>>52346653 because it's shit and dead. no amount of UWP shilling will bring it back, some apps will be released in first 6 month, after that everyone will forget it exists, like it happened with WP8 and 8,1 With W10M update it's basically Android Metro buggy beta that doesn't lag on low end devices.
>>52346653 Because Microsoft's upgrade policy is complete and utter shit. To upgrade from Windows 8 to 10 you need a fucking new phone, which means you've to be buying phones every year to year and a half and that shit is really expensive. Besides, they fucked up with Nokia, who should've had stuck to developing their own operating system or at least collaborating with both Microsoft/Android to cater to the demands of the consumers. The advent of smartphones led to the dismiss of Nokia's supremacy and they should've had followed, but instead they went against it by allowing Microsoft to take over.
>>52346772 >To upgrade from Windows 8 to 10 you need a fucking new phone, which means you've to be buying phones every year to year and a half and that shit is really expensive. you are either a troll or an idiot, but most likely both
I love my lumia 640. Im not some kid that needs tweet or twat or whatever it is. I can work on documents, pdfs, flac is native in windows 10 mobile, I have to charge my phone once every 3 days or so, wells fargo has a banking app, everything I need for actual life and being productive is there. All the kids are bitching because they cant hook up with their sex apps or send dick and pussy pics. Windows phone from day one was built from the ground up to be a professional adult phone used to take care of business not to play on. When you understand that and go into and set it up as such its one of the best phones you'll ever use.
>>52346653 in europe windows phone sales are toe to toe with iphones (android still the first), but as they last much longer, about a third of the people use windows phones. The US market is still not very opened to buying a phone without contract and having a non expensive sim card contract. Phones operators rule the shit and sell what can give them more profit, an iPhone that will look outdated/unhype in two year or a lagdroid (google pay them so that they distribute botnetsphones) represent more money for them.
>>52346963 I used one for a while. How can you say everything isn't done Through the browser and the keyboard isn't shit? Auto correct is abysmally bad and don't even try the fucking swipe feature, you will get nowhere.
>>52346653 Seriously where's my motivation to care? Can I dock my windows phones for a cheap laptop or desktop? Samsung Galaxy can. Keyboard? BlackBerry has a shit one but at least the option is there. Apps? Android and ios have more.
So what the actual fuck is windows phone going to do for me to want one exactly? Cmon sell me one! Give me features. Make me want it.
But they don't...just another slab but now with less apps...who-fuckin-ray
In Europe I see a fair few Windows devices around on the street whereas I hear in USA they're very rare. I assume this is due to the USA culture of borrowing cash or getting iPhones on finance (with contract). In Europe we care less what others think and aren't as willing to acquire thiings we can't afford right now.
Microsoft took too long to bring it to market. Years ago, when Android was still in it's infancy and iPhone users were seen as douchebags with money, Windows Mobile was actually desirable. It had an assload of 3rd party apps available, all of the "important" phones of the day ran it, even Palm sold Windows Mobile based phones alongside their PalmOS joints. At one point Windows Mobile held nearly 50% of the smartphone market in the US.
But Microsoft got lazy and fucked up the release of Windows Mobile 7, which allowed Android and iOS to move into that space and push it out. What's really fucked up is that many of the "new" features bandied about for iOS and Android were already existing with Windows PPC/WinMobile.
>>52346653 I blame saturation of advertisements. I can only speak for myself but micro$oft always goes balls deed advertising the shit out of any new product they prematurely fart into the market space, I'm already sick of it before I've even understood what the product is.
They have yet to invest enough Overall. I didn't care too much that it lacked in apps but Microsoft just handled it like complete morons. I left for Android, which I regret in some aspects, but I'm not going back to WP until Microsoft can pull its head out, of its ass and invest in WPs future.
