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  1. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    This is a question I've been pondering lately. What would it take for you to abandon Windows 10 Mobile for another operating system?

    A loss of apps? A loss of certain functionality? Maybe new features of hardware from competitors (iOS/Android)?

    What would it take?
    03-01-2017 08:58 AM
  2. libra89's Avatar
    For me, it would take a few things:

    -Instagram would have to quit being updated altogether
    -All of the Windows 10 Mobile phones are only big (i.e. Idol 4s, Elite x3)
    -ESPN app somehow no longer works (with notifications)
    -mTalk is somehow pulled
    -OverDrive workaround no longer works
    -Spotify pulls their app

    For me, it's really in the few apps and the workarounds failing. Indifferent about hardware features. If that somehow happened, I would be done with it altogether.
    03-01-2017 11:32 AM
  3. TgeekB's Avatar
    Nothing at the moment. Totally happy. Never know what the future holds though.

    Sent from my Alcatel Idol 4S
    03-01-2017 11:41 AM
  4. dov1978's Avatar
    WhatsApp or Facebook getting pulled or ending support then I'd drop the phone like a hot potato
    Laura Knotek, Joe920 and twrist like this.
    03-01-2017 12:17 PM
  5. Guytronic's Avatar
    Not sure how to attack the question having deposed my one remaining WP to second place.

    To answer directly I think if the new phone choices dry up completely I would be done.
    Reminding myself what I do on a phone most of the time are simply the basics frankly.

    I still think Microsoft were idiots for abandoning hardware.
    The company should have at least had one new release event per year.
    03-01-2017 12:50 PM
  6. Joe920's Avatar
    For me it was lack of OS and app stability, both on Insider and on Release build. That, plus there was no navigation option I liked. Waze was my favorite but it was gradually breaking (no more voice, no more app updates). And finally I got tired of being emotionally involved in a dying platform. The slew of depressing articles on this site actually contributed to the switch. Would have been cheaper to stop reading Windows Central, but here I am, typing this on an iPhone. Darn it!
    03-01-2017 01:44 PM
  7. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    OverDrive workaround no longer works
    Sorry - a bit off topic here. What workaround are you talking about?
    03-01-2017 02:21 PM
  8. libra89's Avatar
    Sorry - a bit off topic here. What workaround are you talking about?
    It's fine, it's your own topic xd
    The workaround is that you go to your local library's overdrive site on edge (or your browser of choice). Bookmark that page, log in and then you can check out (and read!) books in Edge as well. Tap read now on your loan. It will open a new tab for your book and it automatically syncs, unlike the outdated app in the store.
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    03-01-2017 03:29 PM
  9. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    I am happy with my 950XL as it is. Android and iOS doesn't have anything extra I require. Sure, they have more apps, but I don't need most of them anyway.
    aximtreo and jfavellanedab like this.
    03-02-2017 10:44 PM
  10. Ariel Takom's Avatar
    WhatsApp quitting on the OS, mainly because it is the only messaging app that all my family members use, and what most of my friends use (some use Telegram, but they number only a few).
    G4Grandad likes this.
    03-03-2017 05:29 AM
  11. TennisGuy45's Avatar
    I've decided I wont be investing any more money into the platform but I am not abandoning it.

    For me that mean I will continue to use my 950xl until it breaks (or I break it LOL).

    Once my 950xl is not usable anymore I'm moving over to Android.

    The hard fast faithful can try to argue but Windows Mobile is dead. This is official direct from Microsoft heard first hand.

    Yes there will be a mobile "presence" indirectly through the Windows 10 one core but absolutely nothing will be happening with mobile except for more companies abandoning their apps.

    I'll revisit the platform once they have Windows 10 running on everything which wont be for another year at best.
    twrist, G4Grandad and Jason Angle like this.
    03-03-2017 08:23 AM
  12. Axeelant's Avatar
    For me it would be the lack of new phones to chose, when I decide to change mine. If there are no new good phones coming out once in awhile, I'm done. Apps I can live without a few.
    G4Grandad likes this.
    03-07-2017 05:37 AM
  13. twrist's Avatar
    I'm hoping to make my Lumia 950 last as long as possible, because I like the camera, and the screen resolution and clarity... I also really like W10, for my sins. If in the foreseeable future we lose WhatsApp; the Guardian; Instagram; Spotify; Twitter, then I'm afraid I would have to jump ship much earlier.

    I don't like constantly living in fear that an app I use will have its support dropped. If the climate of Windows ownership were different, I would be the happiest 950 owner there is and wouldn't be thinking about replacing it for another year or two yet, I imagine. As it is, I'm probably going to move to a Sony or potentially back to Nokia branded phones once they are properly up and running. We shall see.
    Joe920 and unmorphed like this.
    03-07-2017 08:33 AM
  14. G4Grandad's Avatar
    I'm hoping to make my Lumia 950 last as long as possible, because I like the camera, and the screen resolution and clarity... I also really like W10, for my sins. If in the foreseeable future we lose WhatsApp; the Guardian; Instagram; Spotify; Twitter, then I'm afraid I would have to jump ship much earlier.

