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  1. chowder908's Avatar
    I have used a windows phone for nearly 9 months now I gotta say these phones are really buggy.

    I'm just gonna list some of my issues with these phones.

    1. No verity of apps

    2. Several crashes resulting in phone restarting.

    3. App crashes

    4. Gmail and other emails saying they are not up to date

    5. Songs duplicate on SD card.

    These are just some of my issues I have had with these phones. Also, when I first got my windows phone I had to buy a new router because my old one wouldn't let my phone connect to the wifi.

    I lost a highschool senior year video memory because after it finished recording it wouldn't save and my phone just restarted.

    Lastly, I wanted to build an app like I did with android, but it's impossible on Windows phone when you have to buy almost $200+ for phone, program, windows 8 64bit, pay to dev unlock your phone, and fee for uploading to the store, might explain why there isn't a verity of apps.

    These phones wouldn't be all that bad if it was easier to build apps. I hope these phones do well in the future, but right now they are not for me.

    I will gives theses phones some credit on how durable they are. Drop this phone several times on concrete no cracks or scratches.
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    08-26-2014 10:28 AM
  2. salmanahmad's Avatar
    I tried developing apps for Windows Phone, Visual Studio is really nice but I would hate paying that much to get the full version.

    The SD Card duplication of music is caused by certain apps, I don't think it's an issue of the OS.

    Yes apps crashing was pretty annoying when I used to own a Windows Phone.
    08-26-2014 10:47 AM
  3. chowder908's Avatar
    I tried developing apps for Windows Phone, Visual Studio is really nice but I would hate paying that much to get the full version.

    The SD Card duplication of music is caused by certain apps, I don't think it's an issue of the OS.

    Yes apps crashing was pretty annoying when I used to own a Windows Phone.


    The problem isn't purchasing visual studio. The problem is having to buy all the extra stuff such as unlocking your phone & buying a copy of windows 8.1 if you're like me still running 7
    08-26-2014 10:51 AM
  4. salmanahmad's Avatar
    The problem isn't purchasing visual studio. The problem is having to buy all the extra stuff such as unlocking your phone & buying a copy of windows 8.1 if you're like me still running 7
    You mean developer unlocking your phone? That's free and pretty easy IMO.

    And Visual Studio works with Windows Vista and above, last I checked.
    08-26-2014 10:54 AM
  5. chowder908's Avatar
    You mean developer unlocking your phone? That's free and pretty easy IMO.

    And Visual Studio works with Windows Vista and above, last I checked.



    Yes visual studio dose but for people who wanna build apps on a Windows phone 8 require windows 8 64bit to get the SDK to install.
    08-26-2014 10:56 AM
  6. salmanahmad's Avatar
    Yes visual studio dose but for people who wanna build apps on a Windows phone 8 require windows 8 64bit to get the SDK to install.
    Haha okay, I can understand your predicament then.

    Why haven't you picked up Windows 8 btw? Don't like it?
    08-26-2014 10:59 AM
  7. chowder908's Avatar
    Haha okay, I can understand your predicament then.

    Why haven't you picked up Windows 8 btw? Don't like it?



    The OS cost around 140$ alone.then add that with the cost of buying visual studio and the fee of having it on the store. So if an app fails I'd have lost over $200+ usually why so many apps have ads and/or not free on WP but are on other phones because so expensive for building on Windows phone.
    08-26-2014 11:04 AM
  8. BatteryLife's Avatar
    Erm.. if you don't mind me asking a few questions to clear my doubt.

    1) Which apps do you want? What do you mean by "no variety"? Very less types?

    2) I have never encounter a single crash b4 xP What were you doing when it crashed? What device are you using? I am using a Lumia 520 here.

    5) Yeah... that happens =(. But I have never encountered that problem on Music. I have encountered that in pictures though. Both Lumia 520 and my previous C3-01.

    6) Because we don't support mediocrity. Have you used MyTube?
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    08-26-2014 11:06 AM
  9. chowder908's Avatar
    Erm.. if you don't mind me asking a few questions to clear my doubt.

    1) Which apps do you want? What do you mean by "no variety"? Very less types?

    2) I have never encounter a single crash b4 xP What were you doing when it crashed? What device are you using? I am using a Lumia 520 here.

    5) Yeah... that happens =(. But I have never encountered that problem on Music. I have encountered that in pictures though. Both Lumia 520 and my previous C3-01.

    6) Because we don't support mediocrity. Have you used MyTube?

