Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Jan 2013 17:10 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Nokia has just sent out a few preliminary comments about the company's performance during the fourth quarter of 2012. Nokia's figures are a good indicator for how well Windows Phone 8 is doing, and, in all honesty, I'm not exactly blown away. Apparently, neither was Nokia itself, since the company decided to redefine their Asha phones from feature phone to smartphone to prop up their smartphone sales figures.
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Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

You stated WP7 apps are not being updated to WP8 apps, indicating a lack of developer support from existing developers.


Eh, no, you clearly didn't read correctly. Let me copy the relevant paragraph, and highlight the part you missed.

"Right now, it's basically the desktop Linux of the smartphone world, and it still shows in application selection and quality. Windows Phone 8 was released months ago, and yet many popular applications still haven't been updated to properly support it. It just isn't on developers' radars."


The update-for-WP8 is just an example, nothing more, nothing less. The lead statement is the part I made bold. In other words, all this stems from a misunderstanding because you missed a crucial bit of text. That's fine, happens to the best of us.

This means your reasons - while all valid in one way or another, I'm sure - just aren't particularly relevant to the not-on-the-radar issue, since they only cover a small part of it (lack of WQP8 updates), and not the core issue (lack of applications and their quality).

Can we please talk about something happy now? Like, how awesome Windows Phone 8 is compared to those mobile operating systems for mere peasants? ;)

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Thom, just ignore him. I already had a brush with him, but I gave up after he just kept on twisting things on and on and on.

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