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I use a Windows phone because I can do more with it, get more accomplished. It is a very versatile mobile OS in regards to doing business (MS Office, skydirve, sync across devices), keeping current (news, weather, etc), entertainment (games, movies,streaming), the camera on my 1520 is out of this world, and on top of all that I can customize it how I see fit with little to no restriction. I personally think it is a flashy OS, more so then IOS which took them years to finally start getting a few options to personalize.

I never have owned an Android so I can not comment but I can tell you my close friend has android and seems to have more issues then I care to deal with. I have owned many iphones before finally going to the Lumia 900, last iphone I owned was the 4s. The iphone is a great phone as well, but for me I just could not do all that I wanted to with it.

We own several Android devices, however I chose to use WP for 2 reasons:

1 - the design is really my thing. I feel the home screen with pinned square tiles so intuitive and pleasing, that I have installed on my Android tabled an app that would replace the standard launcher with one that imitates WP. Some people don't like it, but I felt it is my thing from the moment I first saw it.
2 - the platform itself allows me to make my own apps very easily. Programming for Android is hell. WP's development ecosystem is way superior. You can even make WP apps directly on your phone. Android can't touch that.

It came as a bonus that I receive updates directly from Microsoft, and not from the phone maker, like it is with Android. I have an android device capable of running the latest version of Android, but I can't update it because the manufacturer didn't see fit to pass that update. It's bollocks.
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2 - ...You can even make WP apps directly on your phone. Android can't touch that.

Explain yourself.
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Thank you MS, I am very please the battery life has been addressed.
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Ok, so, Who Do I need to Add?

Also, maybe we can get the hipsters to adopt windows phone tongue.gif
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Ok, so, Who Do I need to Add?

Me. Upgraded to a black Lumia 1520... 32GB version.
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Ok, so, Who Do I need to Add?

Also, maybe we can get the hipsters to adopt windows phone tongue.gif

Add me please. Lumia 925. http://www.overclock.net/t/1327631/official-windows-phone-8-club-thread/750_30#post_22182970
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I never have owned an Android so I can not comment but I can tell you my close friend has android and seems to have more issues then I care to deal with. I have owned many iphones before finally going to the Lumia 900, last iphone I owned was the 4s. The iphone is a great phone as well, but for me I just could not do all that I wanted to with it.
It's been that way with any Android device I've ever seen that wasn't at the high end. I tell people all of the time that Android owes its success to two things--the price is right, and the integration with all of Google's services. It runs crappy on anything that's not high-end hardware, and it would have been a total non-starter if fast ARM hardware wasn't so readily available.

I had an Android tablet for several months, dual-core 1 GHz, Android 4.0, and it was absolutely no fun to use--too slow and laggy. Ended up giving it to a friend. And yet, my Lumia 520 has the same CPU and graphics capabilities, displays at the same resolutions, and is entirely competent even with WP 8.1 installed. Incidentally, I got ahold of an 820 the other day, installed WP 8.1 on it, and the thing just flies--on a 1.5 GHz dual Snapdragon S4. An Android phone would barely be tolerable with that hardware.

The iPhone 4s and higher are all well-done, but I'm just not a big fan of Apple. Actually ended up using WP because I like Nokia hardware. Ironic that just as they're exiting the business, Microsoft finally delivers a version of WP that's worthy of the hardware it's running on.
     
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