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post #41 of 62
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Originally Posted by silvergoat View Post

Can I save attachments directly to the phone yet?

Yes... you could do this prior to 8.1 if you wanted. All supported picture types and any PDF or MSOffice file can be saved to the phone's storage.
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post #42 of 62
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The main issue with a lot of this has nothing to do with Microsoft or WP8 anyway. They can't make Google or Mozilla develop for WP8 if they don't want to. I'm sure a lot of people would like to have Chrome, Firefox or Thunderbird on WP, but Google and Mozilla are too busy trying to push their own mobile OS and not about to do anything to help Microsoft with theirs.

 

Mozilla explained when WP launched that they would not deliver a compromised browser. IE on Windows Phone has access to necessary APIs that is privileged to only IE and a hand full of 1st party apps that 3rd Party apps are barred from using. There's no such restriction on Android, which is why Firefox is there. Its similar to iOS, which restricts apps from running an ECMAScript engine that is not used by Webkit. FirefoxOS doesn't directly compete with other smartphone OSes so it doesn't pay to willfully ignore other platforms. Google on the other hand, won't support Windows Phone at all due to Microsoft constantly attacking its efforts at all angles outside of the marketplace(patent disputes). IOS/iPhone was already popular so, they would have a harder time ignoring 40% of the smartphone marketshare.

post #43 of 62
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Originally Posted by silvergoat View Post

Can I save attachments directly to the phone yet?
I did that on my Windows 7 Tango phone.
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I'd like it if my WP8 didn't refuse to send text messages 95% of the time, did they fix that? It started about 3 updates ago and never got fixed.
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I'd like it if my WP8 didn't refuse to send text messages 95% of the time, did they fix that? It started about 3 updates ago and never got fixed.

I have never had that issue.
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post #46 of 62
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I have never had that issue.

I thought it was just my phone but forums for various service providers have complaints of the same thing, and I gathered that it was an update to the phone that caused it. It is extremely frustrating and I've had my phone replaced 3 times because of it to no avail. It appears to only affect the HTC 8X, not the Nokia ones.
Edited by Scorpion49 - 4/29/14 at 6:39am
post #47 of 62
Yeah that is a new one to me. Though most everyone I know uses Verizon so that may have something to do with it.
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post #48 of 62
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FirefoxOS doesn't directly compete with other smartphone OSes
Really? So they created it just for fun, and have no intention of trying to take marketshare from other mobile OSes?
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Google on the other hand, won't support Windows Phone at all due to Microsoft constantly attacking its efforts at all angles outside of the marketplace
That's a two-way street. Google has the upper hand in the mobile market to the same extent that Microsoft does in the desktop OS market, and they've used this position to obstruct Microsoft whenever they can, such as when MS developed a better YouTube app than Google's own, and Google first blocked it, then later invoked some arcane rule in their terms of service to make them withdraw it altogether.

Google's business practices and constant spying on the users of its services make the Microsoft of the late 1990s look a paragon of business ethics. I'm not at all sympathetic to Microsoft getting a taste of its own medicine, but Google is as bad as Microsoft ever was. Actually worse, since they're making all this money and got into this position on the backs of the open-source community. At least Microsoft got rich actually writing their own operating systems.
     
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How?

searched and found nothing online
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Some good reviews. You know I've been thinking of going Windows phone lately. Android to me has gotten worse since Gingerbread. My current phone is supposed to be updated to KitKat within the next few weeks. If I don't see much improvement, I might just jump ship.
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