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  1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    Even though windows phone will continue to be usable for a while after these latest announcements, the option of switching to a new phone has never been more realistic. What would your next daily driver phone be? What phone do you think is closest to Microsoft's products/requires the least change to get up and running?
    10-09-2017 08:07 PM
  2. T Moore's Avatar
    To be more specific, Just because Microsoft will not be making phone hardware does not mean your phone will stop working.

    Windows 10 Mobile with creators update will still be supported till 6/11/2019. You Will still get bug fixes, security updates but no new features.
    10-09-2017 08:40 PM
  3. Guytronic's Avatar
    Thread moved from AaQ to general because this subject is outside the purpose of the "Ask a Question" feature.

    I'd say any other phone on any continuing OS should work as a daily driver.
    I've been on Android for a while now and switching over was easy for me.
    Friends here at Mobile Nations answered my questions and pointed me toward quite a few very good apps and helped guide me as far as features on Android.

    I'm very satisfied with my choice after enjoying the simplicity of WP 8.1
    I truly wish MS had tried much harder to give the WM users all the love they deserved :(
    10-09-2017 08:52 PM
  4. Adventurer64's Avatar
    I'm a long time disgruntled Android user that switched to W10M 8 mths ago and love it. I use an Idol 4s on TMo and Just returned an X3 today due to minor issues with unlocked phones on tmo network and MS / HP bailing. Loved the X3 size and aspect ratio. Shopped around for Android phones today and LG V30 is probably my choice. However, I was reminded why I hated android 8 MThs ago. Bloat, bloat, google services that cant be removed, more bloat, UI inefficiency, too many settings, lack of updates, etc. I'd buy a bloat free X3 running raw android today. Otherwise, it's an LG V30 when price drops as LG always does several MThs after launch. I'd love a Live tile custom ROM for android.
    10-09-2017 09:02 PM
  5. theefman's Avatar
    You Will still get bug fixes, security updates but no new features.
    And where's the fun in that? Not sure about anyone else but i have always enjoyed tech for many years and still do, phone tech in particular so watching phones get more advanced while just being offered big fixes isn't really a situation i relish.

    One of the reasons Nokia was so well regarded among WP users was the tech they stuffed into their flagship phones (within platform limitations); now there's no chance of that happening for a Windows powered mobile device. Not sure about anyone else but sitting back and watch smartphone tech pass me by just to be "loyal" to a company who couldn't be hones from the start is not for me.


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    10-09-2017 09:45 PM
  6. kwright62's Avatar
    Keeping my 950XL and waiting for a small Windows tablet with cellular capability to accompany a blue tooth head set. Not iphone or android. There are plenty of Windows phones out there, if this one fails I'll get another one.
    10-09-2017 09:52 PM
  7. Ejay Lozano's Avatar
    With the new today, I'm looking towards android with a Nokia 8 or a high-end sony xperia.
    rinosaur and aximtreo like this.
    10-09-2017 09:53 PM
  8. mc_razza's Avatar
    Sticking with my 640 and 735 (both on WP8.1) but I have already settled on getting the Nokia 5.
    Guytronic and libra89 like this.
    10-10-2017 09:32 PM
  9. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    There are so many choices in Android:

    - OnePlus 5
    - S8+
    - Note8
    - LG V30
    - Google Pixel 2
    - Google Pixel 2 XL
    - HTC U11
    - Blackberry KEYone
    - Blackberry Motion
    - Huawei P10/P10 Plus
    - Huawei Mate 9
    - ZTE Axon7

    Etc etc....

    Endless variable experiences
    Scienceguy Labs likes this.
    10-11-2017 01:57 AM
  10. cnashx's Avatar
    I ordered an Essential PH-1 Monday for the "pure" android experience.
    Scienceguy Labs likes this.
    10-11-2017 10:43 AM
  11. beman39's Avatar
    To be more specific, Just because Microsoft will not be making phone hardware does not mean your phone will stop working.

    Windows 10 Mobile with creators update will still be supported till 6/11/2019. You Will still get bug fixes, security updates but no new features.
    totally agree with ya TMoore...

    I'm so fed up with people posting windows phone is dead threads! and also questioning, oh nooo's what are we going to do??? and people acting like they're on the titanic and they're going sink and drown!

    people get it through your head! your WP will not stop working over night! we still have 2+ more years of enjoyment and stop running around like your phone will crash and burn! so annoying! people are still using windows 8 till this day with no problems! yeah some apps are no longer working and supported but NOT ALL OF THEM! I just got my HP X3 and I'm not worried one bit with my decision and I know I will continue to enjoy my X3 for many years to come! stop with the drama LOL
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    10-11-2017 02:27 PM
  12. TgeekB's Avatar
    totally agree with ya TMoore...

    I'm so fed up with people posting windows phone is dead threads! and also questioning, oh nooo's what are we going to do??? and people acting like they're on the titanic and they're going sink and drown!

    people get it through your head! your WP will not stop working over night! we still have 2+ more years of enjoyment and stop running around like your phone will crash and burn! so annoying! people are still using windows 8 till this day with no problems! yeah some apps are no longer working and supported but NOT ALL OF THEM! I just got my HP X3 and I'm not worried one bit with my decision and I know I will continue to enjoy my X3 for many years to come! stop with the drama LOL
    Not everyone wants to keep their already used phone 2 more years without any updates.
    Sure, it will keep running, but that’s not what they’re talking about.

