1. scmurphy13's Avatar
    I'm currently using a Galaxy Nexus, and I love Android, but the Lumia 900 has caught my eye. I've used the HD7 before and I really enjoyed WP7, but I missed Android. Maybe it was because it was an HD7. WP7 is elegant, while Android can be considered a bit of a mess at times. I've been using Android pretty consistently since the G1, and while I have tried BB and iOS as well as WP7, I've always gone back. I guess what I'm getting at here is has anyone switched from Android to WP7 and never looked back? I'm being offered a 2 week old black Lumia 900 for my Galaxy Nexus.
    05-28-2012 07:25 PM
  2. baseballbert's Avatar
    Take it and run! I've gone ios to WP, like it a ton.
    05-28-2012 07:27 PM
  3. ninjaap's Avatar
    I've come from Android and never looked back. But then again, it was 2 years ago when I left and did not have a Nexus. So my experience with Android was probably a lot worse than yours.
    05-28-2012 07:35 PM
  4. ftap's Avatar
    I've had all types of Android phones from the G1 also to the Galaxy Nexus. I've had all 5 generations of iPhones also.

    I use the Lumia 900 as my main phone these days.

    It all depends how much you rely on apps. Windows 7 phones are just not there with apps. But everything else is smooth.

    The Galaxy nexus drove me crazy with random reboots. There is still a little lag even with pure Google. I had the Verizon version and we all know how bad LTE battery life is on android. Windows 7 lumia 900 LTE battery life is much better than any android phone.
    05-28-2012 09:20 PM
  5. bowlman23's Avatar
    I came Atrix which is android to focus flash and I love it.

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    05-28-2012 10:21 PM
  6. rdifiori's Avatar
    I was running a rooted Inspire 4G for over a year. I moved to the Lumia a few days after its launch and haven't missed the Android at all. As a matter of fact, I broke out the Inspire today because I didn't want to take the Lumia to the beach. I couldn't wait to pop the sim back into the Lumia.
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    05-28-2012 10:32 PM
  7. yeahbuddy78's Avatar
    I'm in the exact same boat as you OP. I bought a GSM GNEX the day it was available (and paid over $650 for it) and have been happily using it ever since. I like it, don't get me wrong, but I also picked up a slightly busted screen Focus locally and have been toying with WP7. So far, I have put my SIM in the FOCUS for a few days here and there to "warm up" to WP7 and have been happy. I used to use Nokias in the past and always liked their Drive app, as I have not owned a standalone GPS for many years.

    I got the itch to get a Lumia over the weekend and snagged a black one on eBay for $280. Pretty good price and I don't have to burn my upgrade on one. Even free would make me worry as we *still* don't know about the future of the Lumia's OS/updates. /sidebar

    The biggest thing I am concerned with about the platform switch is my deep ties to the Google ecosphere. I use Google for literally everything and the apps I use daily aren't on WP7 (2Do, Alarm Clock Extreme, Chase Banking, Goole Voice, Google video talk, Google +, various other apps, etc). Yes, I can limp by on WP7 with substitute apps, but having them natively on Android has become second nature. Also, Google navigation, although not totally offline, is superb. Nothing can beat saying "Navigate to 1100 E, 435 S" and off you go. Drive may be able to do this, but having to type it in is a nuisance. Also, transit directions and live updates are just better on Google Maps. I use the MAX in Portland a few times a year, so I'm not very familiar with it. Nothing beats using Maps to track my progress and stops in real-time. It has saved me some serous frustration. Nokia Transit doesn't support Portland (yet?). Also, Whatsapp, while on WP7, is pretty bad compared to the Android version. Slow to open and laggy when loading messages. It's sometimes a chore to use (and I use it many times a day). Lastly, I have two original batteries for my GNEX and usually don't ever need the second one. It lasts a full day easily (stock, rooted) but it's nice to know I have a spare in my pocket. Yes, a seperate battery pack would work, but it's far less elegant to have something protruding from the top of the phone.

