You don't have to like that the time frame exists. You don't even have to buy WP. You're free to buy what you wish. I merely pointed out the time differences to use a little common sense. This is a fast moving industry. Microsoft can't time warp years of development and magically catch up to iOS or Android. You don't have to like it, but it is what it is. I haven't heard any excuses from them...
The gaming comparison isn't as valid. They've been in development long before initial release. Just cause one company brought something later doesn't mean they haven't spent time on it. Windows Phone was a start from scratch. Same as BB10.
True, my biggest gripe with iPhones...the price.Ok checked all features in IOS 8 and still only useful thing are actionable notification. To have Mac integration I would still be missing something even if I buy iPhone, that's Mac . Other things are not so interesting.
Don't get me wrong, it's not bad OS but I also isn't something that would make me pay so much for a phone.
Don't worry, I'm already aware of the fact that I 'can' buy what I wish. I don't need you telling me that. .
MS was responsible for WM wasn't it? So they do have a lot of experience in the mobile world . Yet WP7 and 8 lacked features expected on a smartphone. You don't have to like it, it is what it is.
I like WP and will continue to support it, but the truth remains; they are slow compared to the competition. WP8.1 was due last year. If it did come out last year, WP would have definitely been in a better position than it is in today
Wow, WP8.1 already feels outdated.
The WP team needs to pick things up real fast. No long waits before updates, huge features in GDRs etc. It took a year for apple to accomplish this much (took MS 2 years to go from WP8 to WP8.1). Sad thing is, nothing would change in the WP update process anytime soon
Yet with all this overkill, metrics indicate that iOS will loose market share to WP. Productivity and enginuity aren't Apples problems, it's affordability, and it's in markets like Asia and Europe. iOS8 is a pleasant update, but I think WP knew that it would be, so while iOS8 for develpers will drop later this month, WP8.1 which is pretty much still in developers preview will get updates like today. Expect another update, this one fairly big to come either right after or right before the official upgrade is made available. Now they have seen what iOS8 is about, they can tweek 8.1 a little and still have it appear as the official OS update, right as the 930 and W8 get released, not to mention Lenovo and other OEMs later in the year. All is all it works out well for both enterprises, since we know it's all going to culminate around the holidays on what's the best bang for your buck. That's a battle iOS is loosing now.