02-13-2018 10:06 PM
545 ... 7891011 ...
tools
  1. discomonkey82's Avatar
    Just got back on the back wagon with a 950XL & here till the bitter end! Was still rocking a 1020 until the screen smashed (again) so that was it. Played around with Android for about a month but fun wore off quickly when phone slowed down to a halt. Very happy to far, my main uses are phone, text, browser & camera. I did read about MS dropping the ball but came down to a good price and should get at least another 12 if not 24 months out of this bad boy.
    fin11 likes this.
    10-09-2017 05:49 AM
  2. maddogmoffit'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.
    Sorry but it is a tool, a communication gadget, a piece of equipment not a friend or a lover. It is as replaceable as anything else I buy for the use of maximum of three years, it is not a trusted heirloom or anything else of sentimental value. It could be even argued that you should switch from time to time to not develop unhealthy connections to your phone or to get to deep into the claws of the ecosystem.
    I do not take my tech toys into my bed, I do not even bring them in to to my bedroom. I can live without that.
    theefman likes this.
    10-09-2017 06:10 AM
  3. jojo_ferrer66's Avatar
    Yrs,I'm still staying with Windows Mobile,my first phone was a Cherry Mobile Alpha View a 6 incher phone,actually a WP 8.1 phone. I like the WM because of the live tiles and Facebook's "integration" with the People app. Unfortunately I lost it and am now using a Cherry Mobile Alpha Prime 5(a 5 incher although a.Windows 10 unit and is my driver). Although I own several Android phones and a tablet, my Prime is my favorite. I rarely use my Android tablet and I just use it as a talking desktop clock. Even now Im still looking for WP Phones even on the used market here ib our country. And sometimes some people are looking at my WP when I'm using it outside.
    10-09-2017 06:18 AM
  4. Mr_Jangles's Avatar
    Not only will I not be sticking with Windows Mobile, I will be actively moving away from Windows 10 and Microsoft products
    Saeglopur89 and theefman like this.
    10-09-2017 06:26 AM
  5. Tyrelion Prime's Avatar
    I can understand both points of view here.
    I'm also very dissapointed in MS from an end-user point of view in regards to services being cancelled which I loved to use, like Groove Music.
    On the other hand, from MS point of view, it would also be foolish to keep spending tons of money keeping a service online which is simply making them lose money. Money better spend on the development of new devices and services.
    On top of that, do we really need yet another seperate platform to stream and buy music? I'd rather see a full integration of spotify in the Groove Music app and use their services straight from within the Groove Music app than yet another seperate service to stream and buy music. Which only means that when I ever make the switch, I probably have to buy everything all over again...
    In my opinion, such an approach would make a lot more sense for all parties involved, Microsoft, spotify and the end-user.

    It's just a shame MS and spotify didn't do that from the start.

    But that is just the latest drop in a year of decline for windows mobile + support and people leaving now have every right to do so and yes, I understand their reasons. Not simply because of the Groove Music Pass and music store being cancelled but because of everything that happened to Windows Mobile in the last year.

    Yet personally I am sticking to my guns and support for Microsoft.
    OneDrive, Office,... are all great products which I love to use and have nothing to do with the rest. It's a bit silly imo to drop every product a company has to offer, which work great, because of some failed projects.

    As for Mobile... they have one more shot at this, as far as I am concerned and with Core OS and the vision behind one OS for all devices, I believe they learned from their mistakes and have the mobile products benefit from the success of their other products. yes, the wait is long and we've been talking about Surface Phone for years now. However, I'd rather have them taking a bit longer and getting it right, than have yet another release of yet another half-assed device and services.

    I just hope that I won't drop my Lumia 950 until then....
    10-09-2017 06:38 AM
  6. froi francisco'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.
    hibernate mode, then see what XDA devs can do with 950 series in installing win10/cshell
    10-09-2017 06:58 AM
  7. Ibrahim Mohammed2'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'm with you I have 950 XL as my main phone, looking forward to Surface Phone.
    10-09-2017 07:56 AM
  8. Tiny Funk's Avatar
    950 user, here to stay... for as long as it runs.... might even upgrade to 950XL if I come across one.
    10-09-2017 08:19 AM
  9. nandakishorem98'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.

    Well Windows phone is dead! And before this day we all know there wont be any changes for the WP. Most of us do love Windows phone and we all regret to dump the device. As I'm one of the many windows phone fans here, i never thought of dumping my Lumia.

