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  1. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Micah, you don't owe anybody any explanations. I've read many of your posts and there's no questioning your loyalty to the platform. I've been on the fence as well lately because of some disturbing (for me) things I've been noticing with the platform. For example, I saw a few apps on the store that would make you believe they were for AutoCAD. Turns out there are no .dwg viewers, much less editors, for WP. No Excel to PDF converters, only Word to PDF. Softcard (formerly ISIS), nope. PDF annotation, ain't seen one yet. These are all readily available apps that are essential for enterprise-centric users like me. With the exception of NFC payment apps, Windows Mobile had all these. I still got all the cabs stored in my computer just in case.

    Luckily, Android has these apps. The UI is bearable at long last and Exchange integration has never been this good. Not up to par with Windows but it's serviceable. I thought my 1520 would be my last phone for a while. I was wrong. I returned it and got a LG G3 which surprised me with how smooth it is, but then again, 3 gigs of RAM can obfuscate a multitude of sins.

    I know I'll be back. Microsoft can't ignore the business crowd forever. If Threshold delivers as it's rumored to be, it'll be phone shopping time again. I won't go away though, this forum is the schit.
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    09-20-2014 09:41 PM
  2. Pierre Blackwell's Avatar
    I agree with your position on not having to defend your statements. Being subjective is what makes this forum so special. However I don't think I'd say MSFT is ignoring enterprise. In fact as far as government enterprise is concerned, they're a viable replacement for Blackberry being more enterprise friendly and trusted than Android and cheaper than iOS. I don't really need to convert excel docs to PDF, but you can take a screenshot of it then scan it to a PDF. As for mobile banking, I'll agree as with other banking applications, WP isn't as plentiful but they do exist. You can believe Threshold will take everything to another level. As of right now my 1520 is the best phone I've had.
    09-21-2014 12:20 AM
  3. tgp's Avatar
    Micah, even if you do switch to iPhone I hope you stay around here. You are one of the most colorful & interesting posters in this forum, and you would be missed! Your humor and your unique writing style is fun to read.

    I thought my 1520 would be my last phone for a while. I was wrong. I returned it and got a LG G3 which surprised me with how smooth it is, but then again, 3 gigs of RAM can obfuscate a multitude of sins.
    So did this take place after you started this thread: The Android Experiment Is Finished? What happened?
    09-21-2014 12:21 AM
  4. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Micah, even if you do switch to iPhone I hope you stay around here. You are one of the most colorful & interesting posters in this forum, and you would be missed! Your humor and your unique writing style is fun to read.



    So did this take place after you started this thread: The Android Experiment Is Finished? What happened?
    Yes. The AutoCAD debacle was the last straw. Those "apps" are nothing but how-to apps and reviews of Autodesk. The camel's back breaker was the Outlook password expired business that I had on another thread. I'm not going to carry multiple devices anymore if I can get away with just one. If I had to carry a tablet for note taking without a digitizer pen, I may as well use a webOS TouchPad and the sketch app I used to have. At least I can enjoy the UI.

    I'm not upset about the lack of apps as much as the way they're titled sometimes. If you don't have it, don't try to bamboozle people. It doesn't reflect well on MS.
    09-21-2014 01:20 AM
  5. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I agree with your position on not having to defend your statements. Being subjective is what makes this forum so special. However I don't think I'd say MSFT is ignoring enterprise. In fact as far as government enterprise is concerned, they're a viable replacement for Blackberry being more enterprise friendly and trusted than Android and cheaper than iOS. I don't really need to convert excel docs to PDF, but you can take a screenshot of it then scan it to a PDF. As for mobile banking, I'll agree as with other banking applications, WP isn't as plentiful but they do exist. You can believe Threshold will take everything to another level. As of right now my 1520 is the best phone I've had.
    No question the 1520 is an amazing device but my needs changed literally overnight and docs handling is a priority as well as CAD out in the field. I'm dusting off an old Fujitsu convertible to see if Core2 Duo can handle Autodesk. As good as the G3 screen is with quad HD and all, it's still only 5-1/2" of display. I had tried some of the Atom 8.1 tabs but it's like asking a Hummer to run with a Cavalier motor. Simply not enough cojones.
    09-21-2014 01:40 AM
  6. chezm's Avatar
    . You can believe Threshold will take everything to another level.
    I'll believe it when I see it... I'm too exhausted by the rumors of expected promises.

    Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
    09-21-2014 02:11 AM
  7. anon6002755's Avatar
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    TC, i get ya...it is tough. When people ask me "What does WP do better than iOS AND Android?", i can say the Camera for Lumia is better (although that vantage point is shrinking now)...and the hardware build of Lumia. Otherwise in my opinion, it offers nothing better but just has a different looking UI (which is subjective if its better or not). Ya, it sucks for me to say it...i started with a Samsung Focus > L920 > L1020...it was a fun ride, i really do love the look of the UI but for ME the OS needs much more growth.
    I had a coworker ask me about windows phones and my answer was pretty similar to what you posted here. Maybe threshold will really bring about some changes and the OS will be better for me next year.
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    09-21-2014 03:48 AM
  8. chezm's Avatar
    I had a coworker ask me about windows phones and my answer was pretty similar to what you posted here. Maybe threshold will really bring about some changes and the OS will be better for me next year.
    I want threshold to be as big a step as we Hope, but with the track record and how long things have taken to progress on WP...hope is what I'm relying on and quite frankly it's annoying as a long time WP user.

    Got my fingers crossed it will be a major leap

    On a side note, why do I find the Android version of this app much better than the WP version? I see an option here to attach files and never saw it on we... Was I missing it?

    Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
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    09-21-2014 09:45 AM
  9. WDavis4692's Avatar
    I want a unified experience with focus on GREAT HARDWARE
    Why does everyone say iPhones have 'great hardware'? It's simply a load of nonsense. They barely compete with Android or WP on a hardware level.

    I see an option here to attach files and never saw it on we... Was I missing it?
    Probably an OS limitation. Currently, the files app (file manager) is not baked into the OS. When they finally bake it into the OS they'll be able to give app developers the all-important hooks into browsing the file structure to pick specific files or folders. As it stands, camera apps can access your photos, and most other apps have their own local storage.
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    09-21-2014 09:55 AM
  10. Jeff Erson's Avatar
    I'm maybe new on this community but I am Nokia/WP enthusiast. I chose WP because I wanna be different and I love how WP looks and feel. But after about 2 years now with my Lumia 920, and with the current state of the platform, I think I will be going to get the Nexus 6 . There are some things that I want but my phone can't. And also with the not so good quality I got from Nokia as my phone and a friend's 920 got replaced after just about a month. I love WP. I want to stay. I hope WP/Nokia would have something new and exciting to offer this 2015.
    09-21-2014 11:25 AM
  11. anon6002755's Avatar
    I chose WP because I wanna be different

    But not at the detriment of my mobile experience. I can't keep a phone on that basis if the ecosystem, though growing, does not have what it takes to keep me happy. Being different is honestly not enough.
    Last edited by akak84; 09-21-2014 at 12:43 PM.
    09-21-2014 11:39 AM
  12. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Dude... it's a phone. It's not a person, or a pet.
    Dude...Really? I am pretty sure I know it isn't a person or a pet...No matter how much Cortana talks to me. Let's Get real.
    I was being Facetious in my original post a bit.

    Why does everyone say iPhones have 'great hardware'? It's simply a load of nonsense. They barely compete with Android or WP on a hardware level.
    Comments like these are precisely why I sometimes hate being into tech

    I don't care how many processors Android OEEMs throw into their phone or how high res their cameras are, specs wise Android phones are beast and yet the experience isn't cohesive.

    Let's take the LG G3 for example, they have all these crazy specs on their phone yet from my understanding there are some issues/complaints with the screen if I remember correctly.

    HTC sort of reversed the trend with their At best Good Enough Ultrapixel Camera, which I commend them for even if the Camera is not Lumia or Sony Quality.

    Samsung makes horrible hardware, cheap feeling and ugly as sin...in my opinion of course.
    The only Android phones presently that look and feel like a Premium Device are the M8 and pretty much anything Sony and MAYBE a Moto X.
    I am no apple fanboy, I've only been using an iPhone for like 2 days now lol, but what I love about Apple is the fact that

    1. No they don't have the high res camera(My 1520 is still a better camera than the Iphone 6/+)

    But it is better than the M8 for windows ...

    yet I love the fact we can do more with the iPhone camera than the Lumia Camera.

    2. No the iPhone doesn''t have 2 GB Ram like my 1520 or the M8 for windows....

    Except up until last year, neither did any Windows Phone and guess what? The OS ran perfectly fine and even better than a lot of Android Phones that had more Ram.

