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  1. Giwi's Avatar
    Is there any other mobile OS? I don't like iOS and I don't want Android.
    So yes, count me in, I am with you!!!
    And in what Society is a duopoly ever a good thing?!
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    10-08-2017 05:15 PM
  2. bitterblood's Avatar
    nope...im done
    10-08-2017 05:21 PM
  3. Jason Angle's Avatar
    Well standing your ground is admirable.

    Question is:
    What happens when there is no longer any ground to stand on?
    VP of Windows just announced that there is no ground, updates still coming through next year, no new features or Hardware. OP, Have a monster 950XL package for sale when my iPhone gets here.
    10-08-2017 05:34 PM
  4. O3D's Avatar
    Who else is with me? Till the bitter end we stick together, we will make it through, and we know good things come to those who wait.

    My 1520 finally crashed and screen shattered, I'm now looking for a 950XL as an upgrade or if I can find an HP x3 for cheap that'll be great too.

    I don't think WM is a burning and a sinking ship at all, I just think we're in a transitional phase, and there's absolutely no reason why MS isn't doing something secretly in their Research Lab. They're most likely preparing for the post-smartphone era that's about to unfold in the next couple of years or so. I'm very excited to finally see the "foldable phone" they've been working on for quite some time now, and I'm sure it'll be great.

    I would totally understand why you are leaving this platform, and it's absolutely within reason and totally justified, I won't miss you though because I know deep down inside, you've got a special place for WM and you'll eventually come back to us when a new spark has been ignited.

    But for us who are staying and sticking through this long haul, we're going to be all right. Everything is going to be all right. We shall make it through and reap the rewards when the time is right.
    Been on my windows phones since the begging so im not leavin it now but in addition i bought a 950xl before 2 weeks and im so happy about it, im with u guys
    10-08-2017 05:34 PM
  5. negative1ne's Avatar
    I have no problems with microsoft. Windows 7.8 phone still working 100%, ZUNE, photos hub, texting etc.
    Very little use for apps, so nothing current really impacts the use of it.

    Sure there aren't any new phones, but the old ones still work.

    Don't see any point in ios, or android. Everything i have works with microsoft. Surface pro 1, xbox 360,
    and every pc i have has windows 7 on it.

    i'm good for as long as pc's and the 360 are supported. and even after they aren't.

    later
    -1
    10-08-2017 05:36 PM
  6. pass11's Avatar
    I would love to continue standing my ground but unfortunately my 950xl is dying and there isn't enough of a pull to keep me in the ecosystem anymore, especially now that groove is done. I will say that as a former android and IPhone user, I found WP to be the most esthetically pleasing to use... So I've been doing some research and I've narrowed down my next phone to a oneplus 5 or a note 8 but I'm having some trepidation because I'm not a fan of the android interface anymore. WP has spoiled me.
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    10-08-2017 05:36 PM
  7. Extremevl's Avatar
    Finally I know it's over for Windows Mobile, at least I can fully leave knowing it's over.

    https://www.phonearena.com/news/Micr...coffin_id98726

    Joe Belfiore puts the nail in the coffin, I wonder why they couldn't have just said this a long time ago...
    Last edited by Extremevl; 10-08-2017 at 06:05 PM.
    10-08-2017 05:51 PM
  8. breaker119's Avatar
    One of the biggest things keeping me on the platform (other than pure stubbornness) is the Family settings. My young kids have Microsoft child accounts - this allows me to comfortably allow them to use any of my PCs and their 640s (no sim) with little to no supervision. I know they can't get to anything I don't want them to... either apps, websites, or videos.

    How do I achieve the same level of family safety and control with Android?
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    10-08-2017 05:51 PM
  9. fhm's Avatar
    I bought a 950XL and Band 2 about 2 years ago and they are still working good but getting buggier by the month. I'll replace them in the new year, but I doubt I'll buy any Microsoft hardware again.
    Saeglopur89 likes this.
    10-08-2017 05:53 PM
  10. Extremevl's Avatar
    It's already over everyone and it's official, straight from Microsoft!

    https://www.phonearena.com/news/Micr...coffin_id98726
    10-08-2017 05:54 PM
  11. JaimitoFrog's Avatar
    Will keep using my Elite x3. No reason to switch yet. I can still do 90% of the stuff i need for a smartphone.
    10-08-2017 06:01 PM
  12. Bjfcm's Avatar
    Who else is with me? Till the bitter end we stick together, we will make it through, and we know good things come to those who wait.