    I own 2 Lumias and my L950 is just 5 months old, which I bought it from the Microsoft Store since it isn't available in India.

    I'll continue to use my Lumia till it dies and still happy to hear that Microsoft will continue release security updates and bug fix patches.

    Lets all hope for the best! Happy to see other loyal fans
    Last edited by nandakishorem98; 10-11-2017 at 12:33 AM.
    10-09-2017 08:30 AM
  10. treiz's Avatar
    Well my 950xl was starting to affect my work so I switched to a note 8 over the weekend. I'll keep my 950xl around as a mini tablet on wifi and I look forward to switching back when Microsoft releases whatever their next project is. Until then I have to walk around feeling dirty all the time.
    10-09-2017 08:31 AM
  11. evillama's Avatar
    It's damn embarrassing, to have a wife and five kids all put on W10M years ago (by me, the dad) and now have them all need to tell those they know, "our phones are dead, and we're behind in iOS, Android knowledge". My sister-in-law even purchased a 950 off eBay (gave up her Android) in hopes that she was moving to a "better" platform. I didn't encourage (nor discourage) her to do so, but she saw what the phones were like whenever she came to visit.

    For a techie, changing platforms is something we just deal with. But for everyday folks, normal customers, the switch is not always as easy.
    10-09-2017 08:45 AM
  12. Asybuhari Hakim Mohamed Johari's Avatar
    I'm just waiting here to see whether my Lumia 640 Dual Sim (Non-LTE) is listed as a recipient of the Fall Creator Updates

    Will hold on at least a year more if it is... But really considering jumping ship if it isn't

    Either way, I'm starting to saving up to buy new smartphone then.... or abandoning smartphone altogether


    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.
    10-09-2017 09:02 AM
  13. mtf1380's Avatar
    I just hope that my 950XL will last until MS's vision of what's next for mobile is introduced. I have nothing against other OS's... it's just that Windows OS feels like home... and we all know, there's no place like home:)

    I don't mind a bit that I am saving $1K, by not having to replace my phone at the moment:)
    Last edited by mtf1380; 10-09-2017 at 09:50 AM.
    10-09-2017 09:09 AM
  14. Zeem Frostmaw's Avatar
    Unless someone's paying me £400 to buy a new phone, I'm sticking right here.

    Lumia 950 is still an outstanding phone and replaceable batteries mean it ages way slower than other flagships. I can live without Pokémon Go or whatever lol.
    10-09-2017 09:12 AM
  15. Doctor_Who's Avatar
    I'm sticking with Windows Mobile, but more out of necessity then anything else. I don't have the money to just switch at the drop of a hat!
    mc_razza likes this.
    10-09-2017 09:18 AM
  16. M_A_Adams's Avatar
    I'll keep going as long as I can keep my phone working. Then, I will be done with smartphones and should be ready to retire and be DONE with MICROSOFT.
    10-09-2017 09:24 AM
  17. Hawkwind2005's Avatar
    I'm now in a relationship with an Android phone, but daren't tell it that every time I use it I'm thinking about my Windows Phone. And to make it worse, I'm cheating on Google Assistant with Cortana. But I feel slightly better for admitting it to all of you. Perhaps we can start a mutual support network.
    Andreas Lagos likes this.
    10-09-2017 09:30 AM
  18. Dedric Terry's Avatar
    HP Elite x3 'til the wheels fall off this baby. Microsoft has said many times that they're going with one version of Windows for all devices. So yes, Windows "Mobile" is dead. And yes, there was an issues getting devs to produce apps for mobile, but apps for specific devices is becoming less relevant. And wow, how the haters, blog writers, nay-sayers, spin-docs, etc. love to instill fear in public opinion. So MS is not making phones anymore... Doesn't mean they can't make other devices with cellular capabilities running WinFall (my term for Windows For All devices). Who else is going to show hw manufacturers how it's done ya feel me?
    10-09-2017 09:45 AM
  19. Joe Frazier's Avatar
    I loved the platform and my Lumia 920. I liked my 950 better than many. I'm now on an LG V30 Android 7.1 and can't imagine going back. I started out on Android using the Microsoft services I knew so well but have moved mostly to Google services since they're so much simpler and intuitive use on Android. Bring baked in truly matters.There is no mobile first without a mobile platform.
    theefman likes this.
    10-09-2017 09:48 AM
  20. badcat's Avatar
    I switched back to Android a few years ago disappointed by Microsoft's lack of enthusiasm and by the **** poor carrier support here in the US. I really liked the OS and do still miss it sometimes. It ran well on low end hardware and was mostly smooth.

