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from Note I to Note II, should I go for WP8?


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#1 ultimate99

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 14:34

I currently have a Note II and recently been thinking of WP8. What do you guys think, should I jump ship or wait it out 6+ months? Maybe it's one of those sensless urges...


#2 vcfan

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 14:43

I would do it in a heartbeat. id say the only way I would recommend for you to stay with an android device is if you enjoy copying and moving files, and like to type a bunch of obscure commands because it makes you feel like a hardcore techy. other than that I cant see any advantages. yes there are more "apps" , but you're sacrificing performance and visuals. to me the apps are an eye sore. I bet most of the apps you need are already on windows phone,and especially now, most of the big name stuff are coming in waves.

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 14:45

If you have any urges then put a custom ROM on your phone, tons of fun and you can get some really good features out of doing so.

#4 +warwagon

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 14:45

Just install launcher 7 :D

That's what I use.

#5 Order_66

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 14:50

stay with an android device is if you enjoy copying and moving files, and like to type a bunch of obscure commands because it makes you feel like a hardcore techy.


I don't know one single person who has to type a bunch of commands for anything just because they have an android phone, what "obscure commands" are you referring to?

#6 BajiRav

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 15:00

I don't know one single person who has to type a bunch of commands for anything just because they have an android phone, what "obscure commands" are you referring to?

he is referring to rooting and using custom roms

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 15:23

id say the only way I would recommend for you to stay with an android device is if you enjoy copying and moving files, and like to type a bunch of obscure commands because it makes you feel like a hardcore techy

You really are very odd.

#8 Innuendo

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 15:28

he is referring to rooting and using custom roms


Sure it used to be like that, but these days rooting a phone is as simple as connecting it to your PC and clicking a button. Installing custom ROMs have gotten a lot easier as well. If you have the right recovery, GooManager will download the custom ROM and install it for you with just a couple taps of one's finger.

As for the OP, do whatever makes you happy, man. I'm elated with Android, but if you want to try something new I'm not going to discourage you. I'd play around with it in the store first, though, and see if there's any way you can return it if you get it home & discover later on that you hate it.

#9 Order_66

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 15:30

he is referring to rooting and using custom roms


I can agree with that if the owner of the device is into rooting and modding however the OP made no mention of that and neither did vcfan.

#10 vcfan

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 15:34

I can agree with that if the owner of the device is into rooting and modding however the OP made no mention of that and neither did vcfan.


geez dude, I specifically said "if you enjoy', meaning if you like to do that kind of stuff,because that's right, the op didn't mention it.

#11 adrynalyne

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 15:38

I would do it in a heartbeat. id say the only way I would recommend for you to stay with an android device is if you enjoy copying and moving files, and like to type a bunch of obscure commands because it makes you feel like a hardcore techy. other than that I cant see any advantages. yes there are more "apps" , but you're sacrificing performance and visuals. to me the apps are an eye sore. I bet most of the apps you need are already on windows phone,and especially now, most of the big name stuff are coming in waves.


Say what? When is the last time you have used Android?

#12 vcfan

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 15:46

Say what? When is the last time you have used Android?


adb shell? dd if=* of=* ??? oh so now android 'techies' don't like to do these things?

#13 adrynalyne

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 15:53

adb shell? dd if=* of=* ??? oh so now android 'techies' don't like to do these things?


99% of users out there don't mess with:

1. Android Debug Bridge (adb). It is a developer intended feature, heh.

2. Copy using dd.

3. Use their command prompt for anything regarding their phone.

The 1% that install roms and mod their phones do. Since when do the 1 percenters define an entire user base?

That is like saying people here who hate Windows 8 speak for everyone else. :rolleyes:

Or like saying, hey, you should get a Mac because Windows PCs are only good if you like to mod your hardware and overclock.

#14 vcfan

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 16:10

oh boy. if you didn't instinctively go into a fanboy rage and bothered to read, :book: I said I would recommend for him to stay with android IF he likes to do these kinds of things. you're arguing something totally different and irrelevant.

#15 +Nik L

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 16:13

What a strange, strange person...