Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 16:31 UTC
Windows Paul Thurrot: "Tipped off by a reader, I checked my System log in Event Viewer today and what did I find but a stack of pending updates for all of the core apps in Windows 8. I'm not 100 percent sure this is what I think it is. But if we're right, it looks like 18 of the core apps in Windows 8 are about to get updated. Or, almost all of them." Foley confirms it. By far Windows 8's weakest link, so I'm hoping this is true. Especially the Mail application is dreadful.
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Got Win8 and WinPhone8
by reduz on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 20:11 UTC
reduz
Member since:
2006-02-25

And have to use them extensively for work.
Both are really poor user experiences compared to Android or even Ubuntu (let alone OSX).

Windows 8 works, but it just feels like unnecessary hassle compared to previous versions, and I never ever use the "modern" stuff, since everything I need is on the desktop anyway.

Windows Phone 8 is full of bugs and annoyances, my calendars vanish and reappear the next day, Nokia Maps work terrible, apps take a long time to start or even resume, the notification system sucks because each service has it's own tile, and the dicoverability of everything is also vastly inferior to iOS and Android.

Oh, and plug them together: Nothing happens.

So I don't know, Microsoft is competing with inferior products as always, but their current approach just doesn't seem to work.

Edited 2013-03-22 20:12 UTC

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RE: Got Win8 and WinPhone8
by Nelson on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 20:25 in reply to "Got Win8 and WinPhone8"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Which phone do you use? Nearly *all* my apps open extremely fast. Where on Windows Phone 7 apps took a second or two, on Windows Phone 8 I often don't even see the splash screen.

As for your other bugs, I don't know. I do find Windows Phone 8 to be buggier than Windows Phone 7, but that's just relatively speaking -- it hasn't been terrible for me. A reboot last week out of nowhere or something.

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RE[2]: Got Win8 and WinPhone8
by reduz on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 20:46 in reply to "RE: Got Win8 and WinPhone8"
reduz Member since:
2006-02-25

It probably will improve enormously when they release 8.1 or something like that.
However, the poor integration with Google services and the vastly inferior mapping application means i'll soon switch back to Android..
About apps loading slow, don't you see a "Loading.." sign when you open apps? most of the apps show that. Depending on the app it might take 5 to 15 seconds.

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