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  1. Kot Prada's Avatar
    Android works for me at this point in time. That's why I use it.
    OK. No problem. It doesn't work for me. That's why I am on Windows Central instead of Android Central :D
    02-06-2017 09:19 AM
  2. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    OK. No problem. It doesn't work for me. That's why I am on Windows Central instead of Android Central :D
    I'm on Windows Central because I use Windows, I own a Surface and I own Office 365. I use MS software. I used to use a L920 but I simply found that WP didn't work for me so I switched.

    Doesn't make me less of a Microsoft user.
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    02-06-2017 09:51 AM
  3. libra89's Avatar
    Yes you have a valid point. I never change the background on my desktop or my phone! In fact, on my phone I set it to black (no background) and leave it there. It saves battery. I haven't had any other background for probably 3 or 4 years.

    When I set up a new phone, I put my shortcuts at the same place as on the old phone. My phone's setup looks much like it did several years ago. I personally found that in real life WP's Live Tiles were visually appealing, but less than ideal to use.
    Hmm that's fascinating that you set your phone to black, but I get it though.

    That makes sense to me that you do that. For me, I like to make a setup that goes best with the phone I'm using. I agree about the live tiles! Disabling notifications for most apps have worked great with those stuck tiles. I'm indifferent but some are useful. I only have 4 active ones -gasp!- Thankfully they always work.

    I'm on Windows Central because I use Windows, I own a Surface and I own Office 365. I use MS software. I used to use a L920 but I simply found that WP didn't work for me so I switched.

    Doesn't make me less of a Microsoft user.
    Yeah Windows Central is not Windows Phone Central. As long as one is interested, that's all that's needed. I also think the community here is nice, even though I'm a little biased as an Ambassador
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    02-06-2017 09:59 AM
  4. tgp's Avatar
    OK. No problem. It doesn't work for me. That's why I am on Windows Central instead of Android Central :D
    I live, work, and breathe Microsoft. I am employed by a Microsoft partner, and I make a living supporting a Microsoft enterprise product. I have several Microsoft MCP certifications. I also have access to a lot of Microsoft's software, sometimes in beta or pre-beta form, some with an NDA attached, and most of it at no cost. This does not mean, however, that I use and promote every single product of theirs. Some is better than the competition, and some isn't.

    I am also on Android Central as well as iMore. I find, however, that this forum is more interesting. The "boring" aspect of those systems talked about here carries through to the forums somewhat. There just simply isn't as much to talk about there that interests me. For the most part, they "just work". Boring isn't all bad you know!

    I work in customer support. I enjoy troubleshooting, problem solving, and even a bit of psychoanalyzing!
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    02-06-2017 10:15 AM
  5. libra89's Avatar
    I live, work, and breathe Microsoft. I am employed by a Microsoft partner, and I make a living supporting a Microsoft enterprise product. I have several Microsoft MCP certifications. I also have access to a lot of Microsoft's software, sometimes in beta or pre-beta form, some with an NDA attached, and most of it at no cost. This does not mean, however, that I use and promote every single product of theirs. Some is better than the competition, and some isn't.

    I am also on Android Central as well as iMore. I find, however, that this forum is more interesting. The "boring" aspect of those systems talked about here carries through to the forums somewhat. There just simply isn't as much to talk about there that interests me. For the most part, they "just work". Boring isn't all bad you know!

    I work in customer support. I enjoy troubleshooting, problem solving, and even a bit of psychoanalyzing!
    Your work sounds really interesting!

    I agree with your notes about the other forums. I am there too, but I find it feels different. iMore seems to have activity that mostly revolves whatever the newest phones, and iPads are. Everything else is much quieter. Android Central has a lot of forums. As of now, my activity there is in a "top forum" for the moment but in 4 months, I predict it will fall out of that. Outside of that forum is kind of overwhelming for me haha.
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    02-06-2017 10:34 AM
  6. techiez's Avatar
    What i feel boring is my W10M homescreen with live tiles of most of the MS apps that I use, they do nothing other than to disturb the aesthetics of homescreen due to talk of even transparent tiles.
    Live tiles are overrated as per me
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    02-06-2017 11:22 AM
  7. petvas72's Avatar
    What i feel boring is my W10M homescreen with live tiles of most of the MS apps that I use, they do nothing other than to disturb the aesthetics of homescreen due to talk of even transparent tiles.
    Live tiles are overrated as per me
    I have had the same opinion for many years. I was never really very fond of Windows Mobile 7x and Windows Phone 8x. I have been using iPhones from the beginning and I was pretty happy with them. The last two/three years I started looking at Android and last year I switched fully to an Android device. I had never used a Windows Mobile 10 device until last Friday!
    I switched from a Mac to a Surface Book last October and I immediately fall in love with the way Windows 10 works. After a lot of consideration I bought a Lumia 950XL and I can see the advantages and disadvantages of live tiles.
    Live tiles can be really helpful if configured properly. If you have a lot of live tiles, then the home screen becomes very busy and it is very easy to lose the overview of what's happening. If you take the time though and add live tiles only for the things you really need, then they can provide useful information. In any case it is good to have choices. I don't think though that Microsoft lost the smartphone war because of the interface of Windows Mobile..
    After using so many iPhones and Android, I can say that Windows Mobile 10 is like a breath of fresh air for me, at least for now.
    02-06-2017 11:42 AM
  8. petvas72's Avatar
    I live, work, and breathe Microsoft. I am employed by a Microsoft partner, and I make a living supporting a Microsoft enterprise product. I have several Microsoft MCP certifications. I also have access to a lot of Microsoft's software, sometimes in beta or pre-beta form, some with an NDA attached, and most of it at no cost. This does not mean, however, that I use and promote every single product of theirs. Some is better than the competition, and some isn't.

