Parody: Windows Phone causes a ruckus at a tech-bar
That does not stop the rest of the world from making light of a situation and in a city as liberal minded as San Francisco, a “fauxpinion” shared on SF Weekly took an artistic license of such a situation, this time poking fun at Windows Phone.
There is no debate that Windows Phone is playing catch-up in the realm of apps, services and user experience with regards to features. Had the incident with Slocum not happened this would probably be just a bit funnier.
However, even in the context of what happened in the past week, it is hard not to grin at the scenario.
Allow us to paint the picture: You are in an ultra-techie bar when you get a text message and you whip out your device to read it. It is a Windows Phone and all eyes are upon you as if you are some type of outcast for having such a device.
According to the police report, two women and a man confronted her about the lack of a strong app ecosystem for the Windows platform, and made aggressive remarks about overall market penetration.
"It was incredibly hurtful," said Stiles. "It sounded like they either wanted to rape me or sign me up for some kind of start-up messaging service. I couldn't always tell."
The encounter escalated when another patron ripped the phone out of her hand, saying "App/OS UI integration is the future of mobile!" and then ran outside to get an Uber.”
The story continues when a witness describes it as a situation that people do not understand, and people fear what they do not understand, “…no one had ever seen a Windows Phone before. It’s the kind of thing you only read about happening to other people.”
The tale ends with the victim filing a police report, with SFPD dutifully storing the details on a floppy disk.
source: SF Weekly
1. mr.techdude (Posts: 542; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
Some people take their beloved companies to their heart and being almost racist to other brands
14. Skoms (Posts: 118; Member since: 03 Feb 2014)
Even nokia microsoft failed WP
Nokia has now decided to go for Android
After using wp for a while, I can say that it is a disaster.
No need Wp, even nokia microsoft!
16. snowgator (Posts: 3198; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
What in the name of a Gary Busey interview are you talking about??
20. Skoms (Posts: 118; Member since: 03 Feb 2014)
No one has made money on Wp.
It only cost.
LG ended up with WP fully.
HTC was about to go bankrupt
Nokia was about to go bankrupt
How many phones do not have nokia released with wp and they sell disrepair
and they are forced to sell to microsoft.
25. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5234; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
What in the Flop of Poop Mega Buttcheeks are you talking about?
61. joey_sfb (Posts: 2751; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Every one cool it. No need another bar fight in the forum.
WP fan please note that most people dislike Microsoft as they have been around for ages perceived as overcharging their customers.
iOS and Android users please accept that wp from Microsoft had every rights to run their business the way they see fit.
Now with Android and iOS, Microsoft is no longer the monopoly of yesterday. So we need to move on as well.
92. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3074; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
The war has already started and taken an interesting curve. Lots of fun with wp8 fans crying and bragging and defending.
146. corporateJP (Posts: 1548; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
"Short neon green bus..."
And you're on it...
33. noler (Posts: 164; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)
Google killed Moto and now they sold them to the Chinese, even Google can not make money from Android :(
HTC is Next? Maybe the new HTC with WP8.1 will to save them from Android.
36. alterecho (Posts: 1073; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
"Maybe the new HTC with WP8.1 will to save them."
No, It will definitely kill them.
37. Tas09 (Posts: 7; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)
Google killed Motorola? Seen the news that Moto G is the most successful of all Moto smartphones yet? Have you been hibernating?
43. noler (Posts: 164; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)
Google initially bought Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion back in 2012, now Lenovo will buy Motorola for $2.91 billion.
So Google take $12.5 billion company and made them $2.91 billion company within two years and you say successful moto G.LOL, you drunk??
And no more Moto G(R.I.P), it is now will be Lenovo G.
70. DigitalJedi_X2 (banned) (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)
What in the name Lil Wayne's leopard jeggings are you talking about?? You are about as wrong and ill-informed as an idiot in a room full of geniuses.
Google brought the whole of Motorola for 12.5 billion. Lenovo only brought Moto's handset division and 2,000 patents from Google. Google kept a lionshare of the patents and other parts like project ara.
Please, before you open your mouth, be informed.
73. noler (Posts: 164; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)
Google bought ONLY Motorola **Mobility** for $12.5
Lenovo bought ONLY Motorola **Mobility** for $2.91 from Google(Loss of nearly $10 billion in two years !) Google and Andorid killed Motorola Mobility and now they are the hands of the Chinese.
Too bad you're making a fool of yourself, now go and learn.
84. DnB925Art (Posts: 163; Member since: 23 May 2013)
WRONG again. Google bought Motorola. But they also bought the set-top cable box business as well.
"When Google bought Motorola, the hardware maker had about $3 billion in cash on hand and nearly $1 billion in tax credits. So that brings the original deal’s effective price down to about $8.5 billion.
Then, Google sold Motorola’s set-top box business to Arris for nearly $2.4 billion. That lowers the effective price to roughly $6.1 billion.
Now, Google is selling Motorola Mobility — primarily the handset business, along with a few patents — for $2.9 billion. So we’re at about $3.2 billion."
