09-15-2016 06:43 PM
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  1. banker1985's Avatar
    BenGutt, You and I are really in the same place. Except I do not think my 950 XL is great, as I posted below. I do like the platform and want it to succeed, but when I pull out my iPhone 4S (a 5 year old device I bought on launch day that has a cracked screen) to be able to configure my Logitech Harmony Remote, I wonder what I am doing. I was satisfied with my 920 and bought the 950XL on the promise the ecosystem would get better, but it isn't. And I have the same exact thoughts on Android.
    09-02-2016 11:47 AM
  2. NSA's Avatar
    At this point I will most definitely get the next Windows phone, whenever it comes out (provided it's an upgrade of the 950 XL and not like, a Lumia 560 or something).

    I'm wholly invested in the ecosystem at this point, love the UI and the little Windows quirks.

    Edge has gotten a lot better, where I can almost use it as good as a PC web browser for most things. If they can continue to perfect that, I won't have a need for so many different apps.

    I'd love for the holy grail, an actual x86 PC in phone form.. but we'll have to wait and see.
    09-02-2016 02:13 PM
  3. BMT001's Avatar
    Amen to that brother!!
    09-11-2016 04:23 AM
  4. gourav mopidevi's Avatar
    For me L950xl will be last windows phone 📱 i will own...my first one was L1020 followed by L730,L535,L640,L930(special edition) present L950xl with display dock...i got Fed up by MS treatment their garage team releasing n number of apps for ios and android but none for windows...they are not even using their tools to port or create uwp apps why should other developers must care about windows? They doesn't have interest in windows mobile thanks to god atleast they are developing software....they are always slow to update new features compare to google and apple...many people are suffering with volte issues on L950xl as it is not default enabled..apple done it from ios8 google from lollipop 🍭...

    My next will be iPhone mostly....i love android(root/flash custom rom) but not going to buy android because cant find time for all those....iphone well it works, so yeah my next will be apple..if I love their offering I may shift from windows environment to their..
    09-11-2016 08:04 AM
  5. Joe920's Avatar
    WP is still in the running for me. Either Surface phone, the next Nexus (pixel?) phone, or an iPhone 6S+ with headphone port. It's got to have 128GB or microSD slot, and OIS on the camera. I'd hate to lose wireless charging, so I hope google goes with Qi. So still on the fence.
    09-11-2016 11:33 AM
  6. Grimwar's Avatar
    Windows is Great.
    If you need to simulate your Brain, think and solve problems, try out new ideas, be-come computer aware. What better platform than Windows. It has all the answers.
    lbeezy2188 likes this.
    09-12-2016 09:19 PM
  7. lbeezy2188's Avatar
    I love Windows Phone but have yet to find anything worth trading up my L830 for. Hopefully it lasts ling enough for something else to come out if not ill be stuck with a droid yuck or iPhone lame Smh
    09-12-2016 11:02 PM
  8. EliteMikes's Avatar
    I may turn to iOS depending on real world results of the cameras
    gourav mopidevi likes this.
    09-13-2016 09:44 AM
  9. Grimwar's Avatar
    09-13-2016 09:09 PM
  10. Dusteater's Avatar
    I will not be getting another Windows 10 Mobile device after my 950 XL. Not being able to use my phone in the car is the #1 reason why. If only Microsoft gave us MirrorLink, then it would be perfect. Unfortunately the features they are working on are rather useless for me. They need to care about drivers.
    gourav mopidevi likes this.
    09-13-2016 09:45 PM
  11. vEEP pEEP's Avatar
    Nope, my last WP will be a Lumia 930...for now.
    If MS puts out a new line in a year or two, I will look into it.
    I miss Nokia - my N8 ran until Nov 2014 - still works....well except for Symbian being dead.
    No interest in the 950 or 950XL. My 930 is perfect!
    09-13-2016 09:55 PM
  12. 206Husky's Avatar
    950 XL is still my daily driver, but have started to dabble in Android for the first time in 4 years (Droid 2) with a Nexus 5X.
    09-14-2016 04:29 PM
  13. donkiluminate's Avatar
    Technically it was mine. I bought one when it came out in November and realized outside of the Iris scanner and continuum there really wasn't anything that compelling for me so I returned it.

    Now...after being away from the platform for almost a year and dabbling in Android and iOS I would gladly jump right back onto the platform if there was a flagship WM phone on Tmobile.
    09-14-2016 05:38 PM
  14. PGrey's Avatar
    I would move *back* to my 950XL (still haven't brought myself to sell it), if it got even 50% as stable as my 6P.
    I can't say I like the Android interface (this is my first Android phone, have had several tablets), but stability trumps it, hands-down.

    You don't realize how bad it is, until you move away, and onto something stable, and fast. It's pushing 5 times download, 3 times upload, same exact location, same exact SIM, but the 950XL is dog-slow, by comparison.
    The WiFi and other stability issues did me in, I just couldn't take not knowing if I could connect, from build-to-build, if my phone was going to wake up, etc.
    Bluetooth too, it was about a 50/50, if a device was going to connect. If it was my car too, there was no going in for a re-do, you had to stop the car, shut it off, and restart everything. My 6P has yet to fail to connect, ever, in a couple of months. Something to be said for "it just works", even if the interface is "dodgy" (my term anyway, it's just not well-structured, if you ask me).

    My wife's about done too, her 950 started hanging like crazy recently, after an update, she's having to reboot it several times/day. I'm getting an earful, and I went back, no new background apps or other significant changes, but a couple of updates recently.

