Windows 10: Could the future of Android be Windows?
Microsoft has no one to blame but themselves. They were late to the mobile party and they half-assed their phones and dropped support after promising too much. Windows 10 for mobile had so much potential but they have to have a phone with a stylus to make this work. If they can make something on par with the Samsung Note series(minus the exploding phones) they will have a chance. Other than that its epic phail right out of the gate.
Windows 10 already runs on Raspberry Pi (and has for quite some time), it's called Windows 10 IoT edition.
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While I agree that they have no one to blame but themselves, the reasons for Windows 10 Mobile's lack of sales are more rooted in the fact that there are only a few phones you can buy it on, and that's 100% microsoft's marketing problem.
The actual hardware they produced was NOT "half assed", it was quite good. But, Microsoft's hardware division does not work on the same cycle that Samsung and LG work on. There's 20 new Samsung and LG phones every 6 months. You get 3 new Microsoft phones every 2 years.
It's more the lack of apps, rather than the lack of phones. Just look at Pokemon Go, no plans to be on Windows Phone.
It's a combination of both the selection of phones and the lack of apps. Even though there are limited choices of phones and apps I'm very happy with my Windows phone (Lumia 640XL). I was thinking about upgrading my phone to a newer model but My Lumia is working so good I decided to wait. I do hope this turns around and we start seeing more selections of phones and apps.
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Yes, I know all about it, I've tried it out several times. It bears absolutely no resemblance to any other version of Windows 10 though. And takes quit a bit of work to just run an App on it. Have you run it or seen it in action? There is no web browser etc, not even Edge. Just very basic GUI. No Store, no nothing?
What I'd like to see, is 10 Mobile ported to run on the Pi. Like it does on any other mobile device. A fully functional Windows 10, not the striped down to nothing IoT version. The Pi uses an ARM processor, like start phones do, so it should be doable. I don't have the coding skills to do anything with 10 IoT. I wish I did, but I don't.
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XBOX is the same way, limited selection of Apps. I'm hoping this push towards universal Apps brings more Windows Apps to XBOX.
I'm mulling over getting a Windows phone. If a good deal comes up while I have the cash I'll likely buy one. It's not something I need to have so its not a priority. More of a it would be nice to have.
Actually Google is in the process of making a replacement for Android. There are hints on github for a project Fuchsia, which ironically sounds suspiciously like a BB10/QNX clone.
- thank goodness..
Just saying though, it is what it is. All these popular games come out for Android and Apple, not for Windows mobile.
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