Scratch that, the lack of apps was annoying. I don't use a lot of apps but the fact that everything was Android and IPhone (to the point were people would just service the two and yet claim to have an app on all major platforms) really rubbed me wrong. To have a company like Microsoft prove time and time again (I was on WP as soon as the HTC Surround was around and stuck on for several phones until my Lumia 1520 broke a few months into use) that they are unable to throw any significant weight behind WP was just so damned disheartening.
>>52352500 No,Im married and none of that matters to me anymore. I just know a business tool when I see one.
I think Microsoft should stop trying to make cheap windows phones to capture some of the android crowd and should restructure Microsoft mobile to sell corporate business grade phones with Enterprise security. Right now they are stuck between trying to be a tool for the professional crowd and trying to appeal to the crowd who is looking for a piece of ass all the time/ the people who go out to their night life districts every Friday and Saturday night.
I meet two kinds of people with their current strategy all the time, people who bought it because it was cheap and needed something quick, the person who like me saw the huge advantage it has a business tool with its integration with windows 10 and onedrive as well as the free full use of office suite built in. Person type 1 thinks they can do all their usual night life and social stuff on it and get frustrated when that doesnt happen and then say it's garbage. I mean it like getting a tablesaw and then getting mad that it didnt hammer the nail into the board.
I can do everything I need to do as far as taking care of real life adult stuff and it does it quickly and without apps crashing all the time like on android.
>>52346653 >Why does no one care about Windows Phone anymore? They're late to the party, they can't stick to a strategy for more than two years, their keep on re-inventing their APIs and it's all based around COM. It's not clear whether they're going after consumer or enterprise, but they lack in both spaces. Hell, at this point, Blackberry 10 looks more competent.
>>52352520 >>It was almost like MS didn't even support it. When people ask how I like my Windows Phone, I like to point to the Microsoft apps like GroupMe and OneNote which are buggy and lack features that are on the Android versions.
I mean - don't get me wrong - I undserstand that we're a portion of the market share so apps like Facebook may send me to their mobile page if the app doesn't support something that i'm trying to do.
But when Microshit can't even get its own apps right, it makes wonder why I would purchase their product
>how's the camera quality? >how's battery life? >have you tried continuum yet?
Also I had a Lumia 930 for quite a while until I switched back to Android. I was really impressed with the camera quality and ability to shot in RAW but other than that, the phone lacked support from devs and had a really small community which made problem solving difficult.
>>52359218 The other thing I will say is that I am really not a power user for apps. Didn't have many on my android phone so that consideration didn't give me any pause. I will say having my Office 365 and OneDrive supported out of the box (with my phone doing an automatic backup to the OneDrive) is great.
i can't see spending more than $150 on a windows phone, there is no app support, and what apps it does have barely require a decent processor and maybe 1gb of ram which all the newest low end models have.
You are so full of shit and you know it, people who use Windows Phones use it as feature phones that happen to have a full browser and music player and granted if that is what you use yours for it will work beautifully.
Problem is the OS is fucking buggy, all apps any apps will suddenly stop responding this includes native apps, the keyboard is shit along with its auto correct features.
Then you have most people who use apps will learn they can't communicate with others the way they are used to, why should they adapt their behavior to use a device, the device should adapt to them.
Switched from an iPhone 5. Don't really use many apps. Those that I do use either support Windows Phone or have a decent alternative. Though I understand there are many apps that are iOS or Android only, and that would cause problems for some people.
Overall, it's a decent phone and I'm not complaining. I don't miss my iPhone at all. Especially since it was less than $200AU. Feels good man.
>>52361170 >Problem is the OS is fucking buggy, all apps any apps will suddenly stop responding this includes native apps, the keyboard is shit along with its auto correct features. That is complete and utter bullshit. # Swype is awesome and I had no os hangs for 2 years.
>>52359405 >My lg v10 has that and better so why windows. Maybe because the lg v10 costs 650 dollares and the 640 costs 150 dollares and offers the same kind of smooth experience.
