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  1. alinauman97's Avatar
    Don't do a G2, that thing is ancient. If you really like LG, and I do, and I have had a G2, G3, G Flex 2 (current) your best bet would be to get a good used G4, or a V10. My G2 was perfect, G3, 2 cracked at the port under warranty, known issue, the G Flex 2, well it gets hot at times, but so far has been a solid performer. I am thinking V10 for my next one.
    If money was not an issue, I`d be looking at a Nexus 5X, but unfortunately, I have to settle for a G2 for now and then buy something else once possible.
    05-26-2016 05:18 PM
  2. cracgor's Avatar
    You've completely misunderstood what is going on here.
    In contrast to Android, if you can uninstall an app on W10M, then it is truly and completely removed from your OS installation. However, when you hard reset your phone, the OS is reinstalled from a reinstallation image. That's why a hard reset takes so long. That's like reinstalling W10 from an original DVD. That will result in a clean OS install, which will include all the default apps you previously deleted.
    That doesn't mean apps stick around "in the background" of your OS installation.
    Under the hood, W10M does the exact same thing your PC does when you use the "reset my computer" feature.
    I am not sure that is how it works. From any description of factory reset, the hard reset erases all your personal data and restores the factory defaults to the operating system. That is different than reimaging the operating system.

    Even so, you cannot even uninstall basic apps from the operating system on Windows Mobile (Groove, Edge, Outlook, Office, etc). Suppose you prefer Firefox and only want to use Firefox on your phone. You have no option to change it. Suppose you want to use Spotify as your default music player and you never want to open Groove, you have no option. Suppose you prefer VLC to the stock video player...same thing.

    I do not think you should use bloatware or inability to uninstall the apps that come preloaded on your phone as a reason to pick Windows Phone over any other phone.
    05-26-2016 06:50 PM
  3. a5cent's Avatar
    I am not sure that is how it works. From any description of factory reset, the hard reset erases all your personal data and restores the factory defaults to the operating system. That is different than reimaging the operating system.
    I'm a developer. I am sure. I agree that the description could be better though. I also agree with you that more apps should be removable, but there are limits to that... should the settings app be removable... probably not, but I think most of the others you mention should be.

    I'm not here to defend W10M. I'm just telling you how it works.
    05-26-2016 07:03 PM
  4. vish2801's Avatar
    Definitely go for Android. MS has already given up by showing that so called list of core market. I don't think local devs will bother to develop apps for WP anymore, better move on.
    05-27-2016 08:45 AM
  5. Jazmac's Avatar
    Yeah, that`s what makes this decision a tough one for me too... I am a big fan of the Windows Phone OS and I do like the direction they`re going in with Redstone, but the app gap is not something I can ignore anymore. Since the past month, I have been using an Android emulator as a temporary replacement for my busted Lumia, and I`ve got to say, the app quality on Android is far superior than on Windows Phone. I don`t like the Android OS much myself, but unfortunately, I think its time I try something different. Hopefully, after a couple of years or so, the situation will get better and I could consider returning, but I guess, until then I`m moving to Android.
    I don't know if a die hard WP fan could ever "switch" but I don't see a problem with using another platform until MS returns to the phone market in 2017 if that is truly the plan. I still love the platform but its on a holding pattern and that's MS's decision to spend this time in development. I think that's a good thing. Good luck.
    mark233 and libra89 like this.
    05-28-2016 03:34 AM
  6. cracgor's Avatar
    I'm not here to defend W10M. I'm just telling you how it works.
    Thanks
    05-30-2016 08:53 AM
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