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  1. Wietse-0803's Avatar
    I don't understand why they continue to develop Windows 10 Mobile if there are no devices obtainable anymore within some months?
    Very sad for me as an UWP developer ...
    09-10-2016 09:28 AM
  2. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    I don't understand why they continue to develop Windows 10 Mobile if there are no devices obtainable anymore within some months?
    Very sad for me as an UWP developer ...
    Maybe because a new devive needs a full developed Redstone 2
    09-10-2016 10:58 AM
  3. Raygreen3's Avatar
    It seems that I keep hearing that Microsoft is killing off the Windows Phone and not even offering it in their stores and not giving it warranty coverage like it does its laptops. I hate to see the end of the Windows Phone. It could mean the end of Windows altogether. I just hope they are planning a Windows Surface phone. I dread going back to an iPhone or a Android phone. I have used both and have a Galaxy S5 that I hate using in the car. It just is not car friendly like the Windows Phone. Where else can you get a solid running feature backed nice looking durable phone for $40 but a Windows 640.
    09-10-2016 11:43 AM
  4. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    It seems that I keep hearing that Microsoft is killing off the Windows Phone and not even offering it in their stores and not giving it warranty coverage like it does its laptops. I hate to see the end of the Windows Phone. It could mean the end of Windows altogether. I just hope they are planning a Windows Surface phone. I dread going back to an iPhone or a Android phone. I have used both and have a Galaxy S5 that I hate using in the car. It just is not car friendly like the Windows Phone. Where else can you get a solid running feature backed nice looking durable phone for $40 but a Windows 640.
    Warranty coverage is due by law in the most of countries, in Europe lasts 2 years since buying e.g.
    09-10-2016 11:54 AM
  5. ichthyosaurus's Avatar
    @icht, have you tried gMap app. I think it's a good alternative to Waze. I have an app called active fitness and it has option to sync with Band. The app is reliable.
    @vader that's a wonderful experience.
    I don't use Waze as much for navigation, but against coppers :) That's where it's value is for me ;) I'll try the Active Fitness app, thanks.

    @@ vader - Ditto!
    09-11-2016 10:33 PM
  6. ichthyosaurus's Avatar
    WAZE actually works better since I upgraded to Windows 10 Mobile, I now have Voice guidance without road names. With Windows 8.1 mobile I had lost all Voice Guidance.
    Better is not good enough for me. I need it 100%, this particular app at least... I was kinda neutral towards Google, maybe even slightly positive, but them withdrawing support for Waze for W10M right after acquiring it made me HATE them :))
    09-11-2016 10:36 PM
  7. Nokia_Lumia's Avatar
    I don't use Waze as much for navigation, but against coppers :) That's where it's value is for me ;) I'll try the Active Fitness app, thanks.

    @@ vader - Ditto!
    In the 3-some years of Windows Phone 8.x existence, there has not been a solution for traffic-based navigation. HERE announced it in the "next" updates in 2013 (I remember reading some Pino Bonetti guy, I think on their forums). Obviously, all development for HERE on Windows Phone was halted since 2013 after it was not included in the deal. Have you tried the "Maps" on Windows 10 Mobile with traffic? Does it provide voice turn-by-turn guidance, and LIVE traffic avoidance/rerouting?
    09-14-2016 09:58 AM
  8. Tarequl Islam's Avatar
    Well native maps is perfect in every sphere but name of places. Other features are useless because of lack of naming of places as well as name of restaurant, businesses, service points, buildings etc. Cause you can't use it if you can't fine all the places you search.
    09-14-2016 10:10 AM
  9. Piyush Sharma1's Avatar
    If you can wait, wait for Surface phone.
    09-14-2016 12:14 PM
  10. phelme's Avatar
    Sygic offers live traffic display during navigation (for a fee). It's disappointing that MS has apparently jettisoned live traffic display during navigation in the Preview builds for the WM10 Maps app; they'll show it before you start routing. Can't get a straight answer out of them as to what happened to it.
    10-04-2016 04:23 PM
  11. amitz_r's Avatar
    i use waze since 8.1 and i use it on 10
    10-05-2016 05:34 AM
  12. Raygreen3's Avatar
    I have a Galaxy S5 running Android 6 and I try switching to it every so often from the Windows 640 phone running Windows 10, I find for some reason my battery life on the Galaxy S5 sucks. I can drop down to less than 30% by mid day and the phone heats up sometimes. I have a new battery in it too and it doesn't seem to help. I find the phone can sometimes just get really sluggish and just down right annoying and awkward to use compared to the Windows phone. I hardly have any lag or sluggishness on the Windows phone. My windows phone will be at 70% when the Galaxy is at 30 or 40%.

