06-25-2013 11:33 PM
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  1. Jazmac's Avatar
    I am sorry you feel that way but your reply makes me think you did not actually read what I wrote and just jumped to a false conclusion. Since I am not looking to argue with you, your opinion has been noted and you can move on.
    I read it. I read plenty opinions like yours and it all boils down to the same thing. Its not android so you got a problem with it. I got it. You're not breaking any new ground is all I'm saying. There are things we are all impatient to get true, but what you have to remember as do I, this OS is new and still in development. Again, from the vantage point of a google phone, it has much to do. But from the respect of where it is and what it is today, its undeniably a contender. You can move on now.
    06-03-2013 01:37 AM
  2. spaulagain's Avatar
    I think with time the things that works well on WP8 will ruin other smartphones for you.
    WP8 is not about the first month until a new flagship appears wow.
    Its a calmer experience where you'll notice how good the OS periodically.
    all that things about APPS restrictions are true , but I think cloud computing and harder access to users data are features in themselves.
    Just like Google sacrifices many security procedures to create a feature called Developer friendly app store.
    Exactly, every time I go back to my iPhone I'm immediately disappointed by it because I'm missing key elements from WP.
    06-03-2013 02:27 PM
  3. Dave Blake's Avatar
    Coming from an Android and iPhone, WinMo background myself. I will tell you the truth, the small things I give up is well worth the fluidity of WP. I have a L920 sitting here that has never had to be reset. I have never had to restart it to get it to work or had to reset it to get it to connect and make a phone call. Having used all the other OS's you list I can tell you without a doubt that WP is the most productive OS. Sure you can accomplish almost anything on a Android device if you have hours and hours to screw around with it. I know what my WP is capable of and everything it can do it does better than any other OS on the market.

    Lets take Facebook for an example. On Android and IOS I always feel lost or out of touch having to open an app to to get updates. On my WP I have a live tile pinned for my daughter who is away at college. Every time she posts something on Facebook I can see it on her live tile right on my start screen without having to open anything. You wont get that type of connectivity from any other OS.

    "For the people that came from other smartphones, why did you choose WP8 and what makes you stay?"
    Simple WP is the most productive OS. I get more done with my device. I stay better connected with my WP. Nothing that Android and IOS can do is worth giving up what Windows Phone does better.
    06-03-2013 07:50 PM
  4. tipu2185's Avatar

    Lets take Facebook for an example. On Android and IOS I always feel lost or out of touch having to open an app to to get updates. On my WP I have a live tile pinned for my daughter who is away at college. Every time she posts something on Facebook I can see it on her live tile right on my start screen without having to open anything. You wont get that type of connectivity from any other OS.

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    You might be one of those few for which push notifications for facebook work. For me they work only when they want to. Same is viber and whatsapp. I get messages sometimes immediately sometimes after a day.
    06-04-2013 02:59 AM
  5. nessinhaw's Avatar
    You might be one of those few for which push notifications for facebook work. For me they work only when they want to. Same is viber and whatsapp. I get messages sometimes immediately sometimes after a day.
    i believe he pinned his daughter from People Hub! it isn't possible to do this from the Facebook app as far as i know!

    also i never seen Hub notifications failing...idk about other users, but they always worked for me...and that guy apparently XD
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    06-04-2013 03:58 AM
  6. tipu2185's Avatar
    i believe he pinned his daughter from People Hub! it isn't possible to do this from the Facebook app as far as i know!

    also i never seen Hub notifications failing...idk about other users, but they always worked for me...and that guy apparently XD
    Agreed, but hub's facebook integration is not as powerful as it is suppose to be.
    06-04-2013 05:21 AM
  7. Dave Blake's Avatar
    Agreed, but hub's facebook integration is not as powerful as it is suppose to be.
    Supposed to be? Who is setting the bar here. Microsoft built into the WP8 the ability to keep up with all your social networks and because the system doesn't do everything available it's not what it's supposed to be?

    That is not the question the OP is trying to answer here. Lets keep this thread on topic.

    Why do you like WP8 what about the OS do you like
    06-04-2013 06:58 AM
  8. maylea31's Avatar
    Came from iPhone and Android. WP 8 is fluid and polished. Battery life on the Nokia 928 tramples any Android phone I had. All the apps I need Re there. Android eventually lags and I do not want to put up with lag on my phone. So, what I like about WP8 is it performs smoothly and robustly and with a great balance between "smart" and "phone".
    06-04-2013 07:10 AM
  9. jbjtkbw007's Avatar
    You know, I posted a while back after I got my Lumia 900, and I think it just needs to be reiterated now. Dave Blake nailed it. A lot of what I do on a daily basis with some frequency (social media, contacts, email, texting, etc) is built into the OS. Why should I need to open an app to handle simple tasks? I showed a co-worker with a Samsung Galaxy SIII how I click on his live tile, see all of his contact information, my contact history with him, and his Facebook and Linked In information. He was amazed that I could do all of that in 1 place (his tile) and DIDN'T NEED AN APP to accomplish it all. I mean, a lot of us spend way too much time in social media and I love the way that it's been integrated into the OS. I used to really enjoy that aspect of HTC Sense, but this takes it to a whole 'nother level.
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    06-04-2013 08:28 AM
  10. tipu2185's Avatar
    Supposed to be? Who is setting the bar here. Microsoft built into the WP8 the ability to keep up with all your social networks and because the system doesn't do everything available it's not what it's supposed to be?

