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Windows Phone 8 queries from an Android user

  1. #61


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    Windows 8.1


    I'm very aware downloading/installing apps is very network or wifi dependent. I usually update & install apps when i'm at home.
    My down is at least 70MB. By UK standards that is freaking fast.

    I don't plan to install high-end apps (which are normally take up more space on the internal drive) but it would be nice if Nokia/Microsoft can iron out those minor "sluggishness" in the OS.

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  2. #62


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I don't think USB to video would work. Those are completely different interfaces.

    You are spoiled with yout big screen. Try that on my 4" cutie. LOL
    Samsung has screen Mirroring via Wi-Fi and a receiver (HDMI) plugged into TV screen (or Samsung smart TV can do it directly via "network" connectivity. There's also a USB-->HDMI sort of thing if you don't want to use Wi-Fi. I think Appl iPhones have similar --not seen it for Windows.

    For Office documents which allow editing and is reasonably compatible with Ms Office try Kingsoft Office -- seems to handle Ms office docs just fine and its FREE -- but whether that app is available for Windows phones I don't know.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3. #63


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Yes, I would imagine creating a PP presentation would be a B, but I can create and edit Docs and spreadsheets with ease on this 1520. Remember this is a phablet in size, whs.

    The only reason I was reluctant to buy my 1520 was the fact of no HDMI. Does anyone know of a way to USB video to a monitor or projector yet with WP8 yet? I’ve scoured the Net to no avail. Will it be possible with 8.1 I wonder?
    Yep! Windows Phone 8.1 has USB video output! I have yet to try it!

    Thanks. Very cool!

    My thoughts at the time of prepurchase was that sooner or later it would be implemented and here we are.
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  4. #64


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by gino76ph View Post
    I'm getting a Windows Phone not for PP presentation or mirroring my files to my 5-year old full HD Sony TV.

    If i could send any file from my WP8 to other non-WP devices via bluetooth then i'm happy.

    If i could connect my WP8 to a wireless speaker via bluetooth then i'm happy.

    I just wish everything could be faster though. I have seen/read/heard that there is still slowness with: downloading/installing an app, starting the camera and (the most painful of them all) updating the OS.

    Agree?
    You'll be happy except the Bluetooth share. NFC share via Windows Phone to android works only with webpages.

    As for slowness...not really. The Nokia Pro camera does take a second to start up over the system camera, but other than that it's all rather quick. App updates are also fairly quick too, depends on your data speed. OS updates, you get screwed over if you're on att for sure. Verizon has been fairly decent at authorizing updates in a timely manner.
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  5. #65


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I would think that creating a PP presentation or a spreadsheet on the phone would be extremely finagle. Even if it were possible, I would not attempt to do that.
    It's actually easy with iOS using numbers or Keynote, even export them to work in Office. I was keeping Battery Usage Logs exported from an app in my phone in Numbers, eventually exported into Excel.

    I use Pages on my iPad to keep lyrics, pages loaded in the order we're playing the songs and I have a stand for my iPad I can use when I'm playing, the iPad Mini is just large enough for me to see it, then reach over and flip the page. But I've used Pages to manipulate Docs on my iPad I've grabbed from my PC's - It reads Docx and Doc and even PDF files, even opens the PDF's so you can edit 'em.
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  6. #66


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    No it is not full office. And you don't get a subscription to office 365. Every WP comes with, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote.


    Yes, you can create documents, not just open and edit.
    But you CAN get Office 365 and unlock those features? Can it open docs that were created in the app?

    The way it is in iOS Word, is you can OPEN, but just not edit or print.
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  7. #67


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post

    They don't come with a free Office 365 account, they come with Office Mobile 15, which is version Office 2013 basically. It's a simple Office suite for Word document creation/light editing/viewing, PowerPoint creation/light editing/viewing, and Excel creation, you get the gist.

    If you bought the standalone 2013 Office suite, you will need to buy 365 for ios. Those are two different SKUs.

    But Office on Windows Phone is baked in, free to use without subscriptions or anything. Think of it as how Microsoft bundles in Office Home and Student for baby sized tablets.
    Ok, but there is no Office for iOS, they are free apps, but only work with an office 365 prescription. The only change was the release of the Word app for iOS, but that also is Office 365 only.

    But you are saying, you CAN edit, Print and Open then, with the built in Office Suite on a WP... THAT sounds a lot better. So, Microsoft in other words does what Apple does with iOS 7 now, by including free access to a full working "Office" suite - They used to call those apps "At Work" or maybe iWork. But now they each have their own area in iCloud.com, and what I like about it, is if I start a Doc in Pages, I can resume editing on any Mac or PC Desktop via any browser and iCloud.com. Apple made sure there is full Office compatibility, you can save any pages doc as a Word docx file. If Microsoft does the same thing for any docs you create in Office for WP, then that is a great thing.

    I've never had any trouble cross platforming between OSX iOS or any MS OS.
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  8. #68


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    iOS is one thing, but my 4" lumia screen is really too small. Once the on-screen keyboard comes up, there is only room for a couple of lines.
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  9. #69


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    iOS is one thing, but my 4" lumia screen is really too small. Once the on-screen keyboard comes up, there is only room for a couple of lines.
    I get about half a usable screen in my iPhone, it's better to use Landscape Mode.
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  10. #70


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    iOS is one thing, but my 4" lumia screen is really too small. Once the on-screen keyboard comes up, there is only room for a couple of lines.
    If there is a will, there is a way.

    My old Lumia 900 has a four inch screen much similar to yours and I've used that for document creation and typed several legit pages worth of content on just that.
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