Will This Be A Nail In The Coffin Of The Note 5 Before It Hits The Shelves

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  1. buttons

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    Windows 10 along with a spiffingly amazing 5.7" phablet phone and a jaw dropping camera could be the death knell for the Note 5 and the iphone 6. What do you think JJ...........;)
     
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    I was excited until I read the word "windows" (n) ;)
     
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    My son has been using windows 10 for some time now and he thinks it is the best yet for phablet phone and pc operating system. I have been waiting for the Note 5 launch but no more.(y)
     
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    Each to there own buttons, Microsoft haven't made billions by producing rubbish products, but I think they are still playing catch up with Apple and Android. I have a Nokia phone at work running Windows and hate it, I have used Blackberry and Apple as well as the Windows mobile and will be sticking with the Mac stuff for now. (I have Mac at home, Mac mini in the van, and ipad/iPhone for mobile and tablet)

    It will be interesting (and good for the industry) if the Lumia is a good product, and for windows users I hope it is all they have been missing out on for too long (decent pc/mobile products with a good range of apps)

    Let us know what it's like when you get it Buttons, hope you're pleased with it and it works for your needs. :)
     
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    I hope it is a good product but I can't see if based on recent experience of MS.

    The americans and canadians I talk to regularly don't trust google so if this works well and integrates properly then android may struggle
     
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    Blimey that sounds like a bit of an orchard you have there mickyc, you will need some convincing before you see past that logo. ;)
     
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    Having recently had the missfortune of migrating a large field engineering team from android based phones and apps to a windows one

    Granted it wasnt win10.....ill need a helluva lot of convincing before id ditch my android stuff at home!!!
     
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    MS are playing catchup in a game they cant ultimately win.

    Windows 10 is indeed an excellent operating system and I would recommend it - particularly for a corporate environment. MS belong in the corporate world where customers are prepared to pay.

    Android, on the other hand, being free will always have the edge. Google has the money to continue developing it and beating Microsoft at every turn. In addition they are quicker - MS release a new OS or big upgrade every 3-4 years, Google are updating every 6 months.
     
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    I use Windows 10 and it is indeed very good, and I hear that this is the last Windows because they will in future update all the time, not a "New Windows" every 4/5 years, it will be a continual update, just like Google.
     
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    Afraid MS devices are not at the races.
    Each version of windows gets worse, android have the edge ( but I've used iphone/iPad for years). Son just got the latest HTC and I'm due an upgrade now and torn between the new HTC and iPhone 6+.
    Hope the new MS device has a nice shade of blue on its screen, probably will be displaying quite a lot of it !
     
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    It is made by Microsoft, it will never ever be any good. It may suffice, it may get the job done, it may be the right price but one thing it will never be is good.

    I am sat here typing this on a brand new windows laptop, that I can't install Linux on yet due to a very small driver issue (the first). I can honestly say that I hate being stuck back with windows.
    Nothing Microsoft has ever made has been good and I have used it all since DOS3.1 and Windows 2.x.
    They have killed off loads of stuff that was better and finally we are moving away from the desktop PC other technology is finally getting a look in again after over a decade of MS Monopoly lock in.

    Microsoft have been trying to do a properly mobile operating system for donkeys years. I think I still have one of their first Windows CE devices (1998). Jeez they made Psion look great and I went back to it.

    Anyway, I was getting close to starting a fully fledged rant there. Just caught myself in time. :LOL:

    I just can't wait to get rid of MS off my laptop again.
     
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    Funny how two people can think so different. I've also been using ms since 3.1 on an amstrad, also used the amstrad op system which I thought was good and a missed opertunity for sugar. And the IBM, one both whose names escape me now. Even used apple with its tiny screen for kitchen design until a window's version came along, and still think for the price ms is the best.

    Ian
     
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    Googled it "GEM" was the Amstrad op sys and OS/2 was the IBM version. Also found out that "GEM" was from Digital Research and Apple threatened to sue them, so they crippled it, which explains why Amstrad dropped it. OS/2 was good but as one journalist said, IBM couldn't market their way out of a paper bag, so it flopped.

    Ian
     
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    But none of my Apps would work on it would they? Android works well is not broken so why change....can't see it catching on..

    I understand that 10. Will be a free upgrade from the awful 8.1 I have on travel laptop. When please and how do I do I change :(

    Jeez if the boring awful video anything to too go by I rest my case!:)
     
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    Once again, different thinking, I found that if you didn't try and compare 8.1 with 7 or anything else, 8.1 was quite good. :)
     
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    I have sort of got used to it but being non technical it was an unneccesery challenge and time wasting for me? I have to ask why do they do this and make life unneceserily difficult for some... in the name of progress? Or just so they can charge more?

    The cheap, excellent chinese one plus one phone has a much better chance of denting the 5's popularity.......far more likely and they have one plus two coming out as well....

    A bargain phone as it is and they are apparently dropping the price in June...can you see Samsung doing that?:)
     
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    Our experiences are all different. I like android but when version 5.0 came out in January I think my Nexus tablet was rendered virtually unusable. Now almost 6 months later it has 5.11 and is working more less as I want but it still crashes and needs switching on and off a few times a day. Essentially, android released a new update to their OS which was not fully tested and sorted.

    My PC at home has Windows 7 and I like it. An old laptop I put Linux on I don't use any more but keep it as a back up in case the PC expires.
     
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    Microsoft is RUBBISH! there, I've got that off my chest :rolleyes:
     
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    How many Microsoft engineers does it take to change a light bulb ?

    None, they just make darkness the industry standard :LOL:
     
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    MS are dominant through predatory and monopoly practices not because they release great products.
    I was using an Amiga which had pre-emptive multitasking before I was forced by work to move across to windows 3.1. What a move backwards. The Amiga did 4096 colours, have built in 4 channel sound, had genlock capability built in. The Amiga 2000 was way superior to the PC of the day...

    Then I moved to OS/2 Warp but Microsoft killed that as well. OS/2 warp was a sensational OS at the time.

    The history of computers over the last 20 years is littered with better products that have not made it because of Microsoft's business practices, monopoly position and entrenched market.

    I now use Linux as my primary OS. I unfortunately got forced back to windows temporarily because I bought a brand new Dell XPS13 within a week of it being launched in the UK. They have now released the driver for it so I can upgrade back to Linux which is far far far superior to windows. These last 2 months or so have been a nightmare for me. Windows really is that bad and you don't realise how bad it is until you escape to something better for a while.
     
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