"It’s worth noting a few more things. In a regulatory filing in 2012, Google disclosed that it valued Motorola’s overall “patents and developed technology” at about $5.5 billion."
"Under the terms of the deal announced on Wednesday, Google will hold onto the bulk of Motorola Mobility’s patents. By comparison, the group of companies like Apple Inc. and Microsoft that bought Nortel Networks‘ patents out of bankruptcy paid about $4.5 billion in total. So Google got a pretty good deal."
93. noler (Posts: 164; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)
It sound like,
I lost all the money in the casino but at least they let me stay with my underwear so I got a pretty good deal.Lol
98. DigitalJedi_X2 (banned) (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)
Theres another one for ya. Idiot.
97. DigitalJedi_X2 (banned) (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)
No d*ckface. Its you who are making a fool of yourself.
129. noler (Posts: 164; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)
Do you even read these links??
You try to help me prove what I'm saying? Lol
"Now, after losing money for several years straight, Mountain View is reportedly preparing to offload the division on Chinese computer giant Lenovo"
This is exactly what I mean, Google can not make money from the poor Android OS
And this from Google
"On August 15, Google announced an agreement to acquire Motorola (!)Mobility(!), based in Libertyville, Illinois, for $40 per share. Both companies’ boards of directors have approved the deal. "
Do not come back, you disgraced yourself enough.
77. pookiewood (Posts: 566; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)
So. The 520 was the most successful Lumia yet you'd be hard pressed to find anyone giving MS/WP/Nokia any credit.
147. corporateJP (Posts: 1548; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
Nokia gets credit.
Thank the price point...
89. Locutus (unregistered)
Are you the noo appsss nooo games guys from GSMArena??
99. papss (unregistered)
Fraking pathetic troll do you ever stop? You really need to woulrk on your grammar and sentence structure.. I feel bad for you really.
149. FirstoneVorlon (Posts: 11; Member since: 27 Mar 2013)
It's a lot of TURD being thrown in the posts here, real lovely to see so much intelligence in one place. Ignorance is no excuse. If you don't own or know a product then you trash it because you're simply ignorant and probably stupid as well. WP is a remarkable OS, it does not matter if it's from Microsoft, it could be from anyone else. Sure it’s young and needs to grow in many areas, but it’s elegant, simple and smooth. The thing is, because it's from Microsoft, people love to bash it. Well, news for you, you probably typed this post here using a PC running some version of MICROSOFT software. Microsoft is not the anti-Christ that lots of people love to paint. It's a COMPANY, in a CAPITALIST world. They do screw up lots of times, but they have brought the IT world to where it is today.
The worst of it is that one of the reasons Microsoft was bashed in the past was PRIVACY. Microsoft has very serious policies protecting the privacy of people using their products/services. Say that about scroogle........... Nobody cares if they read through your electronic life when you’re working with their services, they even acknowledge that, and people still think they are the best thing since ice cream was invented……. If you put your mail besides your computer, scroogle will find a way to read your letters even if they are still on paper, that’s how nice they are. They love you $$$$ very much. Or does anyone believe they are charitable and do what they do with a “free” OS from the good of their hearts??? HELL NO!!!!!!!!!!
Regarding Nokia, they were ALMOST bankrupt already when they started selling WP devices. Going with Android could have just made them flop like HTC is doing. And for the VERY SMART people claiming HTC is sinking because they had WP handsets, they didn’t do much with WP, they are seriously losing the game trying to sell crapdroid devices, so don’t be moronic and imply that WP was HTC’s ruin.
The real disaster is to have to read through all of this bull.... from people that don’t know better…….
What will people do to someone showing up with a Firefox OS phone, or a Tizen OS phone???? Probably the poor bastard will be shot on sight........
150. Sniggly (Posts: 6782; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
That's a whole lot of words in order to say so little.
You defend Microsoft as a poor capitalist company doing what they need to, and in the same breath demonize Google for doing what they need to? Come on.
And no one is really saying that Windows Phone itself sucks, just like iOS itself doesn't suck. However, because Microsoft has kind of a crappy history AND they wax super hypocritical with the way they bash Android and "Scroogle" (nice job drinking the Kool-Aid there, kiddo) a lot of us won't buy Windows Phone handsets on principle.
2. Nexus4lifes (Posts: 63; Member since: 13 Feb 2014)
Yes using wp is like the dumbest decision a smartphone user wannabe can ever make... even symbian or blackberry make more sense...
5. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3074; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Yeah 'awesome' for kids like you.
6. Henrik (Posts: 141; Member since: 18 Feb 2012)
Are you the grown up man that uses the OS that has a chubby green toylike robot as a symbol? Have you bought the collectors doll, too? Just checkin'.
?_nkw=android+plush+robotseeing anything you like?
8. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5234; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Calm down dears, it's only an operating system! ;)
18. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3074; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Atleast better than cartoon four squares
42. Liveitup (Posts: 1080; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
No awesome for grownup like us.
