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Your main mobile operating system for 2014 is:

  

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  1. 1. Your main smartphone OS for 2014 is:

    • Android
      96
    • Blackberry OS 7.x
      0
    • Blackberry OS 10.x
      4
    • Firefox OS
      0
    • iOS
      31
    • Symbian
      2
    • Tizen
      0
    • Windows Phone 7.x
      7
    • Windows Phone 8.x
      57
    • Other (specify below)
      1
    • I don't want/need a smartphone.
      8
  2. 2. Your main tablet OS for 2014 is:

    • Android
      64
    • Blackberry OS
      2
    • iOS
      31
    • Windows 8.1
      30
    • Windows RT
      18
    • Other (specify below)
      3
    • I don't want/need a tablet.
      58


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Joe User    350

Phone - Android KitKat

Tablet - Windows 8.1

 

While I do like Android on the phone, I was never happy with it on the larger screen.

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+The Evil Overlord    17,412

Android on my Xperia mobile ... am still thinking about which tablet to get but will probably be android.

 

Pity there arent many tablets around now with fm radio ... kind of enjoy that in my phone ...

But you can download fm radio apps from play store..... those not any good?

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Vvo    116

Phone: Android 4.4.2 KK on Vibrant, Android 4.3.1 & Windows Phone 7.8 dual boot on HD2

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rfirth    727

But you can download fm radio apps from play store..... those not any good?

 

Not if you're trying to conserve data, or don't have a data plan.

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+The Evil Overlord    17,412

Not if you're trying to conserve data, or don't have a data plan.

is an average of about 5 meg really that big?

I am curious, as some games I have topped 300 meg in download size..

(I'm only asking as if one has an amazon music account (or iTunes) a couple on mp3's can overtake that in no time)

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Obry    272

Had a Lumia 800 - hated it. Using an iPhone 5 now - love it - due for upgrade in 7-8 months and I doubt I'll be getting another WP device unless Microsoft pulls something ground breaking with WP 8.1. Got a Lenovo X1 ultrabook - no tablet but if I was to buy one it will likely be an iPad. I tried to like Surface but I just hate the whole full screen and hiding all chrome idiocy. I'm hearing they might be bringing the start menu and windowed Metro apps - that might change my opinion but for now I hate my wife's Surface tablet - she doesn't do much else than browse the web so for her it's fine. But she literally doesn't use anything but the web browser - refuses to use the pathetic excuse of a mail app that it has and although the Facebook apps is decent, still the website is more functional (pretty much like all Metro apps)...

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rfirth    727

is an average of about 5 meg really that big?

I am curious, as some games I have topped 300 meg in download size..

(I'm only asking as if one has an amazon music account (or iTunes) a couple on mp3's can overtake that in no time)

 

No, I'm not talking about downloading the app. You can do that while on wifi. I'm talking about when you use it.

Unless your tablet has FM radio hardware in it, you'll be stuck streaming radio using your data connection.

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Denis W.    723

iOS on both. Same reason for why people would use Android on both devices (and sometime down the line, Windows and Windows Phone when they converge) - it's just convenient to have the same apps carry over on phone and tablet. Plus can't beat the app ecosystem which quite frankly is one of the only distinct pillars to choose iOS over everything else.

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+The Evil Overlord    17,412

No, I'm not talking about downloading the app. You can do that while on wifi. I'm talking about when you use it.

Unless your tablet has FM radio hardware in it, you'll be stuck streaming radio using your data connection.

Sorry, misunderstood (got caught up on app size and not whether the device had the fm receiver built in)

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Jarrichvdv    152

I have a Lumia 620. I picked it up after I broke my Nexus 4 (I loved the Nexus but the screen cracked from a 1 foot drop!) and needed a smart-ish phone asap but couldn't justify spending ?330 on the Nexus 5 at the time so picked up the 620 as the reviews said it was ok and I had a play with it in store and it seemed good enough.

 

Anyway I have had the 620 for 4 or 5 months now. Physically the phone is pretty lovely. Solid Nokia build and all round very good. My only issue with the physical bit of the phone is the touch screen plays up in cold weather which I have never had before. The real let down for me is Windows Phone 8. It isn't bad but it also isn't good. Some things about WP are lovely such as the beautiful font rendering. I was/am really impressed with the fonts on WP8 (and Windows 8). The 620 has a low resolution but still managed to look really nice when it comes to font rendering. Apple have caught up with iOS7 though which leaves Android lagging behind in the font department (same is true for Chrome with its crappy font rendering).

 

My biggest issues with WP8 though is that it is just way too limited. I know iOS is limited too but WP is just horrible. I mean I can't even drag the scrubber in the music app to seek in a song! There is no way to disable the animations which get very tiring to watch. The app eco-system is still **** poor. There are dozens of apps but nothing of great quality. There are horrible UI inconsistencies, especially with apps such as some using coloured icons, some using Modern style with their own colour and some that dynamically adjust their tile colour with the theme. They should have taken the Apple approach and enforce a strict icon design as it makes the UI look ugly with manky icons and stand out colours for the odd app when everything else keeps to the same style.

 

It is also missing several built in such as a stopwatch and timer. There is a free Microsoft Weather app in the store but it doesn't come on the phone (why?!).

 

It badly needs some kind of quick settings page for things like wifi, alarms, etc. I know it is coming in 8.1 but it really should have come with 8.

 

YouTube is just awful. The best you can get on WP is MetroTube which still sucks.

 

Having Office built in seemed really nice but in reality it is crap. Compatibility sucks. I got much better compatibility with Polaris Office on my Nexus. OneNote is nice (I love a good note app on my phone) though. Also no built in PDF reader is poor.

 

The settings "app" (or whatever you want to call it) is just a big mess and needs to be reorganised. iOS 6 had a similar issue which Apple have mostly addressed in iOS 7.

 

Now for some of the things I do really like about WP8. Data Sense is very nice to have. Visually it is great and is very helpful. There needs to be a Battery Sense app as well so I know what is killing the battery! (btw the battery on the 620 is horrible, it often dies in the night and I have no idea why!). The keyboard is really, really nice. Not perfect but very good for a stock keyboard. I can imagine it being even better on a slightly wider screen. Live tiles are great. I prefer them to widgets on Android by a long shot. The three different tile sizes is also really nice. The messaging (SMS) app is cool how it integrates everything into one stream of communications with easy switching. The 30 stage volume up/down is amazing. I wish iOS and Android had such fine grain controls for the volume. The music app has great sound quality not just for the price but for all smartphones I have owned (which is a lot). Fonts as I already mentioned are amazing so needs to be mentioned twice.

 

Anyway that should be enough for now. I am sure there are more things both good and bad but I need to do some housework ;)

 

Night!

Some valid points there. I'm hoping Windows Phone 8.1 is a sufficient upgrade to eliminate most problems.

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ScorpioRGc1    46

I changed from an iPhone 3GS to a Nexus 4 a couple of months ago.  I liked iOS5, but I'm really digging Android 4.4, so I'll likely stay with Android phones for a while.  Windows phones do interest me, but a couple of apps I use regularly aren't available AFAIK.

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cbosdell    4

Primary Phone:
BlackBerry Z10 running OS 10.2.1

 

Backup Phone:

Pre3 running webOS 2.2.4

 

Tablet:

HP TouchPad Go (7") running webOS 3.0.5 w/LunaCE and ACL

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Wyn6    358

Windows Phone 8/8.1 - This will hold up unless somebody else comes along with something stellar. iOS and Android are cut from the same cloth essentially and the whole icon grid thing kinda unnerves me. Also, I kinda chuckled at a comment a few pages back on how iPhone was more customizable than WP. I guess if adding a picture to your homescreen goes as more customizable, then so it is. 

 

Currently have a Surface Pro and will be looking into version #3 with hopefully some nice advancements (thinner, better stylus storage, further increases in battery life, more speed, more power, etc.)

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