Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Jul 2013 12:01 UTC
Windows The general gist? A minor update somewhere this year, but the real update won't come until 2014. In the meantime, we'll have to... "Resuming..." ...settle for CardDAV/CalDAV support, some additional HTML5 support, and fixes for Xbox Music metadata. We were promised regular updates and an early access program for enthusiasts - but Microsoft failed to deliver, once more. For all intents and purposes, thanks... "Resuming..." ...to the switch to the Windows NT kernel, the Windows Phone we're using today has very little additional functionality to offer over what we were using on WP7 release day. I've been a Windows Phone user since WP7 release day, but Microsoft has lost me.
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Too busy trying to cater for developers.
by moondevil on Fri 12th Jul 2013 12:35 UTC
moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

One thing that stood out during the BUILD 2013 was how they were trying to cater for developers.

In many talks the touch mantra was repeated multiple times, as well as, showing the demos running of surfaces in desktop mode.

Additionally there were a few sessions dedicated to iOS and Android developers about how to port software to Windows Phone. Including how Microsoft is supporting open source and middleware to part the experience easier.

I can foresee that the current situation and the recently announced reorganization are leaving little time to do a proper release.

Other than that, Apple is the exception.

The situation exists since there are mobiles, OEMs will always sell you a new phone than deliver updates.

Reply Score: 4

Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I had thought that windows phone was supposed to be a hybrid between the android style and the apple style. The hardware and screen parts are limited by microsoft to reduce fragmentation and make it easier to push out updates to all phones.

But, it turns out that Microsoft doesn't have the resources to do it.

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tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Microsoft is now in a tough position, at least from a development standpoint. Their strategy has always been "good enough" and "slightly cheaper." Which rewarded them handsomely for 3 decades. Problem is that now they have to compete against other "good enough" stacks which are "free."

There is also a clear generational talent shift happening.

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p13. Member since:
2005-07-10

Developers developers developers!
*inhale*
DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS !!!
DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS !!!
WOOOO!!!
*DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS!!!!ELEVENTYONE1!*

Edited 2013-07-13 06:43 UTC

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ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

That's old Microsoft.

NuMicrosoft is:

BeApple BeApple BeApple!

It's not really working and they're pissing off developers developers developers.

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oper Member since:
2012-08-30

So when he said that, the same thing came to our mind :-)
http://www.osnews.com/thread?567009

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oper Member since:
2012-08-30

how they were trying to cater for developers.


Hey, Ballmer had a video for that
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMU0tzLwhbE
:-)

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