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  1. vEEP pEEP's Avatar
    Hello,

    Is anyone fed up enough to move to Android or iOS and completely dump the MS ecosystem?

    I mean cancel Onedrive, use Evernote instead of OneNote, switch to G Services or live with FaceTime and icloud

    Or will you drop W10m and still use MS?

    I am contemplating Apple which means dumping my W10 desktop for a Mac, and get an IPhone, drop O365 and move to anything Apple.

    W10 - I have to admit has more options for games. But the titles I like are on Mac.

    Android does not have a desktop OS, guess I could move to Linux.

    W10 - I like it - pretty solid OS, but fed up enough with MS to see them go bye bye unless they turn it around...yes - get back into mobile with SUPPORT
    03-15-2018 10:00 PM
  2. libra89's Avatar
    I dropped W10M and kept Microsoft services. Microsoft does what they do but I like their services the best. I can't be bothered to make all of these adjustments that would just inconvenience me.
    03-15-2018 10:15 PM
  3. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I switched from Windows Phone to Android 3 years ago. I still kept Office 365 personal, but I use Google apps more than Microsoft apps these days.

    I've had Evernote for many years, since I've used it since I last used BlackBerry devices back in 2011.

    I'm a user of multiple platforms, so I don't feel a need to use any company's apps exclusively.
    03-16-2018 03:37 AM
  4. MosaicMarch's Avatar
    I did it. ;) Moved everything to Google. No regrets, really.
    03-16-2018 08:00 AM
  5. tgp's Avatar
    I mix and match. I'm all Microsoft at work. I have a few MCP certifications, and I make a living in Microsoft Dynamics and SQL Server.

    In my personal life, I'm not all Microsoft. Although I have a PC laptop (and I just ordered a new one yesterday, an HP Envy x360 2 in 1 with an i7 8th Gen CPU), I mostly use my Macbook Pro, iPad, and Android phone at home. I use my PC mostly for a couple things where it works best. The only Microsoft product I use besides Windows is Office. I don't use any Microsoft services.
    03-16-2018 09:34 AM
  6. Elky64's Avatar
    I've been fed up w/MS for a while on both mobile and PC fronts. Switched to Droid some time ago with PC being my main stumbling block now. More and more finding myself straying away from MS Services. Life is too short being frustrated all the time and that's actually what Windows 10 (mobile/pc) seems to have brought to the table upon just about every use, don't think there's a day that hasn't gone by in the last 1-1.5 years that I didn't cursed at one of my computers, and/or mobile (if used). Whereas anything other than "Microsoft" has been providing me with exceptional stability and consistency over the past three years so sticking w/what works only makes sense to me.
    03-16-2018 03:01 PM
  7. Lobo Technician's Avatar
    I moved from the Google Ecosystem a few years ago, it was a long switch since I had a lot of stuff on Google Drive to move to OneDrive. I still use Win Phone and while I sometimes miss the plethora of aps that Android offers, W10M has the essentials covered. I use Windows 10 at home, at work and on the go, so its really nice to have access to my data no matter where I am or what PC I use. I don't se myself switching anytime soon. If anything I might just get a cheap Android phone, just to have access to the play store, but nothing more.
    Laura Knotek, ven07 and vEEP pEEP like this.
    03-16-2018 03:02 PM
  8. Leonel Funes's Avatar
    Hello,

    Is anyone fed up enough to move to Android or iOS and completely dump the MS ecosystem?

    I mean cancel Onedrive, use Evernote instead of OneNote, switch to G Services or live with FaceTime and icloud

    Or will you drop W10m and still use MS?

    I am contemplating Apple which means dumping my W10 desktop for a Mac, and get an IPhone, drop O365 and move to anything Apple.

    W10 - I have to admit has more options for games. But the titles I like are on Mac.

    Android does not have a desktop OS, guess I could move to Linux.

