13 hours ago, 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.