08-12-2017 07:31 PM
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  1. Angry_Mushroom's Avatar
    Already abandoned it. The Lumia 810 left a bitter taste in my mouth after being dropped within a few months of release. Also the constant exodus of apps from the marketplace only helped cement my decision to move to Android. IF I were still on it, the final blow would have been the lack of Fire Emblem: Heroes on Win10 Mobile.

    Then again the demise of 7snap and Weave were what actually pulled me to android. 7Snap's death was inconvenient, but Weave was the fatal blow. I honestly never felt that Microsoft cared too much about keep app makers, or even making apps much of a feature in their OSes. Happily I was able to find some love with Android's Outlook app which still serves me quite well.

    Now to find a decent music player app...
    03-19-2017 08:17 AM
  2. monzki's Avatar
    App gap and nothing else.

    1. No grab app. It became very essential to me when I started using grab and uber everyday.
    2. iOS ported FB and messenger keeps crashing. And when you try to resume the application, you'll just end up with black screen. Plus FB keeps on reloading to topmost.
    3. Slack still doesn't support group call.
    4. Lack of local bank apps. BPI app which I used most only exists on 8.1, you have to be lucky to install it on W10M
    5. Official youtube app. Yes there are great 3rd party youtube apps. But I prefer the official one after experiencing it.
    6. Games selection. Let's face it.

    But W10M has the best skype version on all 3. Plus outlook to me is the best mail app along with its calendar.

    I have abandon ship since last year but just keeps coming back since I am still a fan of W10M.
    03-25-2017 07:19 AM
  3. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I don't think I'm stretching the truth too much in assuming most of us have more than one device because we depend on a lot of Microsoft services that W10M does so much better than iOS or Android. Some of us I'm thinking use Windows as our daily driver but I'd hazard to guess a large percentage use an iPhone or Android due to the app gap.

    Not that there's anything wrong with that but it's a pain for me to carry multiple devices.

    Sent from Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows via mTalk
    03-25-2017 02:08 PM
  4. dov1978's Avatar
    I don't think I'm stretching the truth too much in assuming most of us have more than one device because we depend on a lot of Microsoft services that W10M does so much better than iOS or Android. Some of us I'm thinking use Windows as our daily driver but I'd hazard to guess a large percentage use an iPhone or Android due to the app gap.

    Not that there's anything wrong with that but it's a pain for me to carry multiple devices.

    Sent from Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows via mTalk
    Agreed. App gap always got too frustrating for me so I'd jump back to iOS or Android for a while, forget about that frustration then think hey I fancy another Windows phone. A vicious cycle that has continued like that for about 6 years.

    This time however I've managed to keep using my 950xl much longer than usual as my daily driver but only because as you pointed out, I keep an Android phone as a second phone. I don't have the hassle of needing it kept with me at all times though as its only for some fitness apps, running tracking apps and a couple of banking apps I can't get here either. So it's basically only used when I go running.
    Still not a solution we should be taking for Microsoft's poor app library though.
    03-25-2017 02:24 PM
  5. j m robin's Avatar
    Honestly, I've never been an app-consumer. I mean, there are some nifty ones that I've used but I've just uninstalled them over time as I only really need a few apps to get me by. They have facebook and PerfectTube is my preferred alternative to YouTube anyway. Never leaving =)
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    03-25-2017 04:11 PM
  6. libra89's Avatar
    I don't think I'm stretching the truth too much in assuming most of us have more than one device because we depend on a lot of Microsoft services that W10M does so much better than iOS or Android. Some of us I'm thinking use Windows as our daily driver but I'd hazard to guess a large percentage use an iPhone or Android due to the app gap.

    Not that there's anything wrong with that but it's a pain for me to carry multiple devices.

    Sent from Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows via mTalk
    I think you're on the money.

    I really like having a W10M phone but I think I'll feel different if it was my only phone.
    03-25-2017 05:56 PM
  7. editguy's Avatar
    For me the answer is simple: if there are no new Windows phones when I need one. Otherwise, I'm on board until the bitter end (I know, some people think it's bitter now ). Since I'll be the last one to leave, I'll turn out the lights when I go.
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    03-30-2017 05:44 PM
  8. editguy's Avatar
    I don't think I'm stretching the truth too much in assuming most of us have more than one device because we depend on a lot of Microsoft services that W10M does so much better than iOS or Android. Some of us I'm thinking use Windows as our daily driver but I'd hazard to guess a large percentage use an iPhone or Android due to the app gap.

    Not that there's anything wrong with that but it's a pain for me to carry multiple devices.

    Sent from Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows via mTalk
    I'm all Windows all of the time.
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    03-30-2017 05:45 PM
  9. TgeekB's Avatar
    I'm all Windows all of the time.
    Same with me for the last few months.

    Sent from mTalk on my SP4
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    03-30-2017 06:09 PM
  10. drachen23's Avatar
    Interestingly it was Amazing Weather and a news story that broke the camel's back for me. I really like their live tile on my phone but they announced that they would stop the product from updating a week or so ago. I tried MSN and Accuweather and didn't really like either, but weather is weather. Then yesterday I saw the reports of the Microsoft edition of the Galaxy S8. At that point I asked myself who I was kidding. Microsoft isn't even bothering with Windows Mobile anymore. All the MS apps I use every day, including Cortana are on Android and iPhone. At that point I started comparing other flagship phone models and I now have a Samsung Galaxy S8+ on pre-order.

