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  1. Ivin Laney's Avatar

    ...WP needs some killer feature that is so obviously better, that it markets itself. MS' current focus is important too, but none of those efforts will lead to obvious advantages with enough appeal to switch large numbers of people to WP, particularly not those who are becoming ever more entrenched in the Google and Apple ecosystems.
    IMO I feel that is the tragic flaw with windows phone. It does many things very well but there aren't any obvious advantages over iOS and Android's implementations. I worry that once Microsoft closes all the gaps and windows phone reaches parity with the other operating systems, there won't be any obvious or compelling reason to switch. This becomes even more difficult when you consider how invested people are into the respective ecosystems. To answer the OP's question, I also wish Microsoft would find that killer feature. I'm rooting for the little guy but things don't look good.
    a5cent likes this.
    01-15-2014 01:59 PM
  2. theefman's Avatar
    My wish:

    MS should shift strategy and focus all available resources on making WP the single best platform for mobile/casual/social/cloud-supported/high-end gaming. I can think of nothing else that would resonate with enough consumers to boost WP from mediocre to acceptable market share.

    Currently, MS' approach is to make it easier to port existing Android and iOS games to WP, which usually occurs as an afterthought. That won't sink WP, but that approach won't get WP anywhere either. WP needs some killer feature that is so obviously better, that it markets itself. MS' current focus is important too, but none of those efforts will lead to obvious advantages with enough appeal to switch large numbers of people to WP, particularly not those who are becoming ever more entrenched in the Google and Apple ecosystems.
    I have always felt this should have been the way MS went with WP but Microsoft has been too focused on ios and android stuff instead of working on making the OS itself the draw. Things like having custom hubs or allowing apps to integrate into native hubs rather than just being the app launchers they are now.

    That was the hope I had for Xbox live gaming but look how that turned out, its a complete joke compared to the other platforms.
    a5cent likes this.
    01-15-2014 02:21 PM
  3. a5cent's Avatar
    Things like having custom hubs or allowing apps to integrate into native hubs rather than just being the app launchers they are now.
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    Absolutely. I think you are the only one picking up on that. It seems that the original design intentions behind the hubs have been forgotten. Despite being nothing like what they were intended to become, they haven't evolved one bit since WP7. The potential is still there, but at this point I doubt that potential will ever be realized. If they don't evolve further, then they're stuck at the stage of being glorified app folders. I consider the integration between IM apps or different contact sources just a different incarnation of the same design philosophy, which MS hasn't been improving upon either.

    Sad...
    01-15-2014 03:39 PM
  4. greedypnguin's Avatar
    Make me CEO. Id be perfect
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    01-15-2014 03:51 PM
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