Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Nov 2012 21:36 UTC
Windows My new phone arrived today: a blue HTC 8X, running Windows Phone 8. As a huge Windows Phone fan put off by several persistent issues in Windows Phone 7.x, I'm basically giving this platform another shot, and in this day and age such a second chance doesn't come cheap: the 8X is 539 EUR, after all. Here's a few quick first impressions after less than a day of use.
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RE: About the sleeping WiFi
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 15th Nov 2012 00:19 UTC in reply to "About the sleeping WiFi"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

The HD7 took like 10-20 seconds, but the 8X is about a few seconds. Way better, but I'm used to no delay at all :/.

The Mac sync application is very basic, but I like it. It syncs shit. The end. Perfect.

Edited 2012-11-15 00:21 UTC

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RE[2]: About the sleeping WiFi
by Drumhellar on Thu 15th Nov 2012 01:31 in reply to "RE: About the sleeping WiFi"
Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

The Mac sync application is very basic, but I like it. It syncs shit. The end. Perfect.


Beautiful. I wish the Zune app for Windows was simple like that, but it isn't too bad.

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RE[3]: About the sleeping WiFi
by kaiwai on Thu 15th Nov 2012 01:52 in reply to "RE[2]: About the sleeping WiFi"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

The Windows Phone 8 application for Windows 7/8 (the non-Metro) is pretty much like that as well. I only hope that we don't see Microsoft tempted to pollute an otherwise straight forward application into a bloatmoster like iTunes has become.

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RE[2]: About the sleeping WiFi
by kaiwai on Thu 15th Nov 2012 02:05 in reply to "RE: About the sleeping WiFi"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

The HD7 took like 10-20 seconds, but the 8X is about a few seconds. Way better, but I'm used to no delay at all :/.

The Mac sync application is very basic, but I like it. It syncs shit. The end. Perfect.


I hope they regularly update it when compared to the last time I used it which resulted in an update for Windows Phone 7 leaving me unable to sync with my Mac thus pretty much resulting in my giving up and going to purchase an iPhone (it took over 5 months for the fix to be delivered by the Mac Business Unit).

Regarding the future updates, from what I understand you'll be able to bypass the using 'carrier fucking the user over' situation as it exists now in favour f getting updates directly from Microsoft instead. IMHO that is one of the biggest things that are pushing me from Windows Phone 7.5 (Lumia 900) to Windows Phone 8 thus avoiding a long standing issue that impacts Windows Phone and Android users. Hopefully with easier upgrades it'll be quicker upgrades being released with more users adopting them in a shorter space thus spur on developers to take advantage of new features as they arrive. IIRC notifications are apparently coming to Windows Phone 8 but they weren't ready for the RTM - maybe in 6months at the latest?

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chithanh Member since:
2006-06-18

Regarding the future updates, from what I understand you'll be able to bypass the using 'carrier fucking the user over' situation as it exists now in favour f getting updates directly from Microsoft instead.

That is because HTC apparently does not to sell the LTE variant in Europe. At least for LTE phones in the US, this is going to be different.

http://www.theverge.com/2012/10/29/3569688/why-nexus-4-does-not-hav...
"Firmware pushed to devices over the air must be tested and certified"

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