    My 1520 finally crashed and screen shattered, I'm now looking for a 950XL as an upgrade or if I can find an HP x3 for cheap that'll be great too.

    I don't think WM is a burning and a sinking ship at all, I just think we're in a transitional phase, and there's absolutely no reason why MS isn't doing something secretly in their Research Lab. They're most likely preparing for the post-smartphone era that's about to unfold in the next couple of years or so. I'm very excited to finally see the "foldable phone" they've been working on for quite some time now, and I'm sure it'll be great.

    I would totally understand why you are leaving this platform, and it's absolutely within reason and totally justified, I won't miss you though because I know deep down inside, you've got a special place for WM and you'll eventually come back to us when a new spark has been ignited.

    But for us who are staying and sticking through this long haul, we're going to be all right. Everything is going to be all right. We shall make it through and reap the rewards when the time is right.
    10-08-2017 06:29 PM
  13. JaimitoFrog's Avatar
    Was using the stuff back before WM6.5. Thus this news doesn't change anything. They will get back into mobile space with something else, if not hardware then certainly software. Even if they don't make hardware, their software will run on multiple platforms, thus there is no need to change ecosystems. Windows is the most cross platform friendly ecosystem out there. I use Gmail, Office, have ms account, and have itune (haven't used for yrs). I can choose which device i like best, and still use it. Cortana will soon be able to link all the stuff i use in the cloud, and i don't need to care which device I use. Have Surface Book, Surface studio, iPod. If i get an android phone after my Elite x3 breaks down or get damaged, it will play nice with all the stuff I have from MS. So really, as a consumer, it isn't a big deal. People are taking it way too personally. Hatred for Nadella, felt like a slap in the face, etc. This is just tech. It comes and goes. 10 yrs ago there wasn't iPhone, and Blackberry used to be so big. In 10 yrs there may be no more iPhones.
    Saeglopur89 likes this.
    10-08-2017 06:30 PM
  14. Bjfcm's Avatar
    I have been a Windows Mobile user for 15 years plus ,before IPhone and before Android. It is very ,very hard to imagine not using a Windows Device as my main driver ,but I will be moving on. Currently, I own the Elite 3X and its still doing well. I will use it till I can't ( Smile)
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    10-08-2017 06:36 PM
  15. AltanJace19's Avatar
    Who else is with me? Till the bitter end we stick together, we will make it through, and we know good things come to those who wait.

    My 1520 finally crashed and screen shattered, I'm now looking for a 950XL as an upgrade or if I can find an HP x3 for cheap that'll be great too.

    I don't think WM is a burning and a sinking ship at all, I just think we're in a transitional phase, and there's absolutely no reason why MS isn't doing something secretly in their Research Lab. They're most likely preparing for the post-smartphone era that's about to unfold in the next couple of years or so. I'm very excited to finally see the "foldable phone" they've been working on for quite some time now, and I'm sure it'll be great.

    I would totally understand why you are leaving this platform, and it's absolutely within reason and totally justified, I won't miss you though because I know deep down inside, you've got a special place for WM and you'll eventually come back to us when a new spark has been ignited.

