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10-09-2011 04:31 PM
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  1. jdd77's Avatar
    This is my first WP7 phone and not to sound like anything, Im not sure Im completely sold on this. When I got this phone, Mango was just around the corner so instead of exchanging it, I waited to see this "major" update. I find that mango makes the os nicer but fills in alot of gaps most other phones already have. Im still thinking of switching and not to sound like anything(again), I'm wondering about what Mango "added" that would be missed if you were to switch to android or iPhone?
    Last edited by jdd77; 10-09-2011 at 06:17 AM.
    10-05-2011 07:41 AM
  2. species5618's Avatar
    xbox? Didn't remember an avatar jumping around when I was on Android. Live tiles, don't believe iOS has them yet. Overall, wp7 is just different. It's more content based rather than app based. Unfortunately, it's way too locked down just like iOS.
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    10-05-2011 07:48 AM
  3. jimski's Avatar
    Let's see. Text, Messenger & FB Chat all integrated in the same thread. Facebook, Twitter & Linked In integrated into the OS. Syncing Office docs with SkyDrive. Zune Pass Smart DJ.

    Sent from my HTC Surround using Board Express
    10-05-2011 07:51 AM
  4. Vulak'Aerr's Avatar
    To add to that list: Office 365 support, tagging from the camera, integrated Facebook/Twitter support (even iOS5 is only getting Twitter).

    Are you serious? I actually feel like I just fed a troll.
    theman60099, willied, Baka and 1 others like this.
    10-05-2011 07:57 AM
  5. selfcreation's Avatar
    hmm Silverlight.... Cross platform

    Mango hasn’t even been exploited to 20% of its potential yet. The big changes from mango comes with DEVELOPER taking advantage of the new features and API access.
    10-05-2011 07:58 AM
  6. TheWeeBear's Avatar

    Are you serious? I actually feel like I just fed a troll.
    Yes that's why i'm not participating...

    Oh Wait!
    Vulak'Aerr, joemd60 and Baka like this.
    10-05-2011 08:00 AM
  7. jdd77's Avatar
    Don't get me wrong, I have no interest in anything that has to do with iPhone, and I sold my droid because of the ridiculous amount of nonsense.. like seven home screens and what not. As for wp7 and mango, I wouldn't miss an avatar jumping around or Facebook meshed into text messaging. I was just wondering..
    Last edited by jdd77; 10-05-2011 at 08:31 AM.
    10-05-2011 08:21 AM
  8. selfcreation's Avatar
    Don't get me wrong, I have no interest in anything that has to do with iPhone, and I sold my droid because of the ridiculous amount of nonsense.. like seven home screens and what not. As for wp7 and mango, I wouldn't miss an avatar jumping around or Facebook meshed into text messaging. I was just stating how mango only filled in the gaps..
    not only did they fill in the GAPS but they also added a bunch of stuff for developers..

    check out the link in my signature...then --> Mango, not a game changer? or is it? --> link i posted to a break down for things you might not know...

    mango was made 80% FOR developers... they filled in the gaps.. and now we are waiting on DEV to exploited the rest of the potential (witch counts for more then 80% of mango)
    10-05-2011 08:28 AM
  9. J4rrod's Avatar
    lol wow OP ok. Want WP7 > iOS/Android features? Metro UI, built in Twiter/FB/LinkedIn, threads with FB Chat, Windows Live Messenger, and Text all in one, phone locked to camera by just holding the button, face recognition for pictures, Local Scout, built in music recognition, Bing Vision built in, tons of info just on the wallpaper, Zune Pass/Smart DJ, contact groups, full HTML5 support in a MOBILE browser, Live Tiles, battery saver....I could go on. Compared to iOS specifically you actually get, gasp!, a choice of what type of form factor you want in a phone. You get an OS that isn't as stale as 10 year old potato chips. You get faster updates. Compared specifically to Android you get an OS that is clean. You get an OS that is smooth as butter instead of mad choppy. You get consitency.

    Do you understand now?
    10-05-2011 08:28 AM
  10. MedicX's Avatar
    Filled in the gaps only? Puhleez guy. This is the most diverse OS out there. Go back to the fun list of improvements and re-read. Pessimists...If people want a perfect device, go build one.
    10-05-2011 08:31 AM
  11. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    The music album cover art on a locked screen. God bless I lover that feature. It's minor I know, but I love it!
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    10-05-2011 08:35 AM
  12. selfcreation's Avatar
    .If people want a perfect device, go build one.
    LOL!! sadly even oh you build your OWN device and you might think its the Best and has ALLLL the features... i bet allot of people would still say its lacking LOL...

    nothing on this planet is perfect.... but you can find the Perfect Things(phone,girls,car,jobs..ect.) for YOU!! ;)

