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  1. rastanac's Avatar
    If you happen to have moved FROM Windows Phone to iOS or Android - what are you missing the most from Windows Phone?
    01-29-2016 02:08 AM
  2. Luta Dacian's Avatar
    You can't miss something, everything wp have is 10x better on ios or android and here included microsoft apps to.
    01-29-2016 02:19 AM
  3. Guytronic's Avatar
    01-29-2016 03:03 AM
  4. zimilaci's Avatar
    Well, but I moved from IOS and Android to W10M... and I don't miss anything
    01-29-2016 03:41 AM
  5. Deanig_12's Avatar
    Im also making the jump from ios/android to windows :)
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    01-29-2016 06:38 AM
  6. Paul Stasik's Avatar
    You can't miss something, everything wp have is 10x better on ios or android and here included microsoft apps to.
    Except OBDII, get a car with an over-sensitive pzev that puts the check engine light on for no reason regularly and you'll be happy to have a Windows Phone.

    Continuum-- once you get used to it, it's fantastic to have your phone be a PC, the integration of SMS into a desktop is wonderful.

    Yeah, two fantastic and not subjective things you might miss if you leave Windows. There are reasons to use this OS even if they don't apply to you.
    Last edited by Paul Stasik; 01-29-2016 at 08:29 AM.
    01-29-2016 07:40 AM
  7. ShaneRay's Avatar
    Moved to an LG G4 in December from an 830. The only thing I'm missing is an app: nextgen reader. Haven't been able to find a good alternative.

    Other than that, I'm not missing much of anything.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
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    01-29-2016 12:56 PM
  8. donkiluminate's Avatar
    Moved to iOS last month. I miss:

    The Cortana integration. Cortana just isn't the same on iOS

    Live tiles. Of course.

    Xbox games. Got to get those Cheevos.

    Wordflow keyboard

    Tiles. Heck I just miss being able to have some freedom as to where i place app icons.

    An app drawer

    The photo's app integration with onedrive

    The notification center

    checking Gabe's twitter feed every hour for news on a new build :)
    01-29-2016 02:08 PM
  9. Captain_Eric's Avatar
    Moved to iOS last month. I miss:

    The Cortana integration. Cortana just isn't the same on iOS

    Live tiles. Of course.

    Xbox games. Got to get those Cheevos.

    Wordflow keyboard

    Tiles. Heck I just miss being able to have some freedom as to where i place app icons.

    An app drawer

    The photo's app integration with onedrive

    The notification center

    checking Gabe's twitter feed every hour for news on a new build :)
    I move between Android and 1520. This is a good list.
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    01-29-2016 02:18 PM
  10. Josh Harman's Avatar
    I haven't completely committed to the switch, but I've been strictly using an iPhone 6 for over a week.

    I miss live tiles of course. Believe it or not, but notifications are better in my 950 than the iPhone. Quick actions. Miracast. Continuum. Glance. CAMERA!

    What I don't miss... Missing and incomplete apps, especially Microsoft's own apps.
    01-29-2016 02:23 PM
  11. escobar's Avatar
    Pretty much nothing.
    Guytronic likes this.
    01-29-2016 02:44 PM
  12. xandros9's Avatar
    Pinning documents to the start screen, the responsiveness and keyboard of 8.1. but from 10, I'm not sure.
    01-29-2016 08:57 PM
  13. RaRa85's Avatar
    The only thing I miss is live tiles. Microsoft has continued to strip away most of the metro design anyway thoughout the OS. The Start screen is the best of all the platforms. And the Fantasia Painter app is simply the best photo editor app on any platform. Other than that, absolutely nothing.
    Tips_y likes this.
    01-29-2016 11:09 PM
  14. SammyD97's Avatar
    I was contemplating switching tl Android a week or two ago but decided against it. Will wait and see what happens this year.
    anon(3463402) likes this.
    01-29-2016 11:40 PM
  15. rastanac's Avatar
    Moved to an LG G4 in December from an 830. The only thing I'm missing is an app: nextgen reader. Haven't been able to find a good alternative.