    I think my curse was I have the GNEX with stock Android 4.0.4. I (and most everyone) would find "dumping" Android much easier if I had a crappy Android phone with manufacturer OS skins and still running 2.3 or something. ICS really is very smooth and doesn't suffer many of the issues that people ***** about with Android. It's silky smooth in every respect.

    All of that aside, I really want to like WP7 and hope the Lumia works out. In case it doesn't, I have a microSIM adapter ready if I give up. I can put my SIM back into my GNEX and eventually sell the Lumia if the "beta test" fails. I'm 50/50 now. Time will tell.
    Last edited by yeahbuddy78; 05-28-2012 at 10:59 PM.
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    05-28-2012 10:53 PM
  8. clockworksnarf's Avatar
    Long time ios user here, I switched after getting fed up with the staleness of the interface and lack of any real changes.

    I love windows 7.5 mango, it nicely integrates int my social network, its interface is neat and clean, and the Lumia is one sexy phone

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    05-29-2012 01:50 AM
  9. scmurphy13's Avatar
    I appreciate the responses. People here seem to be a lot friendlier than the people on xda.

    Anyways, I am also very reliant on Google for everything. I have 3 different Gmail accounts, I use Google Calendar for my day to day organization, Google Voice, Google+, etc. I also use Dropbox and Chase Bank. If I need an app, I can find it on Android. I almost did the trade tonight, but I chickened out. I'm just not sure about doing the switch.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
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    05-29-2012 02:04 AM
  10. blehblehbleh's Avatar
    I appreciate the responses. People here seem to be a lot friendlier than the people on xda.

    Anyways, I am also very reliant on Google for everything. I have 3 different Gmail accounts, I use Google Calendar for my day to day organization, Google Voice, Google+, etc. I also use Dropbox and Chase Bank. If I need an app, I can find it on Android. I almost did the trade tonight, but I chickened out. I'm just not sure about doing the switch.

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    Sounds like to me you shouldn't make the jump if you're that dependent on the Google ecosystem. If you're curious it's probably better to find a cheaper phone at a used price to test out not only the OS but to find app alternatives to your liking before jumping full on.
    05-29-2012 02:43 AM
  11. chrisz5z's Avatar
    I appreciate the responses. People here seem to be a lot friendlier than the people on xda.

    Anyways, I am also very reliant on Google for everything. I have 3 different Gmail accounts, I use Google Calendar for my day to day organization, Google Voice, Google+, etc. I also use Dropbox and Chase Bank. If I need an app, I can find it on Android. I almost did the trade tonight, but I chickened out. I'm just not sure about doing the switch.

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    there are alternatives for the apps you listed:

    Google Docs = GDocs
    Google Voice = GoVoice
    Google+ = G+ Launcher
    Google Calendar = eCalendar
    Dropbox = BoxFiles
    05-29-2012 03:07 PM
  12. Big Supes's Avatar
    Why not try the MS ecosystem, as well? By that I mean, open a Hotmail account and link your Gmail accounts to it. Ditch Dropbox and give Skydrive a go whilst enjoying MS Office on the cloud. You could be surprised.

    Just 'sayin. :)
    05-29-2012 04:05 PM
  13. jefbeard911's Avatar
    I'm currently using a Galaxy Nexus, and I love Android, but the Lumia 900 has caught my eye. I've used the HD7 before and I really enjoyed WP7, but I missed Android. Maybe it was because it was an HD7. WP7 is elegant, while Android can be considered a bit of a mess at times. I've been using Android pretty consistently since the G1, and while I have tried BB and iOS as well as WP7, I've always gone back. I guess what I'm getting at here is has anyone switched from Android to WP7 and never looked back? I'm being offered a 2 week old black Lumia 900 for my Galaxy Nexus.
    Yeah, I was an Android guy for awhile. I must admit that I liked it a lot until I discovered how well things can really work together. Believe it or not, I first figured this out when I bought an HP Touchpad (webOS) 6 months ago. webOS is amazing. It just works! So intuitive. Check out user reviews if you're curious..

