Apple, Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, LG, HTC and BlackBerry are all over the game. However, Microsoft is a little late to the party. Windows Mobile 7 is launched globally. These factors are ten to prove that Microsoft has a tough task ahead for his operating system’s most recent mobile.
1. Competition from existing application stores:
store existing Microsoft application is woefully inadequate compared to the App Store from Apple or even on the Android Market for this question. No matter how much equipment or how slick the operating system looks like, it is ultimately the applications driving the user to a certain platform. Apple is currently king of the App Store with over 5 billion downloads, more than 300,000 applications and many new additions each month. Android is fast catching up with more than 1 billion downloads, 120,000 total apps and a lot of news each month.
2. Support Providers:
Just like Windows for PCs, Microsoft will charge OEMs a license fee to use Windows on their machines Phone 7. Meanwhile, Android, Symbian 3, Bada and Meego are all open source operating systems. In addition, OEMs will not have access to the Windows 7 Phone code, which means they will not be able to make their own customizations of the software. Currently, major players such as HTC and Motorola rely heavily on custom OS to differentiate their products.
3. Bad news:
Before Windows 7 Phone devices flood the market, it becomes really bad news. Research firm Gartner ranks behind Symbian Windows Phone, Android, iPhone, Blackberry and Linux-based MeeGo in its 2014 forecast OS classification. Comments are calling it “inferior to Android, iPhone, and even Samsung Bada” (from CIO Magazine.) Infoworld.com published one of the harshest critics of Windows Mobile 7. “Windows 7 Phone is a waste of time and money. It is a platform, no carrier, device manufacturer, developer, or user must be concerned. Microsoft should kill him before he ships and admit he is moving out of the game for good. ”
4. Dropped features:
Microsoft Windows 7 Phone seems to treat as completely new operating system, because of features such as tethering (using phone data connection on a PC) have been abandoned. There is no multitasking, no application support and CopyPaste function is limited. If it competes with the iPhone and Android, it needs to go from one place, no two down!
5. Xbox Live integration:
Windows 7 a Phone Xbox Live integration. This does not mean you can play Xbox games on it, but rather your avatar, and gamerscore for your Xbox console is also available on the phone. Games still need to be made specifically for the small screen and special equipment for a handheld device.
6. roadmap from Microsoft:
roadmap from Microsoft with mobile phones has been less than stellar. Older devices powered by Windows Mobile 6 and 6.5 were often described as boring. More recently, Microsoft announced KIN to the world and just as quickly, was abandoned.