11-28-2014 07:46 PM
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  1. PachecoCorporationCeo's Avatar
    Hi everyone today I did something I thought I would never do. I bought my first Android based device. I started it up used my old Gmail account and presto.
    NOW TO LET EVERYONE KNOW I'M A MICROSOFT FAN BOY NOT SEVERE BUT AVERAGE. ALSO WP WAS MY VERY FIRST SMART PHONE AND OS THAT BEING A WP7 SAMSUNG FOCUS. When I started using this device it just felt weird like everything was all over the place I miss my start screen my live tiles etc. Has anyone had this experience having WP first?
    My list of phones I ever used/owned.
    Samsung Focus (WP7)
    HTC Surround (WP7.5)
    Lumia 920 (WP 8.0)
    Lumia 925 (WP 8.0/8.1)
    Lumia 520/521 (WP 8.0/8.1)
    Lumia 635 (WP 8.1)
    Last edited by PachecoCorporationCeo; 11-27-2014 at 11:56 AM.
    11-27-2014 01:55 AM
  2. prasath1234's Avatar
    But you can enjoy all the apps that is the trade off.
    From Windows phone
    11-27-2014 01:58 AM
  3. matt john2's Avatar
    Hi everyone today I did something I thought I would never do. I bought my first Android based device. I started it up used my old Gmail account and presto.
    NOW TO LET EVERYONE KNOW I'M A MICROSOFT FAN BOY NOT SEVERE BUT AVERAGE. ALSO WP WAS MY VERY FIRST SMART PHONE AND OS THAT BEING A WP7 SAMSUNG FOCUS. When I started using this device it just felt weird like everything was all over the place I miss my start screen my live tiles etc. Has anyone had this experience having WP first?


    Thats the downside of coming from windows phone, android OS is too messy to use but you've got the versatility the windows phone OS doesn't have.
    11-27-2014 02:18 AM
  4. Steve Adams's Avatar
    yeah, the os layout is a mess. Plus if you don't have a top phone, in about a month or so your phone will be so bogged down it will take seconds to react to your inputs. Also, don't forget the inherent pop ups etc once you download an app that is made by a shady company or person.

    Coming from the polished world of WP with less apps, to the free for all android os with many apps is a big adjustment. I had to use an android phone while wating for a replacement screen to arrive for my 1020. It was a horrible experience and confirmed the reason I ditched all my android products for windows products. WP/Win 8, weather it be on my tablet, notebook, or phone, is smooth, fast and works great. Whereas android is just all over the place, the file management for your data is a joke, and security is very lacking on android.
    11-27-2014 04:35 AM
  5. PachecoCorporationCeo's Avatar
    But you can enjoy all the apps that is the trade off.
    From Windows phone
    Yeah haha but I got used to WP small market place if there isn't an official app I had to find a very good third party replacement.

    yeah, the os layout is a mess. Plus if you don't have a top phone, in about a month or so your phone will be so bogged down it will take seconds to react to your inputs. Also, don't forget the inherent pop ups etc once you download an app that is made by a shady company or person.

    Coming from the polished world of WP with less apps, to the free for all android os with many apps is a big adjustment. I had to use an android phone while wating for a replacement screen to arrive for my 1020. It was a horrible experience and confirmed the reason I ditched all my android products for windows products. WP/Win 8, weather it be on my tablet, notebook, or phone, is smooth, fast and works great. Whereas android is just all over the place, the file management for your data is a joke, and security is very lacking on android.
    Yeah I agree the layout is ugh! Also I'm like how can they say WP is hard to figure out and work your way around. Also the security faults got me worried. For the Play Store is like Mall of America to me compared from Wp marketplace. But I agree Wp design is fluid.
    Last edited by Guytronic; 11-27-2014 at 11:47 AM.
    11-27-2014 10:21 AM
  6. matt john2's Avatar
    Yeah I agree the layout is ugh! Also I'm like how can they say WP is hard to figure out and work your way around. Also the security faults got me worried. For the Play Store is like Mall of America to me compared from Wp marketplace. But I agree Wp design is fluid.

