- 01-17-2013, 07:44 PM #1
They just announced full house poker pro, but only for windows 8 and XBLA? MS Made such a big deal about the ease of porting an app/game from WP to W8 to Xbox. MS decides to not to do this anyway. Funny thing is, Windows Phones are selling better then Windows 8/Surface is right now, so the only explanation for this is that MS's divisions need to start working together more. Windows Phone is getting more support from 3rd party devs (Gameloft, Disney, Cut The Rope, Rovio, etc) then the amount of support MS is giving it's own platform. This problem doesn't exist on other platforms such as iOS and Android.
- 01-17-2013, 10:24 PM #7
Where exactly do you go for help on Android? XDA? That's a community not unlike this one, just full of condescending A-Holes. Apple is really the only OEM that supports its products because they manufacture their own phones as well. RIM is another but they have bigger fish to fry.
01-19-2013, 09:07 AM #8
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In the first few days of Windows 8 launching in October they sold 4 million copies.
By the beginning of January they had sold 60 million copies, similar growth to Windows 7. While overall sales and adoption of Windows 8 is down it still sells much, much, much, better then Windows Phone 8. In addition to this Surface RT has presumably sold about 1 million units since it's release.... it's fair to say that WP8 is out selling Surface RT.
By the end of this year hundreds of millions of Windows 8 licenses will be sold.
- 01-19-2013, 09:16 AM #10
Ad duplex put out figures that had the Surface RT at 7.6% of Win 8/RT market share. If that is true the experts who estimate 1 million Surfaces sold are way off.... More like 4.6 million
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- 01-19-2013, 10:09 AM #13
- 01-19-2013, 10:10 AM #14
They started making WP8 BEFORE they launched WP7. So if those 2 years has produced this incomplete mess, then like JaxState said - ruffle his feathers and mine too.
New OS is the lamest excuse for WP8. I did that with WP7 and defended every thing wrong in this world. Not any more. This isn't new. We have incompetent development team and lets just accept it. They are terrible with implementing features, pushing updates and fixing bugs.
With WP7 Microsoft splashed money to advertise it because they wanted Metro UI to be a bit familiar and not totally alien. Now all the adverts are Windows 8, and WP8 is marketing is left to OEMs. Microsoft seems to believe that if ecosystem idea can grip on public heads, than WP8 will automatically drag along. That is fair as a business policy. Emotionally, I am not ok with this. But this ain't a love story.
- 01-19-2013, 11:24 AM #16
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- 01-19-2013, 11:46 AM #17
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