Windows Phone 8 and a Mac (and poll)

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by chrf097, Oct 30, 2012.


How do you feel about Windows 8?

  1. I absolutely love it. My next phone may likely be a WP8 device.

    20 vote(s)
  2. I like it and it looks nice, but I'd rather stick with the phone I have now.

    9 vote(s)
  3. I don't really care for it.

    7 vote(s)
  4. I absolutely hate it! Why would anyone want that on their phone?!

    5 vote(s)
  1. macrumors 68040


    Dec 16, 2011
    So, after seeing everything offered by Windows Phone 8 (and the amazing devices coming to Verizon), I am pretty much sold on Windows Phone 8. This may even be the first time I buy an unlocked phone to bring to a carrier, or if I wait for my upgrade, I may move to Windows Phone rather than using my iPhone.

    That said, how well did Windows Phone 7 play with Mac? My main concern is keeping my iCloud contacts in sync and being able to sync my music with iTunes. Will Windows Phone 8 make this easier?

    Also as a poll, how do you feel about Windows Phone 8? Does it make you want a WP8 device, does it at least capture your attention, or do you not care for it at all?
  2. macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2012
    Hate it. Windows is pure garbage
  3. macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2006
    That HTC 8X is one sexy phone.

    Might make me switch to Windows Phone 8.
    If only all my current apps would be available in the Windows Marketplace. That would seal the deal for me.
  4. macrumors 68000

    Jun 4, 2008
    Because iOS is still the leader, so much so that Apple canned the guy whose been heading it.
  5. macrumors regular

    Mar 25, 2010
    I love the Lumia 920. Definitely buying it on launch day!
  6. macrumors 68000

    Mar 30, 2011
    NY USA
    I like Windows 8 and the Lumina looks like a really nice phone, but to be honest I think Android 4.2 on the new Nexus 4 will steal a lot of the thunder from Windows 8. It will be my next phone for sure.
  7. macrumors 68040


    Jun 13, 2004
    Why is Windows "garbage" to you?
  8. macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    That's a very good question, and I can't think of a single answer besides trolling.

    The kernel is a hybrid, similar to OS X. It runs the same kernel, just as iOS and OS X share the same kernel (even some of the same people who worked on the mach kernel used in OS X worked on the NT kernel!). Moving on up, the UI has won numerous design awards. The app store policies are less restrictive than Apple's, and it's supposedly easier to code apps for Windows in C# than Objective C.
  9. macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2012
    Because every machine I ran it on would either freeze, crash or get a virus. Often all 3. Been on Macs for 5 years without a single freeze let alone a crash or virus.
  10. macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    This is Windows Phone 8 we're talking about, not Windows 8. They're completely seperate OS's that share the name and kernel only. Windows Phone doesn't freeze, crash, or catch a virus, let alone exist 5 years ago.
  11. macrumors G3


    I'll predict this conversation now, cuz they all go about the exact same way...

    Yeah? You shouldn't have bought a cheap off brand computer, or downloaded suspicious stuff off warez sites.

    "olol no dood I bought a $3000 brand name gaming machine. Top of the line".

    "If you bought a $3000 gaming machine, then why did it crash on you"?

    "olol cuz Windoze sux".
  12. macrumors 68000


    Aug 9, 2011
    Yeah porn can destroy a pc.
  13. macrumors G3


    Eh, so long as you stay to the tube sites and don't get any torrents, you'll probably be alright.

    ...not that I'd know or anything...just sayin is all...
  14. macrumors 68000


    Aug 9, 2011
    Online and problem solved :D

  15. macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2012
    Those would be good reasons NOT to get the phone. One of the great things about iPhone is that apps are written in low level code (i.e. efficient) and carefully checked by Apple to ensure they are high quality.

    If you are a developer trying to bang out apps on the cheap, Android and Windows Phone are your best friends. If you are an end user, iPhone is King.
  16. macrumors 68000


    Aug 9, 2011
    Lol its clear you dont know nothing about Windows phone, Microsoft is serious bussines regarding what its on the store :) i guess is another garden too.
  17. macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2012
    Being on Verizon, the new Windows Phone 8X might be the best phone choice this holiday. My biggest decision is if I want to go down that rabbit hole. I'm thinking it's better to stick with my GNex, but I'm tired of the battery life and outdated hardware. I suppose I will wait and see if the apps on WP8 improve.
  18. macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    I never said you can't use low level C++ code, simply that you can also use C# which is super easy to code in. It's like Java, but from Microsoft, and without the slowness or mile-wide holes.

    Seriously though, are you saying that writing apps should be hard?
  19. macrumors G3


    Jun 12, 2012
    if you get a virus in this day and age, you should not be using a computer. The built in windows security is more than enough.
  20. macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2012
    I'll admit I downloaded a lot of P2P files off torrent sites, mostly movies and music, and I am sure most problems arose from that. However, I have done all the exact same things on 3 different Macs over 5 years and no problems at all. So yea, Windows sucks.
  21. macrumors 68000


    Aug 9, 2011
    Nah mate it doesnt suck :p if/when macs become profitable for exploits and malware then you will have the same problem :D
  22. macrumors 6502a


    May 17, 2009
    Love the style of WP8, and read The Verge review of the Lumia 920. Looks like a real solid device.

    Also I have to say everyone loves good underdogs (opposed to both iOS & Android). Good thing there are other fishes in the Sea...

    Since I am not so much involved in the paid apps of Apple's ecosystem/purchased media, I can go where I want to. That's freeeeddddooooommm :cool::D...
  23. jry
    macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2012
    WP8 applications can be written to native code using C++. In fact the Unity game engine has been ported to the WP8 platform.
  24. macrumors regular

    Nov 14, 2011
    I'm going to try and pick one up on the cheap sometime. They look really interesting.
  25. macrumors 603

    Michael Goff

    Jul 5, 2012
    So you know you're doing risky behavior and you still blame Windows?

    Does the car cause the drunk driving accident? You wouldn't have had that accident if you had been walking or riding a bicycle. I'm sure the driving is the culprit, not the massive quantities of alcohol you drank.

    See how silly that sounds?

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