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Android users can now download the official Windows Phone Central app

For those of you that carry more than one smartphone you'll be pleased to hear the Mobile Nations family now has a new app addition - Windows Phone Central for Android. I'm sure its pretty fair to say that most of us will have friends rocking an Android smartphone - so send them over the below link and get them introduced to what Windows Phone Central has to offer.

They currently may not know what they're missing out on. 

As you would expect, users will have access to all the latest news as well as our forums - meaning for a well rounded Mobile Nations experience straight from your smartphone.

Along with the Android Central app this is the fifth application we've now brought to the Android platform - along with CrackBerry, iMore, and Smartwatchfans. But don't forget that if you're still a die hard Windows Phones user you had better make sure you have our own WPCentral app installed. 

Hit up Google Play to download the Windows Phone Central app and spread the word. 

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99% of Android users hate WP :/

R3DJOK3R1 says:

and i am the 1% 

pepcok says:

so we're 3% already.. (yeah I was good at math classes)

pjs312 says:

Also 1%

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MERCDROID says:

Me, too!

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Andy Yates says:

It's getting crowded in here!

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walter1832 says:

Can I join?

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MERCDROID says:

Absolutely!

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pepcok says:

someone should start counting the users. Per my supreme math above, if we get more than 100 people, the percentages won't work anymore :D

Agh...it's getting cramped here

LOL
That's what she said

Dunno

Just trying to make this comment thread as small as possible

MERCDROID says:

Lol, wow.

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Should I make it better? :D

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Me too!

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(Just Kidding, i don't have Android xD)

And me.

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Antistatic says:

I LOL'ed because i read the percent comments of pepcok.
And I'm still laughing :-)
Relax, I'm a Lumia 920 owner and not a droid :-)

SPIDER3220 says:

You don't 1%. You 0,0000001%

Gud to know that android user love wp

proparham says:

WP is android fans' second choice for an OS. its mostly because of its modern design . 

And also just like android it provides choices (although not as extensive, still better than the same design since 2009)
Also its not a complete lockdown, it allows regular stuff like memory expansion, Bluetooth file sharing, industry standard ports and the brand name of Nokia has more dependable legacy than what isheep worship

MrSimmix says:

I'm a WP and Android user. So yeah 1%

rodneyej says:

Just opened the door for petty Android sheep to come troll.. Oh well, I'm sure the good Android fans will outweigh the stupid... Lol❕

Jaskys says:

It's free for android anyways, so they can download it and then give it 1 star

DJCBS says:

Well, so far it's with 4.9 out of 5. I guess Android fans aren't as intolerant as you paint them ;)

And there's like 0.01% who have an Android phone and desperately want a Windows Phone :) Me!

BldyIdt says:

You should go to the comment section on Android Central. The biggest part of the comments are positive ones. You can stop with this prejudice now ;)

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MERCDROID says:

+1

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corproberts says:

I have a nexus 7 alongside my 920

I have both android and wp device, but from my experience, almost all Android users hate wp. When I bought ATIV S everybody was like: omg trash, you should have bought s3, ms is dead, wp has no apps and games, android is best, there is not and there will never be better os than android, android is perfect, you wasted money,....

MERCDROID says:

"almost all" is a stretch, don't ya think?

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exkerZ says:

Also. Your peers seems to be very.. Biased and uneducated. Sorry to say it this way.

scdkad says:

And most likely never tried a WP..

angy ortiz says:

100% wir¡th you. People keep telling me  I should have bought a galaxy instead of my 920. They also say that windows phone ui is ugly.

Scotty_V says:

Yep, went to look for a L1520 with my wife like 3 days ago and stopped by one of those mobile phone pagodas that has multiple carriers and I asked if they had any available. I got the "oh.....you want a windows phone........yea...we don't have those."

pierrerv says:

Dude, you must have a bunch of dickhead friends who talk nothing but trash.