    Alot of apps are missing such as an official apps like twitch, steam aand couple others I can't remember off top of my head. I know there are a lot of unofficial apps but most of them have bad UIs and bad connections.
    08-26-2014 11:13 AM
  10. salmanahmad's Avatar
    The OS cost around 140$ alone.then add that with the cost of buying visual studio and the fee of having it on the store. So if an app fails I'd have lost over $200+ usually why so many apps have ads and/or not free on WP but are on other phones because so expensive for building on Windows phone.
    We'll it's wise to refrain from purchasing Windows 8 now, because many rumors suggest that upgrading from Windows 7 and 8 to Windows 9 will be free, let's hope this is true.

    Erm.. if you don't mind me asking a few questions to clear my doubt.

    1) Which apps do you want? What do you mean by "no variety"? Very less types?

    2) I have never encounter a single crash b4 xP What were you doing when it crashed? What device are you using? I am using a Lumia 520 here.

    5) Yeah... that happens =(. But I have never encountered that problem on Music. I have encountered that in pictures though. Both Lumia 520 and my previous C3-01.

    6) Because we don't support mediocrity. Have you used MyTube?
    I too had a 520 and I'll answer some of these questions.

    No official 9GAG, imgur apps, no Windows Phone 8 Kik app, no Sygic navigation, no(or barely any) Google services, no Flipboard or Feedly, no YouTube, no Camera Awesome(great app), no CPU Z, no Google+, no uTorrent, should I go on?

    My device has crashed several times mostly when viewing media, such as playing a gif in 9GAG, or when loading a big image in the imgura app, Atmosphere weather also crashed.

    Plus crashing of apps isn't nearly as annoying as what happens to Windows Phone when it crashes. If an app on Windows Phone crashes, that's the least of your problems because the whole OS also crashes with it for a few seconds.

    Because you don't support mediocrity? What do you mean by that? The official YouTube app is miles ahead of myTube.
    08-26-2014 11:15 AM
  11. Ashish Gupta888's Avatar
    All those concerns raised by OP are not ubiquitous and I do not agree.
    [1] Variety of apps - Its upto the individual and his/her needs. Some may find it enough and some don't. App count is increasing day by day.
    [2] Crashes that result Phone restart - Very Rare!!
    [3] App Crashes - Few apps are getting crashed because either those are incompatible with new OS(8.1) or their codes are buggy. Not sure, how could you blame OS/WP here!
    [4] Email related: If you are using third party apps, then again issue is with apps! In-built mail functionality works fine for me, be it gmail, outlook etc.
    [5] Song Duplication on SD card: Backup the data and format your card. You may also try a soft reset that scans SD card upon startup. I hope you are using class-10 or above SD cards. This is an issue with SD card not with WP/OS.
    [6] Youtube App: Try Metrotube/MyTube. They work so well and void the need of official app.
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    08-26-2014 11:21 AM
  12. chowder908's Avatar
    All those concerns raised by OP are not ubiquitous and I do not agree.
    [1] Variety of apps - Its upto the individual and his/her needs. Some may find it enough and some don't. App count is increasing day by day.
    [2] Crashes that result Phone restart - Very Rare!!
    [3] App Crashes - Few apps are getting crashed because either those are incompatible with new OS(8.1) or their codes are buggy. Not sure, how could you blame OS/WP here!
    [4] Email related: If you are using third party apps, then again issue is with apps! In-built mail functionality works fine for me, be it gmail, outlook etc.
    [5] Song Duplication on SD card: Backup the data and format your card. You may also try a soft reset that scans SD card upon startup. I hope you are using class-10 or above SD cards. This is an issue with SD card not with WP/OS.
    [6] Youtube App: Try Metrotube/MyTube. They work so well and void the need of official app.


    So I should pay for YouTube that is free on android and ios?
    08-26-2014 11:29 AM
  13. Ashish Gupta888's Avatar
    You don't need to. Try MetroTube and its free with all features!
    08-26-2014 11:30 AM
  14. chowder908's Avatar
    You don't need to. Try MetroTube and its free with all features!

    I'll try it hopefully it's ad free.
    08-26-2014 11:30 AM
  15. Ashish Gupta888's Avatar
    I'll try it hopefully it's ad free.
    Yes, it is ad free :-)
    08-26-2014 11:31 AM
  16. chowder908's Avatar
    Yes, it is ad free :-)


    Ok. I for got to add that sometimes videos say error can't decode or something like that.
    08-26-2014 11:33 AM
  17. Pete's Avatar
    Microsoft did create a very awesome YouTube app, so impressive that Google immediately demanded that it be removed from the store. Blame no one but Google for the lack of an official app, then buy MetroTube.
    08-26-2014 11:37 AM
  18. o0Nighthawk0o's Avatar
    I've been using Windows Phones for years and rarely does the OS crash. It is always the app that is the problem. The selection of quality apps is growing by the day and I have yet to find anything that I want or need that isn't available in the store.

