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By z33dev33l, Senior Member on 20th August 2011, 01:31 AM
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Holy hell, it's amazing, the array of new features brought to us beats out any other update for any other mobile OS, it's even smoother than before which I thought was impossible, the social integration and office are astounding at the very least. I was in love with the initial release, impressed by nodo, and now I'm head over heels for the RTM of Mango. As far as mobile OSes go it is now the clear winner, all we have to do is catch up in the gaming department and get a half-decent marketing team and we're set.
 
 
20th August 2011, 06:16 AM |#2  
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I feel pretty much the same. After flashing WP7 to my HD2 I immediately fell in love and traded the device for an HD7. But I wouldn't go so far to say WP7 is the winner now. There are still several things Android and iOS do better. But considering the fact that WP7 is about 1 year old I'd say with all its potential it's just a matter of time. But like you already said, without some good marketing, even the smoothest and best featured OS won't make it to the top.
20th August 2011, 06:17 AM |#3  
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Thought it may be the single biggest update of any mobile os, it only brings wp7 remotely close to what android can do, and about on par with iphone. Maybe that's why?

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20th August 2011, 07:05 AM |#4  
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It is lacking basic functionality settings needed to make it productive in a work environment versus entertainment and socialization. I don't want to use Crackberry and am able to hack the registry and sideload unsigned apps on NoDo enough to make it do what I need, but Mango has limited that even so I am sticking with NoDo until something comes along that is usable as far as work (this device is my link for work as well as life). MS really needs to look at this more as the iPhone, BB, and even Android offer more customization and functions for work.
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20th August 2011, 09:12 AM |#5  
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I agree, WP7 needs to be much more customizable. If WP7 retains its smoothness and is as customizable as Android I'd be in love. There's a simple way for Microsoft to protect WP7 via some option to enable full hackability for the naive user but at the same time allow those who wish to tweak to have full access to the OS.
20th August 2011, 09:18 AM |#6  
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Originally Posted by xsteven77x

Thought it may be the single biggest update of any mobile os, it only brings wp7 remotely close to what android can do, and about on par with iphone. Maybe that's why?

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Par with the iPhone??? Even that has turn by turn Nav and wifi tethering! I think Microsoft still have a lot to do. The updates so far have been better than all of the competators and the OS is slick but we still lack some very basic features, i mean come on MS surely we could have custom colours and alert tones, tethering etc.
20th August 2011, 10:33 AM |#7  
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After the awaited Mango update I still have some few questions...

* Why I cannot access music and videos from Skydrive
* Why Skydrive is so difficult to use compared to Dropbox?
* Why I have a 100MB upload limitation with Skydrive?
* Why I cannot upload folders to Skydrive?
* Why I cannot delete several pictures in the same time in Skydrive?
* Why I do not have USB mass storage in WP7 with some reserved space?
* Why I do not have DivX|Avi codec?
* Why MS services are over US-centric?
* Why I cannot have Swype?
* Why I cannot edit my forwarded emails?
* Why the WP7 default keyboard has no directionnal arrows?
* Why I cannot send short videos by MMS?
* Why I cannot send pdf documents?
* Why I do not have a file explorer?
* Why I cannot upload a document to my Dropbox account?
* Why I cannot save camera settings?
* Why Bing Map does not display the names of the main streets around me?
* Why Bing Map takes more than 1 minute to display the map image?
* Why the IE browser does not support Flash?
* Why Voice recognition works only for a very limited number of services?
* Why I cannot save 2 mobile phone numbers for each contact?
* Why the WP7 default keyboard does not support multi-language (at least 2 languages in the same time)?
* Why I do not have separate volume controls?
* Why the hell when I'm in front of my PC I cannot easily use my USB cable to transfer my files (Word documents, OneNote audio files, pdf, documents, others) to my PC. Why the hell am I forced to use the cloud when I am in front of my PC???
* Why am tied to Zune and to my PC to manage my Music library?
* Why I cannot drag and drop my music and videos if I want to. Why shall I need a proprietary software, Zune, to convert and sync my videos?
* Why is WP7 supposed to be an iPhone clone, totally locked down, with no freedom, but without all the apps and all the features the iPhone has?
* Why am I stuck with the WP7 keyboard, the WP7 browser, without any alternative? What a jail WP7 is.
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20th August 2011, 10:50 AM |#8  
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Originally Posted by arturobandini

After the awaited Mango update I still have some few questions...

* Why I cannot access music and videos from Skydrive
* Why Skydrive is so difficult to use compared to Dropbox?
* Why I have a 100MB upload limitation with Skydrive?
* Why I cannot upload folders to Skydrive?
* Why I cannot delete several pictures in the same time in Skydrive?
* Why I do not have USB mass storage in WP7 with some reserved space?
* Why I do not have DivX|Avi codec?
* Why MS services are over US-centric?
* Why I cannot have Swype?
* Why I cannot edit my forwarded emails?
* Why I cannot send short videos by MMS?
* Why I cannot send pdf documents?
* Why I do not have a file explorer?
* Why I cannot upload a document to my Dropbox account?
* Why I cannot save camera settings?
* Why Bing Map does not display the names of the main streets around me?
* Why Bing Map takes more than 1 minute to display the map image?
* Why the IE browser does not support Flash?
* Why Voice recognition works only for a very limited number of services?
* Why i cannot save 2 mobile phone numbers for each contact?
* Why I do not have separate volume controls?
* Why the hell when I'm in front of my PC I cannot easily use my USB cable to transfer my files (Word documents, OneNote audio files, pdf, documents, others) to my PC. Why the hell am I forced to use the cloud when I am in front of my PC???
* Why am tied to Zune and to my PC to manage my Music library?
* Why I cannot drag and drop my music and videos if I want to. Why shall I need a proprietary software, Zune, to convert and sync my videos?
* Why is WP7 supposed to be an iPhone clone, totally locked down, with no freedom, but without all the apps and all the features the iPhone has?
* Why am I stuck with the WP7 keyboard, the WP7 browser, without any alternative? What a jail WP7 is.


