10-22-2017 08:38 PM
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  1. OMG55's Avatar
    As much as I love windows phone, unfortunately Satya Nadella doesn't despite making certain promises that he never intended on keeping, however, the only way I will switch is if Microsoft gives me a voucher refunding the money I spent buying the Lumia 950. Satya doesn't know anything outside of Azure, windows, and office and is as single sighted Ballmer was, however Ballmer saw the errors he made in the past and began working to alleviate them by entering the mobile arena again with Nokia. Satya has now come in and put Microsoft back to ground zero in mobile which is where they were prior to the Nokia deal and he is alienating the two OEM's willing to make windows phones (Acer & HP). I don't this he's doing as great a job as some want to portray; Azure, Windows, Office, 365, Hololens and Xbox were all pre-existing prior to him being appointed CEO.
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    09-12-2017 12:01 PM
  2. tale 85's Avatar
    My Windows Phones will be around for a while. Especially my Idol 4S, at least 15 months longer @19.95 a month.

    I can't say I'm as enthusiastic about Windows Mobile as I was last year. My "Daily Driver" has become a G6 and my Idol is just following along with the Fast Ring more out of habit. I've been a Insider since the 640 came out and it's hard not to keep up with what's happening in the community (obviously I'm still here). I guess I'll be riding out Windows 10 Mobile until "The Next Big Thing" comes around. At that point....? Who knows.

    There are too many things happening in the smartphone world to wait around to see what Microsoft is going to do. I'll keep up to date with the new builds, but at the same time, explore the new toys as they come out. Except for maybe Apple.... Can't quite go there.
    09-12-2017 12:07 PM
  3. dicks-webos's Avatar
    I am very happy with my 950 (feature2 FR). I recently manually updated the store and Skype app and now battery drain seems to have resolved itself. Getthing through a day easily.

    The experience is good and W10M has so many "on board" apps that actually not many are needed (contrary to Android). I also have a cheap Chinese Android phone to play with, the experience and ease of use is better. Just the OS is so crappy.

    For now I will stay with the 950 till it breaks and then will most likely move to an Android device. By then Android8 should be broadly available with the first updates and new cheapo devices.
    09-12-2017 12:07 PM
  4. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Lurking just outside of the lighted circle, Aximtreo is crying under a tree. Seems he keeps selling his windows phone only to realize that he misses it very much. He looks down at the LG V20 he just purchased a few days ago and wonders what could have been. He slowly takes the SIM card out and puts it in the iPhone 6s+ that he has for no other reason than to say he is an iSheep. A look of anguish comes over his face when he looks at what he holds in his hand and does not see Live Tiles and that beautiful home screen.

    A thought suddenly comes to his old and feeble mind; hey, CL and Swappa just might have something that can make live a bit more tolerable. So off he goes to his trusty Dell Laptop and begins the search; again for the umpthteen time. So goes the life of a spoiled Windows Phone user. "sigh".
    That's pretty funny. I can totally relate. Ha ha
    aximtreo likes this.
    09-12-2017 12:09 PM
  5. GeekWithin's Avatar
    I use my 950 daily and just recently its battery died. For two weeks I had to use a Samsung and couldn't believe how bad it was compared to all the hype. Thankfully I am back on my 950.
    Inaam Ashraf and fin11 like this.
    09-12-2017 12:09 PM
  6. TennisGuy45's Avatar
    Already did about a week ago.

    One day perhaps if Microsoft ever proves themselves I might come back.

    But I most certainly wont be jumping back on board until they have proven to have a solid, well planned, and successful strategy.
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    09-12-2017 12:11 PM
  7. Vincent McLaughlin's Avatar
    I've been using my Lumia 950XL for about two years. I have the 1520 that now only works as a camera and tablet purposes. Unfortunately, it doesn't work well as a phone. I've been with Windows phone since the beginning. I will stick it out, until my phone stops working or MS comes out with something work buying. I will admit, I've been looking at the Note 8 and it's a lovely phone. To bad it doesn't have Windows10 on it. But, if I have to switch, the Note 8 will be it. I'm not a fan of Android, other than the fact that you can find apps. It's not bad, I just prefer the look and feel of Windows 10, especially the start screen.
    09-12-2017 12:13 PM
  8. John Walsh3's Avatar
    I already have, when my 950XL dies I will likely be on Android as I hate Apple. MS lost me and I can't see any reason to have any faith in them. The same goes for the mixed reality... Worse in about every way for about the same price. Oh, but I can sit in my virtual of office and get my work done... NOT!