    I'm done, unless MS decides to actually apply some resources to producing high-quality builds, and testing them. I'm a very long time Windows guy too, always Win Phones, since day1 for them, and was a Win developer for many years as well, so I'm very OS-loyal, as a rule.

    It's too bad, Win Phones have by FAR the best interface, if MS would/could sell it like they should, I think it would take off like hotcakes, and resources would become available to make it stable again, like 8.1...
    09-14-2016 05:51 PM
  15. Grimwar's Avatar
    I It's too bad, Win Phones have by FAR the best interface, if MS would/could sell it like they should, I think it would take off like hotcakes, and resources would become available to make it stable again, like 8.1...
    i just bought a 950 xl, iam downloading the current firmware update, i haven't used the 950 xl yet, it will take a day or so to sync stuff.
    Windows 10 will be a major success, because it's a SERVICE. It is up to the people to determine what Windows will become
    09-14-2016 08:22 PM
  16. patrikmore's Avatar
    "Windows 10 will be a major success, because it's a SERVICE. It is up to the people to determine what Windows will become"
    The sillyest thing I've ever heard, referred to mobile phones. How do you expect to sell a "SERVICE" if there is no devices available to support it on the market, excepted, of course, I'll you're thinking Android.
    09-15-2016 05:51 AM
  17. PGrey's Avatar
    Yeah, I don't know, maybe, but right now the combination of "services" is pretty weak, and unstable, on the devices even available.

    I gave up on my 950XL, and I sort of thought I'd be the one to turn off the lights in here. After the AU, it just got too unstable, for me, and now it's reaching the tipping-point for my wife, and she's an incredibly tolerable person, when it comes to tech ;-]

    In some ways mobile is a "service", but it's like the MIPS, Alpha or Itanium computers, destined to be fancy servers or high-end workstations in the late-90's, when we were implementing HALs and other to get them going. They finally started to really "hum along", and many in the groups were using them, and we thought the whole world would want them, chipsets designed from scratch, to be much better/faster. Turns out everyone just wanted upgraded x86/x64, and amd64, who knew, certainly not a bunch of engineers working away on new platforms... ;-]
    Win Phone can be a great service (which it's not at this current juncture, right before AU was MUCH better IMO), but what if there's no one around to run it, hmm? ;-]

    I really do hope it bounces, and rallies, as much as I like the smoothness of my 6P, I really don't like the interface much at all, it's frustrating, on a daily basis, but it "just works", which is what I need, right now... I'd like to move "back" to Win Phone at some point, maybe, if someone else didn't turn off the lights;-]
    09-15-2016 02:06 PM
  18. MrWhiteman's Avatar
    950 and yes. They are dropping the Lumia line, but they haven't thought about the consequences. One bad thing that will happen is, because of the significant reduction in users, store apps will have no one watching the ads, which means that they will have to make the apps paid, but there won't be enough people to buy the apps, so devs will abandon windows. With no users, no apps and no developers, Windows Phone will close up shop.
    09-15-2016 02:16 PM
  19. greedo_greedy's Avatar
    Planning to get a Lumia 950 XL this holiday season.

    Likely my very last Lumia but not my last Windows Phone :)

    We'll see how this plays out
    09-15-2016 03:27 PM
  20. speccy's Avatar
    My 950 will likely be my last Windows phone, as a consumer rather than a business user, I feel somewhat abandoned. Just rolled back to anniversary update as insider preview was way too unstable. I'm a little happier than I was now that I'm using a stable version of the OS again, but I am looking at picking up a used Galaxy S6, not 100% decided if I'm gonna jump ship yet, but Microsoft has nothing in the pipeline and no rosy future for me it would seem. Even tap to pay which pretty much all retailers accept in the UK has only been rolled out to countries where TTP hasn't really taken off yet - how bizarre is that!
    09-15-2016 03:52 PM
  21. Joe920's Avatar
    she's an incredibly tolerable person
    This is a very important characteristic in a spouse.

    .. or did you mean tolerant? :)
    09-15-2016 04:21 PM
  22. ajj3085's Avatar
    I'll stay with Windows phone as long as they make them. I really like my 950XL, and fortunately its been pretty stable after initially being pretty flaky. There are a few things I hear about on iPhone/Android I would love to have, but not enough to move. I hate Apple, and Android is a hot mess. I like having the same apps on both my desktop and phone, I hope to see more and more of that in the future.
    09-15-2016 06:29 PM
  23. PGrey's Avatar
    This is a very important characteristic in a spouse.

    .. or did you mean tolerant? :)
    Yeah TOLERANT, my (VERY) bad!
    09-15-2016 06:37 PM
  24. PGrey's Avatar
    Yeah, I too like having desktop continuity, a LOT. I have all my MS desktop apps installed on the 6P too, and sort of have "Live" sync working, to a reasonable extent, I'm getting close to the same experience. It'll probably never get quite all the way, but it works.

    On the 950XL when I balied, I couldn't connect to WiFi consistently, expect my BT car connection to work, my speeds are 20-25% of normal for data, my phone randomly hangs when unlocking it, what else, I could probably go on and on...

    I put up with it, for quite awhile, like I said, I thought I'd be the last. Glad that some others are having success, perhaps I had too many (really only had a small handful though) apps installed. I have far more installed on the 6P though and I have yet to experience a stability issue with the 6P, even one.

    I do dislike the interface, but I know it works, I guess you just have to pick and choose.
    As others have mentioned though, the app devs have to ask for paid apps, which makes people go "hmm", more and more, while the app quality declines at the same time, due to lack of users on the platform, it's a lose-lose, unless stability returns, IMO.

    Keep up the good fight either way, if you can, maybe things will turn, I guess it could still happen.
    09-15-2016 06:43 PM
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