>Having shitty android
>Muh ricing , purity , minimalist shit
>Not switching to Windows Phone
>Not killing yourself
When /g/ when will you learn?
So much this
>B-but there are fagbook, and twitter apps...
I dont give a flying fuck about well known apps, the reason why i cant just stop using Android is because they have those shitty indie games who nobody but a few (including me) people uses, serial monitor to pair my android with my arduino, the chance to create apps easily with appinventor to (again) be able to pair my phone with my 'duino using bluetooth, etc
Also, afaik theres no piracy on W8 so... no thanks.
Can I run any application compiled for it, regardless of whether or not it is distributed through the Windows Store? If not, the answer is no. I will not use any computer system that requires code run on it to be signed by something in order to run.
neither. When I saw it first I thought it wasn't anything special but trust me, even if the rest of the OS was absolute utter shit (which it isn't, but it certainly isn't flawless either), I woud take it for the Glance Screen. You get used to it so much you are scared to realize. It saves so much time and is just all around so practical that I really don't understand why nobody else except the Moto X or what the device is makes it. When your phone is lying on the table, you always have a nightclock, when you take it out of your pocket, even half-way, you instantly know the time and your notifications without touching a thing. It's amazing.
Why do lagdroid nerds fall for obvious baits so easily? Why are you so defensive of Google's shitty spying/advertizing platform?
t. moto g 1st gen owner
mfw lagdroid lags on top-of-the-line hardware because it's dogshit
google shills really need to kill themselves and leave /g/, only retards use your laggy spying ad-filled garbage os
What's so convenient about it? I have my phone in my chest pocket all the time. When I wanna check it I pull it out enough to see the status bar, pressing the screen button all the time.
With this i'd even have to take most of the way out since the clock is not at the top.
good god these clumsy hard edged block phones look awful as fuck, no matter if windows or android. why do companies think this is a good idea? these abominations look like you could murder someone with it.
I do faggot. I'm lurking to see what they're all about but there's not really much discussion.
I don't really give a fuck about apps because I only use like 2 anymore because I'm not 12.
Can I do cool stuff if I root it? Can I root it? I know that here in the states most providers will block people from Windows 10, so I should probably wait for that.
>I don't really give a fuck about apps because I only use like 2 anymore because I'm not 12.
what does that even mean? Apps are fine to use, or is there some "apps are evil" groupthink on /g/?
Jesus, you are a fucking sperg, the only reason you only use 2 is because no dev makes anything worthwhile on WP.
No you cannot root it. What do you want to root it for? You can delete all apps except for those baked into the system by the manufacturer (not the OEM, so just stuff like Phone, Messages, Contacts). If you want to change its design, you cannot do too much but out of the box it's much more verstile than android, at least from what I think (unrooted that is). Tell me what you want from the phone.
>you cannot do too much but out of the box it's much more verstile than android, at least from what I think (unrooted that is)
> it's much more verstile than android
Hahaha, wow. How is that...?
I struggle to find a requirement for apps.
Aside from banking, messaging apps and media players etc I don't need shit.
Only have smart phone as I like to browse the net in not complete shit mode on the go.
I've been curious about Windows Phone, but I admit I don't know how they are.
I also can't seem to find a Windows Smartphone with great audio (and is capable of reading flac, of course) and capable of holding micro-SD card with a minimum capacity of 128gb.
ok OP. I really am curious about windows phone. Today I have an iphone 4. I really don't like android (cursed java).
But my info colleagues are saying that windows phone will be the next blackberry in 2 years. How true is that?
You can register for the developer program in less than five minutes. Develop your apps using Visual Stuido (Full Blown free version now) and load them to your phone fairly easily.
Windows phones are on the rise. Apple will always have dominance but Androids are feeling smeh.
Anyone have a link/list of tips to optimize battery life?
I;ve just been doing light calling, texting, and web browsing and i'm already down to 50% after 48 hrs.
I've heard that too. Surprising that it would take so much batt...
What lockscreen app do you guys use and which is less resource hungry if I just want to show date time and temperature
I googled LockMix, Awesome Lock, Today Widgets and +Lockscreen...
>Android Lolipop runs perfectly smooth at 60fps on 3 year old flagship phones
Can the latest Windows Phone or iOS run on devices that old? I think not.
>Windows phones are on the rise
Ahahahahahahaha. Selling burner phones to third world countries to inflate market share is hardly gaining ground. WP will always be niche since they stepped into the game ages too late
No, I just feel I should not be limited to applications Microsoft feels acceptable to allow on my phone. For example, I feel I should be allowed to load a compiler onto my phone that targets my phone. I have GCC 4.9.1 on my Android phone, so I see no reason why I shouldn't be able to, for example, load MinGW on a Windows phone.
Is there even a good operating system for smart phones out? One that doesn't need permissions access to your microphone and text message editing and god knows what else and isn't just a honey pot for privacy invasion by Google?
