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Quick Impressions of Windows 10 Phone 10051 on a Nokia Lumia 1520

Ok, so I didn’t really read the release notes much.  I was out of town at a funderal and just installed it.  Generally not the smartest way of doing things, but I am a trained professional.

The immediate ‘show stopper’ is that Office isn’t included.  I tend to use OneNote a lot.  Oops.  Wunderlist appears to be a useful enough substitute for the few weeks I have to wait for whatever build puts that back in.

It is most definitely a work in progress with varying degrees of fit and polish (or lack thereof).  The most immediate things to worry about are the apps that simply don’t work.  They start to launch, then exit.  I’m looking at you, Netflix. And the new Outlook mail and calendar apps look nice, but the unified mailbox is gone, which I definitely miss at the moment.

But the biggest negative difference that I’ve noticed is the sudden drop in battery life.  It’s hard to quantify without testing it, but it appears to drain 2 to 3 times faster than with its official 8.1 counterpart.

If you can deal with that, it’s worth a look.  As long as, you know, you don’t need Office.

posted on Sunday, April 12, 2015 10:49 PM Print
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