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  1. Mad Cabbie's Avatar
    Lol!!

    There is SO much negativity surrounding W10M, isn't it about time we actually had something positive. The majority of the boards are full or nay-sayers and detractors, and to be honest, as a BiPolar sufferer, it's gonna send me into a massive downer ( yeah, like I'd let it bother me that much ).

    So, what positives do you guys and gals have regarding this... It can't all be doom and gloom. Don't forget, unlike some OS's and big manufacturers, MSFT haven't dropped some older devices like a stone.

    What do I think? I'm running the latest TP on my 1320 and to be honest, it's alright. Yes I had issues, but I got there in the end. Maybe, for continuity across the W10 environment, a start menu like the PC version, ie something like an app drawer, rather than swiping left. But WM has always been about the tile system, and to be honest, it just works, so leave it alone.

    So, Roll on RTM, and watch the boards fill with more doom and gloom and the old chestnut of WM is dead.... We could do with a bit of optimism, not pessimism!

    Over to you.....
    11-07-2015 04:39 PM
  2. christenmartin's Avatar
    Been using it on my office computer since it became available and its great. Very stable and fast. I rolled back with my sp3 because I like 8.1 better on a tablet. Much more touch friendly.
    Also I agree with you on the doom and gloom crap. Ridiculous. But no matter what MS does your going to here about what they should have done.
    11-07-2015 05:16 PM
  3. Steve Thackery's Avatar
    I quite like W10 on my dual-screen workstation, although for pure desktop use it's hardly any better than W7. Because I don't like the flat, colourless look of W10 I've actually gone back to W7.

    W10 is brilliant on my Sony Vaio Duo hybrid. The way it switches between desktop mode and tablet mode automatically when I open or close the keyboard is great and incredibly useful. I can't say I've noticed any difference in wake-up or start-up times, or any other aspect of its performance. Battery life is supposed to be better, but again it doesn't seem different enough to be noticeable. On the whole, though, it's a FAR better implementation of a dual-mode OS than W8.1 ever was.

    I've been using W10M on my phone and hate it. The WP8.1 UI is superb, in my view, and makes iOS and Android look like clunky old has-beens. The W10M UI looks and behaves almost exactly like Android-plus-live-tiles, and abandons all those lovely design language innovations we got in WP8.1.

    In summary, for me:

    Desktop workstation - W10 is fine but so is W7. Don't like the flat, colourless look so have gone back to W7 for now.

    Tablet/laptop hybrid - W10 is fantastic and handles the dual role perfectly.

    Mobile phone - Hate it; it's lost all the UI goodness of WP8.1 and is now just an Android look-alike. Why would anyone bother with it?

    So, not entirely positive, but not entirely negative, either.
    11-08-2015 12:24 PM
  4. WalrusTangerine's Avatar
    I'm not actually running the preview on my phone, and my phone is definitely not getting the update from MS, but it looks like a large improvement from WP8.1 and I'm looking forward to trying it out. True, some of the apps do look a little like Android, but it still has enough of what I liked from before to keep me on WP for now.
    11-08-2015 04:54 PM
  5. Clinton_O's Avatar

    Mobile phone - Hate it; it's lost all the UI goodness of WP8.1 and is now just an Android look-alike. Why would anyone bother with it?

    So, not entirely positive, but not entirely negative, either.
    I have to agree on that. I do like some of the improvements made to the os but the UI is a big step backwards
    11-08-2015 08:51 PM
  6. odin09's Avatar
    W10M is the reason that I am still here! It looks so much better than 8.1. I love the edge browser, finally the settings menu makes sense! Being on Verizon I was tempted to throw in the towel and try out Android but the promise of W10 has kept me on board. I love it!
    11-08-2015 09:16 PM
  7. Steve Adams's Avatar
    I love w10m too. Its awesome. I had to roll back because at that time Lumia camera was not available for my 1020. Now that it is, I am hoping to be back on 1020 as soon as the official gets rolled out this week. I will jump on the fast ring again.
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    11-09-2015 04:11 AM
  8. Paul1266's Avatar
    I was a little skeptical a few months back but am now a happy convert. I prefer the crisper look of the UI on my 640XL and the extra row of tiles is a welcome addition. Don't really understand how some people are saying this is a step back. It takes a little getting used to but now i wouldnt go back to 8.1 now. Looks clunky in comparison. Feeling very positive about it all now having jumped to using 581 on my daily driver. Shall be getting my mitts on a 950 XL before too long.
    11-09-2015 04:49 AM
  9. Mad Cabbie's Avatar
    I have to agree on that. I do like some of the improvements made to the os but the UI is a big step backwards
    I always thought, with it's bold colours, 8.1 looked like it was designed by a 5 yr old with a box of crayons!

    I like the full transparency of W10M start screen without the big black tile dividers. It's nice to have all the settings etc, in a logical place rather than the haphazzard listing in 8.1. I like the new outlook, which allows you the same freedom as 8.1 did, separate account tiles if required..

    I have to agree the speed and smooth operation of 8.1 was superb, even on my clunky 1320, didn't need to keep adding coal to the boiler!!
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    11-09-2015 11:19 AM
  10. elindalyne's Avatar
    Settings is far superior to the WP 8/8.1 model
    UI is very similar to Windows 10 so it's familiar.
    UI is more in line with other phone OS offererings. Some people may hate it, but I think it's cleaner.
    One handed mode.
    Universal Apps.
    Transparent start screen.
    Search box at the top of the app list
    No more pivots/panorama. Sorry, they may look nice, but they're less then functional when you have more than 2-3 slides.
    Better Notification Center.
    Built in Flashlight app.
    Better SD card support.
    File Explorer.
    Skype + Messaging.
    You can set your default Camera plugin.
    Overall snappiness. It's faster than 8/8.1
    libra89 and Mad Cabbie like this.
    11-09-2015 11:52 AM
  11. Mad Cabbie's Avatar
    9 posts. Says it all really, doesn't it.... :(
    11-10-2015 11:21 AM
  12. EspHack's Avatar
    lol the only positive part for me is that it still exists, so I don't have to resign and plan on getting a droid or iPhone next year or just wait indefinitely until my lumia dies(more likely scenario)
    libra89 likes this.
    11-10-2015 12:55 PM
  13. Manuel Meirinhos's Avatar
    I am indeed very happy with W10M!

    Everything seems much mature, visual is slick, and with the last update it is smooth to run and getting much faster!
    My favorite things are the Calculator app (lots in just one app!), Outlook, Notification center with all those control icons, System...
    Even the Camera is now my main one instead of Lumia Camera on my 930.
    Been using as well Facebook beta, which approximates much better to the overall feel of W10M.

    The only thing less positive is the keyboard.. I always loved it even since WP7 for being so fast and clever, never missed a word. Now on this one I am constantly pressing the wrong keys, which are a bit smaller. Shouldn't be, as Lumia 930 is much bigger than my previous ones, Lumia 820 and LG E700...
    11-10-2015 05:47 PM
  14. Peter McNeill1's Avatar
    What's sad is WC has been taken over by the "doom and gloom" crowd that have nothing better to do than gleefully proclaim the demise of MS & WP. Sure the odd point they have is valid but so are the ones that like WP so far. Funny, bet the "D&G" crowd are the same ones that slagged WP8/8.1 when it first came out but now 8.1 is the gold standard. If these lads are so great at mobile OS design and building why aren't they making them.... oh wait, n/m.
    11-10-2015 06:32 PM
  15. Dewg's Avatar
    I enjoy Groove Music, streaming from my OneDrive - all my music in one place and accessible from all my devices.

    The keyboard is actually pretty good if you use swype style typing. I rarely type letter by letter anymore. Even the microphone input is good.

    I like the new Outlook for my corporate and Outlook.com accounts. I like that I can save attachments and attach any files I want to the e-mails. A must for corporate accounts.

