09-14-2017 10:42 AM
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  1. Wbutchart1's Avatar
    Not sure if this is the right forum for this but I've turned my S8 into a Microsoft phone. I was a happy user of Windows Phone but the ambiguity of recent months meant I was ready to bail out.

    After a brief stint on an iPhone I succumbed to the beauty of the S8. Great phone, love the features it has. I have now installed arrow and next launcher on to it along with SwiftKey and various other Microsoft apps. My phone is running more Microsoft stuff now than either Google or Samsung.

    A lot are struggling with Windows Phone...i would encourage folks stick with it, be stronger than I was... However if like me you have found your breaking point, android can be Windows with little work. No live tiles or anything but arrow launcher integrates really well into office 365, perhaps more than wp does.

    Anyone else using this solution. This will be me for 3 years, hopefully by then surface phone 2 is out and I can jump back on board a much happier and clearly steered ship :)
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    07-27-2017 01:16 PM
  2. Will Gilliland's Avatar
    Thanks for your venturing out into Android-land. My wife has an S8 and my company would provide me an S8, for free if I ask for it. I just love W10M and my Lumia 950 XL DS. However, the lack of apps and quality apps is really getting to me. I've always wondered how well a MS/Windows junkie would survive in an Android/Windows hybrid ecosystem.

    I'm holding out for Surface Phone, but it better get here quick. Keep us updated on your experience.
    07-28-2017 05:51 PM
  3. Vishca's Avatar
    If the rumors are correct a Samsung ativ (windows mobile 10) is due for release in the coming months.
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    07-28-2017 07:37 PM
  4. Wbutchart1's Avatar
    Thanks for your venturing out into Android-land. My wife has an S8 and my company would provide me an S8, for free if I ask for it. I just love W10M and my Lumia 950 XL DS. However, the lack of apps and quality apps is really getting to me. I've always wondered how well a MS/Windows junkie would survive in an Android/Windows hybrid ecosystem.

    I'm holding out for Surface Phone, but it better get here quick. Keep us updated on your experience.
    I'm really liking this so far. My phone is more Microsoft than anything now....

    SwiftKey keyboard is fairly good... Some bizarre swipes but that's normal with any keyboard.

    Arrow launcher is the oos equivalent, super fast, very clean, very helpful with integration with office and outlook.

    Next launcher is the notification screen, what's great about that is that i have my diary appointments on my lockscreen again which is great.

    All of that is Microsoft and well updated and supported.

    I miss Windows Phone but, for consumers and even prosumers which I am, there is to much ambiguity there. The S8 is a great phone, with the Microsoft stuff it is running really well for me.
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    07-28-2017 07:50 PM
  5. darrell reimer's Avatar
    If the rumors are correct a Samsung ativ (windows mobile 10) is due for release in the coming months.
    What? Really? My first Windows phone was the ATIV S; I dumped my iPhone 4 for this, and loved it!! Then I moved up to the ATIV SE; absolutely amazing phone! Way ahead of it's time. Very much underappreciated, but I loved it! I'm now using a 950 XL; love the camera and screen, but...if a new ATIV came out, i'd be VERY tempted to check it out...
    fatclue_98 likes this.
    07-28-2017 10:58 PM
  6. darrell reimer's Avatar
    I'm really liking this so far. My phone is more Microsoft than anything now....

    SwiftKey keyboard is fairly good... Some bizarre swipes but that's normal with any keyboard.

    Arrow launcher is the oos equivalent, super fast, very clean, very helpful with integration with office and outlook.

    Next launcher is the notification screen, what's great about that is that i have my diary appointments on my lockscreen again which is great.

    All of that is Microsoft and well updated and supported.

    I miss Windows Phone but, for consumers and even prosumers which I am, there is to much ambiguity there. The S8 is a great phone, with the Microsoft stuff it is running really well for me.
    I have on old Galaxy S5 sitting on my counter. I keep the OS and apps up to date, mostly just to see 'what i'm missing'. And...for my needs, i'm not missing much; most of what your read online and see in ads is hype. The 6.0.1 OS is very very weak compared to our Windows 10 mobile OS. I'm sticking with Windows!
    fatclue_98 likes this.
    07-28-2017 11:05 PM
  7. milkyway's Avatar
    If the rumors are correct a Samsung ativ (windows mobile 10) is due for release in the coming months.
    I'm sorry, but that's bull*
    techiez and realwarder like this.
    07-29-2017 02:22 AM
  8. Wbutchart1's Avatar
    I have on old Galaxy S5 sitting on my counter. I keep the OS and apps up to date, mostly just to see 'what i'm missing'. And...for my needs, i'm not missing much; most of what your read online and see in ads is hype. The 6.0.1 OS is very very weak compared to our Windows 10 mobile OS. I'm sticking with Windows!
    Windows phone os is better imo too, I just couldn't cope with the ambiguity and frustration of how Microsoft is expressing (or not!) their vision for mobile.

