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  1. Sargon Aelther's Avatar
    Droid is a brand name used by Verizon. Are you all Verizon customers?
    Eh? I use Droid 'cause it's shorter than Android. Simple as that. I'm also from Europe, so I don't use Verizon. Even if I was in the US I'd NEVER give my money to any CDMA-based carrier.
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    09-02-2017 04:34 PM
  2. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Droid is a brand name used by Verizon. Are you all Verizon customers?
    When you go to Staples do you ask where are the repositionable notes or do you ask for Post-It Notes?
    09-02-2017 05:06 PM
  3. TgeekB's Avatar
    When you go to Staples do you ask where are the repositionable notes or do you ask for Post-It Notes?
    I'm going to ask for repositional notes next time just to see the look on their face.
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    09-02-2017 05:19 PM
  4. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I'm going to ask for repositional notes next time just to see the look on their face.
    You better have your camera out, that will be a YouTube sensation.
    09-02-2017 05:40 PM
  5. PerfectReign's Avatar
    Droid is a brand name used by Verizon. Are you all Verizon customers?
    That is probably not the droid you were looking for.

    Sent from mTalk
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    09-02-2017 07:03 PM
  6. nate0's Avatar
    That is probably not the droid you were looking for.

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    I see that. ;)
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    09-02-2017 07:41 PM
  7. plarusa85's Avatar
    Windows phone can"t be dead, judging by the number of comments here. Plus the trouble for me is that I much prefer it to Android and IOS which I also experiment with.

    None of the other so called superior platforms support coding an app which can run unchanged on various form factors. It may not be apparent, but the reboots were needed to get there.
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    09-04-2017 10:19 AM
  8. tyyoungtyler's Avatar
    None of the other so called superior platforms support coding an app which can run unchanged on various form factors. It may not be apparent, but the reboots were needed to get there.
    Why does this matter though? To me the end user why should I care if it’s using the same code or not? If I can use app A on my phone and get the same functionality on my laptop with app Ab that has different code why should I care? Does it matter that much that there are apps on this platform that can run across multiple devices if the same functionality is replicated elsewhere while using platforms with better dev support, a wider array of apps, and more consistent hardware releases?
    techiez likes this.
    09-04-2017 11:48 AM
  9. Sargon Aelther's Avatar
    Oh yeah, a handful of comments on a WINDOWS-FOCUSED forum. Windows Phone market share must be massive!
    There are over 2 billion Smartphone users, 99.6% of Smartphones are iOS and Android. How many use Windows Phone? A few hundred thousand at most? That's a needle in a haystack.

    UWP is still very limiting and cannot reach the power of Windows Win32 or Android. Also the ability to run UWP on multiple device form factors hasn't conjured up Google Maps, or any other essentials apps. That's not what matters, especially not to users. They don't know and don't need to know how it works under the hood.

    Windows Phone has been separated from the main Windows Branch. It's at the same place that WP7 was during the development of 7.8. Dead (won't get WP8), but still "supported" for legal and contractual reasons. I mean there haven't been any new lumias for 2 years. All the updates are bug fixes. Wake up, man!
    Last edited by Sargon Aelther; 09-04-2017 at 02:28 PM. Reason: Fixed a typo
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    09-04-2017 01:44 PM
  10. TgeekB's Avatar
    Windows phone can"t be dead, judging by the number of comments here. Plus the trouble for me is that I much prefer it to Android and IOS which I also experiment with.

    None of the other so called superior platforms support coding an app which can run unchanged on various form factors. It may not be apparent, but the reboots were needed to get there.
    Then you better be prepared to put your money where your mouth is, so to speak.
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    09-04-2017 02:22 PM
  11. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Oh yeah, a handful of comments on a WINDOWS-FOCUSED forum. Windows Phone market share must be massive!
    There are over 2 billion Smartphone users, 99.6% of Smartphones are iOS and Android. How many use Windows Phone? A few hundred thousand at most? That's a needle in a haystack.

    UWP is still very limiting and cannot reach the power of Windows Win32 or Android. Also the ability to run UWP on multiple device form factors hasn't conjured up Google Maps, or any other essentials apps. That's not what matters, especially not to users. They don't know and don't need to know how it works under the hood.

    Windows Phone has been separated from the main Windows Branch. It's at the same place that WP7 was during the development of 7.8. Dead (won't get WP8), but still "supported" for legal and contractual reasons. I mean there haven't been any new lumias for 2 years. All the updates are bug fixes. Wake up, man!
    The .04% don't care. Those of us that use it do so of our own free will. Why can't iOS and Android users understand that? I understand why people have left the platform and that's great. You've found something better that works better for your usage scenario. I haven't and neither have "a few hundred thousand".

    Sent from my Acer Liquid Jade Primo on mTalk
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    09-04-2017 03:01 PM
  12. Sargon Aelther's Avatar
    The .04% don't care. Those of us that use it do so of our own free will. Why can't iOS and Android users understand that? I understand why people have left the platform and that's great. You've found something better that works better for your usage scenario. I haven't and neither have "a few hundred thousand".

    Sent from my Acer Liquid Jade Primo on mTalk
    Oh I understand trying to hold onto something you like for as long as you can... I jumped from WM6.5 Pro to WP8.1, 'cause I hated WP7. That's a long time... then again I had working Google maps on WM6.5.5 Pro, so maybe I don't understand.

    I'm not trying to force you to switch RIGHT NOW! I'm just saying you might not have a choice eventually, because I see NO FUTURE for Windows 10 Mobile.

    When I say that Windows Phone is dead that's all I mean by it. I stayed with a dead OS for a long time myself, but that didn't change the fact that it was dead.

