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  1. OwenDL's Avatar
    I'm switching from Chrome to Spartan the second it releases. I'm growing more and more distasteful of Google over time. I absolutely love Bing and am very glad I switched, but I've been using Chrome for years and it's just too much hassle to move over to IE or FF. Can't wait for Spartan so I can get away from Google.
    02-26-2015 09:24 PM
  2. hotphil's Avatar
    What's the hassle in moving to IE? Surely you just start using it. And... that's it....?

    For my Google, hitting the "delete my account and all 10+ years data associated with it" was one of the most satisfying button presses ever.
    02-26-2015 09:38 PM
  3. oldpueblo's Avatar
    I'm switching from Chrome to Spartan the second it releases. I'm growing more and more distasteful of Google over time. I absolutely love Bing and am very glad I switched, but I've been using Chrome for years and it's just too much hassle to move over to IE or FF. Can't wait for Spartan so I can get away from Google.
    Open IE, go to File, Import/Export, import all bookmarks from other browsers, organize them however you like, then you're done! Yes you'll have to re-login to all your sites, but only once.
    02-26-2015 10:05 PM
  4. vEEP pEEP's Avatar
    I have switched to using Bing as my search engine - but it fails on not being able to search by date. It does find what I need.
    Gmail - I have had an account since Google started - it's too the point I can't give it up easily. I did create an outlook.com address.
    Google maps - I use Bing and Here+ they work great!
    Google Drive - I am moving to OneDrive, but have a lot because of gmail integration
    Youtube - there is no alternative.


    Interestingly - because Google does not make apps/services for Windows - I use the Windows equivalent more and more....

    I say - leave Google services off WP. Something new will show up, probably better.

    Mr. V
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    02-26-2015 10:48 PM
  5. oldpueblo's Avatar
    I have switched to using Bing as my search engine - but it fails on not being able to search by date. It does find what I need.
    Gmail - I have had an account since Google started - it's too the point I can't give it up easily. I did create an outlook.com address.
    Google maps - I use Bing and Here+ they work great!
    Google Drive - I am moving to OneDrive, but have a lot because of gmail integration
    Youtube - there is no alternative.


    Interestingly - because Google does not make apps/services for Windows - I use the Windows equivalent more and more....

    I say - leave Google services off WP. Something new will show up, probably better.

    Mr. V
    I can search Bing by date range, could this be a regional thing? Also you could always just forward your gmail to an outlook e-mail, many do that including me.
    02-26-2015 11:00 PM
  6. wpgeek820's Avatar
    Windows Central should start using Vimeo instead of Youtube. Videos are much much easier to upload on Vimeo when compared to Youtube. Of course, it will reach lesser audience but since the videos are embedded in the articles, I think it should be able to reach the right audience at least.

    Change starts from within :)
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    02-27-2015 12:45 AM
  7. Aziz Abdurachman's Avatar
    I've never using Google Chrome, and never like it, lol!
    And never own any Android phone either. And after using WP since 2 years ago, I always using bing for search.
    I use google just for Youtube & Blogger (and sometime Translate). If Microsoft offer free blogging service I'll switch too, but I not sure for Youtube.

    Google has a new kind of racist.
    02-27-2015 03:11 AM
  8. FAHMI BASSEM's Avatar
    I use YouTube only
    02-27-2015 03:26 AM
  9. SamJHannan's Avatar
    I've never using Google Chrome, and never like it, lol!
    And never own any Android phone either. And after using WP since 2 years ago, I always using bing for search.
    I use google just for Youtube & Blogger (and sometime Translate). If Microsoft offer free blogging service I'll switch too, but I not sure for Youtube.

    Google has a new kind of racist.
    Bing translate is actually very good, worth a try anyway.
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    02-27-2015 03:27 AM
  10. krishna T's Avatar
    better if developers switch away from Google ads.
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    02-27-2015 03:28 AM
  11. Alfa Kapa's Avatar
    What can I say, I never liked google services. Simple as that.
    But don't get me wrong I am not a fanboy of any kind, I just dislike Google's services!

    When android 1.0 officially released ,I really liked the promise of the OS and everything about its openness and
    freedom, but at the time, the hardware wasn't able to perform smoothly so I waited for more devices to roll with this OS.

    So my first true smartphone was an xperia X10 mini ,one of the most bizarre little pieces of tech of the recent smartphone era!
    With Android 1.6, a truly original launcher, and very speedy overall, the experience with that phone was AMAZING..
    Anyway after more Android devices passing from my hands ,the appearance of Google's bloat was becoming more and more ''in your face''.
    I never used Google+ ,Google now, drive and many many other services ,so why do I have to have them
    in my phone eating up resources without ever using them!?
    At that point I was tired of having to root every device to get rid of the google stuff.

    The only Google services I currently use are :
    - Google search (for the times duckduckgo and bing are letting me down) :P
    - Gmail account which I created due to android (anything not important goes there)
    - Youtube , yep, there was a time when Google had no relation with this service.!
    That's all the Google thing for me folks!

