Microsoft's latest Windows Phone commercial goes up against the Galaxy SIII

Microsoft’s ‘Meet Your Match’ campaign is the follow-up to the successful ‘Smoked by Windows Phone campaign’ and Microsoft has released another installment to the series.

This time around, Ben takes to the streets to compare his Nokia Lumia 920 to the Samsung Galaxy SIII. The competition revolves around finding the content you really want and as you would expect, Windows Phone comes out on top.

These real-world challenges are Microsoft’s way of showing that Windows Phone works better in your world and not in synthetic benchmarks (don’t get us wrong, Windows Phone holds it own here too).

Take a look at the video above and let us know if you think the Lumia 920 truly does best the SGIII or if this is more marketing fluff than meat.

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It is funny how MS miss to mention PureView, the best (and only) reason why 920 is better than the rest of cellphone of the market.

This type of advertisements infuriates me. So none of the SGS3 guys didn't know how to go to Local app and click Restaurants. I could have done that in 3 seconds.

Cute. Your phone did something faster. Oh I've been running these test all day too so I know how to stump you.

People buy this crap advertisement? Once again Microsoft horrible advertisement.

In order for that the user needs to know that the function is there.

We have the same thing on WP..I never use it though.
I don't want to sit in public and ask **** to my phone.

Rather be quiet and throw up a search engine..

This again? Really? Yawn. So WP was a second or two faster...and you can ad widgets to the home screen on android. And what network were they on? Verizon? AT&T?

Anyway, I choose what I choose for the phones features. I dont care if it takes a second longer. It works...its fast..and when I use Google Now to search for a place to eat, takes less than a second for it to pop up.

techbeck said,
This again? Really? Yawn. So WP was a second or two faster...and you can ad widgets to the home screen on android. And what network were they on? Verizon? AT&T?

Anyway, I choose what I choose for the phones features. I dont care if it takes a second longer. It works...its fast..and when I use Google Now to search for a place to eat, takes less than a second for it to pop up.

It'd be interesting to see how many users actually use it even if they know the function is there.

I use the dedicated search functions on my windows phone, probably, because there hasn't been any other apps to do it with and its pretty prominent in placement on the OS so I'd hazard a guess most Windows Phone users would be doing the same.

But I know on iOS, I was loading the browser up and going to google to type stuff in... and before you ay ask siri... I don't even ask my windows phone lol (that can be done btw, it's built in too)

techbeck said,
Anyway, I choose what I choose for the phones features. I dont care if it takes a second longer. It works...its fast..and when I use Google Now to search for a place to eat, takes less than a second for it to pop up.

Really? I thought most people like looking at big colored squares on their phones. People won't prefer apps over colored squares. /s

Windows Phone will continue to remain stuck at a phone that just has potential. Android and iPhone will continue to stay ahead. Time for you all to find Ben another position at Microsoft, this one is getting old.

JSYOUNG571 said,
Windows Phone will continue to remain stuck at a phone that just has potential. Android and iPhone will continue to stay ahead. Time for you all to find Ben another position at Microsoft, this one is getting old.

windows phone is being unified with windows. apps that run on PCs will be able to run on phone. one app runs on all. yeah ios and android are really going to be ahead...NOT

TheLeviathan said,
I like my windows phone ... but try doing that search in Europe (Brussels) ... no results found is what you will find ....

It used to be the same with the UK. It has improved a lot, but that's mostly because bing has matured at the same time.

For anyone wanting to test themselves, if location services on bing work, a Windows Phone should work too

http://www.bing.com/local/default.aspx?q=restaurant+near+me

What I like about Windows Phone:

-The interface. It's very slick, beautiful and minimalist/sober. Way better than iOS (looks dated) and Android (way better since ICS, but still look amateurish sometimes)

-The fluidity, even on less powerful devices

What I don't like about Windows Phone:

-The lack of major third party apps. Yeah I know there's the social hub for example, but a real Facebook app is still the better choice. No XBMC remote app is a major problem for me. No console emulators, etc.

