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to tell you the truth, i can't figure out what people are arguing about. anyway, simple outcome will be that WP 7.0 apps will quickly stop being bought/updated. they're obsolete. and there are just are not that many WP 7 phones in use for them now anyway! most of those small number of current owners will likely update their phone to 7.5 anyhow, and so buy 7.5 apps from now on. they'll only keep running the older apps that are not worth updating to 7.5. like games they...
it's fun to pile on MS. it's fun to poke holes in phony BS. it's fun to tease all the people hyping whatever as the next "threat" to iPhone. and it's pertinent to remind the people now hyping W8 that they better be careful, or they'll get caught in the same trap next time.
look, the issue is simply whether WP 7.0 phone owners can update their phone to 7.5 and use new 7.5 Metro apps and their successors from now on, or not.if "not," they've bought a dead end P.O.S., and all your pissing and moaning about DED is beside the point. there aren't enuff WP 7.0 phones out there to be worth the trouble for developers to provide backward compatible versions of their future 7.5+ apps for. won't happen.oh yeah, they'll be supported for years by MS in...
another Android clone 7" tablet no one needs. not to mention the cheapos from Archos et al that are taking the give-the-kids-anything-to-shut-them-up market Moto can't compete with in price. or the upcoming Amazon 7" shopping tab that Moto also can't compete with in utility. these are just guys trying to keep themselves employed by cranking stuff out no matter what. how soon do you think Google will chop 5000 Moto employees, eh? and "focus" R&D? that said, i do wish...
well yes, this is clearly the general direction, although different companies are following different paths toward it. For Google it's ALL via The Cloud (altho Chrome OS and Android are very different). MS is trying to create a single top level UI layer across everything (no matter what is running underneath), plus a lot of Cloud. Apple is conflating its desktop and mobile UI's more slowly (even tho the foundation OS is much more unified than either of the other two), and...
no, you got it. the problem is that MS totally obfuscated this at the Big Demo a few days ago. the hype got in the way. to add to the confusion, there apparently will be two kinds of W8 apps - those like conventional desktop applications, and those like iPad/droid tablet apps. but both will work on anything running W8, take your pick. the Windows Phone apps, however, are still different! that's CE, oops ... or maybe WinPhone will be converted to W8 OS too. that's ok,...
exactly. Ballmer of course is the supreme "Windows guy." also being the "marketing guy" that he is at the core, he just simply slaps the "Windows" brand on every flavor of OS that MS puts into the market for licensing. even if they are totally different technically. NT 6 or 7, CE, whatever, who cares? it's all going to be Windows 8. his brilliant plan is to finally unify it all from a consumer perspective with a standard top level UI layer, Metro, across all devices. but...
well said.
you mean, the fat, hot, and heavy ones that run for 4 hours. yeah sure, they will sell a zillion of those. dozens of OEM's will rush them to market. that's exactly what people want. not a thin, cool, light iPad, or even Droid, tablet that runs for 10 hours. not even the other MS ARM tablet models that are similar to the competition and can run a new generation of W8 software, starting with Office 2013 of course. because of course everyone wants to buy tablets to run their...
dummy, that was a FAKE! MS demo'ed an intel Samsung Windows "slate" running a "simulation" of what Windows 8 will look like on ARM tablets - when Windows finally actually can do that someday. which right now, it simply can't. what those 5000 have in their hands now is the Intel version of the Windows 8 alpha. so sure, it can run standard Windows applications, but of course their UI is not updated for the Windows 8 UI changes.sure, MS could try to sell Win 8 versions of...
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