TonyDedrick says:

You got evidence for that claim??

angy ortiz says:

experience my friend experience

jlynnm350z says:

Make that 6%. Not so good of school

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adrian1338 says:

Implying Andoid userbase would be 100 instead of millions. Who has been "not so good of school" here?

jiggaman135 says:

Not me... I'm an original wp user , from my old Samsung focus to my lumia 920, but I'm on my Nexus 7 right now.... I love both platforms for different reasons! And am very happy to now have wpc app on my nexus7

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duoFurious says:

Some do some don't. I like them all.

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kingjah says:

Great comment, so do I.

Well I'm happy to say this Android, Chromebook, and Tablet user is also a owner of a Lumia Windows Phone, and happy I can get my WP info on my Android devices.

exkerZ says:

In reality, windows phone users hate android... Android users are actually quite tolerant of windows phone. The only thing they dislike is lack of google services. Also, they are excited about Nokia Normandy. They are a lot more open minded.

BldyIdt says:

+929

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angy ortiz says:

I hate android.

MERCDROID says:

Why, exactly? I can understand not wanting to use it, but "hating" it? Surely, you have better things to do with your time, than "hating" an operating system?

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lucas710 says:

This is a Windows site not just WP site. I may dislike WP but I love Windows 8 on tablets, laptops and desktop.

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kiddj55 says:

Yaay! Just switched to Android 2 weeks ago! Glad I'll still be able to easily keep up with the news :)

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MERCDROID says:

-_- and, if he doesn't?

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aafa says:

You left WP, but what's your reasoning for WP news?

angy ortiz says:

jajajajaja what are you doing here trator

Traitor? This is an operating system....

ortizang says:

I know but he has nothing to do here anymore. One of the things that I personally love about windows phone is that in this place we are like a family, and together we see how this operating system is growing.

They're not worthy

MERCDROID says:

-_-

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rodneyej says:

I hope you're one of the smarter Android fans... If so,,, we'll be alright... If not,, oh brother.. Lol❕

MERCDROID says:

Lol, we're good. I'm a fan of technology, period. I strongly believe that it's silly to hate or dislike a person, because of what operating system they prefer.

Think about it: only over the internet does that happen. In actuality, we all have a friend or two or more that use a different operating system than we do. Do we treat those people differently? I sure don't.

So, yeah.

rodneyej says:

Yaaaaaaaa!!! Awesome...

PureView says:

Ugh. I just tried this on my One X and it's just such a more beautiful and faster app than the WPCentral app on my Lumia 1020. And the Android app is free! If Mobile Nations is developing these apps themselves, then they should do it for Windows Phone as well, for FREE, like it is on Android.

myrandex says:

The app is free with ads on WP too...

PureView says:

With the header and the status bar at the bottom, plus ads, and you get next to no space for actual content. I have no problems paying. I just meant that this Android app looks plain superior to our app in every way. Let's hope the WP app steps it up.

RyanAMG says:

Jay works with WPC not for them and its his app. I'm sure when WP market share grows they will pay him for it or make a new one. Ether way when you drop $0.99 your supporting Jay

PureView says:

I dropped those $0.99 about a year ago ;)

mrappbrain says:

Exactly. Besides, its unfair to call the app free with ads. It is missing quite a lot of functionality in the free version, so its more like a feature limited trial.

Android version lacks, let's see...Live Tile, Lockscreen support, push notifications, Live Tile and native support for sharing

But yeah, otherwise, exactly the same experience (eye roll)

Jas00555 says:

Daniel, you said live tile twice, they must be really important to you (;

Wait ... I CAN HAS LIVETILEZ ON ANDROID?

IceDree says:

Hahahahahahahaha Oh Phil.
Nice to see you here :) come around more often.

kingjah says:

Spellchecker?

MERCDROID says:

Sarcasm? Ever heard of it?

PureView says:

Live Tile? Seriously? Those are platform specific features. No app on the Play Store has Live Tiles, not one out of the million. And if this app has widgets (i'm sure it will if it doesn't have it now) then it automatically has lock screen support since you can place widgets on the lock screen.

The WPCentral app on Windows Phone does NOT have push notifications. It's a 30 minute polling interval.

kinpin2131 says:

These are platform specific features... Everyone screws Windows phone users, even WPCentral ... sigh ! 

giffis says:

Daniel it has bloatware, which can only be removed by 2% Android users. Rest 98% does not know what actually Android is.

dante501 says:

Live tile. Yeah but in android u call that widget and u do have that with the WP central app on android. Lol

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angy ortiz says:

lockscreen support? you must be kidding

 

Gilgameshi says:

That last eye rolling bit was absolutely unnecessary. We would get your point just fine without the douche remark. 

