Originally Posted by SafeKlok
I've done a fair bit of Silverlight programming (which is what WP7 runs on) and I'm horrified that they've actually built phone software with it. What's even more scary is the deal Microsoft made with Nokia.
As far as the UI goes, I hate it. Androids UI is years ahead of it.
Elaborate? I have worked with Silverlight and WP7 and the developer experience is far better than Android, though I am biased as I did just finish my summer working for Windows in Developer Experience.
UI wise, android is a cheap man's iPhone, that is all. It adds a few nice things such as showing you the information you want on your homescreen, but this is all there in WP7.
For reference, I am platform agnostic, I have an iPod Touch, a Samsung Captivate and a few Windows Phones.
Personally, I am not very worried about Windows Phone, though there are reasons :-)
It is funny that on campus in Redmond everyone has a Windows Phone and everyone loves it. There are a few iPhones and Androids floating around, but it is distinctly windows slanted and everyone actually loves their phones. And no, not everyone who works at Microsoft is a Microsoft "fanboi"-- I am a linux fanatic.