Reasons why Windows Phone is losing its ground against Android

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I believe every one reading this post knows about Windows Phone and if you don’t then please don’t worry, you are not alone, there are many who haven’t discovered about Windows Phone yet. Lots of people still wonder, what exactly a Windows Phone is?

Just to add to your knowledge Windows Phones are the devices that were first released during second half of 2010. Last year at MWC 11 Windows Phone announced their alliance with Nokia and then we saw some mobile phones coming up from Nokia; especially the Nokia Lumia running a full-blown version of Windows.

In this post I am going to list some reasons as to why Windows Phone is losing its ground.  The signs are not good as for now. Microsoft was banking of the fact that it could replicate the success of Windows operating system to the Mobile. But that does not seem to be happening.

Well here are the reasons why Android is better than Windows Phone:

What’s New?

The first thing someone asks before purchasing a mobile phone is “What’s new?” Though there are new features (Metro UI) on Windows phone, these features are not exposed to the eyes of the world. Lot of people, I’d rather say majority of the people doesn’t even know about Metro UI. And the people, who know about it, will find it complicated. It’s OK with developers and programmers, but what about the different section of the society viz, doctors, professors, lawyers, teachers and office workers.

Scarcity of Vendors

Looking at the Android which has a galaxy of vendors, you will never end up counting the companies that produce Android based mobile devices. Samsung on the top of the chart offers wide range of varieties.

Coming back to Windows phones, you don’t need to count the suppliers for they hardly exist. One of them is Nokia that has majority of shares. And I am pretty sure; you don’t want to buy a Nokia phone. That would be last thing you would do. Am I right? Nokia “used” to dominate in the East and Middle East during the early days of mobile phones. But in this smart phone ecosystem, Nokia is endangered.

Phone Designs

If you are buying Windows Phone then you have very few options to choose from. Mostly it is Nokia or a couple from HTC. Let’s just say you decide to choose Nokia, then the shape of the phone will scare you away, terrible designs in my personal opinion!  On the other hand Samsung has some top class, stylish, trendy, classy and exquisite smart phones which are always better than Windows Phones.

 

Action speaks louder than words

There is too much buzz about Windows Phone but hardly any update. Android has already planned to launch Android 5.0 by this June. Windows phone seems to be struggling with the 7.5 version (No idea when next update is coming).

Any development or upgrade on Windows phone is always kept secret. Things are not same with Google’s Android. You have no idea about upcoming carrier agreement and next release.  If you need to issue an update, it better be as smooth as butter. Buzzing about streamlined UI and user-friendly feature set to impress buyers but quality isn’t the only factor in successful sales push.

Where are the tablets ?

Keeping smart phones aside lets talk about a tablet for a change. It is not easy to find a Windows based tablet.  People think Windows based tablet would prove effective but there is no development towards Windows based tablets. No questions of iOS and Android leading in tablet market. There are some hopes after launch of Windows 8. Will it change the market? That remains to be most difficult question.

Since the launch of Google Android in 2007, large sections of smart phone users rests with Android. The new competitor (Windows phone) is looming in the shadows and I believe it has a dark future. Take it anyway you want, Windows phone stands no chance to gain customers.

I know many of you are using either Android or iOS based devices. What are your views on the Windows phone? Do list them in the comment section below.

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  • Mytvgun

    Ha Ha Lol! Its not “Android Vs. WP”!!!! It is “TGC Vs. TGC” :D

    • http://www.thewindowsclub.com Anand Khanse

      Every author of TGC is entitled to have his own opinion and express them.

      I think its too early to say “Windows Phone is losing its ground against Android” – its not How long has Android been around? And Nokia/WP? Give it time and let us see how it goes.

      Personally speaking, I enjoy using my Windows Phone and would not want to trade it for any other mobile OS. :)

  • Asrartheone

    Distorted facts, lack of research and biased sentences form the crux of this article. Sad. Dear Azharuddin, for your information, please read on :-

    “There are many who haven’t discovered about Windows Phone yet. Lots of people still wonder, what exactly a Windows Phone is?”
    A: Shouldn’t the responsiblity of the consumers be highlighted where its their job to stay updated? Or do you expect Microsoft-Nokia to personally visit homes and explain about Windows Phone. Laughable!

    “Last year at MWC 11 Windows Phone announced their alliance with Nokia and then we saw some mobile phones coming up from Nokia; especially the Nokia Lumia running a full-blown version of Windows”
    A: Last year at MWC 11, Microsoft (Not Windows Phone) announced their alliance with Nokia and then we saw some mobile phones coming up from Nokia; especially the Nokia Lumia running a full-blown version of Windows Phone OS (not Windows).

    “Though there are new features (Metro UI) on Windows phone, these features are not exposed to the eyes of the world.”
    A: What are you trying to say, especially the last words??

    “Lot of people, I’d rather say majority of the people doesn’t even know about Metro UI”
    A: Well, a lot of people do know about the Metro UI. By people, I mean those who stay active within the ecosystem. Clearly shows lack of research!

    “It’s OK with developers and programmers, but what about the different section of the society viz, doctors, professors, lawyers, teachers and office workers.”
    A: Aren’t programmers and developers a part of the so-called society? What makes them different? An end user is an end user. The profession is secondary!

    “And I am pretty sure; you don’t want to buy a Nokia phone.”
    A: Please explain how are you pretty sure? The Nokia Lumia 900 is a SOLD out within days of its launch at AT&T in the US. The Lumia 800 is doing very well in various other countries if sales figures are to be considered.

    “Mostly it is Nokia or a couple from HTC.”
    A: Hilarious!! There are many Windows Phone vendors like Nokia, HTC, Samsung, LG, Acer, ZTE. This shows lack of proper research behind this article.

    “Let’s just say you decide to choose Nokia, then the shape of the phone will scare you away, terrible designs in my personal opinion.”
    A: WHAT?? Nokia Lumia 800 won the prestigious Editor’s phone of the year award in 2011 from WhatMobile for its innovative design. http://conversations.nokia.com/2011/11/17/nokia-lumia-800-is-phone-of-the-year/

    “There is too much buzz about Windows Phone but hardly any update. Windows phone seems to be struggling with the 7.5 version (No idea when next update is coming).”
    A: There are constant and regular updates. Just that you are NOT updated. Windows Phone Mango is doing excellent with users and I feel ‘struggling’ isn’t the apt word to be used.

    “Any development or upgrade on Windows phone is always kept secret.”
    A: The developments are screamed out loud and the updates are made public. Again shows how ill-researched this article is.

    “It is not easy to find a Windows based tablet. People think Windows based tablet would prove effective but there is no development towards Windows based tablets.”
    A: Since Windows 8 is still in beta, hence Windows 8 tablets have yet to be launched, except the one by Intel who revealed the specs today (http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/04/intel-windows-8-tablet-specs/). Pretty sure you aren’t aware of this development either. And there are huge development activities going on with Windows 8 (Ever heard of Windows 8 camps??). You should probably start looking for them at the right places and adequately update yourself.

    Would advice the author to put up genuine facts and figures and not some ‘what-my-mind-thinks’ facts. A completely biased article and not at all written from a neutral point of view :(

  • Gdfgsdfg

    Android all the way…. Nokia RIP

  • Musthaf3star

    Hard days for Nokia is coming :(