Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Oct 2012 22:44 UTC
Windows "There may be a time in the future when all the bugs have been fixed, the third-party app support has arrived, and some very smart engineers in Redmond have ironed out the physical kinks in this type of product which prevent it from being all that it can be. But that time isn't right now - and unfortunately for Microsoft, the clock is ticking." The Verge's review is not so positive, because they focus on what Surface is now.
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Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Wed 24th Oct 2012 23:34 UTC
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

I think that's my issue with The Verge review. The knock on the ecosystem is really unfair.

The Windows Store is growing at a rate of 2,000 apps a week. It is at over 7,000 now. It is nonsensical to suggest that Windows 8 will have an app problem when the addressable installed base will reach over a hundred million in a year.

The ecosystem will grow, and it will grow really fast. By comparison the Windows Phone Marketplace launched with only 700 apps. Yes, 700. Today? 125,000 and growing.

If you take that, and then look at the fact that Windows 8 will launch with something like 8,000 apps the situation looks a lot less dire.

By the Holiday Season, when most of the PC sales are probably going to be made.. I can see easily over 20,000 apps in the Store.

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RE: Comment by Nelson
by przemo_li on Thu 25th Oct 2012 09:49 in reply to "Comment by Nelson"
przemo_li Member since:
2010-06-01

It do not matter for customers buying NOW.

Come one if you do review you do it to help others decide, what to do NOW. It would be unfair for Verge to do otherwise.

And as usual pre-release app market grow IS PURE PR.

Entity control ALL FACTORS that could cause for such growth. Eg. they could on purpose add apps to shop just before launch to create "high" rate just before launch.

Give me stats from 6 months and we will talk ;)

PS Know 3 people from my Technical University who submitted GARBAGE APPS (their words! not main) just because there where Lumias to win for 5 submitted apps. I'm FAR from saying that it means that all apps for WinP7 where garbage-like quality*, but it prove that shop owners can influence number of apps in a way that do not benefit customers.

* I always LMAO at those ignorants who claimed that lower number meant that THEIR shop is full of quality apps while other bigger are full of crap. Whether they where iOS users (yes not always iOS had biggest app store out there ;P), Android users, WinP users, etc. That is all psychological bulshit.

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RE[2]: Comment by Nelson
by zima on Wed 31st Oct 2012 23:58 in reply to "RE: Comment by Nelson"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Learn2EN (dunno, pay more attention during EN classes at your uni or smth), you're embarrassing PL (generally, there's more about EN than substituting - in sentences written with a grammar "intermediate" between the two languages - PL words for English ones that are suggested by auto-correct...)

Edited 2012-11-01 00:12 UTC

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RE: Comment by Nelson
by quackalist on Thu 25th Oct 2012 12:59 in reply to "Comment by Nelson"
quackalist Member since:
2007-08-27

Unfair, by focusing on the state of the RT ecosystem as is and not on some fanciful wishful thinking on how it might look in 6 months, a year...hmm, presumably RT potential buyers might care to know the pig-in-poke they might be spending real money on. Thanks, but if they want a locked down pad with lots of apps, which actually work and costs an arm and a leg there's one already available, the iPad.

Not that I'm recommending that either, but if you really want to throw money at someone don't be a complete fool, get something worth having in return.

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RE: Comment by Nelson
by Tony Swash on Thu 25th Oct 2012 18:40 in reply to "Comment by Nelson"
Tony Swash Member since:
2009-08-22

I think that's my issue with The Verge review. The knock on the ecosystem is really unfair.

The Windows Store is growing at a rate of 2,000 apps a week. It is at over 7,000 now. It is nonsensical to suggest that Windows 8 will have an app problem when the addressable installed base will reach over a hundred million in a year.



It goes way beyond Apps. Check out this very well done interactive web page that shows the comparative global positions of the various competing ecosystems. You can click on each OS and see how it does globally with music, films, apps, etc.

http://www.macstories.net/stories/mapping-the-entertainment-ecosyst...

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