1. RangerontheFarm's Avatar
    I just got the Lumia 928 two days ago. Previously, I was a sprint customer and had an android phone, EVO 4g. I am having second thoughts about this windows phone. While I am ecstatic about the camera, I am concerned over the lack of apps and available. I'm sure part of it is me still not being fully aware of the phones capabilities, but I'm starting to wonder whether this was such a good decision. For example, my wifi printer is an HP, I had a nice app that interacted with this printer on my android. Another, I've got a netgear router which had a nice app on android to control/manage my wifi. Nothing like that on windows. And the apps that they do have aren't up to par with the android versions. For example, the gas buddy app in windows won't allow me to save my favorite places while in android I can. I'm in my 14day trial period, so I still can change my mind and go back to android. Please help.
    01-03-2014 08:38 AM
  2. Sebastianx's Avatar
    I just got the Lumia 928 two days ago. Previously, I was a sprint customer and had an android phone, EVO 4g. I am having second thoughts about this windows phone. While I am ecstatic about the camera, I am concerned over the lack of apps and available. I'm sure part of it is me still not being fully aware of the phones capabilities, but I'm starting to wonder whether this was such a good decision. For example, my wifi printer is an HP, I had a nice app that interacted with this printer on my android. Another, I've got a netgear router which had a nice app on android to control/manage my wifi. Nothing like that on windows. And the apps that they do have aren't up to par with the android versions. For example, the gas buddy app in windows won't allow me to save my favorite places while in android I can. I'm in my 14day trial period, so I still can change my mind and go back to android. Please help.
    As you say you're on a trial. So mess up and play with your lumia phone within that period if windows phone wont suit your lifestyle then windows phone is not for you. You can simply go back to android.
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    01-03-2014 08:45 AM
  3. dby2011's Avatar
    I understand your frustration, however you really should have researched the availability of the apps you use daily on android to see if they were offered on windows before you switched. None of what you mentioned seems like deal breakers to me though.
    01-03-2014 08:45 AM
  4. RangerontheFarm's Avatar
    Not deal breakers. And I did plenty of research. Been looking at different phones for 3-4months. Like I said, second thoughts. I do have a surface which I love and I also have an Xbox360, but I don't play it much any more. I'm still exploring the compatibility with those devices. Again, the camera is awesome, which I need because I take a lot of pictures of my 18mo old and have another boy on the way.
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    01-03-2014 08:49 AM
  5. RangerontheFarm's Avatar
    Yes. I'm on trial and you're right, at the end of the trial I will make the decision. Keep it or pay the restocking fee.
    01-03-2014 08:50 AM
  6. jmshub's Avatar
    One of the things that bugs me a lot is apps for everything, an example you mention is your Netgear configuration app. I have an app to configure my router too: Internet Explorer. I have used it many times to configure my router. There are apps that are missing or late to Windows Phone, but there are many apps on iOS and Android that are just reskinned websites, and not often in a good way.

    This comic does a great job of explaining my complaint:
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    01-03-2014 08:56 AM
  7. RangerontheFarm's Avatar
    I partially agree with that. I do believe that a lot of apps are "reskinned" websites, but sometimes that can be a good thing. Quick access and cut out some of the unnecessary stuff... I'll just have to start saving websites to my favorites for quick access.
    01-03-2014 09:00 AM
  8. jmshub's Avatar
    Don't get me wrong. There are times when the app is more than just a re-presentation of a website. The WPCentral app is much more than a reskin of the website, for instance. In cases like that, I'm glad to use the app instead of the website.
    01-03-2014 09:29 AM
  9. RangerontheFarm's Avatar
    I'm starting to find way around pretty well. I'm getting the majority of the apps I need. I really enjoy the customization of cool tiles app. One app that I am currently searching for is one that will allow me to access a shared network drive over my home WiFi. Is there such an app?
    01-04-2014 03:22 PM
  10. Lumiant's Avatar
    I'm starting to find way around pretty well. I'm getting the majority of the apps I need. I really enjoy the customization of cool tiles app. One app that I am currently searching for is one that will allow me to access a shared network drive over my home WiFi. Is there such an app?
    Maybe you mean ShareFolder. It has a free trial so check it out if it suites your needs. If you're looking for media playback i suggest Plex as it's free for Nokia phones for the first month.
    01-04-2014 11:41 PM
  11. planoman's Avatar
    I just got a Lumia 925 on att Tuesday and have been messing with it since. I really like the camera so far but google need to step up and provide apps like they do for iOS. I know WP is not there in terms of market share so hopefully they will. I would not say I am a convert and am still keeping my android to use but will keep this 925 regardless as a SIM free camera or wifi device.
    01-05-2014 12:45 AM
  12. RangerontheFarm's Avatar
    Yes! ShareFolder. I like it and thanks. I'm actually really loving my phone so far.
    01-05-2014 10:07 PM
  13. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums.
    01-06-2014 03:53 PM
  14. RangerontheFarm's Avatar
    Trial period expired. I'm still here. I think I like it.
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    01-15-2014 12:03 PM

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