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  1. holyfetzer's Avatar
    My brother switched two months ago, I followed two weeks ago. We are both on Android now.

    I think W10M is in a terrible position right now. It seems there is no steam left in the pipe. If nothing really big happens I think 2016 will be the year W10M will die. Seriously. I really loved the OS, but the App gap, the many halfhearted attempts by MS to push the OS and the many hopes that never fullfilled have boosted my decision to say goodbye. My lifetime is too valuable to wait for MS to catch up and I think it is now nearly impossible after so many years.

    So I hope Android will keep me happy for many years to come :-)
    12-03-2015 04:42 PM
  2. Kieran Coghlan's Avatar
    I've been with WP for about 13 months is all. During that time I saw Bank of America drop their app support. Which REALLY bummed me out. The mobile site is not worth my time. One of the best things about mobile banking is check deposit and the mobile web site does not support that.

    Lately I've been travelling a lot for work, and the airline apps (United and Delta specifically) for WP are really lame. For iOS and Android, both airlines offer free entertainment via your mobile device; for United they've gone so far as to eliminate other forms of in-flight entertainment completely from some aircraft (no overhead monitors, no seat-back monitors, not even music, nothing) so if you don't have a mobile device, you're stuck reading. The WP airline apps do allow you to view and adjust your travel plans (most of the time, when it works) but in-flight entertainment is not supported.

    Those are the two big things for me... those on top of all the little apps here and there that you don't miss until you find out someone else has them. I'm seriously thinking about picking up a new Android (I used to carry my old one on flights, but it is too old now and so new airline apps aren't supported) just to use when I'm travelling.
    KC
    12-03-2015 04:42 PM
  3. Geronimo928's Avatar
    Yes!! The wordflow keyboard is on point!! I feel like ive downgraded keyboards on ios. What a conundrum, if android apps were on windows phone id return but then that would spell disaster for the platform.
    MikeSo likes this.
    12-03-2015 07:25 PM
  4. Schnuffi's Avatar
    It's not only the apps we don't have, the aps we do have are really outdated the FB app for example is terrible I constantly get we are having trouble getting data. I hope it gets better in windows 10 for my 640 but I have my doubt's . If not I will wait till my 640 dies then move on.
    12-03-2015 09:05 PM
  5. PerryKahai's Avatar
    Sadly, I have to agree. I think this is the end of the road with me as far as Windows Phone is concerned.
    12-03-2015 09:30 PM
  6. Jean Claude Lopez's Avatar
    Are you really gonna use those "missing" apps? Really, who else uses Snapchat beside horny teenagers sexting each other?
    All the important apps (from important companies) are there. Evernote, Rhapsody, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Netflix, Hulu, and the list goes. The "app gap" is a myth from Google and Apple. By the way I don't need Google, when there's Bing and Outlook mail. Dropbox is there. Youtube has lots of apps, and the "official" one was crap anyway. There's nothing important missing. F*** Google for being so anticompetitive.
    JohnStrk likes this.
    12-03-2015 09:58 PM
  7. Bradleykinz's Avatar
    I just switched today to android after four or so years on WP, I ordered a Samsung phone. I still love my windows phones (focus flash and 1020). I am going to use my 1020 for music, podcasts, and as a dashcam in my car. And for the most part the bugs in w10 were not horrible at least since around september-october. But constant messaging app crashes, even WC's app crashed every once in awhile, notifications not disappearing after viewed on the lockscreen or live tiles, photos taking way longer to appear on camera roll compared to 8.1, attaching a photo to a text massage failing often, and I do not like the edge browser especially when my history or site suggestions gets stuck on the screen. I would also would of liked a back/forward button in the browser. The lack of apps wasn't a huge problem for me but it would be nice to have more. Snapchat, tcf bank, and bank of america app and a few others would of be great but not a must. However, it would be nice for the apps that I use were updated once in a while, I am still using some apps that where made for wp7. I would of bought the 950 if it had a great battery life, since using w10 on my 1020 since September my battery life has be only ok (3-4 SoT) and the OS would of been more polished I would of bought it. Since it has a great camera and screen plus removable battery and micro sd. I used AT&T Next 12 for my Samsung S6 Active, so if more apps come to the platform and the bugginess in the OS gets fixed I will comeback for the Surface Phone.
    12-03-2015 10:18 PM
  8. tatotiburon's Avatar
    i'm with you bro, for me was the uber partner app that pulled the trigger for me. Got a new car, lets make some cash in uber...NOPEEE SORRY NO APP FOR YOU
    12-03-2015 10:46 PM
  9. chmun77's Avatar
    For every local services I've been to, reading on the papers or magazines or advertisements on the streets, what I see is only this:

