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  • Windows Phone, may ye rest in peace... the clone wars are over and the droids are winning.

    @figuerres:I think they will walk back that decision on dropping android emulation. 

  • Windows Phone, may ye rest in peace... the clone wars are over and the droids are winning.

    Yeah I understand the frustration.   I am going to wait a bit longer to see if Android apps are going to be supported and run on windows phone.  

    Even Amazon Fire TV which I use runs Androids apps (yeah its based on Android) so I don't see a problem with Microsoft sucking it up.   Admit the defeat,  keep windows 10 rolling but support a Android eco system.   If this does not happen its over.  This decision will be in the next 6 months.

  • They killed windows phone today?

    @RealBboy360: I am not saying its hard port the app and I have no problems with my work.  The problem is I still need to use a phone for other companies/peoples products.  They are NOT including windows phone as a device for their apps.  (as a side note ,  even a Financial app like Fidelity is crippled on windows phone but has full features on iPhone) . 

    Short term run Android apps on Windows 10 phones and long term work on getting windows 10 apps.   In the next year,  if Microsoft does not make this happen its over for windows phone.  Ballmer knows this and since he is a major shareholder he is pissed. 

  • They killed windows phone today?

    , MasterPi wrote

    *snip*

    ++

    At that point it just becomes a dumb container lacking any sort of design or experience expectations, and people will just complain about there existing two "modes". You just end up pleasing no one in the end.

    See, you say in the end you would not please anyone.   In the end you eventually get a real windows 10 app.   For the short term, I have this piece of hardware I bought (lets just say a thermostat for example), and it has an Android and iPhone app as usual.   I run the Android app and I am happy and hopefully as my great windows phone gets popular,  the thermostat manufacture pumps out a windows phone version.  Now does this make sense? 

    If this does not happen soon,  more people like Blowdart go to iPhone and I am leaning to go to Android.   It depends on how this shakes out.

  • They killed windows phone today?

    , MasterPi wrote

    *snip*

    You know this because you work there, obviously.

    [/quote]

    No, just friends with Steve Ballmer.

     

  • They killed windows phone today?

    If you worked for Ford and show up in a Toyota it used to be that your Toyota would get abused in the parking lot.  I guess nobody's loyal anymore.   Whatever is  best for me is the new attitude. 

    I think Microsoft should be broken up and sold off in pieces.   Time to rebuild it where employees and owners take pride in their work and the products they produce.   Right now it is about showing up and getting your paycheck.  I mean who cares, the management is stupid and useless.  Its not like I can do anything to fix this huge mess.   Even the top guys think it is easier to fix world diseases and try to get a winning basketball team than to fix Microsoft's products.

    I guess I am probably going to give up too and get an Android phone.  I can't do Apple products until I get my lobotomy.

  • They killed windows phone today?

    @blowdart:You should be fired.  Apple products should not be allowed on Microsoft campus.  I don't allow them in my house and I expect Microsoft employees to show some loyalty or man up and give your resignation.   I am just kidding of course but it is starting to get hopeless for windows phone.

  • They killed windows phone today?

    @spivonious:Well if that is true, Ballmer has some legitimate complaints.  They need to wake up and realize that you NEVER win by limiting peoples freedom.  It is a stop gap and you should be able to get native windows 10 apps over time.   Get the phone to be useful first with android apps that do not have a windows 10 equivalent, and over time pickup native apps for windows 10.  The app developers will say "Hey Microsoft windows phones are getting popular, I guess I will now take my app and improve for windows phone and also get a desktop/pc app to boot."  

    I really wonder about the stupidity of executive management not seeing this happening.

  • They killed windows phone today?

    The final solution is to run an untouched Android app on windows phone.  This gets you the best of both worlds.   Microsoft needs to hire smart people and get a group together to do this quickly.  Linux has a windows emulator, so if Microsoft makes it a priority it can happen.   But in parallel you keep your windows 10 run everywhere story going.   You need both short term to survive. 

  • HoloLens Ideas Consolidated

    Nice ideas but ideas are worth a  dime a dozen.  Take an idea and make it happen down to the details (finish the last 10%) and now you have something.  I like implementers and not dreamers.