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2012-11-19 08:15:05 AM
If only two people use it, why does this warrant a green light?
 
2012-11-19 08:15:07 AM
really? the reports ive heard from people using it seem to like them so far, the complaints were more about getting stuff to integrate with off-device systems.

after starting on iOS, then going droid, now playing with iOS... i think im finally edging towards droid. its a higher learning curve but does seem to be a more powerful OS. and cmon apple make an iphone with a screen the size of a galaxy2 ffs
 
2012-11-19 08:40:33 AM
Do they properly acknowledge the month of December? I hear some phones can't seem to get that right.
 
2012-11-19 08:40:39 AM
I get random reboots with my Droid.
 
2012-11-19 08:43:43 AM
I looked at the Windows Phones, but went Galaxy SIII. Comparing them side by side, I don't see the interest in the Windows phones. I guess it must meet some specific business needs that I don't see.
 
2012-11-19 08:44:40 AM
Is this like my iPhone having the occasional deadlock and occasionally getting really warm and having the battery drain unless I go through and kill some apps?

In all fairness I haven't had to forcibly reboot my iPhone in a long time.
 
2012-11-19 09:20:12 AM
I got the Lumia 810 on Friday. So far no problems at all, it's my first WP device, and I love it. Even got a few NFC tags to try that out...
 
2012-11-19 09:32:11 AM

Girion47: I get random reboots with my Droid.


Mine started rebooting nightly around 12:30. It's fun being sound asleep and hearing "DROOOOOOOID" out of nowhere.
 
2012-11-19 09:45:28 AM

Girion47: I get random reboots with my Droid.


Yeah I can't laugh at the windows phone for this. My galaxy nexus reboots more than any other phone I've owned.
 
2012-11-19 09:45:54 AM
My wife has a Lumia 920, and I have to say, its fairly awesome. If they could just get developer support, MS would have a huge hit on their hands. As it is, I just can't see giving up my iPhone and its more mature app ecosystem.
 
2012-11-19 09:51:58 AM
I've yet to have a device that doesn't need a reboot once in a while... some, takes months before I need to, others, on a ad-hoc basis.

And I've yet to see a Version "1" of anything being stable.. I tend to wait until the 2nd or 3rd update/patch before I'd even bother with it.

But I'd really try to avoid devices that I can't take the battery out... but choices are limited, and I'll never understand the logic behind having a non-replaceable battery, when it would had something like 1mm of thickness (maybe), and make it so much better/handier.
 
2012-11-19 10:12:55 AM
I like the Lumias. And I love my iPhone. So yeah, boom there it is.
 
2012-11-19 10:26:27 AM
My only issue with windows phone 8 is that sprint doesn't have any.

farking sprint
 
2012-11-19 10:33:05 AM
My Galaxy Nexus takes a long time to boot up, much longer than when I had ICS running on it. It also likes to lose the data connection and refuse to find the network again, forcing a reboot.
 
2012-11-19 10:50:07 AM
My Galaxy Note 2 is the most solid, most impressive device I've ever touched. I still can't believe they built it.
 
2012-11-19 11:07:13 AM
Want to see my shocked face that a Windows product has bugs in it?
 
2012-11-19 11:09:05 AM
I wish they made a version of the Galaxy SIII with a full keyboard like the Epic, but I'm convinced they won't do that.
 
2012-11-19 11:24:58 AM
I crashed the users guide on a Samsung Note 2 yesterday, so I'm pretty sure they're all shiat these days.

Two years ago my iPhone 4 was the big, extravagant option. Now the 5 is the compact conservative option. RIP Steve Jobs.

/How come no one knows how to make a decent armband?
 
2012-11-19 11:28:14 AM
I am currently typing this on my lumia 710. I've had it for two months and i think it's safe to say, while this phone has yet to be broken due to my incompetent hands, I wish it was an android.
 
2012-11-19 12:15:10 PM
Love my 920 and haven't had any issues with battery life so far. I have turned off NFC and disabled the Weather Channel and Nokia Drive Beta+ apps from running in the background though as those were implicated as possible culprits.

I have seen it randomly reboot once, but that seems like the sort of thing that'll get patched reasonably quickly.
 
2012-11-19 12:35:30 PM
What are the headline and article about?

Anyway, I have a phone that is not a Windows 8 phone, and I love it!!! It has never rebooted, and it does all the things!
 
2012-11-19 12:44:42 PM
Since I ordered a Dell laptop with Win 8 yesterday I'm getting a kick out of this thread.

/oh, this 'bout phones? never minding... ;)
 
2012-11-19 01:02:04 PM
Yep, nobody is buying these phones on sites like Amazon or Wal-Mart. It's not like they're selling out in other countries either.

