Joe Belfiore ‘We’re listening..more updates this year after GDR2’, response on WP’s lack of major OS updates

| July 23, 2013 | 46 Replies

Over at Windows Phone user voice (where folks can submit ideas to MS for WP) Joe Belfiore was noted to have responded to the 4101 voted suggestion that Microsoft needs to listen to their fans’ ideas and DO something. (Via: winphoneviet, WMPU)

This time, WP has a shut up and ship policy. When it’s ready we’ll get the update soon without all the awkward waiting, and all that time for other companies to steal things as their own. There’s also the unforeseen delay with some of the problems MS is supposedly having with the Qchips.

We get frustrated because it really does ‘feel’ like MS isn’t doing anything at all.

Belfiore says they’re listening and that after GDR2, later in the year we should expect more updates and more after that.
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Belfiore responds:

We’re definitely here and paying attention to what you folks are asking for… keep in mind the trick for us is balancing things that make EXISTING devices better for you, our enthusiast users, versus things that create new devices to sell to a broader audience. A lot of the work in GDR2 was around enabling new devices– like the Lumia 1020, devices on Sprint, etc. so that we could keep growing the size of the WP ecosystem. We need to grow the number of people using WP so we get ISVs writing the apps, we get better/more accessories built, etc.

Of course this takes time and energy, but we still do intend to improve the user experience for you via new features. There’s some in GDR 2 (eg. DataSense broadly available, FM Radio) there’s more coming later this year, and still more after that.

Don’t worry – we are listening to you folks!

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Imagine the pace that WP would grow WITHOUT Nokia’s input. :/


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