Android-Apps will bring Windows Phone of the vicious circle

Android-Apps will bring Windows Phone of the vicious circle

iOS and Android. It is these two operating systems have the largest market shares for mobile platforms. In total, they cover – as in 2014 – 96.3% of the market. All other mobile operating systems there are only 3.7%. This means that none of the other mobile platforms is not even close to the leaders. BlackBerry – formerly known as RIM – trying to regain market share. The company introduced a new advanced operating system, as well as Android-including thousands of apps in its Amazon App Store, to make their platform more attractive. And what is the result? It is hardly spectacular. Market share is less than one percent. And would Android-applications increase the popularity of Windows Phone and Microsoft simply go to Android?

Over this question Anna Scantlin. Her reflections were published in the article resource PhoneDog «iOS and Android apps on Windows Phone: Will it break the wretched cycle?». As the most popular operating system for mobile devices with Android, combined with a huge spread of Windows for desktops and notebooks could help bring Windows Phone users and developers?

So, Microsoft Windows Mobile, Windows Phone, which in the past have been Windows Mobile, next summer will get its fourth significant upgrade in the form of the operating system Windows 10. Earlier attempts were in vain, and eventually Windows Phone at only 3 per cent share in the mobile market OS. What is the reason? It is largely the same as that of the BlackBerry – little choice in the app store, and yet when it comes to smartphones, application availability is incredibly important.

Android-Apps will bring  Windows Phone of the vicious circle

There are many advantages of Windows Phone, and many like it. But you try it and enjoy a unique user interface, users lose interest in it because of the lack of familiar applications for it. However, Windows Phone is not enough, not only applications, but also bright flagship smartphone, and lovers of games preferred by those operating systems for which more than a selection of their favorite pastimes.

In certain cases, you can find variations of third-party applications such as YouTube, Instagram and others. But most people do not want to spend their time in search of software alternatives. In addition, third-party applications have not all. And it does not allow the operating system to attract more users. But recently, Microsoft has introduced a means by which developers can easily port their applications for iOS and Android.

What is the “inclusion of Windows Phone apps for iOS and Android»?

Microsoft has not gone the way of BlackBerry and did not provide a direct transfer applications. Instead, it has implemented a simple method for developers to use most of the existing code to the new Windows Mobile. The process of moving the application involves only minor changes in the code (or allow and do not change anything), and eventually the application will be native to Windows Mobile (strange as it sounds) or other devaysa based on Windows 10, including tablets and PCs. It is a bit more complicated than it sounds, but ultimately little development effort will enable them to make their multiplatform applications, making code in only small changes.

A vicious circle Windows Phone is a platform that is not enough applications. In the end – it is of little interest to developers and users. This means that it has few users and applications that attract people. Customers are not interested in the operating system, because it is not attractive to developers. And developers – because she has few users.

If the processing of the previously created for Android and iOS applications will become as easy as it says Microsoft, a way out of the vicious circle can be found. After a little effort, developers gain a huge audience. And it is not only and not so much about the users Windows Mobile, which has relatively few users. The main target audience will be Windows 10. A Windows share in the OS market for personal computers is still great. And a great opportunity to developers will not want to miss. But Windows Mobile and will find a great many mainstream applications that are compatible with it. And the more users will have the platform (in theory), the more people will want to develop applications for it.

That is, according to Anne Skantlin, the output might look like Windows Mobile out of the vicious circle. But this is only a potential credibility. At the same time Anna emphasizes that all sounds simple in theory:

Just to say how it would work in theory, and I personally added a few too much confidence that it really can work. This seems like a pretty good concept, but it is, of course, depends on the support of the developers even before we can expect that people will begin to move [on Windows Mobile]. If it works, I think it will be [a] change that will allow Windows Mobile (Phone) to get out of the vicious circle in which Windows Phone currently resides.

Will the popular desktop Windows help mobile version of the OS? Whether there will be next to the iOS and Android third place leader? Which mobile operating systems most closely to ensure that such a leader be?

Android-Apps will bring Windows Phone of the vicious circle updated: May 3, 2015 author: Jonathan Davis