It isn't a meme, it is missing just about all crucial apps that both IOS and Android have. On top of that it's average response times are worse than both android&os, battery life is wrose, cameras on Lumia phones are only marginally better in specific conditions, and a serious lack of functionality or customization. This is without really getting into the serious derth of apps on their "app store" if you could call it that. It doesn't even have snapchat, youtube, or alternate browsers! It's crap. BBos LITERALLY has more support than windows phone. At least I can install android apps on my passport!
I'm using a WP8.1 Phone and an Android Tablet. While I have no responsive lags in WP8.1 it's a common feature on my Android device. I don't know if it's the apps fault, but usually apps don't hang up on WP8.1.
>Locked down as fuck: Microsoft doesn't allow browsers based on engines other than Trident, and you can't select any browser other than IE as the default browser.
>Retarded search button obligatorily linked to Bing.
>No apps to browse SFTP and SMB shares.
>Not the same degree of filesystem freedom compared to Android.
Been there with my Lumia 520 and managed to survive 1 year. Now I have a Moto X and enjoy my 100% usable OS. To be honest, the only mobile OS's that can have the ability to overpass Android are Sailfish and Ubuntu Phone, and I hope they do.
Maybe you should read up and understand what it actually is, then.
Hey everybody, look! It's a real-life stupid! Glance was originally only for OLED screens and later released for LCD panels that supported it. As a matter of fact, it's been my observation that Nokia pioneered this shit a long, long time ago. They had it on their Symbian phones and on the n9, which was abandoned about the time Microsoft slipped their nasty hands up Nokia's blouse. So don't be proud of Android having taken this convenience.
>But my android phone has:
>better build quality
Have you held a Nokia?
Specs are only an android thing. WP is OPTIMIZED and EFFICIENT
>better sound and speakers
Again, any experience with a Nokia?
>better software support
Depends on what you're customizing and the lengths you're going to do it
>is an open platform
Doesn't guarantee it's better, but WP is definitely lacking in powerful abilities like android, for sure.
>WP is OPTIMIZED and EFFICIENT
If you use some WP with 512MB ram you will instantly notice that you have 0 multitasking ability without reloading apps every time, that applications are slow to start and that going to the homescreen will usually lag when an action is in progress. It's to be expected in a 512 MB RAM phone honestly but I'm tired of those people who scream that WP IS OPTIMISED!!11!!111! shit everywere.
>I bet you use linux, too
>>Does your Windows thing do Linux things!?
Are you retarded? Administrator Access or ability to install from whatever source I want are the most basic functions of anything that pretends to be computer (smartphones) no matter it's OS.
>m-microsoft and apple are not collecting your data !
are you retarded? have you ever even used a 512mb ram android? whereas on wp 512mb ram means resuming screen and just a bit of lag here and then if you have some apps open, 512mb of ram on android means not being able to write a fucking message without the keyboard lagging like shit, it means having CONSTANT freezes and apps simply not opening, it means apps crashing a whole lot, something that has NEVER happened on my Lumia 630.
WP is far better optimized than android. don't talk about shit you know anything of. android is abhorrent shit on devices with less than 1GB of ram, anyone who has ever used something like a Lumia 630 and a Vodafone smart 4 mini likeI did knows the difference is immense.
and now that every new wp has 1GB of ram its probably much more fluid than any 1GBram android phone.
you're talking out of your ass and have probably never owned a Lumia.
uh, I don't know, because of the specs maybe? if you're going for a Lumia 630 while knowing the 640 is about to come out you're going to make an extremely dumb choice. if you can extend your budget a bit more, get a Lumia 730.
How are the following apps on Windows Phone?
>Clover (or any 4chan app)
They are really the only apps I use on my HTC One X from 2012, and if they function just as good, I might get the Windows Phone version of the HTC One M8 over the Android one.
Then perhaps you should use the correct terminology, buddy ;)
But seriously, I know where you're coming from. I have used all kinds of different phones (used to be self-employed selling on eBay), and each OS has their ups and downs, of course. WP is cool for some things, and Android is cool for others. No real need to disrespect a platform just because you see no use in it. I know saying that is far too reasonable and neutral for this place, so please feel free to flame on.
Sure, if you're popping all over the place. I agree it's aggravating when WP closes shit out (trying to listen to audio books was a nightmare) but it's really more of an issue of the OS being designed to work WITH the hardware instead of BY it. That's why the moronic specs wars are such a big deal for Android phones because Android is where something like that really matters. I'm always switching out Android phones, but still go back to my Lumia 925 and can feel the consistent performance with standard use. Plus I get considerably better hardware.
A very good condition used 920 can be had for around $100 or less; thats really your best bet.That will give you the best experience concerning build quality and great hardware, plus the camera. The LCD screen is actually better than the 925's AMOLED panel, in my opinion.
Gmail works very well in the stock email client. You get your contacts and calendar shit, too. Only issues I've noticed are lack of sync when it comes to deleting emails from the phone. That's probably a setting I'm missing, though.
Question: will there ever be room for a new OS competitor or are we stuck with iOS and Android forever (much like we are stuck with Windows and Mac forever)?
