Sources: Windows Phone Blog, MSDN , 
quote: but the whole 'One Microsoft' thing is still really exciting to me.
quote: I only posted what I posted because I knew it would get you to respond insultingly
quote: And how was I being "touchy"? I was just clarifying my opening statement.
quote: Google doesn't provide Google Play services on iOS
quote: and provides none of their services on Windows Phone.
quote: Apple doesn't provide iTunes, iWork, or iCloud on either Android or Windows Phone.
quote: Apple does NOT allow competing app stores on iOS. Google isn't allowed to provide it, plain and simple
quote: That's blatantly false.
quote: Then Google could do what everyone else does and at least provide apps which will allow consumers to access their current content
quote: What are you talking about? Even Google Now is available on iOS. So is YouTube, Google Drive...everything else I can think of.
quote: But, MS didn't put anything on android up until like the past year or so.
quote: But hey, whatever. Let me know when Nokia Maps gets to Android.
quote: Oh look, Google fanboi number two to the rescue.
quote: Boo hoo, you and reclaimer can go cry on each others shoulders.
quote: In Internet slang, a troll (/'tro?l/, /'tr?l/) is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a forum, chat room, or blog), either accidentally or with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.
quote: *Cheesew1z69's attack post fail*
quote: Pray tell, what is so freaking special about this bloated slow buggy unresponsive pile of software? Just the other day this gem showed up.
quote: Your arguments are unfounded and without merit. Furthermore, both you and Reclaimer77 are functionally retarded.
quote: To claim that MS is as locked in as Apple was blatant trolling.
quote: Buying into an ecosystem that demands everything come from that same vendor for an optimal experience..hmmm who else does that remind you of?
quote: Just playing Devils Advocate here, but what happens if every single electronic device you own isn't from Microsoft?
quote: The new details on WP8.1 are very encouraging.
quote: It's bad enough we've gotten 5 different Windows Phone articles this week alone
quote: Did he post a gigantic article with pics of every single menu and screen for the KitKat update
quote: The future of Windows, including the new start menu
quote: Yet if he did, there would be no argument from you, would there?
quote: So if he writes about Google he's doing his job but if he writes about MS he's a shill?
quote: Jason is entitled to have a preference.
quote: He shouldn't, however, allow that preference to spill over into his work. Which undeniably is happening here.
quote: However if I were in Jason's place, and wrote 10 Android/Google articles every week, you guys would FLAME me into oblivion.
quote: There are plenty of Android related articles on DT.
quote: Now what's wrong with Jason sticking with what he has more experience and knowledge of?
quote: There have been some huge announcements from Microsoft this week, don't deny that!
quote: Shouldn't I be able to go to a supposed impartial tech blog and get news about Android? Especially considering it OWNS the entire goddamn low end market??
quote: Android owns the low end and is a niche in the high end. Who cares?Text
quote: The Galaxy S5 is about to launch, which will get a zillion times more sales than ANY Windows Phone, and we've barely had a mention of it here!!!
quote: Maybe because a single paragraph can sum up the changes from the S4 to the S5.
quote: Well, the real S5 specs came out. Turned out to be a S4 with some updated internals. Instead of pushing the envelope, Samsung's milking the cash cow.Snap.
quote: And when they push the envelope, haters like you slam them for "useless gimicks" and adding "bloat".This is why Samsung isn't wasting their time trying to please people who never did, and will never, buy their phones anyway. Biased punk ass little haters like you.This is EXACTLY what we wanted from the new Galaxy. Keep your captive batteries and lack of storage, keep your aluminum bling bling, your opinion doesn't count.
quote: My current phone is not the Apple iPhone 4S, but the Samsung Galaxy S4 international LTE version, and I'm using that with a large extended battery and 64GB microSD card.Which means my comments are worth more than yours.Cry harder.
quote: S4 to S5 = S4 with internal updates.
quote: Are you implying that the S4-S5 jump is different from that of the iPhone, simply because it's an Android?
quote: Did I say that? And because it's Android? That's a ridiculous statement.
quote: Not ridiculous, and it's slanted to one side - particularly, in favor of Android - thanks to your pre-existing biases over these articles and your posting history.
quote: You're like Reclaimer77 in a way - you get overly defensive as soon as someone talks smack against Google/Android/Samsung. You're swearing like a kid throwing rocks against a tank.
quote: Grow up or troll elsewhere, Cheesew1z69.
quote: Probably because it outsold every Android flagship combined.
