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  1. gdourado07's Avatar
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    Hello, how are you?
    It seems that Google and Microsoft haven't been seeing eye to eye.
    I was wondering how much do you WP8 users miss Native google services, like google maps, gmail, google drive, music, YouTube and such.
    Are the google services a big plus of the android system?

    Cheers!
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    I have YouTube on Windows Phone? ;) So I don't miss any.
  3. Boris Lozac's Avatar
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    I only need Gtalk/Hangouts, and it's a big minus for me..
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    I have not use google services in a long time other then youtube and I have that on my 1020.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Lozac View Post
    I only need Gtalk/Hangouts, and it's a big minus for me..
    this. IM+ is ok, but I have this suspicion they use some kind of alt keyboard. Its never as accurate as say txting and its autocorrect is sub par compared to txting.
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    Got the Lumia 920 3 months ago. I think the Nokia maps (downloadable by region) are much superior to any iOS and Google system. The satnav works brilliantly abroad with zero roaming cost. Unbeatable.

    My wife has the iPhone 4 and she always complains about the poor accuracy of the new apple maps. No way she can navigate abroad without incurring massive cost
    All WP8 apps are out there and the MS Exchange Inbox (merged two of them) are also a much smarter solution than iOS can offer.
    I don't do any gaming and only limited social stuff so I cannot comment on pros and cons there.
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    and videos like this are not gonna help

    Watch how you get Scroogled by Gmail - Bing Videos
    Last edited by crash1989; 08-11-2013 at 10:56 AM.
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    I don't miss anything to be honest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by icstars989 View Post
    this. IM+ is ok, but I have this suspicion they use some kind of alt keyboard. Its never as accurate as say txting and its autocorrect is sub par compared to txting.
    Can't even install that one, says my password is wrong or something, but i doubt it works any better then jiTalk. That one was pretty fine until it completely stopped recieving notifications couple of days ago, now it's useless. Google talk app should work like WhatsApp for example, to always give me push notifications..
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    Its google verification that's messing you up with im+. You have to log in on your computer to accept it. Then the app will work.
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    Still waiting for official YT app as good, as the one taken down by Google. Don't care about the rest of add/invigilation/Google services.
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    @ icsstars

    What do you mean log in on my computer? :)

    EDIT: ok i've changed my password and it works now, cheers :) Will test the app now..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Lozac View Post
    Can't even install that one, says my password is wrong or something, but i doubt it works any better then jiTalk. That one was pretty fine until it completely stopped recieving notifications couple of days ago, now it's useless. Google talk app should work like WhatsApp for example, to always give me push notifications..
    Jitalk works best for me, better than im+ pro
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    I started moving away from Google services, wish Microsoft had bought YouTube instead of Google.

    Funny story is that I started moving before I ordered my Lumia 520 XD
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    Quote Originally Posted by pankaj981 View Post
    Jitalk works best for me, better than im+ pro
    jiTalk doesn't give me notifications anymore. Just installed IM+ and it works great, even the push notifications.
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    Google Drive---Never used.
    Google Music---Messed up my Album art
    YouTube---Metrotube works great
    Google Maps---Here Drive works great.
    Gmail---Outlook is so much better.
    I did miss Google Keep at first, but One Note has helped ease the pain, there. If it would only make phone numbers and email addresses "live" it would be perfect.
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    Slowly moving away from google service since the leave us no choice.
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    When I moved from WebOS to WP8 I switched everything over and have been very pleased with skydrive, Office 365, outlook.com and Skype.
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    I only use youtube as well. So not really missing out on much.
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    why would i miss big brother google? don't use any of their services... no longer look at youtube on the phone as i always have to reboot the phone to get out of there... so not missing anything...
    Palm IV > LG VX4100 > Palm Treo 600 > Palm Centro > Palm Pre Plus > Nokia Lumia 920
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    Don't miss anything.
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    Of all the Google services that exist, I only really use Gmail.
    If that stopped being supported on WP8 then it wouldn't be a huge problem as I have other ways to access it.
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    Almost every service Google offers, Microsoft offers an equivalent which is more often than not a better product. And with all the privacy issues surrounding Google and how they use your data, I don't understand why people still blindly use their services.

    The only one I still use is YouTube because there is no alternative and is the standard platform that is used these days, but I use my Outlook.com email address to sign in to YouTube so I don't even have Gmail.
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    I switched from gmail to outlook when the first ads from google spammed my inbox. When i bought my 1st windows phone i started using Skydrive and so far i am happy with my choice. Only google service i use now is youtube. Mytube is the best youtube client i've seen on any platform.

    So, no i dont miss anything from google. Only thing i miss is the old Google.
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    I don't miss a thing. Of course, I don't use any Google services at all.
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