    I've had Windows phone since 6.5 and they not only dropped the ball but they don't even know what one looks like.
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    09-12-2017 12:16 PM
  9. fdruid's Avatar
    Are there any guys like me, trying the windows phone though facing apps gap and sometimes battery issues(for insiders). If so please comment in the forum.
    I am never gonna give up on this device until the company itself shutdown the mobile business. I have no problem with the apps gap an I am happy to be a part of insider always.
    I'm not gonna give up either, I'm on this device until something better with Windows 10 comes or it dies, and if it dies, I'll buy one of the newer handsets like the Elite or the Idol Pro.

    Never had a real problem with the app gap.
    09-12-2017 12:18 PM
  10. sumton's Avatar
    09-12-2017 12:21 PM
  11. MrockNroll's Avatar
    welcome back. :-)
    09-12-2017 12:22 PM
  12. Shobiz's Avatar
    I'm moving on. As of last week, my most useful app, MoBuget Pro has stopped working. It's not even in the store anymore. It's time.
    09-12-2017 12:22 PM
  13. plarusa85's Avatar
    I would not call myself die hard, because I will use the best tool for the job. I just so think that windows phone has too many useful features to ignore. Continuum is one such feature, but probably not appealing to most users. But for me, it is new ground breaking.

    Unfortunately, advanced features such as this compromise robustness.But that is fine, I can deal with it.
    09-12-2017 12:26 PM
  14. dkediger's Avatar
    Verizon is my carrier, so pragmatically I've moved on. Spiritually though, can't help but be a fan. I still keep my Icon as a wifi device just 'cause reasons. It's such a great bit of hardware and ran the OS well.

    When you get the opportunity to show it around, people are truly interested. It seems there's a genuine, not insignificant, segment of users out there that are looking for a 3rd way. The concepts and operation of Windows 10/Phone/Mobile appeals to them. And then you get to the apps black hole.
    09-12-2017 12:29 PM
  15. Devan Hammack's Avatar
    Are there any guys like me, trying the windows phone though facing apps gap and sometimes battery issues(for insiders). If so please comment in the forum.
    I am never gonna give up on this device until the company itself shutdown the mobile business. I have no problem with the apps gap an I am happy to be a part of insider always.
    I'm currently rocking a galaxy s8, but i haven't given up on windows.

    My son is using my Lumia 950 because he lost his phone.
    I really hate Android. The number of severe issues far outweighs the app gap issue

    Laggy, horrible typing and auto correction, android is a mess even on the newest and best phone
    09-12-2017 12:35 PM
  16. Palug's Avatar
    Have been with a Windows phone for 6 years over 3 phones. Even had a Surface RT when they came out and a Band 2. As there are no new consumer phones I am seriously considering switching to an Android (self Christmas present). The battery life is a large concern for me now (might remove insider builds and hope). I will miss the novelty of live tiles but hopefully widgets will fill this gap. The band will retain most of it's functionality (even with it's 20hr battery life after hiking update). The app gap has never bothered me, but the effort put into Microsoft apps on other OS appears more than on their native OS. I love wordflow but swype will do (can't wait to use it on a PC). Finally as a UK user, I want to use the NFC on my phone for payments :(
    Last edited by Palug; 09-12-2017 at 12:58 PM.
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    09-12-2017 12:37 PM
  17. mwright53's Avatar
    I haven't given up on Windows phone, but Windows phone (Microsoft) gave up on me.

