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  1. RealtorTechGuy's Avatar
    Thanks for all the assistance.
    10-11-2017 11:00 AM
  2. dfaris's Avatar
    I like the tips you folks are providing in this thread, good stuff. So what SMS apps do you think are the best or just use the default app? Is there a good calendar app that I can use with MS calendar that displays appointments across multiple days instead of a day at a time? Its hard to see in the play store.
    10-11-2017 02:48 PM
  3. cnashx's Avatar
    Another convert here with the Essential PH-1 on order.
    I have used android in the past but it's been a LONG time. (Last was the HTC Hero, which I still have in a box somewhere).

    I have been using an iPhone for the past 6 months or so (6 plus), and was considering a switch back to my 950XL (since I returned my Elite X3), but the Essential PH-1 was just too nice to pass up and with the future of WM bleek I needed to do something.

    I really want the tile experience I loved on WM but I am not sure about the reliability, stability and usability of Launcher10 and Squarehome 2. So I am researching all my launcher possibilities.

    I will integrate all Microsoft services like I did on the iPhone, except that I will be able to integrate Cortana which I cannot do on iOS.

    Essentially, I plan to make the Essential the Windows Mobile device Microsoft should have produced if I can.
    dfaris likes this.
    10-11-2017 03:15 PM
  4. cnashx's Avatar
    Duplicate post... Not sure how.
    10-11-2017 03:15 PM
  5. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I like the tips you folks are providing in this thread, good stuff. So what SMS apps do you think are the best or just use the default app? Is there a good calendar app that I can use with MS calendar that displays appointments across multiple days instead of a day at a time? Its hard to see in the play store.
    I use Textra for SMS and MMS.
    dfaris likes this.
    10-11-2017 03:20 PM
  6. Mark Kaplan's Avatar
    I've been pinning my contacts to the side bar in MSFT Launcher which I use exclusively.
    Still struggling with texts over Bluetooth. I was really spoiled by Cortana. I hope MSFT adds this functionality to the Android version.
    10-11-2017 04:19 PM
  7. gernerttl's Avatar
    Aye very rare, I looked for a help group when leaving WP... There was none

    Still miss WP but getting used to Android. Just can't fathom why WP users are choosing to go to ios, it's so out of the WP culture and strengths.
    I had an iPhone for awhile. Mostly because my first experience back in the Android world was an HTC One M9. When I switched to an iPhone 6s Plus, I realized it wasn't Android that was the problem it was how HTC implemented Android. When the S8+ was announced, I realized that I should have gone back to Samsung instead of trying out HTC.
    10-11-2017 04:43 PM
  8. dfaris's Avatar
    When you guys setup your new android phone was there a way to bring your text conversations over to the new phone or did it just start new conversations?

    Edit: Has anyone tried SquareHome 2 - Launcher: Windows style What did you think?
    10-11-2017 04:55 PM
  9. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    When you guys setup your new android phone was there a way to bring your text conversations over to the new phone or did it just start new conversations?

    Edit: Has anyone tried SquareHome 2 - Launcher: Windows style What did you think?
    I didn't bother trying to transfer SMS.

    I've never used any launchers other than Nova Launcher Prime.
    10-11-2017 05:54 PM
  10. Mark Kaplan's Avatar
    When you guys setup your new android phone was there a way to bring your text conversations over to the new phone or did it just start new conversations?