    Anyway, I had my eye on the Lumia 900 for awhile and finally got tired of all of the Android crashes and reboots. So I got a white one last week. Its amazing! I'm so over Android now.

    If you just want your phone to work and not have to tweek it all the time and are getting tired of the inconsistency of the OS and how apps run (quick example. Using Skype on my Inspire sometimes the emotion icons would be large, sometimes they would be small. You never knew) get a WP7 phone, the Lumia 900 is great.

    Go for it! Good Luck.
    05-29-2012 10:01 PM
  14. cckgz4's Avatar
    List down your essentials, see if WP7 has it, and then make your decision. Ignore the riff raff mumblings about how "broken" Android is, how "stale" iOS is, or how "void" WP7. Obviously those are just biased views based on THEIR user experience. It's about YOURS
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    05-30-2012 04:15 AM
  15. AMPed126's Avatar
    If you just want your phone to work and not have to tweek it all the time and are getting tired of the inconsistency of the OS and how apps run (quick example. Using Skype on my Inspire sometimes the emotion icons would be large, sometimes they would be small. You never knew) get a WP7 phone, the Lumia 900 is great.

    Go for it! Good Luck.
    Amen brotha, I feel the same way.

    Not sure if you have made your decision yet, but....

    I've had a lot of Android phones in the past, 4 in the last year alone, and I just got so tired of having to tweak everything, and just how many force closes I was getting. I made the switch to the Lumia 900 and I have not looked back at all. In fact I highly recommend it to my customers, and I got my gf to switch to it from an Iphone 4 (she loves it), and I got my mother on it, and even my dad is wanting to switch to it when he's eligible (he's rocking the Moto Atrix). In the end its all personal preference, so if you can just play around with one and see if its something you'd really want. Besides you get 30 days after your upgrade as a trial, if you don't like it return it.
    06-06-2012 10:18 PM
  16. vp710's Avatar
    there are alternatives for the apps you listed:

    Google Docs = GDocs
    Google Voice = GoVoice
    Google+ = G+ Launcher
    Google Calendar = eCalendar
    Dropbox = BoxFiles
    I hope you won't mind me using your list.

    Google Docs = GDocs - doesn't allow editing unfortunately.
    Google Voice = GoVoice - I like MetroTalk better personally. Very friendly and accommodating developer. Very reliable app.
    Google Calendar = eCalendar - what's wrong with the integrated calendar in WP? (except you can't see gcal attachments)
    Dropbox = BoxFiles - great app but I end up using skydrive more, maybe because I've put my dropbox folder inside skydrive (cloudception anyone?)
    06-06-2012 11:27 PM
  17. Gaiking's Avatar
    I have tried every popular os...Android, BlackBerry, IOS,WebOS and WP and I find Windows Phone to be the best for what I want. I like the unobtrusive notifications and the way Live Tiles keep me updated in a very quick and simple manner. The social integration is the best of any OS and the way all the apps have a "windows phone" feel to them it gives a very clean and universal OS feel to it that is pleasent to use.

    All isn't perfect though. If you enjoy the tweaking and almost total control of the device that Android gives you then WP7 may be tough to adjust to. Right now you can't use custom notification sounds and are pretty much locked to the way Microsoft wants the phone to operate.

    Even though the customization isn't even remotely close to what you can do with Android, I still find WP to be more fun to use and the straight forward ease of use cant be beat.
    06-07-2012 08:26 AM
  18. scmurphy13's Avatar
    So, I decided to try to go through with the original trade. It turns out the Lumia he tried to trade me was scratched up and in bad shape, so I didn't do it. I did end up trading my Nexus for a 32gb iPhone. Yeah, shoot me, but I like phones and I enjoy switching it up. It's not my first run with iOS, but after using it for a few days, I remember why I left it. I did end up, however, trading a lower-end, never used netbook I had lying around for a brand new Samsung Focus a friend of mine won at one of those Windows Phone challenges. I haven't put my SIM in it yet, but I have been tinkering with it on WiFi. I would like to have a Lumia, but other than the beefed up processor speed, is it worth trying to get? The Focus is pretty fast on 7.5, but I know it's not getting WP8. Does anyone even use the Focus anymore?
    06-12-2012 07:57 PM
  19. Verkunder's Avatar
    Processing speed isn't that big of a differentiator between the handsets--you've noticed the Focus is already fast. The differences between the Focus and Lumia are design, size, etc, not what's under the hood.

