I don't know whether he's still listening, but I missed the AMA with @joelholmes . There were some good questions and some helpful answers, although some ducking for cover in some cases as one would expect. I've just jumped ship from iPhone to Lumia 925 ... but only for a trial month at this stage. We bought my mother a 625 and my partner then went and got one too, and I felt a little left out. So I decided to give it a go. By and large, I love it. The live tiles and active lock screen are great. I can live with the limited range of apps as I have found equivalents for almost everything I use the iPhone for, although I can't find a decent app to record my mileage for my tax return. However, there seem to be some glaringly aweful and obvious shortcomings that are inclining me to go back to iPhone at the end of the trial.
- Where is gapless playback? People have been asking about it for over a year but MS just don't seem to want to address the problem.
- Where is sync over NTP for the clock? The official MS request forum says that it is apparently fixed but which no one can make work, unless of course you take your SIM out and why do that just to keep your clock synced. It's such a basic feature when not every provider uses NITZ (although why not, I can't fathom). I have to manually correct the clock 2-3 times a week just to keep it right. The iOS and Android just do it.
- Going back to the inbuilt music player API that most applications seem to use (including Xbox Music and Nokia Music), why does it keep forgetting where I am in a track or even in an album? I listen to a lot of audio dramas on the bus (Big Finish's Doctor Who plays mainly) and it is so frustrating to come back to it on the way home to find that it has not just dropped the place in the track, but forgetten which track I was on as well. Oh, and why can it not handle multi-disk albums properly, mingling the tracks from each (although it looks like Xbox Music is now sorted)?
- When using the almost-awesome Nokia Here Drive+, if you have you phone paired to a bluetooth car kit (like every good driver should), the turn-by-turn voice does not come down the correct channel and therefore you don't hear anything. If you do tell the OS to use the same channel used for phone calls, then there is a delay and the annoucement is over before it's kicked in. This renders the feature totally useless and I have to keep the phone unpaired in the car. MS's answer is a rather bland "this feature is not currently supported."