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  1. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    No, the recent app announcements won't be "enough". Tech press will continue to complain about lack of other apps, and mock anything Windows as hopelessly uncool. iOS users will just complain about more esoteric apps, about how ugly and confusing the start screen is, and about the lack of polish. Android users will complain about lack of configurability and the underpowered hardware. And we'll all just continue to complain to each other.
    Duppy Kankera1 and dalydose like this.
    10-27-2013 09:57 PM
  2. Jazmac's Avatar
    Flipboard and the game Cat Physics!
    10-27-2013 10:05 PM
  3. Squachy's Avatar
    It needs the flavor of the month apps to be available at the same time as the other platforms.
    I think right now sit has sort of has become BBM.
    Candy Crush has pretty much run through its 15mins of fame so whether it comes or not it comes soon doesn't matter anymore at this point. (like when Words with Friends and Draw Something arrived at a time when no one seemed to care about it anymore)

    Honestly I don't know what the major universal 'in' app that everyone and their dog is using right now is other than instagram.

    Its starting to become more of the region specific apps (like banking apps, store apps, etc) that are lacking rather than the actual 'popular' ones.
    10-27-2013 10:13 PM
  4. dalydose's Avatar
    are all of these Nokia exclusives?
    If so then im going to android, I feel like i wasted 3 months of saying "flipboard is coming, then i won't need to change" but its just a Nokia exclusive.
    This is the worst part of the WP8 experience.
    someone always has to threaten to leave. I guess it feels good to dump on public.
    10-27-2013 10:24 PM
  5. Mohammad Nor Hidayat Sufa's Avatar
    Sad but everyday I hear or see Candy Crush being played. MRT, buses, fast foods. This game could actually affect WP sales I guess. Lol.
    10-27-2013 10:55 PM
  6. iamqbm's Avatar
    is official instagram coming for 7.8 ..??

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    10-27-2013 11:59 PM
  7. njnbat's Avatar
    A turning point is very crucial for windows phone's race towards Top smartphone OS . If instagram and Vine is giving the much needed turning point,i am sure other app developers will also join too.
    But my only doubt is whether these many high end apps are just enough for some one to buy a windows phone on comparison with android.
    10-28-2013 10:51 AM
  8. KnightOfAnfala's Avatar
    I don't think getting Intagram, Vine and Flipboard will be enough, but it sure was a coup announcing them at Nokia World. We need more developers considering releasing WP versions of their apps alongside their Android and iOS versions, which is really difficult to do especially for small programming teams who most likely would have to choose one platform to start with.

    Re: "mobile race/war": In the case of WP, adoption is crucial. I am choosing to support WP even though it doesn't have some of the more mature features that Android has because I'd like to have more choices once mobile tech matures. I don't want to be stuck choosing between a company that puts ridiculously high prices on their overrated devices, and another company whose primary business is selling ads. I personally would rather have a third choice, and WP just happens to be a perfect choice for me. From a developer POV, the UI is very promising and provides the most functionality, especially as we get better screens and SoCs, icons just won't be able to keep up.
    10-28-2013 11:19 AM
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