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  1. altafmahmood's Avatar
    For me I don't want Google to handle my data. For this reason alone I left using Google's service and can be the reason alone to keep me away from Android, apart from other issues as well.
    05-11-2014 04:12 PM
  2. A895's Avatar
    It's not just apps that is the problem,but biases and outright ignorance of WP in general too.

    Tell me,what Google services are you missing on WP these days. Everyday I see folks saying this and I have to wonder if they have bothered looking in the WP store for them. Sure I know there are certain regional apps that might be missing you need,but what Google services are you talking about. The hub is there,as too the cloud and also their Email,Maps,and search so exactly what is missing?

    Mac
    Google Keep, Google Docs, Google Maps, Google Music, and Google Chrome and bookmark sync. I have looked into the WP store, majority of the apps I use are not there.

    Yahoo Apps


    Don't Tap The White Tiles

    CloudMagic

    Plague Inc

    Opera

    None of these are there. But I digress, not everyone's smartphone needs are like mines so this is just what I am missing and what I currently have on my phone.
    05-11-2014 04:48 PM
  3. A895's Avatar
    For me I don't want Google to handle my data. For this reason alone I left using Google's service and can be the reason alone to keep me away from Android, apart from other issues as well.
    Besides Google Plus intrusiveness (I hate it too). What are your current gripes with Android?
    05-11-2014 04:49 PM
  4. RavenSword's Avatar
    Sell the 5S and get the Moto G. Better to go for a sure thing and have the cash instead of getting stuck on a phone you may not like down the road. I stopped toying with the idea of WP because I realize now I use too much of Google and certain function that would be missing in WP. Though I may look at it again next year, for now though I need the best functionality right now for my services and Android is just that. Some may not agree with this, but I rather be safe than sorry.

    Sent from my XT907 using Mobile Nations mobile app
    Yeah, I'd be more comfortable going with a moto g I think than the other because I'm more comfortable with that app selection.

    Wonder how a moto g would stack up to a 5S though considering the price difference is huge.
    05-11-2014 04:52 PM
  5. speedfreak1187's Avatar
    Google Keep, Google Docs, Google Maps, Google Music, and Google Chrome and bookmark sync. I have looked into the WP store, majority of the apps I use are not there.

    Yahoo Apps


    Don't Tap The White Tiles

    CloudMagic

    Plague Inc

    Opera

    None of these are there. But I digress, not everyone's smartphone needs are like mines so this is just what I am missing and what I currently have on my phone.
    Didnt search for the others but i have the tile game on my phone.
    05-11-2014 05:06 PM
  6. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    Google Keep, Google Docs, Google Maps, Google Music, and Google Chrome and bookmark sync. I have looked into the WP store, majority of the apps I use are not there.

    Yahoo Apps


    Don't Tap The White Tiles

    CloudMagic

    Plague Inc

    Opera

    None of these are there. But I digress, not everyone's smartphone needs are like mines so this is just what I am missing and what I currently have on my phone.
    Your wrong again except for the game...

    See...your so intent on BS's folks it's unreal.

    Go back to the Android forums and stay there

    Mac
    05-11-2014 05:12 PM
  7. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    The game plague that is. I too wish it was ported over,but it isn't and really isn't a major factor in this.

    Keep stating wrong facts,you're just burying yourself

    Mac

    Sent from my RM-940_nam_att_200 using Tapatalk
    05-11-2014 05:18 PM
  8. A895's Avatar
    Your wrong again except for the game...

    See...your so intent on BS's folks it's unreal.

    Go back to the Android forums and stay there

    Mac
    All I did was state what isn't there. How is that BS?

    Sent from my XT907 using Mobile Nations mobile app
    05-11-2014 05:23 PM
  9. A895's Avatar
    Didnt search for the others but i have the tile game on my phone.
    Its a copy. The real publisher Hu Wen Zeng does not have the game on WP yet.

    Sent from my XT907 using Mobile Nations mobile app
    05-11-2014 05:26 PM
  10. BobLobIaw's Avatar
    I was considering them in the future, but being the Google services users and weighing my pros and cons I stayed on Android. I DO NOT say "hey everyone Android is better leave WP". I want to stop misconceptions of Android. Peoples perceptions of other OS's is skewed heavily and common misconceptions (especially when someone has't even looked at Android in the past year) are not helpful. I would hope that on a forums people are honest and not just exaggerating and saying bald faced mistruths but unfortunately it happens here and even more often on CrackBerry than anywhere else I have seen in Mobile Nations. If my defending on misconceptions on Android are wrong then by all means point it out, but just calling me troll does not add to the discussion. It derails the thread, so therefore I will not be responding to you anymore and I hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday.
    Yeah, you defend Android, which is fine, but you also constantly attack WP while trying to project a false interest in the OS. Every time someone points out that you are not a WP user, you toss out some vague reference to a future possibility of owning WP but then continue to bash it. That is the exact definition of a concern troll. It seeks to acquire credibility by expressing a "concern" for the topic when really it is just there to spread FUD. Your posts tell the story--I am just pointing it out to the unsuspecting few that may not have seen your MO.

