I don't miss any app from Android and iOS (ex-Android and iOS user). Windows Phone>iOS>Android
Ben Moz, 09 Aug 2014Most of the 3rd. Party developers just ignore Windows OS. Listen what they said: We have n... moremost app developers know java (Java isnt supported on WP). They dont know how to code in C# and coding in C++ and C is a bit cumbersome (read not for noobs). i think this statement will help you understand. Developers cant ignore WP because the same apps run on PC, Win Tablets and most importantly XBox One.
cyborg.bit, 09 Aug 2014LAME lame lame.
During the 3rd year(2012, as Android market released in 2009) of Android Mark... moreToo bad that Windows phone apps will be running on xbox one and on Windows 8 PC. Universal app which share 90% of the code between platforms. Samsung is already using Tizen instead of android on their smart watch. Their Smart TV will have Tizen too. LG will be using WebOS. Android tab market also seems to have lost out. overall tab market has 45% growth now. While Windows laptop market has done quite well this year
Just bought a new acer iconia w4-820 windows tab instead of android. it runs all PC apps. In fact it is a PC in tablet form factor. somehow i suspect Developers want to take advantage of universal app to reach a wider audience. if that is the case expect hell lot of apps for WP
cyborg.bit, 09 Aug 2014LAME lame lame.
During the 3rd year(2012, as Android market released in 2009) of Android Mark... more1300 apps are being add to WP everyday now up from 500 apps a day last year. Lot of the apps seem to be games these days. high quality ones from gameloft and others. best part is that all of those 1300 apps are scanned for malware, bitcoining mining crap before released to windows phone store.
there are lot of cripple ware on android. Imagine a music player asking you to buy an equiliser or feature. sounds like cripple ware. Good Luck installing all those apps on android. Funny part is that android lag when more than 50-60 apps are install. high end phone are immune to lag but low end phone suffer terribly on android. WP seems to have no such problems can have more than 130 apps and it still works just as smoooth
I don't really care about the quantity as any app store have more than enough, but more importantly I care about the quality of the apps.. So many junk apps nowadays..
LAME lame lame.
During the 3rd year(2012, as Android market released in 2009) of Android Market (now play store) they had 700k apps.
LOL, the fastest growing mobile OS!!
Gibby, 08 Aug 2014Sadly true
Just 'updated' to W8 on my pc. Tried to find a good BBC News app comparible with t... moreThe bad and really bad apps outnumber the workable apps
Fake call apps won't work for future programming, once screenlock engages the app cannot run in the background
No standalone antitheft app, no sim change alert, phone lock if sim change, remote locking
Window is omitted, apps written for IOS & Android.
No standalone data monitor.
Antutu was last updated on 16/04/2012 twenty twelve! but 21/07/2014 Android.
There are apps on Windows with ZERO downloads
Duplication of the same app, I don't know why but vendors can submit the same app and oddly need not be their own, so whilst there is no security implication as you connect to the ONE OFFICIAL Gmail, 6 plus vendors are offering the same ONE OFFICIAL Gmail
It's not all doom and gloom as there are a rare few apps on Windows, that simply outperform the Android counterpart, but repeating an earlier point some with zero downloads which clearly don't work and won't work.
The app count would be a lot less if Microsoft removed apps that have had ZERO down or fewer than 5 or redundant apps which are not maintained and negative comments form a significant percentage.
An application has to actually work, if it stops as it can't run in the background, it us a bit like half cooking a meal
Ben Moz, 09 Aug 2014Sorry my dear Windows die-hard fans. Please accept the fact that Windows is not going any whe... moreWe almost ALL are using Windows. No matter if you are using Mac, and most of Mac users still boot to Windows because Mac alone is limited in programs. Development for the Windows store will only become better. It's not going to die.
In my opinion, Windows has the best looking OS for mobile phones (really like the transition effects and smoothness) but the apps available are still way behind Andriod and iOS, which is why I'm still sticking with these two.
But still missing official Facebook app, a good free video player... And Microsoft's apps like Skype sucks in their own Mobile platform but works extremely well in android and IOS... Lol
Ben Moz, 09 Aug 2014Sorry my dear Windows die-hard fans. Please accept the fact that Windows is not going any whe... moreWrong bucket my boy, i'm a Symbian type of guy. And, no die-hard fan here, but hey. Nice that we have some useless comments among. This way, i find my self more intelligent then i thought i was;).
Carol, 09 Aug 2014So, besides the fact that you just described an amateur with no sense of how things work (you)... moreSorry my dear Windows die-hard fans.
Please accept the fact that Windows is not going any where.
It is dead....
One-Four-One, 08 Aug 2014So you mean to say Android has the worst spam of them all? That is how Samsung is getting wors... moreYup, but you have to admit, this 'Bill Gates' guys are more then andropong users can count. For they are...many!
JBird, 08 Aug 2014There are Android phones more than Windows Store apps. :)). I like this comment, cause in a funny sort of way, is true. And reflects how much garbage sales this days only just cause has crapdroid. Way to go my friend, even though...i don't think you meant it good, but, well, irony of life.
Ben Moz, 09 Aug 2014Most of the 3rd. Party developers just ignore Windows OS. Listen what they said: We have n... moreSo, besides the fact that you just described an amateur with no sense of how things work (you), do you have some other things in your troll bag? Not that it matters, but just cause i like to make some fun over...
GreekGeek, 09 Aug 2014Windows Store is a Joke , just sold my beautiful Lumia 930 coz of thatUps, just dropped a lie. No problem we forgive. But never forget, your Samsung E410 has nothing to do with Nokia 930;).
Why Microsoft don't have games Hay Day , and candy crash saga. Pls fix it.