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  1. Saxithon's Avatar
    Well if MS really starts giving the more or less "exclusive" features like cortana away (and they will.), win10 for phones will be dead in my eyes. It has nothing exclusive then. You say livetiles? *laugh*
    03-13-2015 05:03 PM
  2. JP8296's Avatar
    They are adding features other OS's already have it nothing new or additional to make attractive that's disappointed  and the idea of having the same OS on all the devices is more about what you will get on the PC not the phone as the features are shown
    I think that people are way ahead of themselves with W10 and their expectation is way high for the moment. It's way too early to judge anything. W10 is on his early early phase and there's not to much to talk about. there will be news things that are not yet public knowledge. Exploding Tiles will be full of potential and maybe that new spartan browser will come to mobile version. But is difficult to come up with a game changer feature that will revolutionary phones OS and fingerprint scanner on a phone is just lame.
    03-13-2015 05:13 PM
  3. paulxxwall's Avatar
    03-13-2015 05:22 PM
  4. oviedofreak82's Avatar
    I don't use Android currently, but with it you can set app defaults, like clicking a link and having it automatically open in whatever browser you choose, or have a specific photo app open by default when you manipulate photos. Android is also very similar to a PC, you can overclock the cpu and do other things. If you plug a keyboard and mouse up to an Android phone, a cursor will appear in the screen, and you can do real work on it. Having usb otg lets you plug in high quality audio hardware like DAC's and also plug in usb sticks.
    Let's be realistic here: Of the more than 80% of people who own Android devices how many actually care about those features? How many everyday PC users care about tweaking their computers? The vast majority of people want a working product that doesn't take a degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Programming to operate.

    Look at the masses who use iPhones. Most people don't care about features all too often, they just point and shoot their cameras, text, & make phone calls while using various apps on their devices. Same hold true on Android devices. Instead of focusing on features that Windows is missing they should focus on functionality and user efficiency with quality apps.
    03-13-2015 05:25 PM
  5. ven07's Avatar
    Well if MS really starts giving the more or less "exclusive" features like cortana away (and they will.), win10 for phones will be dead in my eyes. It has nothing exclusive then. You say livetiles? *laugh*
    The basic idea with cortana is to give people a look into our world :) However I get what you're saying, if users can have our best features on a different and established platform, why should they jump ship and join us... I think MS is looking towards the future; we might not have windows phones tomorrow, but the services will always be there
    03-13-2015 06:03 PM
  6. MarkusDindu's Avatar
    Let's be realistic here: Of the more than 80% of people who own Android devices how many actually care about those features? How many everyday PC users care about tweaking their computers? The vast majority of people want a working product that doesn't take a degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Programming to operate.

    Look at the masses who use iPhones. Most people don't care about features all too often, they just point and shoot their cameras, text, & make phone calls while using various apps on their devices. Same hold true on Android devices. Instead of focusing on features that Windows is missing they should focus on functionality and user efficiency with quality apps.
    I don't know how many other people care about those features, these things I listed were simply things that I find to be neat on Android. I could have listed some more common things, like a tap and pay payments system, but I'm sure everything I say, you'll find an excuse to shoot them down.
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    03-13-2015 07:07 PM
  7. mrpuny's Avatar
    If you're looking for something to "wow" you in Windows 10 on phones, I think you're setting yourself up for disappointment. Well, depending on your definition of "wow". You know what would "wow" me? Microsoft releasing a major new Windows OS update for phones that a) works on existing hardware (unlike the WM 6 -> WP7 or the WP7 -> WP8 transitions) and b) doesn't involve a whole new API (again, unlike the WM6 -> WP7 or WP7 -> WP8 transitions). That would be amazing. Instead of starting over from scratch and having to spend significant development effort recreating features while alienating their current users and developers and killing whatever momentum they achieved on the previous platform, they could start to focus on iterating and improving the platform and looking toward the future. Amazingly enough, Microsoft just might achieve this lofty goal this time around. If on top of that Microsoft figures out a way to update phones without carrier interference and/or gets carriers on board to update in a timely manner, I think my face will permanently freeze in a goofy grin. ;-)