    I've had a Windows Phone since I bought my Focus 6+ years ago when I ditched my original Galaxy S (Captivate) and I still generally like the OS. It's just clear MS has other priorities and it is time to move on.
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    03-31-2017 04:19 PM
  11. ananimus's Avatar
    For me it would be them not getting the keyboard back up to the standards set by the WP8.1 keyboard. Which they haven't done. And frankly, I'm so &@^$ing tired of the W10M keyboard and a few other annoyances that I'm now awaiting delivery of a Sony Xperia X Compact. :-(

    I don't even know if any of the Android options will be better. But I felt like WP8.1 had a certain bulletproof fluidity to it that feels broken in W10M. I'd go back to 8.1 if support were still there for it. Barring that, I've lost my patience.
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    03-31-2017 04:33 PM
  12. editguy's Avatar
    For me it would be them not getting the keyboard back up to the standards set by the WP8.1 keyboard. Which they haven't done. And frankly, I'm so &@^$ing tired of the W10M keyboard and a few other annoyances that I'm now awaiting delivery of a Sony Xperia X Compact. :-(

    I don't even know if any of the Android options will be better. But I felt like WP8.1 had a certain bulletproof fluidity to it that feels broken in W10M. I'd go back to 8.1 if support were still there for it. Barring that, I've lost my patience.
    I agree about the keyboard. It doesn't do as good of a job of predictive texts (at least for me).
    03-31-2017 06:12 PM
  13. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I agree about the keyboard. It doesn't do as good of a job of predictive texts (at least for me).
    It's not just you. It's been downhill since Denim, the last solid version of Windows on a phone.
    03-31-2017 09:38 PM
  14. Sedp23's Avatar
    In the process of jumping ship now ill have 2 phones tho. Going to keep my idol and get a cheap android or something. Tired of facebook never updating anything

    Sent from Idol 4s
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    03-31-2017 10:02 PM
  15. TgeekB's Avatar
    In the process of jumping ship now ill have 2 phones tho. Going to keep my idol and get a cheap android or something. Tired of facebook never updating anything

    Sent from Idol 4s
    Let us know how it goes.

    Sent from mTalk on my SP4
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    04-01-2017 07:04 AM
  16. Stefan Holder's Avatar
    It would take Microsoft stating publicly that they're abandoning Windows mobile, stop all development for it and close the department. And finally, for all the apps I use to leave the platform. Till then.... W10M is my platform of choice.
    04-01-2017 07:43 AM
  17. fatclue_98's Avatar
    W10M is my platform of choice.
    Beholden to no one, I like that. The key word is "choice".
    04-01-2017 09:11 AM
  18. TgeekB's Avatar
    Beholden to no one, I like that. The key word is "choice".
    Refreshing, isn't it?

    Sent from mTalk on my SP4
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    04-01-2017 09:18 AM
  19. Sedp23's Avatar
    Let us know how it goes.

    Sent from mTalk on my SP4
    Will definitely do I still love my Idol for the most part one of the best phones ive ever owned

    Sent from Idol 4s
    04-02-2017 11:17 AM
  20. goluftwaffe's Avatar
    For me it's Amazon prime video, now that I'm a member and can't use it i'm switching to a Mi Mix!!
    07-10-2017 11:35 AM
  21. Sedp23's Avatar
    Just left in June the lack of Facebook updates was the reason I left
    08-04-2017 08:31 PM
  22. Wbutchart1's Avatar
    I left already...

    Honestly, I could cope with the app gap, the somewhat random glitches at times, I loved the os. What got me was Microsofts distain of windows phone users, no clarity or communication, no real vision. That got me. I was beginning to resent the company...abd even contemplating going full Google!

    Moved to an S8. With arrow it's good enough. Wouldn't go back to ios, to used to the flexibility of the others now.
    08-05-2017 10:53 AM
  23. Sedp23's Avatar
    I left already...

    Honestly, I could cope with the app gap, the somewhat random glitches at times, I loved the os. What got me was Microsofts distain of windows phone users, no clarity or communication, no real vision. That got me. I was beginning to resent the company...abd even contemplating going full Google!

    Moved to an S8. With arrow it's good enough. Wouldn't go back to ios, to used to the flexibility of the others now.
    What made u use arrow
    08-05-2017 11:55 AM
  24. Wbutchart1's Avatar
    What made u use arrow
    I tried out all the Microsoft stuff. Really like arrow, it's fast, integrates well with 365. The recents page is a lifesaver for me, having all the contacts I've had that day from email to texts etc in one place.. I can catch the things I may have forgotten which helps a lot in my job. If arrow could have its utilities page and live tiles it would be awesome...

    However Im liking Microsofts vision for Android, suits me and how I use my phone really well.
    08-05-2017 05:41 PM
  25. CraigCole's Avatar
    For me, all it's going to take is the introduction of the iPhone 7S Plus and/or iPhone 8. I've had enough of W10M's endless failings.
    08-12-2017 07:31 PM
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