- 10-16-2013, 02:19 PM #1
I'm curious as to why it takes Microsoft so long to push out updates that frankly don't offer a lot of features. We got rotation lock and some SMS tones but not a lot of features that are 'wow' after a year since WP8 launched. When i compare this to what Blackberry has done moving from 10 to 10.1 and now to 10.2 you can see the rapid pace at which they're updating features. Instead of catching up, it feels like they're just lagging farther behind sometimes.
- 10-16-2013, 02:57 PM #5
They're not slow, they're not exactly quick, but they're still doing a ton with WP. Blackberry doesn't have an ecosystem so you just get updates for the phone. MS is doing a lot of behind the scenes stuff like making RT and WP share many APIs, that whole thing with streaming Xbox games, making SkyDrive better and better. Don't worry, you'll be happier and happier as we get more updates.
10-16-2013, 03:31 PM #7
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Well, your kinda concern for no reason, at least for now. MS has always stated that any and all GDR releases are bug fixes and putting things in place for wp8.1. Everyone warned not to give their hopes up looking for features when ms said 8.1 is the key. Just wait.
10-16-2013, 03:45 PM #8
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Looking at the things they made for Windows 8.1, I believe they are preparing more than users features right now for WP8.1. what i mean by that is they might be preparing for more hardware supports and development features too in both Visual Studio and WP SDK. This means more variety in terms of hardware and more capabilities in terms of apps. They might need to put more people on the next big update than these GDRs we're getting in between times. For iOS and BB10, they have specific hardwares thus easier for them to support those while android is open-source. Those are my thoughts.
10-16-2013, 04:03 PM #9
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- 10-16-2013, 04:40 PM #12
Well i love the enthusiasm by everyone. I just hope it really happens when 8.1 comes in next spring. I'm banking on a much better notification system and 'zuning' the xbox music application. (my term for bringing back what was already awesome when it was Zune) Hopefully they'll have other surprises for us as well especially with the phablets coming debuting shortly. They need to create split screens and use of styluses for those devices such as the 1520.
10-16-2013, 05:06 PM #13
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Remember that Blackberry is just having blackberry devices to use its software. Apple uses only Apple hardware.
But Microsoft is using multiple hardware's from multiple companies. Ultimately everything should work fine and should look identical too.
Android manages this by making the updates delivering to mobile manufacturers and they customize it completely. But MS does here almost everything which is taking its own time.
10-16-2013, 06:13 PM #15
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I guess you could also compare to Apple's IOS 7.0.0 - > 7.0.1 -> 7.0.2 releases in a what - two week time frame?
- 10-16-2013, 06:22 PM #16
- 10-16-2013, 07:29 PM #18
I wouldn't say they don't update enough, but it seems like they take a while to implement some basic things (custom text tones for ex)... Nothing major but small things... Like the whole no MMS on the first few apple software updates...
While apple, google, and blackberry have all had little things missing they all are pretty even now, so i can see where this OP is coming from...
- 10-16-2013, 11:04 PM #19
- 10-17-2013, 01:18 AM #20
BB was still supporting its current OS when 10 was released and its actually still supported today. There was no gap in support. Wasn't really a hard statement to understand. Considering you're mixing it with iOS4 I think your a bit confused. The first BB10 device came out early 2013 and the old OS is still getting support and even new devices. Where is this "wait"?
Seems like a pointless conversation anyway. I could really care less about any of it, I simply made a statement.
- 10-17-2013, 10:55 AM #22
Your argument is assuming that BB7 and BB10 were just evolutions of the same OS. They weren't. The devices and places that BB7 phones were made to work in were places with very limited data connection. BB10 was a "modern" smartphone that was suppose to compete with ios/android/windows. WP7 and WP8 were made to run on the same types of devices (full touch screens), so they had the same target market. BB has 2 different markets to cater to, so of course they need to support both.
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10-17-2013, 03:23 PM #24
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Well, guess what iOS 7 is only 7 updates and we have 8, but look at which OS performs best. I completely agree with the OP because I am a previous iOS user, and their little ****ty updates don't impress me at all. I would actually be happy if we got simple features available on Android and iOS for at least two years. Notification Center(a real notification center not a tile, something I could open from any app), Battery status(Why the **** was this not in GDR3?! It is just a simple feature), Some type of quick settings(not like iOS 7, but like iOS 5 and iOS 6 in addition to double tapping to close apps, you could scroll left to get quick volume, screen rotation, and mute.), video controls(I can't scroll through a long video on YouTube to get to an ending part because their is no slider), Better brightness control(phone is still pretty bright even on low, I need a slider to be able to turn it down better). These are just a few features I really want NOW, and you can see they aren't asking much, I don't like this new put up or shut up attitude where every update is geared around new phones instead of current consumer base, and they wonder why their consumer base isn't growing? Obviously if you are losing costumers and gaining them, your growth is going to be slow, they need to be more like Apple because while Microsoft makes a bunch of new phones, Apple has only like 7-9 iPhones and they are the most successful smartphone business.
10-17-2013, 03:28 PM #25
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