01-14-2020 10:44 AM
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  1. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    Make the switch? Sorry, not gonna happen, former Android user here. Since I left Android for Windows 10 Mobile for more than three years now, I see no reason to go back to it at the moment. I'll keep on using my current Lumia 950 XL as my daily driver anyway.

    If I would have an Android device, it would be purely as a mobile entertainment device, that's about it. No single kind of communication whatsoever (SMS, call, email, the lot) in Android, that's a big NO-NO!
    But even Microsoft itself doesn't support your loyalty. Dropping even more Windows 10 Mobile support as we speak...

    As this pace, you'll need to buy paper and pen with a book of stamps...
    12-10-2019 09:32 AM
  2. fat8893's Avatar
    But even Microsoft itself doesn't support your loyalty. Dropping even more Windows 10 Mobile support as we speak...

    As this pace, you'll need to buy paper and pen with a book of stamps...
    Makes me wonder on why there are people out there who are still using long and outdated OS like Symbian or BlackBerry 10. They don't do that for nothing, right?

    Just because Microsoft dropped the support doesn't mean that there won't be any community that care about the OS.
    12-11-2019 12:05 AM
  3. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    Makes me wonder on why there are people out there who are still using long and outdated OS like Symbian or BlackBerry 10. They don't do that for nothing, right?

    Just because Microsoft dropped the support doesn't mean that there won't be any community that care about the OS.
    BB10 is dead in the water and goes official EOL in 20 days. Not sure how long their backend servers will keep running after that...

    It’s easy to keep using a failed OS until it loses basic support from it’s owner and primary developer. Things will break on the hardware and software that will not ever be fixed. What good is any device that loses even it’s remaining functionality?
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    12-11-2019 07:50 AM
  4. ochhanz's Avatar
    It’s easy to keep using a failed OS until it loses basic support from it’s owner and primary developer. Things will break on the hardware and software that will not ever be fixed. What good is any device that loses even it’s remaining functionality?
    , yeah but lets be honest; if you don't use social media much on your phone and are not a phone power user how many critical features do android or iOS have that WP does not? With my 950 xl I can still do all the feature phone stuff, have an incredible camera, have an incredible display & snappy performance & good speakers, have incredible note & inking apps (lives tiles for various notes is amazing imo), very good reddit & youtube apps, ok browser and have some time killer games & Netflix (which both I almost never use on a phone actually).
    That is still a lot of strong points for a dead OS. The only potential gamebreaker is no whatsapp (but there is still telegram) and eventually security updates (but WP is very secure and a tiny target now) so I think I will replace my phone sooner because of battery issues or such by that time.
    12-11-2019 06:35 PM
  5. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    , yeah but lets be honest; if you don't use social media much on your phone and are not a phone power user how many critical features do android or iOS have that WP does not? With my 950 xl I can still do all the feature phone stuff, have an incredible camera, have an incredible display & snappy performance & good speakers, have incredible note & inking apps (lives tiles for various notes is amazing imo), very good reddit & youtube apps, ok browser and have some time killer games & Netflix (which both I almost never use on a phone actually).
    That is still a lot of strong points for a dead OS. The only potential gamebreaker is no whatsapp (but there is still telegram) and eventually security updates (but WP is very secure and a tiny target now) so I think I will replace my phone sooner because of battery issues or such by that time.
    That’s not the point. People can use whatever they want. It’s simply that mobile devices aren’t made to last forever and break. My better half lived her 1520 forever but eventually she moved on to a 8 Plus for reliability and basic apps that she needed to manage our daughters’ lives for school and sports functions with them.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    12-11-2019 06:47 PM
  6. ochhanz's Avatar
    That’s not the point. People can use whatever they want. It’s simply that mobile devices aren’t made to last forever and break. My better half lived her 1520 forever but eventually she moved on to a 8 Plus for reliability and basic apps that she needed to manage our daughters’ lives for school and sports functions with them.
    , sure but that is not unique to dead OS'ses. This line you wrote "What good is any device that loses even it’s remaining functionality?" implies that all WP phones are paperweights because official support stops but I personally don't think that is the case yet (them becoming paperweights I mean).
    aximtreo likes this.
    12-11-2019 07:10 PM
  7. Renoktation's Avatar
    Make the switch? Sorry, not gonna happen, former Android user here. Since I left Android for Windows 10 Mobile for more than three years now, I see no reason to go back to it at the moment. I'll keep on using my current Lumia 950 XL as my daily driver anyway.
    I had similar thoughts a couple months ago. But Android in 2019 is way better than Android of 2016. I realised this after making the switch.

