Microsoft to speed up Windows Phone feature iteration
posted by Michael H. / Jan 23, 2012, 7:56 PM
In an interview with Techradar, Microsoft's director of Mobile Communication Business Aaron Woodman said that Microsoft knew there was a lot of catch-up to be done to compete with the likes of iOS and Android, but that the company thinks that it has achieved that basic parity, and now will begin looking at more "innovative pieces". Much of that base work was put towards hardware optimization, which according to Woodman means that WP single-core devices can have "better performance than a great deal of the dual core devices out there without having to sacrifice or balance things like battery life.” Woodman continues on to point out the flaws with the Android platform, saying that the "first several dual core devices actually didn’t even use the second core" and that even now many developers don't optimize for dual-core even though dual-core marketing is listed "on the back of every box and on the placard".
As for pushing new hardware features, Woodman made it clear that Microsoft wasn't going to jump on everything just because it is new. To that point, NFC will be making its way into handsets, but 3D screens will most likely not be part of the Windows Phone ecosystem, because it may not lead to anything "meaningful to end users".
Still, it will be nice to see what kind of "innovative pieces" Microsoft does decide are worth the time. We're certainly hoping that means higher resolution screens, and maybe something similar to the Xperia Play's built-in gamepad, which could really boost the value of the XBox Live offerings on Windows Phone. What would you guys like to see in Windows Phone?
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Front Camera and 768 RAM at least.
posted on Jan 23, 2012, 8:53 PM 1
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VERY VERY TRUE...WINDOWS PHONE DO NOT NEED THOSE QUADCORE OR DUALCORE BEACUSE OF IT IS JUST NEW!! THEY MUST PROUD THAT WP7 CAN RUN SO SMOOTH IN SINGLE CORE COMPARE TO ANDROID..ANDROIS NEED MULTICORES BECAUSE IT IS "LAGGY." AND THAT IS THE REASON WHY ANDROIS IS WASTING BATTERY LIFE...GO WP!!
posted on Jan 29, 2012, 2:12 AM 0
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Least you won't have to worry about forced closes and the like on the Windows Phone 7.
posted on Jan 23, 2012, 8:59 PM 5
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the apps on wp7 may not say "forced closed" but they still do mess up
posted on Jan 23, 2012, 10:02 PM 4
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i'm going to try to get a Trophy to give WP7 a fair shake but it'll be hard to give up my LTE and my OMAP4.
posted on Jan 23, 2012, 10:56 PM 1
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why not a 2nd gen wp phone?
posted on Jan 24, 2012, 12:46 AM 0
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get a Lumia 900 *with LTE*
posted on Jan 24, 2012, 1:02 PM 0
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I would like more choices of phones with better and bigger screens (4.3 please. Not a fan of 4.7) with higher resolutions. Dual-core processors for WP7? Not so much! My HTC Radar has only a 1GHZ single-core chip but the WP7 OS runs smooth and perky in it. And please, make phones like the Lumia 900 more widely available across servers worlwide fast, not just with AT&T.
posted on Jan 23, 2012, 11:03 PM 4
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I wish they increase the Bluetooth capabilities (sharing of files from phone to phone) of the OS which is a bummer for me at present. . .
posted on Jan 24, 2012, 3:00 AM 0
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All the bashing they do against android, and how its so much better. But yet still wp7 doesn't sell, has second to none market share, people don't know wp7 exist. Wp7 fanboys talk big but have nothing to say when the numbers come out. I like android and between ios and wp7. I would choose ios, its just ugly to me.
posted on Jan 24, 2012, 3:00 PM 0
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Stability on my Titan has been great. I have restarted the phone twice since the 16th of December....that's it, and only once did I do it because there seemed to be a hang up or issue. Other than the recent update, it runs continuously day on end. Couldn't say that about any other phone, and after the iOS 5.0 update for my 3GS, forget it. Slow and difficult and I find it difficult to go back to the tiny screen after the Titan. This is all single core, 512Mb, 16Gb. Nice. Still as fast and smooth as when I took it out of the box. As far as choice, manufacturers are stepping up, but Nokia has shaken the box, and I think we will see a number of devices coming soon from others as well.
posted on Jan 24, 2012, 10:13 PM 0
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