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Hello Friends,

 

today I decided to leave windows phone and change to android. today I got the Nexus 4 and honestly I can see, that the device looks promising. And the price today is just $199, I know a new version is coming up, but I can only buy a cell phone at that price, so I think was a good deal.

 

I'm totally new on Android, is there any software I need to download, in order to sync music, photos, etc? I will setup my cloud HDD, but will be good to have in the computer as well.

 

Anything I should be aware of? when moving from WP to Android? In case  break up Android, how can I restore it? I mean any urls to where to go to find android guides, tutorials, etc. will be really awesome.

 

Why I moved from WP to Android?

First reason: APPS. windows phone does not have the apps my brother have, the quality of the apps on windows phone is terrible. really terrible.

Second reason: Bored, really. let's be honest, no background, basic colors for the boxes, all is square and bored. Open an close apps is just terrible.

Third Reason: 100+ more reasons.

 

so any idea or hint or suggestion, technical aspect or software aspect, please let me know.

 

Thank you.

 

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You have to convert a theist into atheism! :p

 

Then someone owes me at least three jobs

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Then someone owes me at least three jobs

 

And briiiinnng meeeeee... A SHRUBBERY!

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And briiiinnng meeeeee... A SHRUBBERY!

 

hahahaha

 

Monty Phyton is the best thing you guys have made

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And briiiinnng meeeeee... A SHRUBBERY!

 

Knights Who Say Ni!!  One of my fav Monty Python movies.  :)

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That's what I should be doing, testing phones, not servers.

 

Welcome to Android acido00. It sounds like everyone has gotten you squared away so far. Like they said, we have a thread for suggested apps, try them yourself, add your own, etc. Winamp is an option if you want more of an iTunes type wireless sync. I personally prefer to stream the majority of my music with Google Play Music, but there are some albums I keep on the phone sometimes. Poweramp is my favorite audiophile lover's media player for local media if I'm not streaming.

 

You don't really need a custom launcher unless you find something you want from one that you don't have. You have AOSP already so there isn't TouchWiz or Sense to avoid, but there are a few others that add a little while keeping the AOSP styling. Personally I'm running the plain Google Edition AOSP launcher on my phone right now and am very happy with it as is. Actually, for being someone that flashes new roms, kernels, and tries alternatives apps fairly frequently, I really haven't done a damn thing to modify my phone since I installed Google Edition. I haven't even flashed a custom kernel to get the htc logo as a button which was a big thing when I first got this phone. Stock Android has just gotten so good it doesn't really need much else.

 

On a side note, I love how upset the Windows Phone fanboys get when someone dares say they switched to Android. You guys are pathetic sometimes. :laugh:

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Many of you may like my WP Review from an Android Dev.. In the past 5 years, I have owned over 30 different smart phones.. Still prefer Android over WP and iOS.. But, I didn't give WP enough credit until recently..

 

http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1174897-windows-mobile-review-from-an-android-dev/

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If you ahve a Google+ account (and you really should), your photos will automatically sync. You can keep albums upon albums in Google+ and see them in the Gallery App on your phone. Not a single photo needs to be on your device. It is also good because any photo's you take will automatically be backed up to a private album.

 

Second, You'll notice you have Google Music on your phone. Well, you can match your music on your computer (or upload) it to music.google.com. It's entirely free up to 20K songs.

 

Third, any photos you have on Google Drive can be shared with Google+ privately.

 

So far everything I have mentioned is cloud based.

 

As for anything you should know, well that is a loaded question. But I can give you a quick hint, the bottom button that looks like 2 rectangles, if you press that, it will show you what apps are running. If you swipe them away, it will close them. iOS 7 is moving towards that design. Another hint I will give you, if you swipe up from the Home Button, it will launch Google Now. Activate it on your device and use. It is one of Android's selling features.

 

Ignore any ignorant comments about rooting and unlocking your device. This is something you should do on your own if you want to experiment. But don't have someone do it for you and don't do it for the sake of doing it.

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Many of you may like my WP Review from an Android Dev.. In the past 5 years, I have owned over 30 different smart phones.. Still prefer Android over WP and iOS.. But, I didn't give WP enough credit until recently..

 

http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1174897-windows-mobile-review-from-an-android-dev/

It's funny, I used to give Windows Phone more credit than I do now. At first it was like "Oh, that's decent, they're on their way to something", and now a couple years later the UI is still awful, use and navigation of the OS is cumbersome, the store is expanding, but still missing A LOT, the phones themselves are good though. Looks like your review is mostly positive on the actual phone hardware and not focused much on the software, which is where Windows Phone lacks right now. I've got nothing against Windows Phone, though I find myself being turned off of it more from the sheer number of rabid fanboys here being so obnoxious. Remember when iPhone fan boys were the annoying ones? I would have considered putting WP ahead of iOS in my suggestions for people looking for a simple to use phone, but it hasn't matured as much as I had hoped still, though granted it probably won't for a while since I find most of my issues to be with the UI itself.

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It's funny, I used to give Windows Phone more credit than I do now. At first it was like "Oh, that's decent, they're on their way to something", and now a couple years later the UI is still awful, use and navigation of the OS is cumbersome, the store is expanding, but still missing A LOT, the phones themselves are good though. Looks like your review is mostly positive on the actual phone hardware and not focused much on the software, which is where Windows Phone lacks right now. I've got nothing against Windows Phone, though I find myself being turned off of it more from the sheer number of rabid fanboys here being so obnoxious. Remember when iPhone fan boys were the annoying ones? I would have considered putting WP ahead of iOS in my suggestions for people looking for a simple to use phone, but it hasn't matured as much as I had hoped still, though granted it probably won't for a while since I find most of my issues to be with the UI itself.

I agree with everything you just said. I was quite amazed with the hardware.. but the OS still lacks A LOT.. Android lacked a lot with stability for a while and finally got one the right track around 2.2..  iOS never really matured IMO.. The new iOS 7 is the same damn thing but with colors IMO.. I will stick with my GS4 for now.. but I kinda want to test out a Luima 1020 

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WP will get there eventually.. Probably around version 10 or something. :p  For the moment though, it's just still missing so much compared to the competition.

 

The Lumia hardware is fantastic kit though. Such a shame we'll never see what it can do with Android.

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The main problem with WP in user space is the lack of options, throughout the entire OS. Metro is the main selling point, but what is the purpose of smart phone if You can't customize it to Your liking? This is where Android simply shines compared to competitors, as everything, absolutely everything can be changed in the way of the look and functionality. Neither Apple or Microsoft are going down that road, and I see both of their platforms only as an extension to "Dumb" phones. Android is currently the only Smart Phone OS in the world, IMO.

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Android is currently the only Smart Phone OS in the world, IMO.

 

The definition of Smartphone would include WP, iOS, BB, and any other device like those.  Android is not the only smartphone.  I would call Android the only personalized smart phone tho for the reasons you state.

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Finally people are starting to see through the FUD Microsoft had been spewing about WP8 OS.

Even I learnt it the hard way. Android and iOS are clearly superior mobile operating systems.

WP8 is just too boring and monotonous after a while. Microsoft need to bring wallpaper to start screen.
The settings need to be organized.
There should be separate volumes for speakers and earphone socket.
Notification center needs to be added.

Android does not have these problems.

Finally I would say.... great choice!!
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