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  1. MikeSo's Avatar
    Sometimes it's good to be reminded that other OS's have issues too. :)
    04-27-2014 09:13 AM
  2. HTC13's Avatar
    I know a lot of people have been complaining about WP 8.1 and bashing MS for releasing an update that is incomplete or buggy in their eyes. A lot of these people also mention that they wish updates would be as smooth as those for Android or iOS. Well updates for those platforms are hardly ever that smooth and often cause more problems than what the 8.1 update has caused for us.

    Just take a look at iOS 7.1.1 which was released recently. There are widespread complaints in the Apple community that the update is bricking devices, wiping out data and even making the prior iOS 7 battery drain issue even worse (an issue that it was supposed to fix).

    So yeah the grass isn't always greener on the other side.
    I hope this post quiets people complaining about Windows phone. Nice post. My wife converted from a an Android phone and absolutely loves wp8 and the 8.1 preview.
    04-27-2014 09:22 AM
  3. S Vaibhav's Avatar
    Noice! Which do you personally prefer to use now, W4 or iPad? Thinking of getting a Dell venue 8 pro now ;)
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    04-27-2014 10:04 AM
  4. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    Noice! Which do you personally prefer to use now, W4 or iPad? Thinking of getting a Dell venue 8 pro now ;)
    I am using iPad at moment , mum busy playing tap tiles on w4 lol. I love windows 8.1 , w4 can run netbeans and other c++ compilers I use. I will always go for w4 , but I will keep iPad for some apps that aren't available in windows store ;)


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    04-27-2014 10:07 AM
  5. anon5997296's Avatar
    But I have a feeling, the official update will be the same, hope I am wrong..
    04-27-2014 10:13 AM
  6. TonyDedrick's Avatar
    I personally know people who lost all their text messages and contacts when they updated their iphones. At the time I thought it was funny, still do.
    Not really sure how that's funny in the slightest....
    MERCDROID likes this.
    04-27-2014 10:28 AM
  7. L Beezy's Avatar
    No one here is bashing any OS. What I took from this thread is that EVERY OS has their problems, whether it be WP or Android Or iOS. Each has their own strengths and weaknesses. I own all three of them and each serve their own purpose to me. I interact with WP more because it's my phone that stays on my person all the time.

    I have no preferred OS or platform, nor am I a fanboy or any. I use whichever I choose whenever I need it.
    snowmutt likes this.
    04-27-2014 10:34 AM
  8. danj210's Avatar
    I know a lot of people have been complaining about WP 8.1 and bashing MS for releasing an update that is incomplete or buggy in their eyes. A lot of these people also mention that they wish updates would be as smooth as those for Android or iOS. Well updates for those platforms are hardly ever that smooth and often cause more problems than what the 8.1 update has caused for us.

    Just take a look at iOS 7.1.1 which was released recently. There are widespread complaints in the Apple community that the update is bricking devices, wiping out data and even making the prior iOS 7 battery drain issue even worse (an issue that it was supposed to fix).

    So yeah the grass isn't always greener on the other side.
    People fail to realize that this isn't an official release... It's like a movie preview hence PREVIEW for developers. Microsoft keeps responding with things that will be fixed in the official.
    04-27-2014 11:59 AM
  9. Pierre Blackwell's Avatar
    I agree 100%. Not to mention the size of this update. I personally think its amazing even in the developers stage. Most of the critics either aren't seasoned WP users, or just don't realize tho isn't a finished product.
    04-27-2014 12:04 PM
  10. machzk's Avatar
    Moral of the story. Crap happens on every platform.
    L Beezy likes this.
    04-27-2014 12:25 PM
  11. DaT Franchise's Avatar
    Moral of the story. Crap happens on every platform.
    Exactly, the 4.4 update for the HTC one broke MMS across the board for a while, hell that was months ago and att has let to re release it. As far as IOS that's par for the course with them, they drop an update to patch jail brake and wind up screwing something else up.
    04-27-2014 12:46 PM
  12. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Weren't you the same person....to use your word "circlejerking" in the Samsung thread.

    Using your sentence here, of course you are going to hear more people complaining about their phones than good because more people have Lumias than Samsung. LOL I find this amusing that you contradicted yourself between the two treads.
    1.) This is ridiculous

    2.)So we are know bashing and circlejerking other platforms to feel better about a an update on a phone?

    First off this is a forum, of course you will SEE more bad than good, because people have problems and want solutions to their problems. Secondly, this UPDATE was not a wide release update, meaning update at your own peril. If someone updated their phones and had problems then that is in reality their own fault. As far as iOS and Android go, all updates mess up some peoples devices it just depends on whether you will actually hear about it (through forums or other outlets). Instead of bashing other platforms as it is going in this thread so far, maybe we should be spending time and energy helping those who need help around here. My $.02.
    04-27-2014 02:21 PM
  13. A895's Avatar
    Weren't you the same person....to use your word "circlejerking" in the Samsung thread.