    Well Android is pretty good performer actually. I think they improved the security/ encryption thing in their latest OS update as well as the IOS. As for the layout and the UI, you can actually download a launcher which acts like other rival OS( IOS/WP/etc.) or you can root your Android and install the stock android or the cyanogenmod. Things that I don't like about the Android is that it's not battery friendly, too many features/programs running that are sometime unnecessary, WP OS looks more appealing to me and feel more tidy. And yes you are correct even though they update the encryption of the OS it is still an android which is very popular to a lot of people, hackers, devs, etc. Which also makes it less secure OS.
    11-27-2014 11:43 AM
  7. PachecoCorporationCeo's Avatar
    Well Android is pretty good performer actually. I think they improved the security/ encryption thing in their latest OS update as well as the IOS. As for the layout and the UI, you can actually download a launcher which acts like other rival OS( IOS/WP/etc.) or you can root your Android and install the stock android or the cyanogenmod. Things that I don't like about the Android is that it's not battery friendly, too many features/programs running that are sometime unnecessary, WP OS looks more appealing to me and feel more tidy. And yes you are correct even though they update the encryption of the OS it is still an android which is very popular to a lot of people, hackers, devs, etc. Which also makes it less secure OS.
    Yeah battery life is terrible depending I guess on what handset you have. Also the background running is annoying me right now.
    11-27-2014 11:52 AM
  8. Steve Adams's Avatar
    Since unplugging at 6am this morning I still have 50% percent battery left at 6pm. This is on my 1020. Much better than any android phone I have owned.
    11-27-2014 03:31 PM
  9. PachecoCorporationCeo's Avatar
    Since unplugging at 6am this morning I still have 50% percent battery left at 6pm. This is on my 1020. Much better than any android phone I have owned.
    Yeah that's why I love WP battery life can last for awhile.
    11-27-2014 04:21 PM
  10. gapost's Avatar
    I don't know all the phones you all are using, but I'm using the LG G2 and the there is no comparison between it and the battery life on my Icon. The LG is so much better. It's also better that the WP M8, which is better than the Icon.
    11-27-2014 06:25 PM
  11. Nicholas Maguire's Avatar
    I came from Android to Windows Phone a year ago. I tried Android again about a month ago, Windows Phone feels much more elegant to me. I'm with Windows Phone for the long run. It's my heart and soul <3 Windows Phone
    11-27-2014 06:34 PM
  12. PachecoCorporationCeo's Avatar
    I came from Android to Windows Phone a year ago. I tried Android again about a month ago, Windows Phone feels much more elegant to me. I'm with Windows Phone for the long run. It's my heart and soul <3 Windows Phone
    Amen to that
    I'm gonna use this Android device for a month and see how it goes. Reason I got it was because my Lumia 925 froze a couple days ago so I bought it for backup and going to use it as a daily driver.
    Also I'm waiting for Windows "phone" 10 next year for their first device.
    11-27-2014 08:10 PM
  13. RobinPaul's Avatar
    I also was a Windows Phone user and still love the OS. Last month I switched to Android (due to lack of app that didn't update). I bought a Samsung Galaxy S4 and in like 30 min going thru the phone I knew where what where was. Learning a new is not difficult (well for me). Also my battery last 1,5 days with doing the normal usage, messaging, fb, twitter, wpcentral, androidcentral & browsing.

    I have all the Microsoft Apps that I had / used on my Lumia 920 / HTC 8X, so I'm not worried I will lose anything from Windows Phone.
    11-27-2014 09:58 PM
  14. PachecoCorporationCeo's Avatar
    I also was a Windows Phone user and still love the OS. Last month I switched to Android (due to lack of app that didn't update). I bought a Samsung Galaxy S4 and in like 30 min going thru the phone I knew where what where was. Learning a new is not difficult (well for me). Also my battery last 1,5 days with doing the normal usage, messaging, fb, twitter, wpcentral, androidcentral & browsing.