-The lack of a notifications centre. Can't live without a NC, I receive too many mails, mails from my boss, SMS, Facebook notifications, etc. I need something to manage all these notifications.


When I got fed up with iOS and my iPhone 4S and decided to change it 2 months ago, I had to choose between a Lumia 920 and a Galaxy S III.

I almost fell for the sexy Lumia, then I said to myself: "What is the most important to me? The slick interface or the apps?". I picked the GSIII and I love it.

My next phone could be a WP, but the platform is still not mature enough imo. It needs more apps, more developers, some features that Androis 4.2 already has...

Edited by myxomatosis, Feb 27 2013, 11:47pm :

myxomatosis said,

What I don't like about Windows Phone:

-The lack of major third party apps. Yeah I know there's the social hub for example, but a real Facebook app is still the better choice. No XBMC remote app is a major problem for me. No console emulators, etc.

-The lack of a notifications centre. Can't live without a NC, I receive too many mails, mails from my boss, SMS, Facebook notifications, etc. I need something to manage all these notifications.

While Microsoft can't really do anything about the lack of apps you want to use. They are doing a lot to entice developers to the platform and because the Windows 8 and Windows Phone development tools and framework are the same, we should see both apps on Windows 8 and the Windows Phone showup as Windows 8 develops its own user-base.

Personally, I've used the people hub for a long time and prefer it. I've used the iOS facebook app and it just takes too long to load and the interface for it is like a seriously reduced version of the webpage, it was more of an annoyance then anything else and I often found myself simply loading the webpage up instead... something I sometimes do on WP too, but mostly just the people hub (or pins as I'll get to next)

The issue with the notification center is one I had to change my 'there's an app for that' ideology. With the Windows Phone OS, you can pin pretty much anything and it's contextual based live tiles. So, if you pin the Mail app, it'll update its tile with new emails. The same with update status on the people hub. But it goes one step further then that. If you go into your people hub, find your boss's contact and press and hold on him, you'd be able to pin him to your start screen. Not only would you get status updates on connected services such as facebook, linkedin etc, but also live tile updates when you get new mail from him, or SMS, missed calls etc. As well as other little goodies such as recent picture updates and 1 tap access to his what's new feed featuring all his twitter, sms, facebook, pictures etc in one place... and it's fast too. Really fast. there is no waiting for apps to load, its just there.

I'm not sure how much more in your face of a notification you can get, it's pretty much as much as you want to pin on the start screen and more.

A few days with Windows Phone and you'd find a lot of the 'old' 'there's and app for that' way of doing things just seem redundant and slow. I'd never want to go back to having to click an icon and wait for apps to load to get things done anymore.

Anyway, no bashing Android or iOS here, but sometimes getting to know the OS can make you quicker and more productive. In the video, Ben is battling users who prefer to use Google search.. and if that's the first thing they think of doing to find something quickly then it doesn't really say much for all the location based apps.

Glad you're enjoying the S3 regardless thou, maybe a WP is your next

Seriously, can the writers at Neowin not write anything where Google are concerned without it turning into biased tripe? Given that the 2 phones are about the same price, I would say paying that money for a device with less features and poorer hardware is foolish. The only phones more overpriced than windows phones are iphones

eddman said,

Define "poorer hardware".

He means that the SG3 is made of cheap, flimsy plastic and doesn't include any innovations such as wireless charging, ultra-sensitive screens with high refresh rates, OIS, etc.

Oh picking on him for using the word poorer? I guess nothing better to say. Anyway where can I get this superior hardware you speak of? In the U.S., it is AT&T. BIG FAIL!

Galaxy S III available everywhere. Case closed. I won't switch to AT&T to get a phone with inferior ecosystem, no expandable memory, no removable battery, horrible browser (I mean you gotta love the feature on Android where the words actually wrap to your phone so that you don't scroll sideways to read 1 sentence).