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    Where is the Windows Store version??! It makes me feel like I'm holding a device which is too old for today's technologies.
    Vyenkatesh and arwars like this.
    12-03-2015 10:56 PM
  10. Bradleykinz's Avatar
    I feel like windows phones is the weird step child everyone ignores. I hated seeing commercials for things that would say download now on the google play store and/or apple app store. -_-
    12-03-2015 11:21 PM
  11. Bradleykinz's Avatar
    i'm with you bro, for me was the uber partner app that pulled the trigger for me. Got a new car, lets make some cash in uber...NOPEEE SORRY NO APP FOR YOU
    My radio in my car has extra features, like apple maps, that only iPhone users can use. Sucks since I miss out on features since I own my Lumia. Not saying I would use those features but it's nice to have the option. Same goes for apps, do I need all of the apps? No but its nice that they are there.
    12-03-2015 11:30 PM
  12. cracgor's Avatar
    Are you really gonna use those "missing" apps? Really, who else uses Snapchat beside horny teenagers sexting each other?
    All the important apps (from important companies) are there. Evernote, Rhapsody, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Netflix, Hulu, and the list goes. The "app gap" is a myth from Google and Apple. By the way I don't need Google, when there's Bing and Outlook mail. Dropbox is there. Youtube has lots of apps, and the "official" one was crap anyway. There's nothing important missing. F*** Google for being so anticompetitive.
    Right on. We have everything you need in the store. Ringcam, yik yak, xfinity, amazon music, amazon video, time Warner cable, tv channels (fxnow, AMC), chase, bank of America, American airlines YouTube, epic haiku, medscape, Starbucks, Lowe's, Zoes kitchen, Georgia public radio...

    You could literally just list all the apps we have that are major all day, and it wouldn't change the fact that the app gap is huge.

    Also, for everyone saying how awesome our keyboard is... Why can't it/if figure out words like it/our all/app/ask too/to is/I or it/if/or. It is just so annoying having to correct all these little words when is type/swipe. I really don't know what the other keyboards are like, but this is not really perfect. I thought it should try to use context to predict the next word out at least the type of word.
    12-03-2015 11:34 PM
  13. cracgor's Avatar
    My radio in my car has extra features, like apple maps, that only iPhone users can use. Sucks since I miss out on features since I own my Lumia. Not saying I would use those features but it's nice to have the option. Same goes for apps, do I need all of the apps? No but its nice that they are there.
    I have this constant reminder in my car where you can launch into Pandora or aha on your phone that I can't use or delete. Just so I can know everyday my phone is just a little incomplete...
    12-03-2015 11:42 PM
  14. Lyme's Avatar
    I've given up.. the current build of windows 10 mobile leaves a lot of stability and speed to be desired and the missing apps and the really horrible customer service at the microsoft store has done me in.
    cracgor, theefman and Vyenkatesh like this.
    12-03-2015 11:43 PM
  15. Bradleykinz's Avatar
    I am hoping MS can improve w10. I would love to come back after a year of use with my s6. I love w10 on my laptop and I am an insider on Xbox and the beta version of w10 was very polished on Xbox when I installed it in October. I am still use going to use MS apps, OneDrive and outlook for example. So I am not completely abandoning ms ecosystem. After a few years of owning a focus flash , my brother bought a 920 then I got a 1020 then my dad got a 635. Now its just my dad since he is still on contract. We are dropping like flies. :(
    sdrexler11791 likes this.
    12-04-2015 12:13 AM
  16. Narayanan Krishnamurthy1's Avatar
    I am also starting to feel the app gap. No practo app, or bigbasket app. Even fb app and twitter is pathetic. Windows10 astoria bridge is also broken. I am thinking of move
    to iphone or android. But still not sure which one to go for
    12-04-2015 12:22 AM
  17. EBUK's Avatar
    Are you really gonna use those "missing" apps? Really, who else uses Snapchat beside horny teenagers sexting each other?
    All the important apps (from important companies) are there. Evernote, Rhapsody, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Netflix, Hulu, and the list goes. The "app gap" is a myth from Google and Apple. By the way I don't need Google, when there's Bing and Outlook mail. Dropbox is there. Youtube has lots of apps, and the "official" one was crap anyway. There's nothing important missing. F*** Google for being so anticompetitive.
    Hangouts? No, and there's no third party alternative.
    Orbot? No, there's no app that will automatically route all internet traffic via TOR.
    DNS changer? - No, can't find an app that will automatically change the DNS settings.

    I love my Lumia 735, but there is FOR ME an app gap that makes sticky with Windows Phone an increasingly difficult choice.
    cbobb123 likes this.
    12-04-2015 12:47 AM
  18. Draganta's Avatar
    I am almost on the samr boat friend. My bank has a 81 app, it worked after the upgrade to 10, but after my factory reset, I cannot download it. I contacted them, and they have no plans to make it available on Windows 10 as hardly anyone with Windows Phone uses their app. I could live with the rest of the missing apps, but mobile banking is one of the core things I miss so much daily. I can partly manage on my iPad now, but as soon as my 640 XL needs replacement, I will be looking to camp Apple first.
    12-04-2015 02:42 AM
  19. Draganta's Avatar
    Are you really gonna use those "missing" apps? Really, who else uses Snapchat beside horny teenagers sexting each other?
    All the important apps (from important companies) are there. Evernote, Rhapsody, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Netflix, Hulu, and the list goes. The "app gap" is a myth from Google and Apple. By the way I don't need Google, when there's Bing and Outlook mail. Dropbox is there. Youtube has lots of apps, and the "official" one was crap anyway. There's nothing important missing. F*** Google for being so anticompetitive.
    I use Snapchat. I picked the habit up when I lived in the states for a year. I use it to send funny things that remind us (my friends from there) of our days together. I have it on my iPad now, but it is not ideal. An example of my Snapchat usage: Last week I was organizing a Meze (a mediterrean apperitive table with booze) and I sent out a pic of the mediterrean spirits I have bought with the message: Guess what's up! All my international friends tried to guess, and one of them was like: OHH REALLY?? MEZE?? Darnit I wanna come too! If I do that through Whatsapp, it is not the same! I miss Snapchat :(
    12-04-2015 02:47 AM
  20. 640xxxl's Avatar
    App gap is not deal breaker for me. I just want existing apps to work properly. I can live with bugs in WM10 preview, but the day it's says it's final and I found live tiles gives me wrong notifications or I cannot read/send sms or not getting notification for sms, the same day I'm back to Android.
    fdruid likes this.
    12-04-2015 05:34 AM
  21. fdruid's Avatar
    You know, objectively, these "app gap" stories are all about people unable to adapt and compromise. Good riddance, be happy with whatever phone you end up with. Hope it's perfect, though I highly doubt it.
    MikeSo likes this.
    12-04-2015 05:39 AM
  22. asikis's Avatar
    I am following this post for quite some time now and I can say I agree with most o fpeople, either the ones abandoning the WP or staying on MSFT boat.
    I am a WP user since 2012 with many Lumia devices passing through my hands.
    I personally do not use apps so much on my phone. I mainly use Bank app (existing on W10M but outdated version, in comparison to iOS/Android one, with ugly UI compared to the new one. But still I can do my work), Facebook Beta (has become better but still not on the iOS/Android level. Really wasn't FB supposed to release a new W10 universal app???), some news apps (Flipboard and MSFT news work for me).
    I am not a big app user. BUT I need to agree that the gap is there and mainly with the quality of the existing apps and also the games where gap is even worse.....
    BUT for me the biggest ? as for today is the MSFT own ecosystem for mobile division:
    - MSFT apps (office apps, OneNote, Skype, Outlook) work better on iOS and Android. When MSFT will offer the same app quality and features to its own OS?
    - MSFT lacks some areas on their ecosystem. Where is an iBook related app from MSFT? I have iPad and I really enjoy the plethora of books I can find even in my language (Greek). The Music/Movies store is not available world wide but Apple one is. Come on, they are MSFT! They should have all these thing on place. Apple is clever on geeting my money.
    - W10M has a new fresh look and surely it is now more attractive to people. But, as other have spotted, there is now an incosistency on the UI between natve apps, 3rd party apps etc. This is not good for the overall experience.
    - The RTM W10M build on my 830 works better than previous but still has some bugs. Most annoying is the reboot I experience once every two days. And I am not the only 830 owner to get this. The small SMS crashes, settings crashes etc surely do not add confidence. And YES these Resume and Loading screens are still there whereas on WP8.1 they wer enot there or at least so often. Not to mention the inconsistency between lock screen / glance screen notifications and actual status. I read that these issues will be fixed when the official SW for each device model becomes availabel that will have the correct drivers. Hope this is the case.

