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Let us hope that Verizon Wireless and Microsoft are working together in advance to release Windows 10 on Lumias the same day it is available for PCs.
Since, the "plan" is to update all Windows 8 devices to Windows 10: Lumia on Twitter: "@Kalars07 We plan to upgrade all Windows Phone 8 devices to Windows 10 in the fut...
If not, Windows Phone will really be dead: Windows Phone is dead: Longtime users give up hope | BGR
Microsoft needs to start making more flagship devices, because if they don't developers are not going to get to take advantage of increased memory and processing power that Android and iPhone users will enjoy. Who wants to support Windows Phone (Windows 10) if it will be known for low performing applications. The Galaxy S6 is already rumored to have 64 bit quad core with 3gb of RAM, how will Microsoft top that? Blackberry has already been flushed down the drain, lets hope Microsoft has a better relationship with Verizon Wireless in 2015, let us hope Microsoft becomes more agile in 2015, and let us hope Microsoft makes innovating, useful, and amazing hardware in 2015, otherwise Windows Phone will be dead. Being know as the phone for corporate users is not enough, Android alone can already handle that position.
Microsoft's update cycle fills me with a feeling of dread. I know a number of early adopters of the Lumia 900 who learned only a month after buying this "flagship" phone that there was no upgrade path to WP8. Microsoft was very shady about the hardware requirements for WP8 and consequently a lot of Lumia owners got caught with their proverbial pants down.
I would not hold your breath... Verizon Wireless has been horrible about supporting Windows Phone, and Verizon FiOS has been horrible about supporting Windows Phone or Windows 8 (still waiting on a FiOS app)..
Not sure what their beer if with Microsoft, but their own customers are the ones that suffer...
I've noticed how both Verizon and Google are complete idiots in the way they discredit Microsoft. If it wasn't for Microsoft, Google wouldn't have been able to be a search engine people accessed on the most popular OS in the computer realm and it wouldn't have had widespread adoption. The same goes with all the Google services; GMail, Google Drive, etc.. Without the widespread sale and adoption of PC's, they wouldn't have been able to get a foothold on the internet. (Apple was and is much too proprietary to have become adopted as Microsoft Windows, as history has borne out.) Due to the popularity of Windows as an OS in the home and business areas, you'd think that Verizon would cater much better to the platform. While they are a mobile device, seeing what Microsoft has been working on since Windows Phone 7 with trying to make a familiar interface on all devices (culminating, we hope, in Windows 10), then you'd want as a business to be at the precipice of that change in the computer and mobile industries.
While Microsoft has borrowed (some say stolen) ideas from every other platform to pretty much get where they are, there isn't anyone else going in the direction as quickly or as obviously as Microsoft when it comes to "learn how to use one device, learn how to use them all". Google still is deciding between Android and Chrome OS. Apple is still working with MacOS and iOS. If you teach someone how to use one Microsoft device, they can pick up another type of Microsoft device and know how to use it from a PC to a tablet to a phone. It might be a "dumbing down" process to some, but it's pretty awesome when you are raising a generation with a short attention span. Learn how to use the Windows Phone and you will know pretty much how to use the Windows PC. Simplicity.
And you get your information like a TV in that each screen with Live Tiles feeds you information without you having to click on it. I can get scores, sports headlines, news headlines, the weather forecast for today and the week, computer headlines, etc., without having to interact with my device. I can just look at it and it feeds me the information. For the lazy and ADD bunch, this is freakin' awesome!