    But for us who are staying and sticking through this long haul, we're going to be all right. Everything is going to be all right. We shall make it through and reap the rewards when the time is right.
    I'll still continue using my 950 XL kbecause it gets the stuff done. However, over the course of the year, the software has become buggy and at times, a pain to use. If I only had enough money, I would've bought myself an Android phone
    10-08-2017 06:40 PM
  16. vacancy job's Avatar
    just choose what is suitable for you, no need to stick with W10M...
    10-08-2017 06:49 PM
  17. nate0's Avatar
    As long as my email, webpages, text messages and phone calls work on the W10M device I am using I will have one.
    editguy and mark233 like this.
    10-08-2017 07:02 PM
  18. ITmanagerNC's Avatar
    I accepted the slow downward spiral of W10M. What has pushed me over the edge, turned me bitter and possibly turning most of my services away from Microsoft is their repeated failures of services in the consumer space. Groove REALLY pissed me off because I had bought in to the streaming life style, spent a lot of time building my library, really got hooked on the interface and purchased a couple used phones as music players. I'm tired of being let down and I refuse to be let down again.
    10-08-2017 07:02 PM
  19. nate0's Avatar
    I accepted the slow downward spiral of W10M. What has pushed me over the edge, turned me bitter and possibly turning most of my services away from Microsoft is their repeated failures of services in the consumer space. Groove REALLY pissed me off because I had bought in to the streaming life style, spent a lot of time building my library, really got hooked on the interface and purchased a couple used phones as music players. I'm tired of being let down and I refuse to be let down again.
    I hear ya. I use Groove every morning I drive to work. Good UI and intuitive. I hope they stick to their promise of using it and updating it on other platforms, because if I ever switch that is the player I install every time.
    10-08-2017 07:12 PM
  20. anon(10324754)'s Avatar
    No Groove has forced me to go Android. I have bought a Nokia 6, disabled all the crappy Google apps and installed all the Microsoft apps (without Google store because I don't have an account) including Launcher and Cortana and using Apple Music as I don't want Spotify. So far it's integrating well. The only thing I haven't worked out is why Outlook widgets don't work in Launcher. One of the benefits of my 950 is pinning work and personal email accounts to the main interface. The Outlook on android App is just lumping together at the moment. Once I get that I'll be close as having a Windows phone on Android as I can get. I will still keep my 950.
    10-08-2017 07:26 PM
  21. etphoto's Avatar
    No Groove has forced me to go Android. I have bought a Nokia 6, disabled all the crappy Google apps and installed all the Microsoft apps (without Google store because I don't have an account) including Launcher and Cortana and using Apple Music as I don't want Spotify. So far it's integrating well. The only thing I haven't worked out is why Outlook widgets don't work in Launcher. One of the benefits of my 950 is pinning work and personal email accounts to the main interface. The Outlook on android App is just lumping together at the moment. Once I get that I'll be close as having a Windows phone on Android as I can get. I will still keep my 950.
    I am too bitter. Once i switch that is it. Screw MS. I look at it as they want me to leave so i don't go where i am not wanted.

    Twitter: @PhotographyET
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    10-08-2017 07:37 PM
  22. Chris Tucker3's Avatar
    Who else is with me? Till the bitter end we stick together, we will make it through, and we know good things come to those who wait.

    My 1520 finally crashed and screen shattered, I'm now looking for a 950XL as an upgrade or if I can find an HP x3 for cheap that'll be great too.

    I don't think WM is a burning and a sinking ship at all, I just think we're in a transitional phase, and there's absolutely no reason why MS isn't doing something secretly in their Research Lab. They're most likely preparing for the post-smartphone era that's about to unfold in the next couple of years or so. I'm very excited to finally see the "foldable phone" they've been working on for quite some time now, and I'm sure it'll be great.

    I would totally understand why you are leaving this platform, and it's absolutely within reason and totally justified, I won't miss you though because I know deep down inside, you've got a special place for WM and you'll eventually come back to us when a new spark has been ignited.

    But for us who are staying and sticking through this long haul, we're going to be all right. Everything is going to be all right. We shall make it through and reap the rewards when the time is right.
    If MS had announced a new phone, with WiFi calling and all the features of the Lumia950 and iPhoneX, but a little bit better, I would stick with windows phone. But with my current phone being the last one MS announced and it is dying, it might just be time to move on.
    10-08-2017 07:37 PM
  23. fatclue_98's Avatar
    It’s interesting to hear the competing camps on this.
    It seems people who have very narrow needs are more apt to stick with the platform.
    Those with a wider viewpoint are moving on.
    At least they’ve come out and finally told everyone what we already knew.
    What? That we're stubborn? It's no secret that the platform is limited at best. But it's also no secret that the apps are better otherwise they wouldn't be so popular on the competing platforms. I defy anybody that has moved on to use non-Microsoft apps on their chosen OS. Those who do have my utmost R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

    I'm going to move on soon enough, but I'm not going to bash Microsoft on my way out. That's petty behavior not befitting any of us here.
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    10-08-2017 07:38 PM
  24. editguy's Avatar
    It's already over everyone and it's official, straight from Microsoft!

    https://www.phonearena.com/news/Micr...coffin_id98726
    It's not over as long as I have a functioning Windows phone.
    fatclue_98, Guytronic and fin11 like this.
    10-08-2017 07:41 PM
  25. fatclue_98's Avatar
    It's not over as long as I have a functioning Windows phone.
    You must've been a webOS user. Nobody else talks like that.
    Guytronic and editguy like this.
    10-08-2017 07:51 PM
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