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  1. deezus's Avatar
    Does anyone know if WP8 will support cloud storage like crApple does? I mean can I back up all purchased music from Xbox music(Zune) in the cloud, skydrive?
    09-03-2012 07:44 PM
  2. Simon Tupper's Avatar
    Does anyone know if WP8 will support cloud storage like crApple does? I mean can I back up all purchased music from Xbox music(Zune) in the cloud, skydrive?
    Don't call it crApple... I love Microsoft, but WP features are so far behind iOS, that calling it crApple would be a proof of blindness... Now that it have been said... We are not quite sure if the Cloud storage will be as effective or better than Apple's iCloud, which is great, don't denigrate...
    Last edited by Simon Tupper; 09-03-2012 at 09:46 PM.
    09-03-2012 09:21 PM
  3. bensun6's Avatar
    Don't call it crApple... I love Microsoft, but WP features are so far behind iOS, that calling it crApple would be a proof of blindness... Now that it have been said... We are not quite sure if the Cloud storage will be as effective or better than what Apple's iCloud, which is great, don't denigrate...
    Here's a break down what features that other clouds have (that I care about) and someone pls elaborate on WP's offer

    Apple
    Automatic photo back up and sharing with connected device
    App sync between devices - game saves, data, etc
    Everything backup - incase I reformat my phone I can do a full restore
    Some form of Music playback
    Find lost phone

    Google
    Apps can be downloaded from web browser store and be pushed to the device
    09-03-2012 09:42 PM
  4. eric12341's Avatar
    Don't call it crApple... I love Microsoft, but WP features are so far behind iOS, that calling it crApple would be a proof of blindness... Now that it have been said... We are not quite sure if the Cloud storage will be as effective or better than Apple's iCloud, which is great, don't denigrate...
    Actually this is purely subjective, someone can argue that WP is ahead of iOS.
    For example there is still no way to force the web browser to display desktop sites in iOS, in WP you can. In iTunes all songs cost money and must be downloaded a la carte or by album with only a :30 preview, on WP you can stream and download full songs for a monthly fee. There's also sp many things you need an app for in iOS when in WP its all integrated.

    Here's a break down what features that other clouds have (that I care about) and someone pls elaborate on WP's offer

    Apple
    Automatic photo back up and sharing with connected device
    App sync between devices - game saves, data, etc
    Everything backup - incase I reformat my phone I can do a full restore
    Some form of Music playback
    Find lost phone

    Google
    Apps can be downloaded from web browser store and be pushed to the device
    All of this can already be done the rest is coming in WP8
    09-03-2012 10:52 PM
  5. deezus's Avatar
    Don't call it crApple... I love Microsoft, but WP features are so far behind iOS, that calling it crApple would be a proof of blindness... Now that it have been said... We are not quite sure if the Cloud storage will be as effective or better than Apple's iCloud, which is great, don't denigrate...
    Again, ios is very popular but to me crApple will always be crApple.


    So, will we see a cloud based music service from ms in 8?
    09-04-2012 04:52 PM
  6. dtboos's Avatar
    You will have the following sync'd in WP8 (as you configure). This will sync with W8 and eventually Xbox:

    Contacts
    App list + settings
    Games Settings/Saved Games
    Calendar
    MMS/SMS
    Photos/Videos
    Music

    Skydrive already trumps iCloud in functionality, its just getting all those thing sync'd which we were waiting for.

    Music streaming is something we think is coming (something like itunes match perhaps?), but they haven't made announcements (yet).
    09-04-2012 06:19 PM
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