• Windows Phone 7 Thread V2: Mango is good for you!
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[QUOTE=Brock Obama;34543045]Unless ARM and x86 are really easy to cross-compile, how are they "similar", I don't understand this. :/[/QUOTE] Well, that was one of the things microsoft was bragging about.
[QUOTE=Milky;34526654]No the wifi does turn off when you lock the phone, then automatically turns back on when you unlock it.[/QUOTE] This is one of the most annoying parts of WP7 for me, I hate it when I don't get notifications because my phone is in sleep mode.
Man, I wish there was something like the Galaxy Note with WP7.
HTC Titan's about as close as you'll get
Well, not close enough, sadly. Also I hope that WP8 will have more optimization for larger screens, like allowing 3 columns of tiles or something. [editline]6th February 2012[/editline] Also, Lumia 800 is so damn sexy.
[QUOTE=Dotmister;34575778]This is one of the most annoying parts of WP7 for me, I hate it when I don't get notifications because my phone is in sleep mode.[/QUOTE] I agree, that would be annoying as fuck not getting text messages from a Wi-fi app, or Facebook messages. I want Wi-Fi enabled even when sleeping.
[QUOTE=Brock Obama;34580237]I agree, that would be annoying as fuck not getting text messages from a Wi-fi app, or Facebook messages. I want Wi-Fi enabled even when sleeping.[/QUOTE] I'm not too keen on this really, I'm not gonna look it up till the morning after, so what's the rush? Besides, it'd probably change battery life a fair bit.
[QUOTE=GoDong-DK;34585390]I'm not too keen on this really, I'm not gonna look it up till the morning after, so what's the rush? Besides, it'd probably change battery life a fair bit.[/QUOTE] When my phone is in my pocket I'd like to be able to receive emails still. Besides, if you have network data enabled it still checks in the background. WP7 just doesn't use WiFi in the background.
I consistently have wi-fi and 3G running. I get plenty of battery life with moderate usage. My Trophy only has a 1350mAh battery. I don't know what you guys are talking about :v: I know it constantly pushes emails to my phone in sleep mode too
I want that answer from a wp7 user who used android long enough: Are wp7 mobiles good enough or better than android in usuability and performance? And does it have good free apps? But at leasr: for average use( music + net) does it feel very slick and straightforward?
[QUOTE=ichiman94;34593788]I want that answer from a wp7 user who used android long enough: Are wp7 mobiles good enough or better than android in usuability and performance? And does it have good free apps? But at leasr: for average use( music + net) does it feel very slick and straightforward?[/QUOTE] As I haven't owned an Android device, I'll just answer the last thing. Yeah, it's incredibly slick and pretty straightforward. I might not have figured out everything, but without the use of a manual I've been able to figure out pretty much everything. I have some small quirks with the OS, but mostly I've had none. On a side note, I've noticed that I can fairly easily pull 3 days without a charge on my Radar. Pretty nice.
I own an android tablet so I hope that suffices. I prefer WP7 for usability tbh. Everything I need is just there and quick to load and seamlessly integrated so it's fast and functional. I didn't get it for the apps but there are a few apps that are free that can extend usability but most of the good games cost $$$. But aside from the appearance becoming stale quickly, it's about as slick and straightforward as it gets.
[QUOTE=ichiman94;34593788]I want that answer from a wp7 user who used android long enough: Are wp7 mobiles good enough or better than android in usuability and performance? And does it have good free apps? But at leasr: for average use( music + net) does it feel very slick and straightforward?[/QUOTE] Usually only messed around with androids, never owned one so take it with a grain of salt. Overall using the phone feels a lot smoother with WP7. So things like music etc tend to work really well. The native player as well browser feel much much better than anything I've used on android and the keyboard while being smaller seems easier to use for some reason. A small annyoing bit is that for some of the stuff you need to go into settings - to turn wifi on and off for instance.
Used HTC Desire for a year and a half before switching to the Lumia 800 so I didn't have the latest Android phone experience but I did have quite a lot (rooted on latest android version etc). The phone is streets ahead in usability (I did and still do have problems with the keyboard though but I'm getting there, it's just changing from x to y that'll be a problem), and the performance in things like games etc feels very similar to the latest iPhone and latest android handsets you can buy. If you're after something for apps and games I wouldn't get a Windows Phone just yet. It's odd to go from a marketplace where you can find pretty much any app to one where the apps are only just starting to surface, but the windows phone is starting to get some more apps. The one thing I don't like about the music app which is built into windows phone is there's no bloody scroller to go through songs, and you have to hold the next/back button to fast forward or rewind. But the browser is p.sleak and works well.
One thing I noticed in my time with WP7 is that all the included apps are great, fit in so seamlessly. However many apps from the marketplace just don't fit in right. Not polished enough, I guess? Though I was testing on an HD2, so don't take this very seriously.
I find the microsoft apps are the only good ones :P For example, we just switched to Lync at work and the Lync app that they have works well enough
Is there much of a modding scene for WP7? Custom ROMs and the like? I know its limited by being closed source but still...
There are some registry tweaks but it's a pain in the ass to unlock some phones.
The easiest to unlock right now are the Omnia 7 and the Focus. just by visitng a website, just like jailbreak.me. There are also custom ROMs for HTC's and first gen samsung phones.
[QUOTE=ichiman94;34593788]I want that answer from a wp7 user who used android long enough: Are wp7 mobiles good enough or better than android in usuability and performance? And does it have good free apps? But at leasr: for average use( music + net) does it feel very slick and straightforward?[/QUOTE] Having had an Android phone for a year, and now I've had a WP7 device for the last 3 months WP7 is consistently fast and very smooth. I really like it's music player (It's replaced my iPod now). Hands down beats android for music and speed (except the Galaxy S2, that's the only android phone I've seen which is as fast as WP7). There aren't anywhere near as many applications for WP7 as there are for Android, and there aren't that many free games etc. If you absolutely must have loads of free applications then WP7 isn't ideal. Basically; WP7 is faster, easier to use and has a better Music Player than android (including third party Music apps on the Android Market) Android has more applications in general and definitely more free applications than WP7.
[QUOTE=Dotmister;34616380]There aren't anywhere near as many applications for WP7 as there are for Android, and there aren't that many free games etc. If you absolutely must have loads of free applications then WP7 isn't ideal.[/QUOTE] Now, I have no experience with Android, but I can say that the only apps I have are Adobe Reader (which I rarely use), and the Facepunch app that I'm working on with barttool. I don't use my phone a lot as I'm usually near a PC anyway, but there's nothing that I would really need an app for, actually.
[QUOTE=Dotmister;34616380]Having had an Android phone for a year, and now I've had a WP7 device for the last 3 months WP7 is consistently fast and very smooth. I really like it's music player (It's replaced my iPod now). Hands down beats android for music and speed (except the Galaxy S2, that's the only android phone I've seen which is as fast as WP7). There aren't anywhere near as many applications for WP7 as there are for Android, and there aren't that many free games etc. If you absolutely must have loads of free applications then WP7 isn't ideal. Basically; WP7 is faster, easier to use and has a better Music Player than android (including third party Music apps on the Android Market) Android has more applications in general and definitely more free applications than WP7.[/QUOTE] To be honest even though they aren't as many free apps there's a giant load of apps that have very good demos which work fine and show no adds. So in some ways I prefer good demos, no adds and buyable full versions to everything being riddled with adds yet free.
Is anyone else having problems with their 3G connection on AT&T? I tried a hard reset, soft reset, any sort of reset possible on the Samsung Focus (Mango). I first noticed it when trying to resync with Facebook in the Peoples Hub when it wouldn't refresh my notifications. Now, when I tried to resync my phone with my Live account, it cannot connect to it, yet when I turn on Wifi and try it, it syncs without a problem. Any ideas? EDIT: Also experiencing the issue when trying to sync with Outlook
great vid on the lumia 800 here [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tTqMT8cfQE[/media] blown away by the phones OS, i'm getting one soon
Just a shame a bunch of those features don't work everywhere sadly. For instance nokia music
[QUOTE=wraithcat;34653619]Just a shame a bunch of those features don't work everywhere sadly. For instance nokia music[/QUOTE] Seriously? Well, damn.
[QUOTE=thelurker1234;34659725]Seriously? Well, damn.[/QUOTE] Yeah my guess it's licensing. The same reason why the zune marketplace as well as bing music search is not yet available here. - Cz, pretty much smackdown in central europe by the way.
[QUOTE=wraithcat;34663016]Yeah my guess it's licensing. The same reason why the zune marketplace as well as bing music search is not yet available here. - Cz, pretty much smackdown in central europe by the way.[/QUOTE] I always wonder why companies have region locking, and other things like that.
[QUOTE=thelurker1234;34674349]I always wonder why companies have region locking, and other things like that.[/QUOTE] Prices vary in different countries
[QUOTE=thelurker1234;34674349]I always wonder why companies have region locking, and other things like that.[/QUOTE] copyright laws vary, labels might charge more for an international licence
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