    I also dont think people relies how MS oriented WP7 is and I think if you dont own allot of MS gear (Xbox, PC ect ) then your not taking FULL advantage of your WP and you feel like its lacking.
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    10-05-2011 08:36 AM
  13. selfcreation's Avatar
    The music album cover art on a locked screen. God bless I lover that feature. It's minor I know, but I love it!
    their was an APP for that PRE-mango! LOL
    10-05-2011 08:37 AM
  14. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    Never heard of it. Never seen it reviewed on WPC, WMPU, or WinRumors. What was the name of it?
    their was an APP for that PRE-mango! LOL
    10-05-2011 08:51 AM
  15. selfcreation's Avatar
    Never heard of it. Never seen it reviewed on WPC, WMPU, or WinRumors. What was the name of it?
    its called: ALBUM ART WALLPAPER ,

    lol prety strait forward.
    10-05-2011 08:56 AM
  16. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    That bull****. LOL, yeah that's exactly what Mango does.
    Album Art Wallpaper Windows Phone 7 application - AppsFuze
    its called: ALBUM ART WALLPAPER ,

    lol prety strait forward.
    10-05-2011 09:42 AM
  17. theefman's Avatar
    Custom groups with live tile updates
    Hardware acceleration in IE9
    Dancing Xbox Live avatar :)
    Battery saver
    Not a grid of icons :D
    10-05-2011 09:47 AM
  18. selfcreation's Avatar
    Not a grid of icons :D
    your right its not a GRID , its a LINE(Colum) . LMAO! ah man sorry.
    10-05-2011 10:15 AM
  19. Airanp's Avatar
    I can't believe this thread exists. Does the OP even have a WP? Everything about it makes me glad I am now still not an iPhone user or didn't switch to Android. When people ask questions like that I wonder if the have even used a WP.
    willied likes this.
    10-05-2011 01:38 PM
  20. species5618's Avatar
    Yeah, customer group is a big one. It's like google plus for everybody. It almost makes me want to use facebook. :)

    Again, that demonstrates the philosophy of wp7. Content integration, not app based. If only M$ would allow third party plugins to populate these contents.
    10-05-2011 04:13 PM
  21. joemd60's Avatar
    lol wow OP ok. Want WP7 > iOS/Android features? Metro UI, built in Twiter/FB/LinkedIn, threads with FB Chat, Windows Live Messenger, and Text all in one, phone locked to camera by just holding the button, face recognition for pictures, Local Scout, built in music recognition, Bing Vision built in, tons of info just on the wallpaper, Zune Pass/Smart DJ, contact groups, full HTML5 support in a MOBILE browser, Live Tiles, battery saver....I could go on. Compared to iOS specifically you actually get, gasp!, a choice of what type of form factor you want in a phone. You get an OS that isn't as stale as 10 year old potato chips. You get faster updates. Compared specifically to Android you get an OS that is clean. You get an OS that is smooth as butter instead of mad choppy. You get consitency.

    Do you understand now?
    I don't have Mango yet, but the uncluttered, buttery smooth OS was the first thing I noticed about WP7.
    10-05-2011 04:23 PM
  22. Winterfang's Avatar
    Treated messaging is a big one, I actually feel close to my friends because of it.
    10-05-2011 04:34 PM
  23. rabit1's Avatar
    J4rrod nails it... Yeah
    10-05-2011 06:27 PM
  24. Carroll B's Avatar
    I upgraded to mango two days ago. Because of work I haven't had time to explopre all it is capable of. From the way people on this board spoke of mango it sounded like it was better then sex. Yes I see a some new features, I like the battery percentage, the phone boots faster, I like the additional apps, easpecially Keeper, but if mango was something I had to pay say $40 extra for I'm not sure it is worth it to me so far. I am looking forward to all the new apps that will be developed.
    10-06-2011 05:45 AM
  25. Pronk's Avatar
    Ok, well without wishing to sound like a moaner, here's what I reckon:

    Genuinely good:
    Things are very smooth and very fast. Metro is a clean, unfussy interface and that's all the more impressive given it's running on hardware that, if not last-gen, certainly isn't cutting edge. It's quite rare for such a big update to make everything go faster on older hardware.
    Groups: this I don't use, but I can see being very handy if I did.
    Multi-source messaging: again, don't use FB chat or messenger, but if I did having it all in one place seems like a good idea (but I do wonder how many people really do use this and/or don't prefer to keep things separate?).
    Battery saver: every mobile OS should have this. It's a no brainer.

    Things that are not actually bad, but to be honest a bit overblown:
    Facebook/Twitter integration. I still have to check the FB app to be sure I see all updates/get direct messages because WP7 is treated as a third-party app. Ditto Twitter. So integration is nice, but not all it's cracked up to be.

    Live tiles: Brace yourself, I'm going to say the thing that must not be said - tiles are just big, plain icons. There, I said it. The live info you get isn't, in most cases, much more than you'd get with an icon and often a little bit less than a widget or a notification under any other system. And they still play up in Mango too.

    Xbox live integration: this basically doesn't *really* exist in any meaningful way - yet. I can see my avatar, and I can get gamerpoints and send messages. This really needs to improve, and I'm pleased that MS are now addressing this.

    Mango was a solid OS update, but a lot of the "features" of WP7 aren't really exclusives at all. It's still just an app launcher with some services integrated and hubs instead of folders. And believe it or not, none of that is a criticism. I just think MS need to focus on what WP7 is really really good at - running very smoothly and being simple and intuitive to use - rather than pretending it has things other than the Metro look that are unique. Because ultimately most people just want something that's nice to use and easy on the eye - they don't care whether the thing you press onscreen is called a tile or an icon or a widget or a jeremy*. WP7 can deliver that, and mango made it deliver it all that bit better. They've raised it to the point where WP7 now more or less competes n an even footing functionality-wise with iOS and Android, and now it's personal taste more than much else. That's a pretty good achievement in less than 2 years from scratch.

    *if anyone starts calling their onscreen devices jeremies, remember you saw it here first.
    10-06-2011 06:16 AM
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