07-23-2014 06:22 PM
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  1. stanlm2's Avatar
    Did you post in the wrong thread?
    Just saying what would get me to switch, a specific example of a feature not at all offered by the competition. Well, I thought that would be relevant as a current android user waiting for MS to complete their one-size-fits-all OS.
    06-09-2014 01:13 PM
  2. Visa Declined's Avatar
    Oh, I see. Sorry.
    06-09-2014 01:49 PM
  3. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    But I'm not scared at all, and neither are millions of other people who use Gmail/Maps/Earth/YouTube/Chrome/Drive. They're excellent services.
    They are excellent services only if you don't care about your privacy ๐Ÿ”

    Mac
    06-09-2014 03:09 PM
  4. AngrySprintUser's Avatar
    Is it games and apps that aren't available? Is it the OS itself? The 8.1 dev preview brought a lot of cool features to Windows Phone. I don't own one yet, but I think it's only a matter of time before I try one out. I really just need to see a few of my favorite games show up on the platform, and then my transition would be easier. I could always use it as a second device I suppose, in case I can't function without my Google services(I probably can't).

    Tell me what you think!
    Maybe they just like their current OS?
    06-09-2014 05:59 PM
  5. Jazmac's Avatar
    Probably the question of the month OP. Cant' wait to read the responses.
    06-09-2014 06:11 PM
  6. JustHere ForTheVerge's Avatar
    They are excellent services only if you don't care about your privacy ๐Ÿ”

    Mac
    Oh god, not this again.

    Posted via Windows Phone Central App
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    06-09-2014 07:01 PM
  7. anon5999636's Avatar
    The only problem for me when I had my iPhone before getting the 920 is iTunes. As much as people hated it, I LOVED every single bit of that program. I really hate dragging and dropping music from my PC to my phone. It takes up more time. Also with iTunes, I can edit playlists very fast then just sync my phone for like a minute and it's done.

    I made a brave move only to know that the Windows Phone app for desktop syncs iTunes to my phone. So win-win for me
    Spotify and Deezer are great options at Windows Phone! ;)
    06-09-2014 07:15 PM
  8. Visa Declined's Avatar
    Oh god, not this again.
    If Google made apps for Windows Phone, you wouldn't see them getting lambasted so much over privacy concerns. I understand why WP users hate Google, but I think using "privacy" as the reason is simply propping up a straw man.
    06-09-2014 08:36 PM
  9. JustHere ForTheVerge's Avatar
    If Google made apps for Windows Phone, you wouldn't see them getting lambasted so much over privacy concerns. I understand why WP users hate Google, but I think using "privacy" as the reason is simply propping up a straw man.
    Yeah, privacy is not a reason not to use Google Apps as this "privacy" they are so scared Google violates only comes from voluntary opt ins by the user them self and this goes the same for social networks and other services.

    Posted via Windows Phone Central App
    06-09-2014 08:44 PM
  10. Visa Declined's Avatar
    and this goes the same for social networks and other services.
    It's true, everyone wants your data. Try showing me a popular free services that doesn't collect some form of data on you. It's the necessity of any great application.
    06-09-2014 08:51 PM
  11. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    If Google made apps for Windows Phone, you wouldn't see them getting lambasted so much over privacy concerns. I understand why WP users hate Google, but I think using "privacy" as the reason is simply propping up a straw man.
    You can think what you want,and defend them to the bitter end,and won't change anything about what and how they do things. This isn't a straw man argument in the least by any means.

    They wont have Google services on WP ,unless Microsoft allows it to invade it's users privacy or makes it possible to be secure,and neither is likely to happen anytime soon.

    While those who blissfully utilize their services without fully being aware of their backdoor shenanigans may be more than ecstatic to be able to use them on WP, just as those who knowingly feel that their intrusion into our personal data is a small price to pay for a free service,for many others we opt to be Google free and take our privacy more seriously and applaud Microsoft for being more honest with it's customer base.

    Mac
    06-09-2014 11:14 PM
  12. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    It's true, everyone wants your data. Try showing me a popular free services that doesn't collect some form of data on you. It's the necessity of any great application.
    Collection is 1 thing..selling it or auctioning it off is another matter entirely.

    Mac
    06-09-2014 11:17 PM
  13. JustHere ForTheVerge's Avatar
    You can think what you want,and defend them to the bitter end,and won't change anything about what and how they do things. This isn't a straw man argument in the least by any means.

    They wont have Google services on WP ,unless Microsoft allows it to invade it's users privacy or makes it possible to be secure,and neither is likely to happen anytime soon.

    While those who blissfully utilize their services without fully being aware of their backdoor shenanigans may be more than ecstatic to be able to use them on WP, just as those who knowingly feel that their intrusion into our personal data is a small price to pay for a free service,for many others we opt to be Google free and take our privacy more seriously and applaud Microsoft for being more honest with it's customer base.

