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.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24
3127 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 660

Trusted

  # 977179 30-Jan-2014 10:55
Send private message

nathan: 
MSFT also now provide an opt in mechanism called Developer Preview that allows you to get the updates immediately.


Nathan, thanks for the reply.

Your last statement does beg the question though; How does opting in for "Developer Preview" stop that phone causing problems on the Telco network?

I understand that phones are just a computer with a phone attached.  Why don't Telco's control when tablets with sim cards get their updates?




Sony Xperia X running Sailfish OS. https://sailfishos.org The true independent open source mobile OS 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Nokia N1
Dell Inspiron 14z i5


1168 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 69


  # 990213 19-Feb-2014 10:38
4 people support this post
Send private message

I'm a Windows phone user and generally I like the experience... [you all can hear what's coming, right?] ... but ... I'm kind of getting tired of apps being only available on Android and iOS and it seems this is getting worse. 

The reason I say this is getting worse is I think a lot of apps are getting to the point where they now offer 'real' functionality. I don't need an app to make fart noises but Zoomy would be nice, I'm thinking of getting a Pebble Steel watch but Windows Phone isn't supported. 

Once upon a time I would have said I'm not about the apps but the apps appear to be maturing and delivering more actual useful stuff, and Windows Phone seems to be missing out. 

I'm really not bashing Windows Phone, I think it has a lot to offer. 

What do you all think? 




Didn't anybody tell you I was a hacker?

 
 
 
 


4817 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2744

Trusted

  # 990348 19-Feb-2014 12:17
Send private message

1. I don't generally like Microsoft.
2. I don't like cellphones.




Whatifthespacekeyhadneverbeeninvented?


487 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  # 991448 20-Feb-2014 22:18
Send private message

crackrdbycracku: I'm a Windows phone user and generally I like the experience... [you all can hear what's coming, right?] ... but ... I'm kind of getting tired of apps being only available on Android and iOS and it seems this is getting worse. 

The reason I say this is getting worse is I think a lot of apps are getting to the point where they now offer 'real' functionality. I don't need an app to make fart noises but Zoomy would be nice, I'm thinking of getting a Pebble Steel watch but Windows Phone isn't supported. 

Once upon a time I would have said I'm not about the apps but the apps appear to be maturing and delivering more actual useful stuff, and Windows Phone seems to be missing out. 

I'm really not bashing Windows Phone, I think it has a lot to offer. 

What do you all think? 


I hope that the APP gap can be bridged with Normandy, as I really like the simplicity of the windows phone(as does my elderly dad who has a 620)and would love so see the winphone ecosystem be more than a bit player.

I have just recently bought myself a cheapo 520 and have been using it more than my Zopo C2 Android phone, sure the Lumia has it's shortcomings... but for $199... one can't complain!

1990 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 20

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 995968 28-Feb-2014 07:54
One person supports this post
Send private message

crackrdbycracku: I'm a Windows phone user and generally I like the experience... [you all can hear what's coming, right?] ... but ... I'm kind of getting tired of apps being only available on Android and iOS and it seems this is getting worse. 

The reason I say this is getting worse is I think a lot of apps are getting to the point where they now offer 'real' functionality. I don't need an app to make fart noises but Zoomy would be nice, I'm thinking of getting a Pebble Steel watch but Windows Phone isn't supported. 

Once upon a time I would have said I'm not about the apps but the apps appear to be maturing and delivering more actual useful stuff, and Windows Phone seems to be missing out. 

I'm really not bashing Windows Phone, I think it has a lot to offer. 

What do you all think? 


Apps seems to be pretty scarce on some of my Microsoft mobile devices, plus they can only sync with one Exchange account at a time, so I have to have two ;-)


1315 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 75

Trusted

  # 996249 28-Feb-2014 11:39
Send private message

Not sure why you only have one Exchange account syncing, I've currently got 3 going at the same time

BDFL - Memuneh
63604 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 14081

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

 
 
 
 


1990 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 20

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 996290 28-Feb-2014 12:19
Send private message

Yeah, sorry, i was being an egg :-)

1990 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 20

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 996293 28-Feb-2014 12:20
Send private message

Not entirely unrelated though, they were the reason i was initially reluctant to try Windows Phone.

