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  1. beman39's Avatar
    Yes!!! It blew my mind to discover how poorly android manages SD storage. It might as well not even exist.

    And I can't get texts and reply hands free in the car like I could with Cortana?!?! Furthermore, I don't get turn by turn nav directions unless I've selected the phone as my audio source.

    Windows Phone lost to this jumbled mess of an OS?!?! What a colossal screw up on Microsoft's part.

    I lasted about a month on android. I'll use my 650 until it dies.
    exactly all the same reasons for myself (and more) and I mirror your rhetorical question LOL
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    01-31-2018 04:57 PM
  2. Guytronic's Avatar
    Have you ever tried to move an app AND it’s data to an SD card on Android? It’s HELL. You cannot, and will not move an app and it’s data to SD on Android without root access, Link2SD and a utility to create swap partition
    It is possible to move apps and data to the SD without root or needing an app on Android phones by activating "developer options"
    Turning this on and scrolling to the bottom of dev options look for "Inactive apps" then enable "Force allow apps on external storage"
    You will need to tap on any app under settings to actually move the app to SD so there is an extra step or two.

    I do this with my Sony Xperia that has limited internal storage.
    Works very well and hasn't caused any problems for me at all.

    I can post details about how to do this if it will help.
    01-31-2018 06:04 PM
  3. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Windows Phone lost to this jumbled mess of an OS?!?!
    You just reminded me of Michael Dukakis during his debate with George Bush Sr.
    01-31-2018 06:39 PM
  4. libra89's Avatar
    It is possible to move apps and data to the SD without root or needing an app on Android phones by activating "developer options"
    Turning this on and scrolling to the bottom of dev options look for "Inactive apps" then enable "Force allow apps on external storage"
    You will need to tap on any app under settings to actually move the app to SD so there is an extra step or two.

    I do this with my Sony Xperia that has limited internal storage.
    Works very well and hasn't caused any problems for me at all.

    I can post details about how to do this if it will help.
    Wow, I never knew that you can do that. I'm going to poke around for this.
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    01-31-2018 07:48 PM
  5. Gord Sutherland's Avatar
    I am still clinging to my 950XL as long as it holds out. I picked up an Idol 4s over the holiday as I know my Lumia is on its last leg and no replacement is available. I can't find any substitute for live tiles and the amazing Office integration. I use Continuum every day and no longer carry my work laptop home. My smart TV Bluetooth keyboard does double duty just fine. I am foolishly hoping MS has a grand mobile strategy that is ultra secret...although I know they don't.
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    01-31-2018 10:05 PM
  6. hrd Chinchwad's Avatar
    i use my 950xl as it's my phone, i have a worked supplied samsung and hate it.

    My wife uses her 950.

    We will use them till they become unusable or a suitable replacement becomes available, we hope they will be phone sized devices that run full blown w10 with telephony, my personal favourite will be that we can port our mobile numbers to our windows accounts so we could then make calls to and from any pc like our surfaces and xbox's as well as the smaller devices.
    great !!!!! Me too
    02-01-2018 03:09 AM
  7. hahaman's Avatar
    I still use my Blu win HD lte as my second phone and also have my old lumia ones too 520 and 720
    02-01-2018 04:28 AM
  8. Mattemt294's Avatar
    02-01-2018 06:58 AM
  9. Mattemt294's Avatar
    i had an htc one m8 with Windows 8 from an iPhone. I liked it but the app gap left me going back to iOS. I always missed my WP. back in March I switched from an iPhone 7+ to win10m. I wanted an hp elite but ended up settling for the idol4s. I liked it till support started ending and the hardware was a bit slow.

    I ended up switching to the Galaxy note8. I run cortana Microsoft launcher etc but the integration and layout just isn't win10. miss those live tiles. I still mess around with my idol though when I'm feeling nostolagic.
    02-01-2018 07:02 AM
  10. Mattemt294's Avatar
    if anyone is considering a switch though go Android. tons of posts with great options on how to keep it as Microsoft as possible. edge browser OneDrive office suite cortana Bing. it's got alot
    02-01-2018 07:03 AM
  11. beman39's Avatar
    I am still clinging to my 950XL as long as it holds out. I picked up an Idol 4s over the holiday as I know my Lumia is on its last leg and no replacement is available. I can't find any substitute for live tiles and the amazing Office integration. I use Continuum every day and no longer carry my work laptop home. My smart TV Bluetooth keyboard does double duty just fine. I am foolishly hoping MS has a grand mobile strategy that is ultra secret...although I know they don't.
    what are you talking about, no replacement? 950xl can be found everywhere! ebay, swappa, craigslist, Kijiji, even here in the market place...
    02-01-2018 07:06 AM
  12. libra89's Avatar
    It is possible to move apps and data to the SD without root or needing an app on Android phones by activating "developer options"
    Turning this on and scrolling to the bottom of dev options look for "Inactive apps" then enable "Force allow apps on external storage"
    You will need to tap on any app under settings to actually move the app to SD so there is an extra step or two.

