02-13-2018 10:06 PM
545 ... 1718192021 ...
tools
  1. Guytronic's Avatar
    How many would despise Windows phone if 4 billion people were blindly following it like a cult?
    11-29-2017 05:45 PM
  2. fatclue_98's Avatar
    How many would despise Windows phone if 4 billion people were blindly following it like a cult?
    4 billion and 1.
    Guytronic and Elky64 like this.
    11-29-2017 10:59 PM
  3. darrell reimer's Avatar
    Ahh, another “people use iPhone because they want to follow the crowd” rant. Perhaps they want to follow a company that supports its mobile users?
    There is plenty wrong with every OS, including Windows. Pick the one that works best for you. No rant necessary.
    What crowd are iPhone people following; the crowd is only in the USA; this was posted today on MSN:

    Average selling prices for smartphones are expected to rise to $317 by 2021, up from $282 in 2016.

    IDC estimated the market share for Android-powered devices to be 85.1 percent this year, and mirror the overall market over the next few years to hit 85.3 percent by 2021.


    The market share for Apple is estimated at 14.8 percent in 2017, and seen slipping to 14.6 percent by 2021, IDC said.
    TgeekB likes this.
    11-30-2017 12:52 AM
  4. Guytronic's Avatar
    What crowd are iPhone people following; the crowd is only in the USA; this was posted today on MSN:

    Average selling prices for smartphones are expected to rise to $317 by 2021, up from $282 in 2016.

    IDC estimated the market share for Android-powered devices to be 85.1 percent this year, and mirror the overall market over the next few years to hit 85.3 percent by 2021.


    The market share for Apple is estimated at 14.8 percent in 2017, and seen slipping to 14.6 percent by 2021, IDC said.
    I can see iPhone users getting bored with the "flatness" of the platform.
    I wonder if Apple has any plan to address boredom?
    11-30-2017 01:36 AM
  5. SUCKITUPBUTTERCUP's Avatar
    There are some great deals out there on W10 mobile devices. Take advantage while you can! Especially if you are standing your ground and continue using W10m OS until Microsoft releases WCOS Towards the end of 2018.

    4 🍀 Just bought (4) 435, (3) 950's, (3)640xl's....back ups for my backups...+10 in use on AT&T. Supported until 2019. All devices work flawlessly. Who needs apps. Uploaded music to OneDrive and you can still stream with groove, bank, auto, and any other Financial institutions all work great with edge. I do everything through online bill pay. Never understood app frenzy.
    12-01-2017 11:26 PM
  6. TgeekB's Avatar
    I can see iPhone users getting bored with the "flatness" of the platform.
    I wonder if Apple has any plan to address boredom?
    I don’t know. With AR about to explode and Apple leading the way there will be plenty of time to take care of boredom.
    12-02-2017 07:45 AM
  7. tgp's Avatar
    I can see iPhone users getting bored with the "flatness" of the platform.
    I wonder if Apple has any plan to address boredom?
    IDK, boredom isn't all bad! In my experience with WP/WM, it certainly wasn't boring! But the excitement it caused me wasn't necessarily a good thing. I never knew what was coming next! I've mentioned this before, but here's the kind of excitement I experienced:

    "So, when I press the camera button, will it take a picture, or will the phone reboot?"
    fatclue_98 likes this.
    12-02-2017 07:59 AM
  8. Jonny Kowalczyk's Avatar
    I have just returned to windows mobile , i have androids and an iPhone in my draw and hate them passionately. I am in this with you bro - I will not buy another phone until Microsoft release one OR another company comes out with a viable alternative. I wont be forced to use a mobile OS i hate because times are shaky! Il wait ☺
    SUCKITUPBUTTERCUP and fin11 like this.
    12-02-2017 11:30 AM
  9. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Who needs apps.
    Apparently billions do.
    12-02-2017 02:34 PM
  10. fatclue_98's Avatar
    "So, when I press the camera button, will it take a picture, or will the phone reboot?"
    It's never happened to me but that's funny as all hell. Thanks for the giggle.
    12-02-2017 02:35 PM
  11. SUCKITUPBUTTERCUP's Avatar
    Apparently billions do.
    One word to explain this illusion of apps needed to make a phone useful or cannot do without one. "codependency" name one app that isn't eye candy, social media , and better yet required to have on phone which cannot be done through other means on Windows mobile.
    12-03-2017 01:11 PM
  12. TgeekB's Avatar
    One word to explain this illusion of apps needed to make a phone useful or cannot do without one. "codependency" name one app that isn't eye candy, social media , and better yet required to have on phone which cannot be done through other means on Windows mobile.
    But that’s what makes a smartphone a smartphone. Sure, I don’t have to control my thermostat from anywhere in the world so my dogs are comfortable, but I can with my iPhone. Having that and other similar things are important to me and many others.
    12-03-2017 01:20 PM
  13. SUCKITUPBUTTERCUP's Avatar
    But that’s what makes a smartphone a smartphone. Sure, I don’t have to control my thermostat from anywhere in the world so my dogs are comfortable, but I can with my iPhone. Having that and other similar things are important to me and many others.
    I thought it was the addition of the internet, interactive interface, touch screen, to a device that made phone calls which was mobile which made it a smart phone.
    Apps again 99% of them well ok 95% of them are gimmicks.

