1. 12Danny123's Avatar
    I swear ever since Microsoft got rid of the licensing fee for WP. We have seen an explosion of OEMs wanting to join WP.
    ucall-redmond-5_thumb.jpg French OEM Ucall Redmond 5
    neo-m1-wp8.jpg NEO M1 (Windows Phone version)

    Leaks
    Samsung Ativ Core
    Samsung SM-W350F.

    Sony making two new devices with new WP8.1 GDR update for July

    WP8 OEMs
    • Nokia
    • Samsung
    • Huawei
    • HTC



    Current WP8.1 OEMs
    • Gionee,
    • HTC,
    • Huawei,
    • JSR,
    • Karbonn,
    • LG,
    • Lenovo,
    • Longcheer,
    • Micromax,
    • Nokia,
    • Samsung,
    • Xolo,
    • ZTE
    • Prestigio.


    Do you think we'll see more OEMs coming to WP?
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    04-09-2014 03:06 AM
  2. bayanii's Avatar
    To have a PC in everyone's home, to having a WP in everyone's hand. That's a bit much. Lol.
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    04-09-2014 03:08 AM
  3. RavenSword's Avatar
    As long as there good products. Keep in mind that even with windows, yes there in far more homes, but depending on how much you spend or what OEM you buy it could be garbage. Thats a problem with being easier to license.

    people can flame me if they want, but that's a reason I believe PCs aren't as stable as Macs. Because with windows,anyone can make any piece of junk device they want with the software. You have to actualy spend some money on quality for a good PC experience.
    04-09-2014 04:10 AM
  4. bayanii's Avatar
    As long as there good products. Keep in mind that even with windows, yes there in far more homes, but depending on how much you spend or what OEM you buy it could be garbage. Thats a problem with being easier to license.

    people can flame me if they want, but that's a reason I believe PCs aren't as stable as Macs. Because with windows,anyone can make any piece of junk device they want with the software. You have to actualy spend some money on quality for a good PC experience.
    That's true, but you can also build your own for alot cheaper. Problem is most people don't know how to build a computer. I'm talking non tech company employees.

    Schools should have a shop, woodwork, and a computer building class as mandatory classes. Do they have that already? I mean all three in all 4 years of high school?
    04-09-2014 04:26 AM
  5. RavenSword's Avatar
    That's true, but you can also build your own for alot cheaper. Problem is most people don't know how to build a computer. I'm talking non tech company employees.

    Schools should have a shop, woodwork, and a computer building class as mandatory classes. Do they have that already? I mean all three in all 4 years of high school?
    nit that I'm aware of. They don't even have that in college far as I can tell. I know I don't know how to build a computer :/
    04-09-2014 04:31 AM
  6. bayanii's Avatar
    nit that I'm aware of. They don't even have that in college far as I can tell. I know I don't know how to build a computer :/
    Neither can I. Lol. Just saying we could learn. Know what I'm saying.
    04-09-2014 04:35 AM
  7. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    Schools should have a shop, woodwork, and a computer building class as mandatory classes. Do they have that already? I mean all three in all 4 years of high school?
    Raised: From reception (consider it Year 0 on the scale of educational years here in the UK), through until Y13. 14 years of woodwork and computer building classes. Mandatory, or face 1680 hours (10 weeks SOLID) in detention. Where you will be forced to do woodwork and computer building.
    04-09-2014 05:05 AM
  8. bionicgt's Avatar
    I wish we could get great hardwares with Samsung... those cheap S4 ripoffs are not making it for me .... lol... I'd love a Sony phone with WP8, is it even 10000% that they'll release one tho?
    04-09-2014 05:29 PM
  9. Jas00555's Avatar
    I'm optimistic, but I have a feeling that since Windows Phone is now cheaper than Android, we'll see a huge push for Windows Phone so the OEMs don't have to pay patent feed to Microsoft.
    04-09-2014 05:46 PM
  10. Guytronic's Avatar
    is the erasing of the WP fee already having an impact?
    The announcement most definitely had and impact.

    Guessing however I'm sure a number of underdog makers will be jumping on this.
    Who knows we might see the WalMart branded Windows Phone (kidding)

    Actual implementing will need to be handtrucked through each of the device\mainboard companies legal oversight departments.
    MS is giving licenses while still owning.

    Wonder what appL thinks all about this?
    Last edited by Guytronic; 04-11-2014 at 04:38 PM. Reason: dang blasted poor grammar as usual
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    04-09-2014 06:01 PM
  11. Kashan Osama's Avatar
    The announcement most definitely had and impact.

    Guessing however I'm sure a number of underdog makers will jumped on this.
    Who knows we might see the WalMart branded Windows Phone (kidding)

    Actual implementing will need to be handtrucked through each of the device\mainboard companies legal oversight departments.
    MS is giving licenses while still owning.

    Wonder what appL thinks all about this?

    ​They won't bat an eye on it
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    04-10-2014 04:25 PM
  12. inteller's Avatar
    Iphone will someday have the market share Macs currently do. They will ultimately be a niche player


    Sent from my Surface with Windows RT using Tapatalk
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    04-11-2014 01:41 PM
  13. jmshub's Avatar
    That's true, but you can also build your own for alot cheaper. Problem is most people don't know how to build a computer. I'm talking non tech company employees.

    Schools should have a shop, woodwork, and a computer building class as mandatory classes. Do they have that already? I mean all three in all 4 years of high school?
    As technology progresses, it's going to be harder for hobbyists to build their own PCs. Especially with inexpensive desktop PCs, it hasn't been possible to builld your own since the early 2000s. Newer PCs will be more and more integrated. The CPU will be soldered onto the mainboard, the RAM will be soldered in place. Most users' video cards are now integrated into the CPU die, and almost all other peripheral chips have been part of the motherboard for a decade now.

    I would support education that teaches people more about PC architecture and technology, but hands-on PC assembly is becoming a lost cause, I'm afraid.

    OP, I'd say that removing the license fee as well as relaxing the hardware requirements of Windows Phone has removed any real barriers that could keep a smaller OEM phone manufacturer from seriously looking at WP.
    04-11-2014 03:33 PM
  14. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    I wish we could get great hardwares with Samsung... those cheap S4 ripoffs are not making it for me .... lol... I'd love a Sony phone with WP8, is it even 10000% that they'll release one tho?
    Of course it is expect something at June from SONY.
    04-11-2014 04:33 PM
  15. RavenSword's Avatar
    Iphone will someday have the market share Macs currently do. They will ultimately be a niche player


    Sent from my Surface with Windows RT using Tapatalk
    Why do you say that? And what would that make WP?
    04-13-2014 11:41 PM
  16. squire777's Avatar
    As long as there good products. Keep in mind that even with windows, yes there in far more homes, but depending on how much you spend or what OEM you buy it could be garbage. Thats a problem with being easier to license.

    people can flame me if they want, but that's a reason I believe PCs aren't as stable as Macs. Because with windows,anyone can make any piece of junk device they want with the software. You have to actualy spend some money on quality for a good PC experience.
    There really isn't much correlation between a PC's price and it's stability. You've probably been brainwashed by Apple.
    04-14-2014 12:24 AM
  17. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    I'd argue that while this has indeed have an impact, I'd say that a lot of these OEMs (the low-cost Indian ones, at least) wouldn't be doing this if it wasn't for Nokia proving a point with their low-cost handsets.
    04-14-2014 12:27 AM
  18. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    There really isn't much correlation between a PC's price and it's stability. You've probably been brainwashed by Apple.
    I agree. The stability of a PC is more reliant on its OS (Win8 >= Win7 > WinXP, for instance), and how smart its users are. I've seen hardware failures, but it simply boils down to the latter.

    Mac OS is one of the more stable OSes out there, though. That's possibly one reason behind his thinking.
    04-14-2014 12:31 AM
  19. RavenSword's Avatar
    There really isn't much correlation between a PC's price and it's stability. You've probably been brainwashed by Apple.
    I've heard tons of complaints about budget pcs.
    04-14-2014 12:44 AM
  20. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    I've heard tons of complaints about budget pcs.
    Mostly because how laggy they are, how the components normally crap out after two years or so, and how poor the build quality is.
    04-14-2014 01:38 AM

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