1. Sankarasetti's Avatar
    not even a single word in complete event. Still can we continue in W10 Mobile
    10-26-2016 12:35 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    Technically yes.

    Is it a bright future? Nope. But it has a future nonetheless.
    10-26-2016 12:39 PM
  3. EspHack's Avatar
    they showed an X3 so there's that
    Kevin Rush likes this.
    10-26-2016 02:25 PM
  4. sd4f's Avatar
    I really think not;

    Satya Nadella: 'We clearly missed the mobile phone'

    We got a fair bit of commentary about how MS is committed to the platform. Sure, the current strategy may still be that of commitment... until they aren't! (i.e. strategy gets changed and they pull the plug)

    I think that they were planning to put some effort for next year, but in the meantime the wheels fell off, figuratively speaking, and it's looking more and more that the strategy is going to change, and that probably won't involve putting the wheels on again.
    10-26-2016 05:20 PM
  5. Allen Rhodes's Avatar
    Doom and gloom, doom and gloom.... They clearly are more interested in3rd parties making devices at this point. They are actively updating the mobile OS. So please stop. When we are getting one update every couple of months, then worry. We aren't going to see a Surface phone by summer 2017, it's fine. And they are updating the hell out of continuums feature set, with more confirmed to come. Correct me if I'm wrong, but that's for phones RIGHT!?
    10-26-2016 11:52 PM
  6. abhishek singh21's Avatar
    Microsoft has already made a statement on its strong commitment to windows mobile and its development , so the answer will be yes.
    10-27-2016 10:50 AM
  7. tgp's Avatar
    Microsoft has already made a statement on its strong commitment to windows mobile and its development , so the answer will be yes.
    Certainly! Microsoft never breaks a promise.
    10-27-2016 11:17 AM
  8. xandros9's Avatar
    Doom and gloom, doom and gloom.... They clearly are more interested in3rd parties making devices at this point. They are actively updating the mobile OS. So please stop. When we are getting one update every couple of months, then worry. We aren't going to see a Surface phone by summer 2017, it's fine. And they are updating the hell out of continuums feature set, with more confirmed to come. Correct me if I'm wrong, but that's for phones RIGHT!?
    I can edit and update this post to kingdom come but that doesn't mean it's destined to become the best post on the board.

    They're updating the OS but its all bugfixes and minor things. The feature I was excited for in the AU? The lockscreen camera shortcut (cough iOS 5 cough) and Store update notifications because they couldn't bear the chance of having something COOL on mobile. It launched in November 2015. Granted its improved since but they're all just making it less unreliable.

    (okay fine, so gestures in Edge are added and the Update icon in settings has another arrow.)

    What was I excited for in iOS 10 and Android 7.0?

    iOS 10 had a cool iMessage revamp, Siri can let apps hook into it, the new notification setup! Not that much better but they also threw in a redesign and its still more to be excited about. iOS 9 launched in September 2015.

    Android 7 brought officially-sanctioned splitscreen onboard, quick app switching, improved notifications and other things that may have been on custom ROMs before but are official now. 6.0 Marshmallow hit general availability early October 2015.

    Everything has always been "soon" with Windows 10 Mobile. You can argue "they're catching up after the reboot" to kingdom come but it's been nothing but bugfixes until whenever the next big version is. And the next "Redstone 2", all I hear is Continuum improvements. That's it. I'd wager the whole project is powered by spare change and some executive goodwill left over from the main Windows project. If they cared it should be improving in improving, but its not.
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    10-27-2016 11:37 AM
  9. Allen Rhodes's Avatar
    I'm just perplexed by these posts. If it's soooo doom and gloom, why post, why follow? "Pocket change". Yes this is how monster business like MS and Apple do business... They have CLEARLY shown the vision of the OS, and it includes Mobile. We just are top of the priority list so people get their entitled panties in a wad when we aren't mentioned. Like the band, they have zero issue killing a line. Considering the numerous iterations of the mobile platform, don't you think they would have pulled the plug all together by now?! They obviously have a vision, and the OS needs to be up to par first. That has been a complaint on this board over and over, releasing a product before it's refined. Now they are doing just that, and it's the end of the platform. Cripes you guys.
    10-27-2016 12:06 PM
  10. Scott Pisciotta's Avatar
    By the quality of the builds and frequency of improvement, it appears they have a skeleton crew on the development team. Their only hope is an x86 full pc phone.

