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Windows 7: Why Windows Phone cannot rebound

02 Jul 2014   #1
PaulGo

Windows 10 (64 bit)
 
 
Why Windows Phone cannot rebound

I don't wish Microsoft to be unsuccessful in this market, but if this causes them to focus and improve desktop Windows...

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Why Windows Phone cannot rebound

The latest Kantar Worldpanel numbers for smartphone market share may not be surprising, but they are grim indeed for Microsoft. In the heart of the Windows empire in the United States, Windows Phone’s market share dropped from 4.7% to 3.6% between May 2013 and May 2014. In Germany, the decline was from 6.2% to 5.9%. In Brazil, the share remained flat at 5.5%. In China, Windows Phone saw a collapse from 3% to o.6%.
Windows Phone market share: Crash and burn | BGR


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02 Jul 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I've used both Android and now Windows Phone 8.1. I must say that I like Windows Phone 8.1 much better than Android.
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02 Jul 2014   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

My niece has a win-8 phone she says she likes it too,
Of course her last phone a old flip phone
So I suppose it texts and facebooks okay about all she does anyway,
I guess now she can facebook now
I don't believe her flip phone could do that ?
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02 Jul 2014   #4
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
I've used both Android and now Windows Phone 8.1. I must say that I like Windows Phone 8.1 much better than Android.
Apps are where its at.

TBH I do not like android that ships with most phones. Now custom roms like cynagemod or car vs driver, or stuff from xda are my jam.

If you like apps-android.

Otherwise windows phone is just fine
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02 Jul 2014   #5
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

I actually LIKE the windows phone system -- these sorts of surveys aren't really IMPORTANT at all -- what % of people in the Car market have Ferraris -- do they care if it's under .01% -- not a bit of it.

Windows phone needs some more decent apps on it though.

Cheers
jimbo
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03 Jul 2014   #6
HerrKaLeun

W7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there

I actually LIKE the windows phone system -- these sorts of surveys aren't really IMPORTANT at all -- what % of people in the Car market have Ferraris -- do they care if it's under .01% -- not a bit of it.

Windows phone needs some more decent apps on it though.

Cheers
jimbo
But cars can all drive on the same Street, they are compatible. If cars would require a car manufacturer approved Street, we would not have niche brands like Ferrari.

I think the downfall really is they didn't have large screens, which is where Apple is/was weak. And of course their tiny market share did not foster many apps. chicken-egg problem.
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04 Jul 2014   #7
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Windows phone is hardly the Ferrari of the phone world that only .01% of the population can afford.
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04 Jul 2014   #8
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
Windows phone is hardly the Ferrari of the phone world that only .01% of the population can afford.

Hi there.

That's a different argument entirely -- the point was to say just because a product has a very low market penetration does not always mean it's a failure even if it doesn't even make any money. By buying Nokia Ms is buying into Nokia's customer / client lists and has a ready made hardware base and supply chain from which to develop other stuff (not necessarily phones).

Ms is absolutely HUGE these days in the very fast growing Robotics market too -- some of the hardware base in phone chips can be used in robotics such as the motion sensor stuff, remote control and communication, embedded OS, very high quality but very small cameras etc etc.

Android while still used by the majority of mobile phones out there has some serious problems -- security virtually non existent, apps don't have any decent change control -- almost impossible to restore previous versions of apps if upgraded ones either don't work or you prefer the old version, minimal QC from the google play store etc. Even Samsung is now about to design its own phone OS.

Windows has a much better infrastructure than Android and once they can sort the apps situation out I'm sure there IS a future for Windows phones - although in the longer term. What is clear though is that the whole RT system should be killed off stone dead.

Cheers
jimbo
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04 Jul 2014   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
I've used both Android and now Windows Phone 8.1. I must say that I like Windows Phone 8.1 much better than Android.
Absolutely - same here. I think the W8P is a great device, especially at $69 without contract.

I have no contract but use VoIP which works very well. Then I use it for navigation and as a portable PC. It provides nearly all the functions of a PC including Office.
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04 Jul 2014   #10
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I find it hard to believe that phones can be just as powerful as computers.

Belongs they text and call im happy.
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