    Using your sentence here, of course you are going to hear more people complaining about their phones than good because more people have Lumias than Samsung. LOL I find this amusing that you contradicted yourself between the two treads.
    I never mentioned Samsung nor Nokia in the post you quoted. Wtf.

    Sent from my XT907 using Mobile Nations mobile app
    04-27-2014 02:38 PM
  14. AngrySprintUser's Avatar
    It's a preview
    04-27-2014 02:39 PM
  15. anon(5445874)'s Avatar
    This happened to two ladies that I work with. I thought it was pretty funny too. 😂
    Nice.


    And I really wish these people would stop saying "it's a preview". It's not a preview. This is the official wp8.1 release, it just doesn't have the official firmware for your phone.
    04-27-2014 02:57 PM
  16. DaT Franchise's Avatar
    Its "BETA" LMAO
    04-27-2014 03:09 PM
  17. SwimSwim's Avatar
    Thanks for this thread, to remind everyone that software updates are shaky, and prone to incidents.

    However (and based on reading the title: I thought that's what this thread was about), this also reminds us that future software versions can help address issues and implement changes and much-needed fixes.

    Yes, it's true that the Developer Preview is the exact same version as RTM, therefore making it the "final" version in many ways. However, no software is ever "final," so more improvements and optimizations are sure to roll out over the coming months. Hang in there, guys.
    04-27-2014 03:36 PM
  18. MikeSo's Avatar
    People fail to realize that this isn't an official release... It's like a movie preview hence PREVIEW for developers. Microsoft keeps responding with things that will be fixed in the official.
    You do realize that movie previews are the finished movie, only with an early release, right?
    04-27-2014 03:37 PM
  19. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    You do realize that movie previews are the finished movie, only with an early release, right?
    Not always. Movies have been altered based upon reactions to test screenings. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Test_screening
    04-27-2014 03:42 PM
  20. anon(5445874)'s Avatar
    I believe everyone knows that no software is final. That's why we voice our opinions, because we want it to change. I do believe that MS will eventually get it, but I don't really know for sure if the person ahead of xbox music and this app really knows what he or she is doing. In reality, the current official xbox music app for wp8.1 is beta quality. The one that they released back on regular old wp8, wasn't even a pre beta quality. Something like that should have been fixed before going public. It's almost like they don't care about the public image of xbox music, and of course that effects windows phone since the music player is a main part of any phone OS.
    04-27-2014 04:13 PM
  21. Ashhar Hasan's Avatar
    1.) This is ridiculous

    2.)So we are know bashing and circlejerking other platforms to feel better about a an update on a phone?

    First off this is a forum, of course you will SEE more bad than good, because people have problems and want solutions to their problems. Secondly, this UPDATE was not a wide release update, meaning update at your own peril. If someone updated their phones and had problems then that is in reality their own fault. As far as iOS and Android go, all updates mess up some peoples devices it just depends on whether you will actually hear about it (through forums or other outlets). Instead of bashing other platforms as it is going in this thread so far, maybe we should be spending time and energy helping those who need help around here. My $.02.
    That's not just just 0.02$, that's gold! Totally agree with ya!
    A895 likes this.
    04-27-2014 04:35 PM
  22. wtrmlnjuc's Avatar
    At least iOS7 didn't trash my music app.
    anon5997296 likes this.
    04-27-2014 04:53 PM
  23. squire777's Avatar
    Pointing out flaws in other platforms isn't bashing and many of the responses here have been based on personal experiences. The thread was directed at those who assume that MS does everything wrong compared to Apple and Google.

    Of course of this was just another WP bashing thread I'm sure certain posters here wouldn't be so offended and would join in on the "circle jerking"
    L Beezy and SwimSwim like this.
    04-27-2014 05:34 PM
  24. AngrySprintUser's Avatar
    You do realize that movie previews are the finished movie, only with an early release, right?
    Nooooooooooooooooooope, I have seen previews for movies a year before its release date.
    04-27-2014 07:08 PM
  25. lcw731's Avatar
    I know a lot of people have been complaining about WP 8.1 and bashing MS for releasing an update that is incomplete or buggy in their eyes. A lot of these people also mention that they wish updates would be as smooth as those for Android or iOS. Well updates for those platforms are hardly ever that smooth and often cause more problems than what the 8.1 update has caused for us.

    Just take a look at iOS 7.1.1 which was released recently. There are widespread complaints in the Apple community that the update is bricking devices, wiping out data and even making the prior iOS 7 battery drain issue even worse (an issue that it was supposed to fix).

    So yeah the grass isn't always greener on the other side.
    A lot of those complaining don't comprehend this isn't a general release of WP 8.1, but jumped on the developer preview bandwagon. Its not in its final form yet, lets see what happens when it is official released before bashing it. I think its an awesome OS, and have had very few issues with it. the ones I have, I can live with. nothing earth shattering.
    04-27-2014 07:17 PM
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