Marty H, 13 Jul 2013Lag has been a lie in Android since version 2.3!!! Force App and Freezing are also lies and... moreLag has always been there since the first literation of the Android OS. Jellybean too lags but some people are just blind or immune to the lags, like yourself. Even gsmarena review of Samsung Galaxy S4 says it lags. Jellybean uses animation transistion to hide the lags but that alone isn't enough. I see you everywhere bashing Windows phone and other manufactrurers expect Samsung and Android OS, in fact Samsung Galaxy series have most of lags. I've used many Samsung, LG, Sony and HTC devices based on Android OS, i liked them all but i changed paths because of the nonsense apps on Google Play Store and lag issues. You're just a Samsung fanboy, showing your faith towards Samsung by bashing other brands and OS.
Oh please, Java on Android is crap. It's buggy and laggy. I already used Nexus 4 with 4.2.2.
Lag has been a lie in Android since version 2.3!!!
Force App and Freezing are also lies and another myth
User issues are poor smartphone awareness and generally poor smartphone skills.Not an OS issue at all.
Samsung S4 OctalCore user, Master kernel 2b, 4.3pro
tuned "Jellybean IS Butter smooth" Custom ROM with Super User and ROOT.Running trim and titanium backup.
Beat that losers!
A quad core on WP8 will run like a 20 core on Android without all the daily force closes and freezes.
man what kind of bezel is that? very thick, look at the bottom, thick bezel with nothing functional... even plastic cheapy semsong still looks better than this...
X, 12 Jul 2013The thing is that the iPhone is second place, but it benefits from a solid user base and it's ... moreiOS user base seems to be going away too. Russians won't sell them, Verizon took $250 million worth of iPhones more from Apple than they can sell... I don't even see as many Apple trolls as there used to be 3-4 years ago. Bad sign. :-p
Abdul9, 12 Jul 2013I totally agree with you that they have to trim down those bezels. My dream phone would be one... moreHave you seen the 1020 with the wireless charging cover on, then the back is almost flat. I kinda liked the look, it looks a bit chubby, but cute somehow.
For a cameraphone, they could probably have pulled that thickness off, if the battery was powerfull. (wireless charging is not needed yet, or rather, too expensive, not enough chargers, and not fully mature, when it is, they would have slimmed that technology down)
5" could be a bit hard, if it has Nokias thicker plastic compared to samsung, cause samsung squeezed 4.99 inch in to almost the exact same width, Nokia can probably not pull that off... but perhaps something like 4.75.
I could personally easily skip the micro SD card-slot, for USB on the go with storage support. Memory sticks are quite a bit cheaper per GB. Not as easy to loose, less fiddely to deal with. And if you have some micro SD cards around, there are really compact card readers for micro SD, turning them effectively in to memory sticks.
I really wish they could add proper stylus support... That would help people to get excited about OneNote.
Same goes for tablets, really , proper stylus support, even with only one pressure level sensitivety should be an Windows/WP touch requirement.
And I so wish MS added support for the same technology Samsung has in the S4, that airview feature... great for drop down menus on the web fo quick review of new messages, albums or notifications (facebook and so on).
That as well should really be a requirement for Windows/WP touch.
i've always been waiting for a replacement of my nokia n97, but whenever a new nokia is introduced its always the camera is their selling point.
fdsa, 12 Jul 2013"support for larger screens (5" and 6")"
How does software supports phys... moreThe support for larger screens, has to be built in to WP, as you can't simply skin it, like in Android.
Those 5-6" phones will have more room for tiles. If screen size support was not added, all they would do is enlarge the tiles, and that wouldnt be useful.
And if you are wondering, yes an OS can support screen sizes. Desktop windows does not. But with more modern OSes, you can have the objects on the screen either scale, to be the same size, no matter how big the screen is, so an icon would be 1/2 an inch in diameter, not matter if your monitor is 10 or 28 inches, full HD or 4k resolution, the difference would simply be the amount of icons that could fit your screen.
hahaha all these sammy copy cats. Samsung is king and saw the awesome sales of big phones.
hobbit, 12 Jul 2013wp is an ios wannabe?lol..that actually applies to android..wp8 is the most original smartphon... moreWhy would the leader want to imitate a loser? WP is original like a Ford Pinto. Doesn't mean is good too.
wp is an ios wannabe?lol..that actually applies to android..wp8 is the most original smartphone os after webos..
Anonymous, 12 Jul 2013It's funny that nobody says that the iPhone 5S should have an octa-core CPU. This is Apple's b... moreThe thing is that the iPhone is second place, but it benefits from a solid user base and it's a very well tuned OS. The WP is a iOS wanna be, but unfineshed and Nokia phones just can't match the iPhone on style and content and the user base is missing.
yeah, 12 Jul 2013why do you need a 6" screen on a phone? Are you a 10 feet tall human being? Because i got a dozen of 3''-4.5'' phones and a note2. I watch a lot of movies and youtube and do much office job on my note2. I'd like to do it on a 6'' Lumia. For sure 6'' is not for everyone, but better to have more choices
X, 12 Jul 2013People comment on the subject of the article. My comment to this article is "Same story! ... moreIt's funny that nobody says that the iPhone 5S should have an octa-core CPU. This is Apple's brainwashing. Everybody says that WP8 needs quad-core support. this is Google's brainwashing. The benefits of a quad-core CPU on a WP8 device would be minimal,. The only plus is that it'd stop people from complaining, for now.