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Re: Thinking of switching to Android from WP.. have two questions..
I know for sure it does it with Facebook. I usually turn mine off because I hate that. I like using my own pictures and stuff.
Originally Posted by jkrc717
Widgets are like live tiles that can be any size and shape. They can change appearance and update information. The clock is a good example of a widget. Time and weather and temperature info change throughout the day on it.
Another thing about WP I really love are the live tiles. I know Android has widgets. I know nothing about widgets.
Oh yeah, there are tons of widgets for that. Those are really basic things that have been done to death with widgets.
What I like about live tiles is I can see my calendar appointment, it shows me who my missed call is, it shows me the last text message and it shows my newest email without having to click them. I'm not talking about toast either. Live weather updates, live info. Do widgets do these things?
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ailinboxwidget (Gmail itself probably has the best email widget IMO though)
Those are not the best ones, just average examples. Google Now is probably what you're really looking for, and that is built into vanilla android. Google now
Tap to wake is a new feature on some phones. Others, like the Moto X, are always on and can accept voice commands without even doing anything to them.
Oh and does Android have a glance feature and double tap to wake up?
WP doesn't suck, even though everyone (including me) likes to bag on it. It's just too late to the game. Had it evolved at the same time as iOS and Android it would have been very viable probably. But it'll be playing perpetual catch up now.
Switching because I value customization. I'm also tired of being behind with apps
, overall technology and features. I'm missing a lot being on WP.
It's also a closed system, which is a bad thing. Because Apple has already mastered the closed system and is much better at marketing it...WP has no chance of competing with them.