    The live tiles are actually more impressive on the phone than on the desktop, as I find myself glancing at my start screen for 10-20 seconds to get a quick feel for what's going on - I check my weather tile, news tile for headlines, Cortana for my watch list, and my calendar tile for what's coming up next.

    I like the Skype integration, especially with the phone capabilities. For $7/mo you can get a Skype phone number assigned to you, and for $2/mo you can have an unlimited dialing plan in the US. So for $9/mo I can have a VoIP solution that works on the phone, integrated with various apps (phone, messaging, and Skype). This is excellent for business users who can have a VoIP product that spans their desktop (with a headset), tablet, and cell phone - all for $9/mo. The new features for Office 365 Skype for Business are going in this same direction - I'm looking forward to it.
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    11-10-2015 06:40 PM
  16. Spectrum90's Avatar
    I like the new apps: Mail, Calendar Office, Money, Weather... I want more universal apps.
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    11-10-2015 07:02 PM
  17. mxzhonkey's Avatar
    I just wanted to say I quite like the newest mobile build. I will buy a 950xl.

    I tried to use my brother's 830 on 8.1 today and felt like I stepped back years.

    The current UI looks great and reacts the way it should. The performance was on par with the 830 coming from my 630 (interm phone after my 1520 was stolen).

    The 830 is a good phone and I cannot wait until he steps up to 10.

    The only thing I really miss from 8.1 is the pivoting with Cortana other than that I cannot think of a reason to switch back.

    I want a x86 phone but I can wait, the 950s look great outside of the stock photos, I for one will buy one as soon as they are available.
    11-11-2015 12:25 AM
  18. Dietrich Cleijne's Avatar
    Well, i am very happy with W10M on my L1520 too, so you are not alone in this one.
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    11-11-2015 01:52 AM
  19. akshay waghray's Avatar
    is the latest build good to install on daily driver lumia 630DS with 512 RAM....i am having this only phone.....Plz suggest....
    11-11-2015 01:58 AM
  20. mxzhonkey's Avatar
    I'm on a 640 but it runs great. Basically the same performance as 8.1 on my brother's 830 which has the same SOC. I would do upgrade to this build if it was me.
    Mad Cabbie likes this.
    11-11-2015 02:00 AM
  21. jlabelle's Avatar
    Exactly what I wrote in another post. The last build is like night and day compared to previous one.

    The start screen is beautiful, the Live Tiles work great, the OS is fluid even running on my work Lumia 640. It is impressive how this cheap phone is giving a great experience with W10 mobile.

    So far, it definitely erased all my previous fears as an insider and it is a terrific upgrade from W8.1 especially considering all the universal app which are much more powerful. Also, Edge flies compared to IE11 on the 640.

    Great !!!
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    11-11-2015 04:31 AM
  22. Paul1266's Avatar
    There are quite a few people on here who are happy with how W10 is shaping up but we meet in secret so as not to arouse the anger of the 'W10 is crap and Windows phone is dead brigade' who explode in anger at any suggestion that W10 is anything other than a shambles ;)
    11-11-2015 05:28 AM
  23. Spectrum90's Avatar
    I'm not having any issues with W10M. I really like it, I would never go back to 8.1.
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    11-11-2015 11:32 AM
  24. rhapdog's Avatar
    There are quite a few people on here who are happy with how W10 is shaping up but we meet in secret so as not to arouse the anger of the 'W10 is crap and Windows phone is dead brigade' who explode in anger at any suggestion that W10 is anything other than a shambles ;)
    I think that brigade was secretly started by Apple and Google for fear that W10M will eventually overtake and bankrupt Apple and Android.

    I'm loving W10M on my 640. I'll never be able to go back to 8.1 now. Nor will I ever use iOS or Android after this. I can't go backwards. W10M is just too great.
    11-11-2015 11:43 AM
  25. Wajeeh Maaz's Avatar
    I love it. 10581 was the difference between night and day in terms of performance, but it's still lagging on my L635 :( Not up to 8.1 standards. Hoping it will be fixed in the next build!
    11-11-2015 12:17 PM
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