1. captaincalamity's Avatar
    Hello, have been playing with a mates windows phone, he has a Nokia 920 32GB

    Initial thoughts are, fluid, interesting and dynamic UI, with superb twitter integration, love the black background with white text through out, quality made device as well...

    But I am a heavy iSO/Android app person, who has spent a fortune on them, some are brilliant others useless, but a few stand out and are a must for me.

    I use Endomondo and RunKeeper all the time for logging my crazy running sessions, but my mate tells me you cant get runkeeper is this true?
    I also use OS map software that can load Ordinance Survey walking maps of the UK, would this be something available on WP?
    Games are not an issue as I will be keeping my trusty Android Nexus 7
    Facebook integration is nice on my mates Nokia, alas one thing that really is stopping me getting a WP is the lack of notifications, I would be lost without them, I have read that a new update will include these, should i wait and see if the new notifications are any good, before buying?
    I gather the Nokia 920 is an old phone now, so if I went for one of these would it last till next year, or will Microsoft drop support?

    Sorry if these questions have been asked time and time again.
    04-08-2014 08:23 AM
  2. KrisJoeEll's Avatar
    Hello, have been playing with a mates windows phone, he has a Nokia 920 32GB

    Initial thoughts are, fluid, interesting and dynamic UI, with superb twitter integration, love the black background with white text through out, quality made device as well...

    But I am a heavy iSO/Android app person, who has spent a fortune on them, some are brilliant others useless, but a few stand out and are a must for me.

    I use Endomondo and RunKeeper all the time for logging my crazy running sessions, but my mate tells me you cant get runkeeper is this true?
    I also use OS map software that can load Ordinance Survey walking maps of the UK, would this be something available on WP?
    Games are not an issue as I will be keeping my trusty Android Nexus 7
    Facebook integration is nice on my mates Nokia, alas one thing that really is stopping me getting a WP is the lack of notifications, I would be lost without them, I have read that a new update will include these, should i wait and see if the new notifications are any good, before buying?
    I gather the Nokia 920 is an old phone now, so if I went for one of these would it last till next year, or will Microsoft drop support?

    Sorry if these questions have been asked time and time again.
    Use this site to check weather your favorite apps are present in WP8: Overview | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
    Also, WP8's notification center aka Action Center looks much better than its Andriod/iOS counterparts.
    And don't worry about continued support. Even devices like L520 is future proof.
    04-08-2014 08:33 AM
  3. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    Welcome to WPC!
    Guytronic likes this.
    04-08-2014 02:39 PM
  4. Muessig's Avatar
    Hello, have been playing with a mates windows phone, he has a Nokia 920 32GB

    Initial thoughts are, fluid, interesting and dynamic UI, with superb twitter integration, love the black background with white text through out, quality made device as well...

    But I am a heavy iSO/Android app person, who has spent a fortune on them, some are brilliant others useless, but a few stand out and are a must for me.

    I use Endomondo and RunKeeper all the time for logging my crazy running sessions, but my mate tells me you cant get runkeeper is this true?
    I also use OS map software that can load Ordinance Survey walking maps of the UK, would this be something available on WP?
    Games are not an issue as I will be keeping my trusty Android Nexus 7
    Facebook integration is nice on my mates Nokia, alas one thing that really is stopping me getting a WP is the lack of notifications, I would be lost without them, I have read that a new update will include these, should i wait and see if the new notifications are any good, before buying?
    I gather the Nokia 920 is an old phone now, so if I went for one of these would it last till next year, or will Microsoft drop support?

    Sorry if these questions have been asked time and time again.
    You don't need to worry about support, you will be supported even on a 920 for a while yet. You can get running apps on your phone but you might have to ask around to find out the best ones. Same situation with ordnance survey. Notifications are coming in 8.1 too.

    Don't be afraid to ask questions around the boards!
    Guytronic likes this.
    04-08-2014 03:11 PM
  5. neonworm's Avatar
    Welcome to WPCentral!
    04-08-2014 03:24 PM
  6. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    Welcome!
    04-08-2014 09:33 PM
  7. TechAbstract's Avatar
    Endomondo is there for WP8. Runkeeper was on WP but they stopped supporting it back in 2012 and pulled the app. The app might come back as WP is gaining user base.
    04-09-2014 09:19 PM
  8. Guytronic's Avatar
    Hey howdy and Welcome!
    04-09-2014 09:28 PM
  9. theappcauldron's Avatar
    You'll find the Windows Phone versions of Endomondo and RunKeeper are pretty bad compared to iOS, so you may be in for a bit of a surprise. Shameless plug: If you're into running, you should definitely try out Track Runner (trackrunnerapp.com) - it's probably the best and full-featured running app for Windows Phone.
    04-14-2014 09:31 PM
  10. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    Welcome!
    04-15-2014 12:22 AM
  11. captaincalamity's Avatar
    Gosh, nice to be welcomed, alas reading the fact my favourite two apps, Endomondo is crap and Runkeeper doesn't exist, is a real downer and now all this negative response to 8.1, i think I will stick with my Iphone for now, unless im reading all this wrong.
    04-15-2014 02:46 AM
  12. anon(5445874)'s Avatar
    The only exercise app you need is Bing Health And Fitness. It also syncs with the windows 8 app, so I can see my stats on my Phone, PC or Surface. I use it everyday to track my walking.
    04-23-2014 11:52 AM
  13. metalchick719's Avatar
    Welcome to WPCentral! There's definitely nothing wrong with the 920; it's an awesome phone that will still be fresh a year from now. I say go for it!
    HaibaneReki likes this.
    04-23-2014 01:18 PM
  14. Curtieson's Avatar
    Gosh, nice to be welcomed, alas reading the fact my favourite two apps, Endomondo is crap and Runkeeper doesn't exist, is a real downer and now all this negative response to 8.1, i think I will stick with my Iphone for now, unless im reading all this wrong.
    Welcome to WPCentral, looks like you are finding your way back from time to time, haha.

