Scrapping Windows Phone Leaves Microsoft's Mobile Plans in Tatters.
The idea is to give users of Windows on the desktop who own iOS and Android phones the look and feel of the Edge browser in new apps built specifically for the dominant mobile operating systems.
He also explained the reason why the company has made a decision to abandon the platform which doesn't really surprise us. According to the most recent sales figures from Kantar Worldpanel, Windows phones account for just 1.3 percent of the market in the U.S., bested only by BlackBerry at 0.3 percent. The aim was to develop some of the best Windows Phone devices, which it did indeed but failed to get the number of buyers required to make the strategy a success.
It wasn't that the technology itself was bad, but when competing in a marketplace dominated by Android and iOS, there was little chance of standing out, according to Jack Gold, principal analyst at J. Gold Associates. All this has led to Microsoft giving up on the Windows phone.
He wrote: "Of course we'll continue to support the platform".
He has a point - developers don't want to bother creating apps no one will use, and in a vicious circle, users don't want to start using an operating system without apps.
"We have tried VERY HARD to [incentivize] app devs", Belfiore wrote. Belfiore's tweets indicated that Microsoft can no longer survive in fierce competition against Apple's iOS and Google's Android. The Windows Phone operating system used Microsoft's Metro UI and offered a smattering of live tiles for its homescreen.
In Denver, more than 500 people gathered to peacefully protest the lionization of Columbus during an Italian heritage parade . Their stories didn't make the history that the winners wrote , but they too should be honored and appreciated.
It was revealed in the panel that the first episode back will begin with some backstory on the Cigarette Smoking Man . Anderson said she returned for another round of episodes, "Because it felt like it wasn't over".
Google's investigation is still in the early stages, so the number of accounts and dollar figures aren't yet known. Snap, however, told Recode that it has searched its data and found no evidence of any Russian-bought ads.
Repeated attempts to reach Richa, the spokesperson of the Colors Channel, which airs Bigg Boss 11 , were not successful. Well, the big theme of the season has only lasted on week as the four contestants have now entered the main house.
Goel said he will ensure that Value-Added Tax is reduced provided the Centre manages to withhold the proposed fare hike of metro. The FFC-recommended fare hike, a second in seven months, will come into effect on October 10.
The Clean Power Plan has been tied up in legal challenges - including the one from Coffman - since it was introduced. He said that on Tuesday, he will sign a proposed rule to formally withdraw from the plan.
Technically, that means the finger is pulling the trigger for each round fired, keeping the weapon a legal semi-automatic. Feinstein says guns have their place in the country but that America had become "gun happy".
A fire chief working with the efforts to douse the wildfires raging in wine country said 1,500 structures have been destroyed. Sunday, had burned between 8,000 to 12,000 acres south of Lake Berryessa and off of Atlas Peak Road, according to Cal Fire.
When he allegedly went outside to get the little girl , roughly 15 minutes later, his daughter was missing . Police weren't called to the home until some five hours after the child was last seen, according to Sgt.
The injury looked very serious and considering how much pain Beckham was showing the Giants will be holding their breath. OUT: After playing in 84 straight games, Giants DE Olivier Vernon (ankle) was sidelined for the first time in his career.
Red Sox, Astros Gearing Up for Game 4
It was the first postseason win for Boston since the 2013 World Series Game 6, after past year being swept by Cleveland. Now comes another do-or-die afternoon for the Red Sox as Game 4 goes down on Monday afternoon at Fenway Park.