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    Default What's do you use for phone, tablet, and desktop?

    I'm curious if any users here use any other devices that are not android. Like, do you use android for your phone , or a iPad for your tablet? Or maybe vice versa? What about windows devices? A PC? Mac?

    See, I think the place I want to be is having a android smartphone , a iPad , and either a Mac or PC. But I have no clue if that muddled ecosystem threesome could even work effectively? Would I run into road blocks? Incompatibilities? Frustrations?

    While I think android is great for smartphones, tablets I'm still iffy on. My nexus 7 is cool, but dosent seem as smooth or good as the phones. And not as good of a tablet as my iPad.

    As far as what my computer is, does it matter if it's windows or a Mac? I mean , macs are pretty pricy, but I hear there better computers ?

    I perhaps have a irrational fear of incompatibilities , lock in , and wether completely different ecosystems can and cannot work together for a user.

    What's your take? What's your setup?
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    Default Re: What's do you use for phone, tablet, and desktop?

    Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (both 2013 and 2012), Asus TF300T, and two Windows 8.1 machines (desktop and laptop). Also an Acer C720 Chromebook. I don't have any significant compatibility issues with Windows 8.1.

    In regards to iOS devices, Google does make some nice iOS versions of their apps, so you can sync information pretty smoothly among Google apps, even if you have an iPad or iPhone.
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    Default Re: What's do you use for phone, tablet, and desktop?

    I have a note 3 and an s3 for my personal phones. I also have an iPhone.

    HP laptop and and iPad. I use g mail so i have ZERO issues.

    Don't worry so much

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    Default Re: What's do you use for phone, tablet, and desktop?

    My phone is a galaxy note 3, my tablet is galaxy note pro, my laptop is a mac book air but oddly enough, I hardly ever use it anymore since I've gotten my note pro.
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    Default Re: What's do you use for phone, tablet, and desktop?

    Phone: HTC One (M7)
    Tablet: Nexus 7 (2013)
    Laptop: MAC Book PRO (2014), Lennovo Laptop (Windows 8.1)
    Desktop: Custom built gaming rig with Windows 7. (2013)

    I think that is all my devices!
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    Default Re: What's do you use for phone, tablet, and desktop?

    Phone: Moto X
    Laptop: HP Split X2 with W8.1

    I don't want a tablet right now I don't think. If anything for my next device purchase, I'll get the Moto 360 or the Nvidia Shield.

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    Default Re: What's do you use for phone, tablet, and desktop?

    My phone is a toss up between a Nexus 5 or a Moto X. Tablet is a Galaxy Tab 2. Laptop is an HP with Windows 8.1 and an Acer C720 Chromebook.

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    Default Re: What's do you use for phone, tablet, and desktop?

    I have a nexus 5 an iPad mini retina and a Toshiba windows 7 laptop. I don't have any issues syncing things. I think it helps that, as mentioned, I use mostly Google services which are available on all three platforms easily.

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    My phone is a Galaxy S3, my tablet is a Nexus 10, and my computer is a Dell running Windows 8.
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    I rotate SIM into either my Note 3 or Nexus 5 depending on day/mood; tablet is iPad mini; laptop is a 2012 MacBook Air 13" which I don't seem to use very much anymore.

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    Default Re: What's do you use for phone, tablet, and desktop?

    IPhone 5s
    Retina iPad mini
    11" MacBook Air
    27" imac
    Apple TV.

    Either way, I believe there are sufficient workarounds that you should be able to sync your data across all your devices readily enough, regardless of what platforms you are on.
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    Default Re: What's do you use for phone, tablet, and desktop?

    Phones: HTC One X, Xperia TL, Lumia 1520
    Tablet: Nexus 7, TF300
    Laptop: Dell Latitude E6430s (i7,8GB Ram, 1TB Drive, Windows 7)

    Don't worry about incompatibility issues :')

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    Default Re: What's do you use for phone, tablet, and desktop?

