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David Wagner
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David Wagner,
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9/10/2015 | 7:43:01 PM
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Oh goodie, i get to re-learn where they put the basic features again while they add a few functions i'll seldom use and re-arrange everything in the name of user experience.

there should actually be a law that says some software isn't allowed to be updated. :)

This comment brought to you by the old man inside of me. :)
Gary_EL
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9/11/2015 | 1:46:18 AM
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I agree. I resent having to waste time relearning the same thing in a new package when it won't help me to do what I need to do faster, better or more completely. I'd rather devote effort to learning new things to advance my vistas. That being said, will someone please help This Old Man with his new Android cell phone?
David Wagner
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David Wagner,
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9/11/2015 | 11:59:24 AM
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@Gary_El- Congrats on coming to the light side of the force. Android can seem a bit daunting at first, but the great thing is the flexibility. think about the way you want the phone to work and chances are you can make it work that way with changes to your pages and widgets. My wife and I have the same phone and the same version of Android and share all the same apps except gaming apps. I literally can't figure out how to use her phone whenever I pick it up and she can't figure out mine. We've customized them totally differently.

that's glory and the power of Android. You don't have a phone that works the way Steve Jobs said it should in an archive video. You have a phone that works the way you want it to.
jastroff
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9/12/2015 | 10:47:17 AM
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>> that's glory and the power of Android. You don't have a phone that works the way Steve Jobs said it should in an archive video. You have a phone that works the way you want it to.

 

Well said @dave. I've been involved in the PC vs Mac debate sicne, dare I say, the MAC first appeared. I've owned Macs. I like the MAC. I don't like the Apple ecosystem of "do as I say" so I prefer the Android  - let's me do what I want. 
shamika
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9/13/2015 | 4:37:43 AM
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This is interesting. I would love to see these features as soon as the launch takes place. TellME feature will add more value.
jagibbons
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9/14/2015 | 12:37:04 PM
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Completely agree on the Apple vs. Android mentality. I like my iPad, but there are limits to what I can. I feel like my Android phone is much more flexible to being tailored to how I use my device during the day.
Whoopty
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9/11/2015 | 7:18:47 AM
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Yea that sort of thing can be pretty frustrating. I wonder if they'll update the payment plan for this one too? 

I get that office 365 subscribers will have access, but will those without have to buy a subscription to get it or will there be a standalone option?
jastroff
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jastroff,
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9/11/2015 | 9:42:43 AM
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MSFT should get a medal for the amount of minor changes they can charge for. I guess for all those years they didn't catch on they are making up for now.

I still can't get my windows pw to work so I can update the dictionary, and calls to MSFT support are really a joke - 45 minutes, transfers, and cutoffs. It's got the worst phone support for paid products I've ever seen.

 
jagibbons
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jagibbons,
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9/14/2015 | 12:35:20 PM
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I get that office 365 subscribers will have access, but will those without have to buy a subscription to get it or will there be a standalone option?

@Whoopty, In a word, yes. We will upgrade at some point, but we aren't Office 365. Our volume license is about the stand-alone desktop application.


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