Anonymous, 05 Jan 2017Funny. Your friend might be a teenager or something, and he might care more about games and ot... moreYeah but you're still limited to one window at a time...Samsung may go further with this
Will it be able to run developer tools like Eclipse, Android Studio, etc, in a multitask mode, like Windows does?
Will we be able to build apps as if we were in front of the notebook?
If so, this is excelent news.
Anonymous, 04 Jan 2017Because differentiation is the bread and butter of OEMs. Without it nobody would choose you, t... moreFunny. Your friend might be a teenager or something, and he might care more about games and other fun things to do on his phone.
I've just switched from the OnePlus 2 to the Lumia 950XL and this phone is in a whole different league. Miles ahead of the OP2. Almost everything is better on the Lumia:
- user interface (live tiles vs. boring static icons or buggy widgets),
- more homescreen customization options (different tile sizes, transparency options, background masking options, able to place shortcuts for contacts, files, notes, websites, etc. on the homescreen, change colorschemes vs. changing icons and icon positions on Android)
- light/dark menus that actually look good,
- less menus and submenus, more organized,
- visibly faster,
- much better battery life,
- security [apps running in sandboxed mode] (highly secure device vs. almost no protection against new viruses/malware on Android),
- no need for weekly or monthly restarts (OP2 needed at least 3-4 restarts a week in order to function like it did in its first day),
- better keyboard, better assistant, better messaging,
- better MS Office support, better email sync,
- better multitasking,
- more useful features than we have on Android,
- better image editing apps, better video editing apps,
- better Youtube apps (NO ADS; playing while the phone is locked; playing while using other apps)
And the list goes on. Apart from missing a couple of apps, Windows provides a much better user experience than Android.
Anonymous, 04 Jan 2017You haven't used a Windows phone in the past 6 months, did you? Otherwise you wouldn't be talk... moreApparently neither Microsoft did. The OS is as good as discontinued. Remind when the last flagship was released... fail OS, for real life failures...
anon4321, 04 Jan 2017I'm forced to use android on a daily basis - it's nothing short of utter crap. 10 years and de... moreUse Pixel next time. The only android phone (the rest are bad imitations).
It's like buying Chinese iphone knock off and blaming Apple for it. Google merely open sources android to let others use it, doesn't mean that you get the same thing.
Google Pixel on 4GB of RAM is like the fastest thing ever. Never lags, never hangs, never dissapoints. The Ironman of phones.
AnonD-392127, 04 Jan 2017"lack of basic functions, lack of real backgrounding, clanky interface.". Please stop smoking ... moreBecause differentiation is the bread and butter of OEMs. Without it nobody would choose you, they would be nameless OEMs like the laptop OEMs... Phone OEMs obviously didn't want to repeat the same mistake where mistake wins and everybody else wins only slightly so they gave a kick to that obsolete OS, only to have it return from whence it came. From that failed CEO's mind.
Nobody wants or likes Windows mobile, even Microsoft fanboys finally started seeing the light. My best friend (MS fanboy) bought his first android (OnePlus 3) and never stopped talking about it. Seriously MS mobile should just die. So very bad on all levels...
Anonymous, 04 Jan 2017It also failed because it was a terrible OS with closed-source (no-way for manufacturers to cu... more"lack of basic functions, lack of real backgrounding, clanky interface.". Please stop smoking pot b4 commenting here. U dnt .S. .H. .I. .T. about Windows 10 Mobile. Why would anyone want to customise the UI and ruin its functions. Windows 10 UI is super advanced as compared to lagdroid and IOS which uses the same old symbian styles icons interface with widgets. Nothing changed.
anon4321, 04 Jan 2017I'm forced to use android on a daily basis - it's nothing short of utter crap. 10 years and de... moreJust because the processors have similar amounts of cores and clock speeds doesn't mean they are desktop grade! It's like comparing an aircraft jet engine to an aircraft propeller engine that have the same RPM. Tool.
I'm forced to use android on a daily basis - it's nothing short of utter crap. 10 years and desktop grade processors with 4Gb of RAM and still it lags
Anonymous, 04 Jan 2017That's no assumption, that's grade A failure: http://www.idc.com/promo/smartphone-market-shar... moreYou haven't used a Windows phone in the past 6 months, did you? Otherwise you wouldn't be talking nonsense like that, and you current smartphone would be a Windows phone.
AnonD-622293, 04 Jan 2017You comment is based on assumptions. Get your facts right!That's no assumption, that's grade A failure:
Get your facts straight, nobody likes Windows for phones, especially OEMs. It is the product of that horrible CEO that almost made Microsoft go bankrupt. He's now the President of a basketball team because that's the most he can do. Even his team sucks.
Stay away from Windows for phones, it's like the worse product ever, made Nokia go bankrupt. Only very strange people like Windows for phones...
A Note 4 user, 03 Jan 2017Since Windows 8, the world have been waiting an alternative to Windows.Which world do you live in?
As usual and as expected from Samsung = a copycat company.
Samsuck is still the laughing stock in the mobile industry!
AnonD-491921, 03 Jan 2017What if microsoft brings windows 10 desktop version to their next moblie.Snapdragon 835 suppor... moreNobody will buy it. Nobody buys Microsoft Phones... I mean the Desktop experience would be great no doubt about it, but it can only be a minor thing, especially if the smartphone part of the phone sucks so much.
[deleted post]Haha, I'm sure XDA would find a way to boot windows on that thing. That way you can have a phone and a PC all rolled into one and mind you not that awful Windows Phone, but rather an android phone and a Windows PC.
And it will reach God Mode once they also find a way to embed a screen (a mini-projector)