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  1. ads13's Avatar
    Hi ! It's been almost 4 years I used Lumia as my daily driver. I knew someday I'd have to switch to Android(or iOS) because of some official apps and feature support.

    I bought a Nokia Android mobile a week~ ago just because of their build quality and of course pure(stock) Android OS which I really like the most. I'm using it as my daily driver and it's amazingly smoother than Windows 10 mobileOS (no offence).

    That doesn't mean that I hate Win10m, I still use it for listening music via Groove which is simply amazing and perfect stock app and one of the best app I still miss is myTube(youtube 3rd party app) which offers ad-less video experience unlike the official YouTube app.

    I always prioritise the stock apps first where Win10m and Android ties. Except all of these, I'll going to miss the official 'Tiles' features which made the Lumia different from others.

    For mail, I use GMail app for google accounts and Outlook for hotmail to balance the usability.

    I started using it(Lumia) from stock W8.1M which is still faster than any mobileOS I ever used/experienced.

    On the second day of using Nokia, I read the official news about Microsoft where they suggested Lumia/w10m users to use Android/iOS devices. That proves that maybe MS is preparing for other mobile OS or took a long long break and abandoned it completely.

    Anyways, I'm an Android user now and feeling good to use latest Android P.

    🙂
    01-23-2019 02:57 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I hope you don't mind, but I moved this from the General News forum to the Introductions forum, because this is one of the nicer intros I've seen in a while!
    kct1975 likes this.
    01-23-2019 03:38 PM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    Welcome to the forum.

    I still miss is myTube(youtube 3rd party app) which offers ad-less video experience unlike the official YouTube app.
    Which is strange, because that's a violation of YT's TOS - and Google, not MS, owns YT.

    going to miss the official 'Tiles' features which made the Lumia different from others.
    There's a Windows launcher in Play that looks like Win10, tiles and all.

    On the second day of using Nokia, I read the official news about Microsoft where they suggested Lumia/w10m users to use Android/iOS devices. That proves that maybe MS is preparing for other mobile OS or took a long long break and abandoned it completely.
    They have. Whether they abandon Nokia, or sell it, or keep it, is another question.
    ads13 likes this.
    01-23-2019 03:54 PM
  4. belodion's Avatar
    Welcome to the Android world. I think you'll enjoy.
    01-23-2019 04:19 PM
  5. belodion's Avatar

    There's a Windows launcher in Play that looks like Win10, tiles and all.
    I used a Windows-style launcher years ago. I took a long time setting it up just the way I wanted, then found alas that it stopped the lock screen working...you could just go straight into the phone. Regrettably, it had to go.
    Of course the one you're thinking about may be different, or fixed.
    01-23-2019 04:23 PM
  6. Rukbat's Avatar
    No idea - I use Windows 10 (and Linux) on my desktop, but never had any interest in tiles on my phone.
    01-23-2019 04:34 PM
  7. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central
    ads13 likes this.
    01-23-2019 05:02 PM
  8. Javier P's Avatar
    Hi! Welcome to the forums.
    ads13 likes this.
    01-23-2019 05:04 PM
  9. TechTimid's Avatar
    Hello and welcome!
    ads13 likes this.
    01-23-2019 06:39 PM
  10. gendo667's Avatar
    Hey there. Welcome.
    ads13 likes this.
    01-23-2019 06:41 PM
  11. TraderGary's Avatar
    Welcome!
    ads13 likes this.
    01-24-2019 01:14 AM
  12. OrangeSpice's Avatar
    Welcome to the other side.. We were big supporters in the beginning!
    Android has definitely matured over the years and is a great choice for ex-Windows phone users
    kct1975 and ads13 like this.
    01-24-2019 01:44 AM
  13. ads13's Avatar

    There's a Windows launcher in Play that looks like Win10, tiles and all.
    I tried it before on my friend's mobile and it cannot replicate the look and feel of native OS. Precisely, each and every OS have their specialities though.
    01-24-2019 08:28 AM
  14. Morty2264's Avatar
    Welcome to the world of Android and to Android Central! So glad you are liking the smoothness of your Nokia phone! That was a really good choice, especially for an introduction to Android software.

    Enjoy yourself around the forums!
    ads13, Laura Knotek and kct1975 like this.
    01-24-2019 04:51 PM
  15. li2327's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums! You made a great choice!
    ads13 and kct1975 like this.
    01-26-2019 04:28 PM
  16. STARGATE's Avatar
    Hello and welcome to the forums at Android Central!
    Have fun and enjoy!

    Sent From the TARDIS With my Blue Note 9
    kct1975 likes this.
    01-31-2019 07:20 AM
  17. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Really late to the party, but welcome to the forums!
    ads13 likes this.
    02-11-2019 08:52 AM
  18. Ixia2's Avatar
    Hello! I'm a very recent convert too.

    I'm using Launcher 10 for my start screen, very pleased with how it looks and feels so far. Widgets work well for live tiles and there is a Glance app, called Glance Plus. Bing have a lovely gallery widget that runs a slideshow of their daily images.
    Attached Thumbnails Finally, switched to Android from Windows Mobile !-20190302_131627.jpg   Finally, switched to Android from Windows Mobile !-screenshot_20190302-131716_launcher-10.jpg  
    03-02-2019 07:22 AM
  19. Morty2264's Avatar
    Hello! I'm a very recent convert too.

    I'm using Launcher 10 for my start screen, very pleased with how it looks and feels so far. Widgets work well for live tiles and there is a Glance app, called Glance Plus. Bing have a lovely gallery widget that runs a slideshow of their daily images.
    Wow, I LOVE this!
    Ixia2 likes this.
    03-02-2019 10:51 AM
  20. STARGATE's Avatar
    Hello! I'm a very recent convert too.

    I'm using Launcher 10 for my start screen, very pleased with how it looks and feels so far. Widgets work well for live tiles and there is a Glance app, called Glance Plus. Bing have a lovely gallery widget that runs a slideshow of their daily images.
    Hello there, welcome to the forums at Android Central!
    That looks nice!
    By the way, you can start your very own intro thread if you like, that way many other members can welcome you properly.
    There are many forums to explore, so enjoy and have fun!

    Sent From the TARDIS With my Blue Note 9
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-02-2019 02:00 PM
  21. Ixia2's Avatar
    Thank you. Android is a bit of a learning curve and I've spent quite a bit of time tweaking, but so far I'm quite impressed.

    Yeah, I know I can start a thread ( I post occasionally on WindowsCentral), but I saw a fellow Windows phone person and just dived in
    STARGATE likes this.
    03-02-2019 02:17 PM

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