|Subject||Posted By||Forum||Category||Last Activity||Activity|
||Tedzio Gibonni||Microsoft||Mobile||6 months ago||
||Tedzio Gibonni||Microsoft||Windows||1 year ago||
||Tedzio Gibonni||Microsoft||Paul||2 years ago||
So in Jan i moved from Lumia 950 to Motorola Z2. When I first set it up, I put on a few apps and understood this was the world I was missing – the app gap. Z2 has it’s mods which are great and the phone itself is very slim. It’s now on Android 8, for whatever that’s worth.
Since then I have spent a long time trying to tune the android experience down to something that does not frustrate me. Namely built-in ads, pop-ups, notification crazies, permissions overload, tons of apps I can’t get rid of but rather disable. Additionally because the Z2 has USB C I assumed I could use that to stream movies to a screen, but alas Motorola have not put that feature in. The most frustrating thing is the lock screen and finger print reader. I used to run a phone without any kind of lock screen security, but android will not allow you to setup the play store with setting up security which is a good thing I suppose. I set up the finger prints and use multiple finger scans for my main finger, but it only seems to last a week or two, and gets so unreliable I always fall back to the pattern. Apparently this is quite common for people with generally dry skin.
But it just infuriates me all the time, I don’t have the time to track and trace everything. The amount of times it has made a notification sound and disturbed my work only to find that goggle has pushed a notification for e.g the weather or some play store advert, means I have to stop work or dinner and go in and check app settings and remove permissions for notifications. Some really basic functionally is missing, like perhaps a little label over the icon to say number of unread messages. And I just don’t use the apps.
I picked the Lumia 950 out of the draw and it still runs flawlessly. It’s begging me to move back. Oh yeah and windows hello is suddenly looking quite useful.
So in CU we now have beam integration for games, which is really slick. The only issue i have is that beam is only for games?
It would make more sense for beam website to be separated into hubs (can't think of a better name) which isolates content about games, and allows other creative outlets. Then change beam integration to work with any app.
Just an idea, i thought we should create a thread whereby we can post articles about Microsoft, MS devices or MS services for someone to debunk. Possibly Paul because i think he likes this kind of thing.