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Old 05-04-2012, 03:57 AM   #1
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Windows Phone 8

Known changes from Windows 7.5:
-Same Kernel as Windows 8 for desktops/laptops/tablets. This means application compatibility with a simple rebuild.
-Multi-core support.
-Multiple screen resolution support (currently only 480x800).
-Skype app.
-Integrated with Windows 8. Zune software no longer necessary.
-Internet Explorer 10 Mobile (can compress data to save on bandwidth).
-Near field communication support for instant transactions.
-Custom skin support in case you don't like the default, all-business skin.

Info about it as well as updates for Android and iPhone coming in June.
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:41 AM   #2
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custom skins... like how droid has it???
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Considering how different the UIs are, I doubt any comparison can be made.

Details are sketchy on what that actually means. Some info here but not much:
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Micro...zation_id29247
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you know how samsung has touchwiz moto's got the blur, and HTC has sense...
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:23 AM   #5
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Meh, I won't get excited until they prove to me they finally figured out how to code a phone OS. All previous attempts have been utter shit.
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Eh? What do you mean?
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:51 AM   #7
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What do you mean what do I mean?
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Ever trying Windows Phone 7.5? Best phone OS I've seen and I'm not alone in this. Don't believe me, do your own research. Most subjective comparisons have Windows Phone 7.5 coming out on top.

Here's a good video but it is kind of long:



And now the Lumia 900 (fantastic phone) dropped from $99 w/ two-year contract to $49. Nothing beats it at that price point. Few competed with it at $99.

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Uh, the GUI is intregral to the OS, not some code slapped on top of the OS to distinguish your product from your gaggle of competitors. It is tile-based and not dissimilar to Metro. I can't see Microsoft abandoning that because it is what makes Windows Phone stand out from the rest (really use to use with touch devices). This is why it isn't very clear what exactly the manufacturers are demanding.
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I have tried it. It sucks. Less apps, less customization, requires Zune software.

It's a piece of shit.
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Unless you use really obscure apps, it's either built in or available on Windows Phone. More is not always better.

The Zune software requirement is going away in Windows Phone/Windows 8.

Android is an iOS clone with customization features. Windows Phone is its own thing, designed completely around small touch screens.
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I use really obscure apps. I also like to tweak. More is absolutely better.

We were talking about 7.5. Removing it for 8 only takes away one bad point so far.

Designed around small touch screens? Are you fucking stupid or just been living under a rock for the past 5 years or so? What do you think Android and iOS are written (and pretty damn well optimized) for?

You have clearly not test driven any iPhones or Android handsets for any appreciable length of time.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:30 AM   #12
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It isn't clear what is going to change in Windows 8. They might just unlock it like Android is so your desktop/laptop/tablet can work as one with your Windows Phone 8. We'll find out more in June.

Windows Phone 7 already passed up 50,000 apps and that was just in 6 months. Developers love coding for Microsoft operating systems so it's just a matter of demand which, if Lumia 900 sales are anything to go by, demand is growing rapidly.

Windows Phone keeps all user elements large so they are easy to touch/swipe. It also minimizes clutter by making larger applications handle more data efficiently (e.g. the People hub). Not to mention, the live data on tiles so you can see everything you want to know without touching anything. These are smart changes directed at usability on small touch screens.

Android and iOS are basically their computer brethren, full-screened with a touch interface. Nothing innovative.
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50k is a drop in a bucket.

There is nothing innovative about big buttons. And Android also has fully customizable live "tiles". Nothing new there either. You can even get big ones.

And I prefer smaller buttons. I can get more in the same amount of space that way, and I have absolutely no usability problems. Not to mention both OSes run just fine, despite your insistence that it actually matters what they chose for their code base. It doesn't matter. All that matters is the results. Which speak for themselves.

Windows phone is just as unoriginal. And it's still a piece of shit. Maybe 8 will change that, but I'm not holding my breath.
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:40 PM   #14
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Doesn't have eye candy? I don't know what eye candy he is referring to, the android face unlock, and many other features make it much better than the competition, and considering he uploaded it almost a year ago, its not even up to date.
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Everything, even check boxes, is animated on Windows Phone.

Android unlocks the same way iPhone does. On Windows Phone, the face shows who is calling, what time it is, the date, any missed calls, if you have data service and the strength, if you are connected to a wireless network and the strength, battery power, if the phone is silenced, information about a received text, and to unlock it, you slide that whole animated screen up and off the screen. To shut down (hold the power button for 5 seconds), you slide it from the half-way point down.
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Everything, even check boxes, is animated on Windows Phone.

Android unlocks the same way iPhone does. On Windows Phone, the face shows who is calling, what time it is, the date, any missed calls, if you have data service and the strength, if you are connected to a wireless network and the strength, battery power, if the phone is silenced, information about a received text, and to unlock it, you slide that whole animated screen up and off the screen. To shut down (hold the power button for 5 seconds), you slide it from the half-way point down.
All also possible on Android.

So, have you actually used any Android devices for long enough to get to know it, or are you pulling garbage out of your ass again?
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Did I say Android couldn't with some third-party mod? No, I said Windows Phone 7 has all of that standard. Good luck finding a mod that works as well and is as full-featured as Windows Phone 7's though. It's integral to the Windows Phone 7 operating system.
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Your right, who would want anything different than what they good company provides, blessed be to heaven our rations of chocolate have been increase also, double good........


http://www.theandroidsoul.com/go-lau...placement-app/

2010 Huh....obviously they stole all these ideas from Windows.

http://www.google.com/search?q=Launc...KqPY2gWD17GmAg
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Ahahaha! Cloned, I knew it! It only scatches the surface of the Metro UI though.


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2010 Huh....obviously they stole all these ideas from Windows.
Windows Phone 7 was paper-launched February 15, 2010. It officially launched in October/Novemeber 2010. It's development started in 2004.


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Most every phone has numbers too. Damn the fucking hippiez, we should patent that.
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Microsoft wanted to simplify the interface and try to be more like Apple. But for some reason, they decided to target the 18-36 year old Neanderthal market.

Exactly how they imagined that playing out, I'm still not quite sure.
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They tried to design the phone and operating system in a way that would differentiate their product from Android and iPhone. When you go to a store selling smart phones, Windows Phone does stand out from Android and iOS because of the UI so I think they succeeded. The question that remains is: is this what the market wants? It's too soon to tell.
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Fuck no it isn't. It looks like a phone OS Leapfrog would make. The cow says moooooo.

And I PREFER 3rd party mods, because then I'm not locked down to what's handed to me stock. I want my phone my way, not the way MS wants me to have it.

Windows Phone is still a piece of shit.
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Ford I'm geniunely curious as to how you do not realize that windows phone is cahbage?
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