Do you see those little dots and “resuming” when switching apps in Windows Phone often? It’s not you or your phone

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1. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 550; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

"Resuming" is the new word for lag in Windows Phone.

2. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

It's a real problem man. It's seriously bad. I mean, well, idk about WP flagships, but my Lumia 521 and Lumia 635 went through these "Resuming" all the time and it could be really bad many times.

7. SeanContra

Posts: 82; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

I use a Lumia 525 and WP 8.1 fixed a whole lot for me. I rarely see these "resuming" screens and the transitions are very smooth/fluid now.

12. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Transition is pretty stable on my Lumia 635. Resuming screen is so obvious though. That phone came with 8.1 out of the box. But comparing to the Lumia 521 I used to use as a daily driver for a few months before, it's about the same at resuming. 8.1, however, seems to have slutter when I go back to the homescreen. Not that it is laggy during the formation of the tiles, but the contact shortcuts don't flow with other tiles. Everything flows nicely into place, and the contact shortcut tiles appear afterward. I think it's weird. I don't think it happened on my 521 with wp8. That doesn't bother me too much though. It's just weird.

18. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Tried it a few times; it flows nicely into place on my 1520, both People tile and individual contact tiles...

27. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

-__- weird then. Cuz it's always like how I described it on my earlier comment. Always. Not a single time without that. I'm on official WP 8.1. What version of WP is your 1520 on?

51. makar

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

i try to open a pdf file in 1320, 630, and 720...a 140MB file.. these can't open the file...failed to open the adobe reader and the file... then i think maybe the adobe reader isn't as good as in the android and ios, or the RAM to small (but it's failed to explain how 1320 can't open the PDF)...still see the dots gliding... any explaination? .^_^.

55. shamashu9

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Android lags in 2gb of ram. Duh.

73. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

We have not bring Android into the picture till now. All Android users using modern version like jelly bean and above are happy with it. We do not have a dedicated posting on lag or resuming. More and more people are using Android each day and WP phone while good for fandom, most people still choose to avoid. Even Microsoft has put an EOL date of WP8. http://techcrunch.com/2013/03/18/microsoft-says-windows-phone-8-support-ends-july-2014-still-no-official-successor-announced/ Please keep your discussion to WP alone without dragging others down with you.

74. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Platform market share is everything, here why! http://www.wpcentral.com/7-eleven-drops-windows-phone-support http://wmpoweruser.com/wordpress-looks-to-be-dropping-their-windows-phone-app-keeps-blackberry-going/ I am a practical person that why I always stick with proven platform. Save me pain and money every time.

5. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

lol... WP had 1 saving grace , and now even that is gone... what's left in WP now ? ahh right stupid me, they still have MS fanboys.. :P

52. ph00ny

Posts: 2031; Member since: May 26, 2011

This has always been an issue but selectively ignored by the blinded fanboys. Same goes for iOS apps "closing" without any notification (crashed)

30. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Theres them dots liveitup is always saying Android stole from WP. No wonder we have no idea what he's going on about there, we don't have them.

31. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

No that is the resuming animation, there's also the loading animation both which i don't mind as it plays into the animation theme of the OS such as when you hit a Tile it gives the animation of turning the page of a book. What i was saying Android took from WP is this. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-L_5b-bsrBvU/U8aVZicelaI/AAAAAAAAALk/D2c7sWK52OA/s1600/wp_ss_20140716_0008.png You see the three dots on the far right. hitting those three dots expanded the menu. In Android here they are at first they used to be square and at the top right hand side. http://cdn.gottabemobile.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/ICS-Screen05.jpg See how they are square dots for the menu are square there. Now in the later versions of Android they are now went further and made them round that is in an attempt to clean up the aesthetic, a later and noticeable difference also they (Android) are adding similar animations like on WP when you hit the expanded three dot menu for eg in Chrome browser it flows just like WP. http://www.phonearena.com/news/Chrome-beta-scores-an-eye-pleasing-Android-L-like-animation_id59249 Android is largely playing catch up to WP but WP is not as popular as Android so more people don't realise this.

32. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I am starting to believe maybe, just maybe, WP is right for you.

33. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

To each their own.

44. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Should anyone care about that little sheeet though, honestly c'mon? If they used the word Menu, it'd still be a prior art work problem for you wouldn't it, like it made the whole Google empire what it is today. Sounding like an ifan claiming someone copied rounded corner of iphones.

49. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Companies borrow ideas all the time,there is nothing wrong with that, Android is great in its own way. What i have a problem with though is the hypocrisy, for eg, i remember when WP flat UI got hated on then once the big boys did it its no longer a problem, i could go one and on but you get the point. How can your fans bash me and call me #hit when their fav OS imitates me, that is what i have a problem with, its quite hypocritical.

81. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

"I am starting to believe maybe, just maybe, WP is right for you." +100. I think he really did find his "perfect" cellmate.

34. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

"Android is largely playing catch up to WP but WP is not as popular as Android so more people don't realise this." What in the hell are you smoking, boy? When did WP get Cortana again? Was it 2011? 2012? 2013? Or was it motherfu.cking 2014?

35. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Actually WP had a virtual assistant before either Google or Android. Tell Me was found on WP it was a capable assistant that you could say for eg. Text Jennifer and it texts what you said etc. Siri and Google now simply expanded upon the features of Tell me. WP had the first virtual assistant for any modern smartphone platform. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jY6QfxmMAII Cortana is simply a more up to date version of tellme.

39. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

And Google had voice commands ever since 2.0. Cortana adopted features that Google Now and to a lesser extent Siri had and gave it a personality that gamers could identify with. Which is smart. If you'd like I could go feature by feature with WP and Android, complete with first appearances by date and software version. You'd find out really quick who's had to catch up with who.

42. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Microsoft had voice command back in the days of Windows mobile. Microsoft had been working on Cortana for a while now, while Cortana has qualities best of both Google and Android as well as other stand out features that gives it the edge that doesn't mean Microsoft looked at those guys since back in the day Microsoft was talking about features of a future Tell me which i would relate to Cortana. That was before Google now was around. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PR74_TT8lN8 Actually the first time i saw Google now it reminded of a feature in earlier WP called (Local Scout). If we go feature by feature you would find many on Android that was found on Windows mobile. Many features found in WP are and were unique and hadn't been done before WP did it.

43. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

And if we go feature by feature you'll find just as many, if not more features that were found on Android before they were found on WP. If WP really had a ton of unique features that anyone cares about, why has Microsoft focused almost exclusively instead on attacking anything they can about Google in their marketing campaigns?

46. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

What features are they id like to know.. Microsoft sucks big time and i mean major when it comes to promoting WP that's why. Google, Samsung Apple, are a heck of a lot better than the crapfest that Microsoft calls marketing. Microsoft when they hit Google was simply pointing out things that they think the public should know what Google does with their info. To me if Google, Apple or whoever does the same thing to Microsoft as long as it is truthful then that is fair game, its educating consumers. Companies calling each other out no matter who benefits consumers, its up to those who got called out to defend themselves, show us how the company who called you out is lying, if you cant do that then the company that calls you has a valid point.

40. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Aww look at you little fandroid pouncing on anything negative about WP. I've never noticed this "resuming" thing on my L1520 ever. I have noticed it a few times on my 520, but that may be due to the lower RAM.

45. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

then stop saying WP is lag free on low end device like lumia 520.. We know android isn't perfect on low end , and neither is WP

47. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

On 512 MB ram WP runs like a dream compared to Android on same specs. No technology is truly lag or problem free its the level of lag or problem that makes the difference.

50. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

No one said WP is "lag free" on low end hardware. WP works A LOT more smoother and faster on low end hardware than Android is what we WP fans say. Don't make up stuff in your tiny brain.

61. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

No one said WP is "lag free" on low end hardware. That is the biggest load of excrement I have ever read.
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