Android is good if you need one special app. I have an android tablet for doing such things. Windows Phone still runs smoother and there is a shitton of android apps that are horribly unstable, don't tell poeple it is not that way because it is.
>huge bezels on pretty much every phone >rounded corners + plastic feel cheap to most people >low-end phones usually have low-res screens >locked with absolutely zero jailbreaking/rooting community >no apps
>>52347073 for a while? I'm using one right now, and have been using two devices for the last two years, perfectly working unlike my lagdroid moto g which I bought for the same price. all the apps I need are there. The keyboard is perfect to me, the new controller too, and the os itself is blazing fast. Even a G2 takes a second to load all the apps in the home screen running lollipop, a low end lumia doesn't. Not even a shill, I never come to /g/ sucking on m$ dick, but really, I can't really imagine someone saying it's glitchy and then running android, which I used for years.
the real problem of wp is not the OS at all the problem is developers don't push updates as fast as they do on ios and android the phones have nice features, and the ui is very sexy, but despite having one and loving it, I'm tired of waiting two weeks for every major update of the most common apps. Like, when will I be able to use the @gif and @wiki bots on the phone? Why is it taking this longer than android and ios?
>>52346916 >Windows phone from day one was built from the ground up to be a professional adult phone used to take care of business not to play on. >When you understand that and go into and set it up as such its one of the best phones you'll ever use.
I'm pretty sure they wanted to be the 3rd player next to Android and iOS to get some of that mobile money so they threw money at research and marketing like crazy. Well they are 3rd place, but with like 2% overall
I had a Lumia 520 and I ditched it for the following reasons: screen was shit for daylight use, "resuming...", music players were all slow and shit, Facebook messenger sucks. Now I have a Moto G 4G and I'm considering switching it for a Lumia 640 if those issues are fixed.
Regarding the OS itself, Android without gapps feels like a lot like WP. Even though the Moto G has better specs than the Lumia it is slower in everything except gaymen. All keyboards on Android are shit in comparison. WP works a lot better out of the box and has a lot of features that on Android require you third party apps that usually suck.
I just wish they release a new flagship with truly blazing features, atom processor, and full win 10 with exes supported by the cpu architecture. that's the only way I'll be spending again more than 200 on a phone
People did care about Windows Phone when WP7 launched and Nokia was sporting their own Lumia models. A familiar brand with a great price point. The problem was that Microsoft didn't lift their weight in helping developers get onboard, basically only Nokia was selling handsets with WP installed and those handsets were not keeping up with market trends. Microsoft buying the Nokia brand and making their own windows phones was a bad idea in my opinion, because not everyone can be Apple unless your phones see a huge adoption rate increase.
>>52368327 After the latest updates... Its amazing! Really an upgrade to from everything! Especially the camera. Multiple modes. Living images (what apple has copied now),rich capture, slow motion video recording in 2k, surround sound with 4 microphones... There's nothing like this phone
>>52368461 jeez... I want this phone so bad I'm still not fully convinced though, I thought it would have been a good idea to upgrade to a used 930, but I don't know if it holds against a 950, also considering the price will consistently drop
>>52368544 the 930 isn't as good as the 950 even if the 930 runs WM10. The 3GB RAM is really noticable, to be honest... I only had about 6 resuming screens on my 950 sine I got it which was it's release date
>>52368753 >So you admit there is no selling feature on these phones I think the main point of windows phone is that they're good value for the money on the low end phones. My sister got a 520 for dirt cheap a couple of years ago, and she got all the updates and added features like cortana, she'll even get windows 10 when it's released. It's a solid little phone for the price, it's also very smooth and still run greats. I'm sort of impressed and I don't understand why windows doesn't grow its marketshare at least in budget phone.
>>52369263 I used to tell people who wanted a smart phone but didn't want to sells out tons for an iphone or drioid phone to get a windows for like $50. Everyone always said no apps to me. So I showed them are uninformed they are.
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