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2013-05-16 06:03:06 PM
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I'm switching to a Lumia 928 from the Android flavored RAZR (or ANDRD FLAVRD RAZR). Since the jellybean update I feel like I'm fighting with my phone more than I already had been. The weather app went bye bye, gotta use that stupid Google now thing that replaced search, which, by the way, is dog ass slow, like, 2-3 seconds between typing something and letters actually showing up on the screen. They reorganized the settings menu, again, so I can't even find the bloody alarm clock anymore. My wireless hotspot app that let me bypass VZW's asinine cash grab to enable that feature no longer works. Every time I plug it in to a computer it forgets the ringtones I've set and either sets them all to default or goes completely silent. Same thing happens when it switch it to silent or vibrate mode and switch it back to noisy. And on top of all that I found out that Google+, an app I never use, somehow ate up 600+ MB of data in one week since the upgrade. Luckily you can disable that "feature". Just...fark this phone.

I've had an unlocked L920 since November and it's way more user friendly, simple and quick. I just can't use it on Verizon's network even though it's a quad band, but that's a whole other rant. Best part about WP is you can uninstall any bloatware your carrier decides to put on it. No more got damned ESPN Zone and NFL apps eating up memory and storage space that can be better used for pr0n...erm...music.
2013-05-16 05:48:08 PM
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Crudbucket: I have a Windows 8 phone, I love it.

/true story


Same.  Had a Lumia 900, then got the 920.  It's a great phone.  I've tried everything except the new Blackberry stuff, and I've been most happy with WP8.  It's stable, has just the right amount of customization, lets me delete all the dumb nonsense bloatware, and the camera is very good.  When it comes time to upgrade, I'll look at the latest and greatest from everyone, but I could easily get another Windows phone and be quite happy.
2013-05-16 04:49:08 PM
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Unscratchable_Itch: I ordered a Nokia Lumina 928 from Verizon today. I am the 2.0%.


That Xenon flash is insane i.imgur.com
/Come on At&t bring EOS so I can sell my L920
2013-05-16 04:11:41 PM
1 votes:
I ordered a Nokia Lumina 928 from Verizon today. I am the 2.0%.
2013-05-16 03:16:26 PM
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MithrandirBooga:  My friends are always complaining that their Androids run out of power before the end of the day.

I think you'll find that battery life depends on the phone (obviously), but also very much on usage.  My LG Optimus Elite will burn through most of a charge in a day if the 3G radio ("Mobile data") is enabled.  Worse if it's not getting a 3G signal because it keeps transmitting to try to contact a tower.  Slightly worse yet if I also have WiFi and GPS enabled.  On the flip side, it'll last about 3 days days if I turn the 3G off and use WiFi.  This works pretty well for me, since most of the time I'm around home or work with WiFi available.

For a given processor, I reckon there shouldn't be too wild a difference in power consumption based on OS, assuming the it is controlling the processor's various power domains appropriately.
2013-05-16 02:38:05 PM
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Crudbucket: I have a Windows 8 phone, I love it.

/true story


I'm now a member of this group. I bought an 822 just to check out WP8... I figured I'd use it for a week and go back to my Gnex.

It's been about 2 months now and I have no desire to go back to Android. I find the WP8 experience to be better in every way... I was planning on getting an S4 before my experiment but I'm going with the 928 instead.
2013-05-16 02:15:21 PM
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I chose Windows Phone over the competitors purely for battery life. My phone lasts 2 full days on a charge with moderate use. My friends are always complaining that their Androids run out of power before the end of the day.


I've never understood the complaints about app selection. There's hundreds of thousands of apps available, and I've found ones to do everything I ever want to do with my phone.
2013-05-16 01:00:31 PM
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I'm an old fogie... I'll buy a W8 phone when:  My zune breaks, and there will be at least a 64mb version to hold my music, (oh and there better be a 5.5 inch screen).

Otherwise, I'm hanging with my GN2...
2013-05-16 01:00:13 PM
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R.A.Danny: Windows went from 2% market share.. to 3.2% market share.. and it steals the headlines from Apple, who went from 23 to 17, and got reported as having a positive YoY change. It did, in shipment volume- it's market share went DOWN by over 5%. Android increased across the board, but it's number of 79% growth doesn't look as impressive in comparison to.. Windows!

Did someone get a few too many steak and lobster dinners in Redmond?


As a percentage WP has greater YoY growth than Android (133% vs 79%) but obviously Android sold far more units and had a greater YoY growth in terms of pure units shipped.

What's interesting is that both MS and Google are courting the developing world pretty heavily with budget-friendly devices while Apple is (as usual) sticking purely with models targeted towards the higher end of the market.  One approach isn't necessarily better than the other, Apple is more interested in margin than pure market share, and only making premium products does help with brand cachet.
2013-05-16 12:56:26 PM
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They have joined the proud ranks of the Libertarian Party, Linux users, and RC Cola.
2013-05-16 12:52:35 PM
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I'm glad to see it's picking up steam.  I bought a WP8 phone in December and I really like it.  The only drawback is the slightly more limited app selection, but as the platform gets more popular that will be rectified.
 
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