But when people do buy them, they're having nothing but problems.

/ Haters gonna hate.
 
2012-11-19 01:29:16 PM

imfallen_angel: I've yet to have a device that doesn't need a reboot once in a while


Problem here is, the phone is doing it all by its lonesome.

My Galaxy S2 likes to do the same thing, 3 or 4 times a week that I notice.
So far, never when I've been actually using the thing.
 
2012-11-19 01:31:49 PM

oren0: Yep, nobody is buying these phones on sites like Amazon or Wal-Mart. It's not like they're selling out in other countries either.

But when people do buy them, they're having nothing but problems.

/ Haters gonna hate.


People like Justin Bieber also. There's no accounting for taste.
 
2012-11-19 01:33:05 PM
Have a L900 will be getting a L920 Friday.
/Fark Fandroidmitter
 
2012-11-19 01:42:31 PM

omadon667: If they could just get developer support


Maybe they could try not totally changing the architecture of their mobile system every 18 months for 5 years running and they would get more developers.

They could also try not farking over early adopters 3 times in as many years, which would help their market share projections, again leading to more developers.
 
2012-11-19 01:58:57 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: imfallen_angel: I've yet to have a device that doesn't need a reboot once in a while

Problem here is, the phone is doing it all by its lonesome.

My Galaxy S2 likes to do the same thing, 3 or 4 times a week that I notice.
So far, never when I've been actually using the thing.


My Motorola Defy doesn't seem to. After being on for a few weeks, it starts getting slow to transition automatically from wifi to cell mode, and then stops altogether. Once I notice it I have to turn the phone completely off for a minute or so, then restart it. That fixes it for a while.
 
2012-11-19 02:03:39 PM

Stone Meadow: My Motorola Defy doesn't seem to. After being on for a few weeks, it starts getting slow to transition automatically from wifi to cell mode, and then stops altogether. Once I notice it I have to turn the phone completely off for a minute or so, then restart it. That fixes it for a while.


Have you tried switching to airplane mode and back? Would be a quicker fix if it works.
 
2012-11-19 02:25:01 PM

beer4breakfast: Stone Meadow: My Motorola Defy doesn't seem to. After being on for a few weeks, it starts getting slow to transition automatically from wifi to cell mode, and then stops altogether. Once I notice it I have to turn the phone completely off for a minute or so, then restart it. That fixes it for a while.

Have you tried switching to airplane mode and back? Would be a quicker fix if it works.


No, but I'll give that a shot...thanks!
 
2012-11-19 02:28:15 PM

State_College_Arsonist: My Galaxy Nexus takes a long time to boot up, much longer than when I had ICS running on it. It also likes to lose the data connection and refuse to find the network again, forcing a reboot.


Just toggle the connection.
 
2012-11-19 02:34:09 PM

drjekel_mrhyde: Have a L900 will be getting a L920 Friday.
/Fark Fandroidmitter


My yellow Nokia 920 is supposed to ship this week. AT&T says there is a huge demand and now a back order.
 
2012-11-19 02:45:10 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: imfallen_angel: I've yet to have a device that doesn't need a reboot once in a while

Problem here is, the phone is doing it all by its lonesome.

My Galaxy S2 likes to do the same thing, 3 or 4 times a week that I notice.
So far, never when I've been actually using the thing.


updates maybe? Check what you have in the background that might be running, there's got to be a reason for so many updates... settings to do a reboot every few days to clear the cache maybe?

I've had my phone (Palm Pre2) reboot on me for the first time in as long as I can remember, last week when playing a new game (Monopoly) that I had just downloaded, so I know that it's the game, that's causing a crash that makes my phone reboot (continued playing... as I wanted to finish my darn game, and it crashed at least 3 more times until I finished playing).

The phone hasn't re-crashed since then either (as I haven't played again)

If you'd ask me how many times I've rebooted this phone since I have it (about 1.5 years), I'd have to say, if we don't count the times I rebooted to switch the battery, I'd have to say probably less than 12 times... if more I'd be surprised.

Stone Meadow: My Motorola Defy doesn't seem to. After being on for a few weeks, it starts getting slow to transition automatically from wifi to cell mode, and then stops altogether. Once I notice it I have to turn the phone completely off for a minute or so, then restart it. That fixes it for a while.


From what I've seen and read, lots of smart phones appear to suffer from cache issues where it just doesn't refresh and empties itself.

I gather it's must be the OS's version.

More things why I'm still happy with my phone, since when I close something (app), I know that it's really closed and not "suspended" and the only cache that needs clearing is the web browser, but even then, I've only done it once or twice since I've got this phone.
 
2012-11-19 03:10:59 PM

drjekel_mrhyde: Have a L900 will be getting a L920 Friday.
/Fark Fandroidmitter


you're just loaded with butthurt, ain't ya? 

