Poll: Are you confident Microsoft will turn things around with Windows 10?

You probably know this, but it's worth saying nevertheless – Microsoft's Windows Phone platform is in an unenviable position. The market just isn't reacting to the few products that offer the underdog platform, save for people on really small budgets that simply can't afford to say no to some of the greatly positioned, super cheap Nokia devices...
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45. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Exactly. If MS had improved on 6.1/6.5 I would still be a windows user. They chased the rotten fruit and lost a customer.

51. meanestgenius

Posts: 21784; Member since: May 28, 2014

I have to admit, 6.1/6.5 was great. I also wish Microsoft had improved on that as opposed to going with a total makeover. I would still be a Windows Phone user as well. That being said, I have high hopes for Windows 10.

57. Fellwalker

Posts: 535; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

WM 6.5 to Android fir me, but I'd like to go back. On desktop, where I am running W10 in a virtual machine, it looks really good and when released it will get my money.

8. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

8.1 breathed some new life to my Lumia 925. Looking forward to Windows 10.

9. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I'd like to believe they could turn it around, but after a month with the Xbox One, I'm not so sure. What a POS. It locks up, and stays locked up through as many reboots as you try, until you unplug it. The voice recognition is a joke. At least once a week I have to pull out the HDMI cable because the TV signal won't work. I tried to talk my son into the PS4 for Christmas, but his friends have the One and they want to play together online. Windows 8,on the other hand, has been pretty solid. If they just go back to the desktop and get rid of the metro crap, I think it'll be pretty good.

25. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

So cause you have a bad xbox, which you should get replaced. Everyone has one? If that is the case, then i fear the future of android... So far my xbox as worked flawlessly. Once i retuned my audio for the room during normal hours and not at night, my voice is recognized even when i had no voice (sick) and sounded like a 95yr old male going through puberty. yet it still worked. I dont try to talk people out of something they want. That type is those kiosk blood suckers who want to show me how awesome their service is.

30. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

As an avid gamer, I have never had one of the problems you are describing. Take it to the Microsoft store and they will exchange it in a heartbeat. Their customer service is really good like that. And what do you mean by locking up? And the HDMI thing might just be the TV, not the Xbox. And in all honesty, I doubt you really own one.

10. TerryCrowdey

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 22, 2014

Actually I don't care how big or small they are, as long as I have windows 10 on pc mobile and Xbox one I don't give a crap what Android and Apple sheep herders are up to. I have always lived by biggest is not best. Just the same as a Toyota corolla is not the best car. Take your icorolla, I'll keep my Tesla P85D.

22. RobotMan

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Ha.ha.ha. Best joke ever.

18. megathaszrul89

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Microsoft Episode X: A New Hope

19. meanestgenius

Posts: 21784; Member since: May 28, 2014

I believe Microsoft has a good chance of turning things around with Windows 10 for mobile, especially if marketed right. I'm very much looking forward to seeing all that it's capable of.

26. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

This is not about turning things around. This is about them providing a platform that people will look at. And to do that, they need to get the foot soldiers in the store to stop shoving 90% crap droids in favor of 635 etc. I dont know how many times i have fixed a customer needs replacing their sub 100 phone for a 635 and they have been happier. The overwhelming majority of people dont care about the OS they want apps and they want it to simply work. They have one of those locked down.

29. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

As the question is asked. No. Even if they had it all, with contracts an commitments they won't see anything positive for some time to come. I'm sure I'm not only one that simply hates the forced GUI tiles. If she can't changer her spots to stripes or what I want, its still the same old.

35. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Not everyone cares to root or have custom buggy launchers or even stable launchers. Icons are static, so unless your using widgets nothing much to see here. Also let me know when you have 85 apps on the home screen with over half updating 'widget tiles' and let me know how smooth it can be. Especially on a device that has 1gb of Ram. It is a matter of choice, for me android is the same old bug ridden os, that is the bane of my existence at work. (Even though i now own a z3 alongside my 930).