Huh?

http://localhostr.com/file/930...onk/wp_ss_20130228_0001.png
And then doubletapped your comment.
http://localhostr.com/file/930...iz4/wp_ss_20130228_0002.png

Oh wait sorry, this is the mobile version of neowin, let me get the desktop variant

http://localhostr.com/file/930...Zvm/wp_ss_20130228_0003.png
and doubletapped your comment
http://localhostr.com/file/930...Imf/wp_ss_20130228_0004.png

And simply doubletap to get back out,
I don't really see what you're getting at here mate.

Personally I do not miss having an expandable memory, 32 GB does me fine, Battery does it's job well (Although removable battery should be a standard!), Internet Explorer on the phone, as well on the desktop with IE9/10 is greatly improved, and is nothing like the mess that was IE6/7/8.

And yes, nice to see that the SIII has nice hardware with its CPU and all that.
But does android require all that to actually run well?
I mean..compared to other low end Android phones where android run like ****, the SIII runs pretty well..but with it's hardware, it should run better.

Oh sure you can do what you want with it, but WHAT average user.

Keyword being AVERAGE.

Will ever fiddle about, root it, slap on other rom, to make the system run better?
It is more of a hobby thing...

But maybe that is just me.

I'd honestly say either way works, they both do the trick. Never have any issues reading news articles on sites, or forum threads with my nokia, And I am quite sure I would not have an issue on an android phone either.

What is it with that font on android though looks quite large, and like if it was bolded..

But of course you would say that. The font is large because I double-tapped to zoom. So large was the intention. Thanks for proving my point. You guys (The Microsoft Cheerleader Organization) make it to easy.

What about Google Now? Just swipe the home button and it'll take you to a live feed of your personal information, such as birthdays, temperature and also restaurants nearby.

Jan said,
What about Google Now? Just swipe the home button and it'll take you to a live feed of your personal information, such as birthdays, temperature and also restaurants nearby.

Google Now is great… but it drains the battery like crazy

Before the comment section turns into a warzone: This is a commercial; keep that in mind.

Put ben up against a savvy android user and it might be a different story.
I remember him losing to iphone, android users in some cases during "Smoked by Windows Phone" campaign.

I actually want to try out Android and Windows Phone. I think Microsoft has done pretty good with their phone's along with Windows 8.

All this add shows is that clueless users are clueless. If you don't know how to use the feature of your phone well it's going to take you time to search, whatever the phone/OS you use.

Only thing will make me switch to a Windows phone is when they get cool Apps. I don't use my phone to do boring things when I'm bored. I use it to make me less bored which is why IPhone and Androids is still popular today.

this only applies to the US because scout is not available in Canada. Also I just pulled out my s3 and swiped up for google now and said google "Mexican restaurants" and it showed me a list in under 6 seconds....

droidkid said,
this only applies to the US because scout is not available in Canada. Also I just pulled out my s3 and swiped up for google now and said google "Mexican restaurants" and it showed me a list in under 6 seconds....

Click + hold windows button for 2 seconds, say 'Mexican restaurants' and it pulls up a list of local Mexican restaurants, gives addresses phone, ratings on a Windows Phone.

That is correct! Windows phone will do it as well. I just find it funny that they picked a SIII user that didn't use Google now. I'm not picking any sides I think the Windows phone has great potential but I do not agree with bashing another company because people like the product,

droidkid said,
That is correct! Windows phone will do it as well. I just find it funny that they picked a SIII user that didn't use Google now. I'm not picking any sides I think the Windows phone has great potential but I do not agree with bashing another company because people like the product,

The commercial didn't bash the product at all, simply showing that a Windows Phone can find things faster. No where did he say YOUR PHONE IS THE SH8!!! They just realized as much after they found out how archaic their system is.

its not archaic if they were using google now it would of been much faster. The problem is the user didn't no anything about there android. and I bet if I walked up to the average person with a windows phone they would open the internet and start browsing bing as well.