    Definition of smartphone
    : a cell phone that includes additional software functions (such as e-mail or an.

    Then again all the above comes integrated with W mobile just by having a Microsoft account. All banks have mobile web versions, credit companies, Facebook, etc...etc..
    Edge browser works great in most cases and functional on the rest. Everything else is set up through text and email to communicate. There are plenty of games and tool on W mobile to entertain / function.
    12-03-2017 01:47 PM
  14. TgeekB's Avatar
    I thought it was the addition of the internet, interactive interface, touch screen, to a device that made phone calls which was mobile which made it a smart phone.
    Apps again 99% of them well ok 95% of them are gimmicks.

    Definition of smartphone
    : a cell phone that includes additional software functions (such as e-mail or an.

    Then again all the above comes integrated with W mobile just by having a Microsoft account. All banks have mobile web versions, credit companies, Facebook, etc...etc..
    Edge browser works great in most cases and functional on the rest. Everything else is set up through text and email to communicate. There are plenty of games and tool on W mobile to entertain / function.
    Smartphones may have started with email, etc. but have certainly developed since then. No one thought of AR back then but now it’s about to explode. I was recently shopping for living room furniture and was able to see exactly how it would look in my house. Necessary? Of course not. Helpful? Sure was.

    I agree that many apps are gimmicks but I wouldn’t say 95%. While you or I may not need a particular one, someone else might. Having that as an option is nice. All websites are not the same as an app. You cannot deposit checks on every mobile website where you may be able to from their app.

    I want to be very clear, I am not knocking Windows Mobile or anyone who uses it. It is perfect for many people. What I don’t accept is knocking other platforms or stating their differences are not needed or people only use them to “fit in”. That is a weak argument. All the platforms can stand on their own and bring different uses to different people.
    12-03-2017 01:58 PM
  15. SUCKITUPBUTTERCUP's Avatar
    Smartphones may have started with email, etc. but have certainly developed since then. No one thought of AR back then but now it’s about to explode. I was recently shopping for living room furniture and was able to see exactly how it would look in my house. Necessary? Of course not. Helpful? Sure was.



    I want to be very clear, I am not knocking Windows Mobile or anyone who uses it. It is perfect for many people. What I don’t accept is knocking other platforms or stating their differences are not needed or people only use them to “fit in”. That is a weak argument. All the platforms can stand on their own and bring different uses to different people.
    Just the opposite: Didn't say anything about how other platforms were inferior. I was pointing out how the app or lack there of actually comes down to entertainment /social media the knock on W10m severely over stated.
    12-03-2017 02:07 PM
  16. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Just the opposite: Didn't say anything about how other platforms were inferior. I was pointing out how the app or lack there of actually comes down to entertainment /social media the knock on W10m severely over stated.
    It's not about social media and entertainment. There are many apps that lack certain basic functions that the competition has. Even though I don't do it, I know that many people like to do mobile deposit and with so many banking apps gone, it's a problem for some and Edge isn't an option.

    I believe Windows has more functionality out of the box than Android and iOS. But the inability to enhance the experience through apps is why the platform is where it is.
    12-03-2017 03:04 PM
  17. TgeekB's Avatar
    It's not about social media and entertainment. There are many apps that lack certain basic functions that the competition has. Even though I don't do it, I know that many people like to do mobile deposit and with so many banking apps gone, it's a problem for some and Edge isn't an option.

    I believe Windows has more functionality out of the box than Android and iOS. But the inability to enhance the experience through apps is why the platform is where it is.
    A well said and honest comment coming from a true Windows Mobile fan.
    12-03-2017 04:48 PM
  18. unmorphed's Avatar
    You people are crazy.

    I miss my WP. I loved it. I developed for it. I owned about a dozen devices.

    ... but I finally gave up about 6 months ago. Why torture yourself? Eventually you device will crap out, are you going to spend money to replace it? Eventually the OS won't work, what then?

