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#51
Now if Microsoft could get Windows 8 to work on my Android phone they would have my money. Maybe I just need to find some mods to make it look like Windows 8.
LOL, if Win 8 worked on this phone, I'd certainly buy it:

 
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#52
Windows Phone 7.8 Update

Microsoft is starting to rollout theWindows Phone 7.8 for older phones (i.e. Windows Phone 7 phones), change log is below:

Start Screen: Provides resizable Live Tiles (small, medium, large) to provide for more customization options for your Start Screen.
Accent Colors: Increases the number of available accent or theme colors to twenty.
Lock Screen: Improves the lock screen performance with accidental wipe protection and rotating wallpapers provided through the Bing image of the day.
Marketplace and Xbox: Expands Windows Phone Marketplace and Xbox support to new countries and regions.
Fonts: Enhances the Chinese font and improves the appearance of Arabic and other languages.

source
Here are a couple ways you can force the update if the Zune software doesn't prompt you for the update:

http://www.wpcentral.com/forcing-windows-phone-78-update-camera-button-not-required-patience

http://www.wpcentral.com/tool-make-installing-windows-phone-78-update-easier
 
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#53
Microsoft is starting to rollout theWindows Phone 7.8 for older phones (i.e. Windows Phone 7 phones), change log is below:



Here are a couple ways you can force the update if the Zune software doesn't prompt you for the update:

http://www.wpcentral.com/forcing-windows-phone-78-update-camera-button-not-required-patience

http://www.wpcentral.com/tool-make-installing-windows-phone-78-update-easier
Yup! updated today by using the force method, the new startscreen is really nice:)
 

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#54
Just ordered the Lumia 822 from VZW. Is there a list of must have apps around here?
 
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#55
add me to the list. Samsung Focus Flash. Soon will be updating to a WP8 phone but not sure which one for now.
 
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#56
I'm not on the list :O
 
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#57
Just ordered the Lumia 822 from VZW. Is there a list of must have apps around here?
I think I'll put a list of people's favourite apps in the OP, starting with my own until I get some suggestions, but you can take a look at the Windows Phone app store at the top apps to see what's popular http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store

add me to the list. Samsung Focus Flash. Soon will be updating to a WP8 phone but not sure which one for now.
I'm not on the list :O
You are both now added, welcome! :toast:
 
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#58
noticed a bug on my Lumia 900 (i forced the WP7.8 update)
sometimes under certain conditions when I try to go back to start screen, the tiles don't appear until I restart my phone.
 
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#59
noticed a bug on my Lumia 900 (i forced the WP7.8 update)
sometimes under certain conditions when I try to go back to start screen, the tiles don't appear until I restart my phone.
Does it show anything on the screen? Sometimes on my 920 when I close out of an app and go back to the Star screen it will say "loading" and have those little loading dots animating, then it will load after a few seconds.
 

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#62
Data Sense is nice.I have it setup per my plan with Verizon, but keep data disabled through Verizon when I am at home.
 
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used "seven eighter" to get 7.8 on a friends trophy, and titan, as well as my own trophy worked perfectly!
 
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#64
Count me in... HTC 8X here, brougth 150$ (roughly) new, original package, waranty till 2015... No subscription.

My second windows phone (well i got a SPV 100 before XD ) and maybe the one who will make me drop my Android phones (but not my Nexus 7 XD )
 
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#65
Now I got a 928, let me say as I type from it now its amazing. I love the WP UI and my old trophy just didn't do that well this thing is just good not to mention the camera is pretty much the best out there at the moment!
 
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#66
Hey, nice thread. I have had a Lumia 920 for just over a month now. Absolutely loving it :)
 
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#67
funny things is

1. WP8 make all phone on the same feets (hardware wise) HTC 8x has same perf as a 920/928

2. while on Android benchies are kinda usefull (kinda) on WP8 they are funny :D my 8X is faster than any other 8X and 10% above a 920/925/928 so its pretty innacurate

ok ok its not a : "htc is better than nokia: lets start a war!" i love both brand.

except the fact that Nokia's price are higher than HTC's one IE: if i want a 920 its 586chf for a 8X its 486chf, ok i know it has 16gb more and LTE support for the 920 but HSDPA+ is enough and also 8mPix versus 8.7mPix is pointless, oh i almost forgot 0.2" more for the screen but same resolution, front cam 2mPix versus 1.2mPix is also pointless (but in that case its HTC who has the upperhand) 200mAh for the 920 well it doesnt change much WP8 phones does well, even with 1800mAh (roughly 2d to 2d 12h regular use) also 162g versus 130g.

i took it 2nd hand so basically i paid 170chf (well not really 2nd hand since its still new) a 2nd hand Nokia 920 would cost me 399chf at lower price.

well if it come to the OS feeling: its not complete as iOs or Android but the experience is great, photo quality, sound, UI smoothness.

also 928 camera isnt the best but a reall good one indeed (928 is jut a Verizon 920 with a slightly different shap) but the point is : it has a real flash, wich is a reall nice feature.
 