    Thinking of buying the 950 but having all these on my mind is a break for me. I like very much WP, I lve the unique glance screen, I love the pin-to-start unique feature, I love that i have FM Radio function (something that iPhone doe snot have and i consider as an important factor for my daily needs), I love the way the notification area is organized and I love (or used to love up to 8.1) the stable and fluid OS operation that has now gone with W10M (and hope to come back with some OS updates).

    I am still on dilemma if I will go for 950 or stay with 830 for some months or jump to iPhone where i have a huge base of paid apps and games cause of hte iPad (Android is less posiible for me as I hate Google's logic although there are excellent device offerings out there).
    I just feel, as others, that MSFT is stil not doing all things they should do to make the OS succeed.....and surely with the existing situation on apps and games (mainly) they cannot make me give them any money as I have done with iOS and my iPad where there are plenty of beautiful games for me, my son, apps for astronomy etc.

    I do not know what Panos can do later on 2016 with the rumoured Surface phone but I believe that the problem is not so much on the device but on the ecosystem and apps. Maybe MSFT cannot any longer catch up with the train of mobile world. Maybe they need to release a fork Android OS with their own apps and services and maybe even tile-like UI.
    roystreet and arwars like this.
    12-04-2015 06:07 AM
  23. cracgor's Avatar
    You know, objectively, these "app gap" stories are all about people unable to adapt and compromise. Good riddance, be happy with whatever phone you end up with. Hope it's perfect, though I highly doubt it.
    Will let you know.
    fdruid likes this.
    12-04-2015 06:33 AM
  24. mvierling's Avatar
    You know, objectively, these "app gap" stories are all about people unable to adapt and compromise. Good riddance, be happy with whatever phone you end up with. Hope it's perfect, though I highly doubt it.
    No, you're clueless. It is not about being unable to adapt and compromise, it is about actually using a phone as a "smartphone". If all you want to do is make calls and text, then Windows Phone is great. If you want a smartphone that can actually do things, then Windows Phone is not the one. Hey, I like Windows Phone OS over anything else, BUT I like being able to run Redbox, Costco, Kroger, Sysaid, SplashID, MyChurch, museum apps, TV Station apps, plus countless other things that Windows Phone can't do. I say "good riddance" to fanboys like you who refuse to accept reality.
    12-04-2015 07:12 AM
  25. ricardo pereira3's Avatar
    No, you're clueless. It is not about being unable to adapt and compromise, it is about actually using a phone as a "smartphone". If all you want to do is make calls and text, then Windows Phone is great. If you want a smartphone that can actually do things, then Windows Phone is not the one. Hey, I like Windows Phone OS over anything else, BUT I like being able to run Redbox, Costco, Kroger, Sysaid, SplashID, MyChurch, museum apps, TV Station apps, plus countless other things that Windows Phone can't do. I say "good riddance" to fanboys like you who refuse to accept reality.
    Completely agree I love my icon and i dont need lots of apps or anything, but this is getting ridiculous nothing has changed in the app store AT ALL! I play fantasy football and the nfl fantasy and ESPN FF app are garbage.
    For that guy who said 6tag and 6tinder is better then official apps you sir are an ***** and for some of us in the United States we need a smartphone that works not apps that crash everytime.....and question why release a phone with a mobile build that sucks.
    And don't mind the grammar 😁
    MikeSo likes this.
    12-04-2015 07:56 AM
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