    3. No the Iphone doesn't have the top of the line fastest processor.....My 1520 doesn't either.

    Guess what? It doesn't presently NEED the top of the line processor either....Most Android phones usually do and suffer when they don't have it.

    I love the fact that Apple isn't in a Specs race and optimizes the entire experience. This is precisely why I hate Android(well one of the reasons).
    So much time is spent trying out spec this OEM that someone will through a 13 megapxel camera in just to say they have a higher res camera and then it still sucks compared to something with less(i.e. iphone 6).

    When I said the hardware is great...It's not nonsense.
    1. The hardware feels premium. Nothing like Samsung Cheap plastic mess and even more so it does feel slightly better than my 1520.

    it damn sure beats an M8 in my opinion.

    2. The hardware Fits and works perfectly for the iPhone. They aren't just throwing stuff into the phone to say they have it at the expense of worsening the user experience(kind of like when 4G became the new thing and every phone had 4G yet had horrible battery life. Wasn't apple "late" to the party with 4G? They came out, with a 4G iPhone eventually and it performed much better than the recent Android devices at the time with 4G)

    But more importantly
    The Hardware actually complements the OS. Which is what I love about Apple.
    It fits the OS/UI......

    When using an android phone/tablet, the hardware usually is holding me back from the full power of the OS. This is why I wish Microsoft would take an apple approach simply because having all these hands in the same pot fiddling around creating something doesn't make for a seamless experience.

    I like the fact that I can buy an iPhone 5s of yesteryear and an iPhone 6/6 plus of today and maybe things load a second or two faster but it is msotly the same experience. Same with Windows Phone....A Lumia 1520 still performs nearly on par with today's M8 for Windows.

    You try buying an Android Phone from yesteryear and chances are, it likely won't perform the same...even an Iphone 4S while slower and weaker still performs better than a lot of android phones from the same time period.

    When I say the hardware is great, it is. It feels like it is worth the money i spent for it and more importantly it isn't trying to be the Spec ***** of the moment. It's trying to be the PHONE that provides a Cohesive and unified experience for its users.

    I now see what IOS users mean when they praise the iPhone and Apple. This has been a fantastic experience so far. My hardware isn't holding me back from enjoying the OS like on Android and the OS/UI isn't holding me back from enjoying the hardware like on Windows Phone.

    That said I am probably returning the iPhone 5s and giving the iPhone 6 i brought to my brother
    09-21-2014 11:40 AM
  13. Jeff Erson's Avatar
    But not at the detriment of my mobile experience. I can't keep a phone on that basis if the ecosystem though growing does not have what it takes to keep me happy. Being different is honestly not enough.
    But not at the detriment of my mobile experience. I can't keep a phone on that basis if the ecosystem though growing does not have what it takes to keep me happy. Being different is honestly not enough.
    Yeah, I agree with you. Being different was the first reason I jumped in to WP and I was very positive on WP's future that time. And now, after about 2 years on this boat, I'm not contented (but satisfied). I want WP to grow (more). I hope WP9 would make me feel like the first time when I jumped to WP, positive, boastful, excited. *fingers crossed*
    09-21-2014 12:09 PM
  14. chezm's Avatar
    @Micah

    While I agree with most of what you say, I have to say the one thing that passes me off about the iPhone 6/+ is the 1gb of ram. It's not because it needs it, you're correct the OS is so well optimized that it's not required, but because that whole 64bit architecture is irrelevant for a 2nd year now. This is apple doing what they do best, leaving expected (and overdue) tech for next year to be considered a 'selling point'.

    I do agree with the whole Android 3gb ram overkill, although it's needed for androids probably (?!). I don't know my Nexus 5 has been great and it's pretty bare bones, awesome hardware built and nothing gets better than stock Android Imo. But hey that's me.

    Posted via Nexus 5 WPC App
    09-21-2014 04:01 PM
  15. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Micah, even if you do switch to iPhone I hope you stay around here. You are one of the most colorful & interesting posters in this forum, and you would be missed! Your humor and your unique writing style is fun to read.
    Aw thank you that is very kind of you to say. Technically, I'll still own my 1520(I have it on Att next and I am not eligible for trade in until next June i believe) so i'll still be using Windows Phone.


