The Optimist, 15 Sep 2014That's wrong direction of development, Microsoft. Only to add for more confusion.
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Microsoft already start to unify the store between wp and rt
Thats what will be the basic of the unified windows.
And for another one... The apps on wp are more than RT.
So whats your point here?
It is not well thought out in fact 'confusing'
Branding at present for PC etc is the "WINDOWS" symbol followed by MICROSOFT
The proposed is drops MICROSOFT & replace it with WINDOWS. So Windows makes a Windows phone?
Microsoft should have carried on trading on the "Nokia" name for another 3 years at least. There is a slow adoption of Windows Lumia and still some die hards who insist that Nokia should have gone to Android
Dropping Nokia now makes it looks like asset stripping
A noticeable difference is between Windows & Android is that Apps don't initiate themselves in Windows so there is NO NEED FOR AN TASK KILLER IN WINDOWS.
Microsoft are continuing to make progress and the Lumia Cyan update on 25/08/2014 was as transforming as getting a new phone on upgrade
There is another update promised to occur before 2015, LUMIA DENIM, which can only benefit the Windows OS platform
Microsoft have addressed the secondary app market Windows Phone Store in making it easier to see reviews, in doing so there are still apps there that I don't know how they made it into the store as they have little or no description and may not even be supported with a screen shot and have ZERO DOWNLOADS and NO update ever some being there over two years.
For an app to sit there for 2 years means it was submitted during Windows 7
The 'but' is this the Apps in comments here or in phone shops as consumers are aware that some apps don't work on Windows, as they know X,Y,Z has a Windows phone and hates it for the (few) apps they will lose crossing platforms
That's wrong direction of development, Microsoft. Only to add for more confusion.
Now people will expect they able to run Windows apps on their phone, only to find out later their Windows phone is actually locked down like jail, nothing like their desktop counterparts.
The right course of action for Microsoft is to lessen restriction on WP, for both user and developer. Only then people will accept it more as "Windows".