    Yes, I'm being flippant, but honestly, I don't think Microsoft can do anything drastic with Windows 10 on phones that would in any way improve their situation in the near-term. Microsoft is in a distant 3rd place behind two strong and popular platforms, and as much as I like Windows Phone, I don't see that changing much anytime soon. I mean, look at Apple. Apple has achieved great success with their iPhones (and iPods before that), iPads, iTunes, etc., which has had a halo effect on Macs, but after years of success with these devices, Macs are still a minority compared to Windows on the desktop. And the Mac is the second place desktop platform.

    In a sense, I do think Windows 10 is a "savior" for Windows Phone, but not necessarily in the way that many here are hoping for. As I already mentioned, I don't think Windows 10 is going to drastically change Windows Phone's near-term fortunes in any way. At best, Microsoft is facing a long slog in mobile. However, Windows 10 is being developed with an eye towards the core running on a wide range of device classes (IoT, Raspberry Pi, Hololens, Xbox One, Tablet/Desktop, etc.), so the incremental cost of developing a phone specific variant is probably small. That lines up with the idea of Universal Apps reducing the cost for developers of making versions of their apps for multiple device types. And if nothing else, it may be worth it to Microsoft to keep producing phone builds as a sort of R&D effort to get patents to keep charging Android licensing fees. And who knows what will happen longer term? I mean, in the mid-1990's what odds would you have given for the future of NeXTSTEP? ;-)
    03-13-2015 09:35 PM
  8. AkArora's Avatar
    Let's be realistic here: Of the more than 80% of people who own Android devices how many actually care about those features?
    This is an excuse, a big excuse. Think about it this way....they do not care to think about it (like default apps) because it never bothers them. They have the feature working very well. They will never get frustrated by not having it in the first place.

    Even if you other OSes out of the picture, as a Windows Phone user, you got to have a choice as simple as this to make user experience more soothing than shell out excuses like security.
    03-14-2015 06:35 AM
  9. rospower96's Avatar
    Also android phones have custom roms like CyanogenMod which are on The latest Version and don't have those annoying apps.
    03-14-2015 06:50 AM
  10. colinkiama's Avatar
    We're not talking about such stuff im talking basically about limitations in the os that are keeping dev away and keeping user complaining about what's available like sending mp3 with WhatsApp
    That is actually possible with the file picker APIs, I don't think Whatsapp realised this lol. You can do this using the Whatsapp video optimised app though
    03-14-2015 07:26 AM
  11. ahmad karaki's Avatar
    That is actually possible with the file picker APIs, I don't think Whatsapp realised this lol. You can do this using the Whatsapp video optimised app though
    I know but we're talking about having a fully functional apps just like other platforms
    03-14-2015 07:58 AM
  12. Spectrum90's Avatar
    Windows 10 will be a success if Microsoft gets full featured universal apps for the most popular services and games, at launch. That would have a big impact in changing the perception of the platform.
    I hope Microsoft is investing their resources and developers in getting the apps.
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    03-14-2015 08:15 AM
  13. ahmad karaki's Avatar
    That's right
    03-14-2015 09:28 AM
  14. Ryzzlle's Avatar
    I personally think it's the apps that are hitting us hard and Windows 10 won't fix that. If MixRadio goes to Android of IOS, along with Cortana, I'm out.
    Then, there's apps that are half done and never get updated again, and ones that just aren't here.
    ahmad karaki likes this.
    03-14-2015 09:32 AM
  15. EBUK's Avatar
    Who's going to be making these universal apps? I doubt very much that the ability to create universal apps will attract Android and iOS developers to the Windows platform.
    ahmad karaki and Ryzzlle like this.
    03-14-2015 11:47 AM
  16. runamuck83's Avatar
    I think we need to be cautious about universal apps. Having an app available across phone, PC, and tablet isn't really enough. To the layman user, Android and iOS pretty much already do this with phone and tablet (minus PC obviously). Being"universal" isn't in itself a winning strategy. There has to be a compelling use case for an app on your PC and your phone. It has to serve a purpose on the phone that makes you say "that's handy!". Not just "Oh, I can get Candy Crush on my phone and my PC...great."

