Nokia VP unhappy with Windows Phone app progress

Nokia VP unhappy with Windows Phone app progress
We won't be the first to say that the Nokia/Microsoft symbiosis has had its fair share of ups and downs. Regardless, if you have been paying close attention to their dealings, you can almost feel a sense of camaraderie between the two, despite the naysayers. In fact, it seemed like the duo is doing so well, that just a few weeks back everyone had a possible merger on their mind. Until, of course, that rumor was shot dead.

That being said, an interview with Nokia's VP and Manager of App development, Bryan Biniak, paints a slightly different picture. Perhaps more of a quibble, rather a full-blown critique, Biniak does raise several issues that Windows Phone as a mobile OS faces:

As you probably know, while Windows Phone is now officially in the top 3 of mobile OSes, its app store continues to lack a fair amount of big-name applications. Biniak does see and identify this as a major problem claiming that “You can't sell a phone without the apps, you just can't”.

With that in mind, Biniak appears rather optimistic about the future of the partnership. Biniak's claim that there aren't any “major gaps” in terms of apps gently shoved aside, the Nokia and Microsoft duo is apparently working extra hard on attracting every developer who's worth having to Windows Phone. What's more, he claims that by the end of 2013, the OS will have reached a point where

That's a big promise, and one we'll hold Nokia accountable for. Not out of spite, but the very opposite – as consumers we want Windows Phone to succeed and raise the bar on the somewhat slumbering Android and iOS.

source: International Business Times

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