Sunday, 22 January 2017

Stream Of Apps Leaving Windows Mobile Becoming A Flood


At this point it's becoming easier to comment on the days when third-parties aren't informing their users that Windows phone is a dead platform they will no longer support.

Today's report comes from French Windows site The Windose which relates the news that the French arm of HSBC bank will be killing its Windows phone app and encouraging customers to switch to iOS or Android.

Given that at the last reckoning Microsoft was still managing to pull 3-4% of the French mobile market, 18 months after Satya Nadella gave the Windows Mobile platform the kiss of death, that's a brutal announcement. Not least for those new users who find themselves cut off from mobile banking services.

I'll reiterate my previous advice once more. Unless you are buying a phone for a youngster who you need to keep tabs on (and thus can benefit from Microsoft's Family service) there is no logical reason for buying a Windows phone at the moment or for the foreseeable future.

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