    I am not sure if I am fully committing to IOS yet. A lot of things I like or want to like I can't use(I may make a thread about this) such as continuity and other things that require mac/ipad :D

    But I do like the user experience a lot. I feel....like i am using a Full Fledged Product and not a product still finding its way(WIndows phone) and it's identity 4 years later.

    But yeah I'll be here still...Who else is going to be the biggest Lumia fanboy but I? :P

    Micah, you don't owe anybody any explanations. I've read many of your posts and there's no questioning your loyalty to the platform. I've been on the fence as well lately because of some disturbing (for me) things I've been noticing with the platform. For example, I saw a few apps on the store that would make you believe they were for AutoCAD. Turns out there are no .dwg viewers, much less editors, for WP. No Excel to PDF converters, only Word to PDF. Softcard (formerly ISIS), nope. PDF annotation, ain't seen one yet. These are all readily available apps that are essential for enterprise-centric users like me. With the exception of NFC payment apps, Windows Mobile had all these. I still got all the cabs stored in my computer just in case.

    Luckily, Android has these apps. The UI is bearable at long last and Exchange integration has never been this good. Not up to par with Windows but it's serviceable. I thought my 1520 would be my last phone for a while. I was wrong. I returned it and got a LG G3 which surprised me with how smooth it is, but then again, 3 gigs of RAM can obfuscate a multitude of sins.

    I know I'll be back. Microsoft can't ignore the business crowd forever. If Threshold delivers as it's rumored to be, it'll be phone shopping time again. I won't go away though, this forum is the schit.
    Yeah I am fiercely loyal to Windows Phone to the point I actually feel BAD for using an iPhone simply because I really do love the platform(WP). I also love Windows 8(though tbh i really have no idea why I am such a Vocal Supporter of Windows 8 as I am simply because i don't even really use the Windows store nor do I really even use my tiles on my Surface lol.) I never have been crazy about apps or the latest games, simply because there is more to life than sitting around playing candy crush or whatever other crazy games are popular

    Plus i never bothered much with Instagram or Vine(I am active on both) since we had Rudy and the other IG developer(What happened to him btw) working on their apps?

    It bothers me because as I use this iPhone, it is what I want from Windows Phone. Yet at the same time, it isn't Windows Phone still so I am like

    "I like the iPhone" but I don't LOVE it yet.....I have quite a few more days to decide if i want to stay with it.
    I am not unhappy with it, but every so often i'll miss my live tiles flipping :P

    By the end of the 14 days, I'll know if I am going to fully stick with IOs and shelf(or sell) my 1520 completely or if i am going to keep sticking with WP and save this upgrade for threshold.

    As it is looking now, I spent the last 2 years waiting with wp, so I may keep the iPhone after all :P
    09-21-2014 05:19 PM
  16. SwimSwim's Avatar
    Why does everyone say iPhones have 'great hardware'? It's simply a load of nonsense. They barely compete with Android or WP on a hardware level.
    While they don't always have the best specs, Apple hardware does tend to be gorgeous. I.E: The MacBook Airs, god I love those. Granted, the iPhone 5 and 5S were ugly things, but Apple got back on track with the 6 and 6 Plus, I feel. Very pretty devices. Not the prettiest, but very pretty.


    Probably an OS limitation. Currently, the files app (file manager) is not baked into the OS. When they finally bake it into the OS they'll be able to give app developers the all-important hooks into browsing the file structure to pick specific files or folders. As it stands, camera apps can access your photos, and most other apps have their own local storage.
    Nope, Windows Phone 8.1 enabled third-party developers to make full file explorers and/or build them into their existing apps. After all, we were all using third-party solutions until Microsoft officially released Files, and you can still find plenty of third-party file explorers that do a great job.

    It's up to WPC, and it seems they haven't fully optimized the app to take advantage of WP8.1 yet. I believe that's coming when they release their Universal App for WP 8.1 and Windows 8.1.
    09-21-2014 05:30 PM
  17. thekonger's Avatar
    I play Tanks and Panthera Frontier. The controls are kinda funky. My Country and Defense Zones. There are a lot of borderline games like Cloud Raiders and Order and Chaos just to name a few. I don't find the 1520 hard at all to use, and its size really shines when you're playing games. My advice is try it out for yourself.
    Thanks Pierre, Looks like those are IAP games, which I try to avoid. That's not unique to WP, many game devs on all platforms are moving this way and it sucks. Probably won't change though. Try European War III and European War IV, I can't recall if there's a try option but they're some of the best war games on WP (IV also has IAP but you can play without those).

