Anyone else hate how reviewers only seem to be looking at apps when it comes to the ecosystem? Even that i'd give the ecosystem a 6-7.
But why do you never hear in reviews for microsoft products (win8/wp8/hardware) about the services eco systems. How skydrive, office, xbox, skype and how these things work together to make the experience better.
I'm wondering because while they never talk about this in microsoft products you always hear about the google/apple non app ecosystems.
**** Ballmer showed a lot of this during the Build event on Tuesday. Take Xbox for example on the music front all of my playlists and music artist sync between my Windows 8 PC and my xbox (as do my video season passes).
Or games like Adera where I started playing on a computer at best buy when I was testing windows 8. When I finally put windows 8 on my laptop the game save transfered over the cloud and I finished where I left off at another PC.
Or xbox smartglass in which I'm controlling my xbox which is argubly the most popular media streaming box on the market.
I think the display and camera should have been bumped a notch, but the ecosystem at 5 is fine. If third party apps make up the majority of the ecosystem score, then I think WP8 lays the ideal foundation to bump that up. Will be interested to see how the new phones in 6-9 months improve on that score.