A New Device in the Armory (Android to WP)

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We recently added a new device to our Collection. A Nokia Microsoft Lumia.

We must say its worth every penny. Then came the part of porting from Android to Windows (Don’t worry we still own Nexus devices.. :P)

Porting isn’t much of a pain provided your previous device was as organised. Now why would you port to WP and what changes we liked?!

If you’re too bored with android and with the constant lag on your device or the dull display then windows is a perfect choice.

The best part of WP is that it supports manually moving/installing  by default apps to SD Card. The Storage Sense and Data Sense features allow you to track your memory use and data use to the bit.

Second powerful feature of WP Block or Select which apps should run in the background.  In Android we have what we call as Task Killers, they do free up RAM but only temporarily before the apps restart themselves. Luckily WP allows you to check which apps actually run in background and disable them.

Trust me the Metro UI looks very cool and alive!! The battery life is phenomenal.. With disabling apps in background the overall battery life drastically improves leaving you with battery that’ll last up to 24 hours. Next up Cortana. Man, I love her!! 😛

That assistant is smart, beautiful and witty!! Taking care of your reminders, notes, music and everything!!!!

The most important Lumia devices provide awesome features at affordable prices with guaranteed updates in future. One thing that we noticed that most new Lumia devices may have just 512 Mb of RAM but all Quad-Core leaving you with an amazing game playing experience even on devices as cheap as the 520. (by  games we imply ASPHALT 8: AIRBORNE).

Not to forget the Lumia Camera having tools that’ll capture memories rather than just photos. The Windows Phone gives a clean UI with from the basic system font to the live tiles and it easily integrates with all your social networks allowing you to push updates without having to open the apps!

To conclude with Windows Phone gave a personal touch to a mobile phone. #LumiaLove



1. Contacts

If you backed up/synced your contacts with Google you can just go to Gmail and download the CSV Contact file. This file can be uploaded to the People’s tab in Outlook, or you could add your Google account to your Windows phone which will sync your contacts.

2. Photos

Photos can be either uploaded to Onedrive or manually transffered from your Android device to you memory card which can be inserted into your Windows Phone. That’s one part of Windows Phone devices that we liked, that almost all of them have a SD Card slot

3. Apps  & Mail

You may not find all the apps that your Android hosted.. WP store does have all the essential applications that we use everyday and games too.You can either add your Gmail account to your WP or just import all mail to Outlook and add forwarding address from gmail to outlook.


In any case should you run into any problems be sure to shoot us an email at appcyla@gmail.com


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