HTC Blinkfeed looks like a dead knockoff of WP Live Tiles, Nokia X, Samsung UX are all promoting squares, do you need Glasses?.
Many features found in Android kitkat 4.4 and features in iOS 7 are taken from Windows Phone.
From day one WP has been getting hate from individuals like yourself and as consumer feedbacks have shown it is a great OS, the reason haters like yourself bash WP is because of your own insecurities with the OS you are using.
You hate WP yet your smartphone experience is largely based on it.
Some Android fanboys = We hate WP
Android OEM's = We love WP, lets imitate it.
50. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3074; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
I would have written a whole page to answer you that all you wrote is utter BS. But i dont think its worth my time explaining you. Coz after all you are going to brag(read: beg) that 'wp is awesome accept you are jealous'
80. pookiewood (Posts: 566; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)
Or you know he is 100% correct but whatever works for you 'Punk'.
53. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1201; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
There's more: many features in 4.4 are also taken from ios.
100. papss (unregistered)
Cute.. Are you needing attention or are you just that pathetic?
141. Tas09 (Posts: 7; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)
Holy sh*t. People make fun of the icons now? Please leave such stuff out of discussions like this- it's all about how to work. Sheesh.
10. noler (Posts: 164; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)
Yes, but to put "Nexus" in your name it's very mature, I hope you also have a matching sheets.
13. fouadqr (Posts: 287; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)
What are u doing here , go and watch wrestling kid
31. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3074; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Actually i'm not a wrestling fan. Its just following personality of cm punk.
24. fireblade (Posts: 661; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)
awesome my *ss. WP can't sideload apps. And there are many things that WP can't do. WP sucks, period!
41. dratomic (Posts: 458; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)
actually it can. but i prefer android because of irblaster! and freedom.
44. Liveitup (Posts: 1080; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
I rather have an OS with the most beautiful looking interface, the most consistent, secure, the smoothest, than one that can side load apps, im a grown up.
You are correct there are things that WP cannot do, they include lagging like Android, not being a malware infested puss bucket etc. I can live without those.
49. Sniggly (Posts: 6782; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Android doesn't lag, especially with 4.4.
Also, barely any malware actually gets through to Android.
Also, Metro/Modern UI is ugly as sin.
67. Liveitup (Posts: 1080; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Of course Android lags even with "Project butter" and KK 4.4, besides Kitkat 4.4 is only 1.8% of the overall Android OS marketshare, Cupcake 1.5 to Jellybean 4.3 makes up the other 98.2 percent of Android, of course Android lags.
The US government has even called Android a malware magnet.
Not only is Metro not ugly it is the most beautiful OS design language available, it has has changed UI design language, everyone from OS platforms, to websites and app developers have gone flat, implementing the design principles of Metro, Steve Wozniack of Apple fame has called WP more beautiful than Android or iOS.
69. Sniggly (Posts: 6782; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Because Steve Wozniack is always right. He thinks Apple should use Android.
WP is ugly as fracking sin. Beauty is subjective, fyi.
And Jelly Bean is mostly lag free and comprises a full third of Android handsets.
And most people who are still using Gingerbread and below could totally get new phones if they wanted by now. Seems they like their laggy, crappy phones.
82. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3074; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Well question about android fragmentation, my galaxy s2 started from 2.3 now rocking 4.1 jelly bean super smooth and fast. I'm collecting guts and articles about android rooting and flashing right now doesnt sound particularly hard and i'm halfway now before i rock unofficial cm 11(android 4.4). so android has that freedom to not rely on OEMs. And frankly you wp fans better not talk about android fragmentation, coz the whole army of wp7 handsets are left in dust and its 2 years wp8 is left unchanged.
101. papss (unregistered)
Lol right.. Keep telling yourself that it doesn't lag and that there are "barely" any malware.. Funny
109. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3074; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Lol you missed much fun it would be even more interesting. Btw you're a dumb malware seriously there are many licensed anti virus/malware apps in google play. Dont you know? Oh wait wp doesn't seem to have. No apps and games. Actually no one cares about wp8 its just because of you nokia fanboys that made it prominent and tech sites started (read : forced) to write with a sour taste. So hats off to make wp actually present, nokia and its die hard loyal fans.
111. papss (unregistered)
Lol barely any malwares, I'm still laughing about that one.. Delusional fanboy
139. Nexus4lifes (Posts: 63; Member since: 13 Feb 2014)
Makes me laugh with my back side windows fans talking about malware... Dude open your eyes which am sure are firmly shelved in your back side...
MS windows = 99% of malware
Android ( today ) > greater than 30 year pc numbers has 1% of malware....
Step "1" to avoid malware: ditch a pc for a mac... then talk...
else shut up...
142. Sniggly (Posts: 6782; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Barely any malware actually gets through to devices running Android. The malware exists, but the only people it really affects are those who get apps from outside the Play Store.
79. pookiewood (Posts: 566; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)
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