Windows Phone app lets your PC or Microsoft Surface work with your Windows Phone 8 device
0. phoneArena 29 Oct 2012, 03:25 posted on
Now available in the Windows Store is the Windows Phone app which allows your Windows 8 PC, or your Microsoft Surface RT, to work together with your Windows Phone 8 device replacing the Zune client for these tasks...
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1. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)
So, this goes beyond the find my iPhone app. Love the sync feature. Lol Android doesn't have any of these features. Android doesn't even have a backup feature! You can't backup your data! If you wanna format ur phone u have to lose all ur data or rely on 5 or 6 backup apps from the play store! My point is that android is great but it still doesn't have some of the most basic features you would expect from all other os's.
2. chronopc (Posts: 86; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)
You obviously know absolutely nothing about Android. Contacts and calendar is backed up through Gmail, music is backed up through Google Music, pictures are backed up through Google +. There are also multiple third party apps that will allow you to do a full backup of the entire system. If you want to compare features, Android wins hands down.
Say what you will about Android, but at least Google doesn't forced to used iTunes in order to use their devices.
3. doejon (Posts: 397; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)
@kronic go sleep its 10 times to early for u to talk about os´s..
4. mrochester (unregistered)
That doesn't sound true; I can't even get Google Music in the UK so I don't know how my music could be automatically backed up to it, and I don't use Google+ so I don't know how my photos could be backed up to there either. I think you're confusing services that you have to opt-in for with automatic backups of your content.
8. chronopc (Posts: 86; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)
I can't speak for the UK since I don't live there, but in the US all of those services are tied to your Gmail account and they are automatic. With ios it just seems more automatic since you are forced to used iTunes, while with Android you can use it without using any of Google's services.
Also many Android devices supports SD card storage. So if you put pictures, videos, and music there, you can format your system to your heart content and never lose anything.
15. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)
Youre telling me someone actually uses G+, or whatever it is that they call it now?? Lol
19. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
more people on G+ than people who use WP LOL
24. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)
wow that musteve been a tough number to beat lol. Try comparing it to facebook or twitter...
28. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
that goes to show you that WP7 was a fail. WP8 might be good, but it won't reach Android/iOS levels.
30. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)
My dear sad android using friend, aristocracy was always the minority. You just keep hoping for soke butter project, we already have it.
31. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
so those using G+ are aristocrats, huh? I always knew it.. you commoners keep using your Facebook and Twitter.
you keep hoping for new features, we already have them
33. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)
Lol, at least we have fb and twitter properly integrated :P
10. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)
I have been an android user for the past 2 yrs I know how backup works. Only thing google backs up for you is contacts and wifi settings (JB). Just because you think I am unfamiliar with android doesn't mean you make up stuff. Android users rely on a plethora of apps to do back ups and only apks are backed up not their data. And we can use iCloud backup over the air along with iTunes wifi sync so keep your mouth shut. Are backups in ios backup every section of the device- whether its apps, app data, bookmarks, reading lists, contacts, call logs, photos, mail, calendars, iMessages, music.. Everything. My ipad unit was replaced and the restore from backup was so perfect that it seemed like the same ipad I was using.
11. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
only APKs are backed up? ROFL... don't make up stuff! Titanium Backup- backs up EVERYTHING you can think of, apps AND their data, contacts etc etc...
Plus, if you want to 'format' as you say, then the point is that you're SUPPOSED to lose everything.
Try harder next time TROLL
We also have Kies sync for those of us fortunate enough to have a Samsung device, which can sync and backup for us... your point is rendered invalid, and you are proven a troll.
18. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
yes, yes it does. Which is really easy to do.
22. SleepingOz (unregistered)
Titanium backup sucks dude..
Try My Backup Root/Pro(for those who don't have rooted devices) by Rerware.
It backs up everything!
27. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
oh thanks! I'll use it on stock devices like my mom's Note II. Thanks for the tip. The only reason i was using TB was because it's what I was using from the start. Thanks again
25. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)
And really voids your warranty. Thats why it doesnt belong in this discussion...
26. SleepingOz (unregistered)
My Backup/My Backup Pro does the same job on non-rooted devices. =]
20. SleepingOz (unregistered)
"do back ups and only apks are backed up not their data." You lost me there! LMAO! Either you're just a troll who never had an Android device or you're just too stupid to use it properly.
32. chronopc (Posts: 86; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)
You are incorrect in what you are saying. And it doesn't matter how long you have been using Android, it appears that you still don't understand it.
If you decide to use Google's services, then pretty much everything is backed up. Bookmarks are backed up via Chrome or Firefox depending on which one you want to use, reading lists is backed up via Google Books, Photos via Google +, Mail via Gmail, Calendars via Google Calendars, Music via Google Music.
And like other people mentioned, you can use an app like Titanium Backup or My Backup Pro to restore everything.
But Android gives you options and there is a learning curve to understand how to use it. Maybe it's too confusing for you. You should stick with ios like the grandmas.
6. Aaron_R96 (Posts: 198; Member since: 22 Jan 2012)
Android phone back ups also rely on the manufacturer, Sony have PC Companion which allows me to do a full backup of my phone as well as updates and adding such as music, videos and the like, I know Samsung also offer a very similar service through kies.. and like chronopc states, Google also offer backups through Calender and Gmail, so while this is not all intergrated into one app, you cant claim that android has no methods of backing up...
9. mnyoka (Posts: 4; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)
your absolutely so foolish u know nothing abt android its sad cos realy u have a weaker mind erection!!
12. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
So defensive with a stupid comment, go play with your toys and stop getting butthurt
5. maverick786us (Posts: 146; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)
How is it different from Zune. With WP 7.5 we have to use crappy zune to sync everything. With WP8 we have to use this application. With android and previous version of Nokia (PC Suit) it was much easier and handy to sync something. Does it provide the option of using your handset as USB Mass storage?
7. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)
And apparently it doesnt work for windows phone 7.5 >:( WHY MICROSOFT WHYYYY????? now i have to run that old zune cr@p on my lovely windows 8. dissapointing...
13. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
so much for support huh? atleast Kies works from 2.3 to 4.1.1
14. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)
Whats the use of kies when you get no updates thru it? Lol, at least my zune has a purpose....
17. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
updates?I updated my S3 to 4.1.1 using it last week.. your zune doesn't have a purpose, no more updates for your Lumia. When WP9 comes out, no update for the 920 either.
23. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)
Lets see your sgs3 in two years, im pretty sure it will end up just like the s and s2, forgotten. I get nokia updates regularily and got the tango update recently and im getting wp7.8. Do not forget that these are basically 2 year old internals we are talking about. Samsung forgot about the first s a lot sooner than that. So please dont talk about samsung support cos it sucks big time.
29. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
the S got updated from 2.1 to 2.2 to 2.3. it got it's two major updates. Samsung's support is good, Amazing even, IF you buy unlocked because that is what Samsung supports officially. Lets see you buy the 920 on Verizon, can you?
And whenever Samsung stops supporting my S3 (two years, i'll have the S5 by then), There is always XDA, which is why my S1 is running Jellybean comfortably.
Please, shut up, WP8 cannot take on Android/iOS right now, maybe in WP9, but not now.