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#16 OP ThreadAbort

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 15:26

Good, we surely don't want WP twisted up for people like you who want to treat your phadlet like a mini-PC.

VPN, lol.


The HTC one is not a phadlet. Most of my complaints have nothing to do with me wanting it to be a mini-pc. Although, I do have to RDP to a server occasionally, which WP8 does okay through an RDP gateway. My Lumia was actually very close to a mini-PC with a Windows 8 kernel and all.

As a corporate user. VPN is important for getting to intranet statistics. We have several servers that have no business being on the outside network. I like to be able to use these internal sites just like I did on Android.




#17 yardmanflex

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 15:31

So, I ended up moving my phone back to Android. Windows Phone 8 is lacking some serious customization that I require.


I had the Lumia since late last year and here is my top list for Windows Phone 8/Lumia 920 (It wouldn't be fair to say things that either iOS/Android doesn't do, so I won't):
* VPN. This is a must for me and my work. Android and iOS have had it for years. This is a windows phone!
* Every time I use Pandora, if a Bluetooth device connects, it starts, if it disconnects, it starts again. So, I can pause the music. Get out of my car and my phone starts blaring whatever song was on.
* Pandora app doesn't work with my car (Chevy Volt)
* USAA application disappeared and I deposit checks with it.
* Finding an address is easier on Android for me. I simply say the address and it goes there. I don't have the same experience on the Window's phone.
* I feel very restricted when developing an application for Window's devices.

Good luck Microsoft. I wish you would open your platform up more. I feel like I am in jail. The same really goes for Windows 8. I think App permissions is very important and should always be part of the experience. But, to limit these permissions is a mistake. The coolest things really come from developers hacking devices.

So, I'm going back to developing for Android. I'll miss Visual Studio as it is a great studio.

For reference, I have developed some simple applications for both platforms that have some downloads. My most popular application was City Caller ID for Android. It was pulled due to patent restrictions. But, I still love that I could make an application that can do these things! This is simply not possible on Windows Phone or iOS.

http://phandroid.com...ed-from-market/


Whatever!!!!

#18 HawkMan

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 15:39

While WP could use multiple volumes. There's is a few things to keep in mind here, 90% or more of users don't care, in fact they don't understand multiple volumes. and look how horribly it works on android, I get annoyed on my phones at times as certain parts of the volume can only be adjusted in the right place, and the game keeps switching between phone, media, system and game volume modes.

The HTC one is not a phadlet. Most of my complaints have nothing to do with me wanting it to be a mini-pc. Although, I do have to RDP to a server occasionally, which WP8 does okay through an RDP gateway. My Lumia was actually very close to a mini-PC with a Windows 8 kernel and all.



The kernel doesn't make WP8 any more of a mini PC. only the shell and API's on top of the kernel can do that.

#19 Dashel

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 15:40

I question a world where your data is so confidential that you can't find a better way to publish it than dialing in, but think Android itself would make the approved device list.

#20 LegendaryRamzi

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 15:45

- I like being able to load non-market applications by allowing it in a settings area. Yes, I am a developer. But this is a pain in the butt when I want friends to beta my stuff. I have done the email beta thing on the Microsoft Store. Just is not as easy as emailing an apk for them to try.


This would make it very easy to distribute a virus. They kinda want to get rid of this virus friendly image.

#21 TrekRich

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 15:52

I am thinking about doing the same thing. The podcasts support sucks, and thats what i use my phone for the most.

#22 Razorwing

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 15:56

Congrats on the switch! I love my HTC one.

#23 +warwagon

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 16:01

The one thing that REALLY annoys me about Android is that for what ever reason they decided to combine the Notification with the Ringtone volume and made it one. I HATE THAT. When I sleep at night I like to have my notifications get muted but I still want to get phone phonecalls. I've gone in and unselected the "link notifications and rintones" under sounds but that didn't separated them.

#24 George P

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 18:56

I am thinking about doing the same thing. The podcasts support sucks, and thats what i use my phone for the most.