    As for the Google issues, I haven't touched anything Google for almost a year now and don't miss it at all.
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    08-26-2014 11:37 AM
  19. Ashish Gupta888's Avatar
    if its with the native video player(Xbox - Video), then we should expect such ****s since Xbox team has ****ed up Music and Video apps altogether! BTW, I have never faced such error messages while playing any video through native player.
    08-26-2014 11:38 AM
  20. chowder908's Avatar
    if its with the native video player(Xbox - Video), then we should expect such ****s since Xbox team has ****ed up Music and Video apps altogether! BTW, I have never faced such error messages while playing any video through native player.

    Usually happens using the web browser. Sometimes a video will get a decoder error
    08-26-2014 12:07 PM
  21. psoham777's Avatar
    I have used a windows phone for nearly 9 months now I gotta say these phones are really buggy.

    I'm just gonna list some of my issues with these phones.








    1. No verity of apps








    2. Several crashes resulting in phone restarting.








    3. App crashes (most apps are coding issues from uploader)






    4. Gmail and other emails saying they are not up to date




    5. Songs duplicate on SD card.


    6. NO OFFICIAL YOUTUBE APP!!! (seriously what phone doesn't have an official YouTube app? No the shortcut to the web browser app from the store doesn't count.)






    These are just some of my issues I have had with these phones. Also, when I first got my windows phone I had to buy a new router because my old one wouldn't let my phone connect to the wifi.

    I lost a highschool senior year video memory because after it finished recording it wouldn't save and my phone just restarted.

    Lastly, I wanted to build an app like I did with android, but it's impossible on Windows phone when you have to buy almost $200+ for phone, program, windows 8 64bit, pay to dev unlock your phone, and fee for uploading to the store, might explain why there isn't a verity of apps.

    These phones wouldn't be all that bad if it was easier to build apps. I hope these phones do well in the future, but right now they are not for me.







    I will gives theses phones some credit on how durable they are. Drop this phone several times on concrete no cracks or scratches.
    The apps in windows phones are increasing! There are no crashes in my 1320, even when 700kb memory was left in my phone memory, it didn't even lag, forget about crashing! Even my previous phone Lumia 710 did not crash, nor did it lag, never, even when it had 1mb free memory! App crashes are caused because of the app developers otherwise most of the apps are quite stable! Mails are also getting updated regularly! Songs or any other content do not get duplicated unless you could have possibly selected copy to sd card option or might be due to some apps! Microsoft rolled out free YouTube app for windows but google ordered it to withdraw immediately from the store! I really can't understand why are you having so many issues! You might have got a defective piece!
    08-26-2014 12:18 PM
  22. Ashish Gupta888's Avatar
    Usually happens using the web browser. Sometimes a video will get a decoder error
    If you intermittently see the decoder error, then it could be an issue with IE. You may try clearing browsing history and uncheck the box that allows sites to store temp files on your phone. You will get this option in Advanced Settings of IE. I hope, that helps!
    08-26-2014 12:27 PM
  23. chowder908's Avatar
    If you intermittently see the decoder error, then it could be an issue with IE. You may try clearing browsing history and uncheck the box that allows sites to store temp files on your phone. You will get this option in Advanced Settings of IE. I hope, that helps!

    Back then use to happen a lot but with recent updates the decoder error hasn't been happen a lot but it still happens time to time.
    08-26-2014 12:37 PM
  24. gtg465x's Avatar
    I created a wallpaper app for Windows Phone with some unique features back in the WP7 days that became fairly popular and was very well rated, but I switched to Android and my app got pulled from the store because I didn't pay the yearly developer fee. Microsoft's loss really. Microsoft shouldn't be charging anything to put apps in their store if they are wanting to grow their ecosystem. Makes developers like me who created a free app and then switched to another platform have no reason to keep paying to keep the app in the store. If it was free, I would have kept updating the app and it would still be there today.
    08-26-2014 01:04 PM
  25. prasath1234's Avatar
    I created a wallpaper app for Windows Phone with some unique features back in the WP7 days that became fairly popular and was very well rated, but I switched to Android and my app got pulled from the store because I didn't pay the yearly developer fee. Microsoft's loss really. Microsoft shouldn't be charging anything to put apps in their store if they are wanting to grow their ecosystem. Makes developers like me who created a free app and then switched to another platform have no reason to keep paying to keep the app in the store. If it was free, I would have kept updating the app and it would still be there today.
    Now I understand why app market is not growing.cheap ms tactics.Btw thank you for enlightening on this issue.:thumbup::eek:

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    08-26-2014 01:31 PM
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