    Mac
    Oh please, this type of argument always leads to more trouble than it is worth. Google won't be on Microsoft's devices until they gain more market share and that's a fact. Windows Phone is no more secure than any other smartphone. Windows Phone just happens to have so little market share no person making malware bothers making malware for the platform. Instead they go for the big fish namely Android.

    And let's stop this "Google invades all the privacy" when Google Services are all opt in services that require input from the user them self to even work effectively. They are even more transparent than Microsoft then selves but, you don't want to hear any of that.

    Posted via Windows Phone Central App
    06-09-2014 11:23 PM
  14. JustHere ForTheVerge's Avatar
    Collection is 1 thing..selling it or auctioning it off is another matter entirely.

    Mac
    Google does not sell data.

    Posted via Windows Phone Central App
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    06-09-2014 11:24 PM
  15. Christopher DeWitt's Avatar
    I'm apple user.

    the two main reasons I haven't and don't plan to switch to windows phones are,

    1. no must have features exclusive to windows that I care about. (thats not to say there aren't exclusive features others will care about.)

    2. the tiles user interface. I don't like it and think it looks gaudy. (others may like it though and that's fine with me)
    I can't even understand your writing loan your reasoning...Apple...it looks like a toon design for people like you...
    06-09-2014 11:34 PM
  16. Visa Declined's Avatar
    I really don't want to turn this into a "who collects more data on you" thread. Many here believe it's only evil when Google does it, because well.. they hate Google.

    Regardless, that's all I have to say on the matter.
    06-09-2014 11:35 PM
  17. Christopher DeWitt's Avatar
    Google services. For work and personal use. That is really the only thing holding me back.
    Common man...LOL work and personal use...you hearing your self...it has office built in...and many apps worth having.
    Last edited by Christopher DeWitt; 06-10-2014 at 12:00 AM.
    06-09-2014 11:37 PM
  18. Pch79's Avatar
    I'm switching from android. The apps were a concern but I've found everything I need on the Windows app store albeit under a different name. Android still lags in areas it shouldn't which there are no excuses for and I hate Google and their forced integration of Google plus etc. It's a big no no for me. I'm using wp on my work device and loving it so ill be getting the 930 for personal use if it ever gets released ๐Ÿ˜Š
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    06-10-2014 12:03 AM
  19. Visa Declined's Avatar
    Android still lags in areas it shouldn't which there are no excuses for and I hate Google
    Why did you buy an Android phone if you hate Google?
    06-10-2014 12:20 AM
  20. JustHere ForTheVerge's Avatar
    I'm switching from android. The apps were a concern but I've found everything I need on the Windows app store albeit under a different name. Android still lags in areas it shouldn't which there are no excuses for and I hate Google and their forced integration of Google plus etc. It's a big no no for me. I'm using wp on my work device and loving it so ill be getting the 930 for personal use if it ever gets released ๐Ÿ˜Š
    You can use Android without Google Plus you know that right? I haven't used Google Plus EVER. Google Plus can die in a fire. But Google Plus can be avoided entirely.

    Posted via Windows Phone Central App
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    06-10-2014 12:38 AM
  21. Pch79's Avatar
    Yes I know what you mean. when you log into YouTube they auto create a plus account for you and you don't get a choice and then they go saying that google plus is growing in leaps and bounds...look at all these people joining up etc etc. when infact they didn't get a choice. Those tactics pushed me over the edge. I'll try find a web link.

    Here you go first one.

    Also I can't make comments on Android apps without having a plus account.

    http://www.zdnet.com/thanks-for-noth...ce-7000030306/
    06-10-2014 01:24 AM
  22. Chregu's Avatar
    Spotify and Deezer are great options at Windows Phone! ;)
    I don't know Deezer but I use Spotify on Windows Phone and iOS and I can assure you that it's much greater on iOS.
    06-10-2014 07:20 AM
  23. Michael Fowler's Avatar
    Oh please, this type of argument always leads to more trouble than it is worth. Google won't be on Microsoft's devices until they gain more market share and that's a fact. Windows Phone is no more secure than any other smartphone. Windows Phone just happens to have so little market share no person making malware bothers making malware for the platform. Instead they go for the big fish namely Android.

    And let's stop this "Google invades all the privacy" when Google Services are all opt in services that require input from the user them self to even work effectively. They are even more transparent than Microsoft then selves but, you don't want to hear any of that.

    Posted via Windows Phone Central App
    06-10-2014 07:37 AM
  24. Michael Fowler's Avatar
    This is bunk. Google, aka android, is open source. Anyone that knows how to write code can rewrite android in anyway they want. Look at all the roms and forked versions of android. Of course google is changing that to guess why. Oh that's right security reasons.
    06-10-2014 07:43 AM
  25. keriboomboom's Avatar
    Im a windows phone user for about a year now and i could say i enjoy it much especially the 8.1 update. But you know what, apps in windows phone are still lacking and not really competitive with android and ios. An example of apps are facebook, viber, skype, instagram, and other common apps. These apps works great on android and ios but not in wp. Apps on wp is not well polished.
    Power Surge likes this.
    06-10-2014 07:45 AM
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