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Originally Posted by crust_cheese View Post

Not one, nay, TWO adverts with terrible music.

wait, none of that advice included "fire yourself"?
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I'll flash it on to my Note2 tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by coachmark2 View Post

WP8. Is the true alternative.

I'll be there in 3 months. So happy to get rid of android.
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Originally Posted by yannickhk View Post

What's with the android logo at 0:50?
And I agree, WP8 is the only and best alternative to android and ios right now.

It absolutely is the best alternative. In fact I would say this. iOS and android are TERRIBLE alternatives to WP8. Especially if you own a PC with a Windows 8 OS on it.
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Originally Posted by Artikbot View Post

Sorry, I'll stick to Android. I wouldn't call a 'feel free to modify' platform, with an open and vastly documented SDK to build whatever you want a 'dead end'. And once you get inside the mill, you just become a customization junkie.
In fact, it's been Android what's making me start to steer clear from Windows as my main OS.


It is a dead end because you have to be willing to do a few things

1) Void any warranty or contract you have with a phone carrier to actually get an OS update. (this won't be a problem with WP8)

2) Download ROMs from some very unsecure parts of the internet (don't even try claiming that most of them are secure most of the Android help places I went to they linked you to ROMs that had confirmed malware sure some sites are good most aren't IF I want an update it should be directly from the OS manufacturer.. Very hard to do with android)
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Originally Posted by ryboto View Post

Um...Meego was around before WP, right? Even if it wasn't, it's definitely not a WP clone...maybe do some reading of the actual article?
It's running on a single core Cortex A8 based SOC.....


Not unless it was released pre 2000 no it wasn't But then again I was counting Windows Mobile OS

Windows Phone was released in 2010 I believe

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Originally Posted by james8 View Post

eh? I thought Windows Phone 8 and Nokia Lumia 920 = alternative to Android and iOS. srsly WP8 has the best chance at this as they have 33% developer interest, quite close to the 50% cutoff

I agree.. I am REALLY excited to switch to a Windows 8 ecosystem. Finally being able to do the same things from my Phone x86 Tablet and Computer with no 3rd party gobetween! Transferring files and data between all 3 seamlessly. Its about damned time!
 
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post #64 of 118
If the user interface and transition animations are as smooth as WP8 I'm sold.
Good luck.
    
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Whatever I wouldn't change android for nothing.It has to be way too good.

My resurrection remix aokp based rom for the S2 and S3 is awesome.Much more features than any iphone or official android rom.(That is my opinion not saying the others suck,don't misunderstand me please)

And im sure future android versions will outperform this,I really don't think google is gonna let them win that easily.Im also sure they are aware of this and are always working on a new android to outperform the competition.
 
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Windows Phone 8 is the only other phone OS I want....thumb.gif
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That's interesting to me. I have WP8, but never owned a WP7.
If I hold the back arrow all the apps running are displayed, similar to alt-tab in Windows(except its not a thumbnail, its show the apps current screen) Then I touch the app I want, and that app takes up the whole screen instantly. Is that different than WP7?
Edit: Windowsphone.com says that functionality is in WP7, too. Are you trying to open the app from the app list, instead of holding the back key? Cause that relaunches the app.

No I know how to do it, it's just the implementation is terrible, in my opinion. It works exactly as you say, but the process is really slow compared to, say, the iPhone's app switcher. Why do I need a pseudo fullscreen image of my saved app states? It slows down the process -- on the iphone it's a double click followed by a click on the app you want. That's three clicks, only limited in speed by your ability to tap. However, with wp7/8, you have to hold down back for a specified period of time, which sucks if you can do it faster yourself. Then, you need to swipe to the correct screen, which isn't trivial if you have multiple apps open (swipe too fast and you may pass your app, and you have to go back slowly, pausing your finger very deliberately over the right screen). What I think it should do is activate a screen that looks exactly like the start menu, but instead of how the start menu opens up the app from its home, it should just return you to the saved state. That would be so much nicer and easier to use. I rarely use the app switcher these days because I find myself tapping the back button X times instead. Even if it's not any faster, it's not as frustrating.
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Meh, just talk.

Windows Phone 8 is the real alternative.
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This looks like Windows Phone mixed with Android...nothing extremely groundbreaking. It does look nice though.
    
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It's running on a single core Cortex A8 based SOC.....

So is my Neo V, and it is butter smooth under MIUI Jelly bean.
   
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