10-06-2015 12:43 AM
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  1. Cheeky Ghosty's Avatar
    In my experience you get used to such sensations/feelings. And with time u'll love your lumia more.. been using my 925 since it launched and today i fell in love with it yet again coz of WM10. Patience is what our guys at Microsoft are asking...
    You love W10M? I can walk away and make a coffee before the store app opens on fresh install build 536......and Windows 10 Desktop is also buggy as hell. If W10 desktop is anything to go by I definitely wouldn't be waiting out for W10M.
    09-23-2015 09:50 AM
  2. michail71's Avatar
    You love W10M? I can walk away and make a coffee before the store app opens on fresh install build 536......and Windows 10 Desktop is also buggy as hell. If W10 desktop is anything to go by I definitely wouldn't be waiting out for W10M.
    Are you using a Surface 3? Store in Win 10 seems to run in slow motion for me. Like 1,000x to 10,000x slower than my desktop. I've even checked task manager and cpu and network just show idle while it sits there.
    09-23-2015 09:54 AM
  3. jaimeastin's Avatar
    I now have an iPhone because:

    I want to actually use facebook on my phone, not a subset of facebook functionality that was cutting edge in the year 2000.....

    Cardless cash, my bank has a very good app on windows phone, but for whatever reason it doesn't allow the cardless cash feature. So when the ATM swallowed my card, I was stuck without being able to access cash. Had I had iOS or Android I'd have been fine.

    Dominos pizza have a deals app that they publish good deals only to that app sometimes. App only available on iOS/Android.

    Me and my partner have a bit of fun with Snapchat ;)

    Office, which is the reason I went to Windows Phone, is now much more beautiful on the iPhone than it ever was on Windows Phone and it works great on iOS.

    In fact there is not really anything designed for a mobile to do that I can't do iOS or Android!

    So I am curious, why do people keep suffering with Windows Phone? Why would you bother with broken websites, missing apps, ever changing UX (not always for the better either) and so forth.....why do it to yourselves? Is it because you can't afford an iPhone? Is it because you hate Apple or Google? Is it because you live in an area such as India where extremely cheap low end phones are the most popular, hence Windows Phones being used most?

    I am keen to know why people bother, because I no longer do.
    Well... One would argue... You dont know bad until you had good/great... Otherwise, bad is good.

    I use to use an iPhone(s) as a daily driver... I have android phone lost somewhere around here... I consider going to ans iPhone again at times... But thing is... I am very happy with my windows phone...

    I originally left apple the last time cause I was fed up with iTunes and I did not want to be locked into their ecosystem. I voice around a lot and have devices made by many companies... I need services that are just as flexible. Google used to be that company I supported for that very reason... As it stands now, I I avoid google as best I can. I buy apple products when ans where needed. Some are just well executed.

    I am not missing my apps from my hone... Other than chase app to deposits the random physical check... Mobile sites are all usable... The initial reason for apps was the web Brower could not handle the website... There are some exceptions where the app is a better experience than the growers, buy that is not always.

    My windows phone has expandable memory, just works, and is different than what's out there...

    I stay cause I am happy (not fanboyish loyal) and because I want to not only "think different. ;-)" but look different. The iPhone is so solid, yet it is stale in tht world of phones... And no phone has ever made mw feel like it was magical and all the other mess.

    Most of us are professionals who can at will buy what they want... I can thankfully... What i want, I get... There is nothing keeping me from an iPhone but the desire to have one... Which I don't have a desire. I dont have a resin to dump my current phone... You did however so that is cool... But that is w
    You... I will not knock you or your phone.. That's silly... Which leads mw to the main reason hy I dont want to be in the apple camp... It boggles my mind why people in the apple camp who are so happy with their magical devices put so much worry into why someone else chose different? Is it because they really are sheep scream "bah-whyyyyyyyyyh" as they let marketing and influence chose for them or because they really care for all the people who are suffering with another brand phone that obviously they were too poor and/or ill-informed to know about they iPhone. Respect your and everyone's choice... Then move on quickly.
    09-23-2015 10:05 AM
  4. erfanjafar's Avatar
    You love W10M? I can walk away and make a coffee before the store app opens on fresh install build 536......and Windows 10 Desktop is also buggy as hell. If W10 desktop is anything to go by I definitely wouldn't be waiting out for W10M.
    That might be the case with your phone. Mine too was slow (so much slow that i had to roll back) but now it seems fast. Just one tiny step behind the 8.1 store.
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    09-23-2015 01:18 PM
  5. Rose640's Avatar
    Oh i can take all these things, slow store, sometimes unresponsive action center, delay on the lock screen, complicated Office ... As long as it is as beautiful as it is now. What a sentence o.O
    09-23-2015 01:35 PM
  6. rjansen3's Avatar
    Ok guys, I'm in line about to pick up a 6S Plus. Any one have anything to change my mind? Please!? HELP!
    09-25-2015 11:51 AM
  7. theefman's Avatar
    WP devices are great and work well for some (at least the 2.6% who have chosen one). However only the delusional WP fanboy will dismiss out of hand the advantages mobile apps bring to the smartphone experience today as we see on ios and android and there really shouldn't be a problem with someone who is looking to enjoy what a modern smartphone can do switching to one of those platforms.