    W10 - I like it - pretty solid OS, but fed up enough with MS to see them go bye bye unless they turn it around...yes - get back into mobile with SUPPORT
    I did the jump... From Google's offerings to Microsoft's about 5 years ago. And I'm not looking back.
    ven07, editguy, vEEP pEEP and 2 others like this.
    03-16-2018 07:00 PM
  9. gmfeld's Avatar
    I’m moving to Android next week, to a LG V30. I’ve never had anything other than a Windows phone. How are the OneNote and OneDrive apps on Android? Will I have easy access to my data, or will I need to move things to some other cloud?
    03-16-2018 07:24 PM
  10. Elky64's Avatar
    I’m moving to Android next week, to a LG V30. I’ve never had anything other than a Windows phone. How are the OneNote and OneDrive apps on Android? Will I have easy access to my data, or will I need to move things to some other cloud?
    Nope you really shouldn't have a problem with your data if you continue using OneNote and OneDrive.
    03-16-2018 07:46 PM
  11. dj_hetick's Avatar
    As long as there's daily MSI Win 10 OS at my backpack, All in One PC Win 10 OS at my office, and PC Win 10 OS at my bedroom, I will use my Lumia 950 Win 10M. Till I find better Win Phone OS or MS stop Win 10 support. The Sync could never been better.
    vEEP pEEP and Lobo Technician like this.
    03-17-2018 01:27 AM
  12. ven07's Avatar
    I’m moving to Android next week, to a LG V30. I’ve never had anything other than a Windows phone. How are the OneNote and OneDrive apps on Android? Will I have easy access to my data, or will I need to move things to some other cloud?
    Like Elky said, you'll be fine :) just download the apps from the playstore log in to the same account you use on your WP or laptop and you'll have the data available
    Laura Knotek, libra89 and aximtreo like this.
    03-17-2018 02:12 AM
  13. ven07's Avatar
    Or will you drop W10m and still use MS?
    Dropped WM as my main device since the beginning of last year. Still have the 640 running. It'll keep going until it can :) I have a friend that still uses her 925 as a main phone since she only needs it to call and text, she doesn't have issues. On top of that she's even using the phone on 8.1 :/

    Anyways, back to my point. Dropped WM, but I wouldn't dream of dropping W10, just because I'm dropping WM. While a Mac does have it's advantages, I still prefer W10 overall.

    Don't drop W10 if it's not needed. Just mix and match. MS services/apps on Android and IOS are pretty good. Ultimately it's your call :)
    03-17-2018 02:17 AM
  14. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    Right now, no. Yes, MS aren't the best, and yes, their apps/mobile hardware plan is terrible, but right now it works for me for what I need. In the future though, most likely Android would be where I would head if MS don't release any new mobile hardware.
    03-17-2018 07:17 AM
  15. dov1978's Avatar
    Microsoft have left me pretty peeved with them several times regarding their mobile platform but I still use their apps and services on Android. Microsoft Launcher, Outlook, OneNote, OneDrive - although I've just moved all my photos to Google Drive after 6 years and now just use it for documents and backups.
    03-17-2018 09:28 AM
  16. beman39's Avatar
    even tho I'm peeved tremendously at MSFT for dropping mobile and abandoning us, I will never stop using MSFT eco system just for the fact I can't stand apple and ADdroid will never ever ever be an option for me, just for the fact that its riddled with ADS and crappy apps and malware! GF just installed an exercise APP and it laterally took over her phone with ads (couldn't open her phone to accept calls cuzz the ad took over her phone) and I had to force brute an un-install of the offending app she installed... seriously don't know why everyone likes ADdroid... such a piece of sh!t, so for that fact I will stay with my awesome HP X3, nothing will ever come close to the live tiles... I know all the ADdroid nay sayers will be here to defend it but... whatever! if you can put up with all crap that entails ADdroid then more power to you and go have fun lol
    vEEP pEEP and ven07 like this.
    03-17-2018 10:46 AM
  17. TgeekB's Avatar
    even tho I'm peeved tremendously at MSFT for dropping mobile and abandoning us, I will never stop using MSFT eco system just for the fact I can't stand apple and ADdroid will never ever ever be an option for me, just for the fact that its riddled with ADS and crappy apps and malware! GF just installed an exercise APP and it laterally took over her phone with ads (couldn't open her phone to accept calls cuzz the ad took over her phone) and I had to force brute an un-install of the offending app she installed... seriously don't know why everyone likes ADdroid... such a piece of sh!t, so for that fact I will stay with my awesome HP X3, nothing will ever come close to the live tiles... I know all the ADdroid nay sayers will be here to defend it but... whatever! if you can put up with all crap that entails ADdroid then more power to you and go have fun lol
    Tell us how you really feel. 🤣

