- Dec 24, 2014
Humm that's strange, don't seem to recall that ever being a problem for me in my 2+ years of use nor prior to 2012. Suppose I took the time to read the disclaimers "contains ads" and chose wisely by doing the "in-app purchase" thingy to alleviate such. Come to think of it, Windows 10 (PC) has been more problematic on that front lately, keeps nagging me every time I launch Firefox "Microsoft Edge is safer than Firefox"?
Nothing to me is that important and if it is, I simply pull over to respond. Where I live distracted driving laws are getting strict (fines & penalty points), even the slightest inkling you were interacting with your phone while driving will result in a ticket. So no thank you, whatever needs to be seen, said, typed, can wait.
There again, a little due diligence on the user's part goes a long way. And I definitely do not think it is as widespread as you make it out to be.
Simplicity does have its benefits so I'll agree with you there. :grin:
Personally, the opposite is true because in my case, Windows Phone has now become very limited. Can't venture to certain websites (unsupported OS/Browser), can't view my security cams, unable to link my point-n-shoot cameras, my wireless mediashare devices becomes redundant w/WP, can't stream TV shows through my cable provider, my smartwatch loses its smarts, no support for my work printers, work related diagnostic/monitoring apps for specific equipment don't exist, and so on.
On that front, Windows Phone definitely reins as the champion in the boring department for me and that's not all of. I suppose on the other hand, going by my experiences, all the inconsistencies, bugs and quirks that pop up during daily use can be construed as WP's way of keeping things interesting and far from boring. :winktongue:
oh please Android is riddled with adware and it is THE biggest complaint against it and you can read it all over the internet so it isn't JUST ME, I like how you try to insinuate that its just my device suffering from this and you get ZERO ADS, then I call BS! I have an android media player and I'm in mobdy or kodi and switching from channel to channel and I gotta sit through 30 second video ads or static ads popping up CONSTANTLY asking me to install this game or this app, tell me this isn't true cuzz I will post friggin screen shots if I have to, it amazes me that android users don't wanna admit this or can't be honest about it and sadly deny it! and another thing? you can be the safest person in the world (nobody is more paranoid about viruses than me) and screen everything that you install and when an app looks legitimate there is NO WAY of telling and you install it by accident, I bet YOU have one and don't even know it... there is no way of telling a virus app from a legitimate app from one another... I've had friends install messenger apps for facebook and then it took over their FB account and started inserting links to malicious phishing sites to everyone in their contact list and posting weird video links, I looked online and there is TONS of threads of people having this happen to them! so again, please don't try and make it seem like I'm the ONLY one this has happened too...
as for browsing, Edge has never given me any problems and there isn't a site that I CAN'T go on that gives me this trouble. it works just as good as the PC version.... maybe you have something set up incorrectly? have you set up Edge to desktop version?
the ONLY thing you can boast about is there isn't as much apps for WM10 as there is in Android! that's it.... Android wins this hands down and I'm not disputing that, but another thing I can point out is that there is 50,000 duplicate adds and it gets redundant very quickly and is a PITA to sort through all those redundant apps.... I mean how many fart apps or flashlight apps or face morphing apps do you need for god sakes?
of course safety is paramount when driving a car and we're not discussing that, what we're discussing is the fact that Android has ZERO safe way of interacting with TXT messages when driving and WM10 "DOES" through Cortana, which you try to just dismiss in my post and don't wanna admit it, which I find very typical of Android user... why can't you admit that?
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