/owns a Lumia 920
 
2012-11-19 03:23:21 PM
After using WinMo 6, I'll have to say: NEVER AGAIN.
 
2012-11-19 03:46:01 PM
Having never messed with a Windows phone, I tried out the new Lumia in store the other day. I did not like having to scroll through all those tiles. I like being able to see everything laid out nicely like it is on Android.
 
2012-11-19 03:47:35 PM

Phil Moskowitz: My Galaxy Note 2 is the most solid, most impressive device I've ever touched. I still can't believe they built it.


I saw that and I drooled. I was so tempted to buy it on the spot.
 
2012-11-19 03:51:31 PM

loveblondieo: Phil Moskowitz: My Galaxy Note 2 is the most solid, most impressive device I've ever touched. I still can't believe they built it.

I saw that and I drooled. I was so tempted to buy it on the spot.


i.imgur.com

Midget hands or laptop-sized phone.
 
2012-11-19 03:52:32 PM

loveblondieo: I like being able to see everything laid out nicely like it is on Android.


MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA...

2.bp.blogspot.com

/hates the home screen on my Android phone
 
2012-11-19 03:53:05 PM

theurge14: Midget hands or laptop-sized phone.


Does it feel awkward when making a call? I played around with it in the store, but I didn't think to hold it to my ear.
 
2012-11-19 03:54:05 PM

Stone Meadow: /hates the home screen on my Android phone


You can customize that.
 
2012-11-19 03:56:37 PM

loveblondieo: Stone Meadow: /hates the home screen on my Android phone

You can should customize that.


FTFY
 
2012-11-19 05:34:57 PM

imfallen_angel: I've yet to have a device that doesn't need a reboot once in a while...

I had an old Nokia that never rebooted from the day I got it to a few years later when I upgraded. Same for an old Samsung A100 as well.

Now yes a modern smartphone is more complex a system than that old Nokia and Samsung units however even with the 'smart' part of the phone being in a total failure state the phone part (i.e. receive and make at least emergency calls) should function.

In that respect I find all of the current offerings wanting.
 
2012-11-19 05:36:28 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: loveblondieo: Stone Meadow: /hates the home screen on my Android phone

You can should customize that.

FTFY


Yeah, I need to spend an evening learning the phone.
 
2012-11-19 05:37:22 PM
I have WP...i like it. Has pros and cons like everything else. 16 m camera sold me on it.
 
2012-11-19 06:07:05 PM
I just switched from an Iphone to a Lumia 920, and so far I really like it.

There are exactly 2 apps I wish I had on Windows Phone that are not available yet, so I have to use the websites instead.

Oh, and no battery issues so far ( no reboot either). In comparison, my Iphone 4 had some severe issues with the Facebook app (crashing all the time) and was freezing a few times a week since I upgraded to IO6, which I suspect was a subtle way for Apple to tell me it's time to buy new stuff (Iphone 3 started behaving really bad after exactly 2 years, when the new IOS for the gen+2 Iphone came out.
 
2012-11-19 07:35:48 PM

loveblondieo: Stone Meadow: /hates the home screen on my Android phone

You can customize that.


You can also customize the home screen on a Windows phone. So?
 
2012-11-19 07:48:08 PM

theurge14: loveblondieo: Phil Moskowitz: My Galaxy Note 2 is the most solid, most impressive device I've ever touched. I still can't believe they built it.

I saw that and I drooled. I was so tempted to buy it on the spot.

[i.imgur.com image 850x566]

Midget hands or laptop-sized phone.


I have the Note I and it is a tour-de-force of awesomeness. It beats the shiat out of every phone that came before it and beats many phones that came after it. And by all accounts I've heard so far the Note II is so much better. It's more powerful, has a bigger battery, bigger stylus, and a bigger screen (.2'' bigger).
 
2012-11-19 08:23:53 PM
Knew it! Windows 8 is like Vista on steroids!

Nice jerb, Balmer! Perhaps you should have hired more DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS!!

arvino.typepad.com
 
2012-11-19 08:37:35 PM

Phaeon: theurge14: loveblondieo: Phil Moskowitz: My Galaxy Note 2 is the most solid, most impressive device I've ever touched. I still can't believe they built it.

I saw that and I drooled. I was so tempted to buy it on the spot.

[i.imgur.com image 850x566]

Midget hands or laptop-sized phone.

I have the Note I and it is a tour-de-force of awesomeness. It beats the shiat out of every phone that came before it and beats many phones that came after it. And by all accounts I've heard so far the Note II is so much better. It's more powerful, has a bigger battery, bigger stylus, and a bigger screen (.2'' bigger).


Fail.
 
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