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  1. nasellok's Avatar
    Unfortunately I had the opposite experience. I found many of the Windows 10 Mobile apps to be limited and low quality compared to their Android counterparts.
    Just switched from my Lumia 950 to a Galaxy S8.........wow what a difference in the apps. Android as an OS, still is pretty boring compared to W10M, and Live Tiles (still way better than IOS, and its $hitstorm of boringness), but Samsung gives you some interesting features that keep it interesting. The edge gesture, and shortcuts are good. Also, multi-tasking on Android is light years ahead of Windows 10 Mobile (i didnt buy the Dex, i dont really need it, since i have a Surface Pro), considering, it actually lets you have.......wait for it......WINDOWS - having a web browser, and my email open on the same screen of my phone, is pretty cool. Certain apps let you grab the corner, and drag it down to resize, and keep it "windowed" on top of your home page. The apps are not only better, but the selection of apps, is not even a contest. If W10 Mobile, was able to run .apk files, i wouldnt have switched, but here we are. I will miss my Lumia, and will keep it updated, and use it every once and a while, but until MS gets its head out of its arse, ill be using Android. It is syncing decently with my Surface - sms relay is almost instantaneous. The outlook app on Android isnt as good as the mail app on W10M, but its sufficient. I use Onedrive for photo backup, and Office apps, and they all play pretty nicely. MS needs to make Edge for Android, and they need to add a To-Do app widget, instead of having to open the app - instead of a separate app, they should just make a Cortana widget, that you can add tasks on. The S8 camera is good, no complaints - its fast, and takes damn good photos. I havent sniffed a single instance of lag, which is refreshing, since my last experience with Android made me switch to WP in the first place.
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    04-26-2017 08:56 AM
  2. Rahsna Asurac's Avatar
    I come to Windows Central not so much for the Windows Phone news, but for the unbiased view on Microsoft and to get a feeling of where things are going and also importantly, how the fans react to it all.

    I am slightly hurt to see this more biased view on Windows 10 Mobile as of late, but so far Windows Central is still my favourite source for many reasons. One in particular reason is they do a lot of research to make sure they are able to draw the most accurate picture of a story. Something I rarely see anyone else be bothered with.

    So that is my reason for being here :)
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    04-26-2017 10:10 AM
  3. Nerdy Woman's Avatar
    I will be clinging to my 950 until they introduce Surface + Cell or stop updating WM10 altogether. That said, I would like to read reviews about Microsoft apps on other platforms. Specifically, synchronization for OneDrive (files and music), OneNote, Outlook, Cortana and Office 365. These are my daily driver apps and they work well on my 950. My phone always has the same information I have on my Surface Pro 4 and I don't even have to think about getting it there.

    One thing I know I won't find on other platforms: Edge browser. I love it when I open Edge on the phone and it has my up-to-the-minute favorites, reading list, and history.

    If I do have to go to another phone, it will probably be Android. I hate Google with a passion, but I will not do anything to encourage the proprietary interfaces Apple dreams up, then demands users shell out bucks for "accessories."
    Guytronic likes this.
    04-27-2017 04:18 AM
  4. libra89's Avatar
    Daniel Rubino (he's the Executive Editor of Windows Central for those who are not familiar) addressed this in a recent post on the site: What does the 'death of Windows Phone' mean for Windows Central? An editor's response | Windows Central
    04-27-2017 08:45 AM
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    04-28-2017 11:48 AM
  6. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    That's about Microsoft no longer making phones. Which is far from news. They need to hire a new editor that could make sure the titles are right; this article was about Microsoft phones, not Windows phones. Incorrect to put both in the title and Windows as the lead.

    And MS needs to better train their execs on dealing with the press.

    Mary Jo Foley, said that a senior Microsoft executive had told her there was almost no money left in the phone business.
    Pretty funny actually. I guess Apple, Samsung, etc. keep making phones as a hobby. It's true that a bloated incompetent company can't make money selling phones, but MS shouldn't draw attention to that fact with such statements.
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    04-28-2017 12:28 PM
  7. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    That's about Microsoft no longer making phones. Which is far from news. They need to hire a new editor that could make sure the titles are right; this article was about Microsoft phones, not Windows phones. Incorrect to put both in the title and Windows as the lead.

    And MS needs to better train their execs on dealing with the press.



    Pretty funny actually. I guess Apple, Samsung, etc. keep making phones as a hobby. It's true that a bloated incompetent company can't make money selling phones, but MS shouldn't draw attention to that fact with such statements.
    In the case of Apple they make computers as a hobby. Smartphones are their biggest money maker.
    04-28-2017 12:59 PM
  8. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    In the case of Apple they make computers as a hobby. Smartphones are their biggest money maker.
    Not according to that Microsoft Exec ;) (S)he said there was no money in phones. Tip: When you make up an excuse, make up one that isn't beyond obviously false.

    Why do I have this image of some senior MS exec telling a subordinate to see if there is any money in phones then a cut to that subordinate smashing phones and not finding any money inside.

    Didn't I see something like that in a movie?

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    04-28-2017 01:35 PM
  9. Dwarf_King's Avatar
    Well to answer that question then yes it will. The website might change name to Android Central as many of it's lately articles seems to promote Android now instead of Windows 10 phones. On a personal basic I simply don't care anymore. I utterly love my Lumia 950 XL and all its many apps I use on it. I see no reason to let it go. It does what it is suppose to too damn well to care about a website's mental Android illness.

    Windows 10 mobile forever!
    04-29-2017 04:49 PM
  10. Drael646464's Avatar
    Not according to that Microsoft Exec ;) (S)he said there was no money in phones. Tip: When you make up an excuse, make up one that isn't beyond obviously false.

    Why do I have this image of some senior MS exec telling a subordinate to see if there is any money in phones then a cut to that subordinate smashing phones and not finding any money inside.

    Didn't I see something like that in a movie?

    "No money" is relative to their billions per quarter. From the phone hardware alone, MS made 5 million usd last quarter (also the slowest tech quarter). That's not counting service subscriptions. For some businesses that would be a landslide profit, it's just "no money" next to how much MS makes from everything else
    04-30-2017 11:54 PM
  11. Drael646464's Avatar
    The bigger question, is will disgruntled ex-windows mobile users, survive the resurrection of windows on phones? :P
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    04-30-2017 11:55 PM
  12. pkcable's Avatar
    05-04-2017 10:18 AM
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    I've so much respect for jobs as a saleman. But man, I bet he would have ranked high on any psychopathy test, classic business psychopath.
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    05-04-2017 09:56 PM
  14. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    I've so much respect for jobs as a saleman. But man, I bet he would have ranked high on any psychopathy test, classic business psychopath.
    Isn't the scale used 1 to Jobs?
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    05-05-2017 08:49 AM
  15. Drael646464's Avatar
    Isn't the scale used 1 to Jobs?
    lol.
    05-05-2017 10:11 AM
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