    They could make a dent if they took a 2-3 billion hit and flooded the market with surface phones for around $250 to get market share up...then the developers would come.

    10 million phones at a $300 loss each = 3 billion
    10-27-2016 01:31 PM
  11. sd4f's Avatar
    Microsoft has already made a statement on its strong commitment to windows mobile and its development , so the answer will be yes.
    Well, that's the current strategy... until it's not!

    In other words, the decision makers can look at the numbers and decide there and then to pull the plug, well from that point they're no longer committed.

    The reason I think this is because of the change in tone, and essentially the lack of will from within microsoft. Before, they'd be saying that they're committed, but then more recently, there has been talk of not focusing on consumers, and very recently Satya Nadella saying that they failed mobile, well I think they're signs of a backtrack, or at least preparing the scene for a change in strategy.
    10-27-2016 05:51 PM
  12. Krystianpants's Avatar
    Certainly! Microsoft never breaks a promise.
    Maybe to a small percentage of people sure. But not to HP who is a huge partner and leading in pc sales.
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    10-27-2016 06:55 PM
  13. abhishek singh21's Avatar
    imo windows mobile definitely has a future as Microsoft is always moving forward with unification of both the platforms(pc & mobile). So unless we see a new version of OS like windows XI , windows mobile will stay alive under development.
    aximtreo, Guytronic and Kevin Rush like this.
    10-27-2016 10:14 PM
  14. Kevin Rush's Avatar
    I just watched the entire video of the October 26th event.

    There were Windows phones shown a number of times in the video. Mostly, I noticed them among the supported devices portion of the video. Not singled out, but nevertheless, included.

    The HP Elite X3 scanning the sand castle in 3d is Windows Mobile.

    Watch the video of the entire event, carefully, and see for yourself.
    Last edited by Kevin Rush; 10-29-2016 at 10:53 PM.
    10-27-2016 11:28 PM
  15. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    By the quality of the builds and frequency of improvement, it appears they have a skeleton crew on the development team. Their only hope is an x86 full pc phone.
    The Windows 10 Mobile team is the Windows 10 team. They are the exact same team.
    aximtreo and PepperdotNet like this.
    10-28-2016 12:42 AM
  16. xandros9's Avatar
    The Windows 10 Mobile team is the Windows 10 team. They are the exact same team.
    Then it must be skeleton crew allocation!
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    10-28-2016 12:43 AM
  17. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Then it must be skeleton crew allocation!
    Mobile isn't at the forefront right now. There will be more features coming in the next few builds. If you guys don't listen to the Windows Central podcast, I highly recommend it.
    10-28-2016 12:55 AM
  18. EspHack's Avatar
    nadella has changed his message about mobile like 3 times since taking the seat, every time reducing it further, microsoft is known to have lost the trust of people and even OEMs, see samsung htc etc, then there was talk that mobile was the focus on RS2, oh now its called "creators update" so go figure

    all this change of direction tells us this: not even they know what to do or how. and thats not news really, how would you tackle a fully developed mobile market?
    aximtreo likes this.
    10-28-2016 03:17 AM
  19. Kevin Rush's Avatar
    I just watched the video of the entire October 26th event.

    There were Windows phones shown a number of times in the video. Mostly, I noticed them among the supported devices portion of the video. Not singled out, but nevertheless, included.

    The HP Elite X3 scanning the sand castle in 3d is Windows Mobile.

    Watch the video of the entire event, carefully, and see for yourself.[/QUOTE]
    daimv likes this.
    10-29-2016 10:51 PM
  20. Hildr's Avatar
    Why bothering about future? Is it so hard to use what you want now and then do what you want in the future when it comes? There will probably be an announcement one or two year before the end of services if it comes, so even if there is no future on w10m, an actual device would work for 1-2 years, like every other phone on the market.
    Well, I don't really understand the need of new things every month so I'm somewhat not your average consumer.
    Kevin Rush likes this.
    11-07-2016 07:26 PM

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