    It's fast and it has got cool gestures. It supports VoLTE, current generation mobile payments, e governance, latest music streaming services, latest processors and exceptional battery performance.

    My L950 discharges to 50% after an hour of video playback.

    On the contrary, many Android phones today have excellent battery perfomance. As an example, my Nokia 4.2 discharges by only 15% to 20% after an hour of video playback!!
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    12-12-2019 08:38 AM
  8. ochhanz's Avatar
    It's fast and it has got cool gestures. It supports VoLTE, current generation mobile payments, e governance, latest music streaming services, latest processors and exceptional battery performance.

    My L950 discharges to 50% after an hour of video playback.

    On the contrary, many Android phones today have excellent battery perfomance. As an example, my Nokia 4.2 discharges by only 15% to 20% after an hour of video playback!!
    , yeah but is this worth it to throw another 250-500 bucks away? (good camera, screen & speakers). Or 100-200 if you are going to use it besides the 950/XL? (so a entry Android device will suffice). I am not sure, for me only the battery life or certain apps sound worth it and the rest is gimmicks or extras for me (though I don't live in the US).
    E.g. for 350-500 bucks one could also buy an iPad, galaxy tab or Go for a better browsing/movie/music experience on the go.
    aximtreo likes this.
    12-15-2019 07:15 AM
  9. Renoktation's Avatar
    I am not sure, for me only the battery life or certain apps sound worth it and the rest is gimmicks or extras for me (though I don't live in the US).
    I don't live in US either. One of the main reason I switched is because of digital payments. I don't know about other countries but in India, all the banks use a common interface for digital payments known as UPI (Unified Payment Interface).
    This only works on an Android or iPhone smartphone and allows us to transfer money directly among different banks. Most shops support this. And I wanted to ditch cash! Hence the switch.


    Then there is Digi locker which is an egov initiative. It provides us or digitally signed I'd cards and educational certificates directly from source at one place! This app only exists on Play Store.

    But there were more surprises. Alexa. You can set your routines for early morning or evening and it works like a charm. It's not perfect but it gives a glimpse of things to come!
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    12-19-2019 03:46 PM
  10. ochhanz's Avatar
    I don't live in US either. One of the main reason I switched is because of digital payments. I don't know about other countries but in India, all the banks use a common interface for digital payments known as UPI (Unified Payment Interface).
    This only works on an Android or iPhone smartphone and allows us to transfer money directly among different banks. Most shops support this. And I wanted to ditch cash! Hence the switch.
    , ah that makes sense, where I live most people use bank cards or such as far I know (funny how that differs per country).
    12-20-2019 04:29 PM
  11. naddy6969's Avatar
    This is a message to all the WP fans. Make the switch. Hope to see you all on Android Central.
    You will see many of us on iMore.
    aximtreo likes this.
    12-20-2019 07:38 PM
  12. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    You will see many of us on iMore.
    I’m on AndroidCentral, iMore and CrackBerry too. WindowsCentral and CrackBerry are more about the camaraderie and forum topics.
    Laura Knotek and aximtreo like this.
    12-20-2019 09:01 PM
  13. Bfalcon1's Avatar
    Make the switch? Sorry, not gonna happen, former Android user here. Since I left Android for Windows 10 Mobile for more than three years now, I see no reason to go back to it at the moment. I'll keep on using my current Lumia 950 XL as my daily driver anyway.

    If I would have an Android device, it would be purely as a mobile entertainment device, that's about it. No single kind of communication whatsoever (SMS, call, email, the lot) in Android, that's a big NO-NO!
    BlackBerry Passport next!
    01-13-2020 03:38 PM
  14. DavidBS1989's Avatar
    So, today is the final WhatssApp end, really?
    01-14-2020 10:44 AM
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