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Phone: Nokia Lumia 920
Tablet: iPad 1G
Laptop: Thinkpad T61p with Windows 7
In Rhode Island.
You can’t even get any Windows Phone with the processor in the Desire C, and the Desire C is like $100 without any contract. Lumia 520 by comparison is over $200. You’re talking apples and oranges.
I agree you’re getting lots of smoothness on WP though, even on 7 devices. But frankly speaking, even the best WP8 has to offer seems to fall short when it comes to necessary features, at least in my experience. More and more I’m cursing the lousy voice recognition, which has quite literally worked under 1% of the time for me. And there’s more, lots more shortcomings frankly. So yes, WP is smooth on the low end, but per your title, I’m growing more insane by the (lack of) features and execution of Windows Phone.
bq. Microsoft’s TV desires seem built around non- cord cutters. Not to mention the rest of the world getting short changed.
are you just that committed to a lie that you have to constantly repeat it? What does the Xbox One not offer to cord cutters? Does not it have Xbox Video, Netflix, Hulu Plus, and other content apps? And moreso, what are they supposed to do for cord cutters? I get that it’d be nice if they did full IPTV available to the entire country (and world) but they don’t have content deals that allow that and no one does.
How do you know anything re indie developers? Did ms straight up say " no indie development"? I don’t remember anything to that effect being said.
same with PVR, they may have it they may not, we still have till the end of the year till its out. The product hasn’t even been fully announced, please wait till E3 to make bold assertions.
Also I have IPTV on my 360, so I don’t need a cable box, and I expect the same from the One, but they didn’t announce anything re IPTV.
Hope that speaker lives up to its promises. the 920 speaker is too quiet for me. Glad to see xenon flash in a smartphone, it’s been years since I’ve seen a phone with xenon flash and this is the first smartphone in memory that I’ve seen with xenon flash. Pretty please have a quad core processor in the next flagship.
Well Blue’s features are more like Windows Phone than Windows 7, so just so you know, you’re endorsing Windows Phone and Metro and Windows 8 by endorsing Blue.
And no matter what MS does, some people would complain no matter what. If the Start screen acted differently like I said, people would complain, the way it is, people complain. If they kept the old desktop UI, people would complain that Windows was getting stale. They have to shake things up somehow while still having the usual Windows compatibility!
I see no evidence at this point that MS is changing the Start screen behavior significantly. Only grumblings about “boot to desktop” and the Start button. Have you seen the leaked Blue videos? The Start screen looks almost identical, and it still has desktop icons like they were in W8.
I’m not sure what you’re expecting them to do, because those desktop icons are what they’ve always been, designed to be on the desktop, just moved to the Start screen. Plus, it’s a visual cue that “Metro” style tiles will be Metro apps, and desktop style icons will open in the desktop. I can imagine if they made icons appear different on the Start screen from the desktop, there’d be a whole chorus of people screaming about the inconsistency! Or if they made all desktop icons into Metro style, then people would scream for Ballmer’s head because they won’t know if something is Metro or desktop! “IT ALL LOOKS THE SAME TO ME!!!!”
You meant what exactly?
what’s wrong with having desktop apps as tiles? You just don’t like it? Well I personally think the way they’ve set up the Start screen is the way to go.
but why oh why are the icons for the same apps in desktop mode and Metro different?
Which apps specifically? As far as I know, desktop apps have the same icon in desktop and on the Start screen, and Metro apps only have one icon. Unless you mean that they have the “tile” on the Start screen but only have the icon on the desktop, but the icon itself is the exact same.
The only example of this I can think that you have 2 different icons is Internet Explorer, where you actually have Metro and Desktop versions of Internet Explorer, which I would say having two icons is a cue that one is a desktop app and the Metro version is the Metro version.
Honestly I don’t see the problem with having W8 the way it is, but I know a lot of people seem to hate it.
So Samsung bloats up the Galaxy S4 with tons of crap. Ergo, it’s ok for MS to not fix a bug that eats up storage on WP8. Mmmmkay.