    Honestly though, Android is built and continues to grow because of advertisements. It’s something you have to understand if you are in that ecosystem. It takes time to sift through all the apps to find the one that Best fits your needs and yet is the least invasive. I used it and enjoyed it but have since moved to iOS because it gives me the best combination of apps with fewer ads, security and overall performance.
    03-17-2018 11:03 AM
  18. Elky64's Avatar
    even tho I'm peeved tremendously at MSFT for dropping mobile and abandoning us, I will never stop using MSFT eco system just for the fact I can't stand apple and ADdroid will never ever ever be an option for me, just for the fact that its riddled with ADS and crappy apps and malware! GF just installed an exercise APP and it laterally took over her phone with ads (couldn't open her phone to accept calls cuzz the ad took over her phone) and I had to force brute an un-install of the offending app she installed... seriously don't know why everyone likes ADdroid... such a piece of sh!t, so for that fact I will stay with my awesome HP X3, nothing will ever come close to the live tiles... I know all the ADdroid nay sayers will be here to defend it but... whatever! if you can put up with all crap that entails ADdroid then more power to you and go have fun lol
    OK we get it, you simply have no love for Droid which is perfectly fine. But seriously, what is it that you or your GF are doing to invoke such atrocities with the platform? I genuinely ask because in my 3+ plus years of using multiple Droids (six to-date) I have not experienced anything anywhere near to the degree as you've described, not even remotely close. Sure they (ads, etc) exist yet going by my experiences setting up my Android devices initially it has been basically a "set it and forget it" affair, no special treatment, no constant vigilance, simply using the devices as they were intended.
    03-17-2018 12:31 PM
  19. Elky64's Avatar
    Tell us how you really feel.

    Honestly though, Android is built and continues to grow because of advertisements. It’s something you have to understand if you are in that ecosystem. It takes time to sift through all the apps to find the one that Best fits your needs and yet is the least invasive. I used it and enjoyed it but have since moved to iOS because it gives me the best combination of apps with fewer ads, security and overall performance.
    There's no doubt Android can be intrusive if one lets it be, purchasing apps can alleviate a lot of that frustration though. Got my collage of apps that we stick with and it has worked out very well - I stay clear of those riddled w/ads or ones requiring permissions that go beyond what is needed. My present Droid is the BB Motion which has turned out to be the most used, and productive, device ever, hasn't missed a beat in nearly 4 months of constant use.

    My wife is all-in on the iOS front w/iPads/iPhone but it's a little too restrictive for my needs, do use an iPad mini for couch browsing though which works perfectly fine.
    03-17-2018 01:09 PM
  20. TgeekB's Avatar
    There's no doubt Android can be intrusive if one lets it be, purchasing apps can alleviate a lot of that frustration though. Got my collage of apps that we stick with and it has worked out very well - I stay clear of those riddled w/ads or ones requiring permissions that go beyond what is needed. My present Droid is the BB Motion which has turned out to be the most used, and productive, device ever, hasn't missed a beat in nearly 4 months of constant use.

    My wife is all-in on the iOS front w/iPads/iPhone but it's a little too restrictive for my needs, do use an iPad mini for couch browsing though which works perfectly fine.
    Agree with all you said. The animosity some have for Android or iOS is just personal. I can’t be bothered putting any energy in hating an inanimate object that can’t hurt me at all.

    I moved to iOS, not because I disliked Android, more because I wanted to simplify my technology. It just fit better.....right now. We all know that can and probably will change. That’s why I won’t marry or defend any one platform.
    03-17-2018 01:22 PM
  21. beman39's Avatar
    Tell us how you really feel.

    Honestly though, Android is built and continues to grow because of advertisements. It’s something you have to understand if you are in that ecosystem. It takes time to sift through all the apps to find the one that Best fits your needs and yet is the least invasive. I used it and enjoyed it but have since moved to iOS because it gives me the best combination of apps with fewer ads, security and overall performance.
    see that's the thing with ADdroid, you have to sift through countless and countless and countless of crap to get any good ones... also it was the same thing on my ADdroid tv device when using mobdro or kodi ect ect, they all had tons of ads and so I got fed up and stopped using it... my brother uses apple tv and doesn't have all that problems....
    03-17-2018 01:58 PM
  22. beman39's Avatar
    OK we get it, you simply have no love for Droid which is perfectly fine. But seriously, what is it that you or your GF are doing to invoke such atrocities with the platform? I genuinely ask because in my 3+ plus years of using multiple Droids (six to-date) I have not experienced anything anywhere near to the degree as you've described, not even remotely close. Sure they (ads, etc) exist yet going by my experiences setting up my Android devices initially it has been basically a "set it and forget it" affair, no special treatment, no constant vigilance, simply using the devices as they were intended.
    just using kodi, mobdro and a couple of other apps on my ADdroid tv box which I just stopped using cause of all the ADS...

