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so i dont get it. why is Windows Phone still a thing? I swear

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so i dont get it. why is Windows Phone still a thing? I swear to god i cant understand. after 5 years, the peak of marketshare didnt even reach 4%. after 5 years, it still hasn't caught up to the competition when it comes to functionality. after all this time, microsoft has done nothing but sink more and more and more money into an OS that, very clearly will never take off. had Microsoft captured the momentum of the 520 and delivered a successor (630) that could have actually rivalled the moto g, windows Phone would maybe have a marketshare that wasnt so low that it's ridiculous. but they failed, nowadays the competition is fierce as all fuck, and there's pretty much absolutely no way that it will ever take off. so why does microsoft even give a shit as of now?
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Because a 4% of worldwide marketshare is better than 0% of worldwide marketshare.
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>>51492439
Well what the hell else would microsoft do?
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>>51492572

And the blow to their image would be gigantic
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As an actual OS, I enjoyed using Windows Phone, but desu I can't actually qualify why that is. The main letdown to me is the fact that nobody makes apps for it (seemingly for good reason, that 4% market share). There are alternatives but rarely cross compatible.

Might go back to Windows when their new flagships come out, but happy with Android right now.
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>Windows Phone
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>>51492572
Even if they're losing money? (which they are)
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Google shills pls go
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Personally i love lumias. If there were app slike snapchat and shit it will have 30+ marketshare in one quarter. Why? Teens
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>>51492439
Because Windows phone is better.

Once the apps are sorted out enough and windows 10 mobile is released the superiority has its chance at expending the market. At least it will for me and a good portion of /g/.
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>>51492674
Maybe they are loosing it on the hardware front but they might be gaining it in the cloud and office department since wp integrates with enterprise well.
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>>51492439
Frenchfag here, your 4% might only refer to the US market coz about half of my friends own a wp. Had the same feeling when traveling in UK, Norway and Netherlands, many people use windows phones in europe.
btw, most wp users I know don't buy a new phone every two year but keep it for 3-4 years wich is impossible with android or ios because of programmed/update-pushed obsolescence (not even trolling I use an iphone)
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>>51492674
Yes, because they have an asset that could be useful in the future.

- They're doing relatively well in India and Brazil for example, and as the western markets become smartphone-saturated having an emerging market with a growing middle class can give you a good stronghold in the future. They could have more if the retained the Nokia brand though.

- Having a mobile OS that has 4% of *world*wide market, with around 10% or more in some european countries, is no joke. Not everyone has this. The alternative, which is just let Apple and Google dominate what is increasingly the main personal computer for many people, is worse. If Windows Phone dies it should be because it reaches 0% marketshare like BlackBerry, or because MS has financial problems, not because they're losing a little money today.

- Also some people that buy Windows Phones will start using other MS services.
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