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


#138912 21-Jan-2014 16:23
Send private message

Hi all, 

I've been using Windows Phone for a while but times change and I might be marching back to the Droid. 

The one thing that looks like it is going to be a pain is contacts. 

WP8 groups all a persons stuff under their contact under History. My previous (Okay it was 2.2) Android experience had sms, calls and email split across different apps for the same person. 

What is the closest I can get to the this in the Android world? 

While we are here anybody used the Outlook.com app for Android? Opinion appears evenly split between lovers and haters. 




Didn't anybody tell you I was a hacker?

Create new topic
2868 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #971791 21-Jan-2014 18:23
Send private message

have a look here there seems a couple that may do that.




Galaxy S8

 

Garmin  Vivoactive 3




4325 posts

Uber Geek

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #971820 21-Jan-2014 19:02
Send private message

It depends on the version of Android you'll be running and whether it has been customised by the OEM.

I have a Google Play HTC One with 4.4.2, the email app included with that is far superior to the Outlook.com app and it can be sideloaded.

As for contacts, give Contacts+ as try.

 
 
 
 


4431 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  #971821 21-Jan-2014 19:10
Send private message

Do you have a gmail account?



1168 posts

Uber Geek


  #971835 21-Jan-2014 19:42
Send private message

Yeah, I might go back to my Gmail account. It's always a pain to switch. I like using SkyDrive so it's nice to use one ecosystem.

It will be the latest I can get my hands on. Mind you that Moto G looks pretty cool, especially for the price, only $100 more than a Nokia Lumia 520 but a lot more phone.

I know an ecosystem works best with it's own hardware.

Thanks for the recommendations I'll check them out.




Didn't anybody tell you I was a hacker?

4431 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  #971858 21-Jan-2014 20:17
Send private message

I'm in the one ecosystem... google drive. I got 100gig with my chromebook, some more for the nexus', and I pay 5 bucks a month.. ALL THE GIGS!
Moto G is a bargain of a phone.
Good luck with your switch!



1168 posts

Uber Geek


  #972079 22-Jan-2014 09:35
Send private message

Yeah, at present I'm happy with Microsoft. Actually wouldn't mind a Surface 2, when they are back in stock here in NZ, yes I am well aware it will be running RT and what that means.

I can see the appeal of a Chromebook and there is no argument that the Moto G is a bargain on the spec. I did live in Google Drive for a while.

It's possible I'll move back to Android but there are things I really don't like, such as the way updates are handled.

Time will tell.




Didn't anybody tell you I was a hacker?

1536 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #972086 22-Jan-2014 09:46
Send private message

You can add a different account to the Android contacts, to sync your outlook.com contacts.  After installing the Outlook app, then go to contacts in android and 'Add Account'.

I find the Outlook.com app to be fine just for basic email functionality. It doesn't have a calendar, but you can sync that with the main android calendar.

 
 
 
 


4123 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  #972100 22-Jan-2014 10:37
Send private message

Speaking of Moto G, I just got one to play with, first thing I noticed was it doesn't come with a charger, just a cable, which is no big deal as I have a million chargers anyway, the second was that after setting my details into the phone it immediately updated to 4.4 Kit Kat which I wasnt expecting since its not the google edition.

15923 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #972137 22-Jan-2014 11:32
Send private message

Moto G is very close to google edition. I personally wouldn't be super happy with the Moto G as my main phone, I find it a bit ugly with a huge bezel. It's a great value phone, very functional, moderate screen size, just a little ugly IMHO.

4123 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  #972142 22-Jan-2014 11:34
Send private message

timmmay: Moto G is very close to google edition. I personally wouldn't be super happy with the Moto G as my main phone, I find it a bit ugly with a huge bezel. It's a great value phone, very functional, moderate screen size, just a little ugly IMHO.


Agreed, I bought it as a spare for work, but sold it already as a friend broke her phone.

EDIT: Apologies for topic dragging.

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 »

Sony introduces the digital camera ZV-1 for content creators
Posted 27-May-2020 12:47


Samsung Announces 2020 QLED TV Range
Posted 20-May-2020 16:29


D-Link A/NZ launches AI-Powered body temperature measuring system
Posted 20-May-2020 16:22


NortonLifeLock Online Banking Protection now available for New Zealand banks
Posted 20-May-2020 16:14


SD Express delivers new gigabyte speeds for SD memory cards
Posted 20-May-2020 15:00


D-Link A/NZ launches Nuclias cloud managed network solution hosted in Australia
Posted 11-May-2020 17:53


Logitech introduces new video streaming solution for home studios
Posted 11-May-2020 17:48


Next generation Volvo cars to be powered by Luminar LiDAR technology
Posted 7-May-2020 13:56


D-Link A/NZ launches Wi-Fi Certified EasyMesh system
Posted 7-May-2020 13:51


Spark teams up with Microsoft to bring Xbox All Access to New Zealand
Posted 7-May-2020 13:01


Microsoft plans to establish its first datacenter region in New Zealand
Posted 6-May-2020 11:35


Genesis School-gen has joined forces with Mind Lab Kids
Posted 1-May-2020 12:53


Malwarebytes expands into privacy with fast, frictionless VPN
Posted 30-Apr-2020 16:06


Kordia to donate TV airtime on Channel 200 to community groups
Posted 30-Apr-2020 16:00


OPPO A91 is a high specs mid-range smartphone
Posted 23-Apr-2020 16:44



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.