    Stop living in loser denial guys.
    Guytronic and TgeekB like this.
    12-03-2017 09:43 PM
  19. unmorphed's Avatar
    One word to explain this illusion of apps needed to make a phone useful or cannot do without one. "codependency" name one app that isn't eye candy, social media , and better yet required to have on phone which cannot be done through other means on Windows mobile.
    I don't need a washing machine because I could clean my clothes through other means. Hell I don't NEED electricity either.
    12-03-2017 09:47 PM
  20. raycpl's Avatar
    I can see iPhone users getting bored with the "flatness" of the platform.
    I wonder if Apple has any plan to address boredom?
    I doubt it, as iPhone users are getting bored the right way!! LOL

    ... !
    Guytronic and Laura Knotek like this.
    12-03-2017 09:56 PM
  21. Guytronic's Avatar
    I doubt it, as iPhone users are getting bored the right way!! LOL

    ... !
    I guess my observations of iOS are off the mark. I have no right to pass judgment being a person with limited experience on the iPhone.
    My apologies to all.
    12-04-2017 01:16 AM
  22. chidoro42's Avatar
    What crowd are iPhone people following; the crowd is only in the USA; this was posted today on MSN:

    Average selling prices for smartphones are expected to rise to $317 by 2021, up from $282 in 2016.

    IDC estimated the market share for Android-powered devices to be 85.1 percent this year, and mirror the overall market over the next few years to hit 85.3 percent by 2021.


    The market share for Apple is estimated at 14.8 percent in 2017, and seen slipping to 14.6 percent by 2021, IDC said.
    Apple's global market share wil not go up any longer evem if their overall userbase increases. it simply will not grow as quickly as android since the next billion users who join smartphone ownership will be lower income individuals who aee not iphone candidates.

    Just joined apple for the 1st time ever with an 8+ 256 gig model over thanksgiving weekend. couldnt be happier. And holding out so long made the update that much more impressive.
    12-04-2017 03:46 PM
  23. Grant Taylor3's Avatar
    Well I don't know if I commented here before but I'll just say (again) that I wish Microsoft held the statu quo with Windows Mobile.
    I realize that the fact nobody ever thinks of WM10 allows us to have apps with fewer to no ads and no weird implementations/so-called improvements.

    Someone mentioned YouTube being plagued with ads in the Android version and I agree. On WM10 you can have an app like myTube that gives you the same functionalities as Youtube Red.

    Same for Messenger for Facebook. The W8 version was very good and didn't lag at all.

    The fact that we are being left aside makes us free from all those marketing tweaks they are trying to force on us on Android.

    I see it that way.

    It's certainly not the best phone OS ever but it does the job and that's all I'm asking from this phone.
    For all the fun (and battery drains) I have Android on my tablet, charging 24/7.

    Totally agree with you I am using a Lumia 950 and I now have a Samsung Galaxy S8.

    All the apps are up to date and the S8 is beautiful but the apps FB, FB Messenger, Reddit, Twitter & Youtube suck due to all the ads.

    You may not get the new app updates on Window 10 Mobile but after using the same apps on Android and IOS Windows 10 Mobile is a better cleaner and ad free platform.

    I find the same with the tablet experience I prefer using the apps on my cheap Lenovo Atom based tablet to the ad infested iPad.
    12-04-2017 06:12 PM
  24. TgeekB's Avatar
    I don't need a washing machine because I could clean my clothes through other means. Hell I don't NEED electricity either.
    Exactly. Why buy a washing machine when beating your clothes against rocks works just as well.
    fatclue_98 and Laura Knotek like this.
    12-04-2017 06:15 PM
  25. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Exactly. Why buy a washing machine when beating your clothes against rocks works just as well.
    You 3rd world Americans. Hasn't anybody mentioned a buckboard to you yet? I'm not trying to sound elitist but we had the best buckboards in Cuba. And the outhouses? They would make Robin Leach green with envy.
    tgp and Laura Knotek like this.
    12-04-2017 06:32 PM
545 ... 1718192021 ...

Similar Threads

  1. How can a Windows user switch to a Google Phone?
    By mkenyon2 in forum Android Phones
    Replies: 57
    Last Post: 01-05-2018, 07:44 AM
  2. How to change and customize Windows 10 sleep settings
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-04-2017, 03:10 PM
  3. 5 things you (really) need to know about Windows Mixed Reality
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-04-2017, 01:30 PM
  4. Hands-on with Halo Recruit, a tasty bite of Windows Mixed Reality goodness you'll love
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-04-2017, 01:10 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD