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Really simple for me. Great or not great, I don't want to buy all my hundreds of apps all over again for a new phone.

 

 

That^ is exactly why Google started the Android platform...  so they could sell you non-tangable products and lock you into their ecosystem.

 

 

 

The youth today own nothing, they don't even own albums anymore, they just have the low bit rate DRM MP3's..  they don't own any of it, their lives are controlled by data libraries.. selling & telling you when & where you can use your own products. (Stream, iTunes, Cloud, etc)

 

If you had them on your computer (Windows 7) and the apps you bought were real (& not throw away $0.99 ones), then you'd be able to move them to & from your main OS to your phone. Instead, you are forever locked into pathetic Android devices because you don't want to give up $60 in apps...(?)  the same mentality that Google was banking on when they build their Android ecosystem.   <---

 

Same thing that all you kids fell for, when buying all your iTunes w/drm...      So...  before kids got cheap, they use to BUY their albums, which coincidentally I still have it and can make copies of all of them, or copy it to any one of my devices (Phone, Car, home System, etc...)

 

 

 

So, did you not understand that everything you bought thru the Android Market, was only  for people getting sucked into a marketing Fad...?

 

 

YOUR OWN COMMENTS SUGGEST... that Google has a sucker 4 life, because your unable to leave them....

 

 

 


*Massive facepalm*

ALL mobile platforms lock you into their app ecosystem; there's no app interoperability between iOS, Android and WP7! Try getting the very same app - say, Dead Space - that you purchased from the App Store and run it on an Android or WP7 device. Just do it, I dare you.

What's with you about DRM and low bitrate MP3's? If anything, Google Play allows someone to download their purchased music to their computer via their desktop client, DRM-free and up to 320kbps MP3. I surely would have loved if many music portals use lossless files such as FLAC, but it's not economical due to the file size and many people do not recognize the format at all. In fact, iOS is much more restrictive in terms of audio/video formats because of the limitations imposed on Apple devices; they won't be able to natively play things such as AVI, OGG and MKV without passing through iTunes for file conversion. Android is much more accommodating in this regard - most Android devices can play even the most unknown codecs and containers simply because the OS can support them.

And that bit about Android apps not running on PC; oh boy, how wrong you are. Have you ever heard of BlueStacks? It does exactly what it says; it is a desktop program that can run Android-native apps. Also, some Linux builds such as Canonical's Ubuntu for Android can run Android apps. So... yeah.
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Sadly google just slammed(virtualy)their fist and said ok kids.here is your reward for making android your choice.samsung nexus unlocked 399$this will pretty much soot most of user concern.and if i aint mistaken with latest android.yep google pretty much closed any loop hole, they only need to update this till wp8 is one season old then google is garanted to old the market
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Sadly google just slammed(virtualy)their fist and said ok kids.here is your reward for making android your choice.samsung nexus unlocked 399$this will pretty much soot most of user concern.and if i aint mistaken with latest android.yep google pretty much closed any loop hole, they only need to update this till wp8 is one season old then google is garanted to old the market

What? Try rephrasing that, i honestly don't understand what you're saying rolleyes.gif
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Sadly google just slammed(virtualy)their fist and said ok kids.here is your reward for making android your choice.samsung nexus unlocked 399$this will pretty much soot most of user concern.and if i aint mistaken with latest android.yep google pretty much closed any loop hole, they only need to update this till wp8 is one season old then google is garanted to old the market

Please point out to me a mobile OS (or most OSs for that matter) that allow you to migrate your apps from one to the other?
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Please point out to me a mobile OS (or most OSs for that matter) that allow you to migrate your apps from one to the other?

Well i know the android store keeps track of everything you purchased so you can go to a "my apps" page and download them all over again, saying you registered your android device with the same gmail account. But you could also put the App onto an SD card and transfer it over. Its how i used to put apps onto my Tab sometimes thumb.gif
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The fact of the matter is the Iphone and Android to a lesser extent have software ecosystems that are far and away from what Windows phone offers. Until Microsoft is able to attract the same software support the other two platforms enjoy their phones will continue to languish.

Not only that the Iphone in particular is an extremely impressive piece of hardware. It offends me when people say that WP7 isn't as successful because people are brainwashed by Apple marketing. Microsoft brings in 20 billion profit every year. They are not some little startup with a great product that is gettting crushed by large corporations. Apple simply has a superior product all around.
    
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Well i know the android store keeps track of everything you purchased so you can go to a "my apps" page and download them all over again, saying you registered your android device with the same gmail account. But you could also put the App onto an SD card and transfer it over. Its how i used to put apps onto my Tab sometimes thumb.gif

That's not what he meant, I believe. There's no mobile OS where an app written for it works exactly on another platform. Will the same Evernote app on Android - the very apk file - work on iOS or WP7? No. There are variants of Evernote written for each platform, but the app by itself isn't interoperable with all mobile operating systems.
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Yea ios is the most dynamic of them all.ios getting smacked?(pretty sure 4s is tbhe top dog.but android is so close behind that it become irelevent.now now user are more like how much i get for 400$and on that front google gain
ed a lot yesterday with the nexus hspa+
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That's not what he meant, I believe. There's no mobile OS where an app written for it works exactly on another platform. Will the same Evernote app on Android - the very apk file - work on iOS or WP7? No. There are variants of Evernote written for each platform, but the app by itself isn't interoperable with all mobile operating systems.

Exactly. My question was for the user who claimed Google "suckered" people in by locking them into their app ecosystem. ALL and I mean ALL (at least, the major players to my knowledge) lock you into their app ecosystem. I have had a Windows Phone (Samsung Focus) before and bought apps on it, can't use them on my current phone (iPhone 4S). I have bought tons of apps on my Android phones (Evo 3D, Transformer Prime, Droid RAZR, Nexus One, etc) and I can't use them on my current phone. If I decide to switch yet again I will not be able to use the apps I bought on my iPhone on a different OS.
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