    It's the people who claim that Windows Phone is very much alive and kicking that I take issue with.
    09-04-2017 03:55 PM
  13. TgeekB's Avatar
    The .04% don't care. Those of us that use it do so of our own free will. Why can't iOS and Android users understand that? I understand why people have left the platform and that's great. You've found something better that works better for your usage scenario. I haven't and neither have "a few hundred thousand".

    Sent from my Acer Liquid Jade Primo on mTalk
    The 0.4% should care, because that's not enough to pay the electric bills for life support (expensive, power draining machines). Not that you have much influence. Kay sera, sera. Whatever will be will be - Doris Day?
    09-04-2017 04:48 PM
  14. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I'm touched by the concern. But today, September 4th, 2017, Windows 10 Mobile is working exactly as I need it to. When the day comes, as I'm sure it will, I'll switch to something else. For all we know, it might be something that doesn't even exist right now. I live in the moment as tomorrow is a promise to no one. A heart attack taught me that close to 6 years ago.

    It's just a phone people. It's not curing cancer or writing the next great novel.

    Sent from my Acer Liquid Jade Primo on mTalk
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    09-04-2017 04:59 PM
  15. TgeekB's Avatar
    TgeekB OS 11
    The future of mobile computing. If you're nice, I'll give you first dibs on the brain implanted smartphone I'm designing. Just an overnight stay, no worries.
    09-04-2017 05:13 PM
  16. fatclue_98's Avatar
    TgeekB OS 11
    The future of mobile computing. If you're nice, I'll give you first dibs on the brain implanted smartphone I'm designing. Just an overnight stay, no worries.
    You have no idea how possible that sounds, and that's the least outlandish part of it. Will Obamacare still be around to cover it when I sign up for the assimilation....er, procedure?
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    09-04-2017 05:31 PM
  17. TgeekB's Avatar
    You have no idea how possible that sounds, and that's the least outlandish part of it. Will Obamacare still be around to cover it when I sign up for the assimilation....er, procedure?
    No worries, it's all covered except for a small copay of $10,000 to help pay for gold toilet seats at Mar Lago. #TrumpCare
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    09-04-2017 05:34 PM
  18. fatclue_98's Avatar
    No worries, it's all covered except for a small copay of $10,000 to help pay for gold toilet seats at Mar Lago. #TrumpCare
    Gold is too malleable. Titanium would be a more suitable choice of material for that lard a*s.

    Sent from my Acer Liquid Jade Primo on mTalk
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    09-04-2017 05:44 PM
  19. TgeekB's Avatar
    Gold is too malleable. Titanium would be a more suitable choice of material for that lard a*s.

    Sent from my Acer Liquid Jade Primo on mTalk
    🤣
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    09-04-2017 05:46 PM
  20. matt john2's Avatar
    Windows 10M was already dead before it even came out.
    There hasn't been any major upgrade to the OS at all. I remember installing the early "developer preview" and I was really excited because now we have a proper notification "Action Centre". And yes it took Microsoft that long to make a proper working OS. Early versions of WP are f**kn nightmare, we didn't even have control to the screen rotation so the screen rotates every bloody time, it's was a complete mess. Thankfully WP 8.1 fixed the screen rotation along with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth quick toggle with the introduction of the notification "Action Centre", though it wasn't as feature packed as what we have right now.
    You see the problem here; Microsoft barely puts an effort to the Windows Phones, if there's any at all. There hasn't been any major visual changes and feature introductions or improvements it's all just the same old and boring boxes from the early days. And honestly I've never seen any improvements from early Windows10M "previews"

    Point is, improvements to the OS is almost nonexistence. MS may introduce new features but they mostly if not always end up deprecated or forgotten or other platform are doing the same thing, better. Apps are not getting any better either some major apps hasn't seen an update in months.

    Windows Phone is a rotting corpse

    My two cents as a user for a very long time
    Last edited by matt john2; 09-05-2017 at 12:27 AM.
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    09-05-2017 12:12 AM
  21. maxxem's Avatar
    Well what do you expect when you give feedback and you see the windows phone department , all 8 of them holding up thank you signs, Lol. I know. Fire them all and get some competent coders and department head with leadership abilities and a whip to crack.
    09-06-2017 05:18 AM
  22. maxxem's Avatar
    If you want adolescent Eye Candy go get yourself an IPhone or Android . Windows UI is strictly for adults that don't need funky little adolescent icons. Windows needs to clean house on these C grade coders that cant tell their heads from a hole in the ground. Reminds me of Teams Linux Fixing and breaking at the same time, Lo Fire them all and get some competent coders and a competent department
    Tom Snyder likes this.
    09-06-2017 05:27 AM
  23. tgp's Avatar
    Windows UI is strictly for adults that don't need funky little adolescent icons
    Virtually all adults feel the need for funky little adolescent icons, evidently.
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    09-06-2017 07:17 AM
  24. Sargon Aelther's Avatar
    If you want adolescent Eye Candy go get yourself an IPhone or Android . Windows UI is strictly for adults that don't need funky little adolescent icons.
    Yet I have adult users coming up to me every day complaining about their complicated, unintuitive and broken Lumia 650s, asking for iPhones instead. Lucky for them, Microsoft is no longer making anything, so I'm giving them their iPhones 6Ss.
    TgeekB and theefman like this.
    09-06-2017 12:48 PM
  25. matt john2's Avatar
    Windows UI is strictly for adults that don't need funky little adolescent icons.
    Yup, Windows Phone definitely needs more live tiles more than real innovations. Live tiles, killer feature .
    09-10-2017 12:19 AM
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