Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Sep 2013 23:33 UTC

Speaking at Microsoft's financial analysts meeting today, CEO Steve Ballmer was refreshingly realistic about the company's struggles in smartphones and tablets. "Mobile devices. We have almost no share."

Right. Now that Ballmer himself admits it, can we please settle the discussion? Windows Phone has been a failure up until now.

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RE: TouchPoint Wiz is not Android...
by Dano on Sun 22nd Sep 2013 05:37 UTC in reply to "TouchPoint Wiz is not Android..."
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2006-01-22's Samsung. If it bothers you that much, next time buy a Nexus. Or load Cyanogenmod on your Samsung.

Email app crashing is TouchWiz's fault? Number of app crashes on WP8 since I got the phone, zero. It's all about managed code.

Edited 2013-09-22 05:38 UTC

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japh Member since:

How does managed code protect you from apps that crash? I can't get a NullRerferenceException on windows phone just as easy as NullPointerException on android?

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Nelson Member since:

Not all crashes are null reference errors and I hope you know that.

In fact ANR dialogs have to do with boggged down UI threads, something the application model for Windows Phone works hard to prevent (off thread animations, composition thread manipulation, composition thread scrolling)

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Morgan Member since:

Email app crashing is TouchWiz's fault?

I can't speak for TouchWiz, but if it's anything like HTC's Sense, the default "Email" app is proprietary to the phone's UI, and is not the normal Android-provided app. On my HTC One, the HTC Email app is buggy, slow, and lacks core features.

That said, it's trivial to switch to Google's Email app for non-Gmail accounts; I would assume it's the same deal for Samsung phones.

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