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#68
Now I got a 928, let me say as I type from it now its amazing. I love the WP UI and my old trophy just didn't do that well this thing is just good not to mention the camera is pretty much the best out there at the moment!
Congrats man! It's definitely an upgrade compared to the Trophy.

funny things is

1. WP8 make all phone on the same feets (hardware wise) HTC 8x has same perf as a 920/928

2. while on Android benchies are kinda usefull (kinda) on WP8 they are funny :D my 8X is faster than any other 8X and 10% above a 920/925/928 so its pretty innacurate

ok ok its not a : "htc is better than nokia: lets start a war!" i love both brand.

except the fact that Nokia's price are higher than HTC's one IE: if i want a 920 its 586chf for a 8X its 486chf, ok i know it has 16gb more and LTE support for the 920 but HSDPA+ is enough and also 8mPix versus 8.7mPix is pointless, oh i almost forgot 0.2" more for the screen but same resolution, front cam 2mPix versus 1.2mPix is also pointless (but in that case its HTC who has the upperhand) 200mAh for the 920 well it doesnt change much WP8 phones does well, even with 1800mAh (roughly 2d to 2d 12h regular use) also 162g versus 130g.

i took it 2nd hand so basically i paid 170chf (well not really 2nd hand since its still new) a 2nd hand Nokia 920 would cost me 399chf at lower price.

well if it come to the OS feeling: its not complete as iOs or Android but the experience is great, photo quality, sound, UI smoothness.

also 928 camera isnt the best but a reall good one indeed (928 is jut a Verizon 920 with a slightly different shap) but the point is : it has a real flash, wich is a reall nice feature.
The specs might not be all that different for the high-end phones but the designs are what set each apart (and a few other specific features). Which is fine really as WP doesn't need a quad core CPU and 2GB of RAM to run smoothly.
 
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#69
Just got a 521 and I was curious as to how secure a windows 8 phone is.
 

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#70
Just got a 521 and I was curious as to how secure a windows 8 phone is.
Far more secure then Android. Probably on the same level as iPhones.
 
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#72
Just got a 521 and I was curious as to how secure a windows 8 phone is.
Here's a link to the white paper on it http://www.windowsphone.com/en-ca/business/security


Secure boot - Windows Phone 8 secure boot allows only verified software components to execute, which supports platform integrity and helps protect against malware.

Code signing - Windows Phone 8 operating system services and applications are signed with a Microsoft certificate. This approach helps protect against malware and ensures that only trusted code can run.

App sandboxing - Windows Phone 8 app sandboxing prevents malicious apps from gaining unauthorised access to data and delivers a trustworthy platform for business apps.
Information rights management. Windows Phone 8 comes with full rights management support to help protect your organisation's intellectual property and is a cost-effective way of helping to prevent data leaks.

BitLocker device encryption - To help keep everything from documents to passwords safe, Windows Phone 8 encrypts the operating system and data files. With device encryption turned on, any file saved to the phone is encrypted automatically.
 
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Video Card(s) MSI GTX 980Ti GAMING 6GB
Storage Intel SSD 530 180GB, 2x Samsung 840 500GB, Samsung 850 Pro 500GB, 2x WD 1TB Black Edition
Display(s) 2x Dell UltraSharp U2414H
Case Fractal Design Define R5
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar DGX PCI-E 5.1
Power Supply Corsair HX850i
Mouse Razer DeathAdder Elite Chroma
Keyboard Logitech G19s
Software Windows 10 Pro 64bit
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System Name Lambda 4.0
Processor Intel Core i7 6700K @ 4.4GHz
Motherboard Asrock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K6
Cooling NZXT Kraken X41
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB PC4-25600 (2x 8GB)
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 980Ti GAMING 6GB
Storage Intel SSD 530 180GB, 2x Samsung 840 500GB, Samsung 850 Pro 500GB, 2x WD 1TB Black Edition
Display(s) 2x Dell UltraSharp U2414H
Case Fractal Design Define R5
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar DGX PCI-E 5.1
Power Supply Corsair HX850i
Mouse Razer DeathAdder Elite Chroma
Keyboard Logitech G19s
Software Windows 10 Pro 64bit
#74

rtwjunkie

PC Gaming Enthusiast
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Processor Core i7-3770k 3.5Ghz, O/C to 4.2Ghz fulltime @ 1.19v
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty Z68 Pro Gen3
Cooling All air: 2x140mm Fractal exhaust; 3x 140mm Cougar Intake; Enermax T40F CPU cooler
Memory 2x 8GB Mushkin Redline DDR-3 1866
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6G LE
Storage 1x 250GB MX200 SSD; 2x 2TB WD Black; 1x4TB WD Black;1x 2TB WD Green (eSATA)
Display(s) HP 25VX 25" IPS @ 1920 x 1080
Case Fractal Design Define R4 Black w/Titanium front -windowed
Audio Device(s) Soundblaster Z
Power Supply Seasonic X-850
Mouse Logitech G500
Keyboard Logitech G610 Orion mechanical (Cherry Brown switches)
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (Start10 & Fences 3.0 installed)
#75
Finally upgraded from Windows Phone 7 to Windows Phone 8 and a Lumia 920. I'm absolutely loving this phone. It's beautiful, elegant, snappy, has a good amount of memory, and as I've already inadvertently proved twice, virtually indestructible! And Windows 8 platform works MUCH better on here than a desktop!