To your first question, yes I will say the same thing, but it does not mean I will be ok with it. Sometimes, even if something does not bother me, I still fight for the users and for myself if I think too much is too much. I have nothing to hide, but being ok with it is another matter. For now, I am fine with it, my answer might change in the future if it goes too far. I never used Windows Phone, but I know my incoming emails are very slow using the Mail software from Windows 10. Another thing that is useful is the google drive integration with docs/sheets/slides when you have people working together on one thing. I really love that feature and I believe it is still not available on Microsoft Office. I used the cortana stuff to sync my android messages to my Windows 10, but that too was synced very slowly and I got notifications quite late, but I can't tell if its an Android or a Windows problem. However, the recent addition of messages.android.com is very useful for me. I suppose it depends what your needs are. In general, I use free and/or Open Source software to get my work done when google or microsoft does not have a suitable program/app for the work I want to get done, and those apps often do not support any sync features. From someone who never used a Windows Phone, what would be the advantages of doing so? Maybe you are right that Windows Phone is better for productivity, but I know that I really need my emails right away. Read the first paragraph above. Your limited mental capacity allows you to assume that we are ignorant to everything they decide to do to the masses, which isn't true at all. Just like everything else in life, there is a limit to everything. At the moment, I am fine with google using my personal information and I enjoy using their services. I think that is a fine trade-off. Being ok with it does not mean I am ok with all the privacy breaches that are going on out there. It doesn't mean I won't fight for other people even if it doesn't directly affect me. Like I said, I got nothing to hide, so I decided to use google services. The pros of using their services outweighs the cons for me. One situation, which is limited to this present moment, does not mean I am ok with everything out there or that I will be ok with what google does in the future. Recording users' personal information will always happen. It keeps many businesses alive. I am not against that at all, to me its more about how much I will tolerate.