Can Windows 10 Help Microsoft Sell Windows Phones?

By on Aug 30, 2015 in Mobile Design | 0 comments

ComputerWorld’s Preston Gralla, on the other hand, doesn’t need to look any farther than the nature of Windows 10 to find reason to doubt that Windows 10 can save Windows Phone. Windows 10 is designed to offer a unified experience across desktops, laptops, tablets, and phones, and “Universal Windows apps” will run on all Windows 10 devices.Apps sell phones, and Windows Phone is at a distinct disadvantage because the platform has far fewer useful apps than iOS or Android. It thinks universal apps written for computers will draw new users to its mobile platform.

But Gralla reports that the Windows apps built into Windows 10 are “far from spectacular,” and the other Windows apps you can download from the Windows Store won’t get anyone to switch from iOS or Android. Even though Windows has hundreds of millions of users worldwide, developers haven’t flocked to the operating system to write apps. If Microsoft were serious about using Windows 10 to breathe new life into Windows Phone, Gralla thinks that it would have made sure that there were a number of compelling new apps for the operating system at its launch. The few interesting Microsoft-created apps that could draw people to Windows Phone are available or will soon be available on iOS and Android. Office already runs on those operating systems, as does Cortana.

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