    also to answer your question about the apps and the app in question was some fitness abs app I don't recall what the exact name is but it was very intrusive and took over my GF's swipe screen to answer a call!... another note no offence but I hardly believe that you NEVER experienced this in the 3+ years you've been using ADdroid because I have had several friends go through some bad experiences one time or another and myself and my GF with rogue apps taking over their phones or malware and even viruses! also there is a plethora of articles and chat forums describing other horrors that has happened with peoples ADdroid phones and one app that I remember reading about was the messenger app for FB that was a fake one and hijacking peoples FB account and posting adverts and links to video's to all their contacts which happened to my GF and I had to search google to find out what the culprit was... maybe you don't install anything or almost nothing except those BIG apps like FB and twitter and snapchat and major gaming tittles on your phone which is why you've been lucky in the 3+ years you've had your ADdroid phone or something else that's not being said... but for all the MAJORITY of other users do get bad apps/malware and viruses... which is why there is a plethora of anti-viruses apps on ADdroid...
    03-17-2018 02:32 PM
  23. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    just using kodi, mobdro and a couple of other apps on my ADdroid tv box which I just stopped using cause of all the ADS...

    also to answer your question about the apps and the app in question was some fitness abs app I don't recall what the exact name is but it was very intrusive and took over my GF's swipe screen to answer a call!... another note no offence but I hardly believe that you NEVER experienced this in the 3+ years you've been using ADdroid because I have had several friends go through some bad experiences one time or another and myself and my GF with rogue apps taking over their phones or malware and even viruses! also there is a plethora of articles and chat forums describing other horrors that has happened with peoples ADdroid phones and one app that I remember reading about was the messenger app for FB that was a fake one and hijacking peoples FB account and posting adverts and links to video's to all their contacts which happened to my GF and I had to search google to find out what the culprit was... maybe you don't install anything or almost nothing except those BIG apps like FB and twitter and snapchat and major gaming tittles on your phone which is why you've been lucky in the 3+ years you've had your ADdroid phone or something else that's not being said... but for all the MAJORITY of other users do get bad apps/malware and viruses... which is why there is a plethora of anti-viruses apps on ADdroid...
    I've been using Android devices for over 3 years now. I have 200 apps installed, and I have not experienced any such issues. However, I paid for many apps to support the developers and to remove the adverts. I also avoid installing apps from any dodgy sites. I've never had malware infections, and I don't use any anti-malware apps on my Android devices.
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    03-17-2018 03:11 PM
  24. Elky64's Avatar
    Agree with all you said. The animosity some have for Android or iOS is just personal. I can’t be bothered putting any energy in hating an inanimate object that can’t hurt me at all.

    I moved to iOS, not because I disliked Android, more because I wanted to simplify my technology. It just fit better.....right now. We all know that can and probably will change. That’s why I won’t marry or defend any one platform.
    Fear of change does seem to have that affect on some... Like you I go with what works for me, may not be exactly what we want but when choice is essentially limited (platform wise) ya gotta pick one if you wanna stay afloat. Never had an issue migrating from one to another if need be, gotta have an open mind and some willingness to adapt otherwise one is gonna get stuck in a rut sooner than later.

    Truth be told I'd probably still be on WP if - stability, consistency, fluidity and functionality (mainly on the app front) still existed like in the good ol' 8.0/8.1 days and to the degree I'm looking for. Always a joy to fire one up and take it for a short spin but regrettably it now falls way behind for my use.

    iOS has its merits for sure with reliability and support being the most noticeable for my wife and me. After four iPads (including 1st gen), and two iPhones, not one has had the need for a hard reset ever, and let me tell you my wife has used them tons for everything imaginable that these devices can do.

    Not married to any one particular platform either but there is that hope it'll continue on in such a way that "jumping ship" won't be an every 5 year affair, ordeal. Something like Windows for PC has done albeit can't say we are all that thrilled with 10 on PC these days either but that's a total other matter.
    03-17-2018 03:20 PM
  25. TgeekB's Avatar
    see that's the thing with ADdroid, you have to sift through countless and countless and countless of crap to get any good ones... also it was the same thing on my ADdroid tv device when using mobdro or kodi ect ect, they all had tons of ads and so I got fed up and stopped using it... my brother uses apple tv and doesn't have all that problems....
    I think if you stay with main apps, ones that are well known there’s no issue. If you are going to download anything in or out of the App Store you could have issues. You have to be smart.

    I used Android for 3 years or so and never had an issue. I was told by people I would have issues, have my phone taken over, have my bank account drained, but I think it’s all fear mongering. If it was true, Android would cease to exist.
    03-17-2018 03:37 PM
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