robbs, 09 Aug 2014theyre celebrating with 300k apps, 200k of it are paid apps, and 80k free are poor apps 20k is... moreWhoever authorised the release of this figure has NOT visited the app store or may even be using an Android handset (plausible deniability!)
All mananagement have to do is visit the app store.
I agree with ALL the negative comments that I have NOT read, as there may be 300,000 apps listed, there is much duplication of apps that don't work
Apps sit in the app storethat have no (NIL aka ZERO) downloads and some of the description and supporting photographer provided beggars belief
It is totally misleading for Microsoft to release this inflated figure when some apps don't even work
But hey I found Gmail http://www.windowsphone.com/en-gb/store/search?q=gmail
Correct me if I am wrong but is there more than ONE Gmail
Ha ha ha still not have in store fring..tango..nymgo..talkray..etc.....
This is a bit confusing. The WP store has 300k apps, but the Windows (RT/x86) store does not.
I only ever use about 40 max apps anyway
I cant see how people use more. I really don't have enough time to use anymore in a day. But I appreciate their is people out there who don't have real lives and talk to there phone all day and play with themselves. But in the real world 40 to 100 apps covers us.
But with windows its so easy to browse the real fully blown sites, cut and pin to start. This is your shortcut to it. To me its a smartphone. Apps are dumb, making the dumb even dumber. So get over it, windows phone is the next big phone for smarter,everyday hardworking people who need to get things done. IOS wants to be this. Android is just a big lazy Childs toy that puts anything on your dummy to keep the kiddies quiet. End off
Ok , see windows OS has lots of limitations in front of android OS , even windows 8.1 can't match old android jb , the main issue itself starts with no file manager ( I consider it negative of iOS too and I have ipad ) , again all mailboxes gets stored in main memory , not SD card ( not good for business users ) , the photo attachments don't appear in mails ( as business user , I am he'll not interested in virus. I want to see my attachments ) . In short android is built on line of windows desktop OS , where downloading sending is very simple , and hence it is very popular.
Regarding lags , jb onwards android has much less lag, kitkat is even smoother , the only point is android update of other oem is sluggish , but even jb is more filling than kitkat at present. My old Xperia p dual core with 1stgeneration cortex a9 1ghz dual core had very few lags , and if I consider with lumia 520 it has ( I have this mob to so know windows OS personally ) 1 ghz cortex a11 type dual core krait processors which is 200% faster than xperia p processor , now if windows phone 8 was installed on galaxy y type phone we would definitely experience few lags ( the tile interface is itself lag free and resorce free than icon interface of android , as. Proces. Has to draw each icon onscreen where as plain tiles are easy ) , and considering all those windows OS limitation one can understand the lag free.
Lumia 630 and other base window OS phones have process of snapdragon which are all class processors , very fast and the same processor are literally equally lag free on kitkat and jb ( see moto g , lg g2 mini etc )
and here comes another benchmark for windows....
there are many more to come. all credits to the lumia family. Android and Ios are already outdated. its tym for the WP to rise up.
Anonymous, 09 Aug 2014Wp sucks. I hate wp8.1 it is so bad Now i,m wondering if you just hate the fact that your phone is a crap or, being jelous on wp 8.1 users, you exploaded in a frustrated ding.
jdrafferty, 09 Aug 2014Apple built computers even before windows..and now windows is No.1..similarly apple launched i... morewindows launched the first smartphone OS called windows mobile, which was great at that time. then came iOS and its duplicate lagdroid, both were great too. But now is the time for windows phone and with cortana on their side it seems like no one can stop it.
anyways the best phone in today's world is Kyocera 6035.
it is built to be used as a next generation smartphone. i don't know what would they call it, may be a smarter-phone.
Most of the apps on Android are malwares, wallpaper, live wallpapers, themes for UI launcher, task killers, and battery savers. Then there is Android OS. Buggiest OS I've ever used.
theyre celebrating with 300k apps, 200k of it are paid apps, and 80k free are poor apps 20k is free apps other is useful other is not and other known apps like facebook, instagram, and others is in beta test, im a loyal Nokia brand user with poor and ugly OS... wp users are enjoying live lockscreen beta now haha, what the heck ... very poor
JRyan, 09 Aug 2014Lot of WP defense here. I'll just give one simple fact below, feel free to admit or deny it.... morePlaying emulators on your handphone?! You must be kidding me!! No thanks.... I prefer enjoying those on my PC. I bet you are one of those who will going to use emulator to play games on your smart watches too?? LMAO!!!
Nice to know that, but viber facebook and tuner are enough for me.. Games on smartphones?. lol i will never understand that;) waste of battery and time.
Lot of WP defense here.
I'll just give one simple fact below, feel free to admit or deny it.
Android has many well-developed emulators, something not available on other mobile platforms.
Simple example: Android and iOS has NDS and PSP emulator. WP has none.
Blackberry, Symbian, Meego has PSP emulator. WP has none.
That's just simple example. Android has huge array of other emulators available: Win311, DOS, Linux, PSOne, Dreamcast, NeoGeo, N64, Amiga, C64, you name it.
I know WP has PSOne emulator, but it's non-JIT, drain your battery fast.
You could deny by saying you can have better games than emulator. But we are talking about AAA gaming experience here.
No IAP crap, No pay2Win bullshit, No intrusive advertisement. Just playing games to your heart content, anytime, anywhere, plain and simple.
You know what gives me smile every morning?
When there's no signal on subway, I can boot FF Type-0, Tekken 6, or Ghost Trick on my Note 3. While WP and non-JB iPhone user just stare blank to their phone or pretending to sleep ;)