Windows Phones Users Still Experiencing Trouble with YouTube

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halcyon

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So if you avoid Windows phones you don't have these issues. Seems like an easy fix. ...there'salot of Android devices to choose from.
 

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That isn't the point. People are buying WP8 devices for their own reasons and this behaviour can only be seen as anticompetitive as iOS has full access. Maybe they really are scared of MS's growing ecosystem and it's future development.
 

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The b[citation][nom]Cryio[/nom]Why are the Google folks such d*icks as of recent?[/citation]
The buzz has gone from Chrome, they can't get a full OS to compete with Windows finally developed and they are trying to hold on to whatever they can now. Being scared of losing something is the quickest way to lose...
 

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[citation][nom]Cryio[/nom]Why are the Google folks such d*icks as of recent?[/citation]
Microsoft can get the standards and make app/browser/phone work themselves. Google is under no obligation to provide it.

For example, how many times people at Tom's have desired for Steam to offer games in Linux? Is Steam to blame for the management decision when not providing it till late?
 

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[citation][nom]Cryio[/nom]Why are the Google folks such d*icks as of recent?[/citation]

What kind of post is that?

I am going to make my own Phone OS tomorrow. I am going to use my own standards and protocols. If Google doesn't configure YouTube, Gmail, Google Maps to work off the bat on my system by noon tomorrow, I am going to throw all my toys out of my pram and call them d*icks.

... or I can grow up a bit.
 

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Conspiracy theorists, please read the article again. In particular:

>>The problem only crops up for some Windows phones users. Those that have set Internet Explorer to 'Desktop' mode receive the prompting, while those on 'Mobile' mode don't.

If Google wanted to scupper YouTube on Windows phones, that would be the other way around, yes?
 

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If you block all users except the ones that use Android, you might be legal. If you allow all users except Windows Phone users; probably not! Especially if you changed something specifically to deny them access.
 

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(Can't edit my message above, so...)

On the other hand, according to the linked article:

"The behavior is specific: head to m.youtube.com and click any video. In the past, such an action would launch Internet Explorer’s HTML5 video player, allowing Windows Phone users to watch just about everything that was mobile (assuming it wasn’t a Flash-only video). Now on Windows Phone 8 devices we get prompted to install an app."

Which seems the opposite what the article here says?
 

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This whole article because of some prompt that only appears if some idiot has changed the mobile browser to desktop mode?
 

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Everyone so sick to waste precious bandwidth to watch multiple times online videos loading them each single time, instead of downloading once and playing infinite times for free from local drives, urges to be nagged&abused in the worst way from monopolist of the network, monopolist of searches, monopolist of contents, monopolist of operating systems, monopolist of devices,...
 

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I used to be able to use the youtube website on the phone, but now I can't on the Lumia 920 (if that answers any questions).
 

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"Either you die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain"

That is what happened to Google. Another Apple syndrome :\
 
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No problem with google maps or youtube on Windows 8 phone lumia 920...is this a non-issue?
 

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[citation][nom]scottawells[/nom]No problem with google maps or youtube on Windows 8 phone lumia 920...is this a non-issue?[/citation]
-1 for not contributing to the conspiracy ;)
 
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