    I am also on Android Central as well as iMore. I find, however, that this forum is more interesting. The "boring" aspect of those systems talked about here carries through to the forums somewhat. There just simply isn't as much to talk about there that interests me. For the most part, they "just work". Boring isn't all bad you know!

    I work in customer support. I enjoy troubleshooting, problem solving, and even a bit of psychoanalyzing!
    I am in the same industry and work as an MS IT Consultant, specializing in Exchange Server..
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    02-06-2017 11:44 AM
  9. Matty's Avatar
    There are many people around the world bored with their buggy android & expensive iPhone! They want to use different OS!
    I'm personally a big fan of Blackberry 10 and W10m. Both are a fantastic OS and i wish more people used them because they would see just how great they are, but once you have bought into an ecosystem and have spent a lot of money on games and Apps, its difficult to then switch. :( .

    I don't think Android is that buggy, i use a Blackberry PRIV and everything seems to run really smoothly. I think if you buy one of the cheaper Android devices, the ones around the $100 mark, then yes, it may freeze from time to time and feel 'buggy'. Additionally IOS, while it may be expensive, you can always pick up a iPhone 6 or 6s at a much lower cost, or even go down the iPhone SE route. So there are options, but generally IOS has a higher price bracket for entry.
    02-06-2017 11:48 AM
  10. Rosebank's Avatar
    I can say that Windows Mobile 10 is like a breath of fresh air for me, at least for now.
    Sounds familiar, exactly the attitude I had when I crossed over from Android (since day 1) to W10M .
    Now lets see how you feel in 3 months time, please report back. I have switched back to Android. (This has been the only switching I have ever done so I am not a perennial switcher).

    I think if you buy one of the cheaper Android devices, the ones around the $100 mark, then yes, it may freeze from time to time and feel 'buggy'..
    Very good point, a point so obvious we all overlooked it, Thanks :-)
    A cheap device is likely to result in sub-par experience.
    02-06-2017 11:55 AM
  11. libra89's Avatar
    What i feel boring is my W10M homescreen with live tiles of most of the MS apps that I use, they do nothing other than to disturb the aesthetics of homescreen due to talk of even transparent tiles.
    Live tiles are overrated as per me
    Funny that you mention transparent tiles. Apps that aren't transparent annoy me so much. They never make it to my home screen. I have one excluded from this rule, which is ProShot but that hides in a folder with other transparent tiles so it never appears on the folder tile. Live tiles really are, I couldn't agree with you more.

    The only 4 I use are weather, realarm (for next alarm), calendar and battery (since MS decided to remove the option of having a % of battery left when pinning battery saver).
    02-06-2017 12:02 PM
  12. SlideWRX's Avatar
    Don't know that I'd use such a broad brush. If Android were really that buggy across the board, I doubt that it would be so widely accepted.
    Are you aware of the desktop market of the last 20 years? Buggy and widely accepted is what Windows Desktop has been for its entire life..

    Assumptive terms such as "buggy Android" always gets to me frankly.
    Considering that Security experts estimate that 60-80 % of Android devices have malware on them, "buggy Android" gets to them too. About 60-80% of the time.
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    02-06-2017 01:18 PM
  13. John Christopoulos's Avatar
    I agree. The average user doesn't understand enough about technology to know the difference, so they stick with what is familiar even if it performs poorly.

