1. fogel35's Avatar
    Okay having Nokia on board has peaked my interest in the OS. Used to rock the old Symbian S60 N95. I just have a few general questions about it and if it will suit my needs.

    I am invested pretty heavily into the Google eco-system (gmail, calendar, youtube, google chat, G+, etc. ). How does Windows Phone 7.5 handle some of these functions? Does gmail and calendar sync pretty much immediately like it does on my Nexus One?

    Another problem I may run into is that most of my computing is done on a Linux laptop. How soon do you think they will be able to do over the air updates? It isn't a complete deal breaker since I do have a windows desktop but I really do love that laptop :).

    Thanks for any that can answer. Looking forward to potentially choosing between a high end Nokia and the Galaxy Nexus on at&t.
    12-19-2011 06:20 PM
  2. jleebiker's Avatar
    Okay having Nokia on board has peaked my interest in the OS. Used to rock the old Symbian S60 N95. I just have a few general questions about it and if it will suit my needs.

    I am invested pretty heavily into the Google eco-system (gmail, calendar, youtube, google chat, G+, etc. ). How does Windows Phone 7.5 handle some of these functions? Does gmail and calendar sync pretty much immediately like it does on my Nexus One?

    Another problem I may run into is that most of my computing is done on a Linux laptop. How soon do you think they will be able to do over the air updates? It isn't a complete deal breaker since I do have a windows desktop but I really do love that laptop :).

    Thanks for any that can answer. Looking forward to potentially choosing between a high end Nokia and the Galaxy Nexus on at&t.
    I'm VERY heavily invested in Google as well. Our entire messaging architecture is all Google.

    Gmail, once I figured out how to enable immediate push, emails are better, but sometimes, there seems to be some sort of lag. I'm still trying to figure that out. Never more than a minute or two though.

    Gcal, seems to update when Gmail syncs. I will do some more testing to see if Gcal syncs W/O having to have an email force an update.

    Google Voice still seems to work fine. In fact, it works better than it did on BlackBerry. One push and I am listening to the vmail.

    Forget Google Maps, Gtalk and G+. Those just aren't there yet. BUT there are alternatives. You just have to be willing to live with those alternatives until they get ported. I'm seeing this as an opportunity to try something new.

    I'm looking at Tango and Skype (when it comes out. MS did purchase Skype recently afterall.) as alternatives to Gtalk.

    There's a Google Maps kinda app right now, but it doesn't work that well. I'm figuring just give them time.

    To be honest, I figured this would be the case. Google isn't going to give up their bread and butter to allow ANY competitor to get their apps. That just doesn't make sense. I'm wiling to find alternatives for now.

    Good luck and have fun comparing.

    As for the Linux laptop.... sicko... Seek immediate help... ;-)
    12-19-2011 07:49 PM
  3. enahs555's Avatar
    One thing of note about the Google Maps, Gtalk, G+, etc. This is all googles fault, they are not supporting the OS and are also blocking Microsoft from developing software to use those features through threats of lawsuits, etc. I think it is a **** move of Google, because if Microsoft blocked them from using their products, Google would lose the majority of their users over all systems.
    12-19-2011 08:27 PM
  4. fogel35's Avatar
    I'm VERY heavily invested in Google as well. Our entire messaging architecture is all Google.

    Gmail, once I figured out how to enable immediate push, emails are better, but sometimes, there seems to be some sort of lag. I'm still trying to figure that out. Never more than a minute or two though.

    Gcal, seems to update when Gmail syncs. I will do some more testing to see if Gcal syncs W/O having to have an email force an update.

    Google Voice still seems to work fine. In fact, it works better than it did on BlackBerry. One push and I am listening to the vmail.

    Forget Google Maps, Gtalk and G+. Those just aren't there yet. BUT there are alternatives. You just have to be willing to live with those alternatives until they get ported. I'm seeing this as an opportunity to try something new.

    I'm looking at Tango and Skype (when it comes out. MS did purchase Skype recently afterall.) as alternatives to Gtalk.

    There's a Google Maps kinda app right now, but it doesn't work that well. I'm figuring just give them time.

    To be honest, I figured this would be the case. Google isn't going to give up their bread and butter to allow ANY competitor to get their apps. That just doesn't make sense. I'm wiling to find alternatives for now.

    Good luck and have fun comparing.

    As for the Linux laptop.... sicko... Seek immediate help... ;-)
    Thanks for the reply. I am not really married to Google maps since I do remember how well nokia maps and now nokia drive will do in that regards.

    I am kind of surprised that Google hasn't started to invest into Windows phone considering how wonderfully they are being treated by the people from Cupertino. Maybe they will.
    12-19-2011 09:14 PM
  5. pseudoware's Avatar
    You're going to need a Windows Live account. If you transition to WP, why not use it as an opportunity to divest some of yourself from the grip of Google?

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    12-19-2011 09:51 PM
  6. fogel35's Avatar
    You're going to need a Windows Live account. If you transition to WP, why not use it as an opportunity to divest some of yourself from the grip of Google?

    Sent from my Desire HD using Tapatalk
    All ready got one for xbox live. I just don't use it.
    12-19-2011 11:51 PM
  7. starblade876's Avatar
    As for the Linux laptop.... sicko... Seek immediate help... ;-)
    At least he didn't say he was using a Chromebook. Otherwise, we'd have to burn him at the stake. :happy:
    12-20-2011 12:03 AM
  8. fogel35's Avatar
    At least he didn't say he was using a Chromebook. Otherwise, we'd have to burn him at the stake. :happy:
    I like to play with OSes but I am not crazy enough to run with a chromebook.
    12-20-2011 03:13 AM
  9. btbam91's Avatar
    All ready got one for xbox live. I just don't use it.
    Yeah, it's best to use that one. I didn't first time I set up my phone and I couldn't figure out how to get my gamertag set up correctly, so I just reset my phone and used my Xbox Live email address.

    Sent from my Windows Phone using Board Express
    12-20-2011 04:19 AM
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