    I still have a Focus for backup incase I lose/break my Lumia. It's *the* first generation handset to have, no doubt. It's an awesome phone in its own right.
    06-13-2012 07:58 AM
  20. woodbane's Avatar
    So, I decided to try to go through with the original trade. It turns out the Lumia he tried to trade me was scratched up and in bad shape, so I didn't do it. I did end up trading my Nexus for a 32gb iPhone. Yeah, shoot me, but I like phones and I enjoy switching it up. It's not my first run with iOS, but after using it for a few days, I remember why I left it. I did end up, however, trading a lower-end, never used netbook I had lying around for a brand new Samsung Focus a friend of mine won at one of those Windows Phone challenges. I haven't put my SIM in it yet, but I have been tinkering with it on WiFi. I would like to have a Lumia, but other than the beefed up processor speed, is it worth trying to get? The Focus is pretty fast on 7.5, but I know it's not getting WP8. Does anyone even use the Focus anymore?
    I'm still rocking my Focus. I keep toying with upgrade ideas, Lumia 900, Titan II, even an Android phone but I keep coming back to my Focus. It just works and does so well. Its a nice size, fits well in the hand and the screen is awesome. Takes great pictures as well. Plus its fully flashable with custom ROMs to get full unlock and then you can really enjoy the homebrew scene.


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    06-17-2012 05:23 PM
  21. yeahbuddy78's Avatar
    I just can't go all in. Using two for the near future. My Galaxy Nexus is just perfect but I like WP7 and my Titan II. Thankfully I have an AT&T and T-Mobile SIM (AT&T in Titan, T-Mo in GNEX w/the $30 unlimited prepay plan).

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    06-17-2012 11:33 PM
  22. scmurphy13's Avatar
    I was able to get my hands on a brand new Titan. So, now I've got the Focus and the Titan. Currently using the Titan, and I'm pretty happy with it. Debating on selling the Focus or keeping it as a backup.

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    06-18-2012 03:30 AM
  23. juststart's Avatar
    I just can't go all in. Using two for the near future. My Galaxy Nexus is just perfect but I like WP7 and my Titan II. Thankfully I have an AT&T and T-Mobile SIM (AT&T in Titan, T-Mo in GNEX w/the $30 unlimited prepay plan).

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    I'm having to use two phones now as well. I have a HTC One X and I really love the phone... Android tops iOS these days and the HOX is fantastic. I tried just using the Lumia 900 as my regular phone and I couldn't do it. There are too many apps I miss that my friends and I use. I play Draw Something on a daily basis and it's not available on WP. I manage two Facebook accounts for work and the FB app on WP is very lacking. The twitter app is also miserable. I love the metro UI and, the keyboard and how all your social networks can tie-in with your contacts. I love the simplicity but for now, for me, I can't make the jump completely.
    06-19-2012 11:33 PM
  24. Rocketdan9's Avatar
    I switched from Android 2.3 to Windows 7.5

    One word. Awesome. Sure there are some things i do miss on the Android, but overall I like windows 7.5 much better. Better than Apples Os also (which is like the android anyways)

    Weaker hardware, but the phone just runs so much smoother and faster. Its all those graphic intense little app icons that make things slow plus android loving to keep a million of apps open. They claim the app just sleeps when you don't use it, but trust me, it kills battery and slows things down.

    Overall look and feel of WP 7.5 is the best there is out today. I honestly thought it was dead , and nobody has a Windows phone here. But after trying out the lumia 900 at best buy, i was sold on WP 7.5 phones. I was highly tempted to get the Lumia 900, but bc of the WP8 uncertainty, i bought a refurb Focus and its great.
    06-20-2012 06:01 PM
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