Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Jul 2014 11:37 UTC

I'm lucky. My financial situation allows me to buy several phones and tablets every year to keep up with the goings-on of all the major - and some of the minor - platforms currently competing for prime real estate in your precious pockets. It also means that I am lucky from a psychological point of view - by being able to buy several devices every year, I never fall into the all-too-common trap of choice-supportive bias. I don't have to rationalise my device purchases after the fact, so I won't have to employ all sorts of mental gymnastics to solve any states of cognitive dissonance caused by hardware and software flaws - the number one cause of irrational fanboyism.

And so, I try to rotate my phone of choice around as much as possible. I enjoy jumping from Android to my N9, then onwards to Sailfish, back to Android, and then have some fun with Symbian on my E7 - and beyond. I've got a long list of platforms I want to add to the collection - one white BlackBerry Passport please - but in general, I'm pretty well-rounded.

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Very nice summary
by avgalen on Fri 25th Jul 2014 12:29 UTC
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I have the same feeling about Windows Phone 8.1. With 8 I had lots of complaints and missing features. Black made it somewhat better, Cyan/8.1 puts it on par with the other big 2. Thank you Android for teaching the world how to do notifications.

I never had the "live tiles not updating reliably". And notifications (for email/facebook/whatsapp/Lync) come in on my phone before my laptop at work. I use Wifi for that though, no 2G/3G/4G at all.

I also never had a problem with my Wifi (after coming home from work) not connecting while I had my phone locked. I lock it as soon as I am not using it and it always connects to everything automatically (Wifi at work, bluetooth in the car, Wifi at home). I do notice that "http-updates" take a while but only in the FaceBook app. Pure throughput is never a problem though

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RE: Very nice summary
by Morgan on Fri 25th Jul 2014 13:31 in reply to "Very nice summary"
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I never had the "live tiles not updating reliably"

I had this issue on the HTC Arrive running 7.5, but the upgrade to 7.8 fixed it. I've not had that issue on the WP8 phones I've used.

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