N MASURKAR, 11 Jan 2014Rather than WP do Tizen or Ubantu or Sailfish os. These are opensource. Windows is paid apps... moreYou said tizen it don't even born !!! You said wp apps are low quality...lol..have you ever used a wp...wp in Sony would be awesome
If Microsoft want to succeed in Windows OS, here are the tips from Dr. Gillian (PhD):
1) Make sure all the 3rd party apps that in iOS & Android are also available in Windows.
2) Get rid of very boring Metro UI and replace with something more exciting like in iOS or Android
3) To have Microsoft exclusive Xbox games like Halo in Windows 8.
4) To have better ECO system at least equivalent to Apple by using the X-Box (equil Apple TV). Do not charge users for Xbox live!
Arif Ullah, 12 Jan 2014Ahh damn, there goes the Sony Vaio reputation. Sony Vaio are great laptops, but once users con... moreAll new Sony Vaio PC's and laptops are sold with Windows 8 which shares the same Metro UI design with the WP8 and as long i can see, people still buy Vaio computers with no issue. So the only users that hate WP are childish fanboys or people with the habit of pirating apps and games.
Ahh damn, there goes the Sony Vaio reputation. Sony Vaio are great laptops, but once users consume Sony Vaio Windows Phones, they'll hate the brand. Not because of Sony, but because of Microsoft's Windows Phone OS.
Finally,i can own a sony smartphone side by side with my nokia lumia 1520. What's taking you guys so long to make a wp8 phone? Sony is much brtter than samsung. Android is a great os. But wp8 is better. Fast and fluid everyday. My lumia 920 havent heen reset for a year now. Still smooth and fast. My young brother note 2 had reset 3 times. This is the different. If comes to software,microsoft will always on top of google. Goohle just just a browser company. But tried to becoming famous just like samsung did.. Long live microsoft and nokia..
Thats a good move. Let Samsung Hog up all the android that can. I personally wouldn't buy a Samsung phone again.
I am a Android user and Windows Phone user, now the smartphones users has more choices and options whether to used windows phone, android, iOS, Firefox OS and Sailfish OS.
Michael, 11 Jan 2014Most of the comments here are very childish. People who obsessed with any specific brand jus... moreBy the way, Dont you see that the WPp8 which claims to be a SMARTphone OS lacks capabilities of even the DUMBest of the feature phones???
It's safe to say that this is nothing exciting for owners of the flagships X1 and/or X2, might even bring back their disappointment and/or anger. X1 was so underdeveloped, a good rip-off in terms of software & usability,excluding UI since they're all custom UI's anyway. This is in comparison to HTC Touch Pro & Samsung Omnia 2, same category in specs. & price range.
Or, maybe because it was Sony Ericsson, let's see how Sony will do it.
.yes, 11 Jan 2014I agree. We need a 4"-5" inch phone with full windows, intel atom processor and mhl ... moreI'd rather like Intel Core i7 or i5 with turbo boost up that would make me switch from iOS to windows. Lol.
Rather than WP do Tizen or Ubantu or Sailfish os.
These are opensource.
Windows is paid apps and low quatity apps.
SONY Be smart and dont tie up with microsoft.
tediberus, 11 Jan 2014they should put a Full Windows 8 OS on their phones .... the hardware of phones now are quite ... moreI agree. We need a 4"-5" inch phone with full windows, intel atom processor and mhl tv-out. Sony and Microsoft have real opportunity to beat Apple and Google if they are smart enough.
jarshan, 11 Jan 2014Going the windows way, Sony will be doing a big mistake. Only reason, Lumia got success, was i... moresony is not shifting completely on WP, they are just expanding their portfolio and trying to give people more choices. If someone wants xperia but doesn't want android so now he would have the choice of getting WP from sony :)
Come on SONY...make a phone with water proof,wp 8.1,beat the nokia with your improved camera performance and improve the juice as well.. I am ready to give away my money.. All the Best
eriuqse, 11 Jan 2014anything outside of windows phone, android and iOS is GARBAGE.We should not limit ourselves in technology. Linux is where innovation might happen or might not happen but in todays world most developers love Linux and Open Source.
Going the windows way, Sony will be doing a big mistake. Only reason, Lumia got success, was its strong battery and responsiveness, apart from the monotony of the Android system. But those migrated to widows OS soon realized, its sluggishness and lack of available apps over either Android or iOs.
With Android, you have the flexibility and the ways to use your phone in variety of manner, be it productivity or entertainment.
WP is gaining traction, already...in addition this is a good news...indeed!
they should put a Full Windows 8 OS on their phones .... the hardware of phones now are quite capable of running it .... a full windows OS on your phone would make me switch from android !!!
rj23, 11 Jan 2014Remember that it was a "history" already. Ativ S by Samsung and 8X by HTC were runni... moreI guess you were replying to me.
Outdated specs? Dude, those phones were pretty much top notch when released! But oh well.
OK, fine, I'm no soothsayer, but if it all fails, Sony will have to make up for the cost. Money's gotta come from somewhere, and that's my pocket as a regular Sony consumer. That's why I don't feel like "enjoying" this show.