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Old 09-14-2011, 07:13 PM
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Question There's no way to adjust font size in WP7?!?!?!

I got the dell venue pro, and it's not as good as I expected - as the OS has quite a few limitations I didn't really know about. The YouTube app is only a link to open the web browser, the damn thing still can't do flash video nativly, and I can't see the fonts on THIS site as they look microscopic!!! Is this ONLY w/the dell venue pro, or is it just the way (currently, I hope temporarily) WP7 is???

I'm sending this thing back if so, and I'll just got get a (YUK!!!) Android phone - the fonts enlarge & columns auto-align when browsing ABI especially.

Really,...is this how WP7 is???
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If I had to guess, the fonts thing is an IE problem. My Zune doesn't do it, either. (You could always zoom in )
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Old 09-14-2011, 07:58 PM
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If I had to guess, the fonts thing is an IE problem. My Zune doesn't do it, either. (You could always zoom in )
Zooming in and going side-to-side to read a paragraph is just assed backwards. I'll be returning this POS if the Mango update doesn't come in a few days - and alleviate the issue. My old Android phones could do it, even the horrible blackberry storm I had - this is unacceptable. I'm not going to "settle".

And YouTube in Mobile mode in the browser is just pathetic,...really.
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Don't blame you in the slightest.

On a somewhat related note, how's it going besides YouTube and fonts?
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Thanks medion!!!

And I'm ONLY liking the METRO UI, and the hardware itself (as in the EXCELLENT slide up keyboard & the sweet screen). So far I see no reason to stay with WP7,... And I don't think a Zune pass or great video playback make a difference either.

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Youtube is hampered by Google restricting MS to some form of lower quality API or web access. Try Supertube preview edition.

Have you manipulated your view in-browser - or tried an add-on browser?
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While WIndows7 looks elegant, IMO it is too constrained and there is not much customization that can be done. Android phones are the total opposite, where you can customize them to your heart's content. My Android phone has Adobe Flash built in, and playing Youtube is seamless. If you get an Android phone with good running hardware the experience is just as smooth as any other iPhone or WIndows7 device.
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I'm going back to Android - FTW!!!
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From what I've read, the Mango release will still not provide Adobe Flash. The multitasking capabilities will be somewhat improved, but still won't provide true multitasking like Android devices. There are supposed to be about 500 improvements to Mango. It will probably be a viable upgrade, but not sure if it will win over Android customers. I also believe Android's answer to Mango will be Ice Cream Sandwich, which will combine the best worlds of Froyo and Gingerbread.
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Will the Android "J" release be called Jalapeno? lol.
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Will the Android "J" release be called Jalapeno? lol.
lol, I love Android's naming conventions.
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lol, I love Android's naming conventions.
As structured as the OS.
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As structured as the OS.
Say what you will about the OS itself, but Android's release names are markedly consistent...It doesn't take a master codebreaker to understand that each new one is 1) alphabetically successive, and 2) a dessert item.

Does anyone know what led Microsoft to call their latest update "Mango"?
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Say what you will about the OS itself, but Android's release names are markedly consistent...It doesn't take a master codebreaker to understand that each new one is 1) alphabetically successive, and 2) a dessert item.

Does anyone know what led Microsoft to call their latest update "Mango"?
They saw how successful the competition(see below) was with a fruity name, and decided that imitation was the sincerest form of flattery?













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They saw how successful the competition(see below) was with a fruity name, and decided that imitation was the sincerest form of flattery?
Now that makes sense. Thanks for clearing things up, Marvin!
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Youtube is hampered by Google restricting MS to some form of lower quality API or web access. Try Supertube preview edition.

Have you manipulated your view in-browser - or tried an add-on browser?
Actually, this is a limitation imposed by MS thus far, not Google. If you open up the Youtube streams on your desktop, you'll see the following formats supported:

240p - 3GPP
360p - 3GPP
360p - MP4
360p - FLV
480p - FLV
720p - MP4
720p - WebM
720p - FLV
1080p - MP4
1080p - WebM
1080p - FLV

So, for streams over 360p, you need either MP4 (via H.264), WebM, or Flash, neither of which are properly supported on WP7. Also, while both the iPhone and Android have implemented WebM support via their browser in HTML5, the current version of WP7 has zero support for HTML5. While Mango is supposed to address this, MS has gone on stating that they would NOT implement WebM support (in desktop IE9/10, so doubtful they'd implement it on mobile).

Blame MS for their mistakes, not Google. Youtube is available in a diverse amount of formats, but MS chooses to only support the low-bandwidth 3GPP codec.

I will fault Google for only offering FLV support for 480p. But, that's supposed to change as well.

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Say what you will about the OS itself, but Android's release names are markedly consistent...It doesn't take a master codebreaker to understand that each new one is 1) alphabetically successive, and 2) a dessert item.

Does anyone know what led Microsoft to call their latest update "Mango"?
Donut was a popular Android update as it was the first major revision to Android since 1.0 (Banana Bread and Cupcake were facelifts). As a result, the first WP7 update was called "NoDo," assumed to be a mocking attack on Donut. Since they started with "N," M=Mango was next. It also puts them ahead of Android, making it harder for Google to choose items (they tried to avoid naming their versions after a copyrighted product if possible).
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So, people, how does the Android Dell Venue sound? Yes or No?
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Since they started with "N," M=Mango was next. It also puts them ahead of Android, making it harder for Google to choose items (they tried to avoid naming their versions after a copyrighted product if possible).
I get the "our-update-title-is-further-down-the-alphabet-than-yours" aspect of "Mango" versus Android's release names (even if it carries no connection to actual feature dominance), but I still don't understand how Mango's "M" naturally follows NoDo's "N"...unless Microsoft working reverse-alphabetically makes some sort of obvious sense I'm totally missing...
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