    On another note my wife is due for an upgrade for her Sprint iPhone 4S and I just ordered her an Android LG G3 through Amazon. Only $49 with a 2 year contract. I went to look for WP options but Sprint still only has the HTC 8X and Samsung NEO. At least I got her away from the iPhone ;).

    When I say the hardware is great, it is. It feels like it is worth the money i spent for it and more importantly it isn't trying to be the Spec ***** of the moment. It's trying to be the PHONE that provides a Cohesive and unified experience for its users.

    I now see what IOS users mean when they praise the iPhone and Apple. This has been a fantastic experience so far. My hardware isn't holding me back from enjoying the OS like on Android and the OS/UI isn't holding me back from enjoying the hardware like on Windows Phone.
    And Micah I disagree with anyone saying Apple makes 'great' hardware compared to other manufacturers or their phones are any better. They use quality parts so yes, many of there electronics are well built. But the premium they charge is not in relation to the cost of their hardware. Any mid-level PC or laptop is just as good as an Apple system and much lower in cost, and many other mobile phones are built just as well or better than an iPhone for a lower price. You even admit this saying specs of some devices are better than the iPhone but then try to make the admission moot by saying the iPhone doesn't 'need' the best camera, or the best processor, or the most RAM. These are objective points, or in other words, in a comparison based on facts Apple doesn't measure up - you saying those items are unimportant to you is just a subjective response to facts. The iPhone screen size was the same argument. For years Apple claimed their iPhone screen size was perfect and users didn't want anything else. Now they have admitted they were wrong and users want larger phones. So for years in screen quality iPhones didn't measure up either.

    However, what people can't argue with you on is your opinion of 'My hardware isn't holding me back from enjoying the OS like on Android and the OS/UI isn't holding me back from enjoying the hardware like on Windows Phone.' You're saying you simply enjoy iOS over Android or WP, which is fine. It is, however, a subjective comment applicable only to you. It's your opinion, based more on emotion and personal preference versus objective arguments. And that's why many people choose products, so go with it. But try not to bash other products or say Apple makes better hardware than others. You yourself stated otherwise.

    In my case, I enjoy WP much more than iOS and I can do more quicker with it because the WP UI/interface seems more fluent and well-designed. To me, iOS seems like nothing more than a fancy application launcher and Android is (was when I had one, I'll see how the LG G3 stacks up now) too cluttered. But that's my opinion, so in my situation, WP is a better choice. I still acknowlege that there are great Android and iPhones out there, and all three mobile OS's will get the job done, but for me, WP is the best choice.
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    09-21-2014 10:32 PM
  18. WDavis4692's Avatar
    Say what you want about iPhone hardware; there's a difference between premium look and feel, and actually being premium, believe me when I say I do not believe iPhones to be nearly as robust or durable as they appear or feel.

    Those 'cheap plasticky' galaxy phones people speak of, well my dad's dropped his no fewer than 17 times and all it's got to show for it is a few scuffs. It's landed at every possible angle; face first, back first, corners, etc. You'll often find that cheaper devices can take more of a beating than you'd expect at first glance.

    When I think of hardware, I think internal components first, and external feel/appearance second. I don't think the iPhone 6 is anywhere near as practical (from an external hardware standpoint) as my Lumia 930, because it's a lot more slippery in the hand, I don't like the sticking out camera, I find it harder to get a firm purchase on, and I think the 'masking tape' bands on the back look like something from a school art class. And none hit as hard as the lack of a dedicated camera button; which I'd take any day of the week over a fingerprint scanner.

    Nope, Windows Phone 8.1 enabled third-party developers to make full file explorers and/or build them into their existing apps.
    so once again it's up to the app devs. Great. Most of them aren't going to take advantage of this for a long time.
    09-23-2014 06:12 PM
  19. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Say what you want about iPhone hardware; there's a difference between premium look and feel, and actually being premium, believe me when I say I do not believe iPhones to be nearly as robust or durable as they appear or feel.

    Those 'cheap plasticky' galaxy phones people speak of, well my dad's dropped his no fewer than 17 times and all it's got to show for it is a few scuffs. It's landed at every possible angle; face first, back first, corners, etc. You'll often find that cheaper devices can take more of a beating than you'd expect at first glance.