The current Windows Phone app very much follows the Windows Phone design standards; the Android app follows Google's design standards. 

We are talking with Jay (the developer) about bringing the existing app in-house.

Jas00555 says:

Does that mean that Jay won't work on the app anymore? Jay can't leave! We need him for the podcasts.

PureView says:

That's great news if Jay can work with Mobile Nations.

proparham says:

but the is still doesnt fit in WP . the animations arent supposed to be there and the icons are just ugly. wp central better get one of those DVLUP design consultations for their own app.

QwarkDreams says:

So, Podcasts, videos, wallpapers and offline lists, do they work in the free Android app?

Disagree. The official app for wp is super sexy.

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Today one of my friends bought a Nokia Lumia 525. She switched from Andriod to Windows 8. I passed on the link of WPCentral so that she could get news of all the latest stuff happening on WP.

Lets see if I can refer some of my Android friends to WPCentral. :)

adrian1338 says:

Just tell them we have GTA San Andreas :P

dante501 says:

Android has that for a while already GTA San Andreas.

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Abhay Tyagi says:

Not fair, very bad. The WPcentral app is free on Android but paid on WP8... :(

schlubadub says:

The trial is free and fully functional. It just had ads.

Abhay Tyagi says:

The available trial is ad-supported with only the video section, live tiles, toast notifications, offline reading, wallpapers and the podcast player disabled, all other features are accessible.

schlubadub says:

Yeah, so people aren't really missing out on much if they're too tight to spend a dollar. I don't use any of those features, and I paid for the app!

Abhay Tyagi says:

Then why don't they think the same for android ? why do they make it free for android ?

And it's not about using the features, it's about having them. Android users have them for free, are they too tight to spend a dollar ?

Montpbm says:

Lol do they even want this app on their devices..

MERCDROID says:

I have it on my Note 3. It's good to be aware of all mobile news and open to all platforms.

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BldyIdt says:

Hey, I thought you'd wait for the Mobile Nation app? :p

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MERCDROID says:

I couldn't =) my curiosity got the best of me.

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SamiSaifDine says:

Prettier than ours :'(

Montpbm says:

That's bs we had to pay for it and they didn't!

schlubadub says:

We didn't either. You only paid if you didn't want ads

ahmedjan87 says:

No you pay to unlock more features one of them being offline lists and lock screen support and wallpapers

schlubadub says:

Yeah true... not exactly "must have" features. I certainly don't use any of them

Radu Vasile says:

How can it be free on Andoid, and WP users have to pay it?!?

Conhavi says:

Will be nice to have this one on my Nexus 7 :)

Why is their UI more beautiful??? :(

This is much needed.  Cross platform news.  Google and Microsoft could learn something from this... ;-)

MERCDROID says:

+1

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Xaphoon148 says:

Google can go...

sqlchicken says:

Daniel said its coming this week

iBandar says:

But why? lol and please make it free for WP users as well.

I'm sure if we do this, people who paid for it won't complain. I'm positive!

EngineerTuna says:

First found Wpcentral app in store, paid instantly and The price didnt matter at all, i guess still doesnt matter..

willied says:

Is $.99 really that hard to part with? I know you might not think so, but developers do deserve to be rewarded for quality work like the WPCentral app.

Xaphoon148 says:

Had no problem paying for this app, AND I have live tile with notifications... :P
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kingjah says:

Can believe people complain about buying a 99 cent app!

Jas00555 says:

5 official apps for Android, yet only 1 for WP :'(

ChRiS4932 says:

Still waiting for the officail WPCentral app for Windows 8/RT!!!! :)

This week. Just got 1.0 last night.

ChRiS4932 says:

Awesome!!! Can't wait!!!! :)

adrian1338 says:

does it sync  the licence?

ktl88 says:

Hahaha... Good one. I hope you were just joking! :D

anon6074623 says:

YES!!!!!! Finally!!!

