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  • Reaction toward Lumia950 reviews.

    , MasterPi wrote



    The taskbar is just icons by default and only when you open the start screen do you see titles. When you swipe to all apps view in WP, you see icons and titles. The difference is that tiles are launchers into apps. Unfortunately, their utility will never be realized if you're meant to pin app areas yourself. Maybe interactive tiles will change things if they ever come.

    That's the problem. If MS think the home desktop is a giant taskbar instead of actual home desktop, then, they are just too kookoo.

  • Reaction toward Lumia950 reviews.

    , BitFlipper wrote

    Every time MS releases new phones, we have this very same discussion all over again. But nothing changes. MS market share is still just as low as ever and isn't magically going to increase this time.

    And no, it doesn't matter whether MS has the best tech in their phones or not. When the Lumia 920 was released, it was the 1st phone that had optical image stabilization, and it could take good low light pictures compared to the competition. Didn't matter.

    Something that does matter a lot though and is probably the biggest issue it the lack of enough good apps. WP doesn't even get mentioned in adds/websites promoting their mobile apps anymore. It's iOS and Android. That is it.

    Seeing as WP is going nowhere, how is the Windows tablets doing? I ask because the Windows UI, which was successful in its previous form, had to die and be modelled after a mobile platform that doesn't seem to be doing even a tiny fraction as good as Windows do/did.

    I think MS now the old Apple. Lack of apps. Very good features that no one cares. Few jarring UX that simply pull people away from it.

    The window bar in Mac is one major reason I think it is fugly and refuse to touch it. I think the same is for Tiles. Every criticism I heard about Tiles, it is fugly.

    Although I am fine and adopts Tiles just fine. I value customer voices. The Tile system is garbage. And I think it is a reasonable criticism.

    1) the smallest tile has no app title, compare to Win desktop icon and all competitors.
    2) it lacks intuitive simple more useful desktop tab swipe compare to all competitor.
    3) the live tile is too busy.

    Honestly I supported Live Tile. But, I think their trail period has been expired. If they want to win, they need to adopt icons and tabs.

    The vertical scroll is not as useful and it is not getting enough market share.

    Android is garbage IMO. But, the garbage does icon and tabs, which is what people want. The garbage actually has apps.

    WinPh is far better, but, it is garbage for Android users. After all these years wasted to catch up with competitions and not going anywhere. I believe MS needs to solve the problems I described.

    I think it is important to acknowledge weakness and competitors strength. Because then, you can solve those problems than being ignorant to it.

  • I got the Microsoft Phone Display Doc!

    , RealBboy360 wrote

    The main problem is it might be hard to find a dumb terminal.  I guess you could use the hotel TV as a monitor.  You might have to supply the HDMI cable though.  Do give a wireless option,but you'd have to bring a dongle.  Then you'd have to also bring your wireless keyboard and mouse.

    If this were on an iphone, starbucks would probably make a dumb terminal on every table.

    That's my biggest concern. If I go somewhere where it doesn't have a monitor, I am screwed. So, it is still batter bring a tablet.

    I think it is cool feature because people don't desktop anymore. And there is no point to have a desktop rarely used. The phone dock is a good replacement to the irrelevant desktop.

  • I got the Microsoft Phone Display Doc!

    , RealBboy360 wrote

    @magicalclick:yeah it charges the phone too


    Cool. Was worried because it has to hook up so many things.

  • A simple survey.

    I just realized the Win10 Start Menu's File Explorer is the new My Computer in the Win7 Start Menu. Right click on it goes to same Manage and Properties. So, that's the new way of doing things now. I think I can easily live without the desktop counterpart now.

  • I got the Microsoft Phone Display Doc!

    Does the dock charge the phone too?

  • Reaction toward Lumia950 reviews.

    , Bass wrote


    I'm just saying Microsoft makes inspirational ads also. There is also practical WinPho ads:

    These were on TV a lot. Lots of Lumia billboards around also, a lot seem to be in some pretty busy areas. Apple might have the best billboard spots, but they are the richest company in the world they can outbid literally everyone for advertising space.

    That video is not inspiring at all. It is just a fanboy ad to bash competition. A competitor that has far stronger and loyal user base than WinPh. An ad that try to promote a ripoff as something better.

    A lot of billboard means nothing. I have kept saying "dedicated". All those billboards are just there for how long? Without "dedicated" billboard, the ads is forgettable.

  • Reaction toward Lumia950 reviews.

    WinPh doesn't exist. It is hard to explain simple truth. It doesn't exist. Most people don't have opinions about it. It doesn't exist.

    I much much much hope there is more WinPh bashing coverage because people at least know it exists. But sadly, WinPh doesn't exist.

  • Reaction toward Lumia950 reviews.

    , Bass wrote



    You really can't do that with ads. It doesn't work that way, you have to have a product that is interesting/useful/novel enough that is can spread on its own merit. Throw all the money at ads it won't make any difference. 


    MS advertises in all those places too. And you go into a wireless carieer store or a Best Buy you will see a massive Windows/Microsoft banner. That's an ad too, companies actually pay retailers for fancy floor banners and dedicated space. It's really hard to miss, seriously go to a Best Buy, Microsoft's signage eclipses everyone elses. Windows is not some kind of secret.

    But the fundamental problem is nobody wants Windows. At the grassroots level (consumers and front line sales people), it's not doing well. You go to a store buy a PC it happens to come with Windows, well for a big part of history that was just how it was. It didn't matter if you wanted Windows or not, you just got it as part of the PC - always. It was all well and dandy when Microsoft had a monopoly, they forced Windows on to people, it did well. But when people have a real choice, they gravitate to other options. And so it is today.


    Your video is just another proof that they love burning advertising money. Super Bawl ads is useless for WinPh.

  • Reaction toward Lumia950 reviews.

    , Bass wrote


    But people do know that Android and iOS are mainstream and supported OSes, at least in the Western world. You see an app advertised it always has a little Android and iOS tag, pretty much never anything else. Even if you don't own a smartphone you are still exposed to that reality.

    Apple is associated with great quality and engineering. Android is associated with affordability and options. They are extremely cheap at the low end - $50-100 on a unlocked prepaid plan. Even homeless people often have smartphones. 

    Where does WinPh fit in? Let's say maybe WinPh has one or two games I like. But now I must live as a digital hermit for those two games, cut off from the rest of the mobile world. For two games that I will likely tire of quickly, and who is to say I will not miss out on games in the future because I choose an OS with poor app support? Is this a tradeoff people will go for? I don't think so.

    WinPh doesn't even exist. So, you wouldn't event have to consider it. But yeah, exclusive content is pointless because MS already tried and failed. It is useful to bully smaller competitions or the tiny self.