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I've seen this complaint before and I always find it strange that I've never owned a phone with a stop button. It's always the current set up. Maybe I just forgot but I really can't recall.How in the hell do you turn off music that is playing, radio, stored music; any music. You can pause it but to turn it off takes a third party app like STOP MUSIC. Sorry, a simple exit within the app would be most helpful and even sensible.
Everyone who owns a 920 and wanting to upgrade are being asked to wait and wait.....
The US isn't the world. The Icon is a high end phone, but its not a flagship. The Lumia 930 is a flagship. The Icon is a variant, but its still not the flagship, its just a high end phone. Unless you're saying that a phone that still doesn't have 8.1 is a flagship? I don't think so.
You seem to keep getting confused. The Lumia 930 comment was in direct response to you saying that we don't know when we'll get Windows 10. I claimed that Daniel and the company Yezz have said that it's coming in the summer, around BUILD. Launching a flagship at BUILD would be one year after the last flagship, the Lumia 930 was announced.
Sorry...i hate to burst ir bubble but the Icon and 930 are the same phone, and yes the Icon is a flagship phone. It was released prior to 8.1, but that doesn't make it any less of a flagship. Just because VZW is dragging its feet getting out the update, the phone wad made to specifically handle 8.1. Kinda, gotta get ur facts str8 before putting them in print. Takes all credibility away from ur other comments, which actually seem well thought out and researched.
The US isn't the world.
There is something about the US that is very valuable to phone manufacturers': the contract system in the US that is often criticized (and rightly so) helps sell high end phones. The high price of the phone is hidden into the contract, making it appear lower cost. Why would I pay $99 for a 635 or Moto G when for $99 I can get a 1520 or Note 4?
Yes, we all know that in the end it costs more, but you could think of it as costly financing. If we want to buy a house or even a car we go to the bank and borrow money. We pay $25,000 for a $250,000 house, but till the mortgage is paid off we've paid $400,000 for the house. Sounds like cell phone contracts, doesn't it? :evil: Good or bad, contracts help sell more expensive phones. This is what the manufacturers want.
The US is also relatively wealthy, and the major OS vendors are US-based as well.
A flagship is only one phone. It's THE phone to show off what you have. To me, it seems pretty disingenuous to call a variant of a flagship a flagship. The 928 wasn't the flagship, the 920 was. The 928 was a high end Windows Phone, but it wasn't a flagship. Yes, they're small differences, but its important to note the distinction.
Your title would imply they actually had their foot on the gas. We're talking a world class software outfit and yet, here we still sit.
Windows 10 is it for me. I bought into the one ecosystem and have now been waiting for them to deliver. My family has 4 WPs between them, 2 Xbox Ones and multiple W8 desktops, tablets and laptops. If they fail to deliver on W10, I'm jumping ship. Two of us have been sitting on phone upgrades since October/November with no suitable WP options. I've had patience Microkia... reward me.