- 06-20-2012, 06:25 PM #1
I'm very strongly considering making WP my next operating system (I have trust issues with Google). I love the fluidity of the user interface, and I love the Metro look. I love the ability to customize the phone with live tiles, and now with differently sized titles. My only concern is app availability.
So, I'm curious: in your experiences, have you always been able to have some kind of app that fulfills your needs? From gaming apps to apps meant to increase your productivity, have you felt like WP needs more apps? Or have you generally been able to do everything you want to do with your smartphone?
(On my Android phone, I've wished my apps could be as pretty as the iPhone versions, but otherwise I really haven't even thought about iOS.)
06-20-2012, 06:37 PM #2
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I haven't had any problems, but their are some omissions that others obviously care about. Pandora comes to mind, but I know that there are 3rd party solutions.
Play around with one in a store and see if you like it. Also, consider the fact that a clean brake in the OS is coming in a few months. If you want a multi-core, NFC-capable, higher resolution screen-having phone, you may want to wait for WP 8 devices.Xbox Live Gamertag: DanSmithKY
- 06-20-2012, 06:55 PM #3
I would wait for the WP8 devices. It's more "future proof."Phone History (hopefully in order): Samsung SGH-D407 > AT&T (HTC) Tilt > Sony Ericsson W580 > Blackberry Curve 8900 > Sony Ericsson C901 > HTC Touch Pro 2 > Blackberry 9700 > iPhone 3GS > Motorola Defy > Blackberry 9650 > iPhone 4 > Nokia E71 > Dell Venue Pro > HTC Titan > HTC Titan II > Lumia 900 + Samsung Galaxy Exhibit > Nokia Lumia 920 + Nokia Lumia 521 + Motorola RAZR V3xx
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06-20-2012, 07:00 PM #5
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App selection will be better with WP8...a lot better. At this point, it might be advisable to wait for WP8 for better app selection, higher-res screens, and faster processors.
That said, I don't run into many problems even with WP7. Nook and Pandora and Instagram are three obvious ones. Words with Friends was just added, so strike that off the list. Game selection isn't as good as iOS. But most apps you'd ever want are there. There are numerous RSS feed programs, weather applications, weather programs, etc...app selection hasn't been something that bothers me (except for Nook and Pandora).
- 06-20-2012, 07:07 PM #6
I disagree with those saying "wait for W8". If you want the experience now, I say go for it, but NOT on contract. There are plenty of used and off contract (even 2nd gen) WP7 devices that are affordable off contract. Samsung Focus S, Focus 2, Titan, Samsung Focus Flash, etc. All of those that I've named have FFC and Mango. If you want the experience now, go for a used off contract device. As far as me "missing" any apps, I wish I had Hulu but hope it's coming. For the most part, I've found great alternates. Would like to get on Instagram and Pinsation before the trend dwindles though
- 06-20-2012, 07:34 PM #7
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