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5 good reasons to keep the faith in Windows 10 Mobile


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Well I tried.


I decided that Apple phones were not for us and returned them a few months back. Then I read about the new AT&T rural plans that might be able to replace our Cable Internet provider. Not here and not soon.


So after trying two iPhones, and now using two new Android Moto Z Droid Play phones, makes us both realize we love the Windows 10 Mobile interface and the intuitiveness of it. The only reason we went to Android was our provider, Verizon did not have any of the last top tier Lumia's like the 950 which we want instead of the 735s which were good, but not the tops in hardware. But we have be moaned the fact that the newest Lumia top tier phones were only on AT&T and other GSM carriers not on CDMA Verizon, a fact I consider to be a big part in Windows mobile slowing down.


I was not moving to AT&T because we have a great plan and phones, Android for lack of Windows phones on Verizon. Well we are checking but AT&T has built up coverage in the five to ten years since we have used AT&T, and we are checking to see if there is coverage where we want it. Today they offered us a 1GB per month everything else unlimited, with two new Lumia 950 Phones and a payoff of up to $650 per line to switch. That means we could conceivably sell our almost new phones and get what we wanted all along, a newer Lumia phone that Verizon did not have. And we could sell our two Lumia 735s as well as the two Moto Z Droid Play phones and battery Mods. And get two Lumia 950 XLs to use free of charges.


I do not like Android. I did find a nifty app that makes my Android phone essentially a Windows launcher that is really terrific in the one day I have been playing with it. It cost a whopping $3.99. Here it is: http://squarehome2.blogspot.com/ I got it for free on the play store but the no ads and premium version was only $3.99 so I bought it.


For those who think the Windows phones are dead think again:




"Windows 10 Mobile is dead!" is a common mantra these days. But I'm here to say that you'll have to pry my Lumia 950 XL from my cold, dead hands. Here's why.


"Windows on phones" might be in decline, but there was a point where it felt like the ecosystem genuinely had some momentum, particularly in Europe, where Windows Phone took some key market share milestones in countries such as Germany, Italy and the UK. That's all behind us now, however.


Microsoft purchased Nokia's phone division a couple of years back and quickly set about dismantling its hardware strategy. You know the story.


When you combine the cancellation of McLaren, the lack of enthusiasm from third-party devs, hardware makers, carriers and arguably Microsoft itself, fans have found themselves in an awkward position. The free-fall decline of "Windows on phones" as an entity led to Microsoft's current "retrenchment," while it repositioned itself for the next attempt to enter the market. We can argue for hours about Microsoft's Windows Phone strategy, but I'm not here to discuss that today.


1. Windows Phone isn't dead


In terms of marketability, Windows Phone might be dead in the water, but it's not for those who still use it. Microsoft continues to update and work on Windows 10 Mobile, despite the fact that it's near zero percent market share.


So why the updates? Microsoft clearly has plans to re-enter the mobile market in the future, and frankly, the company has no choice. As consumers shift increasingly to mobile devices as their primary computing solution, Microsoft can't afford to ignore this section of the market if it wants Windows as an OS to exist anywhere beyond the enterprise.


This is partially why it has been steadily injecting its apps and services onto the dominant mobile platforms: iOS and Android.


There will come the point, however, when iOS and Android threaten Windows itself (should Apple and Google ever get it together). Which is why we believe CShell, combined with Windows 10 on ARM and new hardware categories defined by the Surface Phone will set the tone for Windows on mobile devices in the future. The continued development of Windows 10 Mobile and UWP is an important pillar of that future strategy.


This may be a subjective reason, but I find that it's just fun watching the platform develop, and participating in the Windows Insider Program, along with the occasional big name app or feature jumping onto UWP with a mobile version in tow. It's just a shame that Microsoft doesn't want to invest more in interim handsets to tide us over, nor share its roadmap more definitively with Windows 10 Mobile's dwindling fanbase. At this point, the only way is up."


They go on to discuss the other 4 reasons, The Community, The Windows 10 Store, 4. Dat interface, and 5. UWP, all here in the original article from Windows Central:




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