if there is ever a good response, ill enjoy it.... waiting...
20th August 2011, 11:10 AM |#9  
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Be careful you may be in trouble soon on this forum

I absolutely agree, it would be great to have all those answers.
But apparently not soon. Maybe Windows 8.

I think WindowsPhone 8 may be the right thing. But now MS has still alot of work to do.
I will upgrade to Mango but it looks like it still won't be the best OS...
Bringing the US-centered functionality to the rest of the markets, that's a big task.
20th August 2011, 11:12 AM |#10  
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Originally Posted by arturobandini

After the awaited Mango update I still have some few questions...

* Why I cannot access music and videos from Skydrive
* Why Skydrive is so difficult to use compared to Dropbox?
* Why I have a 100MB upload limitation with Skydrive?
* Why I cannot upload folders to Skydrive?
* Why I cannot delete several pictures in the same time in Skydrive?
* Why I do not have USB mass storage in WP7 with some reserved space?
* Why I do not have DivX|Avi codec?
* Why MS services are over US-centric?
* Why I cannot have Swype?
* Why I cannot edit my forwarded emails?
* Why the WP7 default keyboard has no directionnal arrows?
* Why I cannot send short videos by MMS?
* Why I cannot send pdf documents?
* Why I do not have a file explorer?
* Why I cannot upload a document to my Dropbox account?
* Why I cannot save camera settings?
* Why Bing Map does not display the names of the main streets around me?
* Why Bing Map takes more than 1 minute to display the map image?
* Why the IE browser does not support Flash?
* Why Voice recognition works only for a very limited number of services?
* Why I cannot save 2 mobile phone numbers for each contact?
* Why the WP7 default keyboard does not support multi-language (at least 2 languages in the same time)?
* Why I do not have separate volume controls?
* Why the hell when I'm in front of my PC I cannot easily use my USB cable to transfer my files (Word documents, OneNote audio files, pdf, documents, others) to my PC. Why the hell am I forced to use the cloud when I am in front of my PC???
* Why am tied to Zune and to my PC to manage my Music library?
* Why I cannot drag and drop my music and videos if I want to. Why shall I need a proprietary software, Zune, to convert and sync my videos?
* Why is WP7 supposed to be an iPhone clone, totally locked down, with no freedom, but without all the apps and all the features the iPhone has?
* Why am I stuck with the WP7 keyboard, the WP7 browser, without any alternative? What a jail WP7 is.

Everytime I read one of your posts I wonder why you bought WP7 and even more why you stick to it .
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20th August 2011, 11:29 AM |#11  
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Originally Posted by arturobandini

After the awaited Mango update I still have some few questions...

* Why I cannot access music and videos from Skydrive
* Why Skydrive is so difficult to use compared to Dropbox?
* Why I have a 100MB upload limitation with Skydrive?
* Why I cannot upload folders to Skydrive?
* Why I cannot delete several pictures in the same time in Skydrive?
* Why I do not have USB mass storage in WP7 with some reserved space?
* Why I do not have DivX|Avi codec?
* Why MS services are over US-centric?
* Why I cannot have Swype?
* Why I cannot edit my forwarded emails?
* Why the WP7 default keyboard has no directionnal arrows?
* Why I cannot send short videos by MMS?
* Why I cannot send pdf documents?
* Why I do not have a file explorer?
* Why I cannot upload a document to my Dropbox account?
* Why I cannot save camera settings?
* Why Bing Map does not display the names of the main streets around me?
* Why Bing Map takes more than 1 minute to display the map image?
* Why the IE browser does not support Flash?
* Why Voice recognition works only for a very limited number of services?
* Why I cannot save 2 mobile phone numbers for each contact?
* Why the WP7 default keyboard does not support multi-language (at least 2 languages in the same time)?
* Why I do not have separate volume controls?
* Why the hell when I'm in front of my PC I cannot easily use my USB cable to transfer my files (Word documents, OneNote audio files, pdf, documents, others) to my PC. Why the hell am I forced to use the cloud when I am in front of my PC???
* Why am tied to Zune and to my PC to manage my Music library?
* Why I cannot drag and drop my music and videos if I want to. Why shall I need a proprietary software, Zune, to convert and sync my videos?
* Why is WP7 supposed to be an iPhone clone, totally locked down, with no freedom, but without all the apps and all the features the iPhone has?
* Why am I stuck with the WP7 keyboard, the WP7 browser, without any alternative? What a jail WP7 is.

Get a different phone with a different OS then. Seems like you aren't happy with WP7....

Simple!!
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