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Poll results: Would you prefer an HTC One (M8) running Android, or Windows Phone 8.1?

Poll results: Would you prefer an HTC One (M8) running Android, or Windows Phone 8.1?
Almost five months after releasing the Android-based One (M8), HTC is seemingly getting ready to introduce a Windows Phone version of the handset. Allegedly called HTC One (M8) for Windows, the smartphone could be announced on August 19, and Verizon might be the first carrier to offer it. Apart from running Windows Phone 8.1, the new handset doesn’t seem to be too different from the Android model, having a similar design, and probably similar hardware specs, too.

Not long after we saw the first render showing the One (M8) for Windows, we ran a poll asking you to choose between it and the One (M8) that runs Android. The exact question was: which of the two HTC smartphones do you think is better? We’re not sure how this happened, but the Windows Phone version received 3,156 votes (54.98%), while the Android variant only got 2,584 votes (45.02%). So it looks like a lot of people really like the idea of a Microsoft-endorsed M8. Of course, this doesn’t necessarily mean that the Windows Phone variant will be more popular, sales-wise, than the Android model.

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Which of the two HTC smartphones do you think is better?
45.02%
2584 votes
(2584 votes) One (M8) with Android
54.98%
3156 votes
(3156 votes) One (M8) with Windows Phone

5740 votes


You can see the HTC One (M8) for Windows below, alongside an image that compares it to the Android-based version.

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posted on 05 Aug 2014, 23:59 15

1. Busyboy (Posts: 353; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


The poll results are shocking to me. I thought Android was going to have an easy win. Never knew how many Window fans are on PA lol, anyways I doubt the Windows version will have more sales than the Android one.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:01 18

2. GreekGeek (Posts: 843; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


Those are mostly paid shills OR Microsoft employees

Quite shocking that MS have to resort to this kind of cheap trickery

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:06 16

5. Busyboy (Posts: 353; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


I doubt MS would really waste their time on a small phone website to vote for the Windows version. I'm sure they have more important things to with their time.

As for the results, people who like Android voted for Android, and people who like Windows voted for Windows. The rest voted against Android (Apple fan boys cough cough) which gave the lead to Windows.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:09 6

7. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


True, but I wouldn't doubt a WP forum posting a sticky telling mbrs to vote in this poll.
It's been twerked obviously.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:09 9

8. GreekGeek (Posts: 843; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


Dude, where have you been?

Every forum on the interwebs where there are Windows-related stuff in the discussion, you have annoying SHILLS flooding them, I mean, the really obvious paid mercenaries lol.

MS is no stranger to these type of activities.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:11 3

12. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3556; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


I agree!!! iOS users do tend to have good taste, if that's the case.... Nice!

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:30 3

38. joey_sfb (Posts: 3006; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


You are right both iOS and Android user have better taste and being more objective.

iOS has exclusive apps and Android has every things else. What does WP8 has that is unique or must have to win an average Joe or Gal over?

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:10 7

9. juandante (Posts: 302; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


there is a lot of oddity everytime there is a ms pool.

microsoft, very sad from your part once more

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:14 4

17. GreekGeek (Posts: 843; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


SPOT ON

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:16 1

21. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 478; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


Sure.......

But at least you live up to your alias...! :-D

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 04:59 2

66. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1404; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


I knew this poll result would hurt Android fans like you. Haha, calm down it's not like the Android version will lose it's way to WP.

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 18:18

82. Eclectech (Posts: 73; Member since: 01 May 2013)


I have the HTC One M8, but I was waiting for them to release a worthy Windows phone. Now I am looking forward to jumping to the Windows M8.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:02 1

3. itsjustJOH (Posts: 85; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


*bandwagoners. Most of them cheer for WP but won't buy one.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:44

46. Mrmark (Posts: 155; Member since: 26 Jan 2013)


Agree! I do too! But only thing holding me back is spring selection of windows phones.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 02:41

60. Alex123 (Posts: 226; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


same here. I am using 925 but i voted for android since switching from android was big mistake I've ever made. Nokia was the case for me to use wp.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 04:38 1

64. Glim12808 (Posts: 393; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Why is everybody shell-shocked about the result? Personally I'm never going to buy either of those two phones but I voted for the WP one because the phone looks better with WP in it than with Android.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 05:55 1

67. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1404; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Because it hurt them a lot (the Android fans).

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:03 4

4. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Yeah, it does seem odd.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:48 4

48. ihavenoname (Posts: 1446; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


I'm pretty sure that somebody posted "vote for WP" or something at W(indows)P(ropaganda)Central or WMPowerloser.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:54 2

50. sukampret (Posts: 19; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


that m8 with wp look terible. i think sony z series with wp will look stunning.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:08 2

6. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3556; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Looks like the WP version is more interesting fair, and square... Anyone who disagrees with this poll, that's based on fact, is just being a sore looser... Looks like it's time for something new, and exciting!

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:10 13

10. Busyboy (Posts: 353; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Apple fanboys evidently voted against Android because there's no way there's more windows fans on PA over Android. No way

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:12

13. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3556; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


So, you're saying that ALL Android fans are so immature that they would vote for it just because it's Android?

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:14 7

15. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


You're implying the same for all WP users who voted.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:18 1

25. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3556; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Lol!!!. I was wondering if someone would reply with that... Yes, you could say the same for WP fans, to be fair..

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:15 1

19. Busyboy (Posts: 353; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


If they like it, why not? Most people who use Android (excluding Apple users) love it.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:42

45. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3556; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


What's up with this #43 dude down here? Is he seriously taking it to that extreme?Start posting links, and $hi#?... Lol!!!

