Ding, dong, the bells of doom. Yet another similarly themed post about Microsoft’s treatment of WindowsPhone users. This time, from TheVerge’s Microsoft guy, Tom Warren.
Looking at the comments, there seems to be an abandon ship phenomenon as users are getting angry over Microsoft’s treatment of them.
In Tom’s opinion, Microsoft’s services ARE better on iOS and Android. This includes Office, Skype, OneNote, not to mention Sway which isn’t even on WindowsPhone.
An awful situation as Tom says:
- .If all of Microsoft’s core apps and services work better on Android and iOS, it makes Windows Phone a lot less appealing.
- If Microsoft can’t even make good apps for Windows, there’s not a lot of hope left for third-party app developers to build for Microsoft’s mobile platform.
Perhaps there is a purpose to Microsoft torpedoing WindowsPhone – because it will no longer exist when it is combined into RT, which will be a completely new focus. Like WindowsMobile to WindowsPhone and WP7 to WP8, the cycle appears to be that when Microsoft gets ready to move, you get left in the dark.
To focus on the positive side of these news, at least perhaps Microsoft will take notice that they’re hurting their users. Going back to the burning platform analogy that has scarred many Nokia fans; another we should consider is “Trojan Horse”. Here’s a different way of thinking about Microsoft’s actions.
Another different perspective:
Always good to think of different causes for things: