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#31 still1

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:29

Been saying this since the tests started...like others. This is a gimmick...nothing more. You have an expert on a WP device dictating challenges to a mixture of people including novices. (and sorry, just because you attend tech events, doesnt make you an expert. I am sure a lot of novices took the challenge as well).

Here is an idea....say I am an Nascar driver. I challenge some soccer mom in a race on a track that I choose and we each have to use our own vehicles. I know the track and my car clearly has the advantage since it has been designed ahead of time for this challenge.. Who do you think will win?

exactly.. All WP7 owners here is a challenge from still1 post an image of "Smoked turkey" in this topic. whoever posts first wins.

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Boom. Done Smoked by Still1


#32 Lucas

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:35

He won, end of story, give him his laptop and windows phone, jesus christ dude, it's not like it costs them that much. Bad marketing here.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:40

Good publicity or Bad publicity is still publicity...

One can't help but wonder if this was a setup?

#34 tiagosilva29

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:10

The Android dude won.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:02

The MS store employee was dishonest and got butthurt when it backfired. That was not a speed test, it was all about who had the phone preconfigured for the selected task.

She choosed something that she had already configured her phone to show on her home screen. In the worst case scenario she only had to unlock her phone faster than the other guy, or at least about as fast which would mean he still wouldn't win.
In the best (and most likely) case, the other guy wouldn't have added those two weather widgets to his own home screen and would hence lose.

His phone was jail broken and modded to hell and back only to be fast at this ONE task. It proves nothing except you can mod your phone to make it a weather station able to show weather a fraction faster than a multi purpose phone.

Call me when he can do it faster on a OOB phone.


"Modded to hell and back" when he only removed the lock screen (which is a standard Android feature) and added two weather widgets? :rofl: Are you serious?

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:16

Shame he didn't have Widget Locker installed where he might of had the widgets on his lock screen then it would have only been a press of the power key. Would he still have lost for that?

She had customised her phone to display two weather locations, why can he not modify his to remove the lockscreen? He won, it can be performed quicker on Android that WP7 if set up correctly. They just didn't bet on the guy not having a lockscreen, pay up :)

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:18

Oh and also, he might be using third party app for the lock-screen, which obviously disqualifies him. For every OS, there are always two steps to get to homescreen, power button and lock screen thing.


The rules clearly stipulate that any app that is available in the marketplace/appstore is ALLOWED. The disabling of the lock-screen is a feature built-in Android.

You are making excuse for Microsoft; who were beaten in a rigged competition that clearly favored them. Their phones were per-configured to display the challenges, and when this guy beat them they refused to give him his prize.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:20

His phone was jail broken and modded to hell and back only to be fast at this ONE task. It proves nothing except you can mod your phone to make it a weather station able to show weather a fraction faster than a multi purpose phone.

Call me when he can do it faster on a OOB phone.


The article clearly states that his phone was stock android...... The rules also state that any app from the marketplace/appstore is permitted....

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:23

^ Also, being able to show weather forecasts also isn't a stock feature of either OS. Both require downloads and setup, so really, all this was a "test" of, was who could display their homescreen faster, and Android invariably wins at that.

If MS tried this shizzle in the UK, the Office of Fair Trading would be all over them like stink on a turd.


you can add anne robinson to that list too. she would publicly hulimiate them on bbcs watchdog show.
its all just a very silly and stupid marketing campanie.is an iphone allowed to "smoke" an windows phone? it just comes down to what hardware you have
and if you happen to have a orange Sanfransisco your not going to win.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:28

you can add anne robinson to that list too. she would publicly hulimiate them on bbcs watchdog show.
its all just a very silly and stupid marketing campanie.is an iphone allowed to "smoke" an windows phone? it just comes down to what hardware you have
and if you happen to have a orange Sanfransisco your not going to win.


You could if you just had widget locker installed, all you would need to do was turn on your phone and there could be two widgets displaying the weather in seperate cities. Also the Orange San Fran also allows you to remove the lockscreen so even that would have won this challenge if it comes down to "steps" as opposed to time, would probably beat it on time too. But any Android phone set up correctly could perform their test in one step.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:44

Since no one here was witness to any of this, It's all speculation and conspiracy theories.
Kill the topic and move on with your lives.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:47

I tried all the challenges with both my Xperia S and Xperia Arc S, did them together with the videos, and with the Xperia S I won almost always, with the Arc S it was about even. Windows Phone is fast, but really not that fast.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:56

I tried all the challenges with both my Xperia S and Xperia Arc S, did them together with the videos, and with the Xperia S I won almost always, with the Arc S it was about even. Windows Phone is fast, but really not that fast.


Not through the eyes of a WP fan or salesperson you didn't! Surely you cheated? :p

I've found that the Xperia S is a great performer on what people say is outdated hardware. Seems Sony really have gotten their firmware/software right when it comes to optimzation. Cannot wait for them to release ICS on the handset, although I think as soon as CM9 hits the handset I will be installing that.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:16

I don't think this was a good test Android wins but probably only by a fraction of a second and most people wouldn't disable the lockscreen. The person won but taking off the lockscreen isn't 100% fair, if WP7 had the feature I wouldn't expect them to remove it before doing the tests.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:28

I don't think this was a good test Android wins but probably only by a fraction of a second and most people wouldn't disable the lockscreen. The person won but taking off the lockscreen isn't 100% fair, if WP7 had the feature I wouldn't expect them to remove it before doing the tests.


Why not? As standard WP doesn't have 2 weather tiles but they did for this test.