Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Apr 2012 17:19 UTC
Windows I wish more people who work or have worked for large technology companies were as open, honest, and excited as Steve Wozniak still gets over new technology and gadgets. He recently bought a Nokia Lumia 900 - and he's loving it. So much so, in fact, that he claims it's better than Android and iOS in many respects.
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Comment by Radio
by Radio on Sat 28th Apr 2012 17:44 UTC
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The first few days/weeks, yes, WP7 is nice.
But long-term, its design is too restrictive.

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RE: Comment by Radio
by modmans2ndcoming on Sat 28th Apr 2012 20:13 in reply to "Comment by Radio"
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RE: Comment by Radio
by Quake on Sat 28th Apr 2012 21:36 in reply to "Comment by Radio"
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Develop your reasoning. Explain why it's too restrictive.

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RE[2]: Comment by Radio
by helf on Sun 29th Apr 2012 05:13 in reply to "RE: Comment by Radio"
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He cant, I guess. Like most people posting one-liner trolls.

/me hugs his HTC Arrive with Mango

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RE[2]: Comment by Radio
by No it isnt on Sun 29th Apr 2012 09:36 in reply to "RE: Comment by Radio"
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In many ways. Hardware: you can only get 1 or 1.4 GHz (now also 800 MHz) single core Snapdragon CPUs and 480x800 screens. There isn't a single impressively specced WP7 phone out there, and the low-end is severely unimpressive compared to Android phones at the same price. That makes the WP7 segment of the phone market a sea of mediocrity, and rather expensive compared to Android. Not a single WP7 phone with a decent camera in it.

Software: Microsoft followed Apple's lead in which features they would finish later (but didn't leave out MMS, thankfully). Multi-tasking is still so crippled that their own Skype implementation fails in ways it doesn't on any other platform: it can't run in the background. This will be fixed in WP8, but current phones aren't likely to get that update, meaning they're already obsolete.

I'm pretty sure you still have to use Zune software to 'sync' files between phone and computer as well.

And more.

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RE: Comment by Radio
by AlekosPanagulis on Sun 29th Apr 2012 09:11 in reply to "Comment by Radio"
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Hi agree with you.
I currently own a Galaxy S2. I know Wp7 cause i bought a Samsung Omnia 7 for my wife. I must say it's very intuitive and smooth, much more than iOS and Android. GUI is simply awesome, and extremely original, user-friendly like any other user interface. But, there is a big but. For me is too restrictive. It becomes boring after 2 days. It offers no customizations and very few apps; and for me, used to change everything on my phone every week, it's something i cant accept. On my GS2 i have dozens of utilities installed, i use my device as a mouse on my PC, a GPS with vocal commands, as a terminal to remote control my server and my PCs at work (with TeamViewer), and many others amazing things. Moreover i enjoy the incredible opensource world, and i'm always surprised seeing how good can work an independent team like Cyanogen and how awesome are the roms they release (and also AOKP team and all the cookers on xda).
"Ok" you may say "but you are a 'geek''re not representative of the vast majority of users who barely now what are the possibilities offered by Android and opensource". You are right.
Let's consider my wife. She is a typical medium users. She does not know anything about this. Formerly i had a Galaxy S and she had an Omnia 7. She was happy with her phone. When i bought a Galaxy S2, i asked her if she wanted to sell the Omnia 7 or the Galaxy S. She did not hesitate a second "I want the Galaxy". "Honey, are you sure? Battery is not so god, the operating system is buggy and laggy, camera is worse than Omnia 7, and it does not even have a led flash."
She kept the Galaxy and she like the way she can customize the homescreens with tons of widgets. She like to change the lockscreen, she searches the market for nice applications and cute objects to put on her phone. She even uses feed rss reader widgets to read the latest news about law (she is a lawyer).
Yes, i think WP7 is too restrictive.

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