    Other than that, I'm not missing much of anything.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    I'm actually thinking of moving to Android via LG G4... still thinking if I wait it out or not, just getting tired of waiting for Windows 10 mobile to mature fast enough and catch up with the apps gap
    Adrian Joldis likes this.
    01-30-2016 02:33 AM
  16. justonlumia's Avatar
    I have not completely moved, alternating between A7 and L640. I do miss pinning stuff on main screen and live tiles
    01-30-2016 02:45 AM
  17. captaincalamity's Avatar
    Alas I tried with Windows phone, for so long, have been back n forth from iOS to WP, but now I have leapt across to Android and the only thing I miss is the Live tiles and pin to home from pretty much anywhere, always thought android was laggy, but even iOS is laggy if you don't own the latest and greatest extremely expensive iPhone, Android seems to have improved so much recently, with so much more to give, the freedom to do what you want and change what you want, really makes the device feel yours. I may get another Lumia 640 if I see one cheap, just to see what the windows 10 development is doing, but the app gap and lack of google services and the amazing fact that all Microsoft apps are by far better on iOS and Android, tells me missing one feature really doesn't justify sticking with windows phone, shame really. A platform needs developers on board to survive, be it gaming machines, phones etc...and Windows phones tries but just doesn't come through each time, will be sad to see windows phones die a death.
    01-30-2016 03:05 AM
  18. DarthVedder's Avatar
    iPhone 6. I still have and like my icon, but I use it less and less every day. I wanted to use it as an entertainment device, but there is just no point. Many days I don't even notice that the icon is dead, I don't even charge it. All the calls I'd receive on that line are forwarded to the iPhone, so basically I don't have any use for it.

    I miss the live tiles and the camera, but frankly, while boring, the iPhone is just better.
    01-30-2016 03:19 AM
  19. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    01-30-2016 03:28 AM
  20. Ian_Superfly's Avatar
    Changed to an iPhone.
    The only thing I miss is Live tiles even though I've come to understand that I didn't USE them a lot.
    I miss also to have a phone that was unique, the iPhone is pretty boring.

    The best thing about the iphone is that every thing is so fast and smooth AND off course real pro apps, not half baked hobby versions. And even though the Microsoft apps are better then on WP you have so much more to chose from (you do not have to use Microsoft only, you can mix or go for other developers)
    01-30-2016 03:39 AM
  21. vishwas_prabhu's Avatar
    I frequently switch between RedmiNote and 640xl. Redmi Note lags sometimes even with 2 gigs of RAM. I miss Glance, double tap to wakeup, live tiles, Core Music Player, NexGen reader when using Redmi Note. WP/WM may not be having too many apps. But existing apps are superior. Where in play store you have hundreds of music players but most of them are useless/ filled with ads. I can use Android for max one week. Then I again switch back to 640xl :p
    01-30-2016 03:44 AM
  22. v535's Avatar
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    Of course resuming screen, other storage, no cache cleaner etc.
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    01-30-2016 04:06 AM
  23. Saxithon's Avatar
    I miss:
    -The dark theme (No other platform likes it apparently?)
    -My Tiles and the UI
    - The Resuming... screen
    01-30-2016 04:12 AM
  24. ShaneRay's Avatar
    I'm actually thinking of moving to Android via LG G4... still thinking if I wait it out or not, just getting tired of waiting for Windows 10 mobile to mature fast enough and catch up with the apps gap
    The G4 has been a great experience. Easily one of the best Androids out there at the moment. Sounds like the G5 is just around the corner.

    About the app gap: Not only is it the lack of apps, but it's also the quality. I wasn't prepared for how much better the apps were on android compared to their WP counterparts (if they exist). I moved to Android for the lack of apps, but the quality has been a bonus. I don't see MS overcoming these hurdles anytime soon, if at all.

    Anyway...off topic. Sorry.
    rastanac likes this.
    01-30-2016 05:12 AM
  25. slivy58's Avatar
    Moved to an LG G4 in December from an 830. The only thing I'm missing is an app: nextgen reader. Haven't been able to find a good alternative.

    Other than that, I'm not missing much of anything.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    Exact same move for me too although I still use my 1020 for work with the 830 relegated to the "soon to be defunct" drawer, so I guess in essence we are not missing much at the moment but gained immensely after acquiring the LG G4... OK if it came down to it maaaybe the live tiles but that's stretching things.
    Last edited by Elky64; 01-30-2016 at 10:23 AM.
    01-30-2016 10:13 AM
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