Originally Posted by Astral/H3X
I think the biggest problem was that WP never "took off". It was always a distant third place, so it was probably difficult for them to dedicate resources to it.
In a perfect world, we could've kept People Hub with plugins to support all the social media sites (instead of relying on system updates to kinda keep some compatibility kinda). In a perfect world, we'd have all the little niggles fixed. In a perfect world, maybe we could've gotten that Android app support, who knows.
Me and a coworker were discussing it, and it was sort of ironic that the exact thing that keeps Windows on PCs alive is the same thing that is killing WP -- entrenched third party support.
Android app support would have been a saving grace to a point. I would have stayed if they kept true to doing it, but they couldn't deliver for some odd reason.
I do agree with you, it may have never taken off properly. People Hub was fantastic by the way. When I used windows phone beside my ex who had an iphone, it was night and day, but I felt my WP had so much more personality. Though it was apparent how bad it was in terms of speed and the nagging issues MS just never seemed to care to fix.
Perhaps they'll give it a shot again with the rumored surface phone? Who knows, but my only hope is that they deliver on a phone that is more stable, faster, and has the support it deserves.