Games Goblin says:

I bought the Wpcentral app for my Lumia 920, but live tiles are not working :( - I am using Nextgen reader to read WPC updates

RyanAMG says:

Uninstall reinstall that should fix. Or make sure you didn't turn it off in background tasks

First try the following steps :

1) Disabling WPCentral in the background tasks.

2) Un-pin from the start screen

3) Restart your phone.

4) After that open the WPCentral app and re-pin the live tile.

If the above steps do not work, then uninstall and re-install the app again. Hopefully it shold get fixed up.

Games Goblin says:

I tried everything - unpin from start, reboot, start again and pin - no luck. Reinstalling did not help too; and I can't see wpcentral in the background tasks list. But when I click on advanced in background tasks, it says "these apps can run in the background, and you may not be able to block all of them". I can see wpcentral is greyed out in the advanced list and can't change any settings for it there.

EDIT: If it's of any help, I am on lumia black - only bought the WPC app after updating to black; so not sure if it's a problem related to the black update.

EDIT 2: Oh man! I figured it out! There is an option to turn off/on the live tiles in the settings page of the WPC APP. It was off by default - I turned it on and BAM! Live tiles are a go!! Even has the option to custiomise the color and update style of the tile! Thanks everyone for the help. Maybe it would help to mention that live tiles are turned off by default in the app description.

WishuKaiser says:

20 minutes ago I thought of it would be nice to have an WPC-App on Android until I move to WP. Thanks ^^

Although it may not be as good as Jay's WP app (I'm biased), it still is nice. Thanks for making the app.

So give us android central I am not sure if this was a good idea!

Fndlumia says:

Wpc for my nex7......

amol071 says:

Noobs....windows phone has to pay...but Android has free? Not fair bro *not amused*

greedypnguin says:

Its only just launched for android so know one can complain that they paid and others didn't because they cant. I guarantee people will complain that they paid for the app on windows phone and its not fair others don't have to pay now

schlubadub says:

It's free on WP too, it just has ads

SRoshan143 says:

Where is it..?? Never found free version. 

ahmedjan87 says:

Some apps trial = free

schlubadub says:

Just go to the full app in the marketplace and download the trial... it will do everything you need

KoreyTM says:

I really wish that Mobile Nations would create a unified app instead of these fragmented apps representing each site. With their current road map, they'll have to create 4 different apps (possibly 5 to include smartwatchfans) for 4 different ecosystems, resulting in 16 different apps that they'll have to manage with updates and improvements. Why not just create 4 Mobile Nations apps, one for each ecosystem, and have each app contain everything a user would need to navigate through each of the Mobile Nations' sites and forums? That sounds like such a better idea all around!

mrappbrain says:

What an absolutely fabulous idea!

It is on the roadmap for this year.

We have not decided if we are going to leave the site specific apps up once the unified app is out. Having each site's app is great for discoverability (people searching the stores), but yes a pain for maintenance.

DJCBS says:

I think you should leave separated apps and add a unified one. That way those who go across all platforms get use a unified, and those who only care about one or two of the platforms can have their apps more exclusively tailored for their needs.

KoreyTM says:

As long as the need to maintain the many individual apps doesn't impede on improvements and feature developments towards the apps, I could agree with the idea of keeping them in their respective stores. My argument to unify the different sites into one app for each ecosystem was mainly motivated with the idea that each unified app would then be more polished and feature-rich compared to the use and maintenance of many individual apps. I wouldn't want Mobile Nations' ability to improve their apps be hindered by the extensive amount of man hours needed to maintain the individual apps.

aitt says:

Wish there was an Android Central official app for WP

david90531 says:

Sweet! I can now use WPCentral on my transformer tablet :D

jpling says:

Wow thanks!!looks fantastic on my nexus 7! Maybe we can get a better/prettier/faster app for our wp8? And free? How does that work? Lol

david90531 says:

Using it right now, very nice first release. Of course WP8 version is nicer and more complete, and I kinda hope it stays that way

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giridharangm says:

On the UI-wise, both of 'em looks good. But on price-wise, not fair.. :(

I can't hear you of the roar of my Lamborghini's engine...what was that?

greedypnguin says:

He said "On the UI-wise, both 'em looks good. But on the price-wise, not fair.. :(" Your welcome

Do you know what's not fair? My tax rate on my second Lamborghini! Outrageous!

