Windows 8 Phone & How Well It Works With Windows 8 PC

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    Mar 26, 2013 4:41 PM GMT
    I have been using a PC with the Windows 8 OS the last few months. It took me a while to get used to the Windows 8 OS but now I really like it.

    My question is whether any of you have a Windows 8 Phone and a PC with Windows 8 and do the two work well together. I have a iPhone 4S and iPad and like how the two see to work really well together. I'm thinking about replacing my phone though and am considering a Windows phone as well as Android and iPhone 5. I know the Windows Phone has far fewer apps but what I'm really curious about is whether it works easily with a PC with the Windows 8 OS.
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    Mar 27, 2013 4:10 PM GMT
    What? No one with a Windows Phone and PC with Windows 8 willing to share their thoughts?

    Guess Windows Phones are even less popular than I thought! icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 28, 2013 1:40 AM GMT
    What do you mean by "work well together"? Just because the devices are all from the same company, doesn't necessarily mean you need to keep everything the same.

    I'm sure Windows 8 and Windows Phone have a great out of the box experience with Office, Outlook.com, Sky Drive, and Xbox. But then again, Android has Google Docs, Drive, Gmail, Picasa, and so on. And of course there are third party apps that tie in services also.

    It really comes down to how you want to use your phone and pc together.
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    Mar 28, 2013 1:42 AM GMT
    Devices from the same ecosystem nearly always work well together. Same goes for my Blackberry phone and Playbook tablet.
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    Mar 28, 2013 1:48 AM GMT
    Android "just works" because everything syncs to the cloud. So it's not really dependent on any computer OS/platform.
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    Mar 28, 2013 1:54 AM GMT
    I think it is more of question as to what applications you have on the PC that will sync up with the phone. I still use iTunes on my PC and I just use an app called iSyncr to keep my Android updated via wifi.

    I'm sure Microsoft has similar apps.
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    Mar 28, 2013 9:21 AM GMT
    xrichx saidAndroid "just works" because everything syncs to the cloud. So it's not really dependent on any computer OS/platform.


    Thanks. One of my concerns is whether Android will be as easy to use with a PC as a Windows Phone.