    With respect to derailing the thread, can you tell me how your comments advising someone to get a Moto G and telling them how WP doesn't work for you because you are so invested in Google has anything to do with the original post in this thread? Yeah, they don't. Pot, meet kettle.
    05-11-2014 07:31 PM
  11. speedfreak1187's Avatar
    Its a copy. The real publisher Hu Wen Zeng does not have the game on WP yet.

    Sent from my XT907 using Mobile Nations mobile app
    Works really good. My cousin showed me the game on her iphone 5c, alityle layer she was complaining about the game lagging lol
    05-11-2014 07:40 PM
  12. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    All I did was state what isn't there. How is that BS?

    Sent from my XT907 using Mobile Nations mobile app
    Perhaps it is because most everything you state isn't there,is and your entire reason for continually talking down WP in favor of Android is obvious.

    Mac
    05-11-2014 07:43 PM
  13. Zulfigar's Avatar
    Google Keep, Google Docs, Google Maps, Google Music, and Google Chrome and bookmark sync. I have looked into the WP store, majority of the apps I use are not there.

    Yahoo Apps


    Don't Tap The White Tiles

    CloudMagic

    Plague Inc

    Opera

    None of these are there. But I digress, not everyone's smartphone needs are like mines so this is just what I am missing and what I currently have on my phone.
    Google and Microsoft don't mix, period. The reason for that is because one of their higher-ups are anti-Microsoft. However, Microsoft still makes their own software, and has done so before Google got into the game. So welcome to the Microsoft circle of apps, there's something for everybody, but don't expect Google apps here, at least not yet. Sorry.
    05-11-2014 07:56 PM
  14. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    Google and Microsoft don't mix, period. The reason for that is because one of their higher-ups are anti-Microsoft. However, Microsoft still makes their own software, and has done so before Google got into the game. So welcome to the Microsoft circle of apps, there's something for everybody, but don't expect Google apps here, at least not yet. Sorry.
    Gmail,Gmaps,Google,Google Drive and Google Hubs all work nicely on my 1520 how much more a person needs idk..............it's not that I need them,but put them on it just to see if they do.


    Mac
    05-11-2014 09:56 PM
  15. prasath1234's Avatar
    Gmail,Gmaps,Google,Google Drive and Google Hubs all work nicely on my 1520 how much more a person needs idk..............it's not that I need them,but put them on it just to see if they do.


    Mac
    What is Google hub

    Sent from my C2305 using WPCentral Forums mobile app
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    05-11-2014 11:50 PM
  16. A895's Avatar
    Perhaps it is because most everything you state isn't there,is and your entire reason for continually talking down WP in favor of Android is obvious.

    Mac
    Yeah its so obvious I have a predetermined reason to make my platform of choice look so much better. Please, what I said isn't there it's not there, I know that.

    Sent from my XT907 using Mobile Nations mobile app
    05-11-2014 11:54 PM
  17. A895's Avatar
    Works really good. My cousin showed me the game on her iphone 5c, alityle layer she was complaining about the game lagging lol
    Well I don't know about lag, but that's good the copy isn't bad. I do hope it officially hits Windows Phone though its a fun little time waster. Plague Inc is as well.

    Sent from my XT907 using Mobile Nations mobile app
    05-11-2014 11:56 PM
  18. ABsmoove's Avatar
    People don't like change. I just can't stand when people don't try a Windows Phone or no nothing about it and claim their the OS is the best.

    I like to be comfortable with my smartphone too. Therefore, if I get an Android device, it has to be off contract just in case I'm not comfortable with it and I'm not stuck with the phone for 2 years


    Sent from my iPod touch using WPCentral Forums
    05-12-2014 12:29 AM
  19. captaincalamity's Avatar
    I have used my Nokia 920 a good few weeks now, but I'm sorry to say I have gone back to a nexus 5. Main reason I missed my gaming with friends apps. Scramble, chess, matching, phrases, dice the list goes on. I came to realise I was battling to find alternatives to google, all my favourite locations are on gmaps my mail my calendars my drive storage. I even tried the windows 8.1 and really liked it. Loved the people area. But with windows 8.1 they ruined the interaction with Facebook. Having to load and wait watching little white dots while the Facebook app loaded.

    If the apps I needed and love using where there in the windows store, I could live without Google and probably migrate into a live account, I think the windows phone operating system is by far the nicest and best to use especially with 8.1, but I'm sorry those missing apps in particular social gaming just kill it for me.
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    05-13-2014 01:49 AM
  20. undulose's Avatar
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    You have 2 generations of smartphone users, two 17 yr olds & a 42 yr old that have the same mind set. Which is They don't care if the product or software is better. They don't like it & refuse to even try it because it's different than what they currently know. It is too much of a hassle or bother to learn something new even if it is faster or better. Think about that & how you combat that frame of mind as I suspect most average consumers(because these 3 are your typical everyday consumer) think the same. Go with what is comfortable, safe & everyone else has even it is slower or doesn't have all the best features.

