Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 14th Apr 2013 18:22 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Windows You can say what you will about Windows Phone and Windows 8's Metro interface (I refuse to drop that name) - it's inefficient, unpopular, cumbersome, beautiful, ugly, organised, clean, limiting - but there's one thing we can all agree on: it's unique and distinctive. CNet has published a profile of Microsoft's Albert Shum, the man behind Metro, and he highlights what I think is at the very core of Microsoft's problems in mobile right now.
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by kurkosdr on Sun 14th Apr 2013 22:36 UTC
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May I also add, another problem WP8 is facingis that Microsoft is hard to trust in mobiles anymore. First they ditched Windows Mobile for WP7 (ok, understandable), then they marketed heavily WP7 and promised "18 months of upgrades", just to leave WP7 phones not upgradeable to WP8. At least some Android phones got upgrades to the next major (2.3 -> 4.0) like the Galaxy S2. But no WP7 phone can be upgraded to WP8, because MS doesn't allow it.

Which brings me to my second point: Not only WP doesn't do anything better that the big two, it does some things worse. It's usuallu behind hardware innovations and upgrades proved to be worse than Android.

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