288 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 34


  # 997491 2-Mar-2014 11:54
Send private message

You can easily figure out people who won't try WP by looking at their opposite (WP early adopters)

 

1. Minimalist aesthetic lovers. They live in houses that looks like they're permanently staged and probably work in design

2. Contrarians who don't want to do what everyone else is doing. Vegan, ride a fixie bike to work, play Aussie Rules on the weekend

3. Old-school MS techies. Perhaps they might want to get into mobile apps one day and they're familiar with Visual Studio, so they think this would be the easiest path into it

4. "Glitchy" corporate drones. They have a choice of company phone and go for WP because it's different. There's zero risk because if they don't like it, they can swap it for something else. Often lower level drones only get Android or WP to choose from, with Apple reserved for senior mgt. In my experience such policies have resulted in about 15% share for WP

5. I know people who use 3 apps tops. They could use just about anything that makes calls, sends texts, syncs email and has a mobile browser. Not exactly a reason to go for WP, but not a barrier either




A time-poor geek is hardly a geek at all

1990 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 20

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 997512 2-Mar-2014 12:29
Send private message

I'm category 5, but replace"syncs email" with "synchronised PDA with push mail"

1168 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 69


  # 997572 2-Mar-2014 14:28
Send private message

I'm in the group who got burned buying mid-range Android to find out it was out of date in six months and unable to be updated in 12, but who can't afford iPhone.




Didn't anybody tell you I was a hacker?

Mad Scientist
20336 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2770

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 997579 2-Mar-2014 14:49
One person supports this post
Send private message

you need a nexus 5 during the easter sale :D




Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.


1515 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 538

Trusted

  # 998014 3-Mar-2014 10:57

Of all the small, yet personally significant changes, the backgrounds on the start screen in 8.1 have me genuinely excited. This right here is the kind of meaningful customisation Windows Phone has previously been lacking - My Facebook friends' profile pictures on the People live tile & so on really are not a substitute for setting my own wallpaper. This is looking very good.

Now, just give me a file browser, a dock, & FLAC support, & I may be on board this year.. ;)




Product Manager @ PB Tech

https://pbtech.co.nz/smartphones


288 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 34


  # 1001119 8-Mar-2014 09:02
One person supports this post
Send private message

crackrdbycracku: I'm in the group who got burned buying mid-range Android to find out it was out of date in six months and unable to be updated in 12, but who can't afford iPhone.


Right now Samsung product management are reading this, shaking their heads and blaming you for failing to understand their upsell strategy. They paid psychological researchers a fortune to gain the insight that people who spend $20 on apps are unwilling waste this investment by switching platform - even if an upgrade to a new device costs $600. Stop being an annoying outlier and get with the program /s




A time-poor geek is hardly a geek at all

1 | ... | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



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:





News »

Xero announces new smarter tools, push into the North American market
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:20


New report by Unisys shows New Zealanders want action by social platform companies and police to monitor social media sites
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:09


ASB adds Google Pay option to contactless payments
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:05


New Zealand PC Market declines on the back of high channel inventory, IDC reports
Posted 18-Jun-2019 17:35


Air New Zealand uses drones to inspect aircraft
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:39


TCL Electronics launches its first-ever 8K TV
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:18


E-scooter share scheme launches in Wellington
Posted 17-Jun-2019 12:34


Anyone can broadcast with Kordia Pop Up TV
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:51


Volvo and Uber present production vehicle ready for self-driving
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:47


100,000 customers connected to fibre broadband network through Enable
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:35


5G uptake even faster than expected
Posted 12-Jun-2019 10:01


Xbox showcases 60 anticipated games
Posted 10-Jun-2019 20:24


Trend Micro Turns Public Hotspots into Secure Networks with WiFi Protection for Mobile Devices
Posted 5-Jun-2019 13:24


Bold UK spinoff for beauty software company Flossie
Posted 2-Jun-2019 14:10


Amazon Introduces Echo Show 5
Posted 1-Jun-2019 15:32



Geekzone Live »

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


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



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.