    I have all the Microsoft Apps that I had / used on my Lumia 920 / HTC 8X, so I'm not worried I will lose anything from Windows Phone.
    I'm doing that right now installing Microsoft Apps on my phone. I'm getting use it but I don't it'll grow on me. They're are some things I missed from WP but unfortunately not much really. But I'm still WP fan.
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    11-27-2014 10:21 PM
  15. Nicholas Maguire's Avatar
    I also was a Windows Phone user and still love the OS. Last month I switched to Android (due to lack of app that didn't update). I bought a Samsung Galaxy S4 and in like 30 min going thru the phone I knew where what where was. Learning a new is not difficult (well for me). Also my battery last 1,5 days with doing the normal usage, messaging, fb, twitter, wpcentral, androidcentral & browsing.

    I have all the Microsoft Apps that I had / used on my Lumia 920 / HTC 8X, so I'm not worried I will lose anything from Windows Phone.
    I know my way around Android a lot. I usually don't have to take time to get to know an OS, it just comes natural to me. Apps do not matter to me, I know they do to some of you, but to me, the OS itself is what matters. iOS was too plain and boring, Android was too plain (not as much as iOS) and too buggy, but Windows Phone... I absolutely adore it. Sometimes after unlocking my screen I just sit there and stare awestruck at the beautiful live tile filled start screen. Apps to me aren't a big deal, just a bonus, like how Halo Spartan Assault is a bonus to WP. Like I said though, I do understand that some of you really do care about the apps, I just don't use apps other than games, Facebook, and the default stuff like music, calculator, and the other basic stuff.
    11-27-2014 10:26 PM
  16. RobinPaul's Avatar
    I'm doing that right now installing Microsoft Apps on my phone. I'm getting use it but I don't it'll grow on me. They're are some things I missed from WP but unfortunately not much really. But I'm still WP fan.
    I find the Microsoft App way more polished on Android than on Windows Phone (but that my opinion). Also I thought Android will not grow on me, but everyday that I use it, I feel more and more happier that I have Android. Also if you know how to maintain your Android Phone smooth than believe you will also have no hick-ups like some people complain that the phone lags, it all depends what you put on there and how you handle your apps. For example I disabled all the Samsung Apps, put them in a separate folder, so I know I won't use them and they won't run in the background. Also what helps clean your ram every 2-3 days.
    11-27-2014 10:28 PM
  17. RobinPaul's Avatar
    I know my way around Android a lot. I usually don't have to take time to get to know an OS, it just comes natural to me. Apps do not matter to me, I know they do to some of you, but to me, the OS itself is what matters. iOS was too plain and boring, Android was too plain (not as much as iOS) and too buggy, but Windows Phone... I absolutely adore it. Sometimes after unlocking my screen I just sit there and stare awestruck at the beautiful live tile filled start screen. Apps to me aren't a big deal, just a bonus, like how Halo Spartan Assault is a bonus to WP. Like I said though, I do understand that some of you really do care about the apps, I just don't use apps other than games, Facebook, and the default stuff like music, calculator, and the other basic stuff.
    For me apps are not that important either, but having the official apps not getting updated really gets on my nerves. For Example look at Instagram BETA, it has been in BETA since beginning with the basic stuff and when is it ever coming out of the BETA state, yet on iOS and Android the keep updating it, same goes for Facebook BETA (also, when is it coming out of the BETA state and also why have 2 Facebook Apps, they should just work on one and keep updating that one), the can't implement the basic stuff like: share something on someone elses wall, till today you can share stuff only on your own wall. I'm a heavy Facebook user due to cause I manage my works Facebook Page and my page for my sportclub, so you there also it lacks the ability for that that you can do on iOS and Android with the app: Pages Manager.

    Skype is another example, it get more stuff on iOS than the other platforms.

    It's not to bash the OS, but the Developers of WP should really listen to their customers and update the App on par like iOS and Android. I know there are 3rd party apps, but you get the point of what I mean. (I hope hihi).

    Games are the same thing, they lack update or the updates comes 2 days / a month later (specially the ones from Gameloft). I played Halo Spartan Assualt on my phone, than got it for my WIn 8.1 pc and never bother looking at the the games on my phone cause I had them on my pc / xbox 360.