    That's not enough to make someone want to get a windows phone over the competition.
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    03-14-2015 12:06 PM
  17. Spectrum90's Avatar
    I think we need to be cautious about universal apps. Having an app available across phone, PC, and tablet isn't really enough. To the layman user, Android and iOS pretty much already do this with phone and tablet (minus PC obviously). Being"universal" isn't in itself a winning strategy. There has to be a compelling use case for an app on your PC and your phone. It has to serve a purpose on the phone that makes you say "that's handy!". Not just "Oh, I can get Candy Crush on my phone and my PC...great."

    That's not enough to make someone want to get a windows phone over the competition.
    Just having the apps is enough to increase market share because there is no reason to choose Android/iOS over WP.
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    03-14-2015 01:29 PM
  18. runamuck83's Avatar
    Just having the apps is enough to increase market share because there is no reason to choose Android/iOS over WP.
    That's not a compelling enough reason for the 80% of Android users to switch from their invested platform. There needs to be something about "universal apps" that make them compelling. Having the apps isn't enough anymore... we're too far past that gate. Google and Apple are entrenched into the market, getting a foothold now means you need something BETTER - not just the same.
    03-14-2015 01:35 PM
  19. Spectrum90's Avatar
    That's not a compelling enough reason for the 80% of Android users to switch from their invested platform. There needs to be something about "universal apps" that make them compelling. Having the apps isn't enough anymore... we're too far past that gate. Google and Apple are entrenched into the market, getting a foothold now means you need something BETTER - not just the same.
    Microsoft don't need all the Android users, 10%-20% of them would be ok.
    Besides, there are billions of people without smartphone.
    03-14-2015 01:39 PM
  20. EBUK's Avatar
    There has to be a compelling use case for an app on your PC and your phone. It has to serve a purpose on the phone that makes you say "that's handy!". Not just "Oh, I can get Candy Crush on my phone and my PC...great."
    You put it so much better that I could have. For many apps, being universal is pointless. I think, though, that for business users, having the same apps available across all devices would be much more attractive. That's the market I believe MSFT is focussing on.
    03-14-2015 01:48 PM
  21. Ryzzlle's Avatar
    Just having the apps is enough to increase market share because there is no reason to choose Android/iOS over WP.
    I don't even see a reason for apps on PC. Its one thing for tablets,but the way MS is making those one is confusing.
    03-14-2015 01:52 PM
  22. ahmad karaki's Avatar
    I don't even see a reason for apps on PC. Its one thing for tablets,but the way MS is making those one is confusing.
    There's apps that would be great to have them on PC and as universal like WhatsApp and other messaging apps this is helpful so u can reply from PC but will the idea itself of getting the app run on phone tablet and PC attract devs?!
    03-14-2015 04:59 PM
  23. iChampion's Avatar
    I have used WP for 2 years and Microsoft products for 25 years, I hoped that Microsoft would build WP into a great platform and was looking forward to WP10. However after long wait and seeing them drag their feet I gave up! And switched to Android, it was a hard decision to sell my 1520 and 920 and move along. The issue I have is it does not take a company as big as Microsoft to build a nice full featured phone OS. They have been draging along waiting for people to come and build it for them, it they don't stop wasting time and get their act together and get a reason for people to consider using it WP10 will not matter.

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    03-14-2015 10:04 PM
  24. Ryzzlle's Avatar
    And with the fact that Cortana might go to iOS and Android, along with MixRadio and HERE Maps, there's pretty much no reason to stay with WP.
    If devs don't want to make apps for the PHONE right now, why would they want to make it for 3-4 platforms?
    Universal apps?
    No thanks.
    03-14-2015 11:36 PM
  25. Schnuffi's Avatar
    Well I think if they come out with a really good phone it could be your only computer,With bluetooth key board and a large monitor you could have best of both worlds.
    03-15-2015 12:30 AM
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