09-25-2014 06:28 PM
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  1. herbertsnow's Avatar
    Really Microsoft just give up. There's no point on keeping this clown show going any longer. People are getting sick of the lack of apps, the half thought out apps, and the apps that just plain don't work.

    Come on Microsoft why release Skype for WP when it can't even receive calls in the background? Why? What was the point. Why include it in 8.1? Skype is totally useless thanks to your OS. I hear it works great on Apple and Android.

    Just end it. Do something else. Microsoft doesn't have to have a phone. Poor Nokia died because of WP, why the hell did you buy the corpse?
    Mark Muncher likes this.
    09-25-2014 04:35 PM
  2. jharr100's Avatar
    Its not that bad...i think whatever major next release will be better and it will also be the determining factor for may of the so called fanboys here...if 9 sucks I'm out...9 needs to be the most comprehensive OS out on the market not just something to compete with Apple and Android in some areas...I think three tries is good enough
    09-25-2014 04:41 PM
  3. Vitor Ferreira's Avatar
    Omg.. Leave if you want.

    I came frome Android and Im very happy with 8.1. Sure it have some problems but every OS does.
    09-25-2014 04:47 PM
  4. prasath1234's Avatar
    I think herbert is android lover.He just bashes wp.wp is not for apps lover.android or ios is there for you.
    JamesPTao likes this.
    09-25-2014 04:49 PM
  5. theefman's Avatar
    Omg.. Leave if you want.
    No doubt WP can be improved but if you're that unhappy with it......what he said.
    JamesPTao likes this.
    09-25-2014 04:53 PM
  6. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Microsoft's forays into mobile have been meeting with resistance since... Forever. It goes back to the Pocket PC days. They trailed Palm by coming to the party too late. Every retooling since has seen them enter behind the front runners as a dark horse...

    FWIW I still have an iPAQ rx3115 and it it still works well every time I fire it up.

    ​I think most people don't get it. A strong work horse beats a flashy stallion that requires constant rein input or an expensive thoroughbred that is too precious to get it's hooves muddy.
    WanderingTraveler likes this.
    09-25-2014 04:54 PM
  7. pedmar007's Avatar
    Really Microsoft just give up. There's no point on keeping this clown show going any longer. People are getting sick of the lack of apps, the half thought out apps, and the apps that just plain don't work.

    Come on Microsoft why release Skype for WP when it can't even receive calls in the background? Why? What was the point. Why include it in 8.1? Skype is totally useless thanks to your OS. I hear it works great on Apple and Android.

    Just end it. Do something else. Microsoft doesn't have to have a phone. Poor Nokia died because of WP, why the hell did you buy the corpse?

    Next time use the correct end to speak with!! All the talk about apps isn't MS fault, the DEVS are the ones who make the apps not MS so if you're gonna spit shyte at least it doesn't have to smell so bad. If WP is so bad why do people still have a phone that's 2 yrs old in the L920 and the ONLY thing missing from it is a quad core chip!!! THAT'S THE ONLY PIECE OF HARDWARE MISSING FROM THE L920. Don't go telling me about in the US it's because of contracts that's why the L920 is still used, ya know what WP is used more outside the US than in it and there are millions of WP owners around the world who still choose that OS over IOS and ANDROID.
    JamesPTao likes this.
    09-25-2014 04:57 PM
  8. Jas00555's Avatar
    You're useless
    09-25-2014 04:57 PM
  9. Titaniumgiant's Avatar
    I think he needs to be sent to Bendgate lol
    09-25-2014 04:57 PM
  10. Titaniumgiant's Avatar
    Next time use the correct end to speak with!! All the talk about apps isn't MS fault, the DEVS are the ones who make the apps not MS so if you're gonna spit shyte at least it doesn't have to smell so bad. If WP is so bad why do people still have a phone that's 2 yrs old in the L920 and the ONLY thing missing from it is a quad core chip!!! THAT'S THE ONLY PIECE OF HARDWARE MISSING FROM THE L920. Don't go telling me about in the US it's because of contracts that's why the L920 is still used, ya know what WP is used more outside the US than in it and there are millions of WP owners around the world who still choose that OS over IOS and ANDROID.
    Exactly. Very well said.
    JamesPTao likes this.
    09-25-2014 04:58 PM
  11. iamtim's Avatar
    Useless, really? You keep using that word... I do not think it means what you think it means.

    Of course, this is coming from the same guy who was about to throw out all his Windows 8 machines because Microsoft had the audacity to add a title bar and upper-right corner "X" on Windows Store apps when used with a keyboard and mouse.

    herbertsnow: the undisputed king of rage-gasms.

    *yawn*
    badcat likes this.
    09-25-2014 05:02 PM
  12. dpaynewp's Avatar
    Wow - interesting opinions, of course you can choose to move to whatever mobile platform you desire.

    However,

    1. Skype receives calls in the background just fine - I use it everyday. Does it have all of the functionality available that ios and android versions have, no not yet, but I believe it will.

    Microsoft of course is in the business of providing software and services across a large number of platforms, and yes sometimes that means that the newer windows phone platform trails in releases - but it certainly isn't unusable and will only get better as it matures.

    2. Apparently you are not aware that Nokia was all but dead prior to Microsoft's investment.
    09-25-2014 05:05 PM
  13. johaas's Avatar
    Why do so many of these threads exist? Go to the ecosystem that makes you happy. Life was miserable for me back when I was with Android on an original Samsung Galaxy S...switched to Windows Phone and never looked back. It's perfectly fine that your mileage may vary. I think the word "useless" is overly harsh, but whatever.
    JamesPTao likes this.
    09-25-2014 05:05 PM
  14. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    Please, do take note that when you declare something as "useless," please do take note of the fact that you're effectively saying that it cannot be used for any purposes whether for producing or consuming content.