    The Music player on my Galaxy works flawlessly and also the Google Play Music is smooth, no splash screen. ( On Windows Phone I still prefer Zune Music Player from WP7.5 rather than the one from WP 8.1. They really messed that one up. Also the messed up the Games Hub, no live tile and sometimes takes a while before it refreshes. On WP 7.5 everything ran smooth for those apps.

    Well that is my experience with WP, so that why I now gave Android a shot and I'm really content with it. Getting Lollipop this December from Samsung so the OS updates are pretty on time after announcement.

    This is also my personal opnion, you might not agree on something, but that's natural.

    Robin
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    11-27-2014 10:41 PM
  18. furkanavshar's Avatar
    Are you crazy?
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    11-27-2014 10:44 PM
  19. Aresjr21's Avatar
    For me apps are not that important either, but having the official apps not getting updated really gets on my nerves. For Example look at Instagram BETA, it has been in BETA since beginning with the basic stuff and when is it ever coming out of the BETA state, yet on iOS and Android the keep updating it, same goes for Facebook BETA (also, when is it coming out of the BETA state and also why have 2 Facebook Apps, they should just work on one and keep updating that one)
    Your point about Facebook Beta, there is a non-beta version of the app and you seem to be aware of it so I don't understand the reason why the beta version will come out of beta.

    As for why having beta apps, I personally like them when they supplement a full app. This is mainly because you can see new things developers might want to implement or features that may be brought to the app. Like you said about Xbox music, I think if they would have kept the previous app and release the current one as a beta version it would have benefited and xbox music wouldn't be such a dead horse to bring up.
    11-27-2014 11:16 PM
  20. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I'm doing that right now installing Microsoft Apps on my phone. I'm getting use it but I don't it'll grow on me. They're are some things I missed from WP but unfortunately not much really. But I'm still WP fan.
    I did the same thing you just did. I picked up my first Android phone. However I had a Nexus 7 for a few months beforehand. I'm still setting up the phone to way I like it. It's no different then setting up the Start screen.

    To answer some of questions as to why I did it. I owned a L920 which was basically a lemon. I felt I gave MS the time to release a decent flagship phone in the 5" area, they didn't. So I had little choice as the battery life on my L920 was dismal and I couldn't take it any more. I've kept it to see what W10 is like, so I haven't really left WP.

    I now own a Sony Xperia Z3. My battery life is amazing. I get basically three days out of my phone with my regular use. I'm very happy with my choice. The style of the Z3 is very nice. Phone is light. Took some time to get used to not feeling the lead weight of the L920. :P
    11-28-2014 08:12 AM
  21. Steve Adams's Avatar
    Why is the 930 or 1520 is not a flagship. Hell, my 1020 is more of a "flagship" than anything android, or the ip6/6plus
    furkanavshar likes this.
    11-28-2014 09:03 AM
  22. ajb1965's Avatar
    I switched carriers this summer and went back to Android on the latest and greatest it's so awesome it shoots rainbows out the charging port GS5 and was totally unimpressed. I used it for about 4 months and was always frustrated. I switched back to WP on a much lower end device than my previous WP, but definitely feel home again.
    Jazmac likes this.
    11-28-2014 01:46 PM
  23. DJCBS's Avatar
    It's a bit weird at first, yes. I noted the same change but I didn't think it was all over the place.
    What I noticed was how clean Android was compared to the forced mess of tiles on WP (specially in devices where Microsoft forced the 3 columns of tiles like the 930).

    But you'll get used to it quickly. IF you still miss the tile layout that much, you can get a WP8 launcher from the Play Store that will replace your Android start screen with the WP tiles.
    11-28-2014 01:53 PM
  24. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Why is the 930 or 1520 is not a flagship. Hell, my 1020 is more of a "flagship" than anything android, or the ip6/6plus
    L930 average battery, lacking features on old flagships. For me, the 1520 is far too big. As for your 1020, well camera, yeah, rest, no. Flagship Androids are a lot better these days.
    11-28-2014 01:59 PM
  25. dicks-webos's Avatar
    One likes Audi the other BMW. All get you from A to B. Just my 2cts ;)
    11-28-2014 02:13 PM
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