    That is not the question the OP is trying to answer here. Lets keep this thread on topic.

    Why do you like WP8 what about the OS do you like
    No one is setting the bar, just your thinking. I am just comparing it to desktop site and mobile app of andriod and IOS. I just didn't agree with your point. Also whereas I am not a WP8 basher as I myself own Lumia 920. But on the other hand I totally disagree with the mentality that WP8 is awesome as it is and it does not need to catch up with amount of features that are in available in android and IOS.

    If no smart features were required other than calling and texting, than 3310 still does the job best.
    06-04-2013 12:13 PM
  11. spaulagain's Avatar
    No one is setting the bar, just your thinking. I am just comparing it to desktop site and mobile app of andriod and IOS. I just didn't agree with your point. Also whereas I am not a WP8 basher as I myself own Lumia 920. But on the other hand I totally disagree with the mentality that WP8 is awesome as it is and it does not need to catch up with amount of features that are in available in android and IOS.

    If no smart features were required other than calling and texting, than 3310 still does the job best.
    Um, iOS and Android don't even have a People hub. The People hub is not a full blown Facebook or Twitter app, that's what those official apps are for. The People Hub is one place to view all your contacts information, history between you and the contact via multiple platforms, and a "feed" of your contact's activities.

    If you want more advanced/in depth functionality you need to open the actual mobile apps just like on iOS or Android.

    For me, I only use the People Hub. Even with the newly improve Facebook app, I just use the People Hub. It does 95% of what I need. That makes this feature a VERY smart feature.

    In that respect, iOS and Android need to catch up. They are missing features too.
    06-04-2013 12:26 PM
  12. Dave Blake's Avatar
    No one is setting the bar, just your thinking. I am just comparing it to desktop site and mobile app of andriod and IOS. I just didn't agree with your point. Also whereas I am not a WP8 basher as I myself own Lumia 920. But on the other hand I totally disagree with the mentality that WP8 is awesome as it is and it does not need to catch up with amount of features that are in available in android and IOS.

    If no smart features were required other than calling and texting, than 3310 still does the job best.

    Hows about we hear your answer to the question the OP asked then.

    Why do you like WP8 what about the OS do you like?
    06-04-2013 12:29 PM
  13. tipu2185's Avatar
    Hows about we hear your answer to the question the OP asked then.

    Why do you like WP8 what about the OS do you like?
    I bought Lumia 920 because I do believe that WP has a lot of potential. As far as what I love about the OS.

    I love the fluidity of the OS specially which is also present for lower end phone. I love the metro style \ Simplistic text based style. I love the navigation that can be done by pressing alphabets in contacts and apps. Hub is awesome most probably one of the best features of WP. Though I still believe hub should have ability to tag friends in posts, like comments and see who likes the post. For rest there are full featured apps. That is pretty much it for me. Rest has a lot of potential, but needs polishing. For me hub, metro style and fluidity were selling points.
    06-17-2013 06:08 AM
  14. coldestsplash's Avatar
    I sold out my S3 and bought Lumia 920, but it is still not my primary phone, my primary phone is still my iphone 5 (personal needs, some apps that WP8 does not have) but i really like WP8 over Android. Android is all buggy and laggy. Even have a S4 which i rarely use, i've the international i9500 version of Galaxy S4 it has 8 cores and even it lags a lot of times, i never had any lag or reboots or crash issue with my Lumia 920, it is always fast and i just love it's Metro Tiles.

    I don't think i'm going back to Android anytime soon (I know even have a S4 but i've it for different reasons, business needs ), i personally don't like Android when compares to WP8 or iOS
    06-17-2013 07:19 AM
  15. zipro's Avatar
    If you live/work in a Microsoft ecosystem it far outperforms the other two OSes.
    that's one of the points I keep on hearing over and over again - and I just don't get it. WP8 devices play just as nicely on Mac OS X as they do on Windows. Android isn't at home anywhere and iOS just works on Mac OS and Windows as well. Choosing a phone because it goes with your desktop OS is futile, IMHO.
    06-17-2013 03:38 PM
  16. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    Choosing a phone because it goes with your desktop OS is futile, IMHO.
    An ecosystem is bigger than desktop OS, and each device does work better to a greater or lesser degree within its native ecosystem. The more limited and/or basic your needs, the easier it to enjoy cross-platform interoperability.
    06-17-2013 04:04 PM
  17. ChemEngr's Avatar
    Modern simplicity.
    06-19-2013 10:57 AM
  18. chezm's Avatar
    An ecosystem is bigger than desktop OS, and each device does work better to a greater or lesser degree within its native ecosystem. The more limited and/or basic your needs, the easier it to enjoy cross-platform interoperability.
    I currently have Windows 7 and my Lumia 920 do not share a special bond (aka ecosystem). Is this special ecosystem specifically related to Windows 8 and WP8? Im not trolling here, but instead planned to get a Surface Pro in the future and wanted to know if benefits do exist.
    06-19-2013 01:13 PM
  19. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I currently have Windows 7 and my Lumia 920 do not share a special bond (aka ecosystem). Is this special ecosystem specifically related to Windows 8 and WP8? Im not trolling here, but instead planned to get a Surface Pro in the future and wanted to know if benefits do exist.
    Yes. Notice my calendar, people, SkyDrive and pictures tiles.

    06-19-2013 01:27 PM
  20. chezm's Avatar
    Yes. Notice my calendar, people, SkyDrive and pictures tiles.

    http://i642.photobucket.com/albums/u...ktop_metro.png
    Ok thanks for clarifying. So the ecosystem is centred around the users Hotmail/Outlook account for as you mentioned Skydrive, contracts, email and calender. Theres no additional special super cool things right NOW that would make someone run out and buy strictly for the ecosytem. However, like most of us expect and HOPE...8.1 will be that centralized relationship.
    06-19-2013 01:38 PM
  21. zipro's Avatar
    Even the whole outlook thing is probably overrated. I use a Google Apps for businesses account with my Lumia 920 and there's really no difference.


    Ok thanks for clarifying. So the ecosystem is centred around the users Hotmail/Outlook account for as you mentioned Skydrive, contracts, email and calender. Theres no additional special super cool things right NOW that would make someone run out and buy strictly for the ecosytem. However, like most of us expect and HOPE...8.1 will be that centralized relationship.
    06-19-2013 02:49 PM
  22. chezm's Avatar
    Even the whole outlook thing is probably overrated. I use a Google Apps for businesses account with my Lumia 920 and there's really no difference.
    agreed, hence the statement "Theres no additional special super cool things right NOW that would make someone run out and buy strictly for the ecosytem"

    Man, i hate to admit it but the more i look at Apple...the more pleasing their unified system is
    06-19-2013 03:10 PM
  23. Connie Litrenta's Avatar
    spaulagain is absolutely correct here. It all comes down to what your focus is. iOS and Android are all about apps and features. Windows Phone is clearly focused around the people. I have all of the major OS's and i still prefer WP. It's simple, classy and fresh. It runs smoothly (something Android will never be able to claim completely due to its open architecture and all the MANY devices it has to run on). iPhone is very well made and runs great but it's all about the apps and is probably the most boring thing out there. iOS 7 looks good but it's still all about the apps for iPhone. I love being able to look at my phone and see all the live tiles and the information they give me. iPhone can't do that and Android is pretty much limited to it's widgets which may or may not work correctly. WP also gives me the Rooms feature which no one else can give me. Google+ has its circles but even that is limited to simple social contact. Rooms actually provides far more flexability for communicating with its members. Every OS has its pros and cons but for me, WP comes the closest to giving me what I need in an attractive, fresh, and smooth functioning package.
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    06-19-2013 03:21 PM
  24. Connie Litrenta's Avatar
    agreed, hence the statement "Theres no additional special super cool things right NOW that would make someone run out and buy strictly for the ecosytem"

    Man, i hate to admit it but the more i look at Apple...the more pleasing their unified system is
    I'll say it again; Apple is well made and runs great but they have always been and will always be BORING
    06-19-2013 03:24 PM
  25. Connie Litrenta's Avatar
    Laura, Yes, as one who uses Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, I can tell you it definitely does benefit you to have both of these. My hubby was forever bugging me about getting things from his phone to the computer. I was constantly showing him how to do this so you just KNOW I had to get both of these for this to work. Now? When he takes pictures, they go to his SkyDrive which he can access from the computer very easily. Any documents he might use on his phone are also there. When he buys music in Xbox on the phone, it immediately downloads onto the computer when you open up Xbox music there. If you put notes and such in OneNote on the phone, it will sync automatically with your OneNote on the desktop. It is the one solution that works to the point where my hubby has very little issues and THAT'S saying something. We won't however mention printing
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-19-2013 03:35 PM
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