    From there I have :
    HERE maps,drive,transport for maps and GPS,
    Opera on PC , IE on Lumia,
    Duckduckgo on PC, Bing on Lumia and
    Microsoft translator for the times I'm cluelles with some words!

    I'm not making compromises because I want alternatives for the Google services,
    I just never used them because these are my preferred ones,
    so I guess I won't say ''bye bye, Google'' :P
    02-27-2015 03:30 AM
  12. neo158's Avatar
    Actually the Youtube app for Windows Phone is still available thanks to XDA but you need a developer unlocked device to sideload it:

    [XAP] [BIG Update] Youtube 3.2 P3.2 now with… | Windows Phone 8 Development and Hacking | XDA Forums

    The only things I use from Google are Chrome for web development, a Galaxy Nexus for Custom ROMs only and Youtube. I tend to keep Google services isolated to Android for the most part but when it comes to web development I have no choice
    02-27-2015 05:26 AM
  13. hotphil's Avatar
    One of the big problems I had with Google was that you never knew what they were going to shut down next. Reader was the one I most noticed. But there's a good list here: Blog Posts on June 27, 2013 | Wordstream
    I'm a big fan of change, but when they routinely shutter services with no better alternative available I find that just plain rude.
    02-27-2015 05:36 AM
  14. TLRtheory's Avatar
    It seems Google has long since abandoned their "Don't Be Evil" policy.

    Google technically has me on payroll... and I still have ill feelings towards them.
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    02-27-2015 08:31 AM
  15. TechFreak1's Avatar
    I get by using the windows phone alternatives. It's still using YouTube but I don't feel as bad using it as I do the actual YouTube site
    Same here, use Metrotube, tubecast and mytube (which I still can not download from the store or via windowsphone.com).
    02-27-2015 09:53 AM
  16. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    I am going to experiment this weekend with adding google's various domains for their advertising and tracking services into my DNS blackhole and see if normal web browsing is still usable. I expect a lot of spots on various websites to show a red X or a "page cannot be found" error in a box or something of that nature where advertising and tracking stuff would be. If that's all, I'll do it. If it makes everything slow down because it's waiting and timing out looking for stuff I told DNS not to resolve, I'll have to try something else.
    02-27-2015 09:59 AM
  17. ramyZgHR's Avatar
    Guys, is it possible to change my MS account mail from Gmail to Outlook? I made a fatal mistake when bought my first WP... Registered with gmail. Now I have a bunch of apps I bought that I wouldn't wanna lose by changing acc to outlook.
    02-27-2015 10:01 AM
  18. oldpueblo's Avatar
    Guys, is it possible to change my MS account mail from Gmail to Outlook? I made a fatal mistake when bought my first WP... Registered with gmail. Now I have a bunch of apps I bought that I wouldn't wanna lose by changing acc to outlook.
    Can you login to your MS account online and then create an outlook.com alias under settings?
    02-27-2015 10:22 AM
  19. phelme's Avatar
    What's the hassle in moving to IE? Surely you just start using it. And... that's it....?
    My issue with IE is the inevitable, unexplainable event that occurs which causes all ones' tabs to be lost and not recoverable (i.e. opening IE to a single tab and "Reopen last browsing session" being grayed out. )
    02-27-2015 12:28 PM
  20. oldpueblo's Avatar
    My issue with IE is the inevitable, unexplainable event that occurs which causes all ones' tabs to be lost and not recoverable (i.e. opening IE to a single tab and "Reopen last browsing session" being grayed out. )
    I can honestly say that has never happened to me in years of IE use. Maybe it's one particular website not coded well for IE that causes that or something, or a plug-in? Or do you just have that option turned off in settings? :P
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    02-27-2015 12:36 PM
  21. faith3935's Avatar
    I really hate Google as they are worse than Apple when it comes to being a good company. The only thing that I use of Google is there website and YouTube that is all.
    02-27-2015 12:45 PM
  22. nasellok's Avatar
    I signed - but you should update your petition to say Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone, considering its both of which Google has failed to support. Why should consumers suffer because of Google and Microsoft's petty BS war to see who's Dl(k is bigger.
    02-27-2015 01:03 PM
  23. Nicholas Maguire's Avatar
    My issue with IE is the inevitable, unexplainable event that occurs which causes all ones' tabs to be lost and not recoverable (i.e. opening IE to a single tab and "Reopen last browsing session" being grayed out. )
    I have also never had this happen. I've been using Internet Explorer since Windows 8.1 came out.
    02-27-2015 01:06 PM
  24. ramyZgHR's Avatar
    Can you login to your MS account online and then create an outlook.com alias under settings?
    Yes, I can mate.
    02-27-2015 01:23 PM
  25. EBUK's Avatar
    I have started using DuckDuckGo (which I believe uses Bing). The more I use it, the more I come to like it and prefer it over google.

    Shame Bing Maps are so out of date, though. That's a killer for me.
    02-27-2015 01:52 PM
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