Even Microsoft’s personal presenters have given up on Home windows Telephone
Sitting via all of the keynotes at Microsoft’s Construct, there’s one big gaping gap within the protection: Home windows Telephone was barely talked about. In reality, it looks like the keynote audio system have been actively avoiding the platform in a lot of the periods, displaying that Microsoft have principally thrown within the towel altogether.
— Presenter at Microsoft Construct
In a single presentation about how Visible Studio improvement, for instance, the presenter acquired some monumental applause concerning the announcement that Xamarin was going free, after which went on to speak about how fantastically thrilling it’s that the platform coated all of the platforms!
“We don’t care if it’s Android or iOS, we’ve you coated”, the presenter stated, and continued onto the remainder of his presentation. Spot any platforms lacking from that two-bulletpoint-listing? Spoiler alert: He didn’t point out Blackberry, Symbian OS, Tizen, Sailfish, Palm OS… Or Home windows Telephone.
Displaying off a key partnership with BMW at Construct 2016… Hey wait a minute, that’s not a Home windows Telephone.
It wasn’t simply on this specific keynote both; all through all of Construct, there’s been an entire fats lot of nothing about Home windows Telephone. Floor? For positive. Xbox? Yeah, why not. Home windows 10? Hells sure. IoT? Now you’re speaking my language. Home windows Telephone? I’ll let this GIF do the speaking.
Not solely did Microsoft’s presenters not care about Home windows Telephone, I didn’t spot a single Microsoft staffer with a Home windows Telephone both. That, I’ve obtained to say, needs to be a correct kick within the tooth for individuals who purchased Lumia units after they took Microsoft at its phrase when it stated it was doubling down final yr. Though, come to think about it, they did attempt to flip your Home windows Telephone into a pc, so perhaps that was an indication of issues to return…
Perhaps they’ve lastly come to their senses, and taken a leaf out of Amazon’s guide: Depart cellular to iOS and Android, and concentrate on the elements the place you possibly can actually add worth. In Microsoft’s case, they’re performing some genuinely unimaginable issues with the Azure cloud, bots, the elegant Microsoft Ink interface, and the Cognitive Providers introduced earlier at Construct.
See ya, Home windows Telephone, we barely knew you.