Who the hell leaved good comments on this ad? Its blatantly crap.


I can find all the mexican restaurants I want with best reviews in 12 seconds using Yelp app. It is available for all smartphones!

I really hope WP succeeds, but this type of marketing annoying the hell out of me.
Galaxy SIII is a great phone, and this app shows no substance in what way WP wins over it at all.

Edited by panacea, Feb 27 2013, 10:28pm :

panacea said,
Who the hell leaved good comments on this ad? Its blatantly crap.


I can find all the mexican restaurants I want with best reviews in 12 seconds using Yelp app. It is available for all smartphones!

I really hope WP succeeds, but this type of marketing annoying the hell out of me.
Galaxy SIII is a great phone, and this app shows no substance in what way WP wins over it at all.


The difference is that you don't need the Yelp app for that. The functionality is built into the phone, and it's incredibly slick and easy to use. If you haven't used it, don't knock it.

panacea said,
Who the hell leaved good comments on this ad? Its blatantly crap.


I can find all the mexican restaurants I want with best reviews in 12 seconds using Yelp app. It is available for all smartphones!

I really hope WP succeeds, but this type of marketing annoying the hell out of me.
Galaxy SIII is a great phone, and this app shows no substance in what way WP wins over it at all.

Except it shows plenty of functionality, if you want to use yelp that's great, however this is built right into the OS and is very fast. Hit the SEARCH button on a wp8 device, click live scout and search.

You do not need yelp on an SIII Google now is built in to the phone as well. all i have to do is swipe up from my lock screen to open Google now and say Google "Mexican restaurants" and a list will show up all under 6 seconds. Windows phone can do that as well by holding the windows key you get a bing voice search. Also scout doesn't work outside the US.

Windows phone has great potential and I truly hope it succeeds as well. But I do agree with the OP of this comment, bashing another phone will not help your sales.

jakem1 said,
Scout works perfectly well outside the US.

*Goes on scout* (UK) Oh look a wonderful list of all the nearby things to see or do, how convenient. So yeah, as jakem1 says, works perfectly fine tyvm =)

Also I really am not a massive fan of apps. I'm much happier having functionality built in with as few different places to go for things as possible. I don't care if there's 200,000,000 apps available, I'd rather just pick up my phone and have it do what I want to begin with!

lol cuz android totally doesn't show you nearby places and you have to manually enter your location and restaurant name. damn guys WP the only OS in the world that could do that.

Go WP! hopefully 3 more people will buy WP thanks to this ad.

onionjuice said,
lol cuz android totally doesn't show you nearby places and you have to manually enter your location and restaurant name. damn guys WP the only OS in the world that could do that.

Good start...

onionjuice said,
Go WP! hopefully 3 more people will buy WP thanks to this ad.

...DNF

This "A handful of WP users" thing isn't even remotely funny anymore.

onionjuice said,

Go WP! hopefully 3 more people will buy WP thanks to this ad.

Last time you said that WP only had 1 user so that would be a significant increase in a small time! Twice as many as last month!!

PS no one is saying you can't do those things on droid, its just faster and more intuitive on Windows Phone.

ingramator said,

Last time you said that WP only had 1 user so that would be a significant increase in a small time! Twice as many as last month!!

PS no one is saying you can't do those things on droid, its just faster and more intuitive on Windows Phone.

Not at all. They showed users going on google maps and searching the name of the restaurant in the search bar.

Open google places and you get restaurants/gas stations/ etc nearby in a split second. You don't have to type in Restaurants in the search bar like the idiot users were doing using the S3.

Still can't understand how Windows Phone is faster. Both only take 1 or 2 buttons to do. oh but wait. this Ben guy has been doing this for the past 2 years meanwhile he asks people that barely know how to use their phones (clearly as videos show)
Misleading claims...

To be honest, I think it's partly a comment on how horrible it is to work out these features on android. I find it's a far more difficult operating system to learn to use, it's still fine for me, but not the average user.

My windows phone on the other hand, is just as powerful but everything is more simple, quicker to learn, and generally a nicer experience. Also, hardware search/back button <3!

ChristopherSmith said,
To be honest, I think it's partly a comment on how horrible it is to work out these features on android. I find it's a far more difficult operating system to learn to use, it's still fine for me, but not the average user.

My windows phone on the other hand, is just as powerful but everything is more simple, quicker to learn, and generally a nicer experience. Also, hardware search/back button <3!

Most Android phones have search/back buttons...

Fair enough, wasn't really my main point/issue but ok.

Still stands, I find it a pain to achieve a lot of tasks on android that are extremely simple and easy on WP8. Although I do carry my tablet around anyway for the GBA emulator

I think Windows phone has a great potential.
but i won't move to it until some things would be added/fixed.

1) FLAC support, is it that too much to ask? that is my main issue with that system...
2) Application that left behind in WP, like dropbox, Waze and such. or slow like whatsapp.
3) no customization, can't switch to a better browser/keyboard/etc. (without hack)
4) notification center, that is really that much needed, and comfort.
5) now that is a small thing, but way the signal and battery status are hidden until i reveal them? it's nonsense.
6) bing doesn't give me the result i really need here in Israel.
7) bing maps are horrible (street names are just almost impossible to understand).

those are my main issues, not much i know, but enough to keep my distance for a white
Other than that i think it's a great OS.

(ps. i am now using temporarily, a windows 7.8 phone, after 2.5 years with android).

valhalla_rk said,
I think Windows phone has a great potential.
but i won't move to it until some things would be added/fixed.

1) FLAC support, is it that too much to ask? that is my main issue with that system...
2) Application that left behind in WP, like dropbox, Waze and such. or slow like whatsapp.
3) no customization, can't switch to a better browser/keyboard/etc. (without hack)
4) notification center, that is really that much needed, and comfort.
5) now that is a small thing, but way the signal and battery status are hidden until i reveal them? it's nonsense.
6) bing doesn't give me the result i really need here in Israel.
7) bing maps are horrible (street names are just almost impossible to understand).

those are my main issues, not much i know, but enough to keep my distance for a white
Other than that i think it's a great OS.

(ps. i am now using temporarily, a windows 7.8 phone, after 2.5 years with android).

There are several dropbox 3rd party apps, whatsapp works very fast on my lumia 920 - they recently released 3 updates within 3 days to add new features and fix bugs.

no customization - this isn't android, if you want touchwiz and all the other garbage stay with android. IE 10 works really well and does a better job than chrome on android in rendering in both mobile and in desktop mode - no scrolling right to left needed in IE 10.

notification center is coming - MS stated they ran out of time for wp8 release and are adding it in an update.

swipe down from top to bottom, not that complicated to get battery and time information, or if you really want them visible add any of the battery apps and clocks with live tiles - you can switch to the smaller 16x16 tiles as well so they don't take up as much space.

wp8 lets you choose bing or google as your search

wp8 does not use bing maps, it uses nokia maps on a lumia phone. nokia owns navteq which garmin uses in their gps, google also uses navteq data.

valhalla_rk said,
I think Windows phone has a great potential.
but i won't move to it until some things would be added/fixed.

1) FLAC support, is it that too much to ask? that is my main issue with that system...
2) Application that left behind in WP, like dropbox, Waze and such. or slow like whatsapp.
3) no customization, can't switch to a better browser/keyboard/etc. (without hack)
4) notification center, that is really that much needed, and comfort.
5) now that is a small thing, but way the signal and battery status are hidden until i reveal them? it's nonsense.
6) bing doesn't give me the result i really need here in Israel.
7) bing maps are horrible (street names are just almost impossible to understand).

those are my main issues, not much i know, but enough to keep my distance for a white
Other than that i think it's a great OS.

