1. sumanthsuresh's Avatar
    It's been a while Windows phone is gone, most of the people have embraced either iOS or Android . Can we share the pros and cons. Also any body using more of Microsoft apps and services
    Let's talk
    04-02-2019 08:25 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I made the switch to Android over 4 years ago. Here are my thoughts. https://forums.androidcentral.com/ph...t-s-great.html
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    04-02-2019 08:57 PM
  3. tgp's Avatar
    iOS is more like Windows phone in how it is uniform, secure, and locked down (compared to Android).

    Android is very open, very customizable, and you can make it look and act a lot like Windows phone, if that is your thing. There is almost nothing you cannot do with Android.

    In the past, iOS has prided itself (and rightfully so) on how it "just works", but Android in the last couple years has become very similar. If you don't try to hack too much, Android "just works" as well. Put an iPhone and an Android phone side-by-side, out of the box, with minimal customization, and they are a remarkably similar experience.
    04-03-2019 05:18 AM
  4. chawla12387's Avatar
    Microsoft is difficult to understand for most of the user mainly for noob or non-tech user and on the other hand, Android is a cup of everyone tea.
    04-03-2019 05:25 AM
  5. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    I moved to Android as well. It has similarities to Windows Mobile and MS seems to support it more over iOS.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    04-03-2019 10:22 AM
  6. Michael Bromley's Avatar
    Just made the jump into IOS. Ugh.

    The one thing that drives me nuts the most is the absence of the back space on the keyboard. That and no keyboard swipe. I see that I have to use an app for that, which is pathetic.

    The strength of WMP was likely due to its weakness in the apps deficit, which meant that MS had to really work hard to incorporate features that Apple leaves to others to develop.

    I tried an Android for a few months, hated it. I'l keep this iPhone 8, I suppose, but I am so gong to miss WMP.

    I was hoping to use Your Phone integration, but that only works on Android. I do hope MS is adding that to IOS soon. Could be a reason to move, as even my WMP allowed me to at least respond to SMS on desktop.
    06-23-2019 03:57 PM
  7. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    In 2019, the mobile OS landscape Android/iOS looks pretty much the same. I’ve dual carried two devices for 13 years and I carry Android/iOS combination. Each has pros and cons but for me, it doesn’t really matter.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-24-2019 01:04 PM
  8. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    I still think it's funny that iOS, at least the iPhone X I use occasionally at work, has to be turned off by an option in the Settings menu because holding down what used to be the power button (or what you would expect to be the power button) doesn't actually turn it off,

    Of course I am most likely just doing it wrong really! I am a Windows Phone/Android user.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-26-2019 10:22 AM
  9. TgeekB's Avatar
    I still think it's funny that iOS, at least the iPhone X I use occasionally at work, has to be turned off by an option in the Settings menu because holding down what used to be the power button (or what you would expect to be the power button) doesn't actually turn it off,

    Of course I am most likely just doing it wrong really! I am a Windows Phone/Android user.
    Yes, you are doing it wrong.
    06-26-2019 07:34 PM
  10. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    Yes, you are doing it wrong.
    I did think so! You can tell I don't use iOS.
    06-27-2019 10:05 AM
  11. TgeekB's Avatar
    I did think so! You can tell I don't use iOS.
    It is a bit odd how you have to do it though.
    06-27-2019 02:06 PM
  12. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    It is a bit odd how you have to do it though.
    Definitely! I am sure if I had an iPhone as my main phone that I would get used to it.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-29-2019 11:08 PM
  13. sd4f's Avatar
    I really don't like android. I'm finding it to remind me of the windows 95 days of PC computing, where there's lots of settings, lots of ways of doing things, and very often unintuitive on how to get there.

    In general, android is incredibly modular, meaning nothing tends to work consistently.

    As someone who has been avid anti-apple, i'm seriously considering giving an iphone a go. The biggest problem I have with android is no phone is supported like an iphone. My nokia 8 is nearing its end of support, as it's usually 2 years after launch, meanwhile, it still has plenty of bugs, and no real major improvements. Maybe samsung is a little different (I was burnt with a samsung phone before though) but in general, no one gives high praise for any company to support their phones properly.
    06-30-2019 11:24 AM
  14. Darren J Hynes's Avatar
    I really don't like android. I'm finding it to remind me of the windows 95 days of PC computing, where there's lots of settings, lots of ways of doing things, and very often unintuitive on how to get there.

    In general, android is incredibly modular, meaning nothing tends to work consistently.

    As someone who has been avid anti-apple, i'm seriously considering giving an iphone a go. The biggest problem I have with android is no phone is supported like an iphone. My nokia 8 is nearing its end of support, as it's usually 2 years after launch, meanwhile, it still has plenty of bugs, and no real major improvements. Maybe samsung is a little different (I was burnt with a samsung phone before though) but in general, no one gives high praise for any company to support their phones properly.
    I tried Android for a year or two as well and had the same experience. I was always in settings trying to modify it to the way I liked it but never quite happy with the experience. iOS is boringly simple and I use my phone a lot less now I’m back using an iPhone.
    anachrotech likes this.
    07-03-2019 01:47 AM
  15. nt40lanman's Avatar
    I'm still chugging along on a Lumia 950. FB just left but it's OK. It still does what I want and how I want it. I don't need much.

    Can anyone tell me if Android or Apple can handle 2 e-mail accounts with separate contacts and let you manage them the way WP does?
    07-03-2019 09:42 PM
  16. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    Yes, you are doing it wrong.
    Hey, I know you from somewhere...
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    09-04-2019 12:48 AM
  17. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Hey, I know you from somewhere...
    I know both you and him from somewhere.
    09-04-2019 03:56 AM
  18. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    I know both you and him from somewhere.
    Sup NightStalker? Since your post was 3am in my zone, either you’re closing down the place, or not in my time zone.....
    Laura Knotek and TgeekB like this.
    09-04-2019 08:11 AM
  19. Bfalcon1's Avatar
    I thought you were a Blackberry guy?
    10-23-2019 04:53 PM

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