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Absolutely not, the upcoming windows 10 redstone 3 will solve the app problem once and for all, making the windows phone platform the ONLY platform that supports professional software. This bickering about wanting to compete with toys (Android/IOS) is not constructive. When the IPhone came it was a gimmick, a toy, but a toy that showed future potential to become something more than a mobile play station. IOS and Android never got that, they are best in class at producing toys and indeed that is not what Microsoft should even try to compete with. Instead MS is doing the one thing that will make it the winner in the very near future, working on making the smartphone into a mobile workstation with telecom capabilities build in. An all in one device. Leave the catching of pokemons to children and OS'es for children -> IOS /Android. The Lumia 950 and 950 XL are a great first step in that direction, now the goal is almost reached and come September or so, redstone 3 will make the final step. Can't wait to buy the next gen Microsoft Phone devices.

I'm a Windows fan, had every single wp device that was ever released. I went to the s7 edg3 last year and it was sluggish at times.

I just got the Galaxy 8+ and haven't seen as much as a stutter since

Windows Modern UI and the great Windows Phone settings dialogs for Android please! That might finally make that rag rug people call Android usable :)

It would be dissapointing and frustrating to me. I have waited long for this platform to be consolidated, and don't matter to wait a little more to see all those efforts to succeed. The only idea is unacceptable to me. Please Microsoft, don't betray us, loyal users. I don't like Android at all.

According to streamlive.to website, they have plug-in for Kodi that allows user to watch US TV live, as long as you are in US and sign up for a free account in their website. Anyone in US would like a try?

No paid plug-in necessary. mydigitallife

*Off topic rant here . . . how crappy is it that I have to use Chrome to make this reply?  The Creator's Update really messed up Edge.

"Should Microsoft ditch Windows Mobile and embrace Android?"

Some other pressing questions are:

Should the St. Louis Rams move to Los Angeles? Should the Democrats nominate Hillary Clinton? Should Samsung recall all Note 7 phones? Should Hollywood make an all-female reboot of Ghostbusters?

Well, you get the idea.

Swipe from the right already brings up the all apps list.  Maybe swipe from the bottom could bring up all apps, so we can accomodate android users ;) 

Nokia was the reason i jumped to windows.Now microsoft not releasing builds for my lumia 930 im waiting for nokia 9

Works for me in Edge. Assuming you mean reply to comment on this site. Replied via Edge.  

I'm sure it was a Microsoft slide where they said they could contain the Facebook app (or some relevant part of it) within the My People window.
I think they were explaining how the old WP7 integration wasn't popular with the likes of FB and twitter because the user bypassed the official apps.
The My People concept still requires these 3rd party apps, but is still a way to integrate multiple social networks in one place.

I'll wait till next public event at Build 2017 to see what Microsoft has to say. I just hope all of these talks are only rumors. Thinking of the OS as a UWP sounds weird to me the idea of cutting the phone business. Maybe they are going to ralent their investments in new smartphones, but they will continue upgrading the features for phones to bring the same experience across all its platform. The transition to this new platform has been painful for the Company as well as loyal users, but I think it's worth time and finally will bring us to a successful end. Once the platform is consolidated, Xamarin will be the key for developers to spread the apps across all kinds of devices.

I'll wait till next public event at Build 2017 to see what Microsoft has to say. I just hope all of these talks are only rumors. Thinking of the OS as a UWP sounds weird to me the idea of cutting the phone business. Maybe they are going to ralent their investments in new smartphones, but they will continue upgrading the features for phones to bring the same experience across all its platform. The transition to this new platform has been painful for the Company as well as loyal users, but I think it's worth time and finally will bring us to a successful end. Once the platform is consolidated, Xamarin will be the key for developers to spread the apps across all kinds of devices.

Maybe that is clear, but don't answer an 'is it this or that' question with 'yes'.  My People will only be available in insider builds until the Fall when the next Whatever-it-is-called Update rolls out to the production build.  This is integral to the OS experience so it will wait for the Update. There will likely be some app updates that show up in insider, that may hit regular users before the OS update, and there will be app updates that depend on the OS update and will only be seen by insiders until then. 

Yes i also observed that 1320 is running same like it runs on 8.1
No heating issues.
No lagging.
All apps and system apps working.
Glance is not present though...but its not very important.

I'll wait till next public event at Build 2017 to see what Microsoft has to say. I just hope all of these talks are only rumors. Thinking of the OS as a UWP sounds weird to me the idea of cutting the phone business. Maybe they are going to ralent their investments in new smartphones, but they will continue upgrading the features for phones to bring the same experience across all its platform. The transition to this new platform has been painful for the Company as well as loyal users, but I think it's worth time and finally will bring us to a successful end. Once the platform is consolidated, Xamarin will be the key for developers to spread the apps across all kinds of devices.

If they were to have a phone powered by android with a unified windows AND google store wouldn't that work? Windows phone did used to have apk support meaning that it has the ability to run android apps, some people could but they just lacked the google play services. So if Microsoft worked with android on a unified store android could add that to all its devices thus unifying all android with windows and that would be great for everyone.

Either the sd617 or sd625. Can't remember which. Thought about getting this one for the wife but got her the regular axon 7 since it had the sd820.

That's actually very insightfull. There are pros and cons to this Insider thing. While they get to wring out some of the bugs in new features, they don't get to benefit from the wow factor of new feature sets being released.  I was pretty underwhelmed when I loaded CU on my work PC, because I had been using all the new stuff on my Insider box(es) all along. There are actually a lot of new things that happened over the past 6 months, that are not obvious, and weren't well advertised as coming with CU to folks who were running AU, and the normal updates.  