    It seems there are too many people here concerned with fighting the "war" with ios and android (which has already been lost btw) and miss the point of having such technology, using it to enhance our lives. Restricting your options by saying you are "loyal' to WP/W10M (ironically while your OS maker does all it can to cozy up to those platforms) is the height of delusion. Take a step back, remove the fanboy glasses and ask which platform will work best for you. Leave the rabid fanboy loyalty to the truly delusional subscribers to the reality distortion theory while you sit back and enjoy the tech you've bought.
    09-25-2015 12:35 PM
  8. elindalyne's Avatar
    I'm really trying to figure out what apps people keep talking about that are deal breakers for me... And I just can't think of any.

    I've used IOS and Android before and they're really not my cup of tea.
    920Walker likes this.
    09-25-2015 03:18 PM
  9. vcarvega's Avatar
    Yep, this is the biggest problem Microsoft has. I had been using a 1520 and loving it. But when the screen cracked, I went back to using my Nexus 5... the app experience is just so much better on Android, I feel like I might miss it if I go back to Windows 10 Mobile.
    09-25-2015 08:30 PM
  10. Wevenhuis's Avatar
    I love my lumia 1520 to bits. Its been my daily driver and useful phone for over 2 years now. It caters my needs yes. One thing I guess I was really wishing for was the support of bluetooth HID support for document editing on my beautiful 6 inch screen with a bluetooth keyboard, as I did with my windows mobile phone back in the day. Now microsoft is upping its game by not only supporting that in the 950XL, but also providing a more immersive experience on the go with continuum. Mind blown when I first heard about it. If continuum also works for other apps on your phone, I think it would melt with joy. The idea of having a pc-like experience on your phone when you need it is awsome.

    I agree that a better support van apps & services for the windows 10 platform would be improved. I also get frustrated with great services advertising useful and regularly high quality apps, but when I scroll to the bottom of the page it is support for android and iOS 9/10 times. And that hurts, because it means it does hurt the local market and that the market determines the phone you buy. I'm happy that microsoft makes it quite easy now to port iOS and android apps to the windows platform, but they really need to get the word out more aggressively to local markets and really show clear demos how to do it and what it means for your windows device. Only then will there be traction and things could improve wonderfully for the platform. They really need to push PR to spread the word.
    09-26-2015 03:38 AM
  11. ROBBIE HALL's Avatar
    I agree! Dont tell me its easy to port show me! Be active with devs. And youre MS! BULLY your way...throw your weight around. 100million pc now run w10...how does your app store come last? Cant universal apps be a forced system? Where a dev has no choice but to code for all? I figured thats what apple would have done! This is our OS and we decide how you can develop on it. They are 3 apps missing that I really want or at least something suggested Showbox, movietube and live stream player (from ios). I still have an Alcatel c5 which I use just for this. And I'd just rather use my WP. Suggestions?
    09-28-2015 11:34 AM
  12. StevoPhilo's Avatar
    I agree! Dont tell me its easy to port show me! Be active with devs. And youre MS! BULLY your way...throw your weight around. 100million pc now run w10...how does your app store come last? Cant universal apps be a forced system? Where a dev has no choice but to code for all? I figured thats what apple would have done! This is our OS and we decide how you can develop on it. They are 3 apps missing that I really want or at least something suggested Showbox, movietube and live stream player (from ios). I still have an Alcatel c5 which I use just for this. And I'd just rather use my WP. Suggestions?
    You just said it. Use the Alcatel. There is nothing you can do but wait.
    09-28-2015 01:20 PM
  13. ROBBIE HALL's Avatar
    No suggestions? Lol
    09-28-2015 05:10 PM
  14. travisel's Avatar
    Well hopefully these two new emulator's they made to play iOS & Android in Windows 10 Mobile "TH2" in November should start to see more apps converted?

    I haven't heard much about these emulator's? Does anyone know more information?

    Hopefully Win10 Mobile app count grows 300 apps per day soon :)
    09-28-2015 07:53 PM
  15. mrtrick's Avatar
    Was waiting and waiting for the 950xl, then accidentally went and ordered an iPhone 6s+ yesterday,, oops.
    been with windows phone for 4.5 years and decided it was time for something different.. along with all the apps that have not arrived on this platform.
    I do feel like I've done something terribly naughty at the moment..
    #offtositonnaughtystep
    09-29-2015 02:35 PM
  16. Joe Acerbic's Avatar
    I do feel like I've done something terribly naughty at the moment..
    #offtositonnaughtystep
    It doesn't work that way: these days iPhonism is the dominant cult obsessively demanding that everyone conform as they do. Using a Windows phone is naughty and rebellious.
    09-29-2015 04:32 PM
  17. mrtrick01's Avatar
    Hmm there's a thought,, well I will give it a try, a rather expensive try at that!
    09-29-2015 04:35 PM
  18. Cheeky Ghosty's Avatar
    It doesn't work that way: these days iPhonism is the dominant cult obsessively demanding that everyone conform as they do. Using a Windows phone is naughty and rebellious.
    No iPhonism is realising that app makers go to the dominant markets first. Sure there are peoole that have an iPhone coz it's an iPhone...just as there are people that have Windows Phone just coz it isn't an iPhone. A smart person looks at what each device can do, and picks the device that will do the most out of all the things they want to do. Only a fool picks a device because it is or isn't a particular device.

