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  • Why Microsoft's Windows Phone Is Failing In The Marketplace [View article]
    Apple was not the first mover in this field. Their app store had little to do with their success. And Google didn't win by giving carriers more control. When android first came out, the major carriers did not want it despite having more control than they do now.

    It was neither users nor carriers who determined Android's fate. Rather, Android succeeded by winning over the developers who write the apps. Their terms and control over developers is much more favorable than Apple's.

    Microsoft is aware of this now but are going about the wrong way to fix it (trying to pay developers to port their apps). WP7 won't succeed beyond a small group of users (who aren't really 'app aware') if they can't change the sentiment of developers towards them.
    Dec 28 02:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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