Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Jun 2012 20:27 UTC
Google So yeah, Google totally just won the conference showdown by easily beating both Apple and Microsoft. Not only did Google announce Android 4.1 with some really cool new features, a cheap but non-crippled tablet, and a new Android device called the Nexus Q, but they also opened up pre-orders for Google Glass. So yeah.
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RE[6]: Seriously?
by Nelson on Thu 28th Jun 2012 10:49 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Seriously?"
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

I've compiled some quotes from the article you posted criticizing Windows Phone 7's networking stack.

It should prove insightful:

My Lumia 710 connects via WiFi in less than 4 seconds.
- Drumhellar

My girlfriend has a Lumia 800 and has never encountered problems like these.
- WilliamM

I have an HTC Trophy (Verizon's only WP phone), and there's no WiFi problem whatsoever, so I don't think Thom's problem is necessarily an "HTC" problem. I don't know what the cause of his problem is. I've never heard of a general WiFi problem wrt WP (sites like The Verge certainly would've ripped WP to shreds over it, were that the case.)
- MollyC

I agree. This might be a hardware issue. I have a Titan II, and Wifi reconnect (or 3G reconnect after Wifi dropoff) is usually a few seconds, and web browsing is real fast (compared to my old HTC G2 Android phone).
- sukru

yup - my lumia 800 also re-connects to wifi very fast. fast enough i've never bothered timing it (seems nearly instant)
- bitflung

I don't have the HD7, but I do own the LG e900 and I'm not having the same problems you've having with that phone.
- sagum

Like other WP 7.5 commenters, I also don't experience any WiFi issues. I have a Dell Venue Pro, and it connects in about 4 seconds.
- n4cer

Yeah, I've had absolutely no issues with WiFi on my HTC Arrive. It actually connects quicker than my FC16 laptop and iPad.

- helf

Samsung Focus - no connectivity issues here either. Yours does sound like it could be a hardware issue.
- Machester

My email, calendar and message tiles update before my PC apps do... I have my phone next to me... it chimes, I do an update on my PC to get the latest and read them. So I don't know what's up with your phone/network.
- Tuishimi

Under 2 secs on Lumia 900. I think Thom is possessed.
- frostbyte

I have an LG C900 and I have not seen any slow network stuff or broken tiles.
- DDevine

Do you see the trend? Everything points to this being an isolated Thom problem. Yet you penned an entire hit piece article trashing Windows Phone, never issued a retraction or any sort of correction, and continue to pedal the same inaccuracies as if they were some widespread issue.

You're being disingenuous Thom.

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RE[7]: Seriously?
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 28th Jun 2012 10:53 in reply to "RE[6]: Seriously?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Do you see the trend? Everything points to this being an isolated Thom problem. Yet you penned an entire hit piece article trashing Windows Phone, never issued a retraction or any sort of correction, and continue to pedal the same inaccuracies as if they were some widespread issue.


And yet, there were several people saying they had issues as well, as I demonstrated. Even if it's only one out of ten, that's still 10% - which is a lot.

But hey, go ahead believing WP7.5 is the perfect end-all-be-all, pinning every piece of criticism on anti-Microsoft sentiments or me being delibiritely trying to hurt your pet platform (even though I've probably been more positive about WP7 than any other mobile platform).

I'm already used to all the whining from Apple fanboys; a few Microsoft ones I can handle just fine.

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RE[8]: Seriously?
by Nelson on Thu 28th Jun 2012 11:00 in reply to "RE[7]: Seriously?"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29


And yet, there were several people saying they had issues as well, as I demonstrated. Even if it's only one out of ten, that's still 10% - which is a lot.

But hey, go ahead believing WP7.5 is the perfect end-all-be-all, pinning every piece of criticism on anti-Microsoft sentiments or me being delibiritely trying to hurt your pet platform (even though I've probably been more positive about WP7 than any other mobile platform).

I'm already used to all the whining from Apple fanboys; a few Microsoft ones I can handle just fine.


You have three. Make that two, if you read the comment above. The person you quoted states his was an isolated incident and had more to do with Sprint coverage.

Can you find any kind of evidence to suggest this is even a remotely wide spread issue? Any large groups of posts in support forums? Any articles detailing these issues? In fact, if I search google, OSNews is one of the only websites which even shows relevant results. You're the only one writing about this.

Your 10% figure is outlandish, ridiculous, and misleading. Find me any kind of evidence, please, find me anything that proves you're correct.

I don't deny you've written positively about WP7, but it doesn't magically make you right in this case. In fact, you're blatantly wrong, and I think you're the only one who still believes you're right.

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RE[8]: Seriously?
by Morgan on Thu 28th Jun 2012 11:02 in reply to "RE[7]: Seriously?"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

even though I've probably been more positive about WP7 than any other mobile platform


There's no "probably" about it. In fact your consistently positive experiences with the platform is what got me interested in it, long after I had written it off as WinCE/WinMo/PocketPC redux.

I know I sound like a broken record by now, but can't we all just stop arguing and fighting over what is the best platform overall, and realize that we should be focusing on what is the best platform for each of our individual needs?

All of this "my OS is better than your OS" is so boring and repetitive. Folks, use the tool that gets the job done best and be proud of yourself for making an informed choice!

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RE[7]: Seriously?
by MOS6510 on Thu 28th Jun 2012 12:51 in reply to "RE[6]: Seriously?"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

My Lumia 800 works and connects fine.

It does seem it's a personal Thom problem and a bit odd it got promoted to a "there's something wrong with WP 7.5" case.

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