    By the way, I'm on Verizon with a 4 year old 8.1 phone. Waiting for it to finally die and then I will have to decide which direction to go.
    Last edited by mwright53; 09-12-2017 at 12:52 PM.
    09-12-2017 12:41 PM
  18. slepr's Avatar
    And the apps black hole continues to grow larger. When my wife's Icon started having battery issues and rebooting if she took more than one picture I told her she could go with another OS if she wanted (although it hurt me to say that). Instead she said she would rather move to ATT and use my idle 950XL. We are sticking with WM and hopefully my X3 lives until the so called ultimate mobile device appears.
    09-12-2017 12:41 PM
  19. hnikesch's Avatar
    Are there any guys like me, trying the windows phone though facing apps gap and sometimes battery issues(for insiders). If so please comment in the forum.
    I am never gonna give up on this device until the company itself shutdown the mobile business. I have no problem with the apps gap an I am happy to be a part of insider always.
    I don't see an app gap for my usage, I find that mobile web sites for most apps are just fine like facebook, most forums, news, weather, amazon, ebay. etc... The apps I do use are also quite good, like audiobooked, Delta, Fidelity, gasbuddy etc... I just purchased s new 950 and spare battery so I should be good for a while. I also have 2 640's I got for new $26 and a 640XL my wife gave up when she moved to iphone. I can hold out for quite a while, I don't see me ever going to iphone and I am not a fan of Android but if I have to I will.
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    09-12-2017 12:41 PM
  20. gerrymad's Avatar
    Unfortunately there's nothing to give up on. I like my 950XL and it does everything I need. The problem is there's no viable Windows device after this so it'll be off to Android when I finally decide to replace my device. I did not give up on Windows Mobile. It gave up on me.
    Inaam Ashraf likes this.
    09-12-2017 12:42 PM
  21. Musicman247's Avatar
    Use Lumia 950XL as primary. Have a ZTE Zmax Pro only to run the Moviepass app. That's basically the only thing missing for my tastes.
    Rahul cholate likes this.
    09-12-2017 12:46 PM
  22. nandakishorem98's Avatar
    Yea! This happens to me sometimes. My phone will be freezed. Then I use the hard key combo to reboot. I hope you dont have any battery issues. Im facing the issue really bad. My charge drops fast when I switch on the wifi/ mobile data.
    09-12-2017 12:47 PM
  23. alinpletea15's Avatar
    I using lumia 640,and i'm very happy,but must to change my screen because have scratches.
    09-12-2017 12:49 PM
  24. romant56's Avatar
    My Cricket Lumia 650 broke, and it's easier for me to buy a phone directly through them, so I went with a LG X Charge and have had it for about a week. It was a shock at first, but I absolutely love the phone now. I know, I can't believe I'm saying this. But I've turned off Google services (no gmail even, it just manages my app installs) and have everything running through MSFT. My lock screen, app launcher, email and calendar, keyboard, Cortana (full voice assistant integration), and Groove apps are all made by Microsoft and they work even better on Android.

    I was really worried about switching, and the phone is very different, but it makes me excited to see just how well MSFT has adapted to the platform, and how open Google has left it. The only Google product I use (because I'm forced to) is the maps and navigation, and - I have to admit it - they complete blow Bing maps out of the water. Really, really, really good navigation features.

    I can't see going back to Windows phone unless something incredible happens, but I'm still a complete MSFT fan and very happy with my MSFT Android experience. If you're forced to switch and scared, just start browsing all the MSFT apps and their reviews in the Google Play store.
    09-12-2017 12:49 PM
  25. ddn123's Avatar
    The utility of any phone is quite longer than most people realize. My daughter is still using a second hand iPhone 5. I like my 950. However, the camera on my 928 was better because of the Lumia apps. Really sorry these did not carry over to the 950. I recently bought the Idol 4S for $199 from the Windows Store. I figure the Snapdragon 820 is better than the snapdragon 805 in my 950. I prefer the 950 iris scanner over the finger print reader on the Idol. Neither are very good. The iris reader requires you to put the phone uncomfortably close to your face. The fingerprint reader on the Idol seems awkward when you also have to power on the device. Besides, what is so hard in tapping in 4 digits? The speakers on the Idol are pretty good. The camera is inferior to the 950. Is that because of the software controlling the camera? Optics? Just started using Groove. Now my wife's iPhone and my windows phone can share the same account and work offline. Plus we can manage this through the PC at home. A big plus for my wife. Now if I can only convince her to use Outlook on her iPhone then we can share our calendars.

    Which brings us all to the simple reality. iPhones and Android devices are everywhere. Our friends and family use them. Thus, we have a difficult time using the phones to stay connected to them. Will Microsoft's effort to port apps into these ecosystems improve our connections with friends and family?

    By the way, Grammarly edge extension is great. Everyone should start using them. I am dyslexic. When I started using Word with the grammar and spell check in the late 80s, my writing became better and better. There are many non-native speakers out there in the world. Comment sections are littered with poor writing. Grammarly will help all of us improve our communication skills. I am not ready to pay a fee for the more advanced options, but for those with poor English writing skills, I would suggest they pay the annual premium and consider it a great English writing teacher at a low cost. After a year, you will be a much better English writer.
    09-12-2017 12:50 PM
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