Microsoft Abandons Windows 10 Mobile


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    Microsoft gives up on Windows 10 Mobile
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-41551546



  • Isn't this old news? I thought they abandoned their mobile platform entirely.


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    @dustinb3403 said in Microsoft Abandons Windows 10 Mobile:

    Isn't this old news? I thought they abandoned their mobile platform entirely.

    I'm constantly confused thinking it was canceled then hearing that it isn't, but it never gets developed, and the cycle continues.



  • They had just earlier this year(maybe even in summer) released a statement saying they were "committed to Mobile".

    Still better than ios and Android except for the fake browswers everywhere in the store.



  • @momurda said in Microsoft Abandons Windows 10 Mobile:

    They had just earlier this year(maybe even in summer) released a statement saying they were "committed to Mobile".

    Still better than ios and Android except for the fake browswers everywhere in the store.

    They aren't browsers, they're browser-enhancements.



  • It is a sad day for mobile innovation. A large portion of the UI advances that came to iOS and Android between 2014-2016 were copied from Windows Phone/Mobile. That said, Microsoft had effectively abandoned the platform last year.



  • I liked the Windows Mobile UI. I could navigate that phone with ease. I don't see why Microsoft doesn't develop an Andriod phone with their UI on top of it. I would buy it. If they would make their UI as an app I would buy that as well. That would still make them a player in the mobile arena at least.



  • It was never popular compared to iOS and Android, they should of killed it off a lot earlier.
    Hopefully they will focus on making Windows 10 better for desktop and tablet and sort out the crappy start menu, still not as good as the win7 start menu was.



  • Yay! Glad I jumped ship when I did.
    IMO it was kind of middle ground between iOS and Android in what you could do with it and the way information was displayed to the user. I really liked the OS but everyone knows the story about the app situation and as much as I lived with out them, the apps really are a nice value add.

    WP 8.x and WM10 were significantly better than their Android competitors on low end hardware which I really appreciated but that's not really a "killer feature", so it was never going to win the hearts and minds of the populace.

    Microsoft doesn't have a "cool" factor about them. That, I believe, is their biggest problem. One that they must address going forward.



  • @nadnerb said in Microsoft Abandons Windows 10 Mobile:

    Microsoft doesn't have a "cool" factor about them. That, I believe, is their biggest problem. One that they must address going forward.

    I think you could be onto something here. That kind of stigmata can be hard to overcome though.



  • @dafyre said in Microsoft Abandons Windows 10 Mobile:

    @nadnerb said in Microsoft Abandons Windows 10 Mobile:

    Microsoft doesn't have a "cool" factor about them. That, I believe, is their biggest problem. One that they must address going forward.

    I think you could be onto something here. That kind of stigmata can be hard to overcome though.

    That is where Microsoft always lagged behind Apple, the story behind Apple, imho, is the story of their marketing. Microsoft has had good products, their marketing has just sucked.



  • It's truly a shame it didn't work out.

    I really liked and enjoyed using the Win10 Mobile platform more than any other mobile platform... and is still the case after using the Galaxy S8+ for a while now.

    R.I.P.



  • There is a constant buzz of 'Surface Phone'. Along with 'BASH on Ubuntu on Windows'... er, one program rolling many available programs into one. Along with Microsoft's reluctant (somewhat) adoption of anything Linux, I'm very curious to see what comes next.

    They are a software company that wants to be on every hardware device, and has always tried to be. In the hand held device realm, they lost. Not just because of innovation, but because they also came in late, mixed with a very small app community.

    The "Windows Store" has only done one good thing in my opinion, combining the Xbox and Windows 10 Store gaming experience. This is applicable to those who both buy games from the Windows Store, and also game. I do neither, so it isn't applicable.

    Bottom line, I'll be interested to see Microsoft's next move on the mobile platform. They haven't given up, because they would lose out on a major market. My guess is they are simply going back to the drawing board (probably did about 2 years ago in reality) and coming back with a better game plan.


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    @bbigford said in Microsoft Abandons Windows 10 Mobile:

    They are a software company that wants to be on every hardware device, and has always tried to be. In the hand held device realm, they lost. Not just because of innovation, but because they also came in late, mixed with a very small app community.

    Actually they were in too early, long before Apple and Google. That early "lead" might be what cost them much later.



  • Windows 10 Mobile wasn't abandoned already?

    LOLOLOL


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