Windows Phone Woes
My current phone is a Nokia 1520, running Windows 8.1 (have not been able to upgrade to 10) and I absolutely love it. It is great for work (Office, PDF reader) takes phenomenal pictures, has a seamless OS and, if someone were to attack me, I could use it for self-defense. Unfortunately, support is severely lacking; my bank dropped its app, there is not one for my car insurance nor my health insurance (or the MyMazda app!). Just about any time I see “Download the app!” I can feel the impending disappointment. Now, I really do not need all of the aforementioned things to live (I have been surviving quite nicely, thank you) but the new Mazda Connect is treating Windows like my bank; I cannot receive or respond to texts (my ’13 MS3 did) and this is a major thing for personal and professional reasons as I am the road quite a bit. Lesser inconveniences are no support for Pandora (I bypass that by just going the Blutooth Audio route but it would be nice) Aha or Stitcher (no Windows apps available) and, though not really important, phonebook picture import and personalized ringtones (need my Cyprus Hill, yo!). BTW, all this can all be found on the infotainment.mazdahandsfree.com site as I was wondering why I could not receive text messages.
My Windows phone sucks! What OS have you been using and to what degree of success? I am not inclined to iOS (had it in the past) or Android (never had it, but willing to try). Phone model suggestions would be helpful too. I know with Apple I am limited to size and memory, but there is a myriad of Android devices out there. Any experiences and/or suggestions/recommendations would be most appreciated. Thanks in advance!
'16 Meteor Gray Mica FWD GT
Last edited by funambulistic; 02-10-2016 at 10:29 PM.