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  1. anon(9668900)'s Avatar
    I just didn't like the OS from a usability standpoint. The email client on my WP8.1 worked much better than anything I could find on Android. Now I'm stuck using Oulook in WP10. And I understand Outlook for Android is even better than WP. Cortana sending, reading and replying to SMS messages in my car worked flawlessly under WP8.1. It's become very spotty since upgrading to 10. Automatic quiet hours based on calendar appointments in WP8.1 was an outstanding feature that is completely gone in WP10.

    I guess the bottom line is that I'm ready for something new and more customizable. Android has come a long way in 3 years and I believe I can adapt more easily now. And yeah, the app gap is catching up to me. I probably won't ever use Snapchat, Pokemon Go, etc, but I'd at least like the opportunity to try a new app when it comes out.

    And new hardware! Many responses here have said "wait and hope something new comes out". How much longer will that be? I'm done waiting for that elusive unicorn. Yes, the new HP Elite X3 is an awesome piece of hardware, but not on my carrier.
    The Android client can't use formatting tools (there's no word engine), and the calendars are read-only unless events are created on that device. Not the prettiest experience for me. However, Google calendar app makes up for the calendar bit.

    I quite like the Windows 10 app, to be honest, it's much better than people make it out to be. However, it does need things like tasks which are for some reason absent.
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    08-30-2016 09:55 AM
  2. cracgor's Avatar
    Windows phone may need to to hire a team that can port apps over from Android or have the ability to run android apps. If Microsoft abandons the mobile platform it won't be long before Google will control the computer market as well. The Chromebook with its ability to run android apps and maybe even start to run Windows apps will take over the market all together. Leaving Microsoft to be a app service and maybe a cloud service. They will just not be a operating system. If Microsoft can come back and get a 15% or better percent of the mobile market, it can then compete with Google. Just my option! I happen to use both a Windows laptop and a Chromebook and lately I go for the Chromebook 90% of the time, because its light and I just open the cover and its ready to browse or play Netflix or Pandora or surf the web, check on my Amazon orders. ect...
    However when it comes to the phone platform I still find the Windows platform more user friendly and less complicated,
    ^^^This

    I'm considering going the chromebook route or a linux route. Only thing holding me back is honestly games and Photoshop. I'm currently thinking it would be easier to run a shell of Windows 7 within linux just for the use of photoshop or experimenting with gimp to see if it serves my purposes.
    08-30-2016 10:03 AM
  3. libra89's Avatar
    The Android client can't use formatting tools (there's no word engine), and the calendars are read-only unless events are created on that device. Not the prettiest experience for me. However, Google calendar app makes up for the calendar bit.

    I quite like the Windows 10 app, to be honest, it's much better than people make it out to be. However, it does need things like tasks which are for some reason absent.
    There are better apps than Outlook, for Outlook on Android. I have to say that Outlook on iOS is nicer than it is on Android. I create events and they appear shortly in the stock calendar. Are you saying that it is the same for Google calendar? I'm also wondering if it is possible to only sync the calendar and not email.
    08-30-2016 10:38 AM
  4. Raygreen3's Avatar
    I use Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop on my Dell Windows 10 Laptop and it is a pretty powerful and fast laptop. But it weighs probably 3 times what the Chromebook weighs. I hope Microsoft wakes up and really works on getting the Mobile platform revved up and offers more apps to bring customers back. It really is a better platform then Android. I have used Linux in the past and many different flavors most recently Ubuntu and found it easy to install and pretty much all the peripherals worked. The only thing is things like Netflix worked but was constantly crashing and could not use Adobe products except for PDF reader on it. I found that the install would end up having more issues than Windows and require a reinstall more often to straighten things out.

    But if Microsoft doesn't watch out Google will take over the PC market too. Companies like Adobe and many others will offer their software through the cloud where you will work on it through their website. It will be like Google Docs is to Microsoft Office. Right now there is no comparison in the limitations you have working on a online version, but with greater internet speeds will come more and more complex features on programs that will be run from the companies website. I think there are drawbacks with working completely off the internet. If for some reason you lose your internet or Adobe has issues with their site. It could cause millions of users to not be able to work. So there needs to be an offline backup system.
    08-30-2016 09:26 PM
  5. dorelse's Avatar
    Android is very good. I bounce between a 950 & Galaxy S6. The security issues...yeah, they've had some exploits discovered (that no one was exploiting). Apple has had a few very high profile, legitimate spy tools for governments discovered recently. If WM10 had more market share, I suspect we'd be hearing about them too. Point is, complicated OS's will have holes, unfortunately. If you buy legitimate apps from the Play store, you're very well protected.

    What drives me nuts about Android is how every app thinks I need to be notified of everything that happens in their app. A lightning strike occurred 7 miles away...seriously? (Spend 5 mins finding where to turn that off...) And it goes on and on... Twitter on Android is littered with Ad's, and 'While you were gone' sections that I can't seem to turn off. (None of that on the WM10 Twitter app.) That's the stuff that drives me crazy. I actually think that Android has come a long way in the last few years as well. I do still have the occasional slow down, nothing crazy, but it happens. WM10 also has those issues.

    Having said all of that...WM10 pre-AU was terribly unstable. Post AU has seemed to bring along with it performance improvements and stability. I'm using my 950 today again, and we'll see how it goes.

    Its a phone, and you're on Verizon...I think you'll have to move to Android/Apple soon. That's just the reality of WM10 and Verizon. If you want to stay with WM10, I'd wait to see if HP & Verizon are going to work together. If no, then its time to move on.
    Last edited by dorelse; 09-02-2016 at 11:13 AM.
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    09-02-2016 10:37 AM
  6. scolab's Avatar
    I ended up ordering the Note 7, which fortunately was backordered. I cancelled that order due to not wanting a SpaceX incident in my pants pocket. I picked up a Galaxy 7 Edge yesterday. Loving it so far! Picking up an Asus ZenWatch 2 today. I feel like I'm finally stepping into the 21st century! It is taking some getting used to, but it really has come a long way since my last Android adventure a couple years ago.

    And yeah....I feel guilty as hell for abandoning a platform that I convinced so many others to try, but it was time. And I'm not regretting it for a minute.....yet.

    Thanks to everyone for all the input!
    09-02-2016 01:03 PM
  7. Guytronic's Avatar
    Thanks to everyone for all the input!
    And thank you for participating.
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    As always thanks to our great community members for helpful and interesting dialog.

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