Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1168 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 69


Topic # 129309 10-Sep-2013 12:48
Send private message

Hi All, 

Now that I have, and like, a Windows Phone one of the things that puts me off tablet ownership is the lack of Windows tablets. I'm interested to see what Microsoft has in store for the Surface 2 line or in the longer term what comes of owning Nokia. But for the moment Android has some great stuff, the new Nexus tablet is getting very positive reviews. 

So, who out there uses different mobile OS? What problems do you have and what are the advantages? Is managing email a pain? 

Have you gone 'all in'? What advantages do you find there? 

Thanks, 

Jack




Didn't anybody tell you I was a hacker?

Create new topic
2091 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 848


  Reply # 892706 10-Sep-2013 13:34
Send private message

Android Tablet (Nexus 7)
Windows Phone 7.8 (Lumia 800)
Windows Laptop

All my email is with gmail, along with calendar etc, however my outlook.com account is used for windows login.

Using the Android tablet the integration with email, chrome and photos is really awesome, plus having a fully populated app store is awesome.

So no you don't have to - but I am pretty sure I'll be going android for my next phone.



1168 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 69


  Reply # 892744 10-Sep-2013 14:23
Send private message

Thanks for the reply. 

I'm currently going the other way. I got sick of adds on Gmail and the layout and moved to Outlook.com where I like the excellent layout and good integration to Skydrive, I never really liked Google Drive.

These were reasons to go with Windows Phone 8 on a Lumia 720. 

Yes, the apps store is lacking but I don't use that many and I really like the way contacts are handled. 




Didn't anybody tell you I was a hacker?

 
 
 
 


2091 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 848


  Reply # 892746 10-Sep-2013 14:26
Send private message

Yeah I'm in two minds - I haven't had a Windows Phone 8 handset and I have been a Windows Phone fan for a long time - love my Lumia 800 but it is getting a bit long in the tooth now (music player + 3g = hard lockup ore often than not).

I'm pretty invested in Google Infrastructure so it just makes sense.

The Windows Phone 8/Windows 8 integration is pretty lacking from what I have seen so far. Meh it will be another 12 months before I get a new phone anyway so will see what happens.



1168 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 69


  Reply # 892778 10-Sep-2013 15:02
Send private message

wasabi2k: The Windows Phone 8/Windows 8 integration is pretty lacking from what I have seen so far.


Could not agree more with this statement.

If the new round of Surface tablets are priced right I'll probably go that way as I think they have great potential. 

Depending on what you want Windows Phone 8 is a pretty cool OS. I came from an old version of Android and I know the new versions are much better so I can't make a good comparison. But I really like the simplicity of Windows Phone as a communications device OS and the apps I want they have.

Also it is tough to beat Nokia hardware for quality, especially in the mid-range. 




Didn't anybody tell you I was a hacker?

2091 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 848


  Reply # 892783 10-Sep-2013 15:15
Send private message

Yeah pretty much agree - I love Lumia handsets and Windows Phone as an OS - however I am spoilt by my Nexus 7 - my 800 just seems slow now.

I like Android 4 - vanilla. It makes sense, but that is on a tablet, dunno about on a phone yet.

773 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 176


  Reply # 892887 10-Sep-2013 19:27
Send private message

I have been using android tablets for a bit over three years.

Email works very well indeed. The tablets have not been my only email platform. I also use desktops at home and work and a couple of laptops. They run a mix of windows and linux.

The email accounts have been work accounts accessed through POP, IMAP or gmail and personal accounts accessed via POP and IMAP. It all works very well. Much better than through an iPhone.

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.