quote: And the worst part of it is that we all know that Reclaimer77 is a shill for the 'anti Microsoft consortium' and is getting paid by Google and Apple for the opinions that he post on this site. I mean seriously, talk about the pot calling the kettle!
quote: Funny, you were jumping to agree with me when I criticised the low res on the Nokia budget phones. But you called me a troll when I criticised the low res on the new Galaxy Tab.
quote: he's probably afraid that Windows Phone will continue to gain traction and take some of the market from Android.
quote: they will take from Apple if they take it from anyone
quote: Logic dictates that if they are going to get marketshare, more will come from Android.
quote: It drives me nuts whenever I pick up an Android device. Samsung, Asus, LG, HTC all have their hiccups and annoying quirks in how and what stutters or lags or doesn't feel smooth. It's mystifying to me that a lot of people (i.e. owners of those devices) play dumb, don't notice, or defend it at all costs.
quote: I don't think anyone is really an Android "fan".
quote: Remember the fiasco when some developer posted something on Google+ about "The technical reasons why is Android still laggy".. How many iterations did it take to get to "Project Butter"? Now quad-core? And it's STILL laggy? Third-parties like Samsung, multi-billion dollar companies, they can't make a skin/ROM that doesn't introduce extra lag?
quote: The CoreAudio team at Apple knows what they are doing and soon Google will be 3 or more years behind. It is entirely possible that the Android team just doesn’t understand this issue at all — this is sad — it doesn’t just effect the music production market, it has an adverse effect on the obviously larger gaming market as well....as a pro music production company in hollywood, i just came back from the NAMM show and there were a hundreds of I-os apps shown and few for android. and every software designer says that the sdk and latency issue with android is holding them back from porting their apps.
quote: Even John Carmack talked
quote: Music and video editing on a smartphone?
quote: You can harp how wonderful Google's stuff is, how it's a gift handed to you by God himself.
quote: By the way - I'd rather hit "Not Worth Reading" against every single one of your posts,
quote: Oh please, I'm no Tony Swash. I don't do that and you know it.
quote: I'm going to switch my phone over to WP8.1 this year, just so I can destroy every derisive attack you'll ever throw at me and others.
quote: You have to admit buying a brand of phone simply to piss some guy on the internet off
quote: I just hope that the announcements made by Microsoft, and the changes in Windows Phone 8.1 are the beginning of a painful decline for Android. The only thing holding Windows Phone back now is the number of apps.
quote: The only thing declining is Windows Phone. Which had a horrible holiday season, sales wise, and actually lost marketshare at the end of 2013.
quote: The platform is stagnating, withering on the vine, and you're talking about it killing Android?
quote: But like all updates to Windows Phone, it's too little too late. YEARS too late.
quote: Windows Phone deserves to be a market leader
quote: I said nothing about it killing Android. I said decline.
quote: Do you really think Microsoft are going to give up on what is the future of computing?
quote: So Microsoft's home market doesn't matter? Okay..whatever.
quote: And are you seriously going to stand your ground on 0.1% marketshare? Which is less than the margin of error!!
quote: Then why did you specifically target Android and not iOS?
quote: I think it would be a sad day when the top two market leaders present the consumer with proprietary, closed source, walled off solutions.
quote: You support Google with the same degree of fervor as Argon18 with Linux and Wazza1234 with Apple. You cannot take any dissenting arguments without, like twice-banned testerguy, treating it as a personal attack.
quote: Him, Cheesewiz, motoman, and retro are just as bad in their refusal to accept any criticism at all with "their precious"
quote: There is only one conclusion to draw from that experience - Android just isn't good enough for music playback, period.
quote: Productivity on a smartphone? I mean, you're joking right. Nobody makes a smartphone OS that enables actual "productivity"
quote: Please find it where I ever said the Note line was for "productivity". I'm quite sure I never made such a statement in the first place.
quote: Seriously?? With Android you can access the camera from the LOCKSCREEN! You don't even need to navigate anything. How can you not know this?Or you can put the camera shortcut on the bottom bar, so it's there at ALL TIMES! How much more easier can it possibly get?Productivity on a smartphone? I mean, you're joking right. Nobody makes a smartphone OS that enables actual "productivity".
quote: Even the productivity of the Note pales in comparison to a laptop or desktop.
quote: But here comes the twist -- Microsoft actually offers something Google and Apple don't -- the ability to swap out its preferred System items in the notification tray for others.