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derFeef
lil' bit tasty
(10-09-2017, 08:19 AM)
But I don't want Android... or iOS.
I don't have iOS experience for at least 10 years but my latest Android experience has been really shitty, especially with the outlook account integration. There is none...
kazinova
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(10-09-2017, 05:21 PM)
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Android and iOS both have bugs and annoyances, no mobile OS is perfect despite what their respective fanboys say. I'll never use another phone without thinking fondly of all the things that WP did better. I almost want to fire up my 1520 again for one last week of use...
camajise
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(10-09-2017, 05:51 PM)
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Remember when the 1520's 6" screen was too big?
NeOak
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(10-09-2017, 05:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by camajise

Remember when the 1520's 6" screen was too big?

It felt big when I turned it on a few weeks ago.
SCHUEY F1
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(10-10-2017, 09:01 PM)
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This is still the best thread to talk phones.

The other day I started backing up pictures to Google Photos as well as OneDrive. I was pretty blown away by how it identifies and groups people. It identified my neices from a baby to an 10 year old. Crazy!
VanMardigan
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(10-10-2017, 09:08 PM)
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I want to use Google photos but I can't get past the mental hurdle that it will compress my images.
The Faceless Master
(10-10-2017, 10:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by VanMardigan

I want to use Google photos but I can't get past the mental hurdle that it will compress my images.

pay for more storage and use original images.
VanMardigan
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(10-10-2017, 11:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by The Faceless Master

pay for more storage and use original images.

I already pay for Office and get OneDrive storage tho :(
SCHUEY F1
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(10-13-2017, 01:09 AM)
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Edge beta seems pretty good on Android. Needs the ability to hide the phone status bar and extensions.
gamz
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(10-13-2017, 02:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by SCHUEY F1

Edge beta seems pretty good on Android. Needs the ability to hide the phone status bar and extensions.

Yeah, I just got it this afternoon. It's pretty slick.
Klocker
(10-13-2017, 05:41 AM)
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Yeah Edge is nice on Android I'm just bummed there's no swipe to forward and back page. Haha
kharma45
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(10-13-2017, 08:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Klocker

Yeah Edge is nice on Android I'm just bummed there's no swipe to forward and back page. Haha

Surprised it doesnít. The iOS version does albeit itís a bit finicky.
Klocker
(10-13-2017, 09:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by kharma45

Surprised it doesnít. The iOS version does albeit itís a bit finicky.

Ahh cool they hopefully will add but evidently it still runs on chrome so maybe not
brotkasten
A bitter, cynical, safe moist as dude
(10-13-2017, 11:02 AM)
What are the most notable features of Edge on Android? As far as I can tell it's sending pages to PC. What else?
Steelyuhas
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(10-13-2017, 05:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by brotkasten

What are the most notable features of Edge on Android? As far as I can tell it's sending pages to PC. What else?

Edge reading lists and books, if you use those features on PC...

Sending pages to PC is definitely the main feature though. My release preview SP4 just got the Fall update last night, so I'll try out Edge for sending pages this weekend.
brotkasten
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(10-14-2017, 10:30 AM)

Originally Posted by Steelyuhas

Edge reading lists and books, if you use those features on PC...

Sending pages to PC is definitely the main feature though. My release preview SP4 just got the Fall update last night, so I'll try out Edge for sending pages this weekend.

It's just frustrating to see it this barebones. I get that it's a preview, but even then you need to make a splash because when you finally implement the things people were expecting you to do, no one is going to care anymore. It has no implementation of Fluent Design, it doesn't even do swipe gestures, nor does it support any kind of ad-blocking. It's useless to me and I use Edge every single day on my SP4.
VanMardigan
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(10-14-2017, 02:56 PM)
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I'm using it right now and I like it but yeah, to release a beta with no standout feature, what's the point?
VanMardigan
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(10-14-2017, 04:43 PM)
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So Edge on android DOES have swipe gestures to go back and forward: you have to swipe in the top corners for it to work.

