Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd May 2012 21:56 UTC
Windows A few days I switched back to Windows Phone 7.5 as my main smartphone operating system. Why? Well, because I can. I like to change things up every now and then, and blessed as I am with an iPhone 3GS (currently pulling duty at my best friend as her portable gaming device), Galaxy SII with CM9, and an HTC HD7, I have the luxury of doing so. Now that I'm back in the neat, tidy, and straight-lined arms of Windows Phone 7 - three long-standing issues really break the illusion, which all come from one source: the networking stack.
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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by bitflung on Thu 3rd May 2012 15:10 UTC in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
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yup - my lumia 800 also re-connects to wifi very fast. fast enough i've never bothered timing it (seems nearly instant).

also, i don't have a sim card in my lumia (was a dev gift and i haven't cut my trusim down to size yet) - live tiles update fine for me. i haven't noticed any particular delay but i'll fire it up tonight and see if i can observe any odd delay there.

perhaps my mileage varies because i don't have a sim card in place? maybe live tiles try to update over mobile data first (failing entirely in the case described), falling back to wifi only if no mobile data connection is possible? i don't know: what i can say for SURE is that my live tiles definitely update, and there is no possible way for my lumia to have a mobile data connection.

overall i like wp7 a lot. i switched from t-mobile to republic wireless a few months ago, and so my main phone HAS to be CDMA (yuck) and HAS to be the LG Optimus S (yuck again). i've got a trusim in my Nokia E7 that i'm thinking of trimming down to pop into the lumia, but the E7 offers so much more for international travel: better fine grained control of mobile data, integrated voip support (for truphone sip acecss via wifi), and a pentaband 3g radio (or as we call it in the usa now, 4g!). for those reasons i haven't done much with my lumia 800 yet... but it is definitely a slick device and i really wish repulic wireless could support it instead of this crappy LG Optimus S i've got.



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RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar
by Drumhellar on Thu 3rd May 2012 20:27 in reply to "RE: Comment by Drumhellar"
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Oddly, the Weather Channel live tile doesn't update on it's own, unless I get the Nokia-branded Weather Channel app from the Marketplace. The Nokia one works fine.

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