    When I think of hardware, I think internal components first, and external feel/appearance second. I don't think the iPhone 6 is anywhere near as practical (from an external hardware standpoint) as my Lumia 930, because it's a lot more slippery in the hand, I don't like the sticking out camera, I find it harder to get a firm purchase on, and I think the 'masking tape' bands on the back look like something from a school art class. And none hit as hard as the lack of a dedicated camera button; which I'd take any day of the week over a fingerprint scanner.
    Seeing as the iphone has always lacked a camera button, it's about time to get used to it. Especially since you can use the volume keys as shutter control on the iPhone. So it lacks a camera button yes but there are work arounds

    Samsung may havee durable phones but the everyday use of holding a samsung phone feels like crap and it doesn't feel ANYTHING worth the money it is being charged. When I think Hardware, I think of the feel and build quality first and foremost THEN i worry about whats on the inside.

    I don't get the big deal about the Camera...My 1520 camera has a bulge, oh well. It's not that big of a deal and it is not 100 percent flat...Even the 1020 had that big bulge. I don't see it as slippery, anymore more so than my 1520 is(matte), The "masking tape" thing is a bit ehh but then again I was the same person who saw no issues with the Lumia 920's thickness even though in 2012, a phone that thick was not exactly a good poster child when phones were far thinner and I also was the one who saw no issue with the hump/shutter on the 1020 even when people used to complain about that.

    I'd take the finger print scanner over the camera button simply because you can do far more with a finger print scanner vs just having a camera button.
    09-24-2014 12:16 AM
  20. chezm's Avatar
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    I'd take the finger print scanner over the camera button simply because you can do far more with a finger print scanner vs just having a camera button.
    I don't care what anyone says, the finger print scanner is incredible and works flawless. I had a 5S for 8 months and it's still one of the features I truly miss from using an iPhone.

    Posted via Nexus 5 WPC App
    09-24-2014 07:49 AM
  21. SwimSwim's Avatar
    While Apple does build gorgeous hardware, and I strongly encourage people to use whatever device suits them best: I find it really hard to recommend a device that bends when it sits in your pocket. :/
    *Signature goes here*
    09-24-2014 10:08 AM
  22. SwimSwim's Avatar
    I don't care what anyone says, the finger print scanner is incredible and works flawless. I had a 5S for 8 months and it's still one of the features I truly miss from using an iPhone.

    Posted via Nexus 5 WPC App

    Yeah, looks neat. Definitely wouldn't mind having one.
    09-24-2014 10:09 AM
  23. SwimSwim's Avatar
    Seeing as the iphone has always lacked a camera button, it's about time to get used to it. Especially since you can use the volume keys as shutter control on the iPhone. So it lacks a camera button yes but there are work arounds

    A volume button is a poor man's shutter button. I agree it's way better than those horrid onscreen shutters, but I still prefer my two-stage button. (especially since I can swiftly open the camera as I pull my phone from my pocket, so it's ready to go by the time my I'm in position).
    09-24-2014 10:13 AM
  24. chezm's Avatar
    Yeah, looks neat. Definitely wouldn't mind having one.
    I dont drool over iPhone's, I'm a fan of all technologies and used MANY different phones...and i really hope Windows/Google OEM's adopt a very similar feature/hardware button. It just works so well, almost too well that you even forget your phone is locked...I would hand my phone to friends and they'd have to ask me to unlock it as i got so used to how second nature it felt, Apple nailed it in my opinion. Also, all my friends/family didn't believe it was accurate and not a single person was able to unlock my phone...im talking at least 30-35 people. After attempts everyone was thoroughly impressed by how well it works.
    09-24-2014 11:07 AM
  25. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I dont drool over iPhone's, I'm a fan of all technologies and used MANY different phones...and i really hope Windows/Google OEM's adopt a very similar feature/hardware button. It just works so well, almost too well that you even forget your phone is locked...I would hand my phone to friends and they'd have to ask me to unlock it as i got so used to how second nature it felt, Apple nailed it in my opinion. Also, all my friends/family didn't believe it was accurate and not a single person was able to unlock my phone...im talking at least 30-35 people. After attempts everyone was thoroughly impressed by how well it works.
    I would hope Apple nails it considering biometric sensors have been on smartphones for quite a few years now. LG and Motorola had them on WinMo devices back in '09 and they were spot on. They would reject my right ring finger if the saved profile was my right index finger, never mind anybody else's.
    09-25-2014 10:08 AM
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