joe sHmoe, 08 May 2015The reason for the rise is that the phone is cheaper and its runs smoother than most mid-range... moreAnd also its Different i myself would prefer a windows OS compared to the other MObile platforms.Nothing bias with this comment but the OS is more quite and a bit stable compared though to the computers they have the OS on.
The reason for the rise is that the phone is cheaper and its runs smoother than most mid-range android devices and its the apps are mostly free compared to the IOS which almost would be to pay-for in almost everything.
Anonymous, 06 May 2015And yet I haven't seen one using a WP smartphone.Because you live in a cage
AnonD-315435, 06 May 2015Am sure it will cross ios in India in coming two years.WP is already ahead of IOS in India
AnonD-331560, 06 May 2015Since most operators push Micorsoft-Nokia phones to the customers who are not investigating an... moreIn your dream baby, WP is never dead. And m hearing it since 2012, but it still survives
AnonD-131407, 06 May 2015So we'll have Android-ish apps running on windows? that sounds bad. really bad.No, those will be converted to WP apps
ICE, 06 May 2015When last did Nokia release a phone?Oh piss off, the Nokia brand was only discontinued in October 2014.
Anonymous, 06 May 2015And yet I haven't seen one using a WP smartphone.Really? I'm in England and I see them everywhere, everyday. There's no doubt WP is growing here.
SDKforLumia, 06 May 2015Seriously, how and when were 8.6 million Windows Phone devices sold? and who bought them? in w... moreActually I feel it's probably very accurate. I'm seeing more and more windows phones everyday. It's growing steadily no question. While it's not my personal choice, I've spent a fair bit of time with it and I feel it's a very good operating system with massive potential. Don't be so childish and bitter! :)
J2ME User, 06 May 2015I am one of those who haven't bought an Android phone for ages (or in the last three years).
... moreLol at your comment "replacing windows computer with android tablets.". Look like you don't use computers much. Even used computer for making documents, graphic and video editing or for gaming? Tablets sucks gor this task, except for viewing videoes or web browsing. Hell, my very old laptop got dual core 2.20 Ghz cpu with 4 GB ram and still outperforms even the mighty android tablets and smartphones in everytask. Nothing can replace desktop or laptop, and yes not even android tablets.
P.s - Can you run crysis on your tablet? Lol.
If Windows phone is to succeed we need a greater variety of devices. We need phones with pens, phones that are waterproof and phones other than Lumia.
Well android is a major step towards an ethical, user-controlled, free-software portable phone, but there is a long way to go. Hackers are working on Replicant, but it's a big job to support a new phone model, and there remains the problem of the firmware.
Even though the Android phones of today are considerably less bad than Apple or Windows smartphones, they cannot be said to respect your freedom. As they are full of spyware and unwanted location software I was not sure how much freedom I goy from Android devices....
AnonD-246216, 06 May 2015What a vile OS this wp is!Vile??
LoL compared with Android is a very stable and nice OS that runs the latest release on very low specs, not like androit that need 3GB of RAM and minimum Quadcore in order to run smooth...thats vile indeed...
Nice WP with 512MB and really cheap priced phones stills growing....
In fact I find some lag on Moto E phones using newest Android nor Moto X, so I need an powerful phone in order to run Android properly.
Instead WP I run somewhat smooth the OS on Lumia 520 with 512MB in fact I still using Lumia 635 and still going great, not lime my wifes S4 that get very slow in performance matter....
So you receive for what you pay....
Seriously, how and when were 8.6 million Windows Phone devices sold? and who bought them? in which part of the world? Microsoft has no limits when it comes to lying and deceiving.
AnonD-131407, 06 May 2015So we'll have Android-ish apps running on windows? that sounds bad. really bad.C'mon, don't rain on their party!
Are you implying it's a bad idea to run unoptimized code made for another OS in devices that have slimmed down RAM (since the argument was they didn't need more because they had better efficiency)?
Nooo... In just a few second a denier will appear citing the Candy Crush experiment (which was an iOS app, which is another constrained system like WP that from the get-go demands much more efficient coding than Android).
Here's some food for thought. If an app made for another OS and which is grossly unoptimized for that system is indistinguishable from any other app already available in that ecosystem (if not even praised vs the others), what does that tell you about the crappiness of said ecosystem?