Podcast support will expand to other markets with the next update. If that's the only problem you have with it then I'd say you should wait instead of doing a total switch.

I'd have to have a long list of issues to think about switching but I don't. I paid for my 8X unlocked upfront and expect to keep it for at least 2 years.

#25 tanjiajun_34

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 19:26

good for you. complaining about certain features or limitations that existed and you knew about before you purchased the device is just a whiny thing to do. i hope you enjoy your malware,and info stealing apps, useless back button, the lag and choppiness,and horrible IDE compared to a world class one.


Useless back button? I think it is very useful.
Instead looking around the application for a back button, why not have a universal back button then works on everything?

"lag and choppiness"
He is switching to a HTC One, not some random China phone/tablet.
I don't have a HTC One but so far I tried out it is very smooth. Smoother than the S4 (I9505) for the UI but gaming the S4 does better.
Both are devices that you would not call it laggy or choppy.

#26 Liana

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 19:36

good for you. complaining about certain features or limitations that existed and you knew about before you purchased the device is just a whiny thing to do. i hope you enjoy your malware,and info stealing apps, useless back button, the lag and choppiness,and horrible IDE compared to a world class one.

OP is just sharing their experiences and frustrations with their WP. You act like they personally insulted you; why the hate? Most people won't fully understand the limitations of a device without using it for a while first. I'm glad that WP works well for you, but I don't think it's right to call the OP a whiner.

#27 TrekRich

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 20:16

Podcast support will expand to other markets with the next update. If that's the only problem you have with it then I'd say you should wait instead of doing a total switch.

I'd have to have a long list of issues to think about switching but I don't. I paid for my 8X unlocked upfront and expect to keep it for at least 2 years.


There is this stupid no podcast download over 100 meg and not on power. I have not found one that auto downloads as they come out. The built in one seems to jump back at random intervals, there is not one that supports a password protected podcast feed. If anyone has a app that works as good as pocket casts then please let me know! It might keep me using Lumia 920

#28 OP ThreadAbort

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 21:55

good for you. complaining about certain features or limitations that existed and you knew about before you purchased the device is just a whiny thing to do. i hope you enjoy your malware,and info stealing apps, useless back button, the lag and choppiness,and horrible IDE compared to a world class one.


While I really like Visual Studio.NET (Currently using 2012 for most of the applications I develop). Eclipse is not a horrible IDE compared to VS. Both of them have features I like/dislike.

For the record here, these problems are only my opinion. Info stealing applications is easy to put on any platform (I'm a dev, so I do happen to know what is possible). The HTC one doesn't seem to lag at all (And, yes I'm used to the 920).

Also, when I first got the 920, it had tons of issues that needed fixing. My first one wouldn't hang up calls due to a faulty proximity detector. So, the work-around was to wait for the other person to hang up. This happened on multiple devices around the company. It did lock up also. One time I was stuck in an airport and had to figure out how to soft reset it. Not really that straight forward as I didn't know the volume button combination at first. One of my friends turned into a great hand warmer and never turned on again.

I had a total of 3 of them. One from BUILD dev, a red one that shattered on a small fall from my pocket, and another red one. So, I did try to love it.

The Camera is very nice and fast. I will miss that part.

#29 adrynalyne

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 22:15

You don't have to use Eclipse.

IntelliJ works fine for Android development.

On top of that, Android Studio is under development.

http://developer.and...ing/studio.html

Heck, use Visual Studio with Xamarin, if you prefer.

#30 theyarecomingforyou

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 22:34

OP is just sharing their experiences and frustrations with their WP. You act like they personally insulted you; why the hate? Most people won't fully understand the limitations of a device without using it for a while first. I'm glad that WP works well for you, but I don't think it's right to call the OP a whiner.


Exactly. It's always interesting to hear from people who have used flagship handsets for both platforms and used them on a daily basis, as it's hard to tell from just a glance.