Nokia Points Finger at Microsoft For Lack of Windows Phone Updates and Apps

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Every relationship has its nuances, and usually, every relationship has its fair share of bickering. Even if you love someone unconditionally, there will typically be scenarios where you just can't agree or see eye-to-eye. One had to expect something similar when looking at Microsoft and Nokia, which tied each other to the hip years ago with Windows Phone. Nokia simply hitched its wagon to Microsoft's mobile OS for the future of its smartphone range, and now it's having to live with the decision of selecting an operating system that is having a terrible time gaining ground in the market.


One of the biggest gripes from would-be users is the dearth of apps. The world's most popular apps just aren't on Windows Phone, and if they are, the user experience cannot match the one found on iOS by and large. Nokia vice president Bryan Biniak recently sat down for an interview, and this is what he had to say: "To give you a reason to switch, I need to make sure the apps that you care about on your device are not only on our phones, but are better. I also need to provide you unique experiences that you can't get on your other devices. We are releasing new devices frequently and for every new device, if there is an app that somebody cares about that's not there that's a missed opportunity of a sale. We are trying to evolve the cultural thinking [at Microsoft] to say 'time is of the essence.' Waiting until the end of your fiscal year when you need to close your targets, doesn't do us any good when I have phones to sell today. People rely on applications for their day-to-day life and if you don't have something which I use in my day-to-day life I'm not going to switch [operating systems] because I don't want to compromise the way I live my life just to switch to a phone."

Interesting stuff. For one, it makes clear that the huge Microsoft corporate structure isn't keen on being nimble, and if they continue to lag, they'll fail with Windows Phone as they did with Zune and Kin before it. It also paints a less than rosy picture about the relationship between the two, and who blames who. Of course, if Windows Phone were a coveted operating system, Lumia sales would also be up and they'd be smiles all around.

The truth is, Nokia truly is releasing a lot of great phones. The 1020 is just the latest example of thinking big and offering something unique and powerful, but it's the operating system that holds it back. How many more millions of the Lumia 1020 could Nokia sell if it boasted the latest edition of Android, and was co-marketed by Google?
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windows is a joke seriously :/

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Jaybk26 replied on Mon, Jul 29 2013 10:54 AM

Am I the only one who'd never heard of Kin?

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I have no idea why this is even a topic worth discussing. Plain and simple, it is Microsoft's job to push updates out and and a place to make it easy for developers to easily push out apps on Microsoft's mobile OS. The only thing Nokia could do in this situation is work a little PR for their phone toting the MS OS towards developers.

Also, it doesn't help that Android is destroying the market share compared to the iOS and Windows Moble OS.

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I would of enjoyed a seamless integration between my windows products (xbox, PC, Phone, Tablet) It's a shame that both the software publisher never made it a priority and the cheap feel of Nokia phones.

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ManuBc replied on Tue, Jul 30 2013 5:12 AM

It`s good on PC, but sucks on cellphone.

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zybch replied on Tue, Jul 30 2013 6:55 PM

Other way around! It utterly sucks on a PC but is fantastic on a phone.

Also, there aren't many apps that people want that aren't available on the WP platform. Other than stupid timewasters like instagram and its ilk there really isn't any area that isn't covered, to say nothing of the fact that you get MS Office with all windows phones.

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Nokia Thinks that their device sale gone down due to the lack of needed apps.Seems like they haven't provide proper support with app, so lagging in sales and other competitor who have just stared has gone some where in windows mobile application development resulting in n number of apps.Expecting windows to come up with more useful apps

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jerry01 replied on Tue, Oct 29 2013 2:27 AM

I have no idea for this Apps, i am Using Android Mobile

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Hey this is the great Apps.. I can use this apps.. its work fine..

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i Prefer iPhone and am very much addicted to it. Business people can get their apps customized from iphone application development company

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Onlinety replied on Wed, Jul 23 2014 5:38 AM

I love Windows Application.. I am Using Nokia Phone. its Amazing. School Management Software

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