    I left iPhone to Windows Phone mostly for Office. Office is actually better on iPhine than it is on Windows Phone 8.1 (tested with an old quote template, can't edit the macro generated fields on lumia 930, works perfect in new iPhone office). Now I'm back to iPhone and loving it. I hear Android is getting less and less buggy as well and so I would consider it if it did things that I want to do that my iPhone can't, but very happy woth te iPhone. My only real gripe is I'm stuck with a 9 minute snooze interval for alarms....that's about all.
    09-29-2015 11:55 PM
  19. Joe Acerbic's Avatar
    No iPhonism is realising that app makers go to the dominant markets first.
    I'm talking about iPhonism as in attacking every Android or Windows gadget with the religious fervor of true believers annihilating infidels who won't convert, cheering and defending Apple every time they get a corrupt and/or clueless judge to enforce their "rounded corners" type patents etc. etc.
    09-30-2015 04:52 AM
  20. Poirots Progeny's Avatar
    I'm talking about iPhonism as in attacking every Android or Windows gadget with the religious fervor of true believers annihilating infidels who won't convert, cheering and defending Apple every time they get a corrupt and/or clueless judge to enforce their "rounded corners" type patents etc. etc.
    Microsoft cronies do the same thing lol. Just less successfully lol.
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    What ever happened to personal choice? Me? I spend my money how iI like and couldn't give a fig whatever anyone else thinks. Peace.
    09-30-2015 05:20 AM
  21. Joe Acerbic's Avatar
    Microsoft does not patent someone else's ideas from 20 years ago like swipe to unlock, or get a patent for "their" tablet design that's just a pencil drawing of an HP/Compaq TC1000 and then use those troll droppings against competitors. Therefore there's nothing like that for any Microsoft "crony" to defend.
    09-30-2015 05:42 AM
  22. Poirots Progeny's Avatar
    Microsoft does not patent someone else's ideas from 20 years ago like swipe to unlock, or get a patent for "their" tablet design that's just a pencil drawing of an HP/Compaq TC1000 and then use those troll droppings against competitors. Therefore there's nothing like that for any Microsoft "crony" to defend.
    Oh come on. You know what I'm getting at. It was a joke. Everyone whines about everyone. And funny thing: Apple blatantly "reinvent", in that they rip off other ideas. No argument, they do that. Don't thing is that Apple makes it successful. I don't know why but the reality distortion field messes with the mind. That's why all the money is there. MSFT need to start leading and create (magical) and people will buy. I still say buy whatever makes one happy though.
    09-30-2015 06:16 AM
  23. easyejl's Avatar
    really though, are there much in the way of those apps that have anything significant that isn't also available through a mobile friendly website? I really haven't found it so, even on my android tablet I have very few apps installed as I'd just as well go to the website to do it.
    09-30-2015 10:50 AM
  24. paulxxwall's Avatar
    really though, are there much in the way of those apps that have anything significant that isn't also available through a mobile friendly website? I really haven't found it so, even on my android tablet I have very few apps installed as I'd just as well go to the website to do it.
    I work in car stereo...there's alot of 12 volt apps that are missing popular ones from Sony Kenwood pioneer jl audio etc. I bank locally too and it mobile web page renders horrible as well as remote car alarm and starters I sell all do at have or will have apps on WP store so unfortunately for me I need some apps
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    09-30-2015 11:11 AM
  25. Cheeky Ghosty's Avatar
    really though, are there much in the way of those apps that have anything significant that isn't also available through a mobile friendly website? I really haven't found it so, even on my android tablet I have very few apps installed as I'd just as well go to the website to do it.
    Number one, using the browser you do not recieve push notifications, this is true for any browser based servive, so if you have a service that sends a notification when you recieve a Bitcoin payment for example you need the app to recieve the push notification. Yes some services will email but if you put all these things into your email it gets busy quick.

    Number two, so you use facebook in the browser? It is severely crippled, and again no push notifications. To get the full functionality of facebook you either need desktop browser or app and tye WP facebook app is attricious.

    Sure there are some apps which literally display the web content within the app and you can just use the site. But don't make the mostake of thinking that is the case for everything.

    Some banks have no app on WP and the website does not even render correctly in WP. For a long time there was one of my Banks I could not use with my phone and even today it is flaky at best till I moved to my iPhone.
    Poirots Progeny likes this.
    09-30-2015 07:54 PM
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