According to the global surveys conducted on smartphone users, 80% users are android based users 17% are ios users and the remaining goes to windows, blackberry and other operating systems. We clearly love android phones more than anything else and its not just because of the cheap price, along with the pocket friendly price we also get features that Apple & windows do not offer. Android is being considered the most user-friendly operating system with ease of access for all sorts of age groups. While Apple is considered to be the foremost and dream choice for mobile phone users, but the less percentage is because of the high end price.
Windows based phones are slowly loosing their market and ios is taking most of their customers. Because of its lack of compatibility with other apps and being a different platform altogether, new app developers are not focusing much on windows and thus its adding to the descent of windows phone.
Currently running windows phones in the market
Microsoft and Nokia has many windows phone running in the market but they don’t seem to get much of a attention now. Although other companies like HTC are supporting the windows concept and have a few phone in the market along with 1-2 to be launched this year itself.
The currently running windows based smartphones are nothing as such out of the box, they offer they same features as android phones at the same price. That’s where windows is lacking, low number of apps but same price for smartphones. A main thing would be Microsoft offering help to other app development companies or somehow managing to provide the equal number of apps as that of android.
The future of Windows phone
Though you might bot agree to this thought but smartphones based on windows os have a good bright future according to us, as many future leaders say, always follow a three-four years rule. The windows 10 which was rolled out a year before is expected to work in favor of Microsoft and will manage to improve the market of windows phone as experts say. The concept works as device can be made a 2 in 1 platform. A mobile that can be used as a mini pc too, most of us would like that idea to be a pretty handy one. Go for Paytm mobile coupons and save good cash.
Microsoft has worked up a lot in launching the windows 10, the currently present phones in the market have also been upgraded to windows 10 from windows 8.1. Though these phones might not attract you right now but they are sure to make a bright future for windows lovers. If you want to buy a windows phone you can turn towards online shopping sites and avail some discounts there. Many coupon sites are present on the internet that will help you with promo codes for shopclues you can use these to cut down the cash.
What a personal thought is, windows phone are still not dead and we are sure they will make good comeback in the future.
Microsoft on Monday unveiled its latest Windows 10 Mobile device, the Lumia 650. Priced at a suggested retail price of $199 (approximately Rs. 13,500) before local taxes and subsidies, the smartphone will go on sale in select European markets starting Thursday.
At the time of writing, the Microsoft Lumia 650 was also listed on the company’s India website in a dual-SIM variant, indicating that we may only see the Microsoft Lumia 650 Dual SIM in India. Unfortunately, the India listing currently only has the phone listed without any details about pricing.
The Redmond giant stresses that the Lumia 650 will offer consumers the “perfect balance between work and personal needs.”
Much like other Windows 10 devices, the Lumia 650 packs Microsoft suite of productivity apps including Office apps, for creating and editing documents on-the-go; OneDrive, for cloud storage, and Cortana, Microsoft’s personal assistant.
Microsoft adds that the Lumia 650 fits “perfectly into the enterprise with built-in support for Microsoft business apps.” The company says that the Lumia 650 will allows IT to “test the latest Windows 10 Mobile updates against critical line of business systems and apps”, before it’s distributed to end users via MDM.
For specifications, the Microsoft Lumia 650 runs Windows 10 Mobile and features a 5-inch Amoled ClearBlack display with HD (720×1280 pixels) resolution. It offers a pixel density of 297ppi. Powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 212, the handset is clocked at 1.3GHz clubbed with 1GB of RAM. It packs 16GB of built-in storage and supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 200GB). The Lumia 650 is backed by a 2000mAh battery and supports Nano-SIM. There is no difference in innards between the Lumia 650 and its dual-SIM variant. The biggest difference however is that the Lumia 650 Dual SIM comes with dual-SIM slots.
The smartphone sports an 8-megapixel rear autofocus camera with LED flash. There is a 5-megapixel front camera also on board.
Microsoft has started rolling out Windows 10 Mobile 10.0.10586.107 February cumulative update to its latest smartphones – the Microsoft Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL. The update will be reaching open market variants initially, followed by other variants over the next week.
The update includes improvements in reliability and stability; Bluetooth connectivity with car and other accessories; PDF rendering and navigation in Microsoft Edge, and battery usage with Iris Recognition for Windows Hello. It also fixes an issue where users witnessed phone software updates and app downloads stuck at zero percent for extended time periods.
As mentioned in the Microsoft Community forum, the Windows 10 Mobile update would now require the handset to be plugged into a charger when downloading and preparing phone software updates. It also fixes issues causing wrong low storage prompts when trying to download phone software updates; issues causing wrong prompts of Outlook account settings being out-of-date, although account settings had not been changed, as well as issues causing phones to get stuck on BitLocker Recovery screen after a reset.
To check for updates, Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL users can tap through to Settings > Update & security > Phone update > Check for updates.
Microsoft on Wednesday finally starting seeding firmware updates for both the Surface Book and the Surface Pro 4 that claim to fix the battery drain issue as well as bring other system stability improvements. The users have been complaining about battery drain and wake-up issues since the launch of the products, and Microsoft addressed the issue in December – saying it would provide an update sometime this year to fix the problems.
Microsoft on Monday revealed its latest Windows 10 Mobile device, the Lumia 650 and stressed that the new device will be a perfect fit for consumers looking at built-in support for Microsoft business apps at an affordable price.
Much like other Windows 10 devices, the Lumia 650 packs Microsoft suite of productivity apps including Office apps, for creating and editing documents on-the-go; OneDrive, for cloud storage, and Cortana, Microsoft’s personal assistant. One of the biggest surprises with the Lumia 650’s launch however, was that it doesn’t feature the most notable feature of Windows 10 Mobile – Continuum – which allows users to connect the smartphone to a display and use it as a Windows 10 computer with a desktop-like interface.
A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed the reasons for the omission to SlashGear, saying, “We are aiming to deliver the most productive Windows 10 Mobile devices at all price points. With the Microsoft Lumia 650, our goal was to create a beautiful device that’s affordable for businesses to buy and deploy. In this price range we are giving customers smart business tools, including seamless Office and OneDrive integration and Cortana, so users can stay productive and synced across all Windows 10 devices. We encourage users looking for Continuum productivity features to explore the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL.”
For those unaware, with the Windows 10 Continuum feature users can hook their smartphones with a monitor along with a mouse and keyboard, using the Microsoft Display Dock. Once connected, the phone’s user interface switches to an interface that looks like a Windows 10 desktop with Start menu and other elements.
Continuum for Phone support page also lists some of the reasons why the Microsoft Lumia 650 misses out the feature. According to the page, minimum requirements for Continuum for phones include Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 (MS8952), Snapdragon 808 (MSM8992), and Snapdragon 810 (MS8994) processors; 2GB RAM for phones with display resolution support for HD (720×1280 pixels); 16GB of non-removable storage; Bluetooth 4.0; supports at least Wi-Fi 802.11n dual band; supports Windows 10 Miracast extensions, and USB 2.0.