1. Jack Janik's Avatar
    I mean, they are so focused on windows 8, which is part of (whether we like to admit or not) a dying market, while the mobile market is rapidly expanding. Nokia is miles ahead of Microsoft with support for the OS. They certainly have the assets to innovate WP, let alone polish it. You, know, things that can be easily added like a notification center, VPN support, .gif support, and even Xbox video, their own creation, is not on WP. Many developers don't want to work on WP apps because Microsoft does not even bother to. I love this OS, but it's held back by a negligent owner. :-(
    10-24-2013 11:20 AM
  2. Robert Carpenter's Avatar
    I suggest you do more research. Xbox Video is coming to Windows Phone soon.

    And incase you haven't heard, there is a HUGE update coming to Windows Phone in early 2014. It's called Windows Phone 8.1.

    Unless you know that Windows Phone 8.1 isn't going to be a significant update and a huge overhaul, then I don't think you are in a position to say that Microsoft is neglecting Windows Phone.
    10-24-2013 11:25 AM
  3. WinU's Avatar
    I agree with Robert but we will just have to wait and see. I really hope Microsoft does an awesome job with 8.1 and the Cortana (if that ends up being what it's called) Digital Assitant app. I haven't heard much from Microsoft or anyone lately about it. I'd love to see it with 8.1. Would be a cool feature!
    10-24-2013 11:33 AM
  4. Jas00555's Avatar
    They do support WP, just not directly with constant software updates.

    You do realize they're a corporation with budgets right? The Windows Phone unit doesn't pool out of the same money that Windows 8 does.

    I also disagree saying that Windows 8 is dying because its not built for mobile. It definitely is for mobile devices. Just be patient, padawan, wp8 is not even a year old yet.
    10-24-2013 11:36 AM
  5. z33dev33l's Avatar
    You also realize there are those of us who see how pointless and ugly a notification center would be alongside our live tiles, right?
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    10-24-2013 11:37 AM
  6. WavingReds's Avatar
    Windows 8 a dying market...yes
    10-24-2013 11:40 AM
  7. tgp's Avatar
    You also realize there are those of us who see how pointless and ugly a notification center would be alongside our live tiles, right?
    I could agree if the live tiles were more "live" than they are. They're not very dependable at the moment.
    10-24-2013 11:57 AM
  8. HeyCori's Avatar
    They do support WP, just not directly with constant software updates.

    You do realize they're a corporation with budgets right? The Windows Phone unit doesn't pool out of the same money that Windows 8 does.

    I also disagree saying that Windows 8 is dying because its not built for mobile. It definitely is for mobile devices. Just be patient, padawan, wp8 is not even a year old yet.
    If Windows 8.1 can get an 8.8 at The Verge then Microsoft must be doing something right, lol.

    As far as updates go, I also disagree with the notion that MS is hardly supporting the platform. In fact, they quickly released two updates (GDR2, GDR3) while also prepping a massive update with WP8.1. Sure, there are tons of stuff that MS still needs to work on, many of which are hinted to be addressed with 8.1, but they have not abandoned WP. Since WP7 Microsoft has given us one big update per year. Just so happens they're a couple months behind. It sucks, yes, especially considering that Apple did a pretty big overhaul with iOS7, but it's hardly the end of the world.
    10-24-2013 12:06 PM
  9. anony_mouse's Avatar
    I mean, they are so focused on windows 8, which is part of (whether we like to admit or not) a dying market, while the mobile market is rapidly expanding. Nokia is miles ahead of Microsoft with support for the OS. They certainly have the assets to innovate WP, let alone polish it. You, know, things that can be easily added like a notification center, VPN support, .gif support, and even Xbox video, their own creation, is not on WP. Many developers don't want to work on WP apps because Microsoft does not even bother to. I love this OS, but it's held back by a negligent owner. :-(
    For Microsoft, it makes much more sense to concentrate on Windows 8 for PCs than for phones. PCs are a massive and very very profitable market for Microsoft. I doubt the PC market will die, although it will shrink (mostly because people and companies won't see much point in upgrading). But even a declining market will be enough to keep Steve Ballmer in office chairs for a long time to come.
    10-24-2013 12:23 PM
  10. jedpatrickdatu's Avatar
    Another reason why Microsoft has been very quiet recently is that they're doing a major reorganization right now so they can become a "Devices and Services" company that can create updates fast like Android and Apple. The Nokia acquisition is also complicating things for them right now.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-24-2013 11:35 PM

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