    How do you compete against that thinking except with a constant & I mean constant, unified & focused ad campaign that is everywhere for a year maybe 2?
    Two generations but from the same house and genes doesn't seem to be as a good basis of how people look at WP. Maybe you're not good at influencing your child, you know.

    Additionally, people who saw my old Lumia 625 and my current phone, 1520, are amazed at my phones. These people not only include my relatives but also my co-workers.











    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 1520 (RM-937 Malaysia) using Tapatalk
    05-13-2014 04:44 AM
  21. A895's Avatar
    Two generations but from the same house and genes doesn't seem to be as a good basis of how people look at WP. Maybe you're not good at influencing your child, you know.

    Additionally, people who saw my old Lumia 625 and my current phone, 1520, are amazed at my phones. These people not only include my relatives but also my co-workers.

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 1520 (RM-937 Malaysia) using Tapatalk
    And? Does that men's they are going to go buy it? Anyone can be interested in something does not mean they are going to buy it with their own money.

    Like when people over in CrackBerry talk about how peoples "eyes glazed over" when seeing BB10 (highly unlikely) when in reality no one is about to spend their own cash just to try something out.

    At that I don't understand why you have to make someone (least of all your family) like something, if they don't like it, keep it moving, trying to force your choice in OS is not becoming of anyone.

    Sent from my XT907 using Mobile Nations mobile app
    05-13-2014 06:06 AM
  22. Chris Sandiford's Avatar
    The real battle is with the younglings; the teens and tweens. Fitting in is everything and no one wants to stand out with phone tech when socially fitting in is so hard anyway. I was on a tram recently and was standing (of course kids don't give up their seats, they're kids) and looking down onto the screens of eight or ten iPhones. It was numbing that there is so little thought. It's trainer culture. Onesie culture. I have because she has one because he has one.

    Microsoft want to get One Direction or 5 Seconds of Summer or a dozen other zeitgeist boy bands using and promoting the WP ecosystem - that's the way to get the tide to turn. Kids are the next generation of phone users. It's no good selling them the idea of offline maps or 41MP technology or Cortana telling them where the nearest theatre is when they just want to Snapchat, Facebook and Whatsapp themselves to death while playing Monkey Tennis (the next big Flappy Bird).

    Get some big celebrity names using the phones and showcasing the teen apps of choice and it will grow for the future.
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    05-13-2014 06:59 AM
  23. TonyDedrick's Avatar
    Maybe so, but I still feel that 96% is an unusually high percentage of people unwilling to switch. I think we are missing something here. There were tons of Blackberries out there. Almost all of them switched. Everyone switched from MySpace to Facebook, right? People switch carriers all the time. People switch jobs because they want something more stable. Isn't WP more stable than Android? Okay, wait, we are talking about stability in a different context. WP is far more stable as far as OS is concerned but how many people are unwilling to switch because they are concerned that WP may not survive? How many because any local place you go and they say download our app, we support both iPhone and Android with no mention of Windows Phone. How many because all of their friends have an iPhone 5S or a Galaxy S5?
    Do these all add up to 96% of people? What about all the people who don't care about apps and just want a phone that works, especially those in the 50+ age group? Do they all buy dumbphones or cheap Android phones that crash all the time? Or iPhones just because of the name?
    I love yyour questions. And ultimately, the answers are alot more complex and involved than some want to believe
    05-13-2014 07:13 AM
  24. TonyDedrick's Avatar
    People don't like change. I just can't stand when people don't try a Windows Phone or no nothing about it and claim their the OS is the best.

    I like to be comfortable with my smartphone too. Therefore, if I get an Android device, it has to be off contract just in case I'm not comfortable with it and I'm not stuck with the phone for 2 years


    Sent from my iPod touch using WPCentral Forums
    I see no problem in praising your chosen phone, even if you haven't tried another platform. As long as you acknowledge the possibility there might be better out there.
    05-13-2014 07:16 AM
  25. A895's Avatar
    The real battle is with the younglings; the teens and tweens. Fitting in is everything and no one wants to stand out with phone tech when socially fitting in is so hard anyway. I was on a tram recently and was standing (of course kids don't give up their seats, they're kids) and looking down onto the screens of eight or ten iPhones. It was numbing that there is so little thought. It's trainer culture. Onesie culture. I have because she has one because he has one.

    Microsoft want to get One Direction or 5 Seconds of Summer or a dozen other zeitgeist boy bands using and promoting the WP ecosystem - that's the way to get the tide to turn. Kids are the next generation of phone users. It's no good selling them the idea of offline maps or 41MP technology or Cortana telling them where the nearest theatre is when they just want to Snapchat, Facebook and Whatsapp themselves to death while playing Monkey Tennis (the next big Flappy Bird).

    Get some big celebrity names using the phones and showcasing the teen apps of choice and it will grow for the future.
    That was I was saying before, unless Microsoft gets the new and popular apps on board, it will definitely be an uphill battle with consumers. More than ever casual users make up smartphone marketshare and they demand that the apps and games that are new and popular with friends are on their device as well.
    05-13-2014 07:22 AM
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