I have held on to Windows phone as long as I possibly could. I've been a windows phone user for 11 years. 11 YEARS!!! I'm using a 950XL at the moment, love it. But the lack of app is finally catching up to me. I hate opening an app today, and it not work the next day because the developer decided to stop supporting the app. Several popular apps disappeared from the store. Paypal, Chase, Zillow, Realtor app, Xfinity, watch ABC, Lumia apps, to name a few. Windows phone no longer offers the convenience that android, and iphone have to offer. Snapchat is one of the most popular apps out there. It was created in 2011 and we can't even get on WP. Its 3rd party app was banned. I'm tired of compromising. I'M TIRED OF SETTLING FOR LESS.
Here are the top 3 reasons I decided to give up WP:
1. Killing Groove Music. - That was the last straw for me. Spotify is not nearly as good as Groove. Not even close. Spotify's catalog is can't compete with Groove's catalog. Why would they discontinue on of their best apps?
2. The Windows phone guru's at Microsoft no longer use Windows Phones. They gave up on their own product. Why should I care for it when they don't.
3. Microsoft is focusing on developing and supporting their apps for OS and Android. I intend to switch to Android and transform it into a Windows Phone.
I will still keep my 950XL and update from time to time to check in on the progress. I like the rumors I've been hearing about a Surface phone. The rumored design looks awesome. If developers want to go back and start creating and supporting apps for WP I may come back. But sadly, I won't be holding my breath.