Edit: actually that's just tab switching
gamz
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(10-14-2017, 04:47 PM)
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Wait. Does chrome on Android have swipe? Mine doesn't swipe.
hadareud
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(10-14-2017, 06:40 PM)
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Haven't used edge yet, but Chrome is shite on Android imo.
SCHUEY F1
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(10-14-2017, 06:49 PM)
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The Samsung browser is great. Edge needs to pick up some features from it.
VanMardigan
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(10-14-2017, 07:13 PM)
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Why isn't the address bar on the bottom of the Edge browser?
derFeef
lil' bit tasty
(10-14-2017, 07:31 PM)
The time I used Android, Firefox worked great. Sync, sending tabs to/from PC and all.
VanMardigan
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(10-14-2017, 11:58 PM)
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So I downloaded the Microsoft launcher and the suggested apps and man.... This is a great experience. Paired with the s8 hardware and I can't imagine a better combination for Microsoft fans.
SCHUEY F1
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(10-15-2017, 12:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by VanMardigan

So I downloaded the Microsoft launcher and the suggested apps and man.... This is a great experience. Paired with the s8 hardware and I can't imagine a better combination for Microsoft fans.

Yeah, it looks great. I hadn't used the Arrow launcher for a little while, but they made some nice improvements to the look and feel. Since it isn't a garage app anymore and is officially supported it will be interesting to see how it evolves going forward.
brotkasten
A bitter, cynical, safe moist as dude
(10-15-2017, 12:09 AM)
Arrow is cool for the Fluent Design stuff, but I couldn't find any use for it. I like my single page home screen with 8 icons too much. But I really appreciate how much you can customize Arrow. That's well thought out.
SCHUEY F1
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(10-15-2017, 12:32 AM)
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I'd like to see some Cortana integration so when I swipe right to my feed it can show sports scores, etc.. I know you can add widgets, but I'd like something that looks better.
derFeef
lil' bit tasty
(10-15-2017, 11:06 AM)
Any videos/pictures of the current MS launcher? I liked the minimal icon setup with nova launcher and the "hidden" folders where you can swipe icons and open more options.
gamz
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(10-15-2017, 02:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by derFeef

Any videos/pictures of the current MS launcher? I liked the minimal icon setup with nova launcher and the "hidden" folders where you can swipe icons and open more options.

I think WC has a vid up a couple weeks ago.

Been using it day 1 and it's great. Very slick.
derFeef
lil' bit tasty
(10-15-2017, 05:17 PM)

Originally Posted by gamz

I think WC has a vid up a couple weeks ago.

Been using it day 1 and it's great. Very slick.

Looks like it's the thing I want, Outlook calendar and mail integration with notifications is something I could not find a few months back.
Klocker
(10-16-2017, 11:35 AM)
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Anyone know why the latest version of MS launcher dropped the one finger swipe down gesture?

Had it set to show notifications and now it's gone. Had to set double tap.
SCHUEY F1
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(10-17-2017, 06:00 PM)
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I was getting some weird lag when swiping away notifications from the lock screen. Uninstalled edge and went back to Nova for a bit and seemed fine. Turned back on the MS launcher first just to see if I can figure out what was causing it. Did a phone reset as well.
VanMardigan
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(10-17-2017, 09:11 PM)
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Yep got weird lag too and I figured it was the launcher or edge. Phone restart fixed it.
SCHUEY F1
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(10-17-2017, 09:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by VanMardigan

Yep got weird lag too and I figured it was the launcher or edge. Phone restart fixed it.

Cool. I'm glad I'm not the only one.
camajise
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(10-18-2017, 04:08 AM)
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Not enough options in the MS launcher so I went back to Nova.
Paganmoon
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(10-19-2017, 09:01 PM)
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Well I'm back on Edge mobile! I'm thinking there are probably more people on mobile Edge even now, than ever before.

No swipe navigation is a big miss though.

Also having nav-bar on top.