    In this case, it would only be applicable if Windows Phone crashed every time it opens an app, considering the fact that there are already apps for both producing and consuming content preloaded on the device. Fortunately for Windows Phone users, it does not do this, so I can't day that it's useless.

    (Please, use different terminology. Thank you.)
    09-25-2014 05:09 PM
  15. Guytronic's Avatar
    aliens.jpg

    Mmmm...
    I think space aliens are causing a little bit of disdain lately.
    It comes and goes more UFO sightings equal more fear and anger.

    Watch the skies everyone!
    09-25-2014 05:18 PM
  16. herbertsnow's Avatar
    I never used an android phone in my life. In fact the lumia 520 is the first smart phone I ever owned. Before that I had a Nokia candy bar phone that I used for almost 6 years.
    09-25-2014 05:42 PM
  17. k0de's Avatar
    Lol
    09-25-2014 05:49 PM
  18. k0de's Avatar
    Really Microsoft just give up. There's no point on keeping this clown show going any longer. People are getting sick of the lack of apps, the half thought out apps, and the apps that just plain don't work.

    Come on Microsoft why release Skype for WP when it can't even receive calls in the background? Why? What was the point. Why include it in 8.1? Skype is totally useless thanks to your OS. I hear it works great on Apple and Android.

    Just end it. Do something else. Microsoft doesn't have to have a phone. Poor Nokia died because of WP, why the hell did you buy the corpse?
    Lol, again. Blame your favorite dev's for their poor work on the Windows phone platform those who do k0de for Windows Phone. And curse those who don't k0de and participate.

    Lol, Rip, Rip, Rip doggy. Tools and support are available only if your lazy dev's would take the time to use it. **** your dev"s are to lazy to hire some help when k0de that they don't understand is presented to them.

    Soft *** dev"s.

    Don't blame MSFT blame your developers. Them lazy bastards.

    Rip, Rip, Rip, Developers you support are jokes. Like the joker on a Batman movie. Lol.

    Question why do you support these jokers?

    Lol
    Last edited by k0de; 09-25-2014 at 06:15 PM.
    09-25-2014 05:50 PM
  19. herbertsnow's Avatar
    How did you get Skype to work? For me it won't receive calls unless the app is open.
    09-25-2014 05:51 PM
  20. aximtreo's Avatar
    Really Microsoft just give up. There's no point on keeping this clown show going any longer. People are getting sick of the lack of apps, the half thought out apps, and the apps that just plain don't work.

    Come on Microsoft why release Skype for WP when it can't even receive calls in the background? Why? What was the point. Why include it in 8.1? Skype is totally useless thanks to your OS. I hear it works great on Apple and Android.

    Just end it. Do something else. Microsoft doesn't have to have a phone. Poor Nokia died because of WP, why the hell did you buy the corpse?


    I'm glad to see you think this way. I've been wanting a backup phone and since you hate yours, please send it to me. I'll be happy to pay the shipping charges to Arizona. PM me if you want to take advantage of my offer.
    k0de, JamesPTao and Guytronic like this.
    09-25-2014 05:53 PM
  21. pLUSpISTOL's Avatar
    Skype for WP can't even receive calls in the background?
    Is this really true? I knew that was the case on Windows Phone 7.x but I thought Windows Phone 8.x has the capability to run Skype and accept incoming calls in the background? Can someone clear this up for me?

    EDIT: Actually I'm pretty sure I've had calls come through in the past as long as I'm logged in. I don't use Skype much but I remember when I'd go on my laptop to wait for someone to Skype me my phone would also receive the Skype call because I was logged into Skype and that was certainly in the background.
    09-25-2014 05:54 PM
  22. neo158's Avatar
    Really Microsoft just give up. There's no point on keeping this clown show going any longer. People are getting sick of the lack of apps, the half thought out apps, and the apps that just plain don't work.

    Come on Microsoft why release Skype for WP when it can't even receive calls in the background? Why? What was the point. Why include it in 8.1? Skype is totally useless thanks to your OS. I hear it works great on Apple and Android.

    Just end it. Do something else. Microsoft doesn't have to have a phone. Poor Nokia died because of WP, why the hell did you buy the corpse?
    You see the arrow next to the wpcentral logo, click it and look for the Android Central entry, click it and I'm sure you'll feel at home. What I'm trying to say is go buy an Android device if you don't like Windows Phone and quit it with the moaning. You post the same thing every time you come on here and it's GETTING BORING!!!
    JamesPTao likes this.
    09-25-2014 06:01 PM
  23. herbertsnow's Avatar
    Next time use the correct end to speak with!! All the talk about apps isn't MS fault, the DEVS are the ones who make the apps not MS so if you're gonna spit shyte at least it doesn't have to smell so bad. If WP is so bad why do people still have a phone that's 2 yrs old in the L920 and the ONLY thing missing from it is a quad core chip!!! THAT'S THE ONLY PIECE OF HARDWARE MISSING FROM THE L920. Don't go telling me about in the US it's because of contracts that's why the L920 is still used, ya know what WP is used more outside the US than in it and there are millions of WP owners around the world who still choose that OS over IOS and ANDROID.
    Really if WP is so great why are developers running away from it? WP is becoming Worthless also.
    Mark Muncher likes this.
    09-25-2014 06:02 PM
  24. dpaynewp's Avatar
    How did you get Skype to work? For me it won't receive calls unless the app is open.
    Go into battery saver and make sure that Skype is set to allowed - so that it can run in the background
    09-25-2014 06:12 PM
  25. herbertsnow's Avatar
    I'll try it, thanks.
    09-25-2014 06:14 PM
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