    You also have to remember to put the WP8.1 feedback into perspective. It is a beta of an OS upgrade, so everything is thrown together with the expectation it is not yet 100% complete, and it is not specialized for the specific phone it is on...and it was shipped with the expectation it would be in the hands of people that know how to trouble shoot and can put up with a bug or two.
    04-25-2014 07:57 AM
  15. Bilal Pabal's Avatar
    Go for 925 lumia
    04-25-2014 08:04 AM
  16. irtiza_fayaz's Avatar
    Gosh, nice to be welcomed, alas reading the fact my favourite two apps, Endomondo is crap and Runkeeper doesn't exist, is a real downer and now all this negative response to 8.1, i think I will stick with my Iphone for now, unless im reading all this wrong.
    Uhhh... Negative response to 8.1? What? The only two things wrong with 8.1 are the music and games *apps*, which can be easily updated and are not part of the OS. I wouldn't consider it a deal breaker. And you could always find some good alternatives or third party apps for runkeeper or endomodo.
    HaibaneReki likes this.
    04-25-2014 08:19 AM
  17. HaibaneReki's Avatar
    Uhhh... Negative response to 8.1? What? The only two things wrong with 8.1 are the music and games *apps*, which can be easily updated and are not part of the OS. I wouldn't consider it a deal breaker. And you could always find some good alternatives or third party apps for runkeeper or endomodo.
    there's an ongoing public beta for Endomondo which looks promising. Don't much care for Runkeeper. Endomondo also syncs with MyFitnessPal, was using SportsTracker before..



    OP, welcome, make Yourself at home
    04-25-2014 08:32 AM
  18. metalchick719's Avatar
    Gosh, nice to be welcomed, alas reading the fact my favourite two apps, Endomondo is crap and Runkeeper doesn't exist, is a real downer and now all this negative response to 8.1, i think I will stick with my Iphone for now, unless im reading all this wrong.
    Give Runtastic a try? I know someone who absolutely swears on it, and he uses a Lumia 925.
    04-25-2014 09:27 AM
  19. captaincalamity's Avatar
    Tried out both the N920 and the N925, everything about the N920 for me is better, I prefer the LCD screen, for me it is easier to view outside, love the weight of the device, feels like a phone should, fed up with lightweight plastic toy phones, a massive 32gb is fantastic and the eventual update to 8.1 looks superb, picking a new N920 up next week, thanks for your help


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    irtiza_fayaz likes this.
    04-27-2014 02:52 AM
  20. irtiza_fayaz's Avatar
    Welcome to the Windows phone family! The 920 is an awesome handset. Have fun with it. :)
    04-27-2014 03:07 AM
  21. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    04-27-2014 11:39 AM
  22. captaincalamity's Avatar
    Managed to get a N920 complete with charging plate, brand spanking new, exchange for my S4 mini android device. Just beginning to understand how useful pinning tiles to the home screen is, I tried this Android launcher thing before, which may look like windows phone, but completely looses the function and ecosystem behind WP, I have favourite places, contacts and well practically anything pinned to the start screen, with all these tiles flipping about, love it. Managed to sort out the google sync, by exporting my google contacts to CSV, then deleting them all from google account, re-importing, now the sync works perfectly. windows phone is most definitely to way forward in mobile tech, iOS might have this mighty Appstore behind it and Android can be customised beyond its own trousers, but Windows phone is like a breath of fresh bloomin air.
    05-01-2014 06:56 AM
  23. captaincalamity's Avatar
    DOH...what a numpty I am, been downloading games to my phone, think where have they gone, then I found the games folder....embarrassing:)
    05-01-2014 08:21 AM
  24. SSgt Bruskowiz's Avatar
    Don't be.......in 8.1 you can find them in the applist and in the gamehub
    05-01-2014 08:35 AM
  25. captaincalamity's Avatar
    Wow, also discovered the people area, this truly amazing, im all of a sudden do much more social😃 well in an online kinda way

    Sent from my RM-821_eu_euro1_276 using Tapatalk
    05-01-2014 09:07 AM

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