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  1. A895's Avatar
    Oh but many of my friends use hangouts.atleast is hangout available in Windows 8

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    I highly doubt if Google will EVER put a hangouts app on windows phone. Google Services and windows phone don't get along.

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    04-09-2014 12:06 PM
  2. prasath1234's Avatar
    Hmm k thanks for your reply.

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    04-09-2014 12:10 PM
  3. Doom Achineku's Avatar
    In my opinion iOS is the worst OS I have ever used, I once had an iPad 2, I did not last a week with it, I gave it to my best friend who is an iOS freak, I just couldn't see any reason to use it, multitasking was crap the office substitutes were crap! All that Apps argument is garbage as far as I am concerned I currently own a HTC One M7 and a Samsung Ativ S, I currently prefer the HTC One in all but I prefer the Windows 8 software it feels more professional and more personal no OS can create something as amazing as live tiles IMHO, and I prefer the HTC One because the Ativ S is a dual core and I have come to realize that I bought the wrong Windows Phone, the only reason I haven't bought the Icon or 1520 is because I am waiting for the Lumia 930, I once played with a 1020 and I realized that it might be the same OS with the Ativ S but Nokia's firmware is way better than Samsung's it pains me that Lumia 930 doesnt come out until June :(
    04-09-2014 12:16 PM
  4. lcw731's Avatar
    Yes that article doesn't take into account WP8.1, I'd expect it to be corrected in the next while. Updating information takes time. It was wrong that the person posting this didn't realise it.



    However, Wikipedia is becoming a credible source of information, regardless of the bagging it takes from schools and universities still. It's a pretty robust source too.



    any source that can bee freely edited by anyone to sway perception or opinion one way or the other is not a credible source. It is an interesting source of information, but not a credible source.





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    04-09-2014 12:21 PM
  5. bionicgt's Avatar
    LIVE TILES are the reason why I bought WP8 !
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    04-09-2014 03:57 PM
  6. j o e l's Avatar
    I highly doubt if Google will EVER put a hangouts app on windows phone. Google Services and windows phone don't get along.

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    Hopefully IE11 will be full featured enough to run hangouts in a pinch??
    04-09-2014 04:30 PM
  7. A895's Avatar
    Hopefully IE11 will be full featured enough to run hangouts in a pinch??
    Nope. The browser does not allows websites access to hardware (cameras) on WP if I remember correctly.

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    04-09-2014 04:36 PM
  8. LCW's Avatar
    Until WP gets more app and developer support, and grows to double digit market share, it will continue to be second tier to iOS and Android.
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    04-09-2014 05:21 PM
  9. ohgood's Avatar
    I highly doubt if Google will EVER put a hangouts app on windows phone. Google Services and windows phone don't get along.

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    It's hard enough to get working on their own platform :what:
    04-09-2014 06:03 PM
  10. A895's Avatar
    It's hard enough to get working on their own platform :what:
    How? It works fine. It integrates SMS and Hangout messages into one app. Something Microsoft should have been done with Skype.

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    04-09-2014 07:30 PM
  11. jthow24's Avatar
    I think Windows phone has got a great OS and features but it does lack in apps which will grow over the coming years when windows phone becomes better
    But Windows 8.1 when it comes out will boost Windows phone.
    04-09-2014 07:53 PM
  12. j rr's Avatar
    As someone stated, this question is a little too early as none of us have actually used 8.1 yet. For now i find ios the most practical OS option available... i love live tiles in wp but i feel very limited in terms of other stuff. I recently gave wp a second chance only because most people were saying that apps were not at excuse anymore... big mistake. Third party apps are laggy or feel like an unfinished product... even official apps feel beta'ish.

    I need to wait to test out 8.1 to say if its on par with anything, on paper things look much better but we just have to wait and see. Also, im sure aware that even if the UI is better than 8 i still have to wait for apps to be better user friendly.
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    04-09-2014 10:33 PM
  13. mjrtoo's Avatar
    As someone stated, this question is a little too early as none of us have actually used 8.1 yet. For now i find ios the most practical OS option available... i love live tiles in wp but i feel very limited in terms of other stuff. I recently gave wp a second chance only because most people were saying that apps were not at excuse anymore... big mistake. Third party apps are laggy or feel like an unfinished product... even official apps feel beta'ish.