    There are enough decent apps to get me through the day and when I need more I can come home and use my computer or tablet for the apps that are not on my phone.

    I really hope there will be a way for Windows Phone to survive and universal apps will make it that most apps available to iOS and Android will be available to Windows platform too.
    10-16-2016 10:22 PM
  13. Pynchmail's Avatar
    I am using a Galaxy S4 and a 640. The S4 is fine though battery life is not that good and it is indeed laggy at times. The 640 is smooth, has better battery life but seems a little less stable. I am fine with the app gap because I don't really need many apps and for those missing apps that I need, I can use mobile web that are pinned to start. But S4 and Android is not that bad and quite usable. I can't get used to IPhone and iOS though.
    10-17-2016 06:11 AM
  14. AndyCalling's Avatar
    Originally posted by patcherd
    That's the wonderful thing about freedom. You aren't limited to one platform but have three to choose from. We are so spoiled when you look at our blessings. Give thanks to God!
    But do we really? To shift from the Windows ecosystem to the Apple ecosystem would cost an absolute fortune (buying an Apple desktop, laptop, phone, and if they even do one a stick Apple computer, and all the software, and the bits of hardware to replace the bits Apple don't like, at famously affordable Apple prices) any extra apps available on the iPhone is a negligible factor compared to the insanely huge app gap between OSX and all my other Windows devices. Then there's Android, which may be cheap but I tried messing with the Chromebook for larks and it is just so limited it's pretty much a tech demo. I'm astonished that Google actually managed to come up with something with an even bigger app gap compared to Windows than a Macbook. If Windows ecosystem users think they have an app gap, they will really find what that means if they drop Windows for any of the 'alternative' ecosystems. Think yourself lucky Windows users only face this issue on the phone, and realise it is tiny compared to the issue on the other ecosystems. Compared to them, Windows is massively more mature and capable. To shift on a whim is just not practical for many. To suggest they have a free choice requires pretty simplistic reasoning.
    10-17-2016 07:02 AM
  15. AndyCalling's Avatar
    Additional: Forgot to add the need to buy an iPad to replace my Windows tablet in that Apple equation above. Wish we could still edit posts in this WC app...
    10-17-2016 07:05 AM
  16. Jimmy Banksss's Avatar
    I think it is worth it..and I think it s marketability is undersold. Microsoft have a good thing on their hands, they are just too afraid to fight for it.

    I have personally convinced 3 people to buy a Lumia 950 and 1 person to buy a Lumia 640, without much effort! And these are people that have used Android, iOS etc.

    This thing can be marketed! It is not a bad product...it is just undersold. It has problems, well so too do all the other platforms! Android with its 80% marketshare has massive problems and it has succeeded. Why do we all get so surprised when anybody mentions any limitation of Windows? You flagships in iOS for crying out loud with 720p screens. I had countless problems with memory expansion on Android! Buggy software? Why do we act like Windows invented glitches?

    You market the software hard....as is, and you chip away at the problems as much as you can. Every product is a fraud in one way or another. No company produces the perfect product, but you don't tell the consumer that...Apple know that all too well.
    Last edited by xandros9; 10-17-2016 at 12:50 PM. Reason: 720, not 750
    10-17-2016 12:00 PM
  17. Raygreen3's Avatar
    What I like is I paid $40 for my 640 and over $700 for my Samsung Galaxy S5 which is paid off now. But why would I want to pay $700 for an iPhone or Samsung Galaxy 7 or many other android phones. I don't worry about anything happening to my Windows phone. If it gets broken, lost or stolen (Doubt many people would want to steal it), I would only have to pay $40 and get another. With my cloud backup, I can restore the new Windows phone pretty easily. I could also remotely wipe my lost or stolen Windows phone.

    I just read that the NYPD uses Windows phones running 8.1 in a pilot program from 2014. They are upgrading to Windows 10 for all 36,000 officers.
    Last edited by Raygreen3; 10-17-2016 at 07:27 PM.
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    10-17-2016 07:17 PM
  18. Vasil Dechkov's Avatar
    When it's something about Windows Phone, 90% of the time it's complaining. I think Windows Phone is underrated and I know that if someday I switch to Android or iOS, I would want to get back to Windows on the second day.

    Sent from mTalk on my Lumia 535.
    10-18-2016 02:43 PM
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