    Sent from my Alcatel Idol 4S
    People apart from brand and model name, camera or screen quality etc they just want to launch apps and use them. If windows mobile had applications just like it's rivals have, they would be selling millions of devices and even at third place in sales, they would be very close to Android and IOS. It had been a long time when people used to change color or themes in their mobile phones and be happy. The user real applications now and that means that Microsoft is on real trouble I'm afraid
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    02-06-2017 02:26 PM
  14. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    I am bored with both Android and iOS, but I do not think most people even care about Windows Mobile. They are more than pleased with what they have. Only tech savvy persons might think like that.
    I was about to say more or less the same, the most will use whatever is on the market, but it's a fact that since the beginning and with all the problem Android was a platform for the developers and brands, so it's the most you will find at the price range you can afford or want.
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    02-06-2017 03:38 PM
  15. surfacefanboi's Avatar
    My 2 android phones have been the Samsung note 2 & 4, the 4 has been as stable as a rock the note 2 had the occasional wobble but nothing serious. Personally I think a lot of people with android issues have used bad software or have been messing with the OS.
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    02-06-2017 03:42 PM
  16. Guytronic's Avatar
    Considering that Security experts estimate that 60-80 % of Android devices have malware on them, "buggy Android" gets to them too. About 60-80% of the time.
    Lol...
    WM might be there too at 1.5 billion users.
    Hackers and crackers would be all over the OS with crowbars.
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    02-06-2017 03:46 PM
  17. TgeekB's Avatar
    People apart from brand and model name, camera or screen quality etc they just want to launch apps and use them. If windows mobile had applications just like it's rivals have, they would be selling millions of devices and even at third place in sales, they would be very close to Android and IOS. It had been a long time when people used to change color or themes in their mobile phones and be happy. The user real applications now and that means that Microsoft is on real trouble I'm afraid
    Microsoft, the company, is not in trouble because they are diversified and have more than just smartphones. They can take their time to design and develop change without panicking, like some people on here.

    Sent from my Alcatel Idol 4S
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    02-06-2017 04:40 PM
  18. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I am also on Android Central as well as iMore.
    And like any Mobile Nations member we're on Crackberry and webOS Nation too. They say choice is the consumer's best friend, well MoNa certainly has it.
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    02-06-2017 05:34 PM
  19. Guytronic's Avatar
    And like any Mobile Nations member we're on Crackberry and webOS Nation too. They say choice is the consumer's best friend, well MoNa certainly has it.
    In complete agreement!

    If it's out there it's on Mobile Nations somewhere.
    02-06-2017 05:56 PM
  20. Krystianpants's Avatar
    Don't know that I'd use such a broad brush. If Android were really that buggy across the board, I doubt that it would be so widely accepted.

    Similarly, it's possible to pick up an iOS device at several price points.

    It's tough prying away customers from a product they're happy and invested in. Folks seem to be happy with Android and iOS.
    I keep hearing people talking about android being laggy and buggy. They keep living in the past. Android has become a serious competitor with Nougat especially. It is fast, reliable and stable. It's actually windows 10 mobile that is currently the buggiest and slowest OS.
    02-06-2017 08:57 PM
  21. HM84's Avatar
    Funny that you mention transparent tiles. Apps that aren't transparent annoy me so much. They never make it to my home screen. I have one excluded from this rule, which is ProShot but that hides in a folder with other transparent tiles so it never appears on the folder tile. Live tiles really are, I couldn't agree with you more.

    The only 4 I use are weather, realarm (for next alarm), calendar and battery (since MS decided to remove the option of having a % of battery left when pinning battery saver).
    When I first switched to WP8, I adored live tiles. It offered me something that iOS of the day didn't, and its contemporary Android only did to a certain degree (that something was "widgets" everywhere instead of solid icons everywhere). What also helped their cause was that before the update to WP8.1, all the quick actions I needed would need an app that would generate a tile (like wifi or battery).

    Today, the opaque tiles are a chore to deal with since they get in the way of the background, which I absolutely craved when the only form of customizing my Lumia was putting a (single) color for all the tiles. In a way, some functionality was lost when the only opaque tiles I use are shrunk to the smallest tile size (aside from the photos tile) and relegated to one corner of the screen. But since most of my tiles pre-8.1 were replaced with the notifications area, it wasn't missed.

    As far as boredom. I have been using computers for quite the while, and whenever I could customize, I would. Especially on the most personal computer at the time. Back when I was younger it entailed recoloring the DOS prompt text and line background. On 3.1, it meant switching to the hotdog stand color scheme. When I first used Win7, the idea of rotating backgrounds (plus the fact that it looked like Vista and acted like XP... sound familiar?) was for all intents my favorite part.

    Now that my most personal of computers is the phone, it is the recipient of most of this type of attention, but no one is spared. As you mentioned in an earlier post, "it's easier to feel tired of looking at whatever thing much faster than usual," the more you look at it.
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    02-07-2017 12:40 AM
  22. GN_Will's Avatar
    Most tech journalist portray Windows Mobile as an OS that is not good enough due to its lack of applications and people end up not buying Windows phones. Microsoft should also try to market the OS and attract more developers to bring major applications to the OS.
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    02-07-2017 02:18 AM
  23. Omonja's Avatar
    The question is, how many are in a position to invest in windows mobile?
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    02-07-2017 03:29 AM
  24. G4Grandad's Avatar
    The OS is my favorite and always will be. It's the inability to buy phones that use it that forces people away from it
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    02-07-2017 03:30 AM
  25. rollindice's Avatar
    How come Msft build the tools to bridge apps from other platforms to theirs with New UWP app but then only publishes many Ms Garage apps for other platforms and not using the same tools to release on their platform?
    02-07-2017 05:20 AM
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