Microsoft's Belfiore puts the final nails into the Windows 10 Mobile coffin
by Alan Friedman / Oct 08, 2017, 3:55 PM
Currently, the Microsoft executive uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 loaded with Microsoft software. In a series of tweets that Belfiore disseminated today, he blamed the app gap as the reason for switching. Not only did he confirm that Windows Phone is dead, he also noted that Microsoft paid developers money to build popular apps for the platform. However, those apps were never released because the number of users was so low.
Belfiore, wielding the hammer that pounds the last nails into the coffin, said that Microsoft will continue to support all mobile platforms, but Windows 10 Mobile is no longer the software giant's focus when it comes to smartphones.
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Google contribute to build the coffin by refusing to develop Google apps on the OS.
posted on Oct 08, 2017, 4:02 PM 3
I'd agree. My Lumia 1520 is still the best phone I've used(time period vs time period). Having gapps would have been great.
posted on Oct 08, 2017, 5:53 PM 0
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You could say the same for Apple as well. Especially when Apple only makes iMessage and FaceTime, as well as a number of other apps for only iPhone's. Not to mention Apple's hardware and their smart watches only support Apple. At least Google's software runs on Windows, Mac's, iPhone's, iPads, Android, Linux, ChromeOS, and others. You couldn't say the same for Windows and Microsoft's programs. Also Microsoft's market share fell so low, and the vast majority of the population use a smartphone for their primary computing needs. So Microsoft had to make their software run on other platforms. 100% a fact.
posted on Oct 08, 2017, 8:34 PM 6
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trust me its Not Google, it is Microsoft Themselves. Nokia Helped Them and made WP sell more than 10m units per quarter, at that time there were more than 50m active wp8 users. Then Microsoft purchased Nokia device division and discontinue everything -Nokia used To have more than 50 exclusive apps which differentiate them with Android Oem's , most of them were discontinued -Nokia used flagship level cpu (krait) even in low end, Microsoft start using lowest cpu of cortex A7 -most lumia phones were Durable, i have my lumia 820 from 2012, but microsoft thought cortex A7 can handle windows 10 and krait cpu couldnt handle and decide not to upgrade them. -their new device was very expensive while using lowest hardware, imagine device like lumia 650 with cortex a7, basic 720p camera, 1Gb ram and retail for over $200.
posted on Oct 08, 2017, 11:19 PM 8
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Totally agree. I left my Lumia 640 half a year ago, cause of lagging and crashing windows 10 mobile. And after I realized my real needs, I took Android tablet and went back to my old but gold Nokia 808 - still can sync my account - contacts and mails, using great camera, FM transmitter and have always on display, invented by Nokia in 2012. Not by Samsung, not by Apple etc. Now I have at least two days battery life and I'm glad. Cheers.
posted on Oct 09, 2017, 11:58 AM 1
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It is now just battle between Android and iOS. RIP Windows Mobile all other OS looming in the wild aren't even as strong as Windows, let alone Tizen
posted on Oct 08, 2017, 4:14 PM 1
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I fail to see how this is a battle between Android - iOS. 90% vs 10% is not a battle. It's a crystal clear winner - loser situation.
posted on Oct 08, 2017, 4:46 PM 7
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How much money they make is not relevant. They all make more money than you, so why does it matter. Apple has a better profit model, that's all. But what has it gotten anyone? Money isnt everything. Every one else is actually trying to bring something new to the table. Apple is busy copying everyone and charging you more to have it. If that's what you want then enjoy.
posted on Oct 08, 2017, 4:58 PM 8
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Look Apple had sold the most iPhone's in 2015, which was 226 million. In 2016 Apple sold 216 million iPhone's. Even though Apple said they sold a record amount of iPhones for Q4 2016. In 2017, so far it looks like Apple is going to sell even less iPhone's then 2016. Time will tell, but Apple re-released the iPhone 6 in 2017 with 32 GB of storage instead of the original 16 GB of storage. Talk about recycling a 4 year old device. Apple is still selling the iPhone 6s's, 7's, and now 8's. It's like Apple is desperately trying to sell their iPhone's anyway it can.
posted on Oct 09, 2017, 2:13 AM 0
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Right, but shareholders aren't users and they know that. Now Apple fans as users need to wise up and understand that they aren't shareholders. If Apple is more beholden to shareholders than users (which they are), then prepare to be screwed harder and harder.
posted on Oct 08, 2017, 4:58 PM 4
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Wow,your quick and you worked that one out all by yourself
posted on Oct 08, 2017, 5:27 PM 0
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They pay 2 billion for minecraft and 100 million for sunrise calendar and 10 million for SwiftKey and zero for developers that why windows mobile dead now and Mr. Nadella he kill everything good in Microsoft
posted on Oct 08, 2017, 4:15 PM 10
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