    Phone: Moto X
    Desktop: HP Envy 700-214 (Windows 8.1)
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    I'm sort of wondering if I started using Microsoft services like one drive, outlook.com, and office if that can seemingly mesh with iOS and android. PARTICULARLY Android. I mean, does using android and not having gmail and drive as your main make sense? (Note: I'm not going crazy and am starting to use bing, skype, yammer, or whatever the hell else they do. I'm just talking email, cloud storage, and productivity suite.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by RavenSword View Post
    I'm sort of wondering if I started using Microsoft services like one drive, outlook.com, and office if that can seemingly mesh with iOS and android. PARTICULARLY Android. I mean, does using android and not having gmail and drive as your main make sense? (Note: I'm not going crazy and am starting to use bing, skype, yammer, or whatever the hell else they do. I'm just talking email, cloud storage, and productivity suite.)
    I use Microsoft services now. Google does not have to be the venter of everything. I use One drive for all my storage, and my outlook is my maim email. That's what makes using a Windows 8.1 machine so easy. I also have a Xbox live account and I own a 4-5 movies on there and watch then through the app on windows 8.

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    Default Re: What's do you use for phone, tablet, and desktop?

    Quote Originally Posted by A895 View Post
    I use Microsoft services now. Google does not have to be the venter of everything. I use One drive for all my storage, and my outlook is my maim email. That's what makes using a Windows 8.1 machine so easy. I also have a Xbox live account and I own a 4-5 movies on there and watch then through the app on windows 8.

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    Out of curiosity, what made you decide to switch to Microsoft? I wonder if I would run into rough patches if I didn't use windows 8.1 and instead a Mac.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RavenSword View Post
    Out of curiosity, what made you decide to switch to Microsoft? I wonder if I would run into rough patches if I didn't use windows 8.1 and instead a Mac.
    Microsoft is easier to use for me. I also see a future possibly where I might use a Windows Phone. I also prefer cross platform services, Google services is not the most cross platform. Outlook and OneDrive can be accessed on any platform.

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    Default Re: What's do you use for phone, tablet, and desktop?

    Phone: Galaxy S4
    Tablet: iPad4
    Laptop: Acer Aspire on Windows 7
    Desktop: Mac

    Happy with my setup, no issues at all. I also find Android tablets 'iffy', I had the 1st Galaxy Tab10.1 and that put me off them.
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    Default Re: What's do you use for phone, tablet, and desktop?

    Phone: Moto X
    Tablet: nVidia Shield
    Desktop: Lenovo Y510P with SLI GPUs
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    Default Re: What's do you use for phone, tablet, and desktop?

    phone- moto x
    tablet- 7" nexus 7 2012; 10" transformer prime
    laptop- asus with windows 7
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    Quote Originally Posted by someguy01234 View Post
    Phone: Moto X
    Tablet: nVidia Shield
    Desktop: Lenovo Y510P with SLI GPUs
    I want a shield so badly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A895 View Post
    I want a shield so badly.

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    It's going for $180 at Newegg.com, when you check out, enter the code VMEMADNESS, then choose the checkout option V.me by Visa.

    I bought it because of the $199 sale and I thought if I didn't like it I could resell for more on ebay and not lose the money, but it turn out to be excellent. The only thing I don't like is the DPAD which is almost useless for fighting games. Also a few apps doesn't rotate 90 degree, but it's due to the developers. Otherwise it's the fastest Android device I've ever used, really good for multimedia in general, not just gaming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A895 View Post
    Microsoft is easier to use for me. I also see a future possibly where I might use a Windows Phone. I also prefer cross platform services, Google services is not the most cross platform. Outlook and OneDrive can be accessed on any platform.

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    Yeah. I kinda feel the same way about windows phone . I feel like most of the issues with the OS itself have been resolved for the most part by recent updates or when 8.1 hits, but I still think the app gap is a issue and deal breaker for me. Hoping it's fixed someday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RavenSword View Post
    Yeah. I kinda feel the same way about windows phone . I feel like most of the issues with the OS itself have been resolved for the most part by recent updates or when 8.1 hits, but I still think the app gap is a issue and deal breaker for me. Hoping it's fixed someday.
    Its mainly for me, that the OS still does not have a file manager or has a notification center. Apps can't talk to each other either so that's a deal breaker for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A895 View Post
    Its mainly for me, that the OS still does not have a file manager or has a notification center. Apps can't talk to each other either so that's a deal breaker for me.

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    Isn't the 8.1 update going to add a notification center?
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