Microsoft: The smartphone is dead. You just don't know it

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    Edwin said:
    I'd rather not fall victim to the 'Glasshole' culture!

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    Considering how many people I know that have been killed by someone either talking on a phone or texting while driving along with how many wrecks I've barely been able to avoid myself, I just can't wait for everybody on the roads to be wearing HoloLens and Occulous Rifts

    I use My phone mainly as a phone so until two Months ago I had a Lumia 635 running Win 8.1. I replaced it with a Galaxy S5 Active and I'm loving it. My 15 Year old Son does what teenagers do on His phone, so a Week later I replaced his Lumia 650 running Win 10 with a Galaxy S6 Active.

    My Wife's iPhone 4S is getting to the point that I'd feel a lot safer if She'd get an upgraded model as well. She has tiny Asian hands, plus those things are so darn expensive !! I'm hoping that I can get Her the iPhone SE in a few Months.

    So while Windows Phone is Dead and Buried, We'll continue to use Cell Phones and Don't have any plans or even interest in VR.
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    Bat 1 said:
    I just can't wait for everybody on the roads to be wearing HoloLens and Occulous Rifts
    ..sorry, that just made me spill my tea..!!
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    BugMeister said:
    ..sorry, that just made me spill my tea..!!
    Sorry but I don't see the humor in that statement.
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    Winuser said:
    Sorry but I don't see the humor in that statement.
    Don't worry, by that time cars will drive themselves.
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    iCars
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    I think M just totally blew it with their Windows 8/Windows 10 concept. How bizarre is it that this OS, which was obviously crafted with the mobile form factor in mind, is not on hardly any mobile phones? What do they have 0.5% market share? How do you have such stunningly poor results when you are the dominant OS on PCs? But then again what is Windows 10 take up - 25%? What would it have been if Windows 10 was not so super-aggressively pushed on to windows users? And for free. A small fraction of that? Do people really enjoy an OS that has "apps" on it on their laptops or all these phone centric options and having little control of the updates and being forced to do feature updates which may mess up a finally after the last one stable system? Who does this all benefit?

    And continuum makes no sense at all to me. Why would someone buy a monitor and accessories to use with a special windows phone (sorry, that is what it is) when they can have a cheap dedicated HP laptop that runs full windows 10 at home ready to go that cost less than the monitor and likely way less than the continuum phone? And on top of that they can have a phone (not windows) with all the apps in the world? Hasn't windows phone already failed in its present form? Why make another one that has even more cost? It's a cool gimmick that personally I would play with for one day. But I wouldn't buy it and I see no use for it.

    Lastly, as someone who owns a few windows phones I have often asked people what they think about them. While the lack of apps was mentioned and positive things were also stated like it has a good camera or the os is fluid -The main thing I heard was that they felt the OS was ugly, unintuitive (where is the call icon and why is it there?) and surprisingly, lacked customizability, once one attempts to put tiles where they want using space exactly how they want. In short, I don't think its failure is all about the lack of apps or even lack of promotion or development. I think some of it is due to its design - and not just aesthetically in my opinion.

    I do hope that M has success going forward with their OS and mobile devices since I use these products but I'm not feeling optimistic about it.
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    Edwin said:
    I'd rather not fall victim to the 'Glasshole' culture!

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    I hope these people don't ride bicycles while wearing that stuff -- or if they do I'd rather not be on the road -- it's bad enough getting people to stop using mobile phones in cars as well --imagine if people started using those things while stuck in a traffic jam.

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    Can't agree that "M" has "crafted with the mobile form factor in mind", not W10 as universal use OS. Only UWP and some UI features partially connect those two. Maybe some time in the future, if portable devices like phones ever get close in performance to desktops and laptops. Mobile phones as they are now are going to be outmoded pretty soon, in few years being replaced by other, handier devices working on internet or other network ways without much of their own memory or HW. Google is already announcing APPs that don't need downloading at all. This is just about the peak of mobile phone development. MS is after much bigger fish.
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    tomseys said:
    Do people really enjoy an OS that has "apps" on it on their laptops or all these phone centric options and having little control of the updates and being forced to do feature updates which may mess up a finally after the last one stable system? Who does this all benefit?

    The main thing I heard was that they felt the OS was ugly, unintuitive (where is the call icon and why is it there?) and surprisingly, lacked customizability.
    I only have desktops and laptops running Windows 10 - no tablets or phones - so I don't know if the integration across devices has been successful ( ? ) or adds much functionality. The thing about apps on phones and tablets, etc, is they are necessarily limited by the touchscreen UI. That's understandable, but why would anyone want to work with limited apps on a desktop with a high def screen, keyboard and mouse?

    As for Windows 10 feature updates some of it seems to be innovation for its own sake. They tend to place attention on stuff they think is sexy, or whatever - is there a really big demand for Paint 3D? - but there is also good work happening under the hood. I feel the improvements to security, Edge in particular, are worthwhile. You're quite right though, that the massive updates put systems at risk and introduce changes that many people don't want.
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