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Wnodows on Mobile

by DimitryMinkov / July 13, 2015 1:09 AM PDT

Why windows operating system is not so popular for mobiles?

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That's the million-dollar question.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / July 13, 2015 1:27 AM PDT
In reply to: Wnodows on Mobile

In fact, for Microsoft it's a billion dollar question.

Kees

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Wnidows on Mobile
by DimitryMinkov / September 1, 2015 3:08 AM PDT

Nice reply,
But what's the exact solution as per your best knowledge?

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You asked why it was not popular.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 1, 2015 10:50 AM PDT
In reply to: Wnidows on Mobile

Which I think there are many answers. I shared a few but as long as Microsoft continues to be that way the exact solution is non-Microsoft mobile solutions.

I don't know if you tried Windows 8 on tablets but it was a shock to me to find control panels that were simple copies of what was on 7 and prior. If they can't be bothered to write the control panels for a tablet why did they bother? I guess they hoped no one would notice.

I can't wait to see Windows 10 on tablets. Now the first thing I'll check is to see if they rewrote those areas.

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I can answer that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 13, 2015 8:42 AM PDT
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1. Microsoft has been caviler about prior hardware. For example and they repeat this over and over.
http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-of-course-we-threw-windows-phone-7-buyers-under-the-bus/

2. Windows Mobile circa 2009 was really closer to what folk may have accepted at the time. But there was one very odd thing Microsoft wouldn't allow. Ready? "Put an app's shortcut on the main screen." I was developing for Windows Mobile and lucked into a meeting with a Redmondite to get an answer why. "Cellular carriers want sole access and control to the main screens."

Later Apple, Android came along and the rest is history.

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MS lost its honor
by Steven_Bob / July 22, 2015 12:08 AM PDT
In reply to: I can answer that.

I was a developer for windows mobile 6.x, too. But now I am developing for android devices.

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Thanks and "Me too!"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 23, 2015 1:17 PM PDT
In reply to: MS lost its honor

But because the company still fields these apps, I maintain it over a decade later. Will it ever die?

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