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hmm ive used the focus for the last year since black friday and find its just fine got tired of iphones (iphone-3gs) but do like androids customization (samsung gallaxy sII and tablets). So far wp7 IMO is my fav phone os its simple and shows what i want ...it just needs a freaking back button in the web browser though.. my one pet peev .. but windows phone isent for everyone, i would play around with it in the store and see what you think first

But the Focus s will be the next phone im picking up this black friday, my GF is looking froward to the HTC titan when it comes out to replace her htc surround
Hm, I read this and I'm thinking, again, "Must....have... O_O"

I like Android customization as well. I love tweaking things, and to be honest, Windows Phone 7 does allow of some changes.

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You will miss Android app market ALOT. I am buying a Galaxy Nexus as soon as my upgrade eligibility comes in December. I've used to Focus for an year now, the OS is so-so but the app support is very poor and so is the support for the OS itself. If you love your apps on the android I wouldn't do it.
Most of the apps I use on my Android device are available in Windows Market. The whole "lack of apps" is really becoming a non issue, to be honest. It's not quantity but quality that counts for me.

What apps in paticular are you interested in on Android that aren't available for Windows Phone 7? I hear different points of view about the OS, some love it, some aren't overly impressed. I wouldn't say that's a reason not to get the phone.

Also, what do you mean there's little support for the OS? Last I checked, it seemed Microsoft is going through great lengths to give their OS much needed support. The OS is known for it's fluid interface, speed, etc. I wouldn't say lack of support is any issue.

Maybe you can elaborate on what you mean.?
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Hm, I read this and I'm thinking, again, "Must....have... O_O"

I like Android customization as well. I love tweaking things, and to be honest, Windows Phone 7 does allow of some changes.



Most of the apps I use on my Android device are available in Windows Market. The whole "lack of apps" is really becoming a non issue, to be honest. It's not quantity but quality that counts for me.

What apps in paticular are you interested in on Android that aren't available for Windows Phone 7? I hear different points of view about the OS, some love it, some aren't overly impressed. I wouldn't say that's a reason not to get the phone.

Also, what do you mean there's little support for the OS? Last I checked, it seemed Microsoft is going through great lengths to give their OS much needed support. The OS is known for it's fluid interface, speed, etc. I wouldn't say lack of support is any issue.

Maybe you can elaborate on what you mean.?
Well, for example there was an app for TeamLiquid that I wanted to download a long time ago but it was only made for Android/Apple App store. There are a couple that deal with music as well such as Pandora which I absolutely love. What I mean by the OS is that we waited more than a year for Mango update to be released. And even now that it is released, there are still a few glitches that need to be addressed such as phone locking up/freezing randomly. Mind you the update came out spring time and its almost winter! For a person that is simple, doesn't deal with apps too much and just uses phone for general email, facebook, browsing, then Windows phone can be for you. But if you are more tech savy and want the most from your phone stay Android. Oh and also no flash support on the Windows platform and I don't think its coming anytime soon either.
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I have a galaxy s2 and an hd2 running mango, and the hd2 is just as fluid as the gs2 if not quicker. Apps are getting better on wp7 but I would definitely miss the vast amount of free apps on the Android Market compared to the Marketplace.
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Well, for example there was an app for TeamLiquid that I wanted to download a long time ago but it was only made for Android/Apple App store. There are a couple that deal with music as well such as Pandora which I absolutely love. What I mean by the OS is that we waited more than a year for Mango update to be released. And even now that it is released, there are still a few glitches that need to be addressed such as phone locking up/freezing randomly. Mind you the update came out spring time and its almost winter! For a person that is simple, doesn't deal with apps too much and just uses phone for general email, facebook, browsing, then Windows phone can be for you. But if you are more tech savy and want the most from your phone stay Android. Oh and also no flash support on the Windows platform and I don't think its coming anytime soon either.
I've never heard of TeamLiquid, tbh. I haven't heard much press about the phones randomly locking up and freezing, so not sure about that. Maybe just bad luck?

I don't believe it's a matter of being simple, but what apps you use. Most of the popular apps are available, and for radio, you have last.fm, among other alternatives. I like Pandora as well, though. X3

I still haven't actually used anything on my Android device that needed flash support. O_o

I just love new things. For me, Windows Phone 7 is fresh. Android, it's stale, much how I felt about my iPhone 4.

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I have a galaxy s2 and an hd2 running mango, and the hd2 is just as fluid as the gs2 if not quicker. Apps are getting better on wp7 but I would definitely miss the vast amount of free apps on the Android Market compared to the Marketplace.
Yeah, it's funny how many apps that cost me money on my iPhone are now free. It's not really overly significant, but fair to point out.
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Apps are a relative non-issue for me. I only really use my phone for reading books, listening to music, and checking my mail/twitter. How the OS manages those is more important. I hate to admit it, but I share Steve Jobs' design OCD. Every icon has to be in the right place, the scrolling has to be totally fluid, and every part of the OS has to look a certain way. The only smartphone OS that can do that is Android. I can move icons wherever I want, instead of being limited to a 1 dimensional compressed grid like on WP7/iOS. I can change the icons, the font, the lockscreen controls, the notification bar color, pretty much everything. That's far more important to me than the number of apps, most of them useless.

(Example of what I'm talking about. You can only do this on Android)

The one thing WP7 has going for it is the Segoe UI font. I like it more than Google's new Roboto font, although I've since switched to the lovely Droid Sans.
    
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Apps are a relative non-issue for me. I only really use my phone for reading books, listening to music, and checking my mail/twitter. How the OS manages those is more important. I hate to admit it, but I share Steve Jobs' design OCD. Every icon has to be in the right place, the scrolling has to be totally fluid, and every part of the OS has to look a certain way. The only smartphone OS that can do that is Android. I can move icons wherever I want, instead of being limited to a 1 dimensional compressed grid like on WP7/iOS. I can change the icons, the font, the lockscreen controls, the notification bar color, pretty much everything. That's far more important to me than the number of apps, most of them useless.

(Example of what I'm talking about. You can only do this on Android)

The one thing WP7 has going for it is the Segoe UI font. I like it more than Google's new Roboto font, although I've since switched to the lovely Droid Sans.
Great points.

I mean, admittedly, I do have a ton of freedom with my Nexus S. It's great not having to jailbreak, yet having all the features... and more. Much more.

It's nice having a phone that works as a hotspot without having to install software from Cydia. >_> How annoying. Android to me is everything iPhone should be.

But Windows Phone 7 is so different. Everything about it makes me look at my phone and find it literally archaic. o___________O
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There are a lot of youtube videos I can't play on the Focus because they are just not available through the youtube app. Small amount but nevertheless unplayable when you want them to. I have a friend that has same phone and he has the same lockup issues like me. I also had to change my battery 8 months into my phone because it would go from full to depleted in like 1 minute out of nowhere!
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There are a lot of youtube videos I can't play on the Focus because they are just not available through the youtube app. Small amount but nevertheless unplayable when you want them to. I have a friend that has same phone and he has the same lockup issues like me. I also had to change my battery 8 months into my phone because it would go from full to depleted in like 1 minute out of nowhere!
Interesting. It could be the phone, though.
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But Windows Phone 7 is so different. Everything about it makes me look at my phone and find it literally archaic. o___________O
Different != better though. Windows Phone 7 is an extremely simple OS. Use it for 5 minutes and you'll have already done everything you can possibly do with the phone (at least that was my experience)

While that's nice for some people who simply want a featurephone with a big screen and smartphone-like features, for someone who's used to a normal smartphone the lack of personalization is painful.
    
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Different != better though. Windows Phone 7 is an extremely simple OS. Use it for 5 minutes and you'll have already done everything you can possibly do with the phone (at least that was my experience)

While that's nice for some people who simply want a featurephone with a big screen and smartphone-like features, for someone who's used to a normal smartphone the lack of personalization is painful.
I will take to consideration everything you've said, thanks. c:
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