    Have you tried arrow launcher on your Samsung? Worth a wee look, if nothing else it may show a solution Microsoft are working on in the mobile space.
    07-29-2017 04:47 AM
  9. xandros9's Avatar
    07-29-2017 09:03 AM
  10. Boris NevermorE's Avatar
    What? Really? My first Windows phone was the ATIV S; I dumped my iPhone 4 for this, and loved it!! Then I moved up to the ATIV SE; absolutely amazing phone! Way ahead of it's time. Very much underappreciated, but I loved it! I'm now using a 950 XL; love the camera and screen, but...if a new ATIV came out, i'd be VERY tempted to check it out...
    My first Windows Phone 8 phone was Samsung ATIV S i8750, or how they use to call it Galaxy S3 with Windows Phone. Previously i was on Windows Mobile 6.5.5, i skipped WP7 and 7.5 went straight ahead on WP8 with ATIV S. If i didn't lost that phone, I would still have it till today, I still can't get over it after 2 years of usage. Now I have Lumia 950 it's a great phone, but that Samsung ATIV S had a soul of its own. If Samsung will pull this out and make, let's say, ATIV S2 or ATIV S10 (windows 10) I will be like: Please take my money and don't ask, lol. I will be the first in line to get it, no matter how much it will cost. :)
    darrell reimer likes this.
    07-29-2017 09:30 AM
  11. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. 😊 I hope your new S8 works well for you.
    07-29-2017 02:21 PM
  12. darrell reimer's Avatar
    Windows phone os is better imo too, I just couldn't cope with the ambiguity and frustration of how Microsoft is expressing (or not!) their vision for mobile.

    Have you tried arrow launcher on your Samsung? Worth a wee look, if nothing else it may show a solution Microsoft are working on in the mobile space.
    Yes - I have the latest version of Arrow launcher. It tries to make the Android OS like Windows mobile; I like some of the features (like scrolling up and down, instead of left and right); but - Android 6.0.1 is no match for the latest Win 10 mobile. For example, go to 'Storage' on each OS. This isn't even a close 'fight'; Windows is so much more advanced; there are WAY more options and information presented in Windows 10. I can't believe how 'minimal' Android is in this area....
    07-30-2017 01:34 AM
  13. newfiend's Avatar
    I have had every version of Windows Phone. The lack of support and apps was the final straw for me. Switched to Android and wouldn't go back.
    07-30-2017 08:48 PM
  14. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I'm sorry, but that's bull*
    Because you say so or do you have something to share with the class? A simple link would suffice.

    Sent from my Acer Liquid Jade Primo onmTalk
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    07-30-2017 09:10 PM
  15. milkyway's Avatar
    Because you say so or do you have something to share with the class? A simple link would suffice.

    Sent from my Acer Liquid Jade Primo onmTalk
    So is this the new internet standard? Somebody posts some rumour and the one who calls bulls*** has to falsify the claim?

    This was just a truly bad photoshop job:
    https://www.onmsft.com/news/new-rumo...ungs-galaxy-s8

    It says "6 GB RAM" although W10M does not support more than 3 (or 4) GB. And it says "Version 1704"...
    07-31-2017 02:09 AM
  16. fatclue_98's Avatar
    So is this the new internet standard? Somebody posts some rumour and the one who calls bulls*** has to falsify the claim?

    This was just a truly bad photoshop job:
    https://www.onmsft.com/news/new-rumo...ungs-galaxy-s8

    It says "6 GB RAM" although W10M does not support more than 3 (or 4) GB. And it says "Version 1704"...
    There's nothing new about being polite. You want to be rude? Fine, back it up.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    07-31-2017 07:52 AM
  17. RaRa85's Avatar
    If the rumors are correct a Samsung ativ (windows mobile 10) is due for release in the coming months.
    What rumors?
    07-31-2017 12:39 PM
  18. etphoto's Avatar
    I'm really liking this so far. My phone is more Microsoft than anything now
    .
    Sorry. But, slapping a Taurus logo on your Civic doesn't mean your Hondo is more of a Ford now.
    Lol
    Twitter: @PhotographyET
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    07-31-2017 03:25 PM
  19. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Sorry. But, slapping a Taurus logo on your Civic doesn't mean your Hondo is more of a Ford now.
    Lol
    Twitter: @PhotographyET
    Deja vu all over again. Lipstick on a pig.

    Sent from my Acer Liquid Jade Primo onmTalk
    07-31-2017 04:28 PM
  20. Wbutchart1's Avatar
    Sorry. But, slapping a Taurus logo on your Civic doesn't mean your Hondo is more of a Ford now.
    Lol
    Twitter: @PhotographyET
    ? What is your issue with what I have shared? That I shouldn't like it? Or shouldn't share my thoughts?

    What a very peculiar response to someone sharing what they feel works for them. I made no value statement on any os but for some reason you feel a desperate need to.
    08-01-2017 06:34 AM
  21. Wbutchart1's Avatar
    Deja vu all over again. Lipstick on a pig.

    Sent from my Acer Liquid Jade Primo onmTalk
    See my questions above, what exactly is offending you about me sharing what is working for me as a windows user using android due to the winding down of Windows Phone?
    08-01-2017 06:36 AM
  22. fatclue_98's Avatar
    See my questions above, what exactly is offending you about me sharing what is working for me as a windows user using android due to the winding down of Windows Phone?
    My comment wasn't directed at you. Even if it was, this is a forum where we ALL get to share our opinions. Disagreeing with an opinion doesn't equate being offended.
    08-01-2017 07:46 AM
  23. RumoredNow's Avatar
    ? What is your issue with what I have shared? That I shouldn't like it? Or shouldn't share my thoughts?
    Pretty sure the "issue" is saying an S8 Android is a Windows Phone as you did in the title.

    It's still an Android, you just put a bunch of MS Apps on there and skinned it with a launcher.

    I.E.: False Equivalency.

    Great that it works for you and you like it, but it still isn't a "Windows Phone" in any real sense.
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    08-01-2017 09:12 PM
  24. Allen Rhodes's Avatar
    But what about that sweet S8 coming out with Windows 10 on it.....


    That's called poking the hornets nest WITH a bear.
    08-02-2017 12:50 AM
  25. fatclue_98's Avatar
    But what about that sweet S8 coming out with Windows 10 on it.....


    That's called poking the hornets nest WITH a bear.
    Right....and my wife gave me permission to sleep with Charlize Theron.
    libra89 likes this.
    08-02-2017 09:40 AM
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