    I do agree there’s way too many threads. One or two is enough.
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    10-11-2017 04:05 PM
  13. sd4f's Avatar
    Lets face it, yea, they said they'll support with 'bug' fixes and security updates, but considering the current state of affairs, they might as well not bother. It's still quite buggy, and the important updates, i.e. from third parties for their apps, they won't be coming at all, and with this announcement, I would guess that it's not long before any major development team doing apps for windows will just get disbanded.

    MS and others keep on talking about targeting 'what's next', problem is, no one will care because it won't do basic stuff users would expect a mobile device to do, due to lack of apps and support, and lets face it, AI and VR isn't going to be 'what's next'.

    So, by rebooting and abandoning so many times, their strategies are going to force them to be like IBM. I just can't see them offering anything compelling enough to be able to re-enter the mobile market, and capture any sort of meaningful market share whatsoever. Enterprise is stale, and not driving these changes, they're mostly coming from consumers.
    10-11-2017 05:32 PM
  14. beman39's Avatar
    Not everyone wants to keep their already used phone 2 more years without any updates.
    Sure, it will keep running, but that’s not what they’re talking about.

    I do agree there’s way too many threads. One or two is enough.
    ummm MS has never said they would drop updates and they actually said they will till 2019....
    10-11-2017 05:39 PM
  15. TgeekB's Avatar
    ummm MS has never said they would drop updates and they actually said they will till 2019....
    Bug fixes. I’m talking real updates to the OS.
    10-11-2017 05:42 PM
  16. worldspy99's Avatar
    I am using the Google Pixel on my main line. Very happy with it so far. I got it almost a year ago.
    I gave up my Lumia 950 at the end of January this year.

    I like the flexibility of Android compared to iOS. It suits my needs a bit better compared to Apple's offerings. I always had a Nexus of some sort since 2014 to accompany my WP devices so I guess the transition was easier for me compared to most folks.

    I am a huge Windows fan though. My SP3 is now two years old and am excited to get my Eve V in a few weeks!
    10-11-2017 06:05 PM
  17. Adventurer64's Avatar
    Idol 4S for as long as possible, which is probably not much longer cuz of battery issues. I like the LG V30, but hoping for Elite X3 android version with same size screen, upgraded processor and camera. That would be the perfect android phone for me, other than its not W10M. I really don't like the tall and skinny phablets like Note 8.
    10-11-2017 07:22 PM
  18. beman39's Avatar
    Bug fixes. I’m talking real updates to the OS.
    bug fixes/ real updates... same thing to me... they both make WM better
    10-11-2017 09:24 PM
  19. OutlawFirebird's Avatar
    preorder the pixel 2xl, the other day, my Icon is starting to show its age.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    10-12-2017 02:08 AM
  20. RumoredNow's Avatar
    preorder the pixel 2xl, the other day, my Icon is starting to show its age.
    Put a new battery in it and join the after party. Still a great camera.

    https://forums.windowscentral.com/ge...-eight3oh.html
    aximtreo likes this.
    10-12-2017 09:02 AM
  21. OutlawFirebird's Avatar
    Put a new battery in it and join the after party. Still a great camera.

    https://forums.windowscentral.com/ge...-eight3oh.html
    battery isn't the issue. its getting slower to open what few apps I have. some don't open at all.it also randomly force closes. there is no point in keeping the phone if Microsoft is not supporting it anymore.
    10-12-2017 01:45 PM
  22. thepragmaticdev's Avatar
    As a UWP dev, I'm still publishing apps on Windows mobile. I'll stop when it dies, and Microsoft stops updating. A few devs and I are sticking with the platform. We want enthusiast to tell us what apps they want to see.
    10-15-2017 07:35 PM
  23. SampathKumar-mobilefan's Avatar
    As a UWP dev, I'm still publishing apps on Windows mobile. I'll stop when it dies, and Microsoft stops updating. A few devs and I are sticking with the platform. We want enthusiast to tell us what apps they want to see.
    ----------------

    I think app for locking individual applications(app locker),a more improved version of Share it for me now☺☺.
    thepragmaticdev likes this.
    10-15-2017 09:35 PM
  24. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    As a UWP dev, I'm still publishing apps on Windows mobile. I'll stop when it dies, and Microsoft stops updating. A few devs and I are sticking with the platform. We want enthusiast to tell us what apps they want to see.
    As long as BookViser, Freda and my banking app remain on the platform I have no reason to go anywhere. I would however like to see a Kayako Helpdesk app (the official one was retired), and a Zoho CRM app (no support for WP) and an UpWork app as well. All of that would be great for my work.

    I doubt it will ever happen though.
    10-16-2017 07:43 AM
  25. MarineDawg's Avatar
    To be honest I think I would still be using the Samsung SCH-i760 running WinMo 6.5 if the phone didn't brick itself. Heck I would be still be on WinPho if the Icon didn't up and do the same thing. I switched to the Galaxy S8+. It is okay and there are things I definitely miss. The bonus here is the Gear Fit Pro2. This is what makes the phone a hell of a lot more tolerable. Yeah there are more apps to chose from and install but there aren't many that I didn't already use/have outside of Amazon music and some financial apps.
    10-16-2017 04:15 PM
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