This thing feels a bit like the old Windows Phone People Hub to me. People seemed to like that, but the social networks didn't want their brands diluted. Maybe we can get past that. Maybe we can get something similar back into WP.  

I hope not, this would be similar to how oculus went wrong releasing without motion controllers..

In terms or profits, Microsoft would be best trying to make their own unique devices running Windows. Why? Because each phone OS is structured a different way. Apple makes the software AND the hardware. Very stable, but very expensive. Google makes the software, but open sources it to hardware manufacturers. Very unstable, but very cheap. Microsoft makes the software, but LICENSES it to hardware manufacturers. This makes it moderately stable since MS and manufacturers work together, and makes tech offered at a range of prices (often lower than Apple). This is BY FAR my favorite system. I'd prefer they take a new approach to their products, but Microsoft should still have a key role in providing a good stable OS, and not rely on Android.

That MS eco-system does include the Mail app, which does include GMail right now. So if you use this, it does allow the option to mail someone in your contacts via GMail. With the new Google compatibility, the People app should be able to sync with your Google contacts. That may be via a MS account, which I understand some may be adverse too. It doesn't cost anything and does open up a lot of things if you are on a MS platform. Even the Skype thing can be useful. You can still keep your original Skype Name and just link the accounts, I believe. Don't have to quit using desktop Skype, but this would provide some quick access, when the full blown option isn't neaded..quick text for instance, if you use Skype for messaging. 

This whole thing is interesting, and I imagine some will find it useful. I'm a bit underwhelmed, but I didn't grow up with instant social. I wrote letters and mailed them most of my life. E-mail was amazing, and SMS is brilliant. I just don't live in a world where instant access to 'all' my contacts is needed. My kids do. My grandkids even more so, so I get it. People seem to talk about this as a business plus, but I don't see it that way. Seems more personal, but that again may be my background and today's young [under 40, ;) ] workers may embrace this. I actually find it interesting that this reminds me a whole lot of the People Hub when WP started. That would make more sense to me personally, so I hope this makes it to Windows Mobile in some form. Yea, no task bar on my 950XL, so they need to find some other way. I do have special people pinned to my Start page/screen, so embellishing what pops up when I tap one, with better stuff would be nice. If that happens, I would even like to see the option of pinning to Start vs Task Bar for the PC. Task bar can get pretty full with Cortana, Desktop manager, notifications, time, ink, battery, etc. actions/icons, not to mention open apps.

I do not want or need a complete OS on a 4” to 6” device that needs a huge amount of ram, the fastest processor available, to run a full OS that occupies a huge size, making my phone a very expensive piece of kit, in my pocket! And still have to replace it every couple of years?

This will not even be a niche market; it will be dead on arrival. The idea of a common core while keeping the rest streamlined to each device type and common apps was Microsoft chance a couple of years ago. It is too late for Microsoft, Google beat them, and the difference is that it will succeed because they already have the apps. I am sure that even Apple will do the same and bring their app store to MacOS in the near future.

Microsoft showed that it is ignoring their users/customers, even more when everybody running windows 10 is a Microsoft beta-tester; I no longer see the point on discussing anything Microsoft anymore.

Obviously they don't feel that its just "A Bluetooth UI bug" and thats why it's Fast Ring and not RP. When it has enough user feedback, and its ready, they will move it to Slow Ring, then RP and then to regular release.

If they had moved it right to a regular release and it had some unforeseen issue or bug, you would be the first one complaining that they didn't bother getting user feedback with insider builds before releasing it!!

I can't get MyPeople to actually do anything. The icon is in the system tray but clicking it does nothing

It is not the fact that cortana is taking resoures, it is wondering what the hell it is sending back to Microsoft, it have to be sending something back, other wise MS would allow it to be disabled compleaty.  If I go through the effort of truning off cortana and hiding it, then what make Ms think that just because it is still running int he background I am going to change my mind?  this is why I think it is senid more infop back to Micrsoft as if they do not do enough spying with windows 10 as it is. One reason why I have gone back to windows 8.1

 

All I want from an Os is to be able to erun the software and hardware I want to run and use, not waht MS think I want at least with Windows 8.1 it is possible to ignore the apps, try doing that on Windows 10.
The windows 10 start menu is awful, it is hybrid disasterm a right mess. Ms looked at Windows 8 start screen, saw that filed with the tiles and still put tiles in a start menu. 

 

I bet this will be downvoted by the MS fans,  but I do not give a monkeys, people should stop wearing blionkers and look at what Ms is trying to do, before it is too late and be sucked into the Ms eco system with no choice.

 

 

 

How exactly do I disable Android bloatware to allow for any of this? I have to make do with the bare minimum of storage that LG has graced me with, and every bare minimum software update has forced me to delete the apps I wanted to download. I've tried rooting, but cannot seem to crack into it. My phone's warranty has expired, so that's not a concern. An article that details these steps would be most appreciated.

Yeah. Two Microsoft apps that annoy me in the state they are now. First up, Groove. There are a lot of songs that don't seem to download for offline use. It's not copyright stuff, just get an error when trying to download a lot of songs. And they keep error out on my offline playlists. Very annoying and already posted this on uservoice. Next up, Outlook. It's baffling a basic feature like editing or even adding a contact is simply not possible on the Outlook app. Also, contact pictures are not being synced. Oh and the sync is one way, not two way. But I already solved this by using Nine instead of Outlook. Nine absolutely CRUSHES the Outlook app in features and customizability. If you're a Microsoft guy on Android, check out Nine. You can thank me later.

Android phones are easy to use they really are. just put the icons you want to use most on your home screen and then press on the icon for the app you want. 

 

I'll try with the other device but it doesn't show up in my xbox store... Is it only available in the us?

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