Ash, 03 Jun 2018Windows phone was bad because of its stupid tiles interface which no one really liked.The ones... moreDont talk about everyone. I liked the windows phone a lot. I moved to android cause there was no new windows phones in the market and they stopped making them. Even the lack of apps i didnt care as i had every app i needed already installed on it. And even now it is still updating windows on my Lumia 830 that i still use as secondary phone.
If you dont like it or never have owned it then you cant say that everyone hated it or talk about laggs or bugs. Every phone have lags and bugs till the bugs get fixed by update that most of the android phones never get.
Other than being under powered,over priced and no developer support.
Windows phone always have os limitation like windows phone 7 don't support 4g at launch,windows phone 8 didn't support dual sim windows 10 mobile don't bring anything other than some gimmick and uwp. new the even stops supporting android apps!
Other than these windows phone didn't support customization,u cant use any launchers,can't change default ui ,cant change default apps(keyboard app,music and videos apps), no notification light support Etc . I know how hard it to be a windows phone user.
1) When you look at a phone with Windows mobile, no matter the version ( even 10) it reminds a lot the Win8 Desktop, which was a big failure. When you look at an android phone, it reminds the clean interface of Win7 Desktop.
2) Tiles : ridiculous
3) except 950/950 XL and Elite X3 all devices were crap. Cheap iphone 5c style. Bad quality screen, camera, audio and battery life.
Where I live the 640XL was way more than $300.
windows phone have great OS and hardware but lack support from developer or MS himself. but the community was great. love windows phone and if there will be new version i will buy it.
ZloiYuri, 03 Jun 2018WP7 were simple, fast and predictable. WP8 were way laggy but *20 Lumia series were amazing an... moreLaggy? Had Lumia 640 on WP 8.1, upgraded to 10. Using 950XL right now. Never ever seen lag or stuttering on WP. Spydroid in other hand....
Now after 4 years, I think the tiles interface was cool, but only on WP 8, photos+video, music, game, interface was really amazing, but then they changed everything on 8.1. on the other hand, OS was just good-looking, but underneath just pure trash, half baked, and consistency buggy.
i will forever missed lumia windows phone...they are beautiful...now all we have is icons and more icons...sad
Ash, 03 Jun 2018Windows phone was bad because of its stupid tiles interface which no one really liked.The ones... moreMaybe I am one of the "troll" you're missing, I would still say, my windows phone had no apps or games
Having adopted the strategy Microsoft uses for their Windows OS on PCs, Android won't stop being the dominant phone operating system.
With many OEMs churning out devices with specifications across the board, there's an Android device for almost any price point and any system configuration. This makes it a versatile system that can't be beaten easily. Any competing OS will also have to match that and if Microsoft's continued dominance of the PC front is anything to go by, Android is here to stay (unless Google decides to drop it).
As for Windows Phone... It would have been a successful contender for the third slot but for Microsoft's numerous blunders.
Android is here to stay as it is designed to be the free os, the os for the have nots, and since 80-90% of the world population are have nots... you figure out the rest. iOS is here to stay as well, to give the 80% something to dream and hate about in the same time. No matter how many android devices they’ll have, regardless the features or pricing of these devices, android gifts those 80% with a free os and a built-in inferiority complex you can never get rid off
The complex world of Android is just unbeatable. iOS? Nah.
Windows? It's only the best on the PC world.
Android for life! ;)
Ash, 03 Jun 2018Windows phone was bad because of its stupid tiles interface which no one really liked.The ones... moreAs an Android user I can say Windows Mobile is a much better OS with a consistent user interface... something you can't say from Android. Heck now they only have notification dots and it even doesn't work decent, and totally not on widgets (try to find two similar looking widgets). Sorry, but Android (and iOS) is a piece of junk... but they have apps and that's the only thing positive I can say about them.
always loved the look of windows on phones, its just the terrible app support that let it down
Windows phone was bad because of its stupid tiles interface which no one really liked.The ones who did liked it were probably the ones who bought it by mistake and just want to reaffirm to themselves.These people claimed that wp was smooth and Android lagged,guess they never experienced Android post project butter on jellybean.
I really miss the troll on gamarena claiming "my windows phone has no apps and games".
undisclosedname, 03 Jun 2018"I mean, as far as I know Youtube for example never got an official app, and I really can't un... moreWhat happened was Microsoft removed the ads from YouTube and basically facilitated stealing from YouTubers.
Google told them to stop and even offered to build them a native app using HTML5. Which I could not believe Google did that. Someone to me steals you do NOT give them a second chance but this is Google.
They could still also use the web interface. Also another case of Google being really nice. People steal, to me, that should be it.
Can we now officially say Windows on mobile is dead? Kind of be nice for MS to officially put a bullet it it's head.
What you talking about? All apps can run on lolipop if hardware is capable.. So i can clearly take Redmi note 3 MTK i would have Android 5.1 latest security patch and MIUI version and that phone will run ok pretty much all games but its an old device.. Look at the Apple iPhone 6/s/plus... It will stop receiving updates so soon, it wouldn't be a problem if Apps for Apple doesn't get new requirement after every major update of the app... Also new aps would be iOS 12 only and you won't be able to install it... So today, i will choose old Android over an iPhone ( when iPhone was a clear leader before Android Lolipop, and i would call it last major update from Google's kitchen)... I didn't try Android P but it seems like it could be a new major update...
Sometimes, I feel Stephen Elop was just there to kill Nokia's projects, for the sake of diverting users' data to USA. I may seem like a privacy paranoid guy, but think about it. Nokia was the only major non-USA mobile OS company back then.
Elop ruined Symbian and MeeGo by his 'burning' ideas. But, his promoted Windows Phone failed too.
Result? Stephen Elop was promoted and rewarded in Microsoft!! Any person in his senses would ask, why this promotion despite a failure?
Maybe he achieved something in his hidden agenda?
The message is clear:- These companies need your personal data, for whatever purpose, no matter what the cost is. AND it has to revolve around USA for some reason.
AnonD-152638, 03 Jun 2018What is this talk about users needing to update their phone to get newer versions of Windows P... moreNokia not being a big brand? Only a few years before Windows Phone 7, Nokia was biggest in both smartphones (Symbian) and dumbpones worldwide. Only Samsung came close and eventually overtook Nokia. Nokia's biggest downfall was when they announced they would fully stop with Symbian and go WP7, which still took a year or so before the first devices became available. Symbian based phone sales tanked afterwards and WP7 phone sales never picked up anywhere near where it should be for Nokia to cushion the blow.
Microsoft thought it could use Nokia's popularity in a big part of the world to kickstart it's new mobile OS, while using it's new mobile OS should help Nokia to gain ground in the USA. While the latter may happened a tiny bit, the first part was total failure.
The rest is history.
sadh, 03 Jun 2018Nokia sold 10.5million Lumias in a quarter. That was HUGE. Nokia was also the one which bring ... moreAgree. Nokia did what they could. It's Microsoft's fault WF/WM has died.
Remember Nokia's frustration at Microsoft with slow development when they created best on the market devices at the time and 'pull' huge development in terms of Apps and features.
Their market share went to double digits in most European markets and started to grow in Asia too. And at the end of the day Nokia had to sell phone business. What happened next we know. Microsoft 'unintentionally' killed another purchase. Without their own platform and neglecting Windows for PC development in many areas they might face bleak future.
they too much 'in the clouds' I guess.