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 01:45 1

52. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3423; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Well fandroids have no unity whatsover. Most of them are Oem fanboys, who bash samsung. There are very few true android fans here on PA (me, AfterShock, sniggly, PBXtech, joeysfb) to name a few.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:36 2

43. joey_sfb (Posts: 3006; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Since you like facts i will give you one from wppoweruser. This information come from a pro Microsoft sites. They still publish it because its a fact that wp8 is crushing down. Down! Down!

http://wmpoweruser.com/kantar-windows-phone-market-share-decreases-in-key-european-markets/

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:10 8

11. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3351; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Microsoft is well known for their dirty tricks. For example, it got leaked that Microsoft had hired
1,000 ‘Viral Marketers’ to astroturf the Xbox One & PS4 launches. These people would post negative things about the PS4 and positive things about the Xbox One.

Just recently Microsoft even admitted to hiring bloggers to say good things about Internet Explorer.

So if there are posters who always say good things about Microsoft, it's most likely because they are getting paid by Microsoft. Through some sort of "reputation management" company intermediary of course.

And with votes like this, it's just laughable. Obviously Microsoft via one of their intermediaries spammed the vote.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:13 1

14. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3556; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Wow!... The immaturity.. But, should I really be surprised?...

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:15 3

18. juandante (Posts: 302; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


for example rodeneye1.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:17

24. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3556; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Yeah, that makes it true... Ok.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:23 1

31. Busyboy (Posts: 353; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Rodneyej1 is just bum hurt that Microsoft would go through all the trouble just to be accused of cheating.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:27

35. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3556; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Lol.. Ok.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 01:49

53. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3423; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Well you can't call that 0xffff guy and that greekgeek guy a fanboy. They are basically conspiracy theorists.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:14 2

16. b4ckr3ad1ngth1ssh1t (Posts: 15; Member since: 21 Jan 2012)


i like android but i feel the m8 would better suite wp8 than android

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:16 1

20. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3556; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Could that be possible that you're actually making a mature statement?.... No, you must work for MS, don't you?...

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:19 1

27. Busyboy (Posts: 353; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


So if Windows software was on the S5 it would be immature to vote for it because you like Windows software? Makes sense lol

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:29

37. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3556; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Very easy to push your buttons.. Man, you're all over me!... Did you ummm read something I wrote that didn't sit well with you?.. Lol!!!!!!

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:33

40. Busyboy (Posts: 353; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


I try lol

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:36

42. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3556; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Oh well.. I don't know why we're arguing.. Like most PA polls it's really pointless anyways.......

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:20 2

28. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


It has Sense, which is such a blatant copy of WP as we're told by liveitup and others that it's actually better as android.
You can switch is looks at any time versus not so much.
But if you want to stick with just one look, WP has got you covered.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 01:51 1

55. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3423; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


*fakeitup

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 01:50

54. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3423; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Nope.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:16 6

22. snowgator (Posts: 3245; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Fun win for WP. If I were to guess, it is the idea if a new phone based on a very well received phone with great looking hardware. WP is only hated by a handful of posters who as far as I can tell have their self worth rolled up with their phone. Most Android fans do not worry about WP and realize a healthy 3rd OS will continue to drive improvements to their OS. A successful, HTC WP would be a great motivation for Google and Apple to continue to kick things into a high gear.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:20

29. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 478; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


Exactly! :-)

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:25

34. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3556; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Yep.. It's all just for fun,, for some of us... I think some of these guys are actually hurt over this.. Wow!

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 02:23

58. jojon (Posts: 91; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


excellent post snowgator

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:17 2

23. joey_sfb (Posts: 3006; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Its does not matter i follow real marketshare.

Android marketshare is still increasing over the rest.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:19 3

26. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 478; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


Like a good sheep...

Never mind personal needs or quality; just follow the flock.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:22 1

30. juandante (Posts: 302; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


for example you follow a thief because he doesnt act like the mass ? dont be fool.

if android and ios tops and wp flop it is for a good readon.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:24

33. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3556; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Wow!.. That's exactly what I was thinking.. Seriously!

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 01:56

56. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3423; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Yeah because following the majority gives you better developer support i.e. Apps and games, more 3rd party accessories and a wider community. So yes, following the she€p flock in electronics is a good thing.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 04:09 1

62. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 478; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


True with the accessories and games. Better developer support is highly theoretic; certainly OS support is no guarantee, seeing how fast Android devices end up obsolete. Wider community is also of questionable value; Greekgeek and others certainly demonstrate that there is no inherent value in numbers on this front.

I'll sacrifice obscure apps and accessories every day over functional and streamlined UI, build quality, camera capabilities and sunlight readability...

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:23 1

32. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3556; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


I think this is seriously hilarious... WP is no threat to Android yet so many are acting like they have to defend Android...
.........
Don't worry Android fans... Tomorrow everything will be back to normal.. WP with .5% market share, and Android with 300%... There, feel better????... Lol!!
.............
Hey, I gotta have some fun every once in a while...

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:27 2

36. Busyboy (Posts: 353; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Sorry, we just like stating FACTS.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:31 3

39. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3556; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


I know, I know... I'm just joking around.. Android is better.. There I said it!.. Now calm TF down..

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 04:12 1

63. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 478; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


Well, the facts regarding this article Shows WP beating Android, and fandroids whipping out the conspiracy-card; guess facts are only applicable if they support your take on reality...?

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 09:45

71. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3556; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Good point!!!.... They show ONLY the facts that benefit them..

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