Okay – I know I’m being a Luddite but I am going to say it anyway – even despite Paul’s disdain for those of us still in mourning – I really miss my Windows Phone. It just worked. I had no issues with contacts, messaging and email. Didn’t have to play around to get to work with Ford Sync. There even was a way to add Cortana as a contact so that in my car’s system I could say “Call Cortana” and basically do anything that Cortana was capable of.
Since then I have not been able to get either IOS or Android to even come close to this. I have to do really dumb stuff to even begin to try and vocally text – to the point I have just set my phone to say – “Sorry I am in the car and unavailable.”
I know it’s about the apps, but sometimes it’s also about the basic usability of the dang device and on this score Apple and Google have purposely made it as difficult as possible to use anybody else’s services – it’s “My way or the highway.”.
To be honest – I haven’t enjoyed using my phone since I made the switch from Windows Phone.
The truth of the matter is that engineering excellence has no correlation to market share. IOS and Android both suck. Period.
<p>Yes it is a pity tha Microsoft abandoned Windows Mobile. Efforts to be present on Android and integrate it with Windows are poor replacement. I do not have Lumia now, I am on Android. It is pretty decent but sometimes I miss Windows 10 Mobile, too. </p><p>Microsoft should not leave consumer's market. If they do they will finally lose at business market a lot of clients too. </p><p>Maybe they should try one last attempt to return, carefully planned and with strong backward compatibility with existing UWP and PWA apps. And with a number of selected partners who would manufacture phones that Windows Mobile can be installed on. Microsoft needn't manufacture all the phones on its own.</p>