    I had three different WP's, an 822, a brief fling with an 830 brought to an end by AT&T's horrible customer service and a 735.

    With no new Windows Phone devices on the horizon it seemed it was time for me to make the transition back to Android. I'm not an Apple fan and will never use any of their devices again (I had a laptop and an iMac). One of my buddies still uses a 735 on Verizon. It's too bad that MS won't release new devices. The abondement of the platform by MS was a huge disappointment to me. I'm now using a combination of MS and Google services and getting along fairly well.

    As far as sticking it out, hey if that's what works for you, have at it. Personally, I wasn't going to wait around for the inevitable.

    https://www.windowscentral.com/micro...-focus-anymore

    Good luck.
    Last edited by badcat; 10-09-2017 at 10:22 AM.
    10-09-2017 09:51 AM
  21. Wevenhuis'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 hope so. I would like to see microsoft listen more to improving a growing backlog of issues still not being adressed by the updates. I think windows needs that to restore faith in its users and followers. The innovation is growing at the cost of fit and finish I will keep using my 1520 and 950xl till they phisically die.

    I will use my 1520 and 950 xl till they phisically die. I'm conservative

    I'm still thinking about upgrading to Surface pro "5" LTE. Main issue I have is still the lack of fit and finish of the tablet experience. It's better than say 10 years ago. But I think microsoft has the tools and means to make the dit and finish better today. The insiders feedback has been there for the past three years. Not sure what the holdup is. The surface would be a wonderful (productivity) device of the software was a tad better at launch.
    10-09-2017 10:04 AM
  22. Muskatnuss's Avatar
    I'm waiting for whatever Andromeda will be, if it ever comes. In the meantime I'll stick to my 3 930s until they expire. Then I don't know, maybe a dumb phone. Can't stand Apple and don't like Google / Android so yeah.
    10-09-2017 10:15 AM
  23. Wan Firas's Avatar
    I think those who stay are the people who don't really live in the current mobile world. Unless they have a secondary phone.

    I have a Lumia 640. As long as Office is operable, Skype is functioning and Edge is usable, I can survive. Oh, and telephony too.

    We're similar to the type of people who were sticking with dumb phones just because they can live with it. Just in a more modern sense.
    badcat and Savas_P like this.
    10-09-2017 10:20 AM
  24. CyberDruid's Avatar
    I'll continue to use my 950XL, but it's just because I'm not really a heavy phone user. I do texting, camera, email, phone calls and light web browsing. For these things the 950xl will continue to function. There are rare cases when I want an app and can't find something equivalent but it's pretty rare for me to do that. I just don't use apps the way other people do. I still do a lot of stuff on my computer.

    Unless there is any great advance in phones I plan to use this 950xl until it's dead or the batteries become more expensive than a new phone. Whenever that day comes my next phone will likely be an android unless someone shakes up the market.

    The downturn lately has made me a bit bitter on MS in general. I am no longer a fan of the company, but neither is Nadella. I will use items as they make sense and stop using them when it stops making sense.

    I cancelled my Skype subscription. I will cancel my Office 365 when it comes due (because of price increase + direction of the company) and move back to an old copy I bought years ago that works well enough. I will not be able to buy music from Groove anymore so I'll use 7digital now.

    On the other hand I still like XBOX and will continue to support it. I have a pre-order Scorpio. I will keep using windows on my PC because I have lots of software that only runs on windows, but I won't be doing insider builds and testing.

    I hope they don't screw up xbox next. I have a gaming capable PC but for some reason I generally prefer playing on xbox. If they mess up Xbox I guess I'll move exclusively to Steam.

    I don't know if they realize how much keeping things going transfers into other business. My liking xbox (plus Nokia's design) lead me to a 920. That lead to Groove, Office 365, Skype, 950xl, insider builds and more.

    (sorry for the long reply; I guess I've been thinking about this a lot lately)
    Savas_P likes this.
    10-09-2017 10:26 AM
  25. Bijeet Sharma's Avatar
    I'm going to stick my ground as long as the phone (950) works.
    10-09-2017 10:34 AM
545 ... 7891011 ...

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