Originally Posted by Akheton
Well for one, all indications of WP8 based on the previews that have popped up recently are that it is easier to use, more stable, and more customizable than the latest version of Android. So if that's, as you correctly claim, how Android was able to gain so much market share then why can't WP8 gain market share back if it now has the advantage in these areas?
I for one am in need of an upgrade soon and am considering getting a WP8 phone instead of another Android. Why? Because the resizable tiles in WP8 offer more customization than you can have on Android. I'd rather have a homescreen of tiles that provide the amount of information I choose them to based on their size than a homescreen of icons that don't provide any information
They are called Widgets. I have one to show me the weather on the 'main' page, and another to show me my emails, and... I could go on, but it's really no different than WP. And yes, I can resize Widgets, Icons, and the Icon Grid as I chose, I am not locked into the standard 4x4.
Originally Posted by Dronac
I actually thought WP7 was pretty good. I played around with a Nokia Lumina 900 once and it's a great phone. If your a Windows user and buy into the Microsoft ecosystem, it seems like it would be a good competitor to the Apple ecosystem (I love integrated ecosystems). I wouldn't use one myself though, since I don't like Windows 8, Live mail, ect.
Still though, it seems simple to use and has a good looking UI. I'm really hoping WP8 can catch some of the market and not fail, or Google launches an Android desktop OS/ Nexus laptop line to round off their Android ecosystem.
Android has one too, it's called Google. Your phone is, if you like, bound to Chrome, Gmail, Youtube, Picasa, Google+, Google Drive, and all the other Google stuff. The difference is Android's is cross-platform, even to Linux.
I don't need Windows, or Mac, to play nice with my phone (looking at you iTunes). All I need is an Email address, and all my contact data, be it Gmail, Google+, or phone Contacts are all synced. I can send web pages I have open from Chrome to Android, or even between multiple computers. Heck, I'm pretty sure I can install Apps on my phone from Chrome. (EDIT: yup, just installed Solitaire on my phone via my computer. Probably works from any browser as long as you're logged into the Play store). And this is just standard features stuff.
So ya, integrated systems are cool. Thankfully all 3 'major'** vendors (Apple, Microsoft, Android) offer them, so there is choice to go around.** (Blackberry may be bigger than MS, but come on, when was the last time you heard someone even talking about a blackberry, let alone bragging.)