(ps. i am now using temporarily, a windows 7.8 phone, after 2.5 years with android).


I'll be honest, 7.8 is just not giving you the WP experience.

Ezekiel Carsella said,
windows phone 8 is really different. besides you can use gmaps pro great app apparently.

Pfft , got to say, Nokia Maps is better ( and Free if you have a Lumia )

If you have a solid internet connection, google maps is the better platform. When that starts going wonky, Nokia's offline maps are heroic =)

Customization....I bought a Lumia because the UI is great as is, why would I want to plaster it with 3rd party tat =P

Lack of dropbox annoyed me for about a month, then I gave skydrive a fair chance and realized it's actually a considerably superior experience, the sharing features on it, and ability to transfer all files from a computer at home with it, are brilliant.

The keyboards mostly alright, but I wish there was a setting to make the auto-correct more aggressive. While my iPhone would get things wrong sometimes, it mostly worked well & I got 60+ words/minute on it, 50-55 on my Lumia as it just doesn't try to correct some things

Definitely looking forward to the notification center, little bit annoying when you miss a toast notification by a fraction of a second =P

It's a shame that it sounds bing doesn't work great in Israel, at least you can change it in internet explorer even if you can't change the search buttons provider. Works fine for us in England =)

valhalla_rk said,
1) FLAC support, is it that too much to ask? that is my main issue with that system...

These are devices with fairly limited storage. Why aren't you just downconverting to smaller MP3s for them? Keep your terabytes at home FLAC if you want, but it seems silly for a phone.

Not only are you leaving your galaxy s3 you are also leaving the blatant spying that google does on everything you do on that phone - apps installed, searches, location data, contacts.

pgn said,
Not only are you leaving your galaxy s3 you are also leaving the blatant spying that google does on everything you do on that phone - apps installed, searches, location data, contacts.

What's strange is that when I was first using the internet in the mid 90's no one dared to even use their real name, let along their address or hand over credit card details, yet now we give all that away, and more on social networks in full public viewing.
For most people, not having (or rather caring) about their privacy is something they just go along with and the result is that people simply don't care anymore to the extent that google are monitoring them. We're not living in a world where we're tracked and monitored all the time.
I've given up caring about it, however, I do chose to use a Windows Phone but not for the sake of my privacy. It's not to say I don't care about it though.

Instead, people care about the lastest app they can run and that is where the windows phone has problems. A lot of my friends who ask about my windows phone say pretty much the same thing,..

"Why don't you have facebook app installed?.. isn't there a facebook app on windows phone.. that's sucks if you can't use facebook!" The same happens with twitter.. Then I show them the people hub. And their mind is blow,.. but, they still want an app for them both, so I tell them there are apps as well.. o_O

Then trying to explain that they just use messages for Windows live messenger/Skype/yahoo/sms etc and their head explodes in the same way, but again they wait apps for that.

It's all about apps

Still, I have 4 friends now who've tried to change. 3 are very happy with their windows phones now, and one traded in for a galaxy 3 citing apps..
Getting people to actually make the change is a big struggle for Microsoft.

Another problem is Windows Phones become personal to the user with their own information on live tiles. to anyone else, it just looks a mess and boring but to the user, its full of rich information about what THEY are interested in and that's something that is REALLY hard to show someone else and it's not something they're going to portray over on a video.

This type of commercial Microsoft is using is great as it shows how powerful the OS can be, but unfortunately they're quite happy to add more 'it looks great' comments into the video, users will be more focused on the lack of app to search for the local things around them and go and find something that goes it for them.

pgn said,
Not only are you leaving your galaxy s3 you are also leaving the blatant spying that google does on everything you do on that phone - apps installed, searches, location data, contacts.

Oh Boy..this one thinks the competition is any different.