    Edit: Has anyone tried SquareHome 2 - Launcher: Windows style What did you think?
    I didn't but I understand Samsung has an app for that. Yep, I said it!
    I'm only using the Microsoft Launcher and I love it.
    That said, if I can't get the phone to efficiently read my texts while driving, I may have to go back to WP.
    10-11-2017 07:35 PM
  11. dfaris's Avatar
    Mark that is not good. I don't like my texts being read over BT but there must be a way to do it. Is your cars BT old? I had a problem with a old radio that was not working well with newer phones.
    10-11-2017 08:41 PM
  12. Mark Kaplan's Avatar
    Mark that is not good. I don't like my texts being read over BT but there must be a way to do it. Is your cars BT old? I had a problem with a old radio that was not working well with newer phones.
    No, my car is not old and I had no issues on WP. The functionality is not built into the OS at all. The 3rd party apps just don't compare. I'm hopeful that either Cortana or Bixby gets the ability. Given its open source, I'm not sure why MSDT doesn't bake this into Cortana.
    10-11-2017 09:22 PM
  13. RealtorTechGuy's Avatar
    Found a great app for driving. Responded. Does pretty much what drive mode did in Wm10. Auto starts when it connects to the device of your choice
    10-12-2017 12:56 AM
  14. RealtorTechGuy's Avatar
    I tried SquareHome for all of about 10 secs! Did not care for the look. I like Ms Launcher works well has good features.
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    10-12-2017 01:01 AM
  15. RealtorTechGuy's Avatar
    What about backup? WM10 backup was pretty amazing could reset the device or move to another and pretty setup the way you wanted it to run in about 20 min I felt.

    Anything like that with Android? I found out my carrier will or support WiFi calling if I use an joked device bought from MS so need exchange.
    10-12-2017 01:03 AM
  16. Wbutchart1's Avatar
    What about backup? WM10 backup was pretty amazing could reset the device or move to another and pretty setup the way you wanted it to run in about 20 min I felt.

    Anything like that with Android? I found out my carrier will or support WiFi calling if I use an joked device bought from MS so need exchange.
    Back up is done by Google and also samsung... You have both when restoring.

    Also Ms launcher has back up too, need to use that in its settings if you are using that.
    10-12-2017 02:46 AM
  17. Mark Kaplan's Avatar
    Found a great app for driving. Responded. Does pretty much what drive mode did in Wm10. Auto starts when it connects to the device of your choice
    Responded will only send canned responses. I need something as efficient as Cortana is on W10M that will read me the texts and allow me to respond by voice. That was a seamless integration that I really used a lot. I'm currently trying Drivemode.
    10-12-2017 04:40 PM
  18. RealtorTechGuy's Avatar
    Yeah not sure about reading out like Cortan Responded works just like Driving Mode in WM10
    10-12-2017 11:16 PM
  19. RealtorTechGuy's Avatar
    Backup and restore is not like WM10. It bites in comparison. Unless I am doing something wrong.
    10-12-2017 11:16 PM
  20. RealtorTechGuy's Avatar
    Smart Switch kinda worked but not perfectly.
    10-12-2017 11:17 PM
  21. dov1978's Avatar
    Backup and restore is not like WM10. It bites in comparison. Unless I am doing something wrong.
    You must be one of the few that got backup and restore to actually work on Windows 10. It worked flawlessly on WP 8 devices for me or W10 devices that had been upgraded from WP 8 but anytime I had to do a hard reset on my L950 or L950xl it was a painful day or two trying to get everything back the way it was.
    libra89 likes this.
    10-14-2017 12:27 PM
  22. Mark Kaplan's Avatar
    You must be one of the few that got backup and restore to actually work on Windows 10. It worked flawlessly on WP 8 devices for me or W10 devices that had been upgraded from WP 8 but anytime I had to do a hard reset on my L950 or L950xl it was a painful day or two trying to get everything back the way it was.
    I had no issue with backup on w10m. Worked flawlessly every time on approved devices.
    krafty11 likes this.
    10-14-2017 04:30 PM
  23. Andreas Lagos's Avatar
    what about contact sync. will simply downloading outlook on android pull in all my contacts from my win phone? another refugee here as well
    10-30-2017 03:14 PM
  24. gernerttl's Avatar
    what about contact sync. will simply downloading outlook on android pull in all my contacts from my win phone? another refugee here as well
    If you saved all of your contacts within Outlook, yes.
    Andreas Lagos likes this.
    10-30-2017 03:33 PM
  25. Mark Kaplan's Avatar
    what about contact sync. will simply downloading outlook on android pull in all my contacts from my win phone? another refugee here as well
    If you sync your contacts with your main mail program, then it will pull them down once you create that account on Android. If you don't sync your contacts, you would have to move them over manually.
    Andreas Lagos likes this.
    10-30-2017 03:33 PM
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