    I do this with my Sony Xperia that has limited internal storage.
    Works very well and hasn't caused any problems for me at all.

    I can post details about how to do this if it will help.
    I did this and I just wanted to thank you. That's amazing, you have just made my life with a 16gb storage phone a little easier.
    I can't say that I was struggling but anything helps.
    fatclue_98 and Guytronic like this.
    02-01-2018 08:57 AM
  13. Guytronic's Avatar
    I did this and I just wanted to thank you. That's amazing, you have just made my life with a 16gb storage phone a little easier.
    I can't say that I was struggling but anything helps.
    Excellent!
    Happy to pass along something helpful
    libra89 and fatclue_98 like this.
    02-01-2018 12:54 PM
  14. travis_valkyrie's Avatar
    I've recently ghosted a lot of people I know and now I've switched to a Lumia 650 and couldn't be happier.
    02-02-2018 03:17 AM
  15. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    I've recently ghosted a lot of people I know and now I've switched to a Lumia 650 and couldn't be happier.
    I'm not understanding why ghosting people (had to look that up) would lead to you switching phones? Good choice of phone BTW.
    02-02-2018 06:23 AM
  16. travis_valkyrie's Avatar
    3732137[/URL]]I'm not understanding why ghosting people (had to look that up) would lead to you switching phones? Good choice of phone BTW.
    Because the iPhone constantly reminded me of the ordeal I went through and I just wanted something that doesn't.
    02-02-2018 02:51 PM
  17. Gord Sutherland's Avatar
    what are you talking about, no replacement? 950xl can be found everywhere! ebay, swappa, craigslist, Kijiji, even here in the market place...
    02-02-2018 07:12 PM
  18. Gord Sutherland's Avatar
    what are you talking about, no replacement? 950xl can be found everywhere! ebay, swappa, craigslist, Kijiji, even here in the market place...
    Ok fair comment. I guess I should have been more specific. I have MS complete on the phone and they have told me they have no further replacements. They offered me a full refund which I will likely take. I have been burned before using some of the options you mentioned but honestly never considered swappa. Good idea and thanks.
    02-02-2018 07:15 PM
  19. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Ok fair comment. I guess I should have been more specific. I have MS complete on the phone and they have told me they have no further replacements. They offered me a full refund which I will likely take. I have been burned before using some of the options you mentioned but honestly never considered swappa. Good idea and thanks.
    Swappa and eBay have Buyer Protection via PayPal. If you've been burnt in the past, I would suggest one of those options for peace of mind. Amazon is also a viable choice but their vendors usually run 25-30% above normal market prices.
    02-02-2018 09:15 PM
  20. nate0's Avatar
    Amazon is also a viable choice but their vendors usually run 25-30% above normal market prices.
    Except for a mint Lumia 929 I got for 60 bucks the other day. And replacement 950xl screens for 30 🤑
    02-02-2018 10:14 PM
  21. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Except for a mint Lumia 929 I got for 60 bucks the other day. And replacement 950xl screens for 30
    I did say "usually"
    02-02-2018 10:39 PM
  22. nate0's Avatar
    Ya Ebay is even more weird. Saw a lumia 650 on there for sale $1412.39. Last one available and 3 sold...:/
    fatclue_98 likes this.
    02-03-2018 12:02 PM
  23. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Sounds like a square deal.
    02-03-2018 12:23 PM
  24. beman39's Avatar
    Ya Ebay is even more weird. Saw a lumia 650 on there for sale $1412.39. Last one available and 3 sold...:/
    c'mon man, everyone knows they mean pesos! LOL
    02-03-2018 01:43 PM
  25. dcoward's Avatar
    My wife and I both use Windows phones. Mine is a 640 dual sim. But more and more apps I need are dying. I love the OS. Best out there. In on Win10mobile slow ting. But it has reliabilities that need fixing, which won't happen. So I'm going to have to switch to Android. Bummer. Microsoft made a mistake cutting off development, because if they want to successfully develop a mobile version of Win10, they need a group of active mobile users who can test their Win10 mobile shell decisions and features.
    02-03-2018 02:29 PM
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