Ios is spple but android is the other phones its not fair to compare ios by android
Kopi-O-Siew-Dai, 28 Apr 2014If WP8.1 is a welcome update, is still too early to say. No doubt, it has lots of new customiz... moreI am basing my arguments over my personal experience as well as reading reviews and comparing it to the top-dogs. Of course, it's not better than the top dogs but I already wrote it. It's either on par, or a step below. Rest difference from Android is the definition of open and closed source OS.
However, I highly doubt a person with budget of $100-$200 can afford a $300 phone. Talk about under $100, remember, Nokia did it once when they changed the price of 520 from $100 to $50. They can do it again and now since Microsoft is behind Nokia, they can even go further to gain the market share in low-end segments. High-end is just a different story.
Huh, there's an article in the google news feed that's titled "Windows Phone Market Share In Europe Sees a Decline', from Ubergizmo.
im assuming that after the aquisition of Nokia and during the release of first Microsoft Phone as a brand M$ will promote huge in marketing
Gelvin - Maximus, 28 Apr 2014It's really an old argument that there are restrictions, limitations and under functionality. ... moreIf WP8.1 is a welcome update, is still too early to say. No doubt, it has lots of new customization, but how much the public will love or even accept these new customization, is still yet to be seen. Looking at the current market shares, MS still has a very long way to go. As the article said, with the upcoming Oneplus and other budgeted Android handsets, WP will face even more challenges. Just like WP, Android has also improved alot. Good user experiences on Android is already here to stay.
The really sad thing is, a lot of people in the UK still use BlackBerrys
Windows phone 8.1 has the ability to catch up market.but they need to promote well and they need to complete the os basic features(like file manager,detaile of file from gallery,multiple mp3,video sending over Bluetooth.3 party file manager can do it but native support all ways good to see)people all ways look basic things first not apps or games
Anonymous, 28 Apr 2014There's no chances that WP could dominate the markets in the near future. It just needs so muc... moreIt's really an old argument that there are restrictions, limitations and under functionality. Have you seen or read anything about Windows Phone 8.1? It's even beautiful and fluid than before. It got tons of customization options as well as new, improved and more functionality that even made it on par, if not, just a step below both of the popular OS. Rest are the terms called 'closed source' if you ever heard about this word... It can dominate. Trust me, it can. Never underestimate the power of a giant. Microsoft got finance and software and if they combine with Nokia's quality hardware with proper advertising of 'what it can do now', it can gain attraction.
Gavin_Is_A_Man, 28 Apr 2014Imagine if WP was actually competitive against Android and iOS in functionality and availabili... moreThere's a number of YouTube apps available which work very well. And now with Windows Phone 8.1. And if they don't satisfy there is a native html5 YouTube app being developed.
And with IE11 in 8.1 the YouTube website runs very well anyway, so I don't see a problem here.
bubu, 28 Apr 2014 The basic one are cheap and I think most of them are Nokia. NOKIA does not exist anymore.but there is a new comer from nokia N9 descendant called JOLLA :P
lonesomedovepk, 28 Apr 2014WP can overtake iOS and then slowly Android(it will take time may be 2 years or 1 year if they... moreThere's no chances that WP could dominate the markets in the near future. It just needs so much work to even become an interesting OS. Take all the unnecessary restrictions and copy features + customization options from Android, then it's good to go! Those ugly tiles has to go, or at least they have to give the user the choice of using them or not.
Imagine if WP was actually competitive against Android and iOS in functionality and availability of apps. Instead, it's trailing, with only the most minor updates which I honestly can't tell much or any difference, so they keep teasing again and again with a supposed massive upgrade. Weirdly enough, the thing that I think sums up WP is the lack of a Youtube app. If something so basic, so taken-for-granted, is still not a part of the WP ecosystem, to me it suggests there is something seriously wrong. And it isn't like Samsung and HTC are eager to embrace the platform with new phones, is it?
The basic one are cheap and I think most of them are Nokia. NOKIA does not exist anymore.
BB has been left in market as business mobile phone only(get corporate emails on it with greater security)...whereas Android, iOS & Windows Phone are emerging as both business and non-business consumers choice with availability of big console games, social apps, productivity software etc.....
360Spider, 28 Apr 2014Now i'm using windows phone 8.1 preview.. Its awesome. I hope more market in near future for w... moreSince Steve Balmer is no more, I am almost certain Windows Phone market will grow by the finance and software tech of Microsoft and quality hardware of Nokia.
Now i'm using windows phone 8.1 preview.. Its awesome. I hope more market in near future for windows phone.