Jas00555 says:

Please, Daniel, that's your problems? I can barely get to my front door since I have to climb over large piles of money. Don't bring that poor nonsense here!

giridharangm says:

Too bad you've only two Lambhorghinis.. You should see my garage...

DJCBS says:

You drive your own car? What a peasant thing to do...

Sam Sabri says:

You'd rather be in the passenger seat of a Lamborghini?

MERCDROID says:

I just want to get a seat period, lol.

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Sam, if it were you who was driving, I would have to say yes! <3

kinpin2131 says:

You're far too snarky for an "Editor-in-chief" . 

RyanAMG says:

He is bitching over 99¢ about a app MN's did not make. Its Jay's app.

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kinpin2131 says:

Fact that people "bitch" about something doesn't mean you should disrespectful to them. People( including myself) like to bitch about stuff, if you're going to run a site like WPCentral, you should be prepared for stuff like that. 

RyanAMG says:

If one is going to bitch over 99¢ maybe one shouldn't have a smartphone ;)

MERCDROID says:

Boom.

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giridharangm says:

Now I may be wrong.. but pretty sure one can have a smartphone and bitch about anything one wants... Nah I'm not wrong :)

RyanAMG says:

One that drive Mercedes don't bitch about gas prices because they would look like a tool. One springs for a smart phone that cost more then a flip phone then bitch over 99¢? That makes one look like a tool. So bitch on my friend

kinpin2131 says:

It's not always about the money, I've bought a ton of Windows phone apps worht over 99¢ , I rufused to buy the WPCentral app because I don't like the design. ( I dislike apps with black backgrounds) 

Anyhow Dan's snarkiness ( is it even a word ? lol) is something I noticed a long time ago, if you haven't noticed just check his inteaction with commentors.

MERCDROID says:

Daniel Rubino being an Editor-in-chief doesn't all-of-a-sudden make him perfect. If users are allowed to constantly "bitch," then editors should be allowed to be snarky.

If you don't like it, you can move to another site. You ALWAYS have that option, brother.

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kinpin2131 says:

No , he doesn't have to be perfect but he should learn to show some respect ,  even if people make "stupid" comments . As an editor-in-chief, he is supposed to be better than the average reader. 

MERCDROID says:

Ok, fair enough, brother. I see what you mean.

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MERCDROID says:

Haha +9000

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dante501 says:

no i dont hear your ROAR of your engine of your Lamborghini but i hear the ROAR of Katy Perry in my Bedroom. ;-)

 

apocacrux says:

Now we need an Android Central app on Windows Phone.

Dazzi says:

Totally agree -- but Jay Bennett would have to design the app though!

apocacrux says:

Agreed, Jay would make it far superior to the Android version of Android Central as its not nearly as userfriendly as the WPC app on WP8.

Don't worry their going to bring it, eventually

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pgangele says:

Please, Make it free for WP!!!! :(

magnus117 says:

Awesome, I'm switching to Moto G until MS sorts out their s@#t

oddom says:

That's a nice phone, my coworker took my advice and bought one and she enjoys it.

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magnus117 says:

Yeah, looking forward to it. I just ordered it. Can't wait!

Live2Deliver says:

Brace yourselves, the WP haters are coming!

MERCDROID says:

-1 stop implying that all Android users "hate" Windows Phone.

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MERCDROID says:

Just because you "hate" Google doesn't mean that Android users "hate" Windows Phone.

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oddom says:

So excited its here for me to read! I usually use the website or feedly for my wp news but this is much nicer :D

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WPCentral is free to Android an no to Windows Phone ? Is a joke ? Wtf ???

We're stealing your data on Android, so it's not really free.

Dazzi says:

Ha ha ha -- I like the sarcasm Mr Rubino...

ktl88 says:

Looks like Mr. Rubino is pissed of with comments on WP free for android users but not for its own platform. Hahaha.

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