155 posts • joined Wednesday 14th November 2007 01:55 GMT
Re: Microsoft account needed for Facebook? ??
I just drags an icon onto the taskbar. What exactly are you saying you can't do? (running 8.1)
Re: 'Last EVER REAL Nokia' phone
If by "disaster" you mean the fastest growing mobile platform then ya sure...
Re: What lack of app?
nothing like 5 down votes for an accurate statement....
Re: Thanks for the consumer review
+1 for managed heaps :p
Re: Scary and unbelievable
Oh no!! positive comment regarding a company that is cool to hate!! DOWN VOTES FOR YOU!
Why don't we discuss the basics more as opposed to raw features.
For example how easy or fast it is to post to Facebook, or find an app, or make a call.
Seems like we only focus on a check list of features and not whether or not a device is any good at the things all smartphones do, because they are core to the experience.
Re: looks like a great midrange handset
I have a 920 and my experience with the batter is that is will last at least a day with plenty of reddit and work email and news reading.
for a while I worked in a building with crappy cell coverage and the phone was constantly working to maintain an Edge connection. This clobbered the battery and I'd have to put it on the charger to get it to last during the bus ride home. I'd almost prefer the phone just gave up and told me it didn't have any reception.
But I moved to a new building and the battery life is back to normal / fully day usage patterns
but it doesn't have instagram so what are they going to do with all those nice pictures?
Re: That old not-really Petronius quote comes to mind
love the reward people get for negativity in this crowd. Doesn't matter what the situation is. If you can post something clever and snarky the crowd loves it. Not actual substance or anything resembling an argument.
Re: "XBOX Vista" already dead?
you're sooooo right. I mean XBOX one sold out on amazon in four hours....... Wait...
A quote from Amazon:
“We were thrilled by the unprecedented demand we saw for Xbox One today. In the first four hours of preorder availability, we sold through most of our Xbox One Day One Edition inventory. Customers eager to get an Xbox One should visit our store at Amazon.com/xboxone to ensure they keep up-to-date on the latest information. We are excited to be working with Microsoft to deliver the next generation of games and entertainment,” said John Love, the director of U.S. video games and software at Amazon.
Read more at http://venturebeat.com/2013/06/10/xbox-one-amazon-preorders-almost-completely-sell-out-within-four-hours/#3dUCAbFy2Y7wDlcI.99
I don't think all of the hysteria is warranted
Not jarring in 8.1
Re: Dragon Animation
how many apps can you actually use at one time? I can a hundred apps on one screen with the classic desktop but I can't actually use all 100.
Go to the desktop and use file explorer. The Photo app in win 8 is such a pile of crap....
Bunch of nancies
The more I dig into this win 7 vs. win 8 issue and what "benefit" is missing from the new menu the more I think it's a bunch of pansies calling for Waambulance. The old win 7 menu is a cramped POS.
@Shagbag Re: beyond a joke
No wants this OS??
"making Windows Phone the fastest growing OS sequentially."
Re: So Fugly it's mother would feed it with a catapult
except for: http://blogs.wsj.com/tech-europe/2013/03/21/windows-phone-8-nominated-for-design-of-the-year/
and other design awards it has won.
You can keep you vanilla anti-Ms crap to yourself. Its quite boring.
because they are doing well through other channels... Samsun is doing a great job without having Samsung stores...
Re: Translation from BS to normal speech...
did anyone read how WP market share has doubled?
Re: oh good
What exactly makes it shit? I hear a lot of negative stuff about it, but what does it not do that is should do? What is the bar for mediocre and what is missing from the surface RT to hit that bar?
So far a lot of smoke but no fire.
Can you cite a source?
I haven't heard response times for iDevices quoted before. Do you have a link to a credible source?
Re: chalk one for the good guys
"if Microsofts OS were more resilient" how do you prevent uneducated users from installing malware? You can go the walled garden approach such as the surface RT but then people complain that it is not an open platform....
Re: Not so bad
Not to mention screen specs, wireless charging, NFC, camera, OS.
What I don't get is why in reviews it is never mentioned how it takes less time to do everyday tasks in WP than in android or iOS. Reviews are always just a feature set comparison. the Smoked by windows phone series seems to be a pretty good indication that the things you do most are easier on WP.
Re: Not so bad
I agree. the 920 has a lot of good stuff
Re: No, this phone is WP8
how is it obsolete? How did you measure obsolescence?
How is it a featureless wasteland?
What does it say it can do and does not?
So much bad info out there.
Re: A bargain
@Manu: How did the boycott go?
Re: You all keep forgetting.
what Dana said...
Also remember that your own individual experiences will always be anecdotal. Meaning you should stop extrapolating the needs of an entire country off of your single data point of an experience.
Re: Shine going off your business?
*cough* surface pro *cough*
Look at her burn!!
oh wait... looks like windows and ms are doing fine..
Re: The Surface is an excellent tablet
Same here. The search and share charm make it sooo much easier to do common tasks. I can't for the life of me understand why MS marketing doesn't focus on how the common stuff is easier. The shit you do all day every day takes less effort.
Re: True innovation - and laziness?
you are just talkin' mess.
Why would you spend the resources to take it out especially is the actual server and desktop OS still need that code? Why would you spend the time and money to remove a scenario that you can only get to by screwing with the boot loader? What % of smart phone owners do that?
You my friend would make a terrible dev manager and or PM.
At some point
all this negativity towards MS will wind down.
MS is now one of the most ethical companies : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/17/microsoft-most-ethical-company_n_837003.html
And the make good kit like WP8 in the 920:http://conversations.nokia.com/2012/12/31/12-awards-the-nokia-lumia-920-won-in-2012/
and the surface / surface pro.
I don't like iPads but I don't run my mouth about how they suck because they are a well built device.
Re: 200 percent
I get the sense that you don't have a lot of experience developing on WPF or WinRT. It scales just fine. Go create a winRT app and deploy to the simulator to test on different resolutions. I think you'll see that most win 8 apps will probably work just fine.
buzz word bingo
what the hell does that even mean. You just jammed a bunch of tech words you head one time to make it sounds like you had a legit idea.
"heat mapping with analytics "???? please create a working prototype
I like how you make this generalization about the one software company that patches its software faster and more regularly than any other software shop.
admit it. It's just hip to be negative and cynical about everything with the Reg community.
Re: Ms hate
I didn't mean to imply that its not ok to direct some hate. It was a genuine question as to why. I realize that genuine questions on the interWebz are hard to come by so I understand the confusion.
However I do have more genuine questions regarding some of your comments.
How exactly do the bamboozle "us" and why should I think their licensing is purposely misleading?
Its weird that there is all this hate towards MS still. The anti trust stuff is long over. There is plenty of choice in the tech world. Why is it so vogue to hate that company?
@AnotherNetNarcissist Re: Yeah, I've got an issue with Android...
How so? are you referring to windows phone 7.5? It is still supported. you are getting 7.8. Why does "supported" mean to you?
Any the negativity continues
The El Reg crowd is a rather negative bunch. I can't recall an single article that's been met with positivity or enthusiasm or intellectual honesty.
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