34. djripster

Posts: 141; Member since: Dec 10, 2011

If Windows 10 is made a free upgrade, we have a much bigger chance of folks updating... Microsoft has essentially have almost every Windows XP and Windows 7 user running Windows 10 if they do the right thing and make it a free upgrade Once Microsoft has a whole load of Windows 10 users, developers cant really back away from bringing their apps over to Windows 10 - for phones and PCs

36. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

windows xp users wanting a free upgrade? then how will ms make any cash? remember google is offering it for free intrade for user selling data. When your top 5 patents are all ad patents...i would rather pay 100 bucks. (i paid 30 for win8 pro)

38. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3125; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

If I'm not mistaken, W10 will be a free upgrade for existing W8 users. I haven't read anything regarding XP or 7.

46. Penny

Posts: 1847; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

I would venture to guess that if Microsoft offered free or reduced price upgrades, it would be to Windows 7 users or later. Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 can all be upgraded to 10 without doing a clean installation. Windows Vista and below will require clean installations, so it makes sense to make Vista the cutoff point.

39. Damo579

Posts: 264; Member since: May 18, 2013

To make WIn 10 mobile relevant they need to advertise and have good phones available. Also advertise a lot and get the sales reps to sell the phones by giving them more commission, average consumers do not know what they want they go by what is popular or what the sales reps recommend.

40. JayFiveAlive

Posts: 67; Member since: May 30, 2014

I personally think they should give up Mobile and make apps for Android/iOS. Windows 10 for PC is great though. Anyone who downloaded the preview would probably agree it's quite a step up from Windows 8.1, but still has some ways to go to feel cohesive. Hopefully the next preview build due out later this month will big another big improvement.

41. bob_monkeywarts unregistered

For PC's, yes. But for mobile, no. Windows phone is actually a pretty good OS, but Microsoft needs a better app store. The high-end phones will need to have better hardware, such as the HTC one for Windows.

42. tward1028

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

I will keep Microsoft for my Xbox one and pc. I have a 2520 but i will be selling that. I just switched from my 1520 to the iPhone plus I couldn't take not having the apps I used. The apps we did get are half baked. I still use Xbox music and one drive. Funny thing is those 2 apps are better on the iPhone crazy

50. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I hear what you are saying about apps for Windows devices I would like to know why apps makers seem to not want to make apps especially for the full Windows OS tablet like the "Surface Pro 3" Modern UI tile style apps store. Apps developers makers please realize that full Windows Desktops laptops and tablets are here to stay and people are buying them. Look at the New dynamite Windows Desktops, Laptops, Ultra books and Tablets that came out in CES 2015 for you as apps maker not to have an app especially in the new exciting Windows 10 tiles Universal apps store would be stupid because People are going to continue to buy Full Windows OS laptops and Desktops and Tablets PERIOD and that is not going to change for years to come in fact tablet sales have gone flat lately. Now would be a good time to expand your apps to the Windows device plat form

47. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I use Windows 10 tech Preview everyday with a mouse and keyboard non touch screen monitor and can tell you that I think Windows 10 will be a WINNER for old style desktop users. first of all it will boot directly to the desktop if you do not have a touchscreen monitor. if you chose to use a Windows tile Modern UI / Universal store app it can run on the desktop in a re sizable windows like any old time desktop Windows programs. It will have Cortina, and be better integrated to work with the Xbox, Windows smart phones and Tablets and Onedrive, Skipe ect. If you are an old Windows XP user and have a hard drive that has enough space to set it up for dual boot do so and give it a try, you will like it after a few weeks of getting use to it's differences.

48. Rayvelynn

Posts: 124; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Never was interested in the Windows 8 phone or pc. Not really going to be interested in 10 either.

52. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I like Android and Linux devices to use on non primary use devices. On a primary device I will use Microsoft OS or Apple OS devices because hackers have more data on how to screw up an open source Android device because they have the CODE . Microsoft for instance has a new division to take care of it's software bugs. Sure Microsoft misses some bugs but at least they are trying if you download an Android app from an open source web site or even the Google play store you may be taking a big gamble who's got your back !

54. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

I hope they'll finally get rid of that old Aero UI.

56. SuperNexus

Posts: 127; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

I remember last it was same said for WP8.1 . So, yeah! it will turn things around same as WP8.1 did.

59. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

I like Windows Phone but I doubt it will ever be truly viable or widely accepted. It's a shame.
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