Shit sucks. What a crappy market
Literally no phone is safe anymore due to SS7 and https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/02/19/great-sim-heist/
As long as it has a SIM card, it's fucked...
Just flash an AOSP rom, they're straight from the opensource android project and def don't have any ad/spyware.
I never understood where that came from, in my experience Android phones (even the 2.3 ones) run as fast or even better than iPhones
Other advantages of android:
>replaceable kernel (better battery life)
>ability to change kernel parameters on the fly (better battery life)
>full control over system
>uses Bluetooth and NFC to its full extent
>ability to use 3rd party appstores
>not limited to locked down ecosystem
>more than 2 or 3 phones to chose from
>no hardware buttons on the front
Enjoy your high resolution being wasted by the software buttons on screen
>inb4 they can hide
still a waste of pixels and annoying as fuck to bring them up
I'd rather have a button at the back that takes 5 minutes to get used to than having physical buttons on the front making the phone abnormaly huge. Perfect fit between screen size and mobile size. Physical buttons on front would've turned the phone into a block.
>Just flash an AOSP rom
I presume there is no proprietary software / drivers on AOSP
So no fingerprint sensor, no heartrate scanner, no S Pen, no dual camera, no special case support (S-View, Dot View..) and so on
So basically turning your "flagship" in a $100 phone
Why don't we have a WP thread without a taunting OP.
So we can just talk with other users about W10 without a mob of pseudo-neckbeards telling us about their customization?
Don't have but new browser from opera is promising.
>Clover (or any 4chan app)
No official, but Metrotube, Mytube, and Tubecast are great.
Here maps > Google maps
You can login via outlook
But it's exactly what you are doing. Not even Google and Apple fanboys are this tiresome.
>Have you held a Nokia?
Yes. Have you held a Nokia phone actually made before 2012? In Salo? Because they are leagues ahead of anything Microsoft is putting out. Designed in a different country, designed by a different team, and manufactured in a Chinese sweatshop using cheaper plastic a thinner metal to keep costs down.
>Specs are only an android thing.
Is this how people devoted to hipster platforms convince themselves its alright to overpay for old components? I was under the impression it was just a Crackberry thing.
Well. Meizu are putting Ubuntu Touch on their MX4, which is a nice phone.
I used a Lumia 800, that felt like it could be used as a weapon. Seriously incredible in hand.
Held a 620, felt cheap as fuck, would not own/10.
Have a 520 and it feels nice and solid. But not that easy to hold for some reason.
>Just program them yourself.
If I wanted to do that I'd do it on a platform where I stood a chance of making some money.
Or are you just recruiting coders for WinPho*?
and where do android phones have better specs than windows phones? the Lumia 532, 535, the 640 and the 730 are better than any android competition, the 830 might be somewhat overpriced, but on the other hand it has the camera of a flagship, and the 930 and the 1520 have great price quality for the price. and wp has lower requirements compared to android anyway.
Im really happy with my Lumia 730. It has no lag, good quality screen, dual sim is really cool feature. The only thing that could be better is camera.
I also have Nexus 7 2013 and Moto G.
And gotta be honest with you, for me Lumia 730 > Moto G.
Have you even used WP or just looked at the total number of apps in the appstore
because, boy, those thousands of fappy bird and instagram clones and emoji keyboards with a separate app for every colour are so nice to have
Quality > quantity
>Coming soon. Exp. release 2015, March
Wait for 640's review and decide it. If you don't like the review then grab 730/5 or wait for flagship.
>LTE must have
If your country supports it why not? It makes you get faster internet tho.
It has Kik (hasnt been updated since February 2012) and Tinder (6tin) And yeah, no grindr
>TFW bricked my Moto G for being lazy
Christ. Can't wait until the 5.0 MBM-CI files get released so I can get back on it and enjoy the superior battery life, LED flash and good applications.
Does this site not have any moderators? How is this thread still up when it's clearly flamebait, it's clearly shitposting and it's chock full of posts from retarded shitposters. Goddamn /g/ has gone to shit. Fuck you all so much. Die.
That's why I asked if you held a NOKIA, dude. Latest Nokia branded Lumia I've interacted with was the Icon, and it was art. The Lumias that matter have all been high quality and solid. It's a shame that they were desperate enough to go exclusively for Microsoft and their money. You have no place to talk shit about any lower class Lumias because, what, ~93% of androids are the exact same garbage materials and manufacturing grade as you just mentioned? Haha
See what I did earlier? I said "the Lumias that matter". That doesn't sound like a devoted " WP hipster" to me. Windows Phone is good in its own right, but lacks anything close to android as far as utilitarian power. I like WP when it's paired with good Nokia hardware, but that's really it. So try to not be an ass and generalize people as black or white. That shit is so fucking stupid on this site. What's wrong with just discussing shit like humans?
That's one of the shittiest rice I've ever seen
Good job, you actually baited quit a lot.
if WP didn't STOP background processes and there were a new phone that was the same size and style as the 925 then i'd jump on it.
at this point WP just isn't there, and getting rid of Rudy Huyn's good apps isn't making WP's case any better