    I need to wait to test out 8.1 to say if its on par with anything, on paper things look much better but we just have to wait and see. Also, im sure aware that even if the UI is better than 8 i still have to wait for apps to be better user friendly.
    I couldn't disagree more.
    04-10-2014 08:03 AM
  14. BLKahuna's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure Android 4.4 still has a ****-ton more of features than iOS 7 which has a ****-ton more features than WP8.1. Sure MS closed the gap on iOS 7 to maybe 80%, but they better keep iterating faster.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compar...rating_systems
    This Wikipedia article has now been updated to include the features of 8.1 (updated: 9 April 2014 at 13:22). It tells a very different story. It's clear from this comparison, which is pretty thorough IMO, that WP8.1 is at least on par with Android and both are superior to iOS.
    04-10-2014 07:03 PM
  15. A895's Avatar
    This Wikipedia article has now been updated to include the features of 8.1 (updated: 9 April 2014 at 13:22). It tells a very different story. It's clear from this comparison, which is pretty thorough IMO, that WP8.1 is at least on par with Android and both are superior to iOS.
    I found a few things that are still on Android only:

    File transfer over wifi

    USB otg

    Screencasting

    Bluetooth accessories such as keyboards and etc.

    Video output
    04-10-2014 07:39 PM
  16. James8561's Avatar
    ^file transfer is on iOS as well
    video output is rumored to be in 8.1
    screen casting is already available with Nokia Beamer.
    04-10-2014 07:54 PM
  17. A895's Avatar
    ^file transfer is on iOS as well
    video output is rumored to be in 8.1
    screen casting is already available with Nokia Beamer.
    File transfer isn't on Windows Phone. Video output I think would have been announced already if it was there. Can you use Nokia Beamer for videos like Netflix or any other video service or just for like tutorials? Or is it for documents and photos only?

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    04-10-2014 09:04 PM
  18. androidtoWM's Avatar
    I think WP8.1 may have closed the feature gap but apps (+ quality of apps) remains.

    That said, Google and Apple are probably going to announce new features for the I/O and WWDC (in June).
    04-10-2014 09:25 PM
  19. James8561's Avatar
    you can use Beamer for anything but because of the nature of screen casting, it is not recommended to broadcast any fast moving pictures with it (like videos). that goes for all screen capturing devices really. Beamer doesn't save btw, it only streams to other screens.
    file transfer over Bluetooth with NFC works.
    I'm pretty sure video output is one of the 8.1 feature.
    04-10-2014 10:18 PM
  20. A895's Avatar
    you can use Beamer for anything but because of the nature of screen casting, it is not recommended to broadcast any fast moving pictures with it (like videos). that goes for all screen capturing devices really. Beamer doesn't save btw, it only streams to other screens.
    file transfer over Bluetooth with NFC works.
    I'm pretty sure video output is one of the 8.1 feature.
    File Transfer with Wifi Direct is what I'm getting at. I will probably have to get some confirmation on video output. So Beamer is not recommended for video output I suppose? Just curious.

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    04-11-2014 01:16 AM
  21. smoledman's Avatar
    Google has MS by the balls since they hold the most valuable consumer cloud services(search, maps, video).
    04-11-2014 03:31 AM
  22. Zulfigar's Avatar
    Google has MS by the balls since they hold the most valuable consumer cloud services(search, maps, video).
    Actually, the most valuable maps isn't Google maps, it's Navteq, which is owned by Nokia.
    04-11-2014 03:42 AM
  23. Blakey.'s Avatar
    Google has MS by the balls since they hold the most valuable consumer cloud services(search, maps, video).
    Not to mention how popular GMail and Google Docs are. And while I don't use it, a lot of people do use Hangouts. I primarily use Skype and Facebook for messaging outside of texting, but Microsoft has really not done much with Skype.
    04-11-2014 03:42 AM
  24. badcat's Avatar
    What does "on par" mean? If it means app availability, then probably never. But otherwise I bought a WP because I wanted a WP, not because I couldn't have an iOS or Android device so I don't feel like I'm "stuck" with a WP. It does everything I need out of a smartphone. I've used BB, WinMO and Android in the past. I have no problem with Android and couldn't rule out using an Android in the future. I will never own an iOS device because I've owned Apple stuff before and just don't like it. I bought a WP because I wanted a WP so I guess it's already there for me.
    04-11-2014 05:12 AM
  25. nemo7's Avatar
    I think WP8.1 may have closed the feature gap but apps (+ quality of apps) remains.

    That said, Google and Apple are probably going to announce new features for the I/O and WWDC (in June).



    Exactly. If i use 9Gag and i dont even save a Picture on my WP make me Sick!! OneDrive is a Joke on wp, why i only Can save Pics?? On Android u Can save every File u Want! WP on par with Android ? Never.





    Think different.
    04-11-2014 07:00 AM
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