First Ring Daily Live: The Year Ahead, Behind And Windows Phone

Posted on December 16, 2016 by Brad Sams in First Ring Daily, Podcasts with 8 Comments

It’s Friday, which means that it is time for a live episode of First Ring Daily and on this episode, we look forward to the year ahead and some phones too.

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8 responses to “First Ring Daily Live: The Year Ahead, Behind And Windows Phone”

  1. 335

    I really enjoyed this show, and like Paul, I'm looking forward to the ARM possibilities, and like Brad, I'm looking at the possibilities of the "Cortana Cube."  Thanks for your good work!

  2. 941

    A very good show today gentlemen, thank you.

  3. 730

    Anyone who really loves the tile look for Windows phone and wants that feel on Android should try out Launcher 10. It's not the best launcher in the world as far as features, but if you want something that looks/acts like Windows 10, there isn't much better.

  4. 8665

    Here ya go Brad...Song was a novelty hit, performed by a ten yr. girl named Gayla Peevey in 1953, the actual hippo was named Matilda, lol.

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    Windows 10 on ARM:

    I’m looking forward to seeing how this works in a 6” form-factor.  There is a great value of owning one device that doubles as two.  But I’m more curious on how well a 6” form-factor performs in the realm of PC Gaming.

    I think Ultra-Portable PC gaming is how Microsoft can increase their smartphone market share; despite the ‘app gap’.  If the performance is good enough (whether alone or docked to an external dGPU), I can see the serious gaming community giving up their current smartphones to gain this capability.  Yes, these individuals will lose a lot of those “convenience apps” they are used to having on their iOS/Android devices, but gain something “they truly love” in place of them.

    Example: I play Assassin’s Creed 3 on my Surface Pro 4 (Core I-5 and no discrete GPU of coarse)  With the quality set to ‘normal’ and the resolution set at 720p, I get decent enough frame rates to make me happy.  If these ARM based devices can replicate the experience I have on my Surface Pro 4, it may be a game changer in the gaming communities eyes.  They’d just need controllers and such that are just as portable as the phone itself.  Heck, gaming or not, a 6" Surface Phone would need Ultra-Portable peripherals to make the 'PC experience' functional.

    With Windows 10 on ARM, only time will tell, but for sure Microsoft’s ‘Mobile Future’ has jumped up a couple notches.

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