1. dlalonde's Avatar
    So I got mad in February. I was tired of seeing everyone on Android and iOS get all the apps and I was less than pleased with the first iteration of Windows 10 for phones. Plus, I had a 635 at the time and was tired of the lack of sensors and flash for the camera. So I sold it and went back to Android after 2 years with Windows Phone.

    Well it didn't last long.

    First and foremost, the apps situation is a bit of a mirage. I found that most apps on Android I didn't use. Instead of using the app for a newspaper I read, I used Feedly. The official YouTube app is less featured than myTube. Soundcloud is not the application it once was where a musician such as myself could simply press the rec button and upload directly. It rather a music streaming app now. I'm not a big Instagram or Vine user so 6Tag and 6sec are perfect for me.

    Then, Google Play Music is as flawed if not more than Xbox Music (and after I purchased a song, my Google store account became buggy). The OS is boring overall.

    Finally, the widgets are not as useful, practical and fun as live tiles.

    And the Google services are boring in comparison to Microsoft's. Gmail is just dull as heck.

    So, given that I had a flagship phone, even if it was a 2013 flagship, I was able to sell it and get a Lumia 640. Now THAT's a proper phone.

    So now I'm happy to be back in the Windows ecosystem with a great phone and I'm looking forward to having Windows 10 for Phones now.

    And don't tell anyone, but I've had a much better experience on the Windows Central forum than on the Android Central forum. But that's just between the both of us ok? ;)
    07-20-2015 06:23 PM
  2. worldspy99's Avatar
    Ha, ha....nice post even though it really is not an intro!
    Welcome back to the Bright side:-)
    07-20-2015 07:17 PM
  3. dlalonde's Avatar
    Ha, ha....nice post even though it really is not an intro!
    Welcome back to the Bright side:-)
    Thanks! I didn't know where to put it ;-)
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    07-20-2015 07:20 PM
  4. Eustis99's Avatar
    Welcome back! I too find myself always coming back to windows. From a blackberry though because I hate the other two.
    07-20-2015 07:48 PM
  5. mary beth hale's Avatar
    So glad you're enjoying your 640! That's what it's all about.
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    07-20-2015 08:15 PM
  6. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Seulement, l'herbe semble plus verte de l'autre ct. Dites-moi que votre 640 est ce beau vert. Un homme doit avoir de style. Le noir et le blanc sont des crtins bourgeois.
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    07-20-2015 10:26 PM
  7. dlalonde's Avatar
    Nicely said! Oui le 640 est le beau vert!
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    07-21-2015 06:07 AM
  8. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Merci beaucoup.
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    07-21-2015 10:53 PM
  9. sinime's Avatar


    Sorry, had to post that video 😅
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    07-21-2015 11:00 PM
  10. dlalonde's Avatar
    Ha ha ha! That's the best welcome back ever! :P
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    07-22-2015 06:12 AM
  11. a5cent's Avatar
    I was sure it was going to be Arnold Schwarzenegger, but I'm happier with this ;-)

    Welcome back from me too!
    07-22-2015 07:34 AM
  12. noobchief's Avatar
    Welcome back! xD
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    07-22-2015 07:40 AM
  13. dlalonde's Avatar
    I was sure it was going to be Arnold Schwarzenegger, but I'm happier with this ;-)

    Welcome back from me too!
    Thanks, I'm a little less robotic :P

    Welcome back! xD
    Thanks :)
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    07-22-2015 09:12 AM
  14. ven07's Avatar
    Welcome back :D I remember seeing you around the forums :)
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    07-22-2015 02:15 PM
  15. dlalonde's Avatar
    Was a big fan and now I am again :P
    a5cent and ven07 like this.
    07-22-2015 02:32 PM
  16. ven07's Avatar
    Was a big fan and now I am again :P
    So you'll be going for the 950?? xd
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    07-22-2015 02:43 PM
  17. Japser's Avatar
    I always love reading about people coming back to WP after trying something else. Shows that WP really is something special. Welcome back!
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    07-22-2015 02:48 PM
  18. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Welcome back!

    Well, this is uncanny I was talking to a relative about Windows phone just a few hours ago and he used the exact same phrase:

    the apps situation is a bit of a mirage.
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    07-22-2015 04:49 PM
  19. ven07's Avatar
    On the other hand, this thread is so popular, it's now trending :D People must really think eminem switched to WP
    07-22-2015 05:11 PM
  20. dlalonde's Avatar
    So you'll be going for the 950?? xd
    What do you mean?

    Welcome back!

    Well, this is uncanny I was talking to a relative about Windows phone just a few hours ago and he used the exact same phrase:

    Ha ha! Then maybe we're right! Or I'm tapped on your phone listening to you ! lol ;-)

    On the other hand, this thread is so popular, it's now trending :D People must really think eminem switched to WP
    lol! Never had a trending thread before. I guess I'll just randomly start name dropping! :P
    07-23-2015 06:53 AM
  21. TechFreak1's Avatar

    Ha ha! Then maybe we're right! Or I'm tapped on your phone listening to you ! lol ;-)
    Here is the thing, I wasn't talking to him on the phone but then again maybe I should start encasing my phone with layers of tin foil... just in case .
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    07-23-2015 10:05 AM
  22. dlalonde's Avatar
    Here is the thing, I wasn't talking to him on the phone but then again maybe I should start encasing my phone with layers of tin foil... just in case .
    lol yeah best be safe! ;-)
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    07-23-2015 10:54 AM
  23. rhapdog's Avatar
    Ah, late to the party. Sorry.

    Welcome back, though! Love it when people can't stay gone!
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    07-23-2015 01:23 PM

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