Anonymous, 02 Dec 2016"The net result of those changes has been shrinking market share for Windows phone, which curr... moreMicrosoft's biggest phone marketing headache seems to be that the general public is of the mindset of "Android or iOS (iPhone))". And that general public likely consists of very large percentage of people that do not know or care about OS details at the level of many GSMArena readers. To many the phone is an appliance, and in the end the OS is an adopted ecosystem and/or popularity contest despite the internals. These factors, I believe, are going to be very hard for Microsoft to overcome. And, so far, that appears to be the case.
AnonD-569198, 02 Dec 2016This may be informative...
http://www.businessinsider.com.au/microsoft-windows-phone-dead-2... more"The net result of those changes has been shrinking market share for Windows phone, which currently hovers around 3% globally, with little hope for recovered growth. And while Microsoft is expected to launch a new phone in 2017 that will make market leader Apple take notice, there won’t be a new flagship Windows 10 phone from Microsoft in 2016."
Taken from that article.
2017 will come with a new Windows phone from Microsoft. So yeah, it's still alive and kicking (Android's slow, and basic a*s). Of course, not in market share, but in the quality of the OS.
Anonymous, 02 Dec 2016Win 10 is more than alive and has surpassed Android in almost all areas, except the number of ... moreThis may be informative...
Anonymous, 02 Dec 2016Yeah having one million apps and the ability to install Linux does that to a device.
Let's in... moreWin 10 is more than alive and has surpassed Android in almost all areas, except the number of apps in the Store. But that's not a real issue anyway, as all major and useful apps are present. (even if they're 3rd party apps, they're better than the standard ones)
You have no idea what you were talking about, do you? :)
I think it is worth buying it for $200 bundled with the dock. No more any dollar. $200 all, down from $599.
Anonymous, 01 Dec 2016lol where's the logic in that? Android would just turn this from a super-smartphone to an aver... moreYeah having one million apps and the ability to install Linux does that to a device.
Let's instead buy into a dead platform with 100 apps total and 10 apps for dock use...
I made the worst mistake of my life when I thought this phone would replace my galaxy S7 edge right after the screen exploded against the floor... I was mad because the replacement would cost me almost half of what the phone costs new, here in Costa Rica $300!!! I said: "F... Samsung! I'll switch to W10"... the specs of the X3 sounded great, but it's SLOOOOW and Painful as hell, also having a great time trying to copy your content, or even worse your contacts from your old phone it's just not worth it... My sincere advice? Just no. Take a look at UMI phones, the Plus has the same specs except for water resistance, and just costs a bit over $200 at gearbest...
Anonymous, 01 Dec 2016lol where's the logic in that? Android would just turn this from a super-smartphone to an aver... moreWow...such a massive rant about android and you forgot to mention the best thing about the 950...the damn camera...best camera on a modern smartphone hands down. Blows everything out of the water!!
AJ_74, 01 Dec 2016I'm really close to buying this phone now. I just need another $200 price drop (to $399).
A... morelol where's the logic in that? Android would just turn this from a super-smartphone to an average, basic, consumer-grade smartphone...
I've switched from Android (OnePlus 2 - used it for 1 year) to the Lumia 950 a couple months ago and I am amazed on how fast and easy to use Windows is. No more apps force closing, most advanced user interface you can currently get on a smartphone, flawless email/cloud/media/setting syncing, more useful features than Android provides, etc.
All in all, Windows (for phones) is now a more solid OS than Android is. The only downside is the number of apps in the Store, but I've found other apps that work better than the original apps in Android or iOS. (Youtube for instance - plays with no ads, plays under lockscreen, plays in the background while I'm using other apps)
Bye bye Android! No more half-baked solutions on my device.
I'm really close to buying this phone now. I just need another $200 price drop (to $399).
And an Android ROM :)
Anders, 01 Dec 2016I wonder how many 10's of people will actually be buying this windows phone...maybe 10? Hmmm e... moreI wonder how many 10's of people sit at home with nothing important to do in life but come here and show that you can count to 10? wait, only you. Cause you clearly have no purpose in life.