and lock screen on my Note 4.
    Yeah, all fair points. A page or two back I remarked that Microsoft is/becoming more multi-platform in their approach, and I think that's a smart move for them.
    04-26-2016 02:48 PM
  24. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    According to the latest email from Terry Myerson they are pretty much going to be business focused so effectively you can say it is dead for the average consumer. Most of the OEMs seem to be business orientated devices anyway apart from the Alcatel. Unlocked devices don't really matter as only enthusiasts and fans will know about them, so there probably won't be a lot of uptake from consumers there either.
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    04-26-2016 05:08 PM
  25. Rich215's Avatar
    Who is using sms/mms anymore? Since everybody is using whatsapp sms is dead - so for what the new feature should be?
    Yes you are correct....everyone in the world uses their smartphone exactly like you do!

    Guessing you dont wear a collared shirt to work? lol
    04-26-2016 05:48 PM
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