Nokia Lumia Gets Exclusive Apps; Is Windows Phone Fragmentation Next?
Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:22 PM
Specifically, something like Phonegap can produce apps that will make incompabilities, whether differences exist between WP versions, or between iOS, WP, Androids, a non-issue.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 04:48 AM
If Nokia wants to make a real go of this, the first order of business should be to ramp up the presence of WP7 based on its superiority ... not get into marketing cat-fights with the other WP7 phone makers.
This is unenlightened marketing based on self-defeating micro competition.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 05:31 AM
Of course, current devices may not be compatible, but is that really a huge issue? People buy phones for what they are capable of now, not for a year down the road.
As a developer, I can certainly understand why current phones may not get the Apollo upgrade. It's rumored to run on a different kernel. The new kernel is leaps and bounds more capable than the current one. This is a good thing.
You can't have progress and perfect continuity at the same time. One has to give way to the other. Which would you prefer?
Posted 09 May 2012 - 05:42 AM
Posted 09 May 2012 - 08:49 AM
The question for consumers will be: which ecosystem do you want to be a part of ? If you're an Apple user and run everything Apple at home, then you'll most likely get an iPhone. If you run Linux/ChromeOS and use all Google apps, then you'll probably feel better with an Android device. If you run Windows at home (including Xbox etc) and work, then a Windows phone will be a better choice. Of course, there will be apps that cross ecosystems -- for example, Windows-based smartphones have full support for gmail and there are apps for Google maps, voice, etc. So, if you have you're feet in other places but your primary OS is Windows, you'll be fine.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 07:11 PM
Our business has over 40 Windows 7.5 phones. No problems setting up a new user, virtually no support questions or problems reported to IT, very positive feedback the week they were deployed to replace Blackberry's.
I suppose your "lack of Apps" comment is because you are an iPhone user or Droid user, under 23 years old or still not a grown up adult. Business clients don't want the phone loaded down with crappy apps, games, stupid stuff...the phone is a working device to get the job done. If you want a toy, get something else. Serious users appreciate the Windows platform, uncluttered. Similar as ordering a consumer laptop full of junk you need to blast away before using it in a business environment.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 09:24 PM
“Both Nokia and Microsoft understand the importance for consumers to keep their devices fresh and updated. Without any announcements being made, we’re working to make sure people have fresh and updated experiences on any device they may have,” Weber said.
Which is just about opposite of the FUD Oswald says:
"If you own a Lumia or another Windows Phone 7 device, this means your phone could be totally obsolete in a matter of months. No more upgrades to new software, and apps will become incompatible with your device."
Posted 13 May 2012 - 07:07 PM
Posted 23 June 2012 - 04:33 AM
This is absolutely untrue. WP seven and seven-five users will get next update Windows 7.8. Check out the announcements on channel 9: https://channel9.msd...s-Phone/Summit.
Moreover, WP seven and seven-five apps will run on Windows Phone 8. Microsoft would recompile all the applications on Clouds for WP8. Unlike 7 to 7.5 update, developers dont need anything to port their apps on next version. Developers can continue to build apps for WP7.5 and 8 in Silverlight for WP. BUT WP8 apps can be developed in SL, .NET, C/C++ and HTML5/JS which probably wont be supported in WP7.x.