I couldn't agree with you more about the privacy issue, people do not really care. I have given up if people want your info they will get it no matter what. Great post

pgn said,
Not only are you leaving your galaxy s3 you are also leaving the blatant spying that google does on everything you do on that phone - apps installed, searches, location data, contacts.

If you are that scared of someone spying on you, i think you should rather log of the internet totally and cut your internet line and go back to stoneage. Just sayin.

Exynos said,
If you are that scared of someone spying on you, i think you should rather log of the internet totally and cut your internet line and go back to stoneage. Just sayin.
And here you have it...

If you're worried about your personal information you're an ole fuddy duddy who should just run away from tech.

If you use tech you should happily let others acquire personal information about you.

Seriously folks, tech can exist w/o transparent tracking. Google *must* gather as much information about you as possible to enhance their advertising services (both to you and to its advertisers). Its all well and good as long as they aren't evil.

Other companies gather information, but the evidence behind Google's tracking efforts is much more damning than the others.

Exynos said,

If you are that scared of someone spying on you, i think you should rather log of the internet totally and cut your internet line and go back to stoneage. Just sayin.

" Virtus in media stat" or " Virtue stands in the middle"...
You are free to advertise on FB that you are leaving for the weekend or you are going out for dinners; others do not do it and this do not mean that you are a Neanderthal.
Actually understanding that personal opinions and different way to approach and handle things is a trait of evoluted creatures.

Exynos said,

If you are that scared of someone spying on you, i think you should rather log of the internet totally and cut your internet line and go back to stoneage. Just sayin.

You seem to be a brainless ape that is willing to give everything away for a few 'free' things; that's not me and I'm pretty sure that's not the majority of people educated on what they are giving up. The problem is people are sadly uneducated what Google and many ADVERTISING COMPANIES are doing with their data or simply are ignoring how they are being profited off of. The competition like Apple and Microsoft sell software, Google sells YOU.

Edited by , Feb 28 2013, 1:06am :

Oh no! So these companies are maliciously and with intent to er...something, using my data to make my experiences online more relevant to me (Targeted advertising). What a terrible crime!

I like google, it's a convenient way for me to amalgamate a lot of my stuff without having to dump little bits of information a slew of other companies. I use a Lumia 920, but that doesn't mean all my stuff isn't just synced via googles services.

I'm completely comfortable having 'me' online, because that's who I am. I don't duck and hide from everyone I see to avoid letting other people know who I am, that's ridiculous =)

Each to their own though!

pgn said,

You seem to be a brainless ape that is willing to give everything away for a few 'free' things; that's not me and I'm pretty sure that's not the majority of people educated on what they are giving up. The problem is people are sadly uneducated what Google and many ADVERTISING COMPANIES are doing with their data or simply are ignoring how they are being profited off of. The competition like Apple and Microsoft sell software, Google sells YOU.

I'm not giving everything away for a few free things. I'm giving something free to Google that Google need to be able to do what they are doing.

And also, if you are afraid of being spied on, then you should not move outside of your house, because there is security cameras all over the places. And you don't know what those who owns those security cameras are holding with information about your movements.

Exynos said,

I'm not giving everything away for a few free things. I'm giving something free to Google that Google need to be able to do what they are doing.

And also, if you are afraid of being spied on, then you should not move outside of your house, because there is security cameras all over the places. And you don't know what those who owns those security cameras are holding with information about your movements.


That's so true! You're exposed at all time. Even on social media...

You're wrong, but it's cool. I recently purchased a Nokia 920, and local scout is faster at finding certain things nearby. Granted, WP isn't better at everything, MS is focusing on the things that it is better at for these commercials.

Kenny Kanashimi Chu said,
Let's download an Android app that does the same thing before that Windows Phone commercial.

That's just it. Local Scout is a built in application which integrates to maps and social media hub

Mr Nom Nom's said,

And the evidence for such claims is..............?


do u have evidence to claim its true?? its an ad and all those people are actors.