Edit: seems quicker(tm)

But also missing quick scroll button and straight to top from the Samsung browser. Lots of room for improvement.
SCHUEY F1
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(10-19-2017, 09:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Paganmoon

Well I'm back on Edge mobile! I'm thinking there are probably more people on mobile Edge even now, than ever before.

No swipe navigation is a big miss though.

Also having nav-bar on top.


Edit: seems quicker(tm)

But also missing quick scroll button and straight to top from the Samsung browser. Lots of room for improvement.

Yeah, I like that button and the hide the phone status at the top on the Samsung browser.
hadareud
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(10-26-2017, 04:45 PM)
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Will there be a replacement for this thread?

It's really the one thing I'll miss. Not that I'm invited.
Treo360
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(10-26-2017, 06:52 PM)

Originally Posted by hadareud

Will there be a replacement for this thread?

It's really the one thing I'll miss. Not that I'm invited.


That and the Samsung s8+/note 8
hadareud
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(10-26-2017, 07:18 PM)
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Speaking of that, I'm getting a Note 8 tomorrow.

Still, a decent Microsoft thread would be good. If a place for such a place existed.
link1201
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(10-26-2017, 08:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by hadareud

Speaking of that, I'm getting a Note 8 tomorrow.

Still, a decent Microsoft thread would be good. If a place for such a place existed.

I finally had to leave my lumia 950 behind and get a note 8. First thing I did was get the Microsoft launcher. Feels somewhat familiar at least.
gamz
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(10-27-2017, 12:06 AM)
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How's the Note 8 guys? Probably gonna buy it in the next week or so.
link1201
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(10-27-2017, 01:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by gamz

How's the Note 8 guys? Probably gonna buy it in the next week or so.

I've been on Windows phone forever and the note with the Microsoft launcher seems familiar. I'm so new to it I can't say how it compares to other Android devices but I'm digging it as my wp replacement.
gamz
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(10-27-2017, 02:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by link1201

I've been on Windows phone forever and the note with the Microsoft launcher seems familiar. I'm so new to it I can't say how it compares to other Android devices but I'm digging it as my wp replacement.

Cool. Been using a Moto G for 6 months. Android grows on you. MS launcher with Edge and MS products work really well. Still miss WP, but it is what it is.


Have you tried One Note with the Pen yet? I saw a video review and the guy was a heavy MS user and OneNote looked great with the pen. That sold me on it.
VanMardigan
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(10-27-2017, 04:23 AM)
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I went with the much cheaper s8 and I'm loving it. I got the Ms launcher but I'm not sure how I feel about edge and battery so I haven't used it recently.
link1201
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(10-27-2017, 04:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by gamz

Cool. Been using a Moto G for 6 months. Android grows on you. MS launcher with Edge and MS products work really well. Still miss WP, but it is what it is.


Have you tried One Note with the Pen yet? I saw a video review and the guy was a heavy MS user and OneNote looked great with the pen. That sold me on it.

Everything with the pen has been great. I didn't think I'd use it but I am finding it very useful.
Klocker
(10-28-2017, 02:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by Klocker

Anyone know why the latest version of MS launcher dropped the one finger swipe down gesture?

Had it set to show notifications and now it's gone. Had to set double tap.

Haha Finally figured this out, if you have vertical pages enabled it disables all down swipe gestures.

I'm on Moto G plus with EGde, MS Launcher and outlook etc... Very pleased
Poindexter
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(10-28-2017, 11:48 PM)
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I've always avoided custom radio stations and I've had Groove Music since it launched. The custom stations I previously tried on other apps played music i just absolutely hated. Well I've been playing Forza Horizon 3 and it automatically grabbed custom stations while i played and man, it really does know what i like! Too bad i can use it for another 2 months or so
gamz
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(10-28-2017, 11:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by link1201

Everything with the pen has been great. I didn't think I'd use it but I am finding it very useful.


Cool and thanks for the update.
Nero3000
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(10-30-2017, 08:20 PM)
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Sad day wpgaf. I have moved on from my 950 to a note 8. Willing to move back if something ever comes available.

HD7 to 800 to 925 to 930 to 950.

It's been fun.

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