    I don't like constantly living in fear that an app I use will have its support dropped. If the climate of Windows ownership were different, I would be the happiest 950 owner there is and wouldn't be thinking about replacing it for another year or two yet, I imagine. As it is, I'm probably going to move to a Sony or potentially back to Nokia branded phones once they are properly up and running. We shall see.
    03-07-2017 09:29 AM
  15. G4Grandad's Avatar
    If you're living in constant fear about losing support for one of your apps I beg you to leave now for a different os that has everything you need. No one should live in constant fear over a phone
    libra89, xandros9, TgeekB and 2 others like this.
    03-07-2017 09:35 AM
  16. GhostEchelon's Avatar
    I wouldn't leave windows mobile 10 just cause of apps. My Lumia 950 been awesome only app I wish I had was US bank. Overall with the few games I have an apps im good why switch?
    03-09-2017 07:26 AM
  17. TgeekB's Avatar
    If you're living in constant fear about losing support for one of your apps I beg you to leave now for a different os that has everything you need. No one should live in constant fear over a phone
    Agree. If you're living in fear of losing an app you should use something else, or have a drink.

    Sent from mTalk on my SP4
    03-09-2017 08:00 AM
  18. Podster16's Avatar
    already bought a cheap android phone to see how it goes, and it's great knowing i have what ever app i need, but still get drawn back to windows as i got on great with windows 8, if nothing game changing happens this year i'll swap totally to android for my phone
    windows 8 had far more useful apps for me, 10 has been a disappointment as i could live with the messy settings layout of 8 as how often do you use settings lol
    03-09-2017 09:43 AM
  19. TennisGuy45's Avatar
    This last update is enough to make me abandon ship.

    Thank you MICROSUCK for deleting my text, phone, and contact history!!!!!!

    Also thank you for making maps a useless POS.

    My favorite feature is the repetitive and constant nagging that my email account settings are out of date for all 5 of my email accounts.
    And to top it off one of those accounts just flat out wont work at all anymore.

    I also love how the battery drains and lightspeed, the keyboard works like crap, and notifications are random and sporadic.

    Thanks Microsoft you're the best!! MORONS!
    03-13-2017 10:17 AM
  20. aximtreo's Avatar
    This last update is enough to make me abandon ship.

    Thank you MICROSUCK for deleting my text, phone, and contact history!!!!!!

    Also thank you for making maps a useless POS.

    My favorite feature is the repetitive and constant nagging that my email account settings are out of date for all 5 of my email accounts.
    And to top it off one of those accounts just flat out wont work at all anymore.

    I also love how the battery drains and lightspeed, the keyboard works like crap, and notifications are random and sporadic.

    Thanks Microsoft you're the best!! MORONS!

    Other than that Mrs. Lincoln; how did you like the play.

    A simple good bye would have sufficed.

    What would make me bail? Another posting like this. Good luck with whatever you decide on.

    By the way, you didn't ask for help on any of these problem areas so I guess you are serious.
    03-13-2017 01:38 PM
  21. Sedp23's Avatar
    No more new phones, Facebook, messenger, and Instagram no longer working... Right now the future looking grim since there's no new phones on the horizon and Facebook and messenger haven't been updated in 5 months

    Sent from Idol 4s
    03-13-2017 02:05 PM
  22. TgeekB's Avatar
    This last update is enough to make me abandon ship.

    Thank you MICROSUCK for deleting my text, phone, and contact history!!!!!!

    Also thank you for making maps a useless POS.

    My favorite feature is the repetitive and constant nagging that my email account settings are out of date for all 5 of my email accounts.
    And to top it off one of those accounts just flat out wont work at all anymore.

    I also love how the battery drains and lightspeed, the keyboard works like crap, and notifications are random and sporadic.

    Thanks Microsoft you're the best!! MORONS!
    Alllrighteeee then!

    Sent from my Alcatel Idol 4S
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    03-13-2017 04:57 PM
  23. fatclue_98's Avatar
    This last update is enough to make me abandon ship.

    Thank you MICROSUCK for deleting my text, phone, and contact history!!!!!!

    Also thank you for making maps a useless POS.

    My favorite feature is the repetitive and constant nagging that my email account settings are out of date for all 5 of my email accounts.
    And to top it off one of those accounts just flat out wont work at all anymore.

    I also love how the battery drains and lightspeed, the keyboard works like crap, and notifications are random and sporadic.

    Thanks Microsoft you're the best!! MORONS!
    Please, don't hold back. Let us know how you REALLY feel.

    Sent from Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows via mTalk
    libra89, slivy58, aximtreo and 4 others like this.
    03-13-2017 06:47 PM
  24. slivy58's Avatar
    This is a question I've been pondering lately. What would it take for you to abandon Windows 10 Mobile for another operating system?
    A SIM swap!

    Basically I jump ship weekly because W10M is a constant reminder that it falls short on so many fronts. I'm not a heavy user but on those occasions when we need a little extra, we're usually greeted with "no soup for you!". Thankfully we have the luxury of moving back and fourth but would prefer to stay put.
    Last edited by Elky64; 03-14-2017 at 04:34 AM.
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    03-13-2017 09:18 PM
  25. Walter Wagenleithner's Avatar
    The combination of Lumia 650 and W10m works perfect for me. The only two apps I would really miss are netflix and kindle, if they were withdrawn I would consider a change...
    aximtreo and Kevin Rush like this.
    03-13-2017 09:58 PM
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