03-23-2014 08:27 PM
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  1. b0blight's Avatar
    Nice one man ! I'm a windows phone user too... And I do find somethings with the OS which I felt that Microsoft should have thought of and implemented. But oh well. There is only so much we can say, and so much they can do ! I'm sure that now you have converted to WP, it is only a few weeks more till we see what Microsoft had been working their asses off (hopefully) for us, to make up for what they have not given us ! Until then, enjoy your Lumia Icon then !
    03-06-2014 09:14 AM
  2. LumiaIcon's Avatar
    All,

    Well, boxed it up and sent the Icon back today, this particular devices just wasn't for me. Why bother reporting that here? To say thanks to all of you who took the time to help me. What IS going to happen is me getting another WP phone (as soon as one drops for VZW <ahem> ATIV SE). I love the OS, and was learning to live with the app situation, knowing it will improve, someday. You guys got me through the Android withdrawls, and my S4 already doesn't look as snappy and shiny as it used to, so bring on the next iteration.

    The phone itself was nice enough, good feel and external design, but the whole lack of LED/notification thing was just a bridge too far. I never could get past having to pick it up just to see if I missed a call. But thanks to the simplicity and design of the OS, I will be back to WP (not to mention all your help).

    So know I know WP is right for me, just not this WP.

    Thanks all, and be well.
    Notification Lights Overrated:
    http://m.pocketnow.com/2014/03/20/no...ghts-overrated
    Astropin likes this.
    03-20-2014 03:21 PM
  3. cbreze's Avatar
    Regarding the notification light I have to agree that it is over rated. I thought I would miss it after having it on various phones for many years. Turns out I'm glad the F'n thing is gone. What an annoyance. YMMV of course. Just never realized it till it wasn't there.
    03-20-2014 04:25 PM
  4. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Notification Lights Overrated:
    Notification lights are overrated | Pocketnow
    I still miss glance.
    ret18057 likes this.
    03-20-2014 04:56 PM
  5. ret18057's Avatar
    Um, sorry no. The lack of Glance is a huge pain in the azz, the LED light was the simpler alternative. I get that not everyone minds having to power on to see whats doing, but enough people do that make it an issue (just read through these forums). Miss, Nokia/Verizon/Whomever.

    It's like the people who bash the Samsung WP..."no physical camera button?!? No way!!" I don't get that. As a bottom tier OS (market share-wise), we should welcome ANY manufacturer to the WP party, whether we like their stuff or not. The more choices (and LED notifications, and SD cards, and removable batteries) the better for all of us. Honestly, some of the Nokia fanboys remind me of Apple fanboys. And to the casual user, it's not a positive thing.

    But that's just one fat guy's opinion. Peace to all...
    maevinj likes this.
    03-21-2014 12:12 AM
  6. thecaringkind's Avatar
    Im currently using a Moto X and the voice controls and notifications are really nice however I am going back to Windows with the ICON. I simply missed certain apps and the beautiful aesthetic of the OS. Somehow I always find my way back. With this newest transition I feel compelled to point out a couple of things:

    1.) The 'lack of apps' meme IS STILL TOTALLY OVERSTATED. I have PLENTY of apps currently with the Moto X. Its nice. Is it the reason I chose the phone? NO. Being an 'app junkie' means that you simply have more apps that you will rarely if ever actually use! I have all kinds of apps and I only have a literal handful that I use on a regular basis. You know what? I had the same thing on my old Lumia 928. I simply love WP and it continues to improve. Looking forward to 8.1 Blue. The app situation? Overblown and NOT a factor when it comes to choosing a phone that works for me.

    2. The lack of Glance. Ummmmmm REALLY? I mean its a nice feature. It really is. It is also a feature that I routinely turned off when I had my Lumia 928. I know that it used very little battery but I just never got in tune with Glance as a means of staying on top of certain notifications so I opted to save a little more juice and turned the feature off. I'm amazed by the sheer number of people who flat out do not want the phone because of that one feature. REALLY?! The Lumia Icon has SO MUCH to offer and yes it should have Glance but it is by no means a deal breaker. The things that some people choose to nitpick over never cease to amaze me. Oh well, to each their own as they say.

    Overall really looking forward to getting back to WP. Been away too long and I'm coming home.
    03-22-2014 01:34 PM
  7. WP7_Genius's Avatar
    Im currently using a Moto X and the voice controls and notifications are really nice however I am going back to Windows with the ICON. I simply missed certain apps and the beautiful aesthetic of the OS. Somehow I always find my way back. With this newest transition I feel compelled to point out a couple of things:

    1.) The 'lack of apps' meme IS STILL TOTALLY OVERSTATED. I have PLENTY of apps currently with the Moto X. Its nice. Is it the reason I chose the phone? NO. Being an 'app junkie' means that you simply have more apps that you will rarely if ever actually use! I have all kinds of apps and I only have a literal handful that I use on a regular basis. You know what? I had the same thing on my old Lumia 928. I simply love WP and it continues to improve. Looking forward to 8.1 Blue. The app situation? Overblown and NOT a factor when it comes to choosing a phone that works for me.

    2. The lack of Glance. Ummmmmm REALLY? I mean its a nice feature. It really is. It is also a feature that I routinely turned off when I had my Lumia 928. I know that it used very little battery but I just never got in tune with Glance as a means of staying on top of certain notifications so I opted to save a little more juice and turned the feature off. I'm amazed by the sheer number of people who flat out do not want the phone because of that one feature. REALLY?! The Lumia Icon has SO MUCH to offer and yes it should have Glance but it is by no means a deal breaker. The things that some people choose to nitpick over never cease to amaze me. Oh well, to each their own as they say.

    Overall really looking forward to getting back to WP. Been away too long and I'm coming home.
    Yep just like me I ventured to Android and iOS and I always come back home to WP lol....I like to try new OSes and in the end WP suits me best.
    03-22-2014 01:44 PM
  8. mofoliar's Avatar
    I enjoy WP few apps not here but I will make it...dont miss notification.used to be addicted but all good now...2 days and loving the icon..
    03-23-2014 01:12 AM
  9. g808's Avatar
    The thing with Glance for me on my 928 is that it doesn't auto show intelligently like the Moto X, and I have to wave my hand over the sensor more vigorously or hold mu hand over it longer than I'd prefer for it to activate. This make it less convenient and almost takes longer than just turning on the screen.

    The Android notification light is nice and I liked it when I used an Android phone. However, I felt I became a slave to it. Constantly checking if it was blinking like a paranoid freak.

    Sent from my Lumia 928 using Tapatalk
    03-23-2014 02:17 PM
  10. A895's Avatar
    The thing with Glance for me on my 928 is that it doesn't auto show intelligently like the Moto X, and I have to wave my hand over the sensor more vigorously or hold mu hand over it longer than I'd prefer for it to activate. This make it less convenient and almost takes longer than just turning on the screen.

    The Android notification light is nice and I liked it when I used an Android phone. However, I felt I became a slave to it. Constantly checking if it was blinking like a paranoid freak.

    Sent from my Lumia 928 using Tapatalk
    Okay. That sounds unhealthy.

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    03-23-2014 08:27 PM
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