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Nokia and Microsoft to share the same marketplace; software engineer wanted

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Nokia and Microsoft to share the same marketplace; software engineer wanted
The partnership between Nokia and Microsoft is a set-in-stone fact and is expected to help the Finnish manufacturer get back on its feet with the implementation of Windows Phone on its smartphones. However, until now it wasn't exactly clear which marketplace the future WP7 Nokia smartphones are going to be using for software distribution.

What has just recently shed light on the issue is a job offer, which is posted on Microsoft's web site, and is on the search for a skilled software engineer. The successful candidate will participate in the establishment of a “shared” between both companies software marketplace. The job description doesn't define the term shared any further, but software dominance is something that has been associated with Microsoft for quite some time.

Sharing the same marketplace could prove beneficial for Nokia as it will have some control over the software, which is distributed on its smartphones. Additionally, adopting the Windows Phone marketplace will allow a much greater number of software developers to design software for Nokia's future smartphones. On the other side, Microsoft can only gain if they choose to blend software created by Nokia's developers into the WP7 marketplace. Whatever the case turns out to be, we are genuinely curious to see what the results of the marketplace sharing will look like.

source: Microsoft via TNW

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posted on 15 Mar 2011, 13:31

1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

Software dominance?! On smartphones? Puhleease. Did MS all of a sudden knock off Android or iOS (confused)?

posted on 15 Mar 2011, 15:43 2

2. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 948; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)

Yes. Quality > Quantity. Granted it may not be a total wash, but for the most part WP7 Marketplace has all the necessary apps, in small quantities, but rich in quality.

For example, when using my droids there were 5 apps for 1 task I wanted to accomplish... And neither were solid. Constant crashes, annoying advertisements, and the selection process of going through what is available and if the developer is reliable.

posted on 15 Mar 2011, 20:59 1

3. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

well thats android market for ya... and dont say no people u know its true... u have to go somewhere else to get all the good apps...

posted on 16 Mar 2011, 04:56 1

4. therohan (unregistered)

This is going to be a great partnership. The world's leading phone manufacturer with an awesome OS. It will get better and better. Just look at iOS. When it was released it was laughable and now it is rockin. What is the point of being so disappointed? Just give it some time and we will definitely see success.

Check this to see what other developers have to say: http://www.youtube.comwatch?v=kfWFvCJJaNs

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