10-30-2015 12:18 PM
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  1. msnawe's Avatar
    The Google layer is just a part of the system. The linux foundation is really what has saved time. It would have taken them years because they can even start the android but if they did the full stack in house.

    Go to a shop and compare a closed OS DECT phone with an android DECT phone both 2015 models. They are still 10 years behind on the closed one. It's like holding a Nokia N95.

    Of course WP is a better closed OS, I'm just talking velocity.

    If Microsoft select what they should do in house and what they should just take from Open Source, they will be as good as Google in terms of velocity. Then they have to do better than Android of course.
    10-29-2015 10:26 AM
  2. colinkiama's Avatar
    Windows 10 Mobile is quite locked down. For example, Facebook can't make a Messenger app where the chatheads popup on your homescreen - because they don't have access. They can do this on Android because they have more access.
    It would be nice if Microsoft were a bit more open with the OS though but then again, iOS doesn't have chat heads and look how well it's doing.
    10-29-2015 10:50 AM
  3. msnawe's Avatar
    The UX needs to remain fairly consistent. Being too permissive only makes things more messy.
    10-29-2015 06:22 PM
  4. John M Beauchemin's Avatar
    Open Access is customer friendly and is the way they should go. Just like my desktop PC, I should be able to install any piece of software someone writes for the OS. Putting a giant gate